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WikiTree profile: Laura Bozzay
closed with the note: Event is over
asked in The Tree House by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (443k points)
closed by Laura Bozzay

Hi Roberta, Is your GEDCOM on your computer/software or at another paid genealogy website? How large is your GEDCOM? I looked at your contributions and did not see that you had uploaded a Gedcom for Gedcompare. Uploaded GEDCOM's are removed (after 30 days I think) if you did not work on or use it after a period of time. On 17 Dec. 2017 I posted a comment on your profile in answer to your GEDCOM questions. You can click one of the two GEDCOM Mentors names to send them a personal message asking for help with your GEDCOM. Also, links to the Help page for GEDCOM's and GEDCOMpare are in the comment I posted on your profile.

Laura, Thanks and:

I'm not finding your message sent to me today in my email that I sent you.

I will check my gedcom to discover how many people I have, but 100K is impossible, I think.

I'll follow your advice to do it by hand if I must (arghhhhh!). How did your collaborators show themselves to you? They must be miracle workers. Bless them.

David, hi and thanks for thinking about this too.

My Balkans Gedcom: I have it on my computer and it's been there a long time, since summer of 2014. After that I was immersed in originating the Jewish Roots Project.

In my excel file, it's HUGE: 12415 LINES, I shudder to think of it.

I see from Laura's information, it's possib;e to work on one line and others later. That would take a lifetime for me with my non-tech and varifiably old brain. 

Is it possible to select out the English and Scottish names and keep at first only the Jewish names, and later add the German names? That would obscure the possible connections between the two of course.  I'll recheck my profile page--the holidays interfered probably.

I'm so grateful for your seasoned awarenesses and assistance, David, just as I am for Laura's. I'd rather be the one helping others, but I started this search too late in my life, and technology wasn't on my side when I started to be curious about it.

--So gratefully, Roberta

 

Hi back Roberta, Not sure that an Excell file (even if it is a copy of your family tree) can be uploaded as a GEDCOM to WikiTree. Usually, a GEDCOM is saved in a software program made for genealogy or at a paid genealogy website. It would be best if you contacted one of the GEDCOM Mentors I listed on your profile and ask them for help on this. Back before the GEDCOM/GEDCOMPare process changed I like Laura chose to enter my family/ancestors one by one manually.
Hi Roberta,  the file I sent you is smaller.  Just one of the surnames.  not 100k names although I have done that... but it is too big to email.

Collaborators seem to find me in several ways and either send me a private message here on WikiTree or post something in G2G or because I admin several lists for rootsweb (when it is working) they contact me on those or the boards I admin.  Then I also am a co-moderator on one Yahoo Genealogy Group and admin for several others so they can find me there too.  Plus I have had an article about Contextual Genealogy published in several genealogical magazines some in English and some in French.  Plus I have permissioned it for a genealogy blog so people can find me there.  Lastly via DNA results.  So I am pretty easy to find actually.
Some of the newer gedcom programs let you upload data from Excel but that is not what I have my spreadsheets set up for.  They are set up to do analysis on the entries to find duplicates, to find improbable dates... doing things kind of like what we do as Data Doctors here.  I have been doing this for 20 years.  Because my glass maker family can have 3 versions or more a one person's name I did this so I could look at everyone who shared a birth date initially.   Then I could see Hans Walter, Johann Walter and Jean Walter along with Jean Georges dit Chambre Walter and Georges Walter who all shared the same wife and same birthdate...  they just had variations of the same name...

Well the weekend is winding down.  It is now Monday on the East Coast.

Here in the Midwest midnight is about 25 minutes away.

Be safe on roads tomorrow for all those driving in areas with weather issues.

Thanks for joining us on the Weekend Chat!

Thank you, Laura, for hosting! It has been fun and close to time for some ZZZZzzzz's. Have a great week my friend.

I still have lots of work to do...  Hope to be in dreamland in next 2 hours.  

The chat is always fun!
Thank you very much for this information, I will use the new tools. Thanks Glen

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I have a question that doesn't really need it's own thread in the greater g2g forum as it has nothing to do with Wikitree at all. I have a tree on Familysearch and that's probably my first mistake. I have issues with them. I watch several profiles I made and such.

I checked out the profiles this morning and this guy disconnected a couple from their daughter for the second time. He did so once before and I had to reconnect Mary Clovis Paris to her parents Pierre and I forget the wife's name right now. They're on wikitree.

I reconnected them and sent the guy a private message saying why they were related. They're in the Quebec registers and all that. Never got a reply back. Fast forward to this morning and the guy did it again. I'm like "What is your deal?"

I sent him a message. Still polite even though I was kinda annoyed. Reconnected the profiles. Again. I then sent  a message to the admins of FS as I was having an issue with this jerk. The ball is in their court. The trees here and on geni have the right parents and that's good enough. Am thinking of swearing off FS and just use it for research. The site annoys me. There's like no profile managers or any help whatsoever. It's like the Wild West of genealogy sites. Only no saloons. Because God knows it's enough to drive a man to drink.

And yes I was polite in my messages to him. Think I made the right choice? I mean the evidence was right there dancing in front of his face! I did everything short of linking him to wikitree. The parents are well established and well known.

Side note: It's kinda cool to have someone with the last name Paris in the tree. Tom Paris on Voyager was one of my favorite characters on that show. Be nice to find a Picard...
answered by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (150k points)
selected by Linda Barnett
Chris that could make someone even me go crazy and scream. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
It is crazy! I'm like "Dude!" One thing I am not sure of is maybe he doesn't speak English. Then again his edits are in English and he just chooses to be a jerk. Whatever. I reported him. That's it, then.
I don't trust most of the trees at family search unless they point to actual records.  I find so many mistakes in my lines posted there.
Same here. I thought I'd made a tree there so I could have all the sources in one spot. It seemed logical at the time. I kept building it up and then I found errors that did not match stuff found here and on Geni.

For example, I found this one branch that was duplicated to another branch but the kids were different. It made it look like the guy was married to his sister.  I fixed that mess.  

Of the few users of that site I talked to, a couple are annoyed that the tree is a mess. A huge mess. The new policy of people needing to log in to see records makes sense a little. But, they have MUCH bigger problems.
I came across a tree for my ancestors from the 1700s that had two men married to each other because obviously the person thought Jean was a female as in English it is a female name but in French it is male and means John.  They married to brothers.... talk about a mess!  Sigh...
Heh. That reminds me of the time I found one of my ancestors who had the wrong gender assigned to them. I did a little 1700s gender reassignment surgery.
I've had that difficulty with FS too, Chris. They'll take information and then add people who should be known to me and other family but they aren't.

I use it only for research. I do like some of the screen formats, such as the compare format.
Haven't had that issue. Just people putting the same couple on two sections of a tree. Sometimes as father and son and makes for gloriously fun times editing. Oops. Broke the sarcasm detector again. Keep forgetting to set it to "New Englander"
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Tips

At the top of most WikiTree pages you will see several menu choices.  These are two of them and there are some really good links under them.   Check what is under the various links because new links get added all of the time.  For example did you know there is a quick link under your WikTree-ID to both the Open Profile Request and Unresponsive PM form?   These links make doing things faster for you.  Some links are in more than one location.  Let’s explore the first 2 links this week.

