Missy Berryann
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Missy Berryann

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Missy S. Berryann aka Skippen
Born 1960s.
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Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private sister (1970s - unknown)]
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Biography

Missy Berryann is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Stephen Hopkins.
Missy Berryann is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger William Brewster.
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Missy Berryann has English ancestors.
Swedish Roots
Missy Berryann has Swedish ancestors
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Missy Berryann has Scottish Ancestors.
England Orphan Team
Missy Berryann has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
Missy Berryann participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 60 sources to profiles.
Missy Berryann participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 248 connections.
Missy Berryann participated with Nor'Easters during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 617 suggestions.

I was born in Mount Holly, Burlington, New Jersey. I earned an associate's degree in Art- Illustration from Hussian College and a bachelor’s degree in art from Rowan University. I am divorced with no children. I love travelling, photography and genealogy.

I am mostly English (61%), Swedish/Norwegian (27%), Irish/Scottish (9%) and Prussian/German (2%). I am a descendant of John Sinclair, a paternal 8th great grandfather, who was originally brought from Scotland and settled in New Hampshire in about 1652. My paternal great grandmother, Carlotta West Sinclair, is the last of my line to have been included in the Sinclair family (1896) book.[1]

I descend from a very long Shinn line originating in England. John Shinn, my paternal 8th great grandfather, came with his wife and children to New Jersey from Cambridgeshire, England in March of 1677. I descend from his son, James, who came with him as a young child. My paternal great grandmother was Mary A Shinn, a granddaughter of Clayton Shinn of New Jersey. Clayton is the last of my line to be included in the History of the Shinn Family (1903) book.[2]

I am a Mayflower descendant. Stephen Hopkins is one of my paternal 10th great grandfathers through his daughter, Constance Hopkins, and her husband, Nicholas Snow:

1. Missy is the daughter of Alan David Berryann DNA confirmed
2. Alan is the son of Madeleine Sinclair (Brock) Berryann DNA confirmed
3. Madeleine is the daughter of Carlotta West (Sinclair) Brock DNA confirmed
4. Carlotta is the daughter of Joshua Cilley Sinclair [confident]
5. Joshua is the son of Elizabeth (Murch) Sinclair [confident]
6. Elizabeth is the daughter of Simeon Murch [confident][3]
7. Simeon is the son of Jerusha (Brown) Murch [confident]
8. Jerusha is the daughter of Joseph Brown [confident]
9. Joseph is the son of Ruth (Snow) Brown [confident]
10. Ruth is the daughter of Joseph Snow [confident]
11. Joseph is the son of Constance (Hopkins) Snow [confident]
This makes Constance the ninth great grandmother of Missy.
Alice R (Archer) Johnson and Missy

My maternal 2nd great grandfather, Thomas C Whittingham, was an English immigrant and a Civil War US veteran. I am also made up of long lines of Swedish farmers, crofters and iron workers along with many lines of farmers from early New Jersey and New England.

I have always enjoyed listening to my family talk about our ancestors. I seriously started spending time on my personal genealogy in the last 20 to 25 years. Now I enjoy working on genealogy everyday. I am still researching my own lines while also working on other profiles, especially in the Nordic and English groups.


Ancestor No No Identified % Found % DNA confirmed
Parents 2 2100% 100%
Grandparents 4 4 100% 100%
Great-Grandparents 8 8 100% 100%
2nd Great-Grandparents 16 16 100% 68.75%
3rd Great-Grandparents 32 28 87.5% 12.5%
4th Great-Grandparents 64 34 53% 0
5th Great-Grandparents 128 42 33% 0
6th Great-Grandparents 256 62 24% 0
7th Great-Grandparents 512 99 19% 0

Sources

  1. Morrison, Leonard Allison. The history of the Sinclair family in Europe and America, for eleven hundred years : giving a genealogical and biographical history. Boston, Mass: Damrell & Upham, 1896. Page 281.
  2. Shinn, Josiah H, A.H. HISTORY OF THE SHINN FAMILY IN EUROPE AND AMERICA. The Genealogical and Historical Publishing Company, 1903.
  3. This line has been researched and approved by the Mayflower Society from Simeon Murch to Stephen Hopkins, father of Constance. (Murch, Dana P. From Water to War: A Murch Family History. Maine: Dana P Murch, 2017.)

