Kathryn (Breazeale) Black
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Kathryn (Breazeale) Black

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Kathryn Black formerly Breazeale
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Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] and [private mother (1960s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 27 Feb 2019 | Last significant change: 12 Jul 2022
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Hello! My name is Kathryn Black (maiden name Breazeale) and I'm a hobby genealogist. Both sides of my family have roots in Pickens, South Carolina. You can see my ever-growing to do list hereSpace:Kathryn_Black_To-Do_List. I also have a blog [1] where I deep dive into genealogy topics that don't fit into individual profiles.

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I’ve not heard back from you regarding the US Southern Colonies Project check-in so have gone ahead and removed you from the project for now. However, if you’d like to rejoin at any stage you would be most welcome to do so by answering the G2G sign-up post here.

Many thanks,

Mary, Membership Coordinator, US Southern Colonies Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Kathryn,

I sent you a check-in message a week -10 days ago about the US Southern Colonies Project to ask you about your continued involvement but have not yet heard back from you. Do you still want to be in the project?

If I don’t hear from you by the same time next week I’ll assume that you’ve moved on to other things but you’re most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Hoping to hear from you,

Best wishes,

Mary, Membership Coordinator, US Southern Colonies Project

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Hi Kathryn,

This is the semi-annual polling for the US Southern Colonies Project check-in with members to see if you have been active in the last six months in this project?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. Types of activity vary, as I mentioned in the June check-in.

I look forward to hearing from you.. Many thanks,

Mary, Membership Coordinator, US Southern Colonies Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Kathryn

This is June, 2021, which makes it time to have a check-in of members for your activity in the last two months. On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders, I am doing a check-in with members to see if you were Active in the US_Southern_Colonies (US SoCOL) . Please reply with whether you have been active in work for the last two months in https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:US_Southern_Colonies?

Your work for US Southern Colonies might include Teams, Bio Builders, Quality Assurance, Sourcing, Profiles, Stickers for Southern Colonies, Categories for Southern Colonies, Managed Profiles, PPP profiles, Arborists, Data Doctors for Southern Colonies

Please notify me of this activity or you can post a message on my page here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Richardson-7161 (If you do not know which team you are on, then contact me for clarification)

Thanks for your help.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator, Membership

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Kathryn

A warm welcome to you for volunteering to help and requested to be assigned to this team!!! We appreciate you and hope you will make new friends and have a bit of fun while working hard at cleaning up our southern states. The cleaning will start on Friday, April 23, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 26, at 8 AM (EDT).

Our team chat page is located at: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1200505/southern-super-sweepers-g2g-2021-clean-a-thon-team-chat-page ..... This is our team's place to ask questions, give advice, see updates and cheer each other on!! Our WikiTree page is at: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Southern_Super_Sweepers.

Check this page out before Friday as it has all the suggestions for our Southern States. That way you can decide what is best for you to work on. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Automated:DD_Suggestion_List_AL

Thanks again for being a Southern Super Sweepers Team member!!

posted by Dorothy Barry
Hello Kathryn!

I’m conducting the 6-month check in for the US Black Heritage Project. Because we are growing so fast, it’s not always possible for me to see what everyone’s working on.

I’d love to hear what you’ve been working on and if you are still happy being a part of the Slavery Team. Members can change teams at any time. If you need something to work on, we now have a master task list here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:US_Black_Heritage_Project_Tasklist

We now have a project badge! Hooray! As soon as I hear back from you that you’d like to continue with the project, I will add the badge to your profile.