My WikiTree  this is where you go to:

  1.  access your Watchlist,
  2.  run your Suggestions Report, this one runs just for those on your watchlist.
  3. modify settings,
  4. see  the anniversaries / birthdays of people on your Watchlist,
  5.  see the badges you have earned and to see how many contributions you have made so far this month to earn a milestone badge,
  6. see all of the contributions you have ever made,
  7. work with DNA confirmation,
  8.  see an activity feed specific to your family,
  9.  access your tree and tools for running various kinds of tree reports,
  10.  access the G2G feed specific to you based on your follow tags,
  11.  upload and compare GEDCOMs,
  12. see all the images pertinent to your Watchlist,
  13. quickly navigate to your home page,
  14.  quickly navigate to your profile page, 
  15.  see pending and completed requests for the trusted list,
  16. view information about the first 8 generations of your family surnames,
  17. see all the Thank Yous you have received,
  18.  see surnames you have tagged and any activity on them in WikiTree under the WikiTree  Genealogy Feed,
  19. log out.

Your WikiTree ID this is where you go to:

  1. quickly access various tree reports like the compact tree, the dynamic  tree, to print a copy of your tree, to access Family Tree and Tools,  family group sheet, family list,
  2.  see an index of all profiles with you surname,
  3. see your G2G profile,
  4. see your descendants,
  5. see or edit your profile, 
  6. connect on social media using cousin bait,
  7. review global connections where you can see how you connect to various other WikiTree profiles including  through  marriages,
  8. review relationships where you can check your blood relationship to other profiles,
  9. set up a list of the DNA tests you have taken and see how the DNA walks your tree,
  10. search for matches within WikiTree and access merging tools,
  11. quickly set up how your name displays,
  12. see orphaned profiles that match surnames on your watchlist and adopt them,
  13. quickly access the Open Profile Request Form,  or the Unresponsive PM form
  14. set privacy levels,
  15. research various WikiTree IDs on other genealogical sites including those listed here  https://rootssearch.io/search/settings,  
  16. share your tree on Facebook,
  17. run your suggestions report, this one is for those on your watchlist and those that touch you via connections to those on your watchlist that may be PM’d by others.  
answered by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (443k points)
Thank you, Laura, for this tip! I find that many (especially the newer) WikiTree members that have not found the drop-down menus at the right top of their profile.
Actually, I went over 4 years without realizing what the heck G2G was. You have to admit there is no description.
It means Genealogist to Genealogist.  It is known as the G2G forum. You can access it form under the Help menu icon.
Great tips Laura. Thanks!!
Ditto to what everyone said about the tips Laura they are great.  Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
And ... on the WikiTree ID menu is an entry Research, which will launch the RootsSearch page. Very handy for finding sources.

Kay can you expand a little on how to use it?  I noticed you can enable and disable some of the sites and that there are 6 that showed up on my page and a link to show more.  I did post the url to see all the sites in the tips  it is https://rootssearch.io/search/settings   But if you have used this successfully please share what you did and how it works.  

Thanks for the information Laura...
The Research menu is the same as the Research button on an open profile, which appears in the public view.

Click the Research menu to open the RootsSearch window. Fill in your WikiTree username/password, if requested (it will persist for a while). The search form is prefilled with data from the profile. Click on the site you want to search. For FamilySearch you might get a “what do you want to search for” prompt - if so just close the FamilySearch window and click FamilySearch again.

To find more results, start removing search criteria (e.g., death date/place) and search again. Maybe narrow the search by location. Repeat. For women after searching LNAB, change to married name and search again.

I usually just change the criteria in the site window (e.g., FamilySearch). You can also change criteria in the RootsSearch window. You might be surprised how many matches you find for Unknown in records.
Thanks Kay that is most helpful!
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This week’s puzzle focuses on the Data Doctor Project!

This project is intended to improve data in the WikiTree database.  The mission of this project is to help WikiTree members create more accurate profiles which equates to better overall genealogy. Good genealogy is based on sources, so all changes should be sourced.                                                       

It is a subproject of Project: Profile Improvement.

1. How often is the Data Doctor Report Run? 

  1. Monthly
  2. Daily
  3. Weekly

2.  Data Doctors work from suggestions that look at discrepancies

  1. In dates
  2. Between WikiTree and Find a Grave
  3. In location names used in different time periods
  4. Between WikiTree and LDS
  5. A, B, and C
  6. A, B, C and D
  7. A, C, and D
  8. All of the Above

  3.  Data Doctors also look for missing parts of a profile like

  1. Missing sources
  2. Missing birth date or death date
  3. Empty or almost empty biographies
  4. All of the above

 4. Unique names are something data doctors look at to determine if they are incorrect or correct. 

  1. True
  2. False

5. Data Doctors want your help in reviewing profiles that need a lot of work

  1. True
  2. False

6. Some suggestions are do not need to be fixed and are marked as false errors

  1. True
  2. False

7.  Data Doctors follow a Code of Conduct that includes:

a.      DO NOT remove information from a profile. In most cases, information is simply moved to the correct field or to the biography.

b.      If you do make changes such as changing an unknown birth location to a known place, make sure to add the source to the biography that validates the change.

c.      On open profiles, you do not need to contact the profile managers for every error correction. The change log (under each profile’s “Changes” tab) will show every change that has been made. The exception to this is if you plan to make a major change based on primary sources. Then, it is a courtesy to contact the profile manager through a private message before making any changes.

d.      All of the above

8.  Data Doctors want each of you to run your own suggestions report and ask for help in G2G if you need it.

  1. True
  2. False

9. The Clean A Thon cleared:

  1. Over 10,000 issues
  2. Over    5,000 issues
  3. Over    50,000 issues
  4. Over   80,000 issues

10. Weekly challenges focusing on one specific type of suggestion are run weekly. 

  1. True
  2. False

11. Some suggestions check for duplicate profiles

  1. True
  2. False

 12. Some suggestions are location specific

  1. True
  2. False

 13.  Some suggestions look for things that do not follow style guidelines

  1. True
  2. False

 14.  As of December 31, 2017 there were:

  1.     432,921 Suggestions
  2. 1,432,921 Suggestions
  3. 2,432,921 Suggestions
  4. 3, 432,921 Suggestions

15.   The largest number of suggestions are for:

  1. Unique Names
  2. USA too early in birth location
  3. Wrong or missing gender
  4.  Empty Profile

There is a docx and pdf version in dropbox at 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rqo8mt2eobujwgd/AAAzB3IGNHqNKXBfdE985NBZa?dl=0

answered by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (443k points)
Thanks, Laura, great info on the Data Doctor Project.
You forgot to mention the sheet. :P

http://tinyurl.com/Doctorsheet spreadsheet
http://prntscr.com/hk72jy instructions
Sorry because it is something I can't use I am not as familiar with to make a question about it.   Feel free to add one!
Ditto to what everyone said Laura about the puzzle about the Data Doctor Project. It is a very great one. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
Laura, you are more than welcome to use it. Anyone can. If you use the suggestions report, do unsourced profiles, participate in the Data Doctor's challenge, or even if you would love to add interesting and neat ideas or helpful links. It is all there as well as a live chat.
Steven you might remember my IT group blocks the use of chats attached to Excel or other software not going through a browser like this one due to security concerns.  I cannot use the spreadsheet because of the enabled chat feature it is blocked by my security system.
This is great information, it helps provide more information about the Data Doctor Project. Thanks Laura
It is a really great group of people who sincerely want to help make WikiTree healthier and stronger.  If you have never looked at your suggestions report, take a moment today and run it.  If you have a large number and find it daunting you can ask for help on G2G.  There are a lot of data doctors who are happy to help you and give you pointers about how to fix some of the suggestions.  