DNA

  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Missy Berryann and her mother, SLW. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Mother/Daughter, based on sharing DNA: 3,452 cM across 65 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Missy Berryann and her paternal female first cousin 1x removed, ED. Their most recent common ancestors are her great grandparents and her cousin's grandparents, Arthur H Brock and Carlotta W Sinclair. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st-2nd Cousins, based on sharing 573 cM across 28 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Missy Berryann and her paternal male first cousin 1x removed, DD. Their most recent common ancestors are her grandparents and his great grandparents, Raymond Berryann and Madeleine Brock. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins, based on sharing 262 cM shared across 15 DNA segments.
  • Sister relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Missy Berryann and her nephew, the son of her sister. Their most recent common ancestors are her parents and his grandparents, SLW and Alan Berryann. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Close Family–1st Cousin, based on sharing 1,792 cM across 62 segments.

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Thanks for sourcing, Missy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Missy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the March 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you, Missy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Missy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the February 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Missy! Are you participating in this year's Spring Clean-a-thon on April 23? And if so, can we snag you for our team or are you already snagged? ;)

We would appreciate all the help we can get even if you only have a moment to clear a few errors. If you are interested you can sign up on the following link, let them know you want to be on Team Nordic Noir, formerly Spic-n-Span Scandinavians: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1199618/have-you-registered-for-the-2021-spring-clean-a-thon-yet

Hello Antonia,

I am registered with the Nor’easters. Thank you for your message!

posted by Missy Berryann
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Missy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the January 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks, Missy!

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Thanks for all the sourcing you did this year, Missy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Missy reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the December 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
Sourcerers' Challenge Yearly Milestone Summary
Missy earned 5 Blue and 5 Red Milestone Owls while participating in the 2020 Monthly Sourcerers' Challenges
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Missy reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Missy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the November 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Missy,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Joan, Amy & Lizzie.

Hello Joan,

Honestly, I spend most of my time working on Swedish profiles and early Northeastern American profiles from Maine down to New Jersey, where I live. I do work on my Shinn/Sheene line focusing on Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, England. I have a computer copy of the Soham parish in Cambridgeshire list of baptisms, marriages and deaths. So that has been my main contribution to England profiles lately. I am not sure what I should do. Please let me know what you think. Thank you! Here is a link to a profile I researched and wrote: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shinn-65 If you click around that family, you will see what I have been working on. Most of the profiles have a different profile manager, but you can see my contributions. I would love your input.

Missy

posted by Missy Berryann
edited by Missy Berryann
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Missy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the October 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi, Missy!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s 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
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Missy reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the September 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Missy reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job! We had another month of over 10,000 profiles sourced!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Thanks for getting Anna Persdotter 1733-1801 filled in. Now I can connect her to the rest of her family, knowing who her son was.
posted by Hjordis Sjöstedt
You are welcome Hjordis! I am so glad I could help.
posted by Missy Berryann
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Missy reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the July 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hello, Missy!

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
Twisted_Thistles.jpg

As a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Missy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the May 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay

Thanks Missy

Congratulations on being one of the top 10 contributors in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - clean up GEDCom, the challenge led to 6,953 profiles being improved. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing. Look forward to seeing join us for the next challenge.

Janet 

A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Missy,

Thanks for the information on Bothil (Olsan) Mattson (1829-). I just received an email from wikitree about your comment, and took a quick look at the 19th century Swedish records, but couldn't spot her name. I've a friend in the local Swedish society and will ask for her help. Bothil is my grandmother's grandmother, and presume that the Olsan name came from family records. I'll look for anything relevant. Thank you

posted by Gavin Harner
Hi Missy,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles. These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do!

