I am daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend. My identity is revealed through my relationships. Additionally, I love God and enjoy my relationship with Him.
As a child living with my paternal grandparents, I remember well my 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 I've learned that the "town of Popple" was Popple Township in Minnesota where my grandparents homesteaded; that we are very distantly related to the Rockefeller family; that my great grandmother's maiden name was McCollum so I suppose that's why they called her "Mack," and I'm sure 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 I discovered that my 3rd great grandfather Cyrus Aldrich was born in New York and died in Southern California! Oh, and one more thing - I've learned that I have many, many people in my Aldrich line that qualify for PGM - and several are PPPd. (Only WikiTree folks will know what that means.) Around WT, we really, really like acronyms!
As a youngster, my grandmother told me 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, I have found no German ancestors, but lots and lots of English, and a few Scots and Irish, and yes, I am also 3/4 Norwegian.
I enjoy being an amateur genealogist. To me genealogy is more than names and dates. I want to know 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?
I love being a WikiTreer! I'm still working to understand the fundamentals of this site, and probably always will as it keeps being upgraded and changed. I enjoy the challenge of learning new skills, conquering the unknown, meeting new friends and communicating/collaborating.
Besides God, my husband, my family, genealogy and WikiTree, I love flower gardening, landscaping, birding, floral design, walking in the woods with my husband and our 3 year old dog named Reagan. I love reading the Bible, reading history books, reading historical fiction. I love working on WikTree until my eyes will no longer focus!
On 8 Sep 2018 at 22:33 GMT Bobbie (Madison) Hall wrote:
On 5 Sep 2018 at 05:57 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
I hope Jillaine has some insight to offer. Thanks again! Isabelle
On 5 Sep 2018 at 05:53 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
Thanks for your message re: Ann Nolton Turner. I'm responsible of the Disproven Existence Project, but unfortunately not competent regarding PGM genealogies. The biography of Ann "Knowlton"'s fictitious husband offers this: "The Errata and Addenda to the Knowlton genealogy incorrectly supposes that Captain William Knowlton (died 1632) was the same as William Nolton of Hingham (d. 1639), whose wife's name was Ann. There is no evidence to support such a hypothesis. Furthermore, the will of Widow Ann (----)(Nolton) Tucker left everything to her grandchildren Paul Guilford and Susanna Jewell, with no mention of any Knowlton sons. " So while this person is fictitious as wife of an invented person, she is evidently based on a real person. I'm not sure what is the best course of action-
On 1 Aug 2018 at 20:22 GMT Joel Hagenburg M.A. wrote:
Thank you for messaging me about the Chapin profiles. I have adopted them and they are in good hands. Also, I just wanted to note that I appreciate all of your previous work on the profiles. As a direct descendant of both, it feels good to know we can help each other out.
On 1 Aug 2018 at 19:58 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:
I debated when my daughter was born over Carissa and other choices and said damn it, I will never call her anything but Carrie, so just name her Carrie, and people still ask me 'What's Carrie's real name, is that short for Carol, Caroline or something else?
On 13 Jul 2018 at 17:06 GMT Michael Comins wrote:
I will pursue when I have fully investigated.
Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to assist you in your efforts.
On 9 Jul 2018 at 20:21 GMT Tim Prince wrote:
On 22 Jun 2018 at 01:09 GMT Karen (Rantz) Munro wrote:
On 16 May 2018 at 23:02 GMT Joel Hagenburg M.A. wrote:
My apologies if my comment came across as rude. What I meant was that there is minimal familial information on the Abbee-7 page, such as links to her parents. These links are, however, already added to the Abbe-236 page. I have added the missing information to Abbee-7, so the merge should be able to proceed smoothly.
On 16 May 2018 at 20:49 GMT Joel Hagenburg M.A. wrote:
When (Abbee-7) is merged with (Abbe-236), I agree that it should be merged to Abbee-7. In doing so, we must insure that the familial links for Abbe-236 are merged as well. Your biography for Abbee-7 is great, though there are minimal links for that page. There are no parents listed and a couple of the children are missing as well. I just want to be sure that all of the information for Abbe-236 is merged to Abbe-7. Thanks!