For example, I will open up a Word document and put things that I know I will be using a lot like the names of the US colonies before 1776 so if you used USA on say 20 profiles before 1776 you can copy and paste in the correct name of the colony and clear up 20 profiles rather quickly.  

If your suggestions are about coding like a reference tag and that is a foreign language to you, post it in G2G and data doctors will give you a direction like see this  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:DBE_863

It can be very satisfying cleaning up typos, fixing location names, and of course adding sources!
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Hello everyone, It's a cold 16 degrees here in Kentucky and I have to go out to the doctor today, Brrrrrrr

Stay warm wikitreers if it is cold where you are.
answered by Dallace Moore G2G6 Mach 2 (28.9k points)
Drive carefully!  Watch out for black ice that invisible culprit!
It has been cold and freezing all week in our beautiful Mountains of West Virginia.  My new year's started off with the well water being frozen to my home.  Thank God for my son who was smart enough to put a small propane heater in the well house.  Within two hours the water came again to my two houses which the well supplies.  God has provided again by blessing me with what was needed.
I forgot to also mention that because of the freezing cold in West Virginia our schools have been closed for two weeks now. I am happy that they have thought of our children including our teachers being out in the cold.
Wow Andrea that is living at a survival level!  Stay safe and warm!
HaHaaaa:  About 25 years ago before my husband passed away we were in a bad snow storm with electricity being out for over two weeks.  We lost our food and trying to keep warm with a propane heater.  We were camping that is for sure.

Then about three years ago in the summertime our electricity was out for over three weeks.  Just think of the poor people and pray for them that is still out of electricity after the hurricanes still yet.
Thank you, DJ, for stopping by the Weekend Chat! Be careful out there especially if there are ice and snow on the road on your way to the doctors.
It been in the 20 and 10 here in Loudon, Tennessee but we haven't had any snow here yet but they are saying that Knoxville, Tennessee on Sunday and Monday they are suppose to have snow. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat. Ditto to what everyone saying about being careful.
Stay warm. Just reading this is making me shiver.
Well, we just got out of a cold snap that was getting down to negative double digits at night. It had to warm up for the snow storm. Now it is due to slide back below zero again.

The kids got thursday and friday off because of the storm. Kids today have it so easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LQWFDo604o When I was your age.
Thank you David. We have been fortunate in the ice and snow department so far we haven't gotten any. But we are suppose to get freezing rain Sunday. It is suppose to get below freezing tonight, it is already 1.
-4 here now, only going up to 3.

up to -3 F. at 10:50 a.m.
Right now we are dry here in the St Louis MO area but tomorrow we are expecting ice and snow depending on which weather report you look at.  Some are saying no accumulation and some are saying because the ground so cold even though the air temp is above freezing tomorrow it will create ice.  We are surrounded by 3 rivers (Mississippi, Missouri, and Meramec) and often weather jumps over the area.  So fingers crossed this jumps...  Our favorite saying is...  If you don't like the weather in St Louis, wait a minute....
Hello fellow Kentuckian. 11 degrees fahrenheit here, says it feels like 3. Low temp tonight of -2. Good time to do research! Stay warm...
47.2C Penrith Australia hottest place on the planet yesterday.
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Weather in the US and Canada are the big news right now with flights being cancelled all over the place.  Some of our members are snowed in, some might be stranded at airports, while members in the Southern Hemisphere are in the hot season of summer.  No matter where you are, take a break from the weather and join the chat!  So what are you up to and how are you handling what Mother Nature has handed to you?
answered by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (443k points)
Laura, weather is in the news in New Zealand too. We've just had a tropical summer storm with high winds and flooding. Where I live, we were just pleased with the rain.
Glad you got some rain but feel for anyone dealing with flooding.  We have had our share in the area.  We are on high ground so not an issue for us but many in our community have been affected in the past several years.  We have sandbagging down to a fine art...  Take a ladder and put it across 2 saw horses.  Get one of those street cones and cut to tip off.  Drop into the open slats in the ladder to make a funnel.  Shovel and fill sandbags.  Have younger kids place the empty ones under the cone, teens can help shovel.  With a team of 2 adults and 8 kids we did over 500 sandbags in an hour.  The kids really wanted to help save their town.  It was a good experience for all and showed them that they can make a difference no matter their age.
This past week we had night temps in the teens and daytime temps in the upper 20's. Now a warming trend with low around 30% and high around upper 50's. Change of scattered showers this Sat. late and into Sunday morning.

I got a scare Thursday concerning my car. With the extreme cold temperatures for the south, I kept warming up my 2002 Mazda about every 6 hours but then noticed water dripping out underneath. I thought I busted a hose but found out they were ok, just the exhaust pipe allowing water to drain from being condensed.  

As President Trump tweeted, we need some of that global warming they were trying to get the USA to pay to stop. Evidently we already overpayed. BRRRRrrrrrrrrrr.
My sister in Rotorua (NZ) had a tree in her front yard get cracked in half due to the high winds. She took a photo for FB.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156260835856833&set=a.10150240509581833.352170.752276832&type=3&theater

Her stepson and his wife and young children were without power at the time we had our chat and they live in the Thames area.

I was also told that Tamaki Drive in Auckland was flooded in places. I still remember driving along Tamaki Drive....
Sounds like a good time for people to stay in and join us here on the chat!
You are right Laura. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
We got the edge of what our newscasts called a winter hurricane. We got about 12” of snow and steady 40mph winds. Our highs are in the 20s, lows near 10. This has paralyzed the area, which doesn’t usually get this much snow, and snow removal depends on warmer temperatures and sunshine to melt it. We spent some time shoveling today. I really should be used to this, growing up and living in Central NY with an average of 225”, but have lived further south too long.
I'm in Central Virginia, Richmond area.   It must have been close to 0 in my yard - but weatherman says it didn't get that low.    We have a frozen pipe. That's not good but tells you how cold it is.  We had snow Thursday and it is solidly frozen.
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Today is .... 

From the wheel to smartphones, technology has been changing the world. January 6 is the day to recognize those achievements and to look to the future of technology.

Imagine the world without technology.  In our daily lives, we can’t take a step without coming into contact with a form of it. The world is abuzz with technology.

Outside of the healthcare sector, tech jobs are one of the strongest and fastest growing divisions.  And let’s face it, technology is at the center of most jobs these days.  From agriculture, healthcare and fitness to entertainment, food service and security we use technology to keep us organized, connected, healthy and safe.

HISTORY

StoAmigo, a technology-based company headquartered out of Las Vegas, founded National Technology Day. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Technology Day in 2016.

