Gillian (Platts) Causier

Gillian (Platts) Causier

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Gillian Causier formerly Platts
Born 1960s.
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Daughter of [private father (1920s - 2000s)] and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
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Mother of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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About me: I was born in Leicestershire, England and I have a background in science and technology education. I am an amateur potter (tile maker) and self-taught mosaicist. I have a wide interest in craft and own two kilns and several knitting machines. I also have Ankylosing Spondylitis, which is an inheritable, immune mediated, systemic form of arthritis which came from my dad.

Genealogy My interest in genealogy was sparked by my mother who mentioned that her ancestors came from Banbury but she didn't know why they migrated to Leicestershire. It then simmered for several years untouched, because I also have the name Smith in my tree which I felt would be difficult to research. I eventually had a potter around on the internet during a period of ill health, got bitten by it and the rest is (family) history.

I have a specific interest in recording English working class people and their occupations, particularly in north Leicestershire and it's connecting counties. I also have interest in the Canterbury and Banbury areas due to migration of people in my own tree from those places to Leicestershire. I love to source, and all of the information I record is source-led.

I currently have a specific interest in the following names:

  • Platts, particularly from Worthington, Leicestershire and surrounding hamlets/villages and particularly those people who worked with stone, clay or brick, or who were miners, but also wheelwrights, hatters, glovers, lacemakers, potters or gardeners.
  • Davenport, particularly from Bagworth and Donington Le Heath, Leicestershire, Walsgrave, Warwickshire and Bilston, Staffordshire who mostly worked in coal mining.
  • Wilkins, stonemasons from Banbury district.
  • and of course I'm still interested in all of the other names in my tag list.
  • I do a spot of 'connecting' now and then of various other names, always using primary sources.

I have very little interest in nobility or celebrity, who I think get enough attention as it is from others. I have recorded a few "Notable" people who I consider to be high achievers or who were philanthropists or beneficial to their community in some way. I do not have any interest in recording people who have achieved fame for fame's sake.


Important note To the Canadian man with Cullens in his family tree who sent me a couple of nice e-mails a while back, please can you resend them? They accidentally got deleted when I was trying to move them to a saved folder, I coughed and my hand wobbled. I wanted to reply but I've been unable to.

Just a polite note to say that if you mail me about anything, please be aware that I deal with thousands of pieces of information in a week and I have memory issues due to chronic illness so please, if you do need to mail me about something, please be as specific as you can because often I get messages from other people where I have no idea of what is being referred to. Once I've moved onto something else, I don't remember the details of the previous thing I worked on.

Polite note about the tone of e-mail messages: After having received rude and nasty toned messages to my e-mail address a few weeks ago, please be aware that if you communicate with me to my private e-mail address, I expect it to be done in a polite manner and neutral tone (or even a happy one!). Anybody not doing that will be referred via Problems With Members to Wikitree management or reported to their ISP in extreme cases. If your contact with me contains putdowns or worse still, veiled threats, don't be surprised if I object strongly. Happily the sort of people who are this rude are in a tiny minority.

I like receiving positive, happy messages and any information that may be relevant or new but I don't appreciate cryptic messages being placed on my profile or reprimands to my inbox from other members of the genealogy community. If something was done that is not to your liking, please feel free to change it back, it takes a couple of seconds to roll back a bio or change the contents of a box, far less time than it takes to e-mail me with your critque of my abilities.

This is a collaborative site and I am very diligent, I only ever add information that is backed up by evidence - i.e. sources - in the way that Wikitree asks but sometimes people can be testy about changes. Please remember the Wikitree rule which is to stop, drop and roll if you feel frustrated! By all means say "I've changed that back because of <insert fact here> and I wanted you to know" but let's keep it to an exchange of information, not trying to make me feel like rubbish, please.

A couple of times now I have had messages which include things like "I know you are only a volunteer" as though volunteer is some kind of low station. I am a private genealogist who has chosen to work on a public collaborative tree, the same as ALL active Wikitree members and ALL of them have the volunteer badge, it's a requirement of participating. This does not mean I have signed up to be spoken down to, so please be polite and respectful. I have even had someone comment on the (perceived) gender of my e-mail signature. Really, is that sort of rudeness going to get you anywhere? I use an anonymised webmail with a fictional signature to protect myself online and sometimes I forget to change the signature to my Wikitree persona when replying to messages from here, so if you don't think you got who you expected to get, that's why.

