Anne reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of 2021 and met my personal goal of 15 per month Sourcerers' Challenge
Anne B - Life
I was born in Connecticut, grew up in New Jersey, have parents (deceased) and many siblings. I returned to Connecticut, married a dairy farmer, and have grown children.
Anne B - Genealogy
I've been researching fifty+ years. Yes, even back in the days, when you had to go to a library and read real books with real pages, and photocopies cost as much as a gallon of gas (25 cents). I've spent many a dizzying hour reading microfilm.
I researched, wrote and published a family genealogy on my grandmother's family. It's 208 pages including a twenty page bibliography. Every fact I've stated in the book has a listed source. I do not believe in undocumented genealogy. I'd rather leave a date unfilled, or as an "about this date," than put in a piece of information that I don't have proof for. I had an article published in TAG (2019) and an article in NEHGR (2020). The topics for these articles were generated by my research for WikiTree profiles.
Anne B and Wikitree
I really like the concept of what we're doing here at wiki-tree. I am continually irritated by the plethora of unsourced and often inaccurate trees on Ancestry. Keep up the good work, everyone. Source, source, double check, source some more and let's get rid of all the duplicates.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Anne by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Anne:
edited by Jim Richardson
Thank you for your contributions to the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.
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My ancestor is Hannah Barney-503 who married Job Smith-13705, both in my DNA, as are her parents, Jacob Barney-332 and Mary Danforth-13. Manager Dexter Smith-16798
While looking for matches I found Hannah Smith_Barney-1, parents Daniel Smith-40117 and Hannah Brewster-1127, with the exact dates and places listed as Hannah Barney-503, and without a manager, now me.
To try to fix the Smith_Barney-1, I have altered Smith_Barney-1 into Smith-270409 to Barney-2863 but the parents are listed as Daniel Smith and Hannah Brewster. so I think I should have stayed on Smith-270409. No evidence of a marriage. I don't want to keep changing since I don't know if this is the right way to do it.
I sent Dexter what I had found and that I was going to try to find a child of Daniel Smith and Hannah Brewster, or of Job Smith and Hannah Barney that the profile could be referring to. I have found a Hannah, daughter of Daniel and one of Job. I need more research but I will wait until I get your input to make sure I am on the right track and if I am not how to fix it.
I have found many Job Smiths m to Hannah Barneys out there so next gotta merge.
Anyway, any help you can give with this mess is very appreciated.
Merging Hannah Smith (Barney-503) and Hannah Smith (Barney-2863) may be the main thing needed.
Thanks so much for your consideration of my doings.
Looking forward to your conclusions. Hopefully there is little left to do.
edited by Claudia (Collette) Scarbrough
"Old" Job Smith Posted 30 Sep 2017 by Alice Cordova "Old" Job Smith
Job Smith, Sr., was born abt. 1720 in Pennsylvania. He died during the early 1800s in South Carolina.  Before 1745, he lived in Fawn Township, Lancaster County, near Muddy Creek, on lands granted to him by William Penn. Anita Quarles  lists sons Job Jr., etc
Her reference: Anita Quarles, "Job Smith of York County, Pennsylvania, and His Descendants," pages 252-261 in Ancestors and Descendants of Smiths, compiled and indexed by Linda G. Cheek, Easley, South Carolina, Southern Historical Press. https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/3454485/person/270065957773/media/0065245f-f9a4-4944-9beb-6f097a20e666.
I found Sarah Downs as well married to a Joseph Smith I think. Can't find the reference right now.
I believe Job is correct and I am going to remove all wives at this time until one shows up that makes sense. And I will research the children again. Do you agree?
You asked: except my DNA suggests the same names and dates, but not places, as my ancestors. How can that be? I think that sometimes DNA participants submit their "incorrect" paper genealogies and that continues to perpetrate the wrong information. I've seen at least one case where someone claimed that DNA proved something but the original genealogy they were trying to prove was wrong.
Nan, WikiTree Appreciation Team
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Robert Farnham, Sr. B 1515 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England married to Margareta Kingston Farnham in 1536. D 1540 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England They had a son-Robert Farnham in 1537 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. D 1580 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. Married to Mary Langham. They had a son-Robert Farnham IV B 1577 in Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England and D in 1675 in Leicester, Leicester Unitary Authority, Leicestershire, England. Married to Elizabeth Munke. They had a son-Ralph Farnham on August 25, 1601 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. Ralph Farnham aka Farnum died January 8, 1642 in Andover, Essex County, Massachusettes. He was married to Alice Harris B in 1610 in Leicestershire, England. Alice died on February 9, 1652.
Congratulations on adding sources to 21 profiles during the January Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving the health of our One Tree.
Nan, WT Appreciation Team
Thank you for your contributions to the December 2021 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.
Nan, WT Appreciation Team
Great job! Thanks for making our tree much healthier
Thank you for your 512 contributions to the November Sourcerers Challenge! That's quite an achievement, and a great step forward for the health of our One Tree. Congratulations!
