Anne B
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Anne has written and improved 500 profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge and is now a Master Builder.
Descendant of PGM migrant Nathaniel Turner and more.
Anne B is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger George Soule.
Anne B is a Connecticuter.
Best Profile Manager 2018
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Descendant of Thomas Yale & John Throckmorton, Gateway Ancestors.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Anne reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of 2020 and met my personal goal of 10 per month Sourcerers' Challenge
My name
A garden (no weeds)

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
volunteer.gif.pagespeed.ce.VwV98QzWRl.gif 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.

Puritan Great Migration Joined 3 Aug 2014. (Leader Feb 2016-Sept 2020)
Mayflower Joined 2 Dec 2014 (Leader Feb 2018-Sept 2020; Mar 2021-current) Link to Mayflower Category page
Leader:11 Aug 2014
Connecticut Created May 2016, Joined/Leader 29 July 2016
One Place Studies Joined 3 Sep 2014 Space:New_Haven_Colony One Place Study
Profile Improvement Joined 3 Aug 2014 (Leader Aug 2014-Mar 2019) Link to PIP Category page
Anne B participated with Rose by Any Name during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding some sources to profiles.
Anne has participated in 52 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Anne reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the November 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
Some of my Free Space Pages
Good Source? Bad Source? Started out as one thing, is now a list of frequently used sources, mostly Mass. and Conn.
AnneBGraphicsEtc. Graphics and formatting
Space:AnneB's Wishlist Long term things that need to be done etc.
Space:AnneB's Ahnentafel. This is private for the moment
Space:Woodstock, Massachusetts Perhaps to become a one place study
Space:AnneB's Workspace
Collaborative Profile of the Week No longer an active Challenge.
Space:Biography Builders co-founder with Abby Glann of the Biography Builders Challenge. Started April 2016.

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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!


posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi Anne;

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

posted by Raymond Zeller
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Anne B reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the October 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Anne, we appreciate your work!

posted by Mel Bishop
Hi Anne!

Thanks for contributing to Puritan Great Migration profiles over the last six months. Every little bit helps, so please keep those edits coming!

Like all WikiTree projects we check in with team members twice per year and it's that time again. Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  1. If you'd like to continue as a PGM project team member
  2. If you're happy with the team you're on (Research and/or Profile Improvement) or if you'd like to make a change
  3. Optionally, what you like since the reboot back in May or what you think could be improved. This could be something about Discord, or Google Groups, or managed profile spreadsheets, or challenge participation or really anything. If you like everything the way it is, you can let me know that too :)

If you'd like to tell me about a particular project or family you're working on, I'd love to hear about that as well.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Brad Stauf, PGM membership coordinator

posted by Brad Stauf
In a message from John Granger a careful Cross genealogist wth whom I did correspond.

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.

posted by Anne X
Thanks for the note on stickers!
posted by Sherry Bartlett
Anne, I'm so glad you joined Team Roses for this year's SAT. Thank you for all of your hard work helping us clean up 4500 profiles. It's a great feeling knowing how much good we did. Emma :-)
Thank you for running the team.
posted by Anne B
Thanks for sourcing, Anne!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Anne B reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Anne!

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!

Take care,

Bradley Dillin (Dillin-65)

posted by Bradley Dillin
What project were you interested in? Profile of the week is no longer an active challenge.
posted by Anne B
Hi Anne,

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

posted by Scott Wessel
Thanks Scott for replying, I'll get back to you or members in general when I finish the checkins. Remember to keep watch for announcements in G2G. Do you own any of the Silver books? or have a membership at American Ancestors?
posted by Anne B
Hi Anne! Congratulations on becoming a badged member of the Magna Carta Project. We don't have a sticker for badged members - just the badge - so you'll need to remove your Affiliate Sticker. For options to show your relationship to a Gateway or a Surety Baron, please see

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thank you so much for finding that I had created an extra Ebenezer Rogers, it was late when I did it and I didn't check list of matches. Have a great day!
posted by Cheryl (Booth) Rogers

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

posted by Jim Wiborg
Thank you, Anne!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Anne reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Bittel-76 and B-404 do not represent the same person because: No I'm not Peter Bittel. Although the peters need to be merged.
posted by Anne B
Bittel-76 and B-404 appear to represent the same person because: same father, same birth date, same name
posted by Dean Miller
Hello Anne, I sent you copies of several pages from The book "Genealogy of A Part Of The Wodell Family from 1640-1880." See (title page, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68) which is proof that my Joseph Sowle was the son of William & Kezia (Gifford) Sowle. The author, Eli Wodell born 1805 was the grandson of Nathaniel and the Great Grandson of William & Kezia. I would hope this book by Eli will settle the question of my Joseph Sowle's parents.
posted by William Fox Jr.
Hi, Anne!

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

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Anne, If you remember our conversations in the past concerning the mother of my Joseph Sowle of Broadalbin, New York we were trying to find if he was the son of Jemima Baker or Keziah Gifford. You kindly sent the Will papers left by Joseph Baker which showed he only mentioned two grandchildren named Edward Sole and Jemima Sole. It was then determined that my Joseph Sowle must be the son of Keziah Gifford. Joseph & Charity (Tripp) Sowle named their first son "Robert" after his paternal grandfather Robert Gifford. Now the people involved with the Society of Mayflower Descendants are questioning my lineage. I have added my resources and my reasons for not accepting their conclusions on the profile of my Joseph Sowle. I feel inadequate going up against the Mayflower Society but they are wrong and I am right. What do you suggest I do?
posted by William Fox Jr.
Dear Ann,

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

posted by LeRoy Jameson
Ann just solved a problem I could not resolve regarding Edward Holyoke. It was above my abilities and I thank her very much for performing the merge of Holyoke-136 into Holyoke-18. I have read the record and it looks excellent. Thank you again Ann.
posted by Alan Christiansen
Ann is a amazing person. She helped me realize a huge mistake I made. she is very kind and very helpful. I really appreciate with she does in helping others. I wish I knew what she knows. Thanks Ann If I can be of help let me know/


posted by Susan (Crane) Robinson
I love getting thanks yous. You're welcome and thank you for being so easy to work with.
posted by Anne B
Thanks Anne, for adding yourself as a PM for William Earle and working on his profile. He was part of my gedcom which was uploaded when I joined wikitree but he's not a direct ancestor of mine, So I'll be removing myself as a PM. He's in good hands now with you. Thanks again!
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
"Source, source, double check, source some more and let's get rid of all the duplicates."

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, 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 reported as her father. (: Thank you for all the work you do :)

posted by D. Drayer
Would love to be able to decipher thru this site like you do . Also from CT . New London . You are a Great Wikki oligst.
Thanks for the comment Kimberly. When I started on Wikitree, I read all the help pages and I read G2G every day. It really helps learning "wikitree". I came here as a good genealogist already, but I've gotten better.
posted by Anne B
Hi, Anne

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.

posted by Monica Edmunds
edited by Monica Edmunds
Hi Ann

Should all the ancestry trees be removed as sources on the Rose Tillery unknown .

Thank you

posted by [Living Snyder]
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Anne reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Outstanding! We started this program in April of this year 2019 award is April through December.

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Anne can you lock Soule-542 also? the changes on his profile page will explain. Thanks
posted by James Collins
Anne B,

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.

EuGene Smith

posted by EuGene Smith
Anne, Can you take a look at Adams-38750, Eliah Adams, the husband of Deane Winthrop's daughter Priscilla? It is kind of a mess because there have been some changes made by others, but can you look at the biography section and the Will section and see if you think I have enough proof to say that Eliah's mother and father are Hannah and Thomas Adams and that he was baptized in St. James Clerkenwell Parish, London England?
posted by Peggy (Haskell) Moss

Please edit profile to match best information available.

posted by David McKnight
Anne, can you please provide the source for the maiden name of the woman now merged into Miller-71622? Thanks!
posted by Stephanie Ward
I noticed that there are two Pedigree Files on Mary Brundage/Brundish Hoyt's profile. I read the policy that you sent me, and am wondering why you didn't deltete the Pedigree Files?
posted by Anonymous Brundage
Hi! I just looked at the Alling Ball (1617-1689) page and in 2017 you left a note saying you would be correcting the page in the coming weeks. Has that ever been done? I am a descendant and was looking to add to my database and correct any errors I might have. Thanks!
posted by Vickie Weber
Thank You for you answer. I have John in my tree in Ancestry, I just do not have all of the Merricks filled in yet here in Wiki. I have a whole lot yet to put in my tree, and I do have the Merricks Genealogy Book which has been a big help
posted by [Living Kahler]
Marie Dixon was married to John Long according to citing Marie Dixon

England Marriages, 1538–1973. Are you disputing John Long as Robert Long's father?

posted by Rod Schultz
There's a new post on G2G asking about a Haskell connection to the Mayflower Allertons. Do I have the power to add the Mayflower tag? If so, how? If not can you do it? It already has the Haskell tag.
posted by Peggy (Haskell) Moss
Anne, Congratulations. By writing and improving 400 biographies in the Biography Builders Challenge, you are qualified to display our Achievement Sticker. Just add
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Anne has written and improved 400 profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
to your profile. Keep up the good work.

Thanks, Bob

posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
I have a right to be one of the profile managers for Elizabeth Gale. I am the one who created the profile.