With all of that said, I am now going to get on with the genealogy. Whether or not you are a Wikitree member, if you want to send me some information or ask a (polite, relevant) question, please do, I welcome it. I don't bite, unless I'm growled at!


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Gillian is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Interested in Bourne as I am working on someone's tree that has that name in it
family name
connecting unconnected profiles to the main WikiTree tree is the focus of the Connectors Project.
ancestral name from 1700's
Researching Cullens resident in Northants and Leicestershire as well as all over the place as they were migrant workers with the Great Central Railway construction.
I am a member of the England project
I have Hancock ancestors from the Banbury area
ancestral name, from the Chacombe area
ancestral name, from the Chacombe area
I have Wimborne James's in my tree
I am part of the team for Leicestershire and am resident there.
family name, mostly from Leics and Derbyshire
of Blean, Kent, and it's variant spellings.
A variant spelling of the name Platts
family name, mostly from the Leicestershire area
I'm currently working on Leicestershire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire ancestors and so far all of my ancestry is in the UK so it seems logical to follow the tag
family name, mostly from Chacombe


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On 10 Apr 2019 at 19:36 GMT Catherine Mckeane wrote:

Thank you Gillian! I think I have it right this time :) Pratt-8597

On 5 Apr 2019 at 20:10 GMT David Heyes wrote:

Thank you so very much for the information and sources you have supplied me with. You've inspired me to continue researching my family tree :)

On 3 Nov 2018 at 15:09 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Gillian,

It's been a year since the England Project was re-ignited. Thank you for being part of this exciting journey!

We really appreciate all your contributions and hard work :)

We would love some feedback from you please. :)

Are you happy contributing with the team you are on, or would you like a change, or even add to another team?

If you are not already on a team, which one would you like to be on?

If you are not sure what is available, just ask, we are here to help :)

Are you still happy contributing to the England Project?

Please PM me through my profile and let me know how you are doing :)

Thank you :)

Wendy Leader England Project.

On 6 Jun 2018 at 16:23 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Gillian

You have received the England badge for being an active member of the England Project.

Thank you!!


On 4 Jun 2018 at 20:21 GMT Joan (Williams) Whitaker wrote:

Hi Gillian,

I am pleased to let you know the Carol Keeling has agreed to be lead member of the England Connectors Team. Also, we now have new Connectors team page for the England Project. ( Please take a look and let me know what you are doing to help.

Regards Joan

On 1 Jun 2018 at 16:11 GMT Joan (Williams) Whitaker wrote:

Neil Perry is now connected. Thank you everyone that helped.

On 31 May 2018 at 16:03 GMT Joan (Williams) Whitaker wrote:

Can you help please. Eowyn wants to interview our very own Neil Perry (Perry-12354) for the WikiTree "Meet Our Members" blog. In order to do that we need to help him get connected to the global tree.


On 30 May 2018 at 09:16 GMT Joan (Williams) Whitaker wrote:

Hi Gillian,

I am the new Project Coordinator for the Profile Improvement part of the England Project. I just wanted to say “Hello” and let you know that you can contact me if there is anything that I can help you with. I live in Yorkshire, have been interested in family history for over 20 years, and have been on Wikitree since February 2017. I have become addicted to it and need a fix of sourcing, error correcting or bio writing every day so that I don’t get withdrawal symptoms. Thank you for all the work you do for the Project. I am looking forward to working with you.

Regards Joan

On 12 Apr 2018 at 18:05 GMT Helen Dawson wrote:

Hello Gillian. Thank you for your message on my page. I find Wikitree rather confusing but I am making an effort to understand how to get on. Sourcing. Yes, I think I can use Ancestry notes on sources. It looks like you are researching my family through the Davenports and I do not want to duplicate work. Perhaps you can give me tips how to connect to your individuals and I may be able to contribute information! Best wishes....

On 9 Apr 2018 at 22:45 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Gillian,

As Susie mentioned in our newsletter, one of us would check in to see how you are doing, so here I am :)

Firstly on behalf of us all, I would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work you are putting into the England Project. Your work connecting England profiles is greatly appreciated. We would appreciate your feedback and input on what you would like to see happening within the project as we move forward.

I would also like to ensure you are happy within the project. So if you want a change from connecting, please let me know.

Please feel free to post your thoughts in our Google Group, or you can send me a PM, either will be great.

Thank You


On 7 Apr 2018 at 22:56 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

On 18 Feb 2018 at 10:33 GMT Susan (Hall) Clark wrote:

Hi Gillian, Thanks for helping with the profile for Elizabeth Morrell. She was my Great Grandmother, and Alice Maud and James my Great Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandfather. Do we have any mutual relatives? I have been looking for a marriage certificate between Alice and James, they had 11 children! Thanks again for all your help.

On 16 Feb 2018 at 02:04 GMT John Walker wrote:

Hi Gillian, you helped me a little while ago with a baptism for William Walker, and a marriage for him and his wife Jane Tidmarsh. Just wanted to thank you again publicly on your profile and I have also given you credit for your help in the sources section. Both William Walker and Jane Tidmarsh are now complete and sourced. Thanks again.

On 14 Feb 2018 at 16:59 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Gillian,

I noticed that you have been busy working on Elliott profiles and wondered if you might like to add them to the on name study see:

You can add them to the category
This profile is part of the Elliott Name Study.
this goes above the word Bibliography on the profiles

Look forward to seeing you and your family in the study. Drop Alex an email he runs the study



On 23 Jan 2018 at 22:45 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

Susie :-)

On 9 Jan 2018 at 18:09 GMT David Hooley MA, Dip Ed wrote:

I have just read your personal observations [to the left] - I very much approve of your sentiments!

Wishing you all the very best, David.

On 9 Jan 2018 at 18:01 GMT David Hooley MA, Dip Ed wrote:

Great Work, Gillian!

On 12 Dec 2017 at 11:59 GMT Hugh Sharp wrote:

Can you, or anyone, help?

I am re-investigating my Coverl(e)y Tree and have come across anomalies concerning the parents of my 4 x G/Grandfather, James Coverly b. 1770. Most people show them to be Richard Coverly and Elizabeth Burton, as have I, up to now. However Banns and Marriage records show Richard and Eliz. to be widower and widow when they married in 1791 - 20 years after the birth of James in 1770 and his brother Thomas in 1768. Jane Flintoff is shown on trees as his 1st wife, marrying him in 1780 (batchelor & spinster) - again well after the birth of Thomas and James. None of this makes sense and I wonder if there are actually two or even three Richards involved here. Date-wise the only child of Richard C and Elizabeth Burton to tie in would be the convict, Maria. Any ideas?

On 26 Nov 2017 at 13:03 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Gillian,

I’m Susie the new leader of the England Project. We are contacting all existing members of the project to find out how you are currently involved, and how you would like to be involved moving forward. Please have a look at the England Project page for more information, and then contact either myself or Gillian to let us know what you’d like to do, or if you have any questions. We can then list your interests, help you join the team in the Google group forum for England, and give you any help you might need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you no longer want to be a part of the England Project at this time.

Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you,

Susie :-)

On 11 Aug 2017 at 04:56 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Just a quick note to say, Thank you for all you do!!!


On 31 Jul 2017 at 07:02 GMT Faith (Lehner) Kencel wrote:

Raymond Lehner one is my brother and one is my father

On 10 Jul 2017 at 22:53 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

you might want to post an improvements suggestion in G2G to change the algorithm - I'm lucky I understood what was being said when it was explained to me. I wouldn't have the first clue of how to change it.

On 10 Jul 2017 at 17:08 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hey Gillian! I appreciate the frustration all the bad MatchBot-proposed merges can cause, but he's just doing his job. The algorithm MatchBot uses is the same that WikiTree uses when a new profile is created & duplicates are sought. By recording "rejected" for these, you're helping to prevent duplicated profiles down the road. Recently, WikiTree's search parameters have changed & MatchBot's annoyance level has risen as it goes through all the never-before-searched "Unknown" profiles & also looks at LNAB sans space (for that last one - that means before a search for, say, de Vere, would not turn up deVere unless it was included in another surname field). And there are a LOT of those.