Kindest Regards, Amy Utting

posted by Amelia Utting

Hi Missy 

Thanks so very much for your participation in the Data Doctor weekly Challenge - for Orphan profiles. Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The Data Doctor Team and the WikiTree community appreciates the work you are doing..

Janet Wild

A Data Doctor Project Coordinator - Member of the WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Missy reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the April 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi there, Missy!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 600!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Missy

These are the link you need for DD work

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:DBE_Errors_By_USA_Div_2#New_Jersey it is auto refreshed by Wednesday each week. DD work is tracked available person by person to view. On the status page at the top of the page click on of the Challenge scores: Data Doctors Weekly Scores | Data Doctors Challenge Scores | Clean-A-Thon 2019 Team Scores

I often open the suggestion lists from each profile and work through those shown. This type of suggestion page generated from a profile can be refreshed and any suggestions fixed will have disappeared once a page is refreshed.

Hope this helps

Janet

A Data Doctor Project Coordinator

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Missy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the February 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Missy

I am just checking in with you as a member of the Lancashire Team. We are entering the last 8 days of the England regional go Green Challenge reducing the suggestions, unsourced and unconnected numbers. On the 13th the Northern Region were in the lead for the challenge with drop of 16,728!

As your regional cheer leader - I am encouraging everyone to go go go

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England%2C_Regional_and_County_Statistics_Page

Good luck Janet :)

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hello Janet, I joined the Lancashire group because my maternal grandfather told me that his paternal grandfather’s father (John Whittingham) “came from” Liverpool, England. He moved to London where he worked as a Coachmaker. He died there. All of what my grandfather has told me about his great grandfather has been true. However, we still do not have proof of where John Whittingham was born. It is like he just appeared in Middlesex from nowhere! A cousin paid professionals in England to research him and they have come up with nothing also. I hoped I would learn something more about researching Lancashire, England online. I do not believe I received any emails, though. Thank you for checking in with me.
posted by Missy Berryann
Hi Missy

I would suggest you ask a question in the G2G forum in the genealogical help category. Tag it with the surname, Whittingham, England, Middlesex, Brick_Wall

Phrase your question along the lines of :

Where did John Whittingham live before he appeared in Middlesex

The community just love a puzzle

All the best Janet

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hello

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I see you have previously expressed an interest in Clan Sinclair, would you like me to add you to that team? I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Missy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the January 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Great job Missy! Thanks for all your contributions to the Sourcerer's Challenges!

posted by Alex Stronach
Hello Missy,

Welcome to the Greater London and Middlesex Team. I must apologise for the delay but have been confined to bed for the past two weeks and trying to catch up ! We are delighted to have you aboard and appreciate any help you can give us, your work is impressive. Any help we can give you, please ask. Valerie Crowley - Team Leader

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Missy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the December 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl In the Money Milestone
Missy reached the In the Money milestone by sourcing 300 profiles in the November 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Missy,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Lancashire. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current team and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Hi Missy,

It's almost time for the 2019 Source-A-Thon, and I'm excited to be on the Mid-Atlantic Team with you! Good luck with your sourcing tis weekend, and have fun. ~ Star

posted by Star Kline
Missy, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Missy, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Missy!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 (actually, over 3100!) contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Missy

Welcome to the Data Doctor Project. Glad to have you on board. Please check your emails for the invitation message to the google group email

Check out the links in the confirmation message post in answer to your request to join the project https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Data_Doctors

Have a look at the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Data_Doctors_Project_Video_Collection and meet Mr E

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Styles_and_Standards

Any question just ask in the group email which you have been invited to Regards Janet

Data Doctor - A Project Coordinator , Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Missy!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Missy, I was happy to help. I'm a Navy Vet and I was not going to rest until I found his ship name and created the category.

Regards, Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Missy,

Fran tells me that you are interested in the Lancashire team. Welcome! I have added you to the member list on the Lancashire Team page. Let me know if you have any specific interests and I will add them to the list. Thanks for joining us, if you need any help just let me know.

Peter

posted by Peter Cameron