Billie (Bright) Keaffaber
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Billie (Bright) Keaffaber

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Billie J. Keaffaber formerly Bright aka Bright
Born 1960s.
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Sister of [half], [private brother (1940s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1940s - unknown)] [half], [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half]
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Billie (Bright) Keaffaber participated with The Virginia Connectors during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon, and added 30 connections.
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Hi I just starting a Wikitree I was born to William Sherwood Bright and Virginia Lee Myers. I only have half and step siblings. With my husband of 30 years we are exsploring our family trees for our descendants. I was raised by my dads mother and only meet few relatives so I curious about the family. I hope to help as well as receive on this wild adventure.

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  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal 23andMe test match between Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and BM, her half nephew. Their most-recent common ancestor is William Bright, the father of Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and grandfather of BM. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: He’s my Nephew , based on sharing 607cM cM (8.16%% DNA shared) across 18 segments.Unsure of segments couldn’t find them on 23andme
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and Timothy (Bright) Kline, her half brother. Their most-recent common ancestor is William Bright, the father of both Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and Timothy (Bright) Kline. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Half Brother , based on sharing 1,663 cM cM across 34 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal 23andMe test match between Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and AK, her half niece. Their most-recent common ancestor is William Bright, the father of Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and grandfather of AK. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: Half Niece , based on sharing 678cM cM (9.10%% DNA shared) across 18 segments.Unsure of segments couldn’t find them on 23andme
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and Mike Myers, her half brother. Their most-recent common ancestor is Virginia Myers, the mother of both Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and Mike Myers. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Half Brother , based on sharing 1,606 cM across cM across 49 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and BW, her half great nephew. Their most-recent common ancestor is William Bright, the father of Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and great grandfather of BW. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Half Great Grandnephew , based on sharing 470 cM cM across 14 segments.
  • Paternal and Maternal relationships are both confirmed by an autosomal MyHeritageDNA test match between Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and Sally (Myers) O'Brien, her aunt. Their most-recent common ancestors are Robert Myers and Freda Potts, the grandparents of Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and parents of Sally (Myers) O'Brien. Predicted relationship from MyHeritageDNA: Aunt , based on sharing (1,496.5‎ cM) cM across 43 segments.
  • Paternal and Maternal relationships are both confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and FB, her 1st cousin . Their most-recent common ancestors are Martin Bright and Grace Doerrer, the grandmother of Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and grandparents of FB. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st Cousin , based on sharing 765 cM cM across 42 segments.
  • Paternal and Maternal relationships are both confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and SC, her 1st cousin . Their most-recent common ancestors are Robert Myers and Freda Potts, the grandparents of both Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and SC. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st cousins , based on sharing 518 cM cM across 20 segments.
  • Paternal and Maternal relationships are both confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and John Pennington, her 2nd cousin . Their most-recent common ancestors are George Bright and Mary Bergstresser, the great grandparents of both Billie (Bright) Keaffaber and John Pennington. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd cousins , based on sharing 206 cM across 9 segments.

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I have Left Ventricular non compaction cardiomyopathy with a NXK2.5 gene mutation it’s suggested that children or Early deaths in family lines be tested for this gene mutation. Even though this covers just few generations I looking in lines as well to see possibly which lines this may come from. And to Promote cardiomyopathy awareness.

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Billie,

This has been a bad year. My husband passed May 16. I am sorry for your loss

Thanks for responding to the check in. We are sorry to hear you cannot be an active member. I will remove your badge. 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.

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War

posted by Mary Richardson
Billie- I sent you a check-in message a week ago about the Military and War Project to ask you about your continued involvement but have no 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.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Mary, Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Billie

This is the time for the annual check in with members of the Military and War Project. Have you been active during the last six months in the Military and War Project? Note that it is a requirement to respond to the Military and War Project Check-ins. Please respond to this message by clicking the reply button below this message, to post your answer. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary, Project Coordinator, Military & War

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Billie,

It is once again time for our annual Scotland Project check-in. Please respond within the next three weeks to let us know:

•If you would like to continue as a project member •If you are happy with your current teams or would you like to join a different team •How much time per month (on average) you spend working on Scottish profiles •Anything you’d like the Scotland Project to do more of in the future

You can respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within the next three weeks we’ll assume your interests have changed or you are no longer able to participate in the Scotland Project at this time, and your badge will be removed. If your circumstances change later you will be welcome to reapply for membership.

