These days I spend most of my time doing genetic genealogy, blogging, speaking, and helping people with their DNA results. I come to this from a programming background. My paternal ancestry is Norwegian from Hordaland, Kristiansand, and the Drammen area plus Telemark. My maternal ancestry is Bavarian and German Jewish.
I recently retired from my web development business, Open Sky Web Design, http://www.openskywebdesign.com/ which I founded in 2001 shortly after retiring early from corporate life in NYC. I now live in the San Diego area and have avocado trees and citrus and a view. I have been doing genealogy since 1997 - see my family history site - and genetic genealogy since 2012 - see my blog
Paternal DNA relationship is confirmed by a 3720 cM match including a full X match between Kitty and her father [[Munson-2239]Larry Munson]
Maternal DNA relationship is confirmed by matches to Kitty's mother's sisters, [[Thannhauser-5]Trudi Beyer] for 1623 cM over 45 segments including including 138 cM on the X and [[Thannhauser-14]Stasi Dunau] for 1676 cM over 45 segments including 172 cM on the X
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On 12 Feb 2018 at 16:27 GMT Amber (Pike) Boicourt wrote:
Relationship finder believes we are 22nd cousins 4x removed through Olaf I (Guðrøðarson) Gudrødsen.
On 9 Feb 2018 at 17:19 GMT Jon Bush II wrote:
I checked the relationship finder and we're 26th cousins:) We are both descended from Arpadhazi-5 Thanks for all your research! I hope to get DNA testing soon.
On 9 Feb 2018 at 07:22 GMT A Nony Mouse Moffett wrote:
It looks like we may be 20th cousins 5 times removed through Olaf II (Guðrøðarson) [Gudrodsson-3] who probably didn’t exist or so his profile biography said. Seems like an pretty uncertain relationship to me. It seems to me that I have a lot of uncertain relationships with an amazing variety of people. Otherwise 25 degrees of separation.
On 8 Feb 2018 at 14:14 GMT Star Clark wrote:
37 Degrees from you, S.V. Clark 38203
On 8 Feb 2018 at 13:56 GMT Maggie N. wrote:
On 6 Feb 2018 at 17:51 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
We're 23 Degrees apart, but we're also 24th cousins once removed ... through Henry 1, King of England! He's a new-to-me ancestor & (ashamed to say it), a new-to-me historical person too.* But I do love what I learn from WikiTree. Loved your interview too, especially the pictures!
* nope, not quite new to me... just didn't recognize him out of context (4th son of William, father of Matilda - as a Brother Cadfael fan, I certainly know all about King Stephen and Empress Maud! I'm going to have fun exploring that connection :)
On 3 Feb 2017 at 14:46 GMT Kelly Hardcastle wrote:
I love your Blog. Thanks for everything you do. I was wondering if you can tell me how you have so many DNA matches on this page. Were they just the ones you entered yourself or could you add a link to cousins you know you match dna with on here somehow?
On 12 Nov 2015 at 16:24 GMT Michael Maranda wrote:
We actually have three categories - one for the Americas, one for England, and one catch-all.
You can find these linked from my profile.
If you have any questions - don't hesitate to ask!
On 21 Nov 2014 at 02:57 GMT Christopher Johnson wrote:
On 17 Jun 2014 at 14:40 GMT Maggie N. wrote:
On 11 Apr 2014 at 14:18 GMT Maggie N. wrote:
Your photograph won 2nd place for the ANNIVERSARY Family History Photo of the Week !
Please contact Eowyn@wikitree.com for your prize ! Congrats !
On 27 Jun 2013 at 04:19 GMT Debby (Barton) Black wrote:
You obviously already know the following, but I'll include it, anyway, because of the essential part about places and dates in order to identify duplicates:
VERY IMPORTANT: The more documents, sources, dates, and locations you provide on the profiles you create, the stronger your branches and our mutual global tree will be. If you don't know the correct date, please estimate using before or after.
I think we have a blogger badge. You're already accumulating quite a few badges.
Hope you enjoy WikiTree! :)
On 27 Jun 2013 at 03:55 GMT Kitty (Munson) Cooper wrote:
I have been researching my family's history and genealogy since 1997. I am all American but by recent ancestry: half Norwegian and half Bavarian German (the German side is half jewish and half catholic and came to the USA in 1935 for obvious reasons). My family history is posted at http://kittymunson.com/
Last year I tested my DNA and became fascinated by genetic genealogy and started blogging about it at http://blog.kittycooper.com/ and getting all my relatives to test!
On 26 Jun 2013 at 16:52 GMT Maggie N. wrote:
If you want to see if you have family here, check the SURNAME search box at the top of this profile page. You might want to check out the introductory WikiTree video that a member created.
If you want to join WikiTree and build a collaborative family tree, read the Honor Code, post a comment letting us know that you understand our genealogy mission on your profile and we will be glad to add you to WikiTree.