I look forward to hearing from you,



So I think You are related to my mom, therefore I think you might be interested in joining the Huguenot Project on GEDmatch. Moms parents were famous- Earl A. Weaver-Pless and Wilma Davilla Snell from Winchester, Franklun County, Tenn . They were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall if Fame. Mom grandpa was John Ten Shillings Bell Shasteen Shasteen. I am part of a 50 person Shasteen project on Gedmatch. I wondered if you might be interested in joining the reserach group? If so, please follow the links below. Thanks, . On Ancestry Shasteen project It would be so great if you could join the Shasteen/ Chasteen/ Chastain project. Here is how:

Just FOLLOW this link for instructions to download Your raw DNA file from ANCESTRY or Another DNA Testing Site : https://dna-explained.com/2018/08/15/ancestry-step-by-step-guide-how-to-upload-download-dna-files/

Then create a GEDmatch account at: https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php

After you have the GEDmatch kit number and uploaded the raw DNA file....You can follow these instructions: Log into your GEDmatch account at https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php On the right side of the homepage, under DNA Applications, click on Ancestor Projects. Follow instructions within. Let me know if you need help.


There is also a new Facebook group called Chastain DNA Project. This group will be a forum to discuss our matches and findings. We are a GEDmatch private project FB group and follow the privacy rules of GEDmatch. We do not repost (copy & paste) any information about any member in this FB group or GEDmatch to another FB group or website. To join the Chastain DNA Project Facebook group you must have a GEDmatch kit number, be a member of the Chastain DNA Project, and answer the questions in the request to join. You will find us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/718611882070900 . We hope to see you there!

posted by Terri (Solomon) McGhee
edited by Terri (Solomon) McGhee
Hi Terry, thanks for reaching out but I'm not currently working with my DNA data.
Hi, Kathryn, my first cousin, Knox Millican, was married to a Betty Breazeale from Chattanooga. I may have some of her line.

Is there a chance you are connected? Jim Sneed [email address removed]

posted by Jim Sneed
Hi Jim, I wonder if Betty Breazeale is from the branch of Breazeales who moved to Roane, Tennessee in the mid-1800's.
Hi Kathryn,

I noticed that you used the Challenge Tracker to track a change during last month's Sourcerers' Challenge. Please consider officially joining us for the Sourcerers' Challenge in February. You can find information, including how to join, on the Sourcerers Project page.

No pressure, every profile with a source makes our WikiTree better. Your work will continue to be included on the Tracking Sheet even if you do not register.

Your work is appreciated. Thanks for sourcing!

Debi - Sourcerers' Challenge Facilitator

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Kathryn,

Thanks for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Collaboration with Pre-1700 Project members is essential for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because those ancestors are usually shared by many descendants.

It looks like the United States Project would be a good fit based on your branch of WikiTree. Review the project page to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

Remember to cite reliable sources in pre-1700 profiles you manage, or edit. (See: Pre-1700 Reliable Sources).

David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by David Selman
Hi Kathryn,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need. One quick way to find the profiles you adopted is by searching your Contributions List for the word "adopted". You can find a quick link to your Contributions List in the My WikiTree dropdown menu.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up GEDCOM biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


PS If you have any GEDCOM cleanup to do, there is a new tool that can help. You can read more about it in the WikiTree AGC FAQ.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thanks for the page for Pickens. You should also add to the Disaster project. We would love it!


posted by Paula J
Hello Kathryn!

Thank you for joining us! I wanted to check in with you to see how things are going. How do you like WikiTree so far? Have the tips in the New Member How To Pages been helpful or have they left you with questions?

Please let me know if you have any questions about WikiTree. To contact me, log in to WikiTree and go to your profile. Use the ‘Reply’ link below my comment to be sure that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page. It's really is great to have you on board.

Cheryl ~ WikiTree Messenger

P.S. To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Hi Kathryn and thank you for upgrading, 😊

I am very pleased to welcome you to the WikiTree family, your contributions will go a long way to joining the world together.

It is best to start with the New Member How-To pages, they will save you a lot of time and frustration.

One of our mentors created a tutorial for the GEDCOMpare process that others found very helpful. I hope that you will too.

I am here to answer any question you have, no matter how trivial you may think it is. There is no such thing as a silly question. Please add as much information as you can, it all helps to turn a “name” back into a person. I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.

Happy tree climbing

Pam ~ WikiTree Greeter

(AF | CS | FR | DE | IT | NL | PT | SV | UK)


This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name above, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

David ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

posted by David Selman

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