Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl

Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl

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Cheryl Skordahl formerly Aldrich
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Cheryl has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Descendant of PGM migrant George Aldrich & Katherine Seald and many others who are listed below..
Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl is participating with Team Massachusetts during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 125 profiles.
Cheryl has participated in 1 out of 52 weeks during the 2020 52 Ancestors Challenge.

Daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - identity is revealed through my relationships. Relationship with God is above all.

As a child living with her paternal grandparents, Cheryl remembers well mher grandmother's storytelling. She would say, "back in the olden days..." or "down on the town of Popple we..." or more specifically, "you know we're related to the 'Rockafellas...'" or "your great grandma's name was Mary, but they called her Mack. She was a haaarrrd woman, you know." Now, through studying genealogy Cheryl has learned that the "town of Popple" was Popple Township in Minnesota where the grandparents homesteaded; that we are very distantly related to the Rockefeller family; that the great grandmother's maiden name was McCollum so that's why they called her "Mack," and she was a "hard" woman since she was a logger's wife on the islands off the west cost of British Columbia. Oh, and another genealogical learning moment was when the discovery was made, that my 3rd great grandfather Cyrus C. Aldrich was born in New York and died in Southern California!

As a youngster, grandma said I was 3/4 Norwegian and 1/4 German, Scotch, and Irish. Back then she had no access to genealogical books or computer programs, so they guessed German, since the name "Aldrich" sounds German. In truth, no German ancestors have been found, but lots and lots of English, and a few Scots and Irish, and yes, there is also the 3/4 Norwegian.

Cheryl enjoys being an amateur genealogist but genealogy is more than names and dates. It's the ins and outs of my relatives' lives,.. what was their occupation? ...what was their family unit like, how many children, married more than once? ...where did they live, how did they travel, what was happening in the vicinity of their home and also in the world during their lifetime? ...what were their joys and what were their trials? ...what religious affiliation did they have, and were they actively involved?

She loves being a WikiTreer! I enjoy the challenge of learning new skills, conquering the unknown, meeting new friends and communicating/collaborating.

Besides God, husband, family and friends, genealogy and WikiTree; Cheryl loves flower gardening, landscaping, birding, floral design, walking in the woods with my husband and our dog named Reagan. She loves reading the Bible, reading history books, reading historical fiction.

PGM Great Grandparents who migrated between 1620 & 1640

Great Grandparents Who Migrated Between 1640 - 1650

  1. Samuel Nettleton migrated before 1644 from Warwickshire, England.
  2. George Slye and Deborah Gardner from Warwickshire, England

Early Family who moved to Long Island

Related Notable People:

  1. Dwight Lyman Moody Biblical Scholar, Evangelist, Publisher. 7th cousin, 5 times removed.
  2. Stephen Hopkins American Founding Father, Signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. 3rd cousin, 7 times removed.
  3. Winston Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 10 May 1940 - 26 July 1945; 26 Oct 1951 - 5 Apr 1955. 5th cousins, 4 times removed.
  4. Gregory Peck - film star. 8th cousins once removed.
  5. Lady Diana Frances Windsor, Princess of Wales10th cousins once removed.
  6. Joseph Farwell Glidden Inventor of barb wire fencing. 6th cousin 4 times removed.
  7. Samuel Colt designed and patented the first revolving firearm. 6th cousin 5 times removed.

I am related to the following United States Presidents

  1. William Howard Taft 27th president; 5th cousin, 4 times removed.
  2. John Tyler, 10th president. 10th cousin, 3 times removed. connecting grandfather: Sir William Molyneux of Stefton
  3. Zachary Taylor,12th president. 10th cousin, 4 times removed. connecting grandfather: Sir John Norton of Norton Conyers High Sherriff of Yorkshire.
  4. Millard Filmore 13th president; 6th cousin, 5 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Stephen Post
  5. Franklin Pierce 14th president; 9th cousin, 5 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Merrill-117|John Merrill]]
  6. Hiram Ulysses Simpson Grant 18th president; 7th cousin, 5 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Robert White
  7. Rutherford B. Hayes 19th president; 5th cousins, five times removed. Connecting grandfather: Thomas Merrick
  8. James Abram Garfield 20th president; 6th cousin, 4 times removed. Connecting grandfather: James Ludden
  9. Grover Cleveland 22nd president; fifth cousin, 5 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Samuel Ball
  10. Theodore Roosevelt 26th president; 12th cousins 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: William Forbes
  11. Warren G. Harding 29th president; 7th cousin, 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Arthur Bevins
  12. Calvin Coolidge 30th president; 8th cousin, 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: John Baker
  13. Herbert Hoover 31st president;7th cousins, 3 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Christopher Smith
  14. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 32nd president;7th cousin, 4 times removed. Connecting grandfather: Henry Woodward
  15. Harry S. Truman 34th president;10th cousins, 1 time removed Connecting grandfather: Matthew Mitchell
  16. Lyndon Baines Johnson 36th president;12th cousin, 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: John Elliot
  17. Richard Nixon 37th president;10th cousin, once removed. Connecting grandfather: Matthew Mitchell
  18. Gerald Ford 38th president;9th cousin, 2 times removed. Connecting grandfather: George Hull
  19. George Herbert Walker Bush 41st president;9th cousins, twice removed. Connecting grandfather: Nathaniel Foote

Direct Ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War

The 5 star profiles I manage:

WikiTree Work Information

PGM Browse Matches and Pending Merges:

PGM Beyond New England Information Page

PGM Beyond Bulletin Board (for Team communicating/collaborating)

PGM Beyond Team Members:

Template: PGM Beyond - Sticker:

Hyperlink of profiles using PGM Beyond Sticker

PGM Beyond Maintenance category:

PGM Beyond link to sticker creation - Ellen's comments:

Welcome Wagon

PGM Member Activity Review spreadsheet:

Badge List: (You can get there by clicking on your own or someone else's pgm badge.) or here:
PGM Welcome Wagon Contacted - Free Space (a list of those I've contacted):

Sub-Project: Puritan Great Migration Beyond New England: (my junk page)

Long Island Info & sources: (my junk page)

Free Space Page for updating biographies bio William Allen-2742

Leaders I am responsible to:

Ellen Smith:
Anne B:
Jillaine Smith:

Links to projects I am involved with:

PGM Editing Guidance:
New York unsourced:
Genealogically Defined link:
Quaker Project Category Help:


PGM Reliable Sources:
Anne B's source page:
Early Long Island Sources: (some good, some not so much, but helpful.) See Additional sources on Cheryl's free space page here:
  • Peter Ross. "A History of Long Island, New York From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time." The Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago. (1902) Vol. 1. see at
  • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1870-. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.)"The Founders of Southold, Long Island" Epher Whitaker. Vol. 26, (1895) pp 85 - 89.subscribers$
  • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1870-. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) Rufus King. "Early Settlers of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island" Vol. 30, p. 120 - 122.subscription site$
  • Mather, Frederic Gregory. "The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut." J. B. Lyon Company, Printers. Albany, N. Y. (1913) [4]
  • William Salmon. "The Salmon Records, A Private Register of Marriages and Deaths of the Residents of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, N. Y. 1696 - 1811." Edited by William A. Robbins. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (1918)see at hathitrust
  • Craven, Charles E. "A History of Mattituck, Long Island, N. Y." published for the author. (1906)see at google books
  • Frost, Josephine C. New York: Long Island Cemetery Inscriptions, 1652-1910. Original Typescript: Josephine C. Frost, 1912-1914. Long Island, N.Y. Cemetery Inscriptions. Mss 299. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Vol. 7, pp 1 - 91.subscription site$
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Quaker Resources:

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I'm joining this challenge
Aldrich is my maiden name. I am descended from a long line of Aldrich men going back to George Aldrich and Katherine Seald.
I want an announcement whenever things are changed on WikiTree. please.
My great grandmother's maiden name
I create free space pages for my work in US History and PGM
use with the Integrators Project
still researching to find my Mayflower ancestor
my great great grandmother's maiden name
I am interested in following this project on Long Island
keeping up with what's happening on WT
I have several families in my genealogy who were in the early Puritan migration.
keep up with the changes
I am involved with this project
especially quakers in New England and Long Island
My maternal grandfather's name
Skordahl is my married name. The family originated in Norway.
My paternal 2nd great grandmother's maiden name. After Betsey Trask, I hit a brick wall.
I am a member of this project
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Hello Cousin,

Cheryl and Janine are 10th cousins twice removed

I have no information about her maiden name.
posted by Andrew White
Hi Cheryl

Thank you for your offer of assistance with the Puritan Great Migration Project. I am still relatively new and have been finding my way around and I am slowly learning the proper way to do things here.

I have been focusing on getting my family tree into Wikitree for the past month and making sure it is properly sourced and formatted. Once this is complete I will be helping out wherever possible. Thanks again for the welcome note Ron

posted by Ron Raymer
Thank you very much the message about my relative-yes you got the right guy. I wasn't sure about the time period he came either. I knew he was in the Puritans with Moody which is prior to her move. I didn't know if you would have more info on him. I think he was a cool guy! Thanks for looking into it for me. You are so very nice and wonderful. I"m a newby. He really liked Gardiner and his daughter married him. there is confusion about Gardiner as I see in my great aunts that his step father was Winter and his real father was Richard Gardiner the 1st in James Grovers page it shows his daughter having a second marriage with Winter and that is really odd to me. Not sure if you've studined anything about Gardiner before. I also know the name Gardiner is England history brown813660 sand
posted by Sandy (Brown) Peoples
My relative James Grover went to England and helped Ms. Moody leave the Puritians to form Her anti baptists group and then he left her later in life and started his church in what is now New Jersey.

I'm brown 81360 on wikitree. I'm clumbsy with the software and pretty new. My great aunt was fantastic and I have her things. so that is what I know from my family.

posted by Sandy (Brown) Peoples
Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for completing the Elizabeth Barber (Clark-12585) and Elizabeth Barbour (Clarke-1058) merge!



posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Ok thanks, I posted a note, I’m finished. Now to rest my eyes.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
Hi Cheryl, I don’t like the numbers either. I didn’t know how much to do, I’ll get rid of the numbers if that’s ok with everyone. Also I think the second half of the profile still needs paragraph breaks at least. I’ll work on it later today.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
Regarding your corrections to the Biography of Richards-5850, William Richards, my 5th Great-Grandfather. He married Elizabeth Baker of Roxbury on 30 May 1733, not Mary Baker in Boston. There were many William Richards in the colony at the time, one of them married to Mary, but not this William Richards. George Richards
posted by George Richards

Thank you for participating in the 2019 Source-a-Thon as a member of Team Massachusetts. Together we sourced 285 profiles. Great job. Next team effort will be the 2020 Scan-a-Thon. See you then. Thanks for all your work. Bob

posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
Cheryl, There is no link for Dickerson-96. The info is from my research in Southold town records volume one which I don’t think is online.
posted by Anne X

Cheryl is 19 degrees from Claire Nava, 26 degrees from Levi Strauss and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.