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Gerald, Thanks so much for being part of the Toddlin' Tortoises Team for the 2nd 2022 Connect-a-Thon back in April. Every well-constructed profile added helps to grow a healthier Tree!
Two tortoises — Hertyl and Spertyl Slowsky — stand facing each other.  Between them is the stylised WikiTree "DNA Tree" logo, with the words "Wonderful WikiTreer" superimposed over the lower portion of the globe.  Beneath the tableau are the words "We're all winners in the end" — because we are.  All winners.
Toddlin' Tortoises — We are All Winners
posted by Melanie Paul
Greetings from the Military and War Project. We are doing the six month check-in with members.. Have you been active in the last six months?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then <SAVE>. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Thank You Mary Richardson for your leadership on numerous projects !

Working with the WikiTree Military and War Project team is a continuous pleasure and privilege for me . I remain busy adding categorizations, profiles and updating with current formats. My focus the last six months that continues for the next six months is to finish updating and adding new information to the veterans in my family tree. To date that has included family members of the United States, British, Canadian and French Military Wars. The American Wars alone spans eight wars. In my experience at WiKiTree; The team of Military and War Project are members who serve to represent the best quality of excellence and outmost dedication to genealogy and historical fortifications.

C'est Bon Magnifique !

posted by Gerald Baraboo
Thank you for replying to Check in, Gerald. Thank you also for the compliments to the Military and War Project team of members. With all you are doing, if there were a category of Very Very Active, I would apply that to you.


posted by Mary Richardson
Greetings from the

We're doing our semi-annual check-in with members to see if you have been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the 1776 Project that you respond to these check-ins.

Please post your reply as a reply to this message on your page, for convenience of the record keeping.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mary Richardson ~ Project Coordinator,1776 Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Good Dayy !

Thank you Mary Richardson, SJ Baty and Betty (Skelton) Norman for your superb project leadership !

In concert with our 1776 project goals, I've continued to research and manage profiles of the American Revolution especially those French soldiers who served on American soil in the colonies, the French Militia who served with the Spanish forces from Louisiana and the French Militia from the Illinois Territory during the western campaigns. Initially, I've had success with the Barbeau family soldiers both in the colonies and the Louisiana theaters of action. This year, in addition I plan to research and connect profiles of French Canadians who were supportive and add more profiles of militia from the Prairie du Rocher, Illinois Territory. Historically the 1776 Project is one of my favorite researches.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve. Baraboo et Barbeau dit Boisdore

posted by Gerald Baraboo
edited by Gerald Baraboo
Hi Gerald,

The Canada Project is doing a check-in with members this month. I sent you our specific questions via private message just now, but you are welcome to touch base via reply to this comment if you prefer. I welcome your thoughts either way :)


posted by Laurie Giffin
Greetings Laurie,

Thank you for your leadership and excellent work. This year for me continues to be a busy genealogy investment year in regard to Canadian families. I have the following Quebec and Ontario Canadian family tree goals; to update sources, improve profile formats, edit categorizations, and add family members while focusing on all the Barbeau family members. In addition I'll continue to work with Canadian military profiles, Canadian Metis profiles and other work you assign.

It is a privilege to be part of the Canadian Project Team.

posted by Gerald Baraboo
edited by Gerald Baraboo
Thank you Gerald, this is very helpful. We'll be in touch :)
posted by Laurie Giffin
Dear Gerald,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

For those of you who joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If you’re at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Greetings Debi and Robin , Thank you for your leadership and outstanding Profile Improvement Project Administration. This year I'll continue to actively participate in our team "Thons", update the formats and PIP "Levels" of all the Barbeau family profiles, focus on the DB suggestion maintenance categories and work on our PIP team assignments ! .. Whew !

C'est Bon Magnifique !


posted by Gerald Baraboo
edited by Gerald Baraboo
Thanks, Gerald. We've added you to Bio Team Level 1 which is all about working on profiles from your own Watchlist and whatever else you find. Here's a corrected link to the GoogleGroup in case you are interested in joining. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Gerald, Thanks so much for being part of the Toddlin' Tortoises Team for the 1st Connect-a-Thon for 2022. Every well-sourced profile added helps to grow a healthier Tree!
Two tortoises — Hertyl and Spertyl Slowsky — stand facing each other.  Between them is the stylised WikiTree "DNA Tree" logo, with the words "Wonderful WikiTreer" superimposed over the lower portion of the globe.  Beneath the tableau are the words "We're all winners in the end" — because we are.  All winners.
Toddlin' Tortoises — We are All Winners
posted by Melanie Paul
Thank you for all of your hard work during the SAT helping Team Roses clean up 4500 profiles. And thank you for working on those old gedcom profiles. It's a great feeling knowing how much good we did. Emma :-)

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

If we don't hear back from you we will assume that you no longer wish to participate in the project and if so, you could rejoin at any time as is convenient for you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Greetings SJ Baty ... I wish to remain active on the 1776 Project Team. My focuses are French Army Revolutionary War participants in North America and those families that remained in USA, Spanish/ French Army from Louisanne who fought against the British and Illinois Territory, Virginia Territory Colonial Militia who fought against the British on the Western front.

