John  Atkinson

John Atkinson

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John Atkinson
Born 1950s.
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Son of [private father (1910s - 1970s)] and [private mother (1910s - 2010s)]
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Atkinson-107 created 24 Jan 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 19 Aug 2017
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Although no direct ancestors were members of the original ANZACs, there were a number of family members you fought in WW1. My father and other family members were also involved in WWII.
I was born in Australia, as were my parents, and 3 of my grandparents, but only 2 of my great grandparents. Different ancestors originally emigrated to New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia
New exciting mini-project of 5 generations of descendants of William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda
My maternal grandfather was born in Sydney, Australia, but both his parents were born in Cornwall in England and I have probably had the greatest success searching my Cornish ancestors.
Interested in cleaning up errors in profiles, particularly European Aristocrats
My known ancestry post about 1500 is almost totally English, principally Northumberland/Durham, Norfolk, Cornwall, Kent/Greater London
I've been interested in the genealogy of European Royal and noble families for over 40 years, and am currently the leader of the EuroAristo project
Developing an interest in medieval history, particularly of Europe, and also an understanding of the sources for this period.
Another county of England, where I have been able to trace some of my maternal ancestors
As part of the EuroAristo project and medieval history I have an interest in profiles from the pre-1500 period
I'm a Librarian by profession and finding sources and referencing them appropriately is a part of what I do.
Although most of my known ancestry is English, there are meant to be elements from Wales, Scotland and Ireland, but they are proving very elusive.


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On 19 Aug 2017 at 08:30 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi John,

Could you please look into the merge between Hohenzollern-116 and Brandenburg-Bayreuth-2 ? I can't decide which LNAB to use - it's clear enough Hohenzollern is the house name, but the rest of this person's family has Brandenburg, she is the only one with Brandenburg-Bayreuth. There's a set of Wettins to merge. Thanks for your help.

On 16 Aug 2017 at 11:28 GMT John Cherry wrote:

John, thanks for your comment on my error correcting of pre-1500 profiles. This is my first time volunteering to work on generic errors - and most profiles I am leaving with new sources and clearer relationships. Some, however, are unsourced, old (usually a pre 2012-GEDCOM) and really sloppy. As I am currenlty working 12th and 13th century profiles, if the person was not royal, then any 'marriage' or 'death' date is probably made up anyway. I am trying to leave a clear line of descent (which really is all that would have been recorded at the time). I leave a note for the PM, and I am sure if there is a sourced date, they can put it back in. Regards John

On 15 Aug 2017 at 00:11 GMT Iain Old wrote:

Many thanks indeed for your helpful edits on

On 9 Aug 2017 at 18:00 GMT Claudia del Valle wrote:

Thank you John for finalising Clovis's merge! I am a new wikitreer and do not know how to do it! Not familiar with the procedure. Now, I am a descendent of all the Carta Magna Barons... How can I include them in my family tree?

Are you in Australia now? I will be visiting next April... we can have a chat or a word over the phone.. can't we? Cordially, Claudia A. del Valle, Bahia Blanca, Argentina

On 29 Jul 2017 at 22:20 GMT Stephanie (Gray) Carmon wrote:

You caught me in the middle of editing

On 28 Jul 2017 at 06:46 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Here is some info about the Scarpone name:

Scarpone (= Charpeigne) was the name of a gallo-roman city, now Dieulouard, between Pont-a-Mousson and Nancy so definitely Bar territory or near it. See Medlands at (Upper Lotharingia /Chap 5 Comtes de Charpeigne / Richwin). I've added a notes section to all three profiles Scarpone-16 (Jeanne), Scarpone-17 (Robert) and Scarpone-15 (Richwin). For the record, I'm not advocating the use of Scarpone, just adding some explanation.

On 28 Jul 2017 at 06:41 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hello John ! Was just going to ask you for help about this issue. I've seen Scarpone somewhere before and will try to get the reference ASAP. I'm worried about what LNAB to use in this case, would have used Bar if available. I've completed the merge for Jeanne de Béthune but would rather you took care of Robert, please.

EDIT - I've amended the comment on Scarpone-17 as it was way too affirmative. The family may have been called Scarpone at some stage, that's not enough to say it was the house name. Thank you for your message, again.

On 22 Jul 2017 at 21:11 GMT Steve Selbrede wrote:

I try not to disconnect a profile "solely" based on it's unsourced dates. I try to look at other factors and then leave a note describing the rationale. Usually I only disconnect when it is highly unlikely that it should be connected, such as when the profile is from the wrong century. This fixes the DB error and should make the tree more reliable.

If the profile manager disagrees, that's fine. You can reconnect, though I would hope the DB error could be fixed some other way.

On 18 Jul 2017 at 02:21 GMT Anonymous (Deering) Anonymous wrote:

I have been working to prove those relationships all day. I emailed you about the relationships. I have first hand records from my grandmother to prove these relationships. I have DNA proof of these relationships from Ancestry, MyHeritage, and other DNA testing services. If you are going to continue to delete my information that is PROVEN with DNA and sources I will delete my profile. I feel disrespected and quite upset. I spent my entire afternoon and break after work doing this to help others.

On 17 Jul 2017 at 09:38 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

John, I was just going to alert you on the fact that there was a one-generation discrepancy between the Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls and Chesapeake Colonial Families (how good is that source, anyway?) - re Walter Fauntleroy - but I see you've already been there. Thank you for giving so much attention to this issue.

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