On behalf of the Scotland Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve Scottish profiles!

Sheena - Scotland Project Membership Coordinator

Hi Billie,

I hope you are well.

I'm sorry that you are no longer participating in the England Project's Orphan Trail, which we ask all new project members to complete. Sometimes people find that their interests change or the Orphan Trail isn't what they thought it would be. Thank you for your work on the Orphan Trail!

Please feel free to continue using the Orphan Trail resource pages as a guide when creating or editing English profiles. You can find links to them here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:England%2C_Orphan_Trail_Trailers_Index

Best wishes,

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Hi Billie,

It is once again time for our annual Ireland Project check-in. Please respond within the next three weeks to let us know:

  1. If you would like to continue as an Ireland Project member. If your answer is yes, please tell us if you are happy with your current team, or if you would prefer to join a different one. If you are currently participating in more than one team we would appreciate you ranking them in their order of importance to you, from highest priority to lowest. This information will be helpful as we consider possible future changes to our team structure.
  2. In the past, the project has had a very minimal membership requirement (one contribution per year) for badged members to meet. Do you believe this is adequate, or should this requirement be increased? What do you believe would be a reasonable commitment to expect from all project members?
  3. How active have you been in the Ireland Project over the past year? Please choose one of the following options: a) I normally spend 1-5 hours per month helping achieve my team’s goals. b) I normally spend 6-10 hours per month helping achieve my team’s goals. c) I spend over 10 hours per month helping achieve my team’s goals. d) I am not able to contribute every month but have spent approximately ________ hours during the past year improving Irish profiles.
  4. Please provide feedback on any things you’d like to see the project do more of in the future.

You can respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within the next three weeks we’ll assume your interests have changed or you no longer are able to participate in the Ireland Project at this time, and your badge will be removed. If your circumstances change later you will be welcome to reapply for membership.

Many thanks for all that so many of you have contributed to the project in the past year, and very special thanks to those who answered the project’s call and gave generously of their time to be part of Team Seanchaithe during the most recent connect-a-thon. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

le dea-mhéin, Jen Hutton, Ireland Project co-leader

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi Billie, Thank you for checking in. I am so sorry for your loss. I will not remove you from the project. Take some time to recover, then come back with all of your energy. I know how this is as I lost the love of my life May 16. After a couple weeks I wrote his profile, which helped me.

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Billie

I sent you a check-in message a week 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 Southern Colonies 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.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Membership, US Southern Colonies

posted by Mary Richardson
Hello Billie,

This is the time for the 2023 annual check in with members of the US Southern Colonies Project. Have you been active during the last six months in this Project? Note that it is a Wikitree requirement to respond to the US Southern Colonies Check-ins. Please reply to this message by clicking the reply button below this message, to post your answer. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Membership, US Southern Colonies

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Billie,

Thank you for being part of the England Project! We are pleased you decided to join us and hope you find the Orphan Trail rewarding.

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members periodically to make sure everything is going well. This is our annual check-in.

Are you happy to remain on the Orphan Trail? We would be interested in your perspective on the Orphan Trail whatever stage you are at -- whether on the road to completion or taking a short break.

We would also be interested to hear whether you're finding the explanations and guidance in the Orphan Trail pages useful. No more than a couple of sentences would be enough. We are always looking to improve and feedback plays an important part.

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

On behalf of all the Leaders, thank you again. We look forward to your completion of the Orphan Trail and your continued involvement in our collaborative and fun project!

Kind regards,

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Hi I love to stay in England project. I just working on my family though. Posting what I find in comments you all can use or not what I find. But it getting interesting to say least.

Billie

Hi and thank you for being a member of the Jewish Roots Project! I wanted to let you know about some new things we have going on.

- You can see new tabs at the top of our home page, where you can select topics to view or work on. You can also use our new maintenance categories - feel free to add them to your own family, or any other Jewish Roots profile, or work on the maintenance yourself, such as adding new records to profiles with only a couple sources.-I'm sending an invitation to join GoogleGroups, which we are re-starting this week. We'll probably do most group chat there, but the most important things will be posted on G2G, which you will be notified about if you follow the jewish_roots tag.

-You can also join Wikitree's discord server, where we have a Jewish Roots chat channel.

-If you have ideas or suggestions for the project, feel free to reply here or send me a message.