On my Wiki feed I see you updated Henry Samson's profile. I am a member of the Henry Samson Kindred and am wondering if you would wish to share your findings on Henry with our organization as I think they would have an interest.
On behalf of Henry Samson Kindred I appreciate all you do, particularly your Henry Samson research.
Ray Zeller Zeller-948
Ray Zeller Zeller-948
Anne, we appreciate your work!
Thanks for contributing to Puritan Great Migration profiles over the last six months. Every little bit helps, so please keep those edits coming!
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proof of the given name of the wife of William of Fairfield as Margaret. Although she is not mentioned by name in William's probate record, she is mentioned in Stamford Ct vital records; viz "Robert Batts [sic] mar 26 June 1657 Margerit [sic] Cross" (Vol 1:19). Further proof that Margaret Cross, widow of William of Fairfield did indeed mar a Robert Bates of Stamford is in the distribution of Robert's estate where his step-son John Cross, a proved son of William and Margaret, is given a legacy.
The possibility of the given name of WEECHE for Margaret, spouse of William of Fairfield, is from a mar record of a William Cross and Margaret Weeche at Trauton, Somerset Co, England. William of Fairfield is supposed to have been a resident of Wethersfield Ct in 1637.This is the earliest record of a William Cross in colonial Ct.
Would it be okay if I have a project badge added to my profile? I would hopefully like to be apart of profile of the week someday! That would be really amazing. I have made a lot of interesting discoveries on my tree on Ancestry, which I'm adding to my WikiTree!
Bradley Dillin (Dillin-65)
got your message regarding the mayflower project thank you for reaching out...funny thing is I was just about to do the same to you.
I have been away for a spell working on my personal family tree was working towards joining the mayflower society through my 9th great grandfather Richard Warren, but am back now and ready to help so yes, I am still interested I have many ties to the mayflower family and have at last count to be 26 members that are my ancestors with many being a direct ancestor am not sure if am on the yes, trusted list for any Mayflower Project managed profiles? when I joined some time ago there was not a clear direction for what I was supposed to do. however, know I know how WikiTree works now
is to add sound documented records for the descendants for the mayflower fathers and mothers so put me in coach am ready to help
WikiTree Mayflower Member Scott Wessel 08 Aug 2021
Added you to the trusted list for all Todds on my list (including Stephen Todd as you requested). Thanks for your exceptional contributions!
Best Wishes - Jim
Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.
Keep up the great work!
Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team
Thank you so much for the 'new' information regarding Nathan Robbins and his parentage. It's always exciting to see new names added as we delve into our family histories. Here's some new information for you and which I have added in notes regarding Nathan. Between WikiTree and Find-A-Grave so much is attainable these days unlike years ago in archives and libraries and sending away for microfiche and microfilm! Now it is essential we all do our best to back up information or risk becoming unreliable as a source for others. Thank you again! Le Roy
Aug 12, 2020. L Jameson writing. The Cope history is titled: my Gramma was a Cope (capitalization by the compiler, Alvin L. Munroe). The frontispiece reads: William Cope, U.E.L. Phoebe Ellsworth Their family and descendants Copetown, Ontario
Printed by Dogwood Printing, Box 716, Ozark, Missouri 65721. Revised and updated January 1, 1995
Dear Anne: Will you please check my comment @ Lumley-58, and review that profile with Lumley-118 to determine if they are duplicates? The first time I learned Elizabeth Lumley was a direct ancestor, I couldn't find more of her ancestry line @ Lumley-58. Then somehow, I got on geni.com, and after many hours, completed the line from the first reported ancestor back to her. I was satisfied, but researched her reported grandparents, who are at wikipedia: John and Jane Lumley. Her supposed grandparents' never had a son named Thomas Lumley, and the three children that John and Jane Lumley had, died in childhood. I learned my lesson :( After all that, I found Lumley-118, which has Thomas Lumley, but not the one that geni.com reported as her father. (: Thank you for all the work you do :)
I'm okay with the merge of the two Edward Langfords, but his wife Mary was the daughter of Thomas St. Barbe (and presumably his wife Joan). This is confirmed by her will of 1624 among other sources. She was not a Hyde (though her sister and daughter married Hydes) and I don't know of any connection with Alice Essex. The profile manager seems to have used a family tree pedigree on familysearch, which doesn't appear to give any of her family connections and (as they are generated by the general public and not vetted) are not considered sources suitable for Wikitree. Also, re Longford-1288 (I can't seem to call her up), there was no daughter named Hannah in either Edward or Mary's wills. Closest to that name was a daughter named Ann who married William Long.
edited by Monica Edmunds
Should all the ancestry trees be removed as sources on the Rose Tillery unknown https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Unknown-231890 .
Outstanding! We started this program in April of this year 2019 award is April through December.
I have given up on finding any Mayflower ancestors, so I do not expect to be contributing anything to the Project. Thus, you may as well remove the Mayflower Badge from my profile.
Please edit profile to match best information available.