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-technology-day-january-6/

 

So my question to you is.... "How has modern technology assisted you in doing genealogy in a unique way"... and "What devices are your favorite"????

answered by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
I use Microsoft Excel to do deep dive tree analysis I can sort and filter and find duplicates that would be hard to find like a Jean for a Johann or Hans.

I use it all the time to find people.  It is far faster than searching through a gedcom with hundreds of the same names over centuries.  The ability to query in 3 fields at a time is a huge time saver.  

Not to mention the software available for Gedcoms...  

And the internet for researching...
Thank you, Dorothy!
The whole entire Internet has assisted me because if it weren't for the Internet, and people or genalogical groups putting their stuff online, I would not have half the details I have been able to find on both mine and my husbands lines!!

I really cannot just narrow anything down to one thing - it's everything - but mostly the freedom of the internet!!
Now I can relate to that Robynne. Before the internet, I had no communication with my cousins because of loosing their addresses and phone numbers when I came back from German. It was such a help to first find them on Facebook, and then to start talking on the phone which led to a family bible being sent to me that belonged to my father. That lead to finding his parents and other relatives. Not to mention reuniting and reminiscing with my cousins about our family visits during the summer months back in the 60's.
It is amazing how we can now research ancestors from all over the world while sitting in our lounge rooms. We are truly spoilt compared to researchers even 30 or 40 years ago, who had to write letters to far-flung archives and wait sometimes for months for response. I still like my laptop for doing genealogy, although if I don't have to do a lot of typing, or moving around screens, my tablet is really convenient. I love the way so many records are now digitized.
Ditto to what everyone said about the internet and I think digital camera also. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
oh I need to do this! I love excel - but have downloaded the open office instead as it is free and I have to get used to it as it is a little bit different - I have lots of my french people that have the same name - how many Maries can be in one tree!!!  This could help me a lot straightening out those folks - will have to get some tips from you!
I export an rft copy of a gedcom, copy and paste it into excel.
Add columns like surname sorting where I settle on one version of the many ways of doing a surname.  This allows me to sort by first name within a static surname no matter what version was used on an official  document.  I add a column for birth year, marriage year, and death year.  This allows quick searching within centuries.  
I add a column for mother's maiden name and spouse surname.  If you want to see an example shoot me your email address in a private message and I will send you samples of what I have done.

Laura, I'm thinking now it's ok for me to have HOPE.  I've scanned my contents and don't show your rft of Gedcom in my files. Would you please send me one. I'll count your columns and rows, which I think is n necessary. this is the first time In over a year that I've made time to work on this, a major project in finding more than one family of my father's living relatives and their ancestors.

Roberta I just resent the email with 4 attachments and my home phone number to your personal email.  Let me know if you do not get them.  Check your spam filter just to be sure...
I think I asked you before how you set this up Laura - can not find it but I know you had some tips - I have to go to work soon but may get this started soon as I really need to stay organised and find that my books and binders and files are a pain to wade through when I need to check stuff - an excell file would be nifty as heck once I set it up
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Music music music

I luv these guys

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgo_wNeBypA

answered by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (359k points)
Eddie I think we need some warm music!  Cold as Ice... shiver....
Thanks, Eddie!
Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
Eddie, always love the music.
Eddie, Always look forward to seeing what music you have for us each weekend.
+12 votes

HAHAHAHA We're doooooomed. We're all doomed!

Movie Movie Movie

part 1 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IdKSw5tGXcA

part 2 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nbg2FINEmM

answered by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (359k points)
You ever see the Roger Corman Fantastic Four? Re: The only decent FF movie aside from Incredibles.
Have not seen it yet. Is it online? I am currently putting my DVD budget allowance into collecting Bette Davis and Joan Crawford movies.
KOOOOL I'll watch it tomorrow.

Part of the course work for my Fine Arts degree was Cinema and we did three semesters on Roger Corman. He is considered to be a true artist in cinema crafting. His movies ALWAYS made a profit and at times, his cheapies outgrossed "quality" films being shown in theaters at the same time. And he's highly respected by many in the cinema world. He gave a first job and mentorship to such greats as Francis Ford Coppola and the legendary Jack Nicholson among many. He was Vincent Price's favorite producer/director.

I worship his shadow
As long as you don't like Josh Trank and Fant4stic, we're cool. We will always be cool. THAT version of Fantastic Four was reprehensible. The Tim Story Fantastic Four movies, while bad, at least tried to get the Fantastic Four down. They came close. And hey they gave us Chris Evans who later became Cap.

And Michael B Jordan joined the cast of Black Panther after being in Fant4suck. There's something about the MCU bringing in former Human Torches....

At least Marvel Studios is getting the rights to the FF and X-Men back. The thing that was wrong about Fant4stic is that you can't make a "body horror" movie out of a team whose whole gimmick is family and space exploration. The comic is basically Doctor Who.

But, yeah. Roger Corman's '90s FF was never released. It's okay. Not the best. But, at least it's better than Fant4stic. THAT movie is atrocious.
Atrocious to the max extreme were those STAR TREK movies starring Chris Pine.
Yeah...They don't feel like Star Trek to me. Especially "Into Darkness".
Eddie, Vincent Price was from my home town.  His father was the treasurer of a candy company my ancestors owned.  His name was also Vincent.  

Food unites us all!
Yeah, it does. Just had dinner....XD
I just ate butternut squash soup with oven toast and blue cheese
+12 votes
Just came in from taking care of the 'rents driveway. It's cold. But, not too bad. Yesterday was crazy. Some people were actually out there driving in the storm. Weirdos, man.

This week I added more of my dad's side to the tree here. I may add all the siblings of my great grandparents. I did find some sad stories on the Legault side, though. I wasn't sure of who belonged to who so I checked the censuses. The Legaults had 11 kids. Maybe a 12th. I'm not sure..

 It all started when I finally tracked down Lucie Cadron's year of death and place which is Haverhill. Someone on Familysearch put her death down as 1912.  That's why I had it here and other places. It turns out that after Anthony Legault died, she was widowed in the 1910 census. Then she had a marriage with some guy whose name was either Napoleon according to the marriage record or Paul Lahaye. She died in the '30s.

I went with Paul Lahaye on the profile here because he was in the 1920 census married to Lucie (Lucy) I found that a daughter named Blanche from her marriage to Anthony Legault was in the census and living in their house. 1930 Census she had been married to a guy with the last name Yerxa.

The other night my mom told me a little about Blanche from what she remembered growing up. She passed away in the '60s. So it looks like the Legaults had 10 kids. But, there's one kid I am not too sure about.

FS gives me a hint about a Phillip Legault and a marriage that mentions him and his parents. Not sure if it's the right person. His birthday is in 1885. I checked the 1880 census and he isn't there with his parents.

Here's where things take a turn to crazy town. The first census he appears in, he's in the 1900 census as a 15/16 yr old inmate in this place in New York, FAAAAAAR from the family. It says he was born in Mass. I dunno if this is the same guy. The place was apparently called the State Industrial School in Rochester City, Monroe, New York.

