Terri (Clawson) Swift
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Terri (Clawson) Swift

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Terri L. Swift formerly Clawson
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
Mother of [private daughter (1980s - unknown)] and [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Terri (Clawson) Swift participated with Great Lakes Region Team during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon.
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Terri (Clawson) Swift has German Roots.
Terri (Clawson) Swift is participating with Great Lakes Region Team during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon.
Terri (Clawson) Swift is a member of the Germany Project.
Terri was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the G2G Forum!
Terri (Clawson) Swift participated with Germany Genies during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon.


I was born in Phoenix but moved to Ohio when I was three weeks old. My family comes from Ohio. My Dad was a radio man and joined the Coast Guard when I was 4 during the Vietnam war. We moved to Japan and lived there for 3 years then moved back to the states when I was 8. We lived in Carson, California, San Diego, Petaluma and Lakeside California.

I went to San Diego State university and received a degree in English with an Emphasis on Creative Writing.

I married at 21 and lived in La Mesa, California. We moved to Japan from there. We lived in Chiba Prefecture in the town of Shiroi.

I gave birth to my daughter in Japan. We moved back to San Diego after 2 years. We were going to stay longer but things didn't work out.

We moved a few more times. I had my son in Tooele, Utah then divorced my first husband in Washington State.

I met my current husband online. He's Canadian so now I'm in British Columbia.

I have two Grandsons and five step-grandchildren. My daughter and her family live in TX and my son lives in Mt. Vernon, WA and is attending Western Washington University.

I've learned a lot since I joined Wikitree. I love research and am very interested in the 16th and 17th Centuries in England and her Colonies. I just earned my pre-1500 badge and became a Magna Carta Member. I am working on James Claypoole's line back to his Surety Baron ancestors, Hugh and Roger Bigod. In the future I would like to help more on the Quaker Project.


I have started a Clawson surname project, please join me!


  • First-hand information. Entered by Terri Swift at registration.
  • Ancestry.com. California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007
  • Ancestry.com. Washington, Divorce Index, 1969-2017 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Terri Swift and her father [[[Clawson-1052|Ronald Clawson]] and their most recent common ancestors are her grandparents and his father, Robert Clawson. and Goldie Coats. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Parent/Child based on sharing; 3,452 cM across 68 segments Confidence: Extremely High.

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Hi Terri, the US Civil War Project is conducting a Check-in for 2024 to see if your still interested/active in the Project.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you. You can click the reply button or message me with your answer. Thank you. Pam Kreutzer, leader of the US Civil War Project

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Terri, thank you for confirming the information on profiles of Silias Horton--#4477 and 10319

Have a great day from Ohio

posted by Addison Griffith
Dear Terri,

since I didn’t see any reaction from your side about the check-in message from May, I assume you don’t want to remain a project member. If I don’t hear from you within the next 14 days, I will then remove your Germany Project badge. If you do not wish for that to happen, please reply to the check-in message below or send me a direct message.

If this message finds you too late, feel free to re-request the badge by replying to our G2G join post.

Kind regards from Black Forest

Flo (Project Coordinator Research/Resources)
posted by Florian Straub
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
Hello Terri

It is 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
edited by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary

I'd like to resign from Southern Colonies. I just don't have the time right now. Terri

posted by Terri (Clawson) Swift
Thank you for replying to the Southern Colonies check in. We understand when other duties limit your time The leader will remove your badge from your page. Remember you are most welcome to re-join the project at any time. Just go to g2g to the Southern Colonies posting, and reply there with an ANSWER.


posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Terri! Thank you for joining the Germany Genies for the April Connect-a-Thon. As a team, we created 5,602 new profiles, coming in 4th place overall and 1st place by normalized (average) score! We couldn't have done it without you! Best regards, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
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

If you're a member of the Google Group,* then you've heard that the Magna Carta Project has retired the Gateway Guardian initiative. Would you delete or replace your Gateway Guardian sticker please?

WikiTree has two relatively new stickers - Template:Relationship_Sticker and Template:Connection Sticker - that you might want to use if you're related to or connected to the Gateway. There's also the Template:Descendant sticker that you can use. To see tailored coding for these stickers (e.g., with the Magna Carta Project logo), please see Space: Magna Carta Stickers#sticker.

Thanks! Liz

* If you're not and would like to be, please send a request to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wikitreemagnacarta (be sure to include your WikiTree ID; the Google Group is no longer "Project members only", but it is restricted to WikiTree members).

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Terri, 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
Hi Terri,

On behalf of the leaders of Southern Colonies, 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 and want to remain a member of US SC?

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
Thank you Terri for the reply to Check in. I am marking you Active. Have a good 6 months.


posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Terri,

Thanks for participating with the Germany Genies during this weekend's Connect-a-Thon. It was a lot of fun working together to expand our shared tree. Your hard work is appreciated and I hope you'll join our team again!

Warm regards, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
As part of an annual check-in of the WikiTree US Presidents Project we are asking members if they are planning to continue their contributions to the project. We are establishing a page where everyone can identify the President or Vice President that they wish to manage. Just respond to this message to let me know 1) Are you planning to continue with the Project and 2) do you have a specific President or Vice President that you are interested in.
posted by Robin Lee
My husband is a first America German. His and a lot more people came from Pankata & Old St. Ann which is now in Romania. These people created and maintain the America Hungarian club in Bloomington, Illinois. Someone one the net from there area wrote, "I'm sorry to say they are German" many years ago. Is there any stories or people who know about the German reason to have been in Pankata & Old St. Ann and the story why they all came to Bloomington, Illinois? THANKS Edna Frances Hauptman.
posted by Edna Stepp
update - the previous text was deleted; the Gateway Guardian initiative was retired 7 February 2022. Thank you for serving in that role for Henry Randolph.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
edited by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Huge congratulations on your pre-1500 certification, Terri!
posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Thank you, Jen! This certification means a lot to me!
posted by Terri (Clawson) Swift
Congrats on your Pre-1500 badge! Make sure to add Pre-1500 as one of your followed tags....
posted by Robin Lee
Thank you, Robin! You made my day!
posted by Terri (Clawson) Swift
Hi Terri, Welcome to the US Presidents Project. Make sure to add Presidents to your followed tags on G2G to assure that you are aware of project needs.
posted by Robin Lee
try these links - they definitely won't work from the e-mail, you'll need to click on them here (from your profile page)...
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

I gave you trusted access, to add the wife to John McMullen-972 He is old enough for you to add anyhow, but I thought I would add you, just in case you find other info..

Thanks for your interest!!


posted by Mary Richardson
Thanks for alerting us the the bad link! Here's the Hesse Project link:


posted by Maggie N.
Welcome to the Civil War