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Beth (Brown) Golden

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Beth E. Golden formerly Brown aka Mckee
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
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I've been working on genealogy for over 20 years, continuing the work of my paternal Aunt Mary Brown Burke Rothengass on the Brown and Brayton lines; as well as pursuing all the other many branches both paternal and maternal.

Surnames of my first few ancestral generations: Paternal- BROWN [(Van)_SWEARINGEN see my profile DNA section], BRAYTON, MOBLEY, BELL, CREWS, MOORE, COLEMAN, GREEN Maternal- TURNEY, WALTER, MYERS, LITTLE, JAM*SON, HALDEMAN, VAN_SICKLE The lineage of Glen Edgar DUDLEY is taken from the loving research he accomplished prior to his untimely death.

My full family tree is at but set to Private/Searchable. Glad to share the information, images, etc. if you ask. One of my biggest joys in doing this work is finding new cousins, however distant. I also enjoy assisting 'non-rellies' with their research. Collaborating with others is key to in-depth research. So please contact me if we're related, might be related, or if I can assist.


If sources aren't entered, please contact me. I'm a stickler for documentation. Also am glad to share my private tree site. Just ask for an invitation.

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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 recently launched a new Profile Improvement Team and are seeking new team members. Let me know if you’re interested.

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
Hi Beth!

For a great start of the spring this year we will have a Spring Clean-a-Thon again. The fun starts Friday, April 23, at 8 AM (EDT) until Monday, April 26, at 8 AM (EDT) make sure to register for this event (hurry ;) (and respond with an ANSWER not a comment or reply) and of course also mention in the answer you are joining the Flying Dutchmen- Vliegende Hollanders team !

Hope to see you soon, Bea & Astrid :)
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Thanks Bea for the invite but I won't be able to join the group for this.
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
That's ok Beth, hope all is well?
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma

Your bio in progress of John Holloway has given me ideas on how to do my family bios. Thanks Linda

posted by Linda (Berry) East
You're welcome and thank you! Glad to help more if I can.
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden

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
Hi Amy, thanks for checking in. Right now, I'm not sure what I'll be researching in Scotland during 2021. I'm quite happy using Google Group to see the Scotland Project discussions and news. I have no clue about Discord. Hope this helps.

all the best

posted by Beth (Brown) Golden

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
Hi Sarah, thanks for taking on this role! I'm not currently researching my NA roots, which are Cherokee from upstate-SC in the 1700s and part of the migration to northern AL. In about 1784 Pendleton District, SC a Cherokee woman, possibly with family name of Crow married John Bell.

The Bell family most likely attended Oolenoy Baptist Church. Chief Woolenoy, a Cherokee leader who resided in the area, is the possible ancestor of John N. Bell's mother, Miss Crow. A Chief, named by observer as King Crow, were living in this area in 1725. The Crow families were neighbors of the Bell families in 1790, 1800, and 1810 Pendleton District, South Carolina. Unfortunately, most of the earliest church records were destroyed in a house fire. Also, at this point in time, the Cherokee of the Lower Towns [sic Pendleton] did not have written records, so it is unlikely confirmation will be discovered. They were the parents of John N. Bell who moved onto Cherokee County, AL. DNA suggests that she was the mother of John N. Bell. Depending upon which calculator/website one uses, I have .2% to .5% autosomal DNA.

If anyone has the same connection, I'd be glad to 'take a break' from my current focus to collaborate with them.

Wishing you great success!

posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
Thank you for spending the Summer of 2020 doing research on the profile of Jane (Mackall) Smith. We are grateful for your dedication “thank you!”
posted by Kenneth Shelton
You're most welcomed, Kenneth! I deeply enjoyed finding the true story regarding Jane. Thank you for your support during the adventure :D
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden

The 5th! Source-a-Thon will take place from the 2nd of October till the 5th of October. We really hope you will join us at our Team The Flying Dutchmen. Registering is open now HERE. More info at our Team page HERE or at our G2G-S-a-Th-Chat.

Hope to see you!

Margreet, Bea and Astrid


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
Thanks for the invite, Bobbie, but right now I'm immersed in researching a specific ancestor. Wishing you all the best!
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
Hi Beth,

Welcome to the Germany Project. Please read the Germany project page add GERMANY to your list of followed tags, and can you please send me a private message with your email address so i can add you to our Google Group. The group is where our project communicates.

Thanks for joining, I look forward to working with you.

Kylie Haese ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
I know......... first the Cl-a-Th now a DRP challenge. But it is our 5th Liberation Day challenge. Just to celebrate freedom and remember those that made us to live in FREEDOM! Join us please!
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on your Generous Genealogist award.

John Williams ~ WikiTree Tree Hugger


posted by Anonymous Williams
Thanks, John, my 11th cousin 3x removed :D (through Thomas Graves (1580-1635)
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
The fourth Spring Clean-a-Thon is coming! The cleaning will start on Friday, April 24, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 27, at 8 AM (EDT).

Please join us at Team Flying Dutchmen after registering HERE.

And please feel welcome to join us in the mean time at cleaning up a Dutch Roots Gedcom we work on together for the next weeks.

Hope to see you soon!