Thank you! -Elaine, co-leader for Jewish Roots Project

Dear Germany Project member,

it's annual check-in time 2023. If you still wish to remain a member of the Germany Project, please reply to this post, by stating this intention. If we don’t hear from you in the next 30 days, your membership badge will be removed. In this case please don't be offended ... you're welcome to rejoin at any time. Please also note, that in order to receive help, with researching your German ancestors, membership is not mandatory. Just ask your questions in the G2G forum and tag them with Germany in order for knowledgeable people to see them.

If you wish to remain a member, we would like to learn more about your perception of the Germany Project in order to achieve a future development according to our members needs and wishes. For this, we created a survey, which we kindly ask you to fill-in.

In case you want to communicate, discuss and receive help about WikiTree in German, you might want to check out the WikiTree category at Compgen’s Discourse as well as the German Discord server Ahnenforschung.

Of course there’s still the official WikiTree Discord server, where we usually talk English. Feel free to learn more about Discord and the server at Help:Discord.

Kind regards from Black Forest

Flo (Project Coordinator Research/Resources)
posted by Florian Straub
Thanks for your private reply, Billie.
posted by Florian Straub
Hello from the Appalachia Project!

Join us for our online Appalachia Project Meetup on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 at 7pm (EST). If you are signed up for our Project's Google Group, an email was sent this morning with all the details. If you are on our Project's Discord Chat Channel, all details were posted under Announcements.

Please make sure to check your Spam folder as many have mentioned the Monthly Newsletter and other communication is landing in their spam.

Appalachia Project Google Group and Discord Chat Channel

Sandy

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Hi Billie, thank you for the connection to Perry Connolly. I also added categories and a sticker to his profile.
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Billie!

Thank you for your participation on Team Virginia in the January 2023 Connect-A-Thon. You helped bring Team Virginia to a Historical Finish with over 10k profiles added and an amazing 1st place finish. We could not have done it without you! This year's Thon members added over 95,000k new Profiles to the Global Shared Tree!! Here is The Wrap Up information

Billie (Bright) Keaffaber participated with The Virginia Connectors during the 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added 24 connections.

Mindy and & Sandy ~ Team Virginia

Next Thon: Connect-A-Thon in April (tbd)

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Hi Billie, I see you have added or edited lots of Jarvis profiles lately. I'm seeking info on Philip Jarvis-3246 perhaps born in Maryland. Siblings? Parents? If you run across a Maryland line OR a possible immigrant line, please let me know! Thanks from Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Jane,

I found few things but I have more research I have to do when I can but geni has few more documents you can view and mention in your profile.

Billie

Hi Billie, I hope you've been doing well this year. I've posted a new Challenge for the January 13th to 16th Connect-a-Thon. The Challenge is for members to work on US Civil War Soldiers again. If your interested here is a link to the Challenge Page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:US_Civil_War_Project_Monthly_Challenges_Page

Here's the link to the G2G question: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1506578/us-civil-war-january-2023-challenge

I Hope you'll join the fun.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Have been looking at Gedmatch for my spouse and you keep showing on his list. Not sure how you link ?!! Gedmatch BT923141c1
posted by Tery Davis
Tery,

We have to look at lines I don’t have all here yet I been working on adding more. I will contact you this week and we can try to see how.

Billie

Hi Billie!

Thank you for your participation on Team Virginia in the 2022 Source-A-Thon. You helped bring Team Virginia to an amazing 1st place finish. We could not have done it without you! This year's Thon members sourced over 63,000k Profiles to the Global Shared Tree!! Here is The Wrap Up information

Billie (Bright) Keaffaber participated with Team Virginia during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 6 previously unsourced profiles. We added 7,350 sources & finished in 1st place!

Mindy and & Sandy ~ Team Virginia

WikiTree Symposium and Day on November 4-5, 2022

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Hi Billie,

It looks like you used the challenge tracker for profiles you created in July and chose the USBH Connecting Challenge. This challenge is only for the US Black Heritage Project for creating profiles of Black Americans so we can increase our numbers. Thanks, Emma

Emma,

I get confused with those things. Sorry.

Billie

Hi Billie!

Thank you for your participation on Team Virginia in the July 2022 Connect-A-Thon. You helped bring Team Virginia to an amazing 1st place finish. We could not have done it without you! This year's Thon members added over 87,000k new Profiles to the Global Shared Tree!! Here is The Wrap Up information

Billie (Bright) Keaffaber participated with The Virginia Connectors during the 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 22 connections.