He was an inmate there. I dunno if this is the guy I am looking for. But he next shows up getting married in Haverhill and that's the last of it.

I asked one of my mom's cousins if she knows anything because my mom doesn't. This is just wild. Probably a little frustrating. I dunno if this Phil guy is one of the Legault kids.

As it is, these are Anthony and Lucie's kids as per the censuses and my mom's recollection since they were quite old when my mom was a kid.

Lucy (1874-1952)
Melvina (1876-1964)
Delphine (1878-1952)
Mary (1886-1936)
Emma (1888-1896)<-This story is very sad. She died when she was like 7 from a disease that's curable today.
Mary Rose (1890-
Henrietta Frances (1892-1973) My great grand
Clara (1894-1961)
Matilda (1896-1964)
Blanche (1899-1983)
Oliver (1901-) Anthony died not long after Oliver was born. That's also very sad.

This is all compiled from censuses since the girls would be in and out of the houses after getting married. I thought Blanche was missing in the 1920 Census. I was wondering about that. But, she was in the census with her mom's second husband. By 1930 she was with the other guy. Oliver had grown up by that point. I found almost everyone's birth records.

My mom has a TON of cousins. Some cousins she doesn't even know. I talk to a couple of them on a regular basis via Facebook. You need a flowchart to get them all. Or a family tree. My grandfather is one of five. My grandmother is one of six kids. The Legaults are on her side and the cousins I talk to are the daughters of her siblings. In one case a granddaughter. Her name's Lisa.

She agrees. The Felker and Hamel clans need name tags and flowcharts. I guess that's where I come in. =D I asked her to ask her mom about the twisty turny kid. See if there's anything to to that. Because hey why not have 12 kids, right?

What's even weirder is that the birth certs and other documents keep spelling her maiden name as: Cadran, Cadron, Cadrin, Cadrant etc. So confusing. But, hey. One mystery about her solved at least. =D

Then we come to this lady:

 https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Blake-2132

I completed a merge with her last night and I went to see if I could find sources. Nope. None to be found. We know she existed as she's mentioned in her husband's umm....criminal record. Maybe she didn't want to be found after her husband did those things. Just be like "I don't want any part of this guy!" Wouldn't blame her.

Hope everything is good. Am working on writing and comic stuff. Starting a new story line in space. Eddie might like this one. =)
answered by Chris Ferraiolo G2G6 Pilot (150k points)
My heroes have always been cowboys. (Except John Wayne - don't like him)
You might like Jonah Hex comics. He's an old west character. As is Two-Gun Kid. That guy was made an honorary Avenger when the team was sent back to the Old West.

My heroes are inspired by the comics I grew up reading and the science fiction shows and movies I watched growing up. Stuff like Star Trek (From TOS to Voyager), Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and comics from Marvel inspired me to make colorful characters. It's been a while since I did a space epic. Last few comic storylines involved magic and a character being haunted by a centuries old witch.

Comics are weird, yo.
Actors/real life cowboys/good guys, no scandals

Brad Johnson married 31 years

Ben Johnson married 53 years

Sam Elliott married 33 years
I think sometimes comics get a bad rap.  If they get a child to read at all that is better than not reading.  Most of the topics take a lot of imagination and that is a great thing to develop.
Oh. Those guys? Yeah, you'd better include the Dude. *shakes fist*

Then there's Jack "Chew the scenery" Palance. =)
If you mean John Wayne, he was a coward and an adulterer. He was not a real cowboy and he was not a hero.

I liked Jack Palance but he wasn't a cowboy.
I didn't like John Wayne so don't worry.

Jack wasn't a cowboy? Huh. Didn't know that.

Jack did a couple western movies but he was first generation American. His parents were immigrants.

Brad, Ben, and Sam were real life rodeo riders and all three are in the hall of fame. Sam still has a close association with the Calgary rodeo. Brad owns a working ranch in Texas and still makes rodeo appearances doing some of the tamer stuff like cutting horse riding.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X4yU-zQvavI

Cool. I didn't know that about everyone. Though, I'm sure Sam regrets appearing in Ghost Rider. I wonder if he'd show up now that Ghost Rider is in the MCU.
I'll have to check that out. You can also get free comics at Comixology:

https://www.comixology.com/

Some you have to pay for, but, there are some comics both old and new over there. I want a decent copy of Marvel Comics #1 from 1939. I reviewed the comic once and the scans were kinda meh. I made do, though. Captain America #1 though has been reprinted a lot and found awesome scans for my review of that comic.

Good Golden Age comic scans are tough to come by. You can find them online or in trades/reprints. Good stuff in Archive.org. Comixology has some great ones, too. Every once in a while they'll have a sale and there are free comics. And ya some include Westerns. =)
Oh and I made a thread about the Legault kid:

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/534141/a-twelfth-legault-child
Eddie wins. He can find anything. I even asked him to find me a mint condition copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 signed by Stan Lee. He did! Now he has to find me the money to pay for it. =)

If you won't sell an organ, you could try an escort service and provide for the needs of a wealthy cougar? Or just be a gigolo.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YD0X5Qu0vtw

LOL! Well, it'd sure beat filming a dead body and putting it on YouTube.
Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
Huh. Why is this the best answer? It's me bantering with Eddie. Eh, whatever.
What Chris has accomplished on WikiTree. Yes all he has done that he has listed. Good job.
Haha. Sure. =)
In the chat we can award multiple best answers.  So sometimes something you post just makes someone laugh who needed a laugh or hits on something that means a lot to that person.  So you might get a best answer for something on the chat that you would not get in a regular thread.
I understand. =D Just was curious is all. It's funny, though. Eddie and I are just talking. Being random. It's kind of what we do best, I guess. Though, Eddie was very helpful as he usually is. How does he find these things? And why isn't he a detective?

Then again how do we know he isn't?

Dun dun dunnnnnnn!
I am the X-Treme Kong with powers and abilities far beyond the ken of mere mortals
Mr. King, I'm here to talk to you about the Avengers Initiative.
Eddie you are a hoot no matter what!  You make me laugh and that is good!
Hmm....

Yes, he can make people laugh. But, does he know why kids love Cinnamon toast crunch? =P
The same reason they like Snickerdoodles the combination of cinnamon and sugar.
Most likely. =D I've never actually had a snickerdoodle.
Neat. Thanks!

Chris I found this on Deborah Blake.  Looks like she may have been a twin.  Have you contacted the owner of this site to get her source info?

http://helenesgenes.com/Blake.html

http://www.jeaniesgenealogy.com/2015/  scroll down to James Pemberton

roots web is off line I understand due to either a virus or a hack... but this intro was tantalizing  

Ancestors of Daniel Gage - RootsWeb: Freepages - Ancestry.com 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haruspex/Gage%20Report.htmDeborah Pemberton 22 December 1686 in Malden, Middlesex Co., MA. 13. Deborah Pemberton, born 1668 in Malden, Middlesex Co., MA; died 22 December 1726 in Bradford, Essex Co., MA. She was the daughter of 26. John Pemberton and 27. Deborah Blake. Child of Thomas Kimball and Deborah Pemberton is: 6 i.

First thing's first. Who puts fuschia as a website background?! AHH! My eyes! The goggles do nothing! At least I see her there.

