Michael Christmas
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Michael Christmas

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Michael Christmas
Born 1950s.
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Michael Christmas has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
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Michael participated in the England v Australia Ashes Challenge.
Michael Christmas participated with Mighty Oaks during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
Michael Christmas participated with The Mighty Oaks during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon.
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Michael participated in the England Project’s Gilbert and Sullivan Challenge.
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Michael participated in the England Project’s Halloween Challenge.
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Michael Christmas participated in the 2021 England Project Wimbledon Challenge.

I am Project Coordinator for the Orphan Trail and enjoy the thrill of seeing new England members honing their skills, graduating and becoming valuable members.

I am working on a One Place Study for Earls Colne, the home of many of my ancestors. Despite being a village of less than 4000 people today, it will keep me challenged for years to come.

In the event of my death I place the profiles I manage into the caring hands of the Wikitree Admin and ask that any English profiles, including my own, first be offered to the Leadership and Members of the England Project.


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Hi Michael,

We would love to have you join us again for the Mighty Oaks for the Source-A-Thon. The marathon starts Friday, October 1 at 8 AM (ET) and ends Monday, October 4, 8 AM (ET) but you don't need to participate the whole time

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post here Source-A-Thon Registration remember to mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

Janet & Joan Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

Hi Michael

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon . Need a refresher or want to know more check out the please look through Connect-a-Thon_Tutorial

See our team page here Mighty Oaks Team Page

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post here Connect-A-Thon Registration Registration closes soon, remember to mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

Janet & Joan Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

Hope you are well regarding Richard Trevithick. I made contact with the Richard Trevithick Society requesting permission to use their photographs of Richard's house in Penponds and other pics of the 'Puffin Devil' etc and they agreed as long its for Wikitree also they asked f I would like to join the Society which I agree to and the the person who I am in contact with has compiled a Trevithick Genealogy so we will compare trees and add amend accordingly. I would really like to try for the OT2 and then the pre 1500 but with the situation at home it would be very difficult to achieve and its getting worse probably what I need is the complete set of the Douglas Richardson books ha ha

You take care and stay safe


posted by Roger Churm
Well done Roger, that’s a really good result. Don’t forget to add the name of the person who kindly agreed and the date of agreement in the image record for future reference.

You don’t need Richardson for OT2 but it’s certainly something for the wish list!

posted by Michael Christmas

Hi Michael

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks  for the Spring Clean-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining us then sign up here Clean-A-Thon Registration please mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

 Janet & Joan

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Great work on Belmeis-7. Awesome, I love it. you shed light on the early 12th Century.

And although the connection may have lots of sketchy or unproven links, he now shows up as my 31GGF on the Wikitree direct ancestry. Thats minor. Your narrative about Richard Belmeis is very cool.

posted by Marty Ormond
Hi Michael,

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.

Hi, Michael!

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

Hi Michael

We all did a great job this weekend, thank you for participating. A job well done the grand total for the event was 57,577 profiles sourced. The Mighty Oaks contributed 8,877 of those. Maddy lead all the way and ended with a fab score of 1,130. Making her no 6 on the individual scoreboard

See: https://wikitree.sdms.si/Challenges/SourceaThon/TeamAndUser.htm Click on "Tracking" to open up your contribution list so you can review your work and possibly some tidying up.

Thanks again for this weekend, you rock

Joan & Janet

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
HI again,

Please feel free to contact me as I have extensive research on both families (Fossett & Gooby) I would love to hear from you. My personal email addy is [email address removed]

Hi Cheryl

Please remove the email address as it is open to being accessed by spammers when posted on a public page, by all means share but share in a private message.

Thanks Janet

Wikitree Mentor

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
I dont believe Fossetts from England are related to Fossetts in Maine as Alexander Fossett Sr was well known as a Scot
Hello, Michael!

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

    Hi Michael

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon (CAT). Congratulations on your work during the CAT what an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks we added 12,615. Altogether the teams add a  grand total of  60,128 new profiles to wikitree. We hope you had fun while building the tree. 

See you next year or before for the Source-A-Thon 

Janet & Joan  

Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Congratulations on your Super Star award you received on May 22, 2020. All your work on England Project is very much appreciated. Thank you.
posted by [Living Williams]
I have posted a few times about the following profiles: Thomas Kembold (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kembold-6) and Agnes Kimbolde (Kembold-2) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kembold-2. The suggested sources are down in the comments on each profile. If an answer would be left - positive or negative - it would be nice. Thanks.
posted by X Fetterly
Hi X . These comments are always helpful for whoever ends up adopting and working with the profile. Since the profiles are both orphaned, no one will be notified automatically of your comments but they are helpful and appreciated. Thank you.
posted by Michael Christmas
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Hi Mike :)

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 Michael, now that the CAT is over with, I can't recall whether I sent you my email address that you had requested. I've put it in a private message in Discord. Look forward to hearing from you. -Brad
posted by Brad Cunningham
Michael, why did you delete the references to Sanders', Early English Baronies in all the Arsic family profiles you recently edited? This is an important authority. Can you please add those back in?
posted by Andrew Lancaster
Apologies, it’s done.

Have you got a link to Sanders, I could not find a copy? I would certainly like to review it but it’s elusive, even Amazon don’t have it.

Do you have a Scan of P36 (and P23 is another that crops up) for my info?

My reasoning was that the profiles were previously without data and I had a useful citation. Should have checked with you first.

posted by Michael Christmas
Hi Michael, 1. Yes it is a bit hard to find. I had to buy a second hand copy. But it is very widely cited. 2. Yes, I created fairly bare profiles but what information was there came from Sanders. Keep in mind that Sanders is also a source for the category of the feudal barony, and not just the visible text.
posted by Andrew Lancaster
Thanks for responding.
posted by Courtnay Chrow
Not so far but I will look out for it. I am only researching Crows in Earls Colne, Essex, England as part of the OPS. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Earls_Colne%2C_Essex_One_Place_Study
posted by Michael Christmas
Michael, have you come across any Crows in your research spelled CHROW?


posted by Courtnay Chrow
Hi Michael,

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 Essex and Bio Builders. 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 teams 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 :-)

posted by Anon (MacLeod) Anon
Thank you, Michael, for the Henry King baptism input.

Des Lynch

posted by Des Lynch SD
Michael, 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
Michael, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
No problem Anne, thank you for looking. There are a number of Rogers in the Harlakenden family. The one you found is the grandfather of the one I am interested in. I will just have to sharpen my pencil and go through it. It’s a good idea to create a free space for the record.I will do that once I have the semblance of a transcription.

Thanks also for the encouragement to add data, if relevant.

posted by Michael Christmas
Re will of Roger H. The will I found is for the wrong Roger, sorry. Apparently Anderson extracted it in the great migration sketch. You still my try googling. but use the date in the search.
posted by Anne B
Re will of Roger H

pdf version using modern spelling I found this first thing in a google search, "Will of Roger Harlakenden" You may be able to find another using original spelling by trying other searches. Also check whatever 1800's genealogy was written about Roger.

And yes please feel free to add the info directly to the profile, using a proper citation. We don't generally post entire wills, but digest it instead. You can create a free space page for the entire will and link them. Example

posted by Anne B

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