There is nothing I enjoy more than hunting down more members of my family tree, except, perhaps, helping others hunt down their own mysteries.
I was a fairly early user of WikiTree and have enjoyed the journey. Chris Whitten, the owner/operator of WikiTree has created a wonderful tool and made it free for all who share the journey. WikiTree is about sharing! We are all part of one great big family tree, but many wish to focus a little more narrowly (it can get quite overwhelming).
If you enjoy the journey and also like helping others, there are many ways you can do it on WikiTree. First, you must love sharing information (subject to any privacy concerns). You must also agree to WikiTree's Honour code. This is mainly about collaboration and respect for others.
There are also many projects by WikiTree members on various subjects. Some of these members give selflessly of themselves in an constant attempt to improve the quality of information that is on WikiTree. Volunteering is a way of life for many! If you like helping people, look into the various projects and see if one matches an interest of yours.
Project Co-ordinator, that is, as a long trusted member of the WikiTree community I have been given additional powers to help others. This in mainly in the area of opening the Privacy levels of profiles which are over 200 years old to the most open level, which is what is required for such profiles on WikiTree.
If I can be of assistance to any WikiTreer, drop me a line.
My personal interests include:
Photography, astronomy, walking, bushwalking, cycle touring, ten pin bowling, arts and crafts, movies and cinema, theatre, science fiction, history, genealogy, technology, environment, social issues.
My main family tree interests are: Oxley (from Kent, England 1839 to Australia), Standen (from Kent, England, 1841), Hayes, Wall, Bech (from Korsor, Denmark).
Paul Bech's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Paul or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 25 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #329300
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup I2, FTDNA kit #329300
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Paul:
Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T464047, FTDNA kit #329300
Hi Paul, could you please tell me how I can join the Australian Convicts and First Settlers Project? My earliest family member who was a convict was Thomas Priest who was part of the disastrous Second Fleet and yet he lived to be 96! I think I would enjoy collaborating with others about our convict history as well as embracing the opportunity to tell Thomas' story and the stories of my many family members who were also convicts. Maree.
Thank you, Paul, for correcting or adding Status Indicators for my Maternal Great Grandparents, Ida (Chapman) Quick and Hiram Quick. Going forward, it would be useful for me to see how I documented the references. If you retained "before" and "after" snapshots, I would appreciate being able to compare them. Continued under "Private." Jean Herndon.
Hi, Paul. I am interested in joining the Australian Convicts project, but when I click on the link on the project page for the G2G feed, it tells me the page isn't found. How do I go about joining? My husband is a direct descendant of several of the first convict families.