I was born in Missouri, and spent my early life there. In the military, I married a man who grew up in Florida. With our children, we have lived primarily in Florida, Missouri, Virginia, and Arizona.
When I was young, I was interested in talking to my grandmothers and a great-grandma about their families and made some notes. Oh, how I wish I had asked more questions!
I began my genealogy research in earnest about ten years ago. I have a tree on Ancestry with over 13,000 people, and I do seek out those reliable sources; D_Adams_FamilyTree. I have done autosomal and mtDNA (Haplogroup K1a2b) testing; brothers have done autosomal, and one of them Big Y-DNA testing for our ADAMS line (Haplogroup I-BY151). And, still looking for additional family members to test all the time. I am also a Find A Grave contributor.
My hope in joining WikiTree is to share my research with others now and in future generations, and in collaboration, gain from the knowledge and experience of other members.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.
On 7 Feb 2017 at 23:55 GMT Terry Welshans wrote:
On 13 Jan 2017 at 03:49 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
I see that you just did the Pre-1700 Self-Certification. That's great! Also noticed you made 90 contributions to Wikitree, thank you! Here at WikiTree we like to have our members involved with others; collaboration is key!
Is there a particular time period, location, or topic you're interested in? Maybe you have some historically-significant ancestors? Here is a list of our WikiTree projects you might like to check out: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Projects
Why don't you also stop by the One Name Studies project, to see if there's already a name study for (surname) going on? The current leaders for that are Doug Lockwood and Alison Andrus. They would be happy to get you started.
Dorothy, Volunteer Coordinator.
On 8 Jan 2017 at 02:36 GMT Bill Dunkley wrote:
You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree! Thank you for volunteering and sharing. Have fun and please ask for help if you need it! WikiTree members are always eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist. You can also join in on the conversation about our question of the week: Going back in time: What burning question would you ask which ancestor 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. You may want to edit your TAGS to include more surnames and one surname per TAG as this will allow you to find others searching for the same surnames
Enjoy the experience,
Bill D :-D
On 8 Jan 2017 at 02:23 GMT Bill Dunkley wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree. By now you should have received an email with helpful links to get you started on adding your family to ours. WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person and that means we share ancestors and 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 be given an opportunity to volunteer to help document our collective family history. Use the Tags and comments to tell us about your genealogical interests. When you volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership.
Enjoy the experience,
Bill D :-D