Secondly the second link is a 404.

Great stuff though! My eyes still burn fuschia, though....

Not sure what happened with that second link... go to home on the menu bar on the page that says there is nothing there... then look to the far right hand side and scroll down until you see 2015.  Select that

It should open a page that says 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Percival Levett of York, England; Was he the father of John Leavitt of Hingham, Massachusetts?

Now scroll down until you see  

Sunday, November 15, 2015

James Pemberton (1608-1662) England to Malden, Massachusetts

Fuschia is a color often associated with females.  Perhaps your Y chromosome is missing the ability to filter for fuschia.  I contend the missing part of the X is also where the shopping gene is located!
LOL. I dunno. Was still partially blinded by that. Website could be designed a wee bit better. But, whatever. There are some really bad website designs out there. While that isn't the worst, it's still kinda meh.

Good info, though. =D

I don't mind Fuschia in some places. It works in some video games I've played. It's usually subtle. =D
+16 votes

Spoiler alert: This post is not about genealogy, just weather related issues. 

I don't know about everyone else but those who live in the mid south of the United States got a taste of what it means to be cold  Burrrrrrr. 

Our weather forecast was like this starting on New Years Day, Monday, Jan lst: "The coldest air to reach Middle Tennessee in 20 years has moved into the area. During this period, temperatures in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky will remain in the single digits, while breezy conditions will produce wind chill temperatures ranging from five to 15 degrees below zero. Temperatures will not reach above the freezing point in Middle Tennessee until Wednesday afternoon, ahead of another storm system that could bring a wintry mix to the area on Thursday morning".

 A slow warm up in temperatures is expected as the weekend progresses.   By Sunday, on the edge of precipitation moving into the mid state region, will be a wintry mix, with a broad area of rain.. and even some snow flurries. Then they posted this:

              

With the usual cold weather warnings about pipes freezing and black ice, I found some a list of simple steps to help protect your animals during cold temperatures:

  • Keep pets inside. If animals can't be inside, provide a warm, comfortable place. Face shelter away from wind and provide a flap or door to help keep the animal's body heat inside.
  • Bedding is essential for insulation. It protects the animal from the snow and ice underneath the body and allows the animal to retain heat within the bedding.
  • Cats may sleep under the hoods of cars to stay warm. If you have outdoor cats in your area, check under the hood before starting your car.
  • Keep your pets secure in fencing or use a leash. Pets can lose their sense of smell and direction in the snow and ice, so they can become lost.
  • Wipe off your dog's legs and stomach after being outdoors to remove any ice, salt or chemicals.
  • Outdoor pets need more calories to produce body heat so extra food and water must be provided. Devices are now available to keep water dishes from freezing; if one is not available, fill and replace water frequently.
answered by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Thank you, Dorothy! Great, advise on taking care of our pets.
I agree those are great tips for pets.  But I owned Alaskan Malamutes.

One very cold day there was a knock at the door and two nice police officers were there to remind us of the animal danger alert due to the cold.  Mals are good for about 50 below zero with a full coat.  I told them they were welcome in the house but would not come in.  If they could get them in, I would appreciate it.   One of the officers asked me what kind of dogs we had.  I told him and he said, have a good day, that breed loves this stuff.  And they did!  They had dug tunnels in the snow and were having a ball sliding through them.   They were not allowed out of the yard without one of us and we had only 4 foot fences and they kept falling out of the yard and then standing there howling to be brought back into the yard.  Our neighbors stood there laughing at all the antics and craziness.  We finally got them to come in with cow knuckle bones which they devoured in about 15 minutes.  They were lots of fun but definitely had a mind of their own!  One of them was 135 pounds at full growth and 27' at the shoulder.  My Aunt called him the cow.  I had to have a special collar made because his neck was bigger than the largest available collar of 32"  People used to cross the street when walked them except the children they would coming running with the parents screaming.  The dogs loved children and would lie down and let them climb all over and pull their ears and tails and they did not mind.  My own children learned to walk pulling up on them and walking with them.  No one messed with our house.  We had giants protecting it.
What an awesome story Laura. Thanks for sharing!  It was so nice of the officers though, to check on the dogs!! What a treat for the neighborhood children.
The children all loved the dogs.  We had 3 elderly sisters as neighbors.  They used to come down and get the biggest one, his name was Kodi, and take him to their house if they had workmen coming.  Our neighbors were always borrowing our dogs!  It was really funny.  They would give them Christmas presents like chew bones or biscuit treats.  They were like the neighborhood pets.  They were quite spoiled really.  Yes the police officers in our area were always really nice.  One of our friends used to train the police dogs for the department.  So we knew a number of the K9 unit folks.
Ditto to what everyone said even Dorothy. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
+14 votes
Just returned to Maryland from Shreveport, Louisiana last night.  I was there for the baptism of my new Godson, Michael Newman.  It was a lovely ceremony and a wonderful visit with my nephew and niece.  It was unusually cold there - the water froze in their dog's bowl in their back yard..

Fortunately, there were no problems with my flights to Atlanta, Georgia and from there to Baltimore, Maryland.  Not so fortunate for my nephew and niece, though.  After they dropped me off at the airport in Shreveport they headed to the Dallas airport to fly to California.  I called them when I arrived in Baltimore and they were still stuck in the Dallas airport (with a 6-month old baby and a 7-year old) due to cancellations of flights coming in from the East coast.
answered by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (494k points)

Hope your nephew and niece got home OK. I would have thought it would be harder going from Louisiana to Maryland with all the cold, snow and ice than getting to the west coast.

Star, glad your trip was smooth, but being stuck in an airport with a little one let alone 2 of them is no picnic.  Hope they get things worked out quickly.
Ditto to what everyone said. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
Sounds like it was a really special visit despite the weather and transport hassles! A memory to treasure.
+13 votes
Wow it's Friday again already?? Time sure does fly!!

OK my weekly chat with my mother and sister went well. NZ has had some rather bad storms this past week - high winds, flooding in several places across the North island, trees and power lines coming down.

While we here in Canada are dealing with very low temps - -21 degrees Celcius (-5.8F) with windchills of -28C  (-18.4F)

I have not really done any genealogy lately. But I did start up the 52 Ancestors for 52 weeks Challenge. Details below if anyone else want to join in.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:52_Ancestors_for_52_Weeks_in_2018_Challenge
answered by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (418k points)
Robynne sounds like fun and sounds like something I would like to do if I can do a month in one sitting.   I am in and out so much that it is hard for me to keep up with something on a weekly basis.
Sure you can Laura.

Each week will have a weekly thread that will be posted to the Space Page linked above. All you have to do is to go back and write up a post or make a recording or video or find a picture - whatever fulfils the prompt for the week. You have all year (until the end of Dec)  to do as many as you can for each prompt.

There will be a badge for everyone who manages to post something for all 52 prompts.

Monthly batches are accepted. Just make sure that you  place the posts on the right threads or the links to the posts on the right threads. These can be posted to FB or any other social media as long as we get a link on the correct weekly thread. Or they can be posted to the weekly threads themselves.

I would love for you to join us Laura!!
Ditto to what everyone said. Laura I am doing it. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.