Mindy and & Sandy ~ Team Virginia

Next Thon: Source-A-Thon in the Fall (tbd) and WikiTree Day on November 5, 2022

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Hi Billie,

If you are interested in joining the England Project all the information is here. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:England Cheers, Elizabeth :-)

Thanks for replying to the Southern Colonies Check in, Billie. I figured with both projects, you over looked this one. I marked you active. Have a good six months.

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Billie,

I sent you a check-in message a week 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.

Billie you did answer the Military and War check in, but missed answering this check in?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Membership, US Southern Colonies

posted by Mary Richardson
This is the time for the semi-annual check in with members of the US Southern Colonies Project. Have you been active during the last six months? Note that it is a requirement to respond to the US Southern Colonies Check-ins. Please respond to this message by clicking the reply button below this message, to post your answer. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Membership, US Southern Colonies

posted by Mary Richardson
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
Mary,

Yes I like to still participate in the military and war I always finding people in military in family.

Billie

Thank you for replying to the Check in. I am marking you as active in the Military and War Project.

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Billie,

I noticed that you used the Challenge Tracker to track a change during a recent Saturday Sourcing Sprint. Please consider officially joining us for the Saturday Sourcing Sprints. You can find information, including how to join, on the Sprints Help page.

No pressure, every profile with a source makes our WikiTree better. Your work will continue to be included in Tracking Sheet's Unregistered total at the bottom of the help page if you do not register.

Your work is appreciated. Thanks for sourcing!

posted by Mel Bishop
Mel,

How do you register for sourcing Saturday. If I available on Saturdays might keep joining.

Billie

Hi Billie,

The link to sign up for the Saturday Sourcing Sprint this weekend is here: G2G. You do not have to sign up every weekend, just once is all we need. There is a new post every Friday if you want to wait for another time. Let me know if you have any questions.

Mel

posted by Mel Bishop
Mel,

I found it thanks

Billie

Hi Billy

I sent you a check-in message a week ago about the 1776 Project to ask you about your past and 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.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Membership, 1776 Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Mary,

Yes I like to continue with project. Hubby sick currently so haven’t been able to do much in the genealogy stuff latly. I have tons of Revolutionary people in family always constantly finding more.

Billie

Thank you Billie, I will mark you as active, with Revolutionary ancestors..

Mary :)

posted by Mary Richardson
Greetings from the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:1776

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
Hi,

It’s Germany Project check-in time again! Please respond within the next 2 weeks and let me know if you’re still interested in participating with the Project. Remember, the only requirements for membership in the Germany Project are (1) that you work on at least one German profile every 6 months and (2) that you respond to this check-in.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. In your response, we welcome any feedback you may want to give on the project (what you like about it, what you’d like to see us do, what we could change, etc.)

If you ever have any questions, please ask. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi there

How are you yes I like to stay in Germany project as most my family German.

Billie

Billie,

Thank you for your contributions to the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi Billie,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.

  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some 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 for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Jen,

Yes I still want to be in the Ireland project. I use discord a lot and have issues with google. I like to sign up on Ireland just updating profiles. I not great at it but will try.

Billie

Hi, here's a link to a US Civil War Project Challenge you might be interested in: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1392544/us-civil-war-between-the-states-project-april-2022-challenge
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Pam,

Thanks hopefully I will feel better to do it me and hubby been sick.

Billie

Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in February!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Billie,

Congratulations on adding sources to 29 profiles during the January Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving the health of our One Tree.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi Billie, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done to improve the US Civil War Between the States Project. I'm doing a check-in with all project members and wanted to verify that you're still interested in being a member of the project. Also, any suggestions for the Project would be welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
I still working on all them. I will continue might have to take break cause hubby just got put in hospital

Billie

Oh no Billie hope all is well message me in private later. prayers Cuz
Hi Billie!

It's time for our annual Scotland Project check-in!

This year we are hoping to learn what our membership would like to accomplish over the next 12 months. In case you aren't aware, this year is WikiTree's ""Year of Connections"" and the Project's leadership would like to contribute to this in as many ways as possible.

We would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts and ideas with us on how we can accomplish this goal. We would also appreciate it if you would provide some feedback on our existing goals, including:

  • If you have not yet signed up to help on one of the project's teams, which team(s) would you be interested in joining?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter?
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing?
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page?
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general

We continue to communicate with our Project members via Google Group (official) and Discord (unofficial), as well as G2G. You may also reach out to any of the Project leaders via WikiTree's internal messaging system at any time.

Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project become a knowledge hub for Scottish genealogical research! We wish you all the best in 2022!

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin on behalf of the Scotland Project Leaders

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
I still active in group bern adding people when I find them.

Billie

Hi Cousin!

Thank you for your participation with Team Virginia in the January 2022 Connect-A-Thon. You helped bring Team Virginia to an amazing 2nd place finish. We could not have done it without you! This year's Thon members added over 85,000k new Profiles to the Global Shared Tree!!

Billie (Bright) Keaffaber participated with The Virginia Connectors during the 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 13 connections.

Mindy and & Sandy ~ Team Virginia

P.S. Our Discord Channel is also active all year, not only during Thons. Drop in and say hi!

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
edited by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Billie-

This is the semi-annual polling for the US Southern Colonies Project. This check-in with members is 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.

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

Mary, Project Coordinator, - Membership US Southern Colonies Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Billie, I noticed you chose the USBH Connecting Challenge for 5 profiles on the challenge tracker. I assume you meant to choose a different challenge and wanted to let you know so you can get credit for your work on future profiles. Emma
Billie -

Registration for the 1st 2022 Connect-A-Thon is open. We would love to have you join us on Team Virginia again!

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Sandy,

I put in for Virginia group again. But I not sure how much will get done as dealing with Covid-19 stuff here.

Billie

The Thon isn't until January so hopefully you won't be dealing with all the Covid nastiness by then.

Sending get well wishes to you & yours.

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Yep Cuz you have the right person

Mary

Ok what Person did you ask to be on trusted list as not seeing it. Been while since been in list????

Billie

posted by Billie (Bright) Keaffaber
edited by Billie (Bright) Keaffaber
You have been very helpful on Johnannes Gross family information. He was my 4 times great grandfather if I count right. Do we have a connection to my family. We probably match DNA if you do. I did a ancestry DNA and a Family Tree DNa test.
posted by George (Gross) Abrams
I have several lines to him but only by marriage so my DNA wouldn’t help much.

Billie

How cool! Mary and Billie are both my cousins. Glad you two found the connection.  :)
posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Hi,

The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list.

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.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Thanks for joining Team Virginia on the 2021 Source-A-Thon.  Our Team finished in 1st place by sourcing over 6,600 Profiles!  That is an amazing job!! 

We couldn't do it without you & look forward to you joining us on the 2022 Clean-A-Thon!

Mindy & Sandy - Team Virginia Co Captains

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
edited by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Billie, did you know you won a prize today? You need to clim here before 8 pm!

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1305747/did-you-win-a-2021-source-a-thon-prize

posted by Maggie N.
Yes I got it.

Thanks

Billie

Hi the Mitchell name study sticker can integrate with the US category by adding |category=United States, Mitchell Name Study}} at the end of the template (as opposed to just }}. So after the first double brackets it's One Name Study|name=Mitchell|category=United States, Mitchell Name Study}}

Thanks!

posted by S O'Donley
edited by S O'Donley
S.O. Donley thanks for help didn’t see it as choice.

Billie

Hi Billie, thank you for all your contributions to WikiTree. Can you please review the Pre-1700 Profiles reliable sources requirements? Family tree links and Find-A-Grave are not considered reliable sources for Pre-1700 profiles. Thanks, Laura
posted by Laura DeSpain
I am finding records to back up stuff as I can. I constantly adding stuff to profiles.

Billie

Hello,

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.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Hi Billie,

I have a gr grandfather who was in two prisoner of war camps. I broke the profile with a bit on each camp, then added the template to each section. This is his profile David Hamilton Cate CSW, WIA, MIA, POW

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Hey Cousin -

WikiTree's 2021 Source-A-Thon is October 1st through the 4th and registration is NOW open. We would love to have you join us at Team Virginia again this year!

To sign up, "Answer" the main G2G question and state that you wish to be on "Team Virginia". LOTS of great prizes this year!!

(As a note, you can source ANY needy Profile, not just those in VA/WV/KY)

Hope you will join us!

Mindy and Sandy - Team Virginia 2021 Source-A-Thon

Register at: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1291959/have-you-registered-for-the-2021-source-a-thon-yet

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak