It's time to get to know another one of our wonderful WikiTreers. This week's member is Christine Preston.
Christine became a Wiki Genealogist in February of 2016. She is one of our Cemeterists and a Team Leader in the 1776 Project. She also enjoys participating in the US Civil War project.
What are some of the surnames you are researching?
Pierson/Pearson (Triplets), Preston, Wilcox, Campbell (Pine Creek Line/Argyll), McKee, Wurster, Smith, Burson, Brashears, Ager, Schneider (Saarland, Germany)
What are some of the locations you are researching?
Scotland, Pennsylvania, Ireland, Germany, Prussia
When and how did you get interested in genealogy and family history?
Since I was in college.
Who's your favorite ancestor and why?
My Oma, she was a Schneider. My Oma was a soup maiden in Germany during World War II. I have seen a photo of her with her soldiers and they loved her like a mother. It makes her and them real. I look just like her as do all of the girls in my family.
Tell us about a brick wall you hope to bust through.
Ager family. We have found my great grandfather's real father but I still have no idea exactly where his family was from on his mother’s side.
If you could pick one person in history to be related to, who would it be and why?
Rhianon Gelsomino. She is an Australian who is a female Co-Driver in American League Rally Racing with Travis Pastrana. Her husband is her competitor, and they love each other and playfully compete while still teaching co-driver classes.
What are some of your interests outside of genealogy?
I restore tombstones in my county. I write a blog about the local veterans in the county as well. Outside of this I spend time with my children and love playing video games with my husband. I enjoy Rally Racing and cars with my friends.
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