Ok so count me in.  I just signed up on your G2G thread as a comment to your post.  This is what I posted for the first thread whose word was START:

I have several I am going post for Start.  Each one is the Start to one of my branches of my lines..

On my Father's side:

My oldest direct ancestor is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stenger-208 Claus Stenger born about 1425.  I am in contact with many of his direct descendants including my cousins Luc Stenger who is writing a comprehensive book on the Stenger family and Marie-Claire (Stenger) Christophe who both live in France and are officers in a World Heritage Site dedicated to the memory of French glass and crystal makers in Vallerystall.  He is the start of my glass maker line.  

On my Mother's Side:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Otteni-13  Hans George Otteni born before 1656 in Urloffen in what is now Black Forest area of Germany.  His wife is named Ursula but we do not have her maiden name.  

Both of these ancestors were found by collaborating with living cousins.  The power of collaboration has literally added centuries to my tree.

+11 votes
I am here and on time there been no problems here. I have been trying to merge, source, connect and clean up WikiTree. and also trying the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge and Data Doctors weekly challenge.  Welcome to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
answered by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (237k points)
Thanks Linda for doing all those challenges and working so hard to make the tree healthier and stronger!
Thank you, Linda, for all you do at WikiTree!
Thanks Laura and David I appreciate that very much.
Hi Linda, lovely to have your welcoming posts coming up, and you’re definitely tops at selecting best answers. Thanks for your very warm presence on the chat and sounds like you have been absolutely flat chat on WikiTree!
Thank you Gillian I appreciate it very much.
+12 votes
Just dropping in to say hi!..... I don't want to rub it in (but I will!!). It is a beautiful day here - currently 28 degrees celsius with a nice sea breeze. Cicadas in the background. I should try to work out how to send a photo. Might have to post from my ipad. This week I learned how to create a category without using an actual profile to make it ie so you just end up with an empty category that someone else can use.
answered by Gillian Thomas G2G6 Mach 7 (75.5k points)
Great work on learning how to create categories, Gillian. I bet the fishing is great where you are!!
Ditto to what you said David. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
Then it's settled. We're moving to Gillian's house. =D
Oh Gillian, enjoy it while so many of us are freezing!  It actually a little warmer than it was. It is 21F which is only 11 degrees below freezing.

We have our heater running pus a fire in the fireplace.  I am wrapped up in a sweater and a heavy blanket.
+11 votes

Hmmm, do I talk about the confusion the weather here in New Zealand has been experiencing for the last few weeks? Erm nope

Oh I know! How about the connection earlier in the week of George Grenfell and tomorrow Erskine Bronson and his father get connected! Um also found about a dozen duplicate profiles, connected a few singular unlinked profiles. Will be connecting Coky and Mel within the next few days as well

Well, it's now getting on towards 13:30 Saturday afternoon - time for lunch!

answered by Richard Shelley G2G6 Mach 9 (90.5k points)
Thank you, Richard, for connecting profiles!
So have you lost power or been flooded out Richard?
David, that's the fun of it! Scroll through the internet, see an individual which looks interesting, check WikiTree to see whether the person has a profile and then figure out how/where they connect to.

Robynne, no flooding or power loss here although I hear that elsewhere in my region (Wellington) had experienced both
Yes thank you Richard for connecting profiles. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
So what was lunch?   I was babysitting and missed lunch.  But we just finished a dinner of steak and potatoes and mixed vegetables and salad and tonight I used Green Goddess dressing.  Every now and then I get a hankering for it... takes me back to my youth!  Yes I can remember that far back!

Update: Profiles for Coky and Mel have been added, they connect tomorrow, but... found this and interestingly there are already two ancestral relations to their father. Interesting story behind their father to (a Polish Jew deported along with his family to Siberia,,,) If anyone would to tackle connecting his ancestry have fun!

+12 votes
Weather seems to be the topic...cold with snow on the ground, great weather to stay on the warm side of the door and work on genealogy.

I took some snow shoveling breaks to work on research for ggg Aunt descendants...or vice versa.

I did source a few profiles, and did some data doctoring.

Hope everyone has a good weekend and upcoming week.

My husband just started a TV show from PBS - American Experience about the Mayflower settlers...might have to watch this...looks interesting
answered by Kay Sands G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
Oh that PBS show does sound interesting.  Wonder if it will be run again.  I have missed most of everything tonight dealing with a possibly hacked credit card.  I froze it so at least no one can use it but had a charge show up that does not look familiar to me or my husband.  These alerts are great though. Hopefully we will have an answer soon.
Hi Kay, Let us know when the show airs and the station. it does sound interesting. No snow or shovelling here just cold.
Here, if you join the public station with 60 dollars you can use Passport which lets you downstream recent shows.
Well, my husband found the show on Amazon prime movies, but it was a PBS American Experience show. It quit partway into the show. Checking on FIOS on demand we didn’t find it. The name of the show was “The Pilgrims”.

We often find older shows on the PBS World channel.

My husband commented that the folks on this forum would know how to search for it.
Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat. That show and other shows mentioned here does sound very interesting. Thanks.
+11 votes
Happy Weekend to All!

I hope everyone had a great week. Like most everywhere else in the states, it is very cold in southeast Virginia. We had 8 " of snow the other day & it is supposed to go down to 3 F tonight. My camellias & gardenias are not going to be happy.

With little else to do with the snow & cold. I have been busy sourcing profiles.

Have a great week & stay warm.
answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
I hope to have some time tomorrow to do more data doctoring and sourcing.  So far the ones I have looked I could not find any sources for...  sigh..
Hi Doug, the below freezing temps here have turned a lot of our plants to winter brown. Benn luck and have not had any snow yet just temps at night in the low teens.
Your camellia and gardenia will probably start to bud by the time it is 60 Thursday.

We guess we got about 10” in Kempsville, it is hard to tell with the drifting. We got about 3 feet behind vehicle in the driveway.
Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
+11 votes
Condolences and thoughts to all of you in the Eastern US ... YIKES!  Been there (well, at least here), and done that!!!

That said, we're still experiencing "global warming" here in the west (Colorado) ... it was 50 degrees or so today.  I went to the store without a coat.  What?  It's January ???  It's goofy stuff around here.  Mountain snow pack is at 50-60 percent ... we rely on that water coming down the slopes. There's still time for a couple of big dumps up there ... here's hopin'

Still workin' through my Jewett book ... someone just posted a nice picture of their grandmother to one of my profiles ... I love Wikitree and the folks that contribute!!!
answered by Bob Jewett G2G Astronaut (1m points)
I went to a wedding in June in CO a few years ago.  It was warm and the wedding party had sleeveless gowns.  By the end of the ceremony a storm had come in over the mountains and it was snowing.  I had packed a wool shawl in a tote I had with me.  At least  was warm...  by the next day it had snowed 15 feet (it was over the top of a RV... never seen anything like it!)
Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
+10 votes
I was feeling silly and decided to up the fun factor in my profile.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Durbin-702

I'd love to see your answers to the same burning questions.
answered by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (343k points)

Ok I'll play...

Measurements: I work with pounds, ounces and grams

Weight: how spices must be sold in the US not by volume 

Turn-ons: My granddaughters smiles, my husbands hugs and kisses, family get togethers

Turn-offs: pop culture stuff, politics

Favorite activities: playing board or card games, genealogy, reading, cooking, when it is warm enough being outside

Favorite misheard song lyric AKA mondegreen: I can't think of any...most lyrics I am hearing these days are children's songs...grandmother stuff

Favorite song lyric: People, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world  ted with   What the world needs now is Love sweet Love

Guilty pleasures: Dark Chocolate

Ambitions: Getting all of my gedcom folks into WikiTree...  am doing them all manually... too many fixes I would need to make to mesh with WikiTree guidelines

Favorite concert:  Actually  I love Classical Guitar like Andre Segovia but he is dead now so I have to settle for recordings  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRz3AQx21y8

Favorite books':Preston and Child Agent Pendergast Series and just about anything by Charles DeLint

Favorite movies: Walk Don't Run, Philadephia Story with Grant, Hepburn and Stewart, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings series and Harry Potter series.

Favorite TV show: NCIS the original

Favorite SIrius XM Station: I dumped that service.  I listen to ipod in car.

Favorite relative: Jean Georges dit Chambre Walter who wrote a chronicle of our glass making family that went back to the 1500s.  He wrote this in the 1700s.  

Favorite job ever: Babysitting for my granddaughter... in a commercial world I loved being at Maritz for 22 years. And I love co-owning a spice company now. 

Worst job ever: I never had a bad job.  I only had one marginal boss and he did not last long.  

Sports played: Fast pitch softball, power volley ball, basketball, field hockey, archery, swimming

Pets: Alaskan Malamutes for over 20 years.  

Foods I crave: Chocolate of course, but I had a great great grandfather who owned a candy factory so I can claim a genetic link

People I admire: My husband he is a self made man.  Worked and put himself through college and a masters degree. 

Bucket list: Visit all of the places my ancestors lived... which covers a lot of the world!

Favorite song to sing: Bingo and watch my granddaughters clap.  

In the morning: Turn on the computer and get emails while drinking a combo of OJ and Cranberry Juice.

In the evening: Genealogy while watching TV and doing dishes / laundry etc.  I live on about 4 hours sleep so I am up most nights to at least midnight if not 1 or 2 am.  

I love Agent Pendergast!! I need to return to that series.

I love guitar, too, but am only familiar with rock, jazz, and "smooth jazz" like Mark Antoine. I listened to your link and enjoyed it very much.

Thank you, Laura!
This was fun!

Measurements: I would prefer to work with the metric system - it's so much easier.

Weight: Again, the metric system.

Turn-ons: Hugs from those I love

Turn-offs: blood (I pass out at the sight of blood - I expect it to remain inside the body where it belongs)

Favorite activities: genealogical research, WikiTree, visiting cemeteries, attending genealogy conferences

Favorite misheard song lyric AKA mondegreen: "Bringing in the sheets" vs. "Bringing in the Sheaves" (a church hymn). Dad corrected me and explained what sheaves were.

Favorite song lyric: I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes. And the wonder of it all Is that you just don't realize how much I love you. (Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton)

Guilty pleasures: dark chocolate

Ambitions: Retirement, so I can spend more time on genealogy.

Favorite concert: Bruce Springsteen (that I attended) and David Bowie (that I wish I had attended)

Favorite books: Complete Works of Shakespeare, Pride and Prejudice, and Wuthering Heights

Favorite movies: Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, Sleepless in Seattle, The Godfather (parts 1 & 2), Star Wars series, and Harry Potter series

Favorite TV shows: The Civil War miniseries (Ken Burns), Finding Your Roots, Breaking Bad.

Favorite SIrius XM Station: don't listen.

Favorite relatives: my parents, and my great aunt who got me hooked on genealogy

Favorite job ever: IT Project Manager at the National Cancer Institute

Worst job ever: sewing athletic shoes at a shoe factory

Sports played: volleyball in high school

Pets: none (my husband has allergies)

Foods I crave: ice cream, chocolate, and soft pretzels.

People I admire: My immigrant ancestors and all who serve(d) in the military.

Bucket list: visit all the U.S. national parks, travel to Greece, Ireland, and Germany, get all my relatives into WikiTree with perfectly sourced and well-written profiles

Favorite song to sing: most Christmas carols

In the morning: Getting to work before everyone else so I can peacefully prepare for a productive day.

In the evening: Read email and work on WkiTree

@Star Kline - I also wish I'd seen Bowie live. What an amazing talent.
Neat that a great idea Natalie all profiles should have that they should make a free space page, category, or something. Natalie I put a copy of yours and I am going to edit and I am going to be like Laura and give you credit for the idea here on the chat. Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.
Natalie I posted mine on my profile and gave you credit for the idea here on the chat!
Thanks, Laura. I can't see it on your profile because of the privacy setting. My privacy is private with public bio. :-)
Yeah I have that setting because of what it all shows if I did the other setting.  I set it so it would work for DNA but protect living relatives.  

That is why I posted it here too.  Some day I will be able to change the setting.... just not quite yet.
+12 votes

Couldn't think of anything to post until I saw the "Fun factors" post made by Natalie Trott, so here's my answers: 

Measurements: I ignore my measurements at this age

Weight: Again can't help eating at this age which does affect my age

Turn-ons: Updates for my various ancestors surnames

Turn-offs:  political bittering, loud music in vehicles heard all the way down the road. 

Favorite activities: going to parks, historical places, walking my dogs 

Favorite misheard song lyric AKA mondegreen: rap music

Favorite song lyric: I would have to look them up to get it right, no doubt from a christian song or two, like "The Anchor Holds, though the ship is battered"... 

Guilty pleasures: food, food and more food!

Ambitions: Seeing my grandchildren graduate, finishing my branch of WikiTree when relatives release the information I need. 

Favorite concert:  Anything country

Favorite books:   Christian and bible related

Favorite movies: Children's (when the kids were young) 

Favorite TV show: Major Crimes, Blue Bloods

Favorite SIrius XM Station: What is that??

Favorite relative:  Too many to name

Favorite job ever: Working with the soldiers and employees at Fort Jackson, SC. 

Worst job ever: cleaning out my house before moving.   

Sports played: softball, and volleyball

Pets: Labs, and various mutts

Foods I crave:  steak, french fries, pototo chips, M&M's

People I admire: Military, police and first responders

Bucket list: Get a new car, update my computer equipment. 

Favorite song to sing: Depending on the season, (like last month, Christmas songs!)

In the morning: Walk the dogs, warm up the car. 

In the evening: Checking e-mail, returning phone calls, working on WikiTree, checking Facebook and watching TV. (not all at the same time lol)

answered by Sandra Davidson G2G6 Pilot (128k points)
Sirius XM is satellite radio, which came "free" with my new car. I got hooked, so now I pay for it. :-)

Cleaning out the house before moving...UGH. I also despise that chore. We were military, so there was plenty of moving, but now we've been in the same house for 17 years (a record for me), but I'll have to clean out again when we downsize. Not looking forward to that.
All of you that did that Natalie did should put it on your all profiles.Welcome everyone to the WikiTree Weekend Chat.

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