Last night, I submitted the following volunteer request in the 800 character submission window:
“The WikiTree project is awesome! After all, when one drills down their birthplace ad-nauseum, one discovers just how related we are. My ad-nauseum birthplace is West Virginia, United States of America, North America, Earth. I have yet to discover any relatives on Mars nor any other planet in our Solar System. I am still searching the Milky Way and galaxies beyond without any hits other than God in Heaven.
Seriously, I started my Family Tree of the Ham/Hamm family from the Kentucky / West Virginia region in 1994. The tree currently has 1,209 profiles dating back to ~750 A.D. in Fezensac, Gascony, France.
I am a 56 year old amateur genealogist, medically retired and serious about this hobby. Is it obvious? I'm 100% with your mission and 9 rules and very anxious to help!
~Dave Hamm, K4EET~” – Intro to be a Contributor (1:00 AM EDT, Sunday, 7 October 2012)
Today, Erin Breen made me a "full member" and thanked me for volunteering. I have just received the "Honor Code Signatory" badge by subscribing to the WikiTree Mission Statement and the 9-Point Honor Code. Apparently, the last thing I need to do before I can upload my GEDCOM file described above is to now become a "Wiki Genealogist" instead of my current "Family Member" status.
Sooooo... How do I go about receiving a "Wiki Genealogist" badge?
This question has probably been asked in the past but as a newbie here, I am asking again because:
Using the search-box function, I received pages and pages of results but none seemed to answer my specific question.
I figured as a newb here, I might as well jump right in and start asking questions so that I can hopefully make some new friends with the seasoned experts.
So here I am, ready to jump in with both feet a running (even though I actually roll around in a wheelchair) and ready to work on merging GEDCOMs. I'll post a second question about merges before I actually do any GEDCOM uploads.
Thanks for everyone's anticipated acceptance of me as a volunteer team member. I just hope that I can meet everybody's expectations. I do have some free time since I am medically retired so perhaps I will be able to contribute more than the average person working 3 jobs to make ends meet, raising a family of 6 and still having time to read a novel while working on WikiTree. LOL! Well... I'm not that good but I do promise to do my best!
Looking forward to meeting y'all! Have a great upcomming week!
Warm genealogical regards to all, Dave Hamm, K4EET