Please just keep rejecting the bad proposals.

Thanks! Liz, MatchBot MP

On 2 Jul 2017 at 11:22 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hi Gillian,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 3, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

On 20 Jun 2017 at 22:42 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Gillian (Platts) Causier is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 22 May 2017 at 12:09 GMT Hilary (Buckle) Gadsby wrote:

I have update the birth registration for Harriett Groves with your information and will delete your comment.

I also agree with your suggestion of a merge as I have proof of her parents in my Ancestry tree which has been updated since I joined WikiTree. Hopefully the other manager will agree with the merge. Thank you

On 16 May 2017 at 12:50 GMT Alison Wilkins wrote:

Hi Gillian, thanks for the info about Percy Wilkins - there are two brothers; Percy William and Percy Cyril - both died as children and I got them mixed up.

On 16 May 2017 at 09:14 GMT Peter Sandham wrote:

Thanks for the input on John Drabble, Gillian. I do recall a Minnie in family discussions so I think you have it correct.

On 1 Mar 2017 at 10:13 GMT Ed Poor wrote:

May and his nephew May Humphreys are male. They both had {female) wives, Mary A Hoppin marr. 4 Nov 1829

Humphreys Familiy in America. Frederick Humphreys M D 1884 page 635 Fam 290

Pg 533 Fam. 186 May Humphreys marr. 14 Nov 1868 Elizabeth M Albertson 14 Nov 1865 download

On 20 Feb 2017 at 22:58 GMT Ken Wise wrote:

re: "re: Merge of Driggers-206 and Driggers-214 rejected because they both need merging into Driggers-90 - surely if they had been merged then a merge proposed of 204 into 90, the result would be the same?"

Fine, however you'd like to do it, just

please merge the. Thank You!

On 7 Feb 2017 at 19:10 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:

re: Bourne-1368, you wrote:

"The biography seems to be completely unrelated to Hannah Bourne!"

Well, not "completely" unrelated, but close ... As I remember, my eyes were starting to cross at this point, so Thank You very much for the heads-up.

It's fixed now.


On 13 Jan 2017 at 19:15 GMT Anon (Snyder) Anon wrote:

Hi Gillian

Thank you for your comment. I am glad you caught it I am traveling but I will correct it. I totally missed it, you have a good eye for proof reading. If you catch anything else please let me know. Thank you again Jenny

On 18 Dec 2016 at 13:38 GMT J Robinson wrote:

Thank you for your comments. Have you a special interest in Philemon Smith? Could you perhaps add your comments to the thousands of unsourced uploads which are unsourced.

On 12 Dec 2016 at 11:09 GMT Michael Kitchens wrote:

Hi Gillian, The recommended merge of two Ester Emily Waters is correct however Waters-3242 has better dates than Waters-3240 so merge needs to go that way. Not only but also Ester's brother William b 1862 somehow has got linked to his grand parents as well. Puzzling!

On 11 Dec 2016 at 02:17 GMT Norman Dodge wrote:

Gillian, The proper mother is Emily Dodge-114 for Charles Sherman Parlin.

On 5 Nov 2016 at 13:44 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Thank you for the replies on exotic characters. I certainly would not want to start merrily correcting them, just to replace them with something worse!

On 20 Oct 2016 at 17:03 GMT David Hooley MA, Dip Ed wrote:

Thanks Gillian,

On 19 Oct 2016 at 17:22 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi Gillian, the merge on the two Samuel Lesters has been ready for a couple of days. Have a nice day!

On 28 Sep 2016 at 19:41 GMT Tony Lacey wrote:

Hello Gillian

Thank you for the merge attempts on the profiles of Edens-329 and Hyder-29. I just spoke with Bruce Lacy (profile manager) on the phone. He says that he was locked out of his email and has not been able to recover his wikitree user login information. I guess well have have to wait out the remainder of the 30 day default merge. Thank you again for trying to clear the duplicates.

On 13 Sep 2016 at 14:09 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Gillian- just been looking at what you are trying to do with Wakefield. Thank you, thank you, thank you. There was a pending bad merge of mine (fortunately you've removed that; I'd know better by now, I hope). I'm trying to sort out Tompkins at the moment and moving inch by inch!

On 12 Sep 2016 at 13:48 GMT Laurie (Smith) Keller wrote:

You asked about Romany people in England. Try the Romany and Travelling Family History Society. I hope this helps!

On 3 Sep 2016 at 11:14 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Why is it murder to look into the Wakefields, Gillian? I'm too new to know the inside joke on this, unfortunately! Cheers!

On 31 Aug 2016 at 22:02 GMT E. Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick wrote:

Cannot merge these two as I do not have my clearance for people orb in 1600's.


On 29 Aug 2016 at 13:46 GMT Tony Lacey wrote:

Merges are not a simple click of a button when there's more than one profile manager. Way too many Jeanne Eden Hyder wives for Jonathan as well. LOL

On 29 Aug 2016 at 12:36 GMT Tony Lacey wrote:

Had no idea there were so many Jonathan Hyder profiles, good catch. I just adopted one of them and it looks like there is another orphaned Jonathan Hyder profile. Why do people create these if they're not going to stick around.

On 24 Aug 2016 at 21:13 GMT Dorothy (Cook) Coakley wrote:

A series of Cook merges that you proposed are ready to be completed, you are the most informed about their sourcing and if they should actually be merged. Please take a look at them. Thanks!

On 20 Aug 2016 at 02:46 GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:

Hello Gillian, re: Breedon-25

Haven't forgotten to do the clean-up, just temp. distracted by the many, many issues with this line ... dates up and down are way off, lack of sourcing hasn't helped and the mislabeling of locations has also added to the Big Fun of this project ... 8-)

I noticed you have "Breedon" as one of your tags ... The Stauntons' (Stoughton, Stauton) m. Breedons' and I'm wondering if you've run across any sources that may help?

Thank you.

On 17 Aug 2016 at 19:05 GMT Richard Hayward wrote:

Hello Gillian

Ricketts family duplication is due to 2 connections in that generation of Haywarrds-Ricketts Elizabeth(Betty) Hayward married Robert Ricketts while her brother Joseph Hayward married Eliza Ann Ricketts Roberts Sister

On 16 Aug 2016 at 09:38 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks for the sleuthing on the McDonald merges that MatchBot proposed. I went ahead and rejected them.

Cheers, Liz (MatchBot MP - MatchBot Monitors Project)

On 12 Aug 2016 at 19:18 GMT Ron Vincent wrote:

I got your comment about having just one merged record per person and about referring to original records for spelling. So True! The problems arise the farther we go back due to a lack of a common spelling reference prior to Websters first dictionary. The same person's surname was spelled differently in the same official records from year to year. That's why I try to go by the spelling that was used more frequently in a certain generation or repeated from generation to generation except when quoting records verbatim.

On 11 Aug 2016 at 18:02 GMT Ron Vincent wrote:

Thanks for the recent merging and changes to Vinson-163, Elizabeth (Vinson) Rosser (1785 - 1847). You said "Vinson is the correct name (and that of parents)." which is true for several generations of Vincents. The name began as "Vincent" but was changed to "Vincent" prior to the American Revolution and wasn't changed back to "Vincent" until after the U.S.A. became a nation. While some went back to the original spelling, most did not. They were from North Carolina. According to early census records, the Vinsons outnumber the Vincents in America's southeast. For more details, please visit my lineage website:

On 9 Aug 2016 at 14:52 GMT Victor Wood wrote:

Hi Gillian, Batteson-164 and Batteson-48 are the same I think, but I can not get a reply from the profile manager to get confirmation. My addition was part of an upload from my local ged file which I made a while back.

As an aside, I have several hundred, perhaps a couple of thousand, original photos of Battams, Batteson, Almond and related family members which I have recently started to scan and upload to my photo album at

On 8 Aug 2016 at 16:31 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

HI, I see you are working on merges, we appreciate your help in this area. You may want to review Merging FAQs to understand your responsibilities in doing merges. Remember, after the merge you will want to clean up the text. During a merge, the text from the merged-away profile is simply appended onto the end of the text of the merged-into profile. You will want to integrate it into a single biography and a single sources section. Thanks so much for helping improve Wikitree! If you have any questions, just let me know.

Robin Lee Wikitree Mentor

On 3 Aug 2016 at 19:18 GMT Larry Arnett wrote:

Hi Gillian, thanks again for the update of Sarah Dyche. Can I assume that you are related? I haven't been on Wiki for a while so i dig and and see where we might be related. Would love to share our findings if we are.

On 1 Jul 2016 at 13:48 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. Thanks for joining us!

On 17 May 2016 at 00:23 GMT T (Bowling) C wrote:

Hi, many thanks for your note. The Merrylees, Merrilees originated from a small place in Scotland - a row of cottages called Mirrieleis though now that you've mentioned it, curious and will do more research. Kind regards.

On 4 Apr 2016 at 15:02 GMT David Bale wrote:

Hello Gillian, - Very interested in your profile of Joseph Cowley of Quinton. This is my ancestral line on my Mothers Side.Joseph married Esther Smith - had a Daughter Sarah Anne Cowley - My Grandmother. Jost introducing myself and Very Glad to meet you on WikiTree.

David Bale

On 1 Apr 2016 at 14:20 GMT Shane Baker wrote:

Hi Gillian - I noticed that you have been working on some Bourne, Betteridge, and Goacher profiles from the area of Ashby de la Zouche. I have those family names in that area in my ancestry, too. I haven't noticed any overlap between us, yet, but thought I would introduce myself anyway, in case our paths cross in the future. It's always nice to see new folks on WikiTree!

-Shane Baker

On 23 Mar 2016 at 14:21 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Notables Project! Be sure to check out the Notables project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need added and connected to our Global Tree, and please add the Notables tag to your G2G feed. Remember, all Notables should be set to the most liberal privacy level possible and be sure to add the Notables template. Thanks for joining us!

On 27 Feb 2016 at 02:11 GMT Marlene Marx wrote:

Hi Gillian,

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, here are a few more features you may find useful (links work from your profile page):

  • Find recommended profile formats and tips on writing biographies.

If you have questions or problems with WikiTree, feel free to post a comment on my profile page or send me a private message.

Marlene, WikiTree Mentor

On 21 Feb 2016 at 12:04 GMT Barry Heritage wrote:

Many thanks for China information.

Barry Heritage

On 10 Feb 2016 at 21:22 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Thank you for signing the Honor code. Collaboration, accurate information and good sources are the basis for a great WikiTree.

By signing the Honor Code you're telling the Wiki community you are a responsible Wiki genealogist.

Feel free to ask me via my profile page if you have any questions.

Have a nice journey on Wikitree,

Guy - Wikitree Mentor / Leader

On 9 Feb 2016 at 11:23 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Welcome aboard

You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree! Thank you for volunteering.

Fantastic you like to help us with growing the World Wide Tree. :)

Have fun and ask for help if you need it! WikiTree members are always eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist.

If you need additional help, our Mentors Project is a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to assist you with WikiTree-specific problems.

See you in the branches.


On 9 Feb 2016 at 10:44 GMT Gillian (Platts) Causier wrote:

hello all, relative newbie here looking forward to adding my input to the shared tree.

On 5 Feb 2016 at 20:35 GMT Deborah (Réaume) Collier wrote:

Welcome to Wikitree Gillian!

The initial email from us has helpful links that get you started on WikiTree, which is not like any genealogy site you’ve ever used.

WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as a BIG collaborative team!

What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree?

  • When you confirm your email address, you’ll see a Volunteer option on your profile page. Click that and leave us a short message about your genealogical interests. A Greeters Project Volunteer will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!

Welcome to the Family, we’re really glad you’re here.

Deborah, Greeter ( Georgia USA)

Gillian is 30 degrees from Amy Gilpin, 27 degrees from Joshua Slocum and 24 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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