Please advise.

posted by Gerald Baraboo
Thanks for the reply Gerald. I've added you to the Profile Development Team. If you need anything from the project you can post it at the Google Group, G2G, or send me a message. Thanks for your contributions!

best regards,


posted by SJ Baty
Further to a previous conversation re John Barbot 1655 to 1712. I went through the St Martin de Ré registers last year and the name was Barbot. The family tended to use Barbott in England. I was going to post a photo of his father's death entry, but I don't know how to post photos. The entry was interesting as it gave his father's age. This is the link to the registers.
posted by Anne (Hayes) Nathan
Jerry, Thank you for joining Team Roses for the 2021 Connect A Thon and helping us to create 7384 new connections! It’s always a fun time working beside you. Emma :-)
Wow! I just checked the scores again and saw you got over 3000 suggestions cleaned up. Très magnifique! Thank you for joining in the fun. It's always great to work beside you! Emma :-)
Hi Jerry! Registration for the Clean A Thon is now open. We would love to have you join Team Roses again! Emma
Hi Gerald,

The Westward Ho/Lewis and Clark Expedition Project needs your help!

Regarding profile George Pierre Drouillard (abt.1773-1810). Please visit this G2G page to support creating a Westward Ho/Lewis and Clark sticker.

Thanks, your consideration of this request is appreciated!

Dek Prentice Coordinator - Lewis and Clark/Trails and Wagon Trains

posted by Ronald Prentice
edited by Ronald Prentice
I'm giving a brief talk at this weekend's Wikiconference North America (no connection to WikiTree) about our suggestions that are driven by Wikidata. I noticed one of the other speakers, Benoit Rochon, is a beginning Atikamekw speaker who will talk (with Thérèse Ottawa) about Indigenous Languages and Knowledge in Wikimedia Projects. Thought it might be interesting for our First Peoples folks.
posted by Karen Lowe

My name is Sarah and I’m the new Project Leader for The Native Americans Project. This is your project check-in letter. I would love to hear back from you about your current Native American research interests and project related activity.

Thank you,

Sarah Mason, NA Project Leader

posted by Sarah Mason
Jerry! It's that time again. I hope you will join Team Roses for this year's Source a Thon. The sign up is here: Go Roses! Emma :-)
Hi, Gerald

The Ambassadors project has been reorganizing and is looking for those who have a membership at a genealogical society, to help in spreading the word about WikiTree.

We're working on ways to improve how WikiTree connects and interacts with genealogical and local history societies. This is the kind of thing we want to do:

  • Liaise with societies: set up your local society with a free-space page and some WikiTree materials as part of a package.
  • Use social media to promote what societies are offering on WikiTree.
  • Encourage bloggers to blog about societies and the resources available to them on WikiTree.

Are you interested in participating in some way? Do you have some ideas to share?

Azure Rae ~ co-Leader of Ambassadors Project

posted by Azure Robinson
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Merci, Gerald!

We'll be glad to have you whenever time permits!

Azure Rae :-)

posted by Azure Robinson
Jerry! You were amazing as always during the Connect A Thon. I'm so glad you joined us in all the fun again! :-) Emma
Hello, Jerry of the Cool Graphics!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Jerry! The Connect A "Ton" registration is open here:

Hope you can join us! Emma :-)

Jerrrrrry! Thank you for joining Team Roses for another thon. It's always a delight to work beside you and clean up and grow our Tree. Together we cleaned up 17,685 errors. You did some amazing work destroying those 1745 errors! <3
Hi there, Jerry!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 1700!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Well over 1000 now! Look at you soar :-)
Clean A Thon Registration is open! Would love for you to join us once again!

Emma :-)

If you are interested in joining the 2020 Scan A Thon with Team Roses, registration is open. And here's our team page:

Thanks! Emma :-)

Hi Gerald

We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the France Project, and thank you for submitting your member interest form.

Kindest regards,


posted by Kyla H
Hi Gerald,

As part of a revitalization effort for the France Project, we are checking-in with members to see if they are planning to remain active in the project and where their interests lie.

If you are planning to remain active, please click here to submit a short Member Interest Form to help us organize and coordinate collaboration.

If you have other obligations at the moment and would like to be removed from the project at this time, you will always be welcome to rejoin if you find yourself with more time and interest later.

We thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

Please respond by commenting on my profile or sending a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.


What a small world. Bruce Maple is my brother, and you are 7th cousins with my husband, Michael Tremblay! Thanks for all your hard work.
posted by Julie (Maple) Tremblay
Hi Gerry, I want to call your attention to a merge with different surname spellings. Comparing Auguste-14 (L) and Chery-3 (R). A leader can lock the status of the correct surname. Let me know and I will do it. Thanks
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
Bonjour Jerrrrrrrrry!

So glad you were able to join the Roses for this year's SAT. It was great fun as always. Thank you for your awesome contributions to the Tree.

Emma <3

fixed the 870 error on Charles Lemoyne, that profile needs clean-up still, too many bios.
posted by Danielle Liard
hi Gerry,

Got your message , that looks like a listing of entries in the Gazette of Québec, a newspaper that is, not the official government publication. What was this is relation to?

posted by Danielle Liard
Jerry, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Gerry, thank you so much for the info on Aubois/Dubois. I added the Au Croix interpretation to her bio (agree it could be a C). We will keep the current birth location to indicate the area rather than identifying a certain place/tribe as we have no further info at this time. Appreciate your input.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper