Claire (Chapel) Nava
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Claire (Chapel) Nava

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Claire E. Nava formerly Chapel
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [private mother (1930s - 2010s)]
Sister of [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1970s - unknown)], [private son (1970s - unknown)], [private son (1980s - unknown)], [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 11 Feb 2015 | Last significant change: 1 Jul 2021
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Biography

I'm a 5th generation native-born Southern Californian. I am married. We have 5 children, 8 grands so far. We were former franchisees of Spires Restaurant, Orange, CA for almost 20 years. I taught college-level English Composition courses for more years than I care to recall. Now, I get to have fun here on WikiTree, with the Old Time Radio Researchers group, and at First Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Lake Elsinore, CA.

I enjoy genealogy, reading, pets, old time radio shows, and chocolate. :)
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  • First-hand information. Entered by Claire Chapel at registration.
  • Source: S1538034581 California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
  • Source: S1538034580 California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc

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Hi Claire!

I wanted to share publicly how much I appreciate your kindness. I'm very grateful to you for helping me to learn how to copy and post sources. What a blessing it's been! I was getting frustrated trying to figure it out on my own. Since then I've been enjoying WikiTree so much more than before. Thank you, Claire, for taking time with me to write out some instructions on my profile page!

Barb (Egglestone-30)

posted by Barb Egglestone
I'm grinning ear to ear. Thanks for the kind words, Barb!

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Thanks for your message. My winding down is not because I am leaving genealogy. I'm elderly and I'm losing my vision. It is hard for me to remain at the computer as much as I'd like to get things done. With your kind words and that of others here at WikiTree, I hope I can at least get a basic tree together. Then it will be here for others to add to and keep it growing long after I'm gone. Thanks also for your suggestion about finding another Profile manager.
Hi Barbara,

That's hard to deal with. My mother had many of the same challenges. If there's anything I can do to help you, let me know.

Best,

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Claire has tidied up and helped improve a profile I had added notes on - and I only did it yesterday! Thank you
posted by Peter Neale
Hello Claire,

It's Thon time again, this time the Spring Clean-a-Thon! It will be from April 23-26, 2021. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi,

Thanks for the reminder. I'll do my best to help out.

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Thanks for your hearty "welcome" and offer to help. I am certain that I'll need to ask you questions as time goes on.

J Wallace

posted by J Wallace
Thank you Claire

As to my name it is an old family name. Prussian/ German. I didn’t know if the DNA thingy had worked as I haven’t thied to export it before Love from Australia. Regards Rosalie

Greetings from sunny Lake Elsinore, California. I love this place. Where else could a Californian meet an Aussie when neither has left home?

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Claire,

Thanks for reaching out to me with self-help information. It is needed.

I've been working with Erin Cole for our Purcell Family Tree and ancestors.

Best wishes, JF Purcell Oceanside, NY

posted by JF Purcell
We may share a common ancestor or two. ;). I'm wondering if you have any information on an Edward Forbus b.1805ish in SC. I'd love to link up my pre-1800 paternal line to Wikitree. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
That's fun. I love meeting new cousins. :)

Let me take a quick look for Edward using RootSearch. If that fails, I'll look on Archive.org for a late Victorian amateur genealogist following the Forbus family or for a South Carolina local history. Any idea what county they were in? Those amateur historians aren't always accurate, but sometimes they do give us leads.


11:27 p.m.

I've done my best for Edward. I hope this helps.

Best,

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
edited by Claire (Chapel) Nava
You are very welcome Claire, and thank you for the message, so have a few more to last you until the end of the month, not much longer to go, 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗. It has been a pretty bad start to the year, and 🤞 that it can only get better starting with a peasant March xxx
Lovely. I feel all warm and fuzzy now. Hope you do, too.

 :)

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Thank you, yes I do, just a simple hug can make the world of difference when you are having a bad day 🤗 xxx
Hi Claire - You reached out to me a few days ago saying you were available for help. I'm having a heck of a time trying to find where the list of matches to my uploaded DNA info is. I swear I saw it somewhere but I can't figure out how. Can you provide some guidance? Thanks!! Best, Joanne H.
posted by Joanne H
Hi Joanne,

It can be tricky.

Try this: right above your biography, there's a row of links: Profile (public view) Edit Images Family Tree & Tools Changes Privacy Profile (private view)

Click on the Family Tree & Tools link. Scroll down to the Genealogy Research section and click on Compact Family Tree. Once you're there, you should be able to work with your DNA results. Here's a link to the Compact Family Tree help page (and it also has links to other DNA-related material): https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Compact_Family_Tree.

Let me know how that works for you.

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Thank you, Claire!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Claire reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge since receiving the Sourcerers' Badge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Claire and thanks for the welcoming note

After retiring from the military and attending seminary I tried to get back in as a chaplain, but they kept saying I was too old. Go figure. Wishing your lads Semper Fi, all the way. I've worshiped with some fabulous FCMS chaplains in my life. Blessings to you and yours and may 2021 be brighter, and better Dale

posted by Dale Durnell
Hi, I have a question. If I know the dates when the will was written and probated, which date is used to best estimate the date of death? Would I list the date of death as : “After [date written]” or “before [date probated]”?
posted by Jared Crayk
That's a great source. I'm assuming it's someone from the 1800s or earlier and that you don't have an actual death date at present?

I would put both facts as you suggest above in the Biography section. Then, when/if more data becomes available, you can hone in on the actual death date. Question: when you go into "Edit" mode, what do you currently have in the "Edit Data" section as the Death Date? You might need to adjust that to indicate uncertainty if you haven't already.

If you'd like another set of eyes on that specific profile, let me know.

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hi Claire, Yes it’s pre-1800. I think I’ve answered my own question. When I was doing research on the person, I discovered that the source of the date wasn’t taken from a death certificate or death listing, but was taken from a wills and probates list. The date is exactly the same as the date the will was written, and the probate date is two years later. So, the actual date of death is likely somewhere in between. It’s not necessary to have the exact death date to identify the person or their family because there are plenty of other details available. So, what I’ve decided to do is just make it “AFTER [said date will was written],” and explain in the biography where the date has been estimated from.

Thanks -Jared

posted by Jared Crayk
Thank you, Claire, for welcoming me back to Wiki-Tree! I appreciate all the advice to passed along. Also, want to say you certainly deserve all the awards! Cheers, Penelope
posted by Penelope Curtis
Hello Claire, 4 months ago you offered to help me when I started using WikiTree..., I need help. I have an ancestor who is being considered to have different parents then the ones that are stated on wiki and in other genealogical arenas. On Find A Grave, it was mentioned that there is a DNA test being used to determine ancestry. I copied it here; FamilyTreeDNA Kit 260238---submitted by a direct male line descendant of John Smith....DNA HAPLOGROUP R1B1A2. How do I compare my DNA to it? Please advise.

Jocelynn~

Hi Jocelynn,

Good question. As I understand it, if all the assorted family members are on WikiTree, you should be able to go to the people you THINK were your ancestor's parents and on the right side of their profiles, you should see YOUR name and a percentage. As I understand it, some DNA data is more specific if the DNA test has been done by a male relative; men's DNA has different indicators than women's.

There is also a link that tells you how to do a DNA Comparison: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:DNA_Comparison. You do need to have a GEDMatch account, I believe, but it's free for basic usage. I'm trying it myself right now, so I will have a better understanding of the process.

If you are still stuck, please send me the names and numbers of the profiles you are concerned about and I will take a look.

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
edited by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hi Claire, thanks for responding. After further review this is the situation; I was on Ancestry.com looking into my ancestors and their connections to make sure of their validity. Johnathan Smith's father is a John Smith( or Johnathan) I check back on wiki and he's on my branch already (Smith-47405), I view the profile and it needs a manager so I adopted it last night. My concern was who his father was and it showed him already connected to Christopher Smith (Smith-7415). I was getting conflicting stories about Christopher who may or may not be of this family line and that there was a DNA project going on disputing him as the father and it being a Joseph from NC. I saw the DNA project info and I now have my DNA through FamilySearch as well (kit# B703134) but don't have any answers yet. I checked my DNA connections to people on John Smith profile and we are matches but I realized there are two John Smiths ( other one Smith-41998) that they are mostly the same but one tells the story about the potential lineage being wrong, etc. etc..., and both John Smith's have been influenced by Kitty (Cooper) Smith, (Cooper-1) who has her name on both profiles. Please advise.

Sincerely, Jocelynn ~~

I have run into some of this in my own family tree. In my family, it was Clark - who was the father of whom back in the 1700s in Connecticut.

Thank you for adopting Johnathan/Jonathan/John. :)

The next thing I would do is check with Kitty (Cooper) Smith. That woman has put a lot of work into our shared WikiTree! I checked a couple of her ancestors' profiles, and they are very clean and well written. She's going to be a good resource for you. And if she's wrong, and her material is incorrect, let her know that, too. If she doesn't get back to you, or you still have questions, let me know.

Just keep me posted whatever happens next, okay?

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
I thought I had some Chapels in my wife's line, but alas it was Chapin. Let you know if I see anything.
posted by Roger Pitzer
That would be fun. I love finding new connections. :)
posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
I am still try to figure out what questions to ask.
posted by Don (Moore) Arnold
Ok. Whenever you’re ready, I’m here.

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hi Claire,

Donnamarie did post the DNA. Thanks for the helpful link! Also thanks for the kind words. I hope she will be back full time soon.

posted by Paula J
Hi, Claire!

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
Thanks, Pip. I appreciate the recognition and the extra time it takes to thank everyone. You always go the extra mile.

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hey Claire,

It's Thon time again, this time the Source-a-Thon! It will be from October 2-5, 2020. I saw that you want to be part of Team Cornbread Catchers again but you didn't add an answer of your own. To participate with Team Cornbread Catchers, use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click the "answer" link at the bottom of the post and, when the Answer box popps up, mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thought that I already had. Hmm. Will try again.

Thanks, Debi

 :)

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
edited by Claire (Chapel) Nava
I saw a comment on Sarah's registration answer rather than an answer of your own. That's how I knew you wanted in. Unfortunately, they won't accept the comment, it has to be an answer so they can assign your race bib
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Claire (Chapel) Nava and Sarah-Jane Champion de Crespigny are both descendants of Robert Townsend...
Hello Cousin Sarah-Jane,

It's lovely to meet a new relation. Isn't it just amazing that we can connect with people from the sixteenth century and each other?

:)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hello, Claire!

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 over the weekend. We are proud of your efforts.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Claire,

Again Thank You, but i don't believe i did it right! I will go to the page to see, i had my brother take the dna for the Thompson's on family tree and i just did the dna with me for my mothers side on Ancestry waiting on those results, have wanted to share my brothers results but I had a stroke this last year and am trying to get back into the genealogy, i get confused sometimes, so i am asking for a little help with the dna thingy!!!

posted by Evie Thompson
God bless and keep you, Evie, as you come back to health.

I am not a Mentor yet, but we do have a bunch of wonderful people who can help you. Here's a list https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Contact_a_Mentor.

I would suggest Karen Butler. She taught me how to do all kinds of things. She is gentle and patient and friendly.

Please let me know how you are going on, okay?

Talk to you soon,

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hi Evie,

Just checking in. How are you doing?

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Bummer... Ok I'll private message you.
Hi Claire,

If you type in Everts-280 in the connection finder and then the relationship finder you will see who we have in common. The first one that popped up was Sarah Stebbins, our 9th great grandmother, and Van Schoonhoven was also in there. I love finding new family!

I tried, but your current settings won't let me.
posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Claire and Lori Jo are 21 steps apart...plus...10th cousins through 10 different matches! Hello Cousin!
That's fun, Lori Jo, and now I'm curious. Which surnames? Colonial, Old World, or maybe New Amsterdam Dutch? I'd bet on the Gages or the Clarks. Maybe the Van Schoonhovens.
)

Your 10x Cousin,

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Claire Nava is 22 Degrees from Marsha Baker
posted by Marsha (Cramer) Baker
Hi Claire! I found this when I ran Relationship finder.

"Explore more: 579 common ancestors were found between Claire and Marsha within 30 generations. To view the relationship trails, select the common ancestor here. Note that the relationship name will not change."

It initially shows us be connected through Robert Throckmorton K.B. (abt. 1451 - 1520), THROCKMORTON-365

Warm regards, Marsha Cramer Baker

posted by Marsha (Cramer) Baker
Hi Marsha,

How nice to meet another cousin! :) That's one of my favorite things about WikiTree - extending family ties.

The Throckmorton connection is a fairly recent one for me, so this is particularly nice.

Thanks for reaching out to say, "Hi,"

Your Cousin,

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hi Claire, I agree it's great to find more and more cousins! Throckmorton is new to me too.

I hope you are well!

Cousin Marsha

posted by Marsha (Cramer) Baker
Hi Claire. You make a great Member of the Week! I really enjoyed reading your interview. The part about being worried about why WikiTree was free made me smile. Maybe we need to put a better explanation somewhere.
posted by Chris Whitten
Thank you, Chris. It was a real honor to be asked!

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hey Clair,

I'm so glad that you plan to join us for the Spring Clean-a-Thon! Don't forget to sign up here and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank You Claire. I am looking forward to exploring My DNA results further.
posted by Greg Hulin
Note to self - keep looking into Frank Eli Patterson! https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Patterson-15920
posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hi Claire

Added this note to the scratch pad on the edit side of your profile of course you then have to remember to check that weekly so set a reminder on the calendar - believe me it works :)

All the best Janet

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thanks, Janet! Two Frank Pattersons have been conflated. I need to sort out my direct ancestor’s information.

Re: Data doctoring - I am not sure which are the “easy” fixes, so I just started at the top of my own Suggestions list. I don’t want to skip one. BTW, the YouTube videos are very helpful!!

)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Thanks, Janet.

I worked on it a bit, mostly cleaning things up. It's tricky when there were two men with the same names living in the same general area in the same era. Thank goodness that we caught it before the confusion spread too far. Also, I'm grateful for records that include wives and parents! Still, more research is needed.

Under Suggestions for Chapel-160 - comments and questions

I have "fixed" several familial profiles. (This way, I'm learning on my own family; hopefully, I trust that I won't do anything boneheaded, but I definitely don't want to cause potential problems for others.) Will someone be casting his/her eye over them to make sure I'm doing it correctly? Always happy to learn.

I'm not sure what is needed on Reynolds-1686 and Artlip-15. I see the DNA certification there, so I don't know what else the system wants me to do.

Some of the inherited profiles or GEDCOM profiles are a mess. They have different kinds of formatting, which makes the profiles more difficult to read at times. Do we eliminate useless data or put it under another heading?

Is there a set of sample pages or profiles to review so that I can see how to format correctly?

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Thanks! I will be looking forward to it.
posted by John Mosley
Hi, Claire, I added my maternal grandmother but I cannot connect her to my mother. How do I do this?
posted by [Living Pearce]
Just checking in - were you able to connect the profiles?

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Hi Claire - thanks, i took your advice. I will update my profile the best i can as soon as i gain more experience with this site! ;)

Regards, Kevin McGinn

posted by Kevin McGinn
Hello Claire,

It's Thon time again, this time the Scan-a-Thon! It will be from January 10-13, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thanks and good thanksgiving to you and your family.

Guy

posted by Guy Forir
Thank you Claire for the help you offer me. I will soon start building my tree.

See you soon. Guy

posted by Guy Forir
i need help finding my family
posted by Drew Esparza
Hi. I am Karl Elsea, a new member that does not know how to add material. My father spent 30 years collecting a great deal of material on his and his wife's (my mother) family. I want to transfer this info into the system but do not know who. Hopefully I can figure it out.
posted by Karl Elsea
Thank you Clare, that was fast ! I am looking for information on Robert Adam Christie my Great Grandfather from Foveran, Scotland.
posted by Karyn Dickerson
Hello Claire! According to my tree on FamilySearch, we share a common ancestor a handful of generations back - your GGGGG Grandfather Dirck Brandt Van Schoonhoven (1720-1795) is my GGGGGG Grandfather. :)
Thank you for your offer of help. My mom's family is from Nova Scotia and P.E.I. and my dad's mostly from Lithuania. I'm sure I'll be needing your expertise. Genealogy is a lot of fun and I'd do more of it if I were not still working full time which I also enjoy!
posted by Richard Miller
It's my husbands family I'm following, most of whom arrived in Canada prior to 1850, and some as far back as 1780

M

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