Margreet, Bea and Astrid

Hello Beth,

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 look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Thanks, Sarah! Yes, I'd like to continue, although my researching has taken me elsewhere for the time being. The Clans to which my family belongs:

Adair, sept of Clan Maxwell; Clan Bell (Beale); Borland, sept of Clan Boyd; Coombes, sept of Clan Macintosh; Deen (Dean), sept of Clan Chattan/Chattell; Grimes, sept of Clan Graham; Jamison (Jamieson, Jameson), sept of Clan Stuart of Bute; Clan Kinnear; Clan Little; Clan Livingston; Martin, sept of Clan Cameron; Clan Piper, sept of Clan Murray; Clan Ramsay; Clan Scot; and Clan Shaw, sept of Clan Chattan/Chattel

posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
edited by Beth (Brown) Golden
Hi Beth!

First of all we all are wishing you a very happy and healthy 2020! And for a great start of this new year we will have a Scan-a-Thon again. The fun starts this weekend, from Friday 10 January (8 AM (ET) until Monday 13 January (8 AM (ET) and the registration cut-off is Wednesday, January 8th, at 11:59 pm, ET, so if you want to participate make sure to register for this event (hurry ;) ) (and respond with an ANSWER not a comment or reply) and of course also mention in the answer you are joining the Flying Dutchmen- Vliegende Hollanders team !

Hope to see you soon,

Bea & Astrid :)

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma

Wanna have some fun ? It's almost time for the Source-a-Thon 2019 (Friday 4 October-Monday 7 October) and we would love to see you ! make sure to first register (with an answer!), and let them know you join the Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders and of course feel free to add your name to the team here (click link) (don't forget to remember and add your number (for the prizedrawings) there as well). ;)

Hope to see you soon and have a great day,

Bea + Astrid :)

...Ola Frost, w/o Andrew Tucker---Right now I'm more interested in sorting out the previous generations, but, Thanks!

... rather than using "I"---HA! sorry, put my name with the header so I hope that clears up any confusion.

...PS I just found this info on the Frost family of the southern US (including Jedediah b.c. 1754 VA and wife Sarah Vandiveer b.c. 1751 MD, which may be of help. Unfortunately, no sources are given --Thanks, I'll add that link to my research notes! One of the 3 Frost children listed there, Edward Vandiver, Johnson, or Goram/Gorham MAY have been the father of Nancy Bell's husband, Jedediah.

Its also possible that JOSEPH Frost who married Sarah's sister, Tabitha Vandiver, may have been his grandparents.

Jedediah, Joseph and my direct Josiah MAY have been siblings.

posted by Nick Andreola Jr
Hi Beth,

I've had so many irons in the fire, I don't seem to ever find time to continue my research on Jedediah Frost. I've removed my 'Temporary (Ha!) Notes' until I can realistically find the time to dig into that research....I am truly grateful for your patience!


posted by Nick Andreola Jr
Hi Nick, no worries! I know how it is with finding the time to research all of our many ancestors. I look forward to learning what you find when you've time. Please take care during the COVID-19 situation.


posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
Hi Beth!,

Thanks for the quick work on the Frost/Bell merges! I see you are related on the Bell side. I recently received a DNA match on FTDNA from a descendant of the 8th child of Jedediah & Nancy, Edwin Jefferson "Jeff" Frost (1855-1943). The descendant has a tree shown but there are some problems with it and I've been trying to figure out/untangle how he & I connect (I'm near positive it must be through this Frost line).

I don't need to be added as PM but if you don't mind, I'd like to add a temporary "Research Notes" heading to Jedediah Frost's profile page while I work at resolving the tangle--would that be okay with you?


posted by Nick Andreola Jr
Hi !

The registration for the brand new Connect-a-Thon is open now, so if you would like to join us, make sure you first add an answer at this Connect-a-Thon 2019 registration G2G saying you would like to participate and join the Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders team and just add your WT ID to the team Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders, at our Connect-a-Thon team page where you also can see how everything works. And here's our team chat .

Many thanks and hope to see you (again) !

The Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders Team :D

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
If you wouldn't mind, please edit Adam Mott-30 to add the Lt., and then add your source data to the Biography. Something like:

"Adam was commissioned as Lt of Hempstead Militia by Gov. Nicholls on 22 April 1665.<ref>Ancestors & descendants of Sarah Eleanor Ladue by Grant Rideout, 1930; p 122</ref>"

posted by William Catambay
Hi Beth,

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

? Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,


posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi there!

It is time for the spring cleaning at WikiTree! For the third time WT organizes a Clean-A-Thon (CaTh-) challenge. And we need you! Please join us! Here is all info. And make sure to first register by clicking “answer“ Here and let them know you want to join the Team Flying Dutchmen-Vliegende Hollanders .

Many thanks and hope to see you all !

The Flying Dutchmen - Vliegende Hollanders

Hi, would you like to join our mini challenge ? Quest for Great-Grandparents and Gedcom help: Dutch Edition-Nederlandse editie All help is welcome !
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Hi again Beth and thanks for your post on G2G.

I’ve added the Irish Roots Project badge to your profile. I've also added your good self to the member interest page.

Thanks for joining the project, enjoy, and good luck with your research.


posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi Beth and thanks for your post on G2G.

I’ve added the Scottish Clans Project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our members. I’ve also added your name to our members interest page. Here you can let others know what you are working on.

Thanks for joining, enjoy and good luck with your research in 2019.


posted by Maria Maxwell

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