Categories: Short-3582 | New Netherland Settlers Project | Dutch Roots Project | Wagon Trains and Trails Project | Puritan Great Migration | Puritan Great Migration Project | Nantucket Founders and Descendants.
I was born into a Navy family on a base in the Panama Canal Zone. I have lived in Luzon in the Philippine Islands and in Dededo on Guam. I have always loved history and genealogy. And I really love dogs, a lot.
Leading the following One Name Studies:
Building out profiles for my family back to 12 generations (where possible). Collaborating with my wikitree cousins on research including the following families: Short, Carleton, Swarthwood (Swartwout), Shaylor, Showalter, Donner, Pruett, Buckingham, Benham, White, Ranck and Starr.
Collaborating on the Haldeman/Helderman family. I am building research for this line here.
Here are some brick walls that I want to knock down!
|Gen. No.||Direct Relation to Caryl Ruckert||No. of Possible Profiles||No. on Wikitree||Total no. of Bios Written||Total % of Bios Completed|
|5||2nd Great Grandparent||16||16||16||100%|
|6||3rd Great Grandparent||32||27||23||85%|
|7||4th Great Grandparent||64||36||23||64%|
|8||5th Great Grandparent||128||56||16||44%|
|9||6th Great Grandparent||264||78||14||29%|
|10||7th Great Grandparent||528||118||96||81%|
|11||8th Great Grandparent||1056||186||18||9%|
Witch of Wallingford
Vietnam and Korea
U.S. Civil War
War of 1812
American Revolutionary War
I have many ancestors from England that arrived in New England as part of the Puritan Great Migration before 1640. Here are my PGM Ancestors.
Here a few of my favorites:
Cousins that I have met on Wikitree.
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On 19 Jan 2019 at 19:01 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 16 Jan 2019 at 17:53 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 16 Jan 2019 at 14:43 GMT T Stanton wrote:
On 16 Jan 2019 at 14:42 GMT T Stanton wrote:
On 11 Jan 2019 at 15:58 GMT Chris Whitten wrote:
On 6 Jan 2019 at 16:47 GMT Susan Wilson wrote:
On 1 Jan 2019 at 16:44 GMT Vicki Norman wrote:
On 28 Dec 2018 at 19:00 GMT Janne (Shoults) Gorman wrote:
I think we may have a closer relationship that our 9th great grandfather, Thomas Bliss! But, happy New Year to you, 'cuz.
On 24 Dec 2018 at 21:22 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 24 Dec 2018 at 01:37 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
Did you know our first annual Scan-a-Thon 2019 is almost starting ? It will last 72 hours from 11 January-14 January 2019, a big event here you can register and since you're a member of our project perhaps you want to join us and have some fun ? Here's our Flying Dutchmen Scan-a-Thon Team hope to see you soon !
Greets from the Netherlands ,
The Dutch Roots Project Team
On 11 Dec 2018 at 20:51 GMT C (Rodgers) Bake wrote:
On 2 Nov 2018 at 09:44 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 22 Oct 2018 at 19:51 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:
While looking at another active profile, I saw your name listed as cousin. On a whim I checked you out. We’re 11th cousins once removed, through Samuel Cutter-64. Small world. Bob, Navy Brat, Vet, Dad
On 22 Oct 2018 at 19:16 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:
On 21 Oct 2018 at 21:43 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:
On 1 Oct 2018 at 12:35 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 17 Sep 2018 at 03:06 GMT C Ryder wrote:
Howdy cousin! Connie
On 7 Sep 2018 at 04:03 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:
On 5 Sep 2018 at 13:58 GMT V (Eddy) Combs wrote:
On 4 Sep 2018 at 17:06 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 1 Sep 2018 at 04:50 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 31 Aug 2018 at 02:57 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 31 Aug 2018 at 02:29 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 31 Aug 2018 at 00:15 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 30 Aug 2018 at 23:55 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 30 Aug 2018 at 23:27 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
Church record for Christina Catharina Barbara Guelden
On 30 Aug 2018 at 22:58 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 30 Aug 2018 at 22:12 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 30 Aug 2018 at 22:09 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 30 Aug 2018 at 22:06 GMT Anonymous (Helderman) Crewe wrote:
On 30 Aug 2018 at 20:47 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 23 Aug 2018 at 23:41 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 23 Aug 2018 at 12:36 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 23 Aug 2018 at 11:10 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:
So sorry for your loss. We never get over losing our daddies! (Mine passed in 2008..still sore.)
On 18 Aug 2018 at 22:34 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 18 Aug 2018 at 21:45 GMT Robin Lee wrote:
On 18 Aug 2018 at 21:44 GMT Robin Lee wrote:
Caryl (Short) Ruckert and Robin Lee are both descendants of Hans Ranck.
On 18 Aug 2018 at 19:37 GMT SJ Baty wrote:
On 17 Aug 2018 at 19:36 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:
We're both related to General Custer...haha.
"George and Caryl are fifth cousins twice removed"
On 4 Aug 2018 at 03:27 GMT Tabitha Isaacs wrote:
On 22 Mar 2018 at 18:01 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
Did you know there's a Spring Clean-a-Thon organized ? It will last 72 hours in the weekend of 21-23 April 2018, a big event here you can register and since you're a member of our project perhaps you want to join us and have some fun ? Here's our Flying Dutchmen Clean-a-Thon Team
And..that's not all, we also will have our Dutch Roots Hoogovens Hotshots Challenge next week from 27 March – 2 April, so if you want to have some fun and work on something different for a change, you're very welcome to join us !
Greets from the Netherlands ,
The Dutch Roots Project Team :)
On 17 Mar 2018 at 11:35 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:
On 15 Jan 2018 at 22:55 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:
On 2 Jan 2018 at 18:10 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.
Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.
Thank you for being a Wikitreer,
Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader
On 9 Dec 2017 at 00:04 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
I was wondering if perhaps you would be interested to work on the Portal World-The Netherlands with Melissa and Bill and hopefully more members ? I was thinking maybe we can make it a sub Project of the Dutch Roots Project, where you all can add or work on more specific things related to the Netherlands you would like to see added there or work on.
If you are interested just add your name to the list and let me know, or you can of course contact Melissa or Bill directly.
Greets from the Netherlands,
On 7 Dec 2017 at 20:15 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:
"No problem with long winded.
On 23 Nov 2017 at 11:05 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
There's an important Dutch Roots Project G2G, please check it out, we would love to see and hear from you there !
The Dutch Roots Project Team :)
On 11 Nov 2017 at 14:32 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
Re John Derby, you can add to his profile without being on the trusted list, and I would welcome you to add to it. I am on the trusted list but am not a PM otherwise I'd add you. Sharon
On 31 Oct 2017 at 01:12 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
On 28 Oct 2017 at 05:49 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 15 Oct 2017 at 22:19 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
Thank you for your comment on Percival Lowell's profile. Since Percival Lowell is a PPP profile, I have opened a question on G2G forum to discuss this further, to try to get consensus. Here is a link to it in case you want to weigh in: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/484689/should-anna-goodale-changed-to-percival-lowells-daughter
On 1 Sep 2017 at 21:06 GMT Jan Terink wrote:
Did you know there's a new Source-a-Thon 2017 (first register here) organized for 30 September - 2 October 2017? A huge event, to keep things organized we are going to work with teams again. Since you're a member of our Project, perhaps you would like to join ourTeam Flying Dutchmen Team to help and source and improve Unsourced Netherlands profiles ?
We sure can use some help and you can win prizes, but the best thing of course is we are going to work on this together, get as many as possible Unsourced profiles Sourced and improved and have a lot a fun ! :)
The Dutch Source-a-Thon Team
On 13 Jun 2017 at 20:49 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 7 May 2017 at 21:53 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
There are category links to add to your ancestor's profiles and research links to learn more about your family. The Project is a good way to consolidate the WikiTree ancestors with historic connections to the years of 1773 (Boston Tea Party) to 1789 (ratification of the U.S. Constitution.) All patriot, loyalist, Hessians, French, Native Americans or any other profiles with a connection to these years should be linked to an appropriate category in the Project.
If you haven’t already, please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include 1776 Project and any other tag terms that you wish to follow: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:FollowingSome categories have a template (SAR) to add at the top of a biography. If not, add a category link by putting the category name such as for those who bore arms in the Revolution and
for those who contributed patriotic or civil service. Thank you.
On 7 Apr 2017 at 15:56 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
It's spring so time for some cleaning, perhaps you would like to help ?
Greets from the Netherlands,
On 7 Mar 2017 at 18:36 GMT Nancy Hance wrote:
You've got a lot more than me, but if we combine I believe we'll actually find the exact link. I have a 71% UK DNA coming from both my dad's side and my moms, mom (Nellie) side.
On 6 Mar 2017 at 19:12 GMT Nancy Hance wrote:
On 20 Jan 2017 at 08:33 GMT Jan Terink wrote:
Welcome to the Dutch Roots Project! :)
To show you how we work and how it should be done if you are a member of the project :), here's the help page for it: Biographies. We also have some examples of profiles, in the Bio's of these profiles you can look how to add the ref tags and sources etc: when is a profile Template ready? Of course you'll reach your Pre-1700 ancestors. That's why all members need to take the Pre-1700 self certification quiz, like you already did. The Dutch naming convention is very important, all info about Patronymics you can find there as well.
And here's what you can do already: to join the project
Well I know it's quite a lot of info, so just take your time to read it all, and of course for all members of the Project it's very important to participate at the G2G because that's where we communicate about Dutch profiles, if we need help finding sources or other project related stuff :).
Thanks for joining Caryl, we're very happy to have you as a member and if you have questions or need some help just ask, always happy to help!
|Greets from Holland , Jan|
On 19 Jan 2017 at 02:20 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:
Welcome to the New Netherland Settlers Project. Please visit our FAQ and feel free to ask any questions you may have. If you're looking for your ancestors that might already be on Wikitree, check out our Immigrants and Progenitors page, though it is not quite complete and does not reflect all of the profiles that already exist.
Oop, Ringo has now been connected on the progenitor page. :)
On 12 Jan 2017 at 00:18 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:
Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.
Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.
If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.
Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.
Vicky Majewski ~ WikiTree Mentor
On 3 Jan 2017 at 01:49 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
Welcome to the Trails and Wagon Trains Project! Check out the project page and let me know how you would like to help. ;-)
On 23 Dec 2016 at 11:38 GMT Nancy Lee (Hill) Cousins wrote:
Lee - Volunteer Coordinator
On 19 Dec 2016 at 16:52 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
You are now a Short/Pruett/White twig on a branch of our great big ole shared tree, thank you for volunteering!
We have a Question of the Week posted in our Genealogist-To-Genealogist (G2G) forum if you'd like to jump in and answer it, just click Have you ever found yourself in the wrong tree?
Not sure how to start? Visit How to Use Wikitree for instructions. If you are looking for some great ways to help out our collaborative effort? The Volunteers Needed page is the place to go!
See you in the branches --
On 19 Dec 2016 at 16:22 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree!
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 have an opportunity to volunteer and tell us about your genealogical interests.
Welcome to the family! We’re really glad you’re here.