It's time to meet another one of our Wonderful WikiTreers. This week's member is Gene Ellison.
Gene has been a Wiki Genealogist since May of 2017. He is a great contributor to profiles of enslaved persons and also coordinates the Ellison Name Study.
What are some of the surnames you are researching?
What are some of the locations you are researching?
Georgia - Banks, Fulton, Richmond, Muskogee, Douglas, and Harris Counties
South Carolina - Sumter, and Newberry Counties
When and how did you get interested in genealogy and family history?
Who's your favorite ancestor and why?
Tell us about a brick wall you were able to break down or one you hope to bust through.
The 1850s brick wall for the Ellison surname is one I am trying to crack… Some of my relatives who were well documented appear to be the linchpin to that wall, however since their parents were not incorporated into the flow of the times other than enslavement the connections are hard to form the tools to break down that wall…
If you could pick one person in history to be related to, who would it be and why?
What are some of your interests outside of genealogy?
How long have you been on WikiTree and what do you spend the most time doing?
What brought you to WikiTree?
What is your favorite thing about WikiTree?
If you could improve one thing about WikiTree, what would it be?
What is an example of how WikiTree has helped you with your genealogy or how you’ve helped genealogy with WikiTree?
Any tips for someone just starting out on WikiTree?