Let me introduce Myself

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Let me introduce myself. My name is Judith Lee (Flamer) Hendricks Bramlage. I am new to WikiTree, but not to genealogy. I have spent the last 20-30 years working on the Rowley Research website (http://www.RowleyResearch.org) Which I inherited from Ernst Spencer and Tedd Rowley and which documents about 35 Rowleys of different spellings who arrived before 1870 and identified another 100 more who are documented as arriving prior to the 1880 U.S. Population Census. All have descendants listed as much as I have been able to document. Most are only themselves and their direct children, but some are much more extensive, such as Henry Rowley of Plymouth who has approximately 100,000 descendants. I have just recently add DNA to my studies and have identified Henry's DNA via 8 descendants who documented their descendancy. These are documented on FamilyTreeDNA and Geni.com in the Rowley Projects on both sites which I am Administrator and Collaborator, respectively.  I am trying to document the different Rowley branches on both sites and adding more from around the world.

I have two problems in getting Y-DNA over from FamilyTreeDNA, and I need your help. A long while ago, I asked a second Rowley cousin for his DNA and he gladly provided it, but I don't remember which one, and two of the three I could have asked have since died. And I don't have a contact number for the third one. What do I do? I also have ownership of my brother's DNA on FamilyTreeDNA (which is not Rowley but Flamer), but he is a missionary in Mexico and often travels to Guatamala. I'm not sure I could reach him. How could I get his DNA over also? For him I have Y-DNA and autosominal DNA.

I am retired as a computer programmer specializing in computer security and auditing. I now, in addition to genealogy, work on needlepointing tapestries. I just finished two small ones and one 23x23 inches. The big one I working on is 3x5 feet and should be finished in a few months. I've been working on all four since about 1993, but put them away for many years. It's only been the last year and half or so that I started working on them again. In the main they are copies of tapestries held at the Cloisters where the series is called The Lady and The Unicorn. I have four more to do when these are done, one 5x6 feet and the rest 2x3 feet. I would like to do the big one next, but don't have a loom big enough to hold it. So that's the first thing on that I need to solve.

As long as I can, solving problems is what I will do. I will attach photos as soon as I figure out how.

Best Regards,

Judy Bramlage
WikiTree profile: Judy Bramlage
in The Tree House by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Pilot (109k points)
retagged by Judy Bramlage
Welcome to WikiTree Judy!

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Hi Judy, welcome to WikiTree.

At WikiTree we do not analyze or store your RAW DNA. We help DNA cousins find each other. We do that by letting you identify which tests you have taken and whether you have uploaded your test to the GEDMatch.com website.

 When you add your DNA test information, it takes about 24 hours for the system to add your profile link to the profiles of your ancestors and their descendants. That is why there need to be profiles for your ancestors.

 Check out that How-To link we sent in your confirmation email, especially the Getting Started with DNA part at the bottom. Then start adding your family profiles. 

 Please make sure to review any suggested matches because there are lots of profiles already here. You may be able to make a fast connection to the Glob

Can you enter a test for someone else? 

You can indicate that someone else has taken a DNA test if you have full access to their DNA test information and their explicit permission to discuss it.

Click the "DNA" button near the top of their profile and follow the link from there. You will need to be on the person's Trusted List to do this.

Click Here for the Help Index.

by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Judy Bramlage
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And welcome to WikiTree. You will find lots of fellow members willing to help you with the site learning curve and your research.
by George Churchill G2G6 Mach 8 (86.7k points)
+11 votes
Hi Judy, welcome to Wikitree.  I've only been here a little over a year myself and I'm still learning every time I work on my part of the tree.  Your computer experience will probably come in handy when you get to the stage of dealing with projects and categories, which I am only now beginning to study and use on my profiles.

Lots of friendly and helpful people on here so don't be reluctant to ask questions, check out the G2G forum, great place for finding how-to info and asking for help.

Overall, I guess I would recommend starting slow, concentrate on creating profiles with the best data you have and the best sources for your information.  The most accurate data you can find and relevant sources that are accessible to everyone are the two main goal as best I can understand.

I have no Rowley relatives that I know of but it sounds like you will be a very valuable addition to our tree.  Welcome aboard and again, don't be reluctant to ask questions.
by Art Black G2G6 Mach 4 (40.5k points)
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Welcome to Wikitree Judy! I'm sure you will find it a friendly and helpful place to be, as we all have.

Wow Art! What a mouth full...well said, you deserve best answer, I don't think anyone can top that intro.
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (345k points)
+6 votes
Welcome to wikkitree John you will love it every one are so helpful
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
edited by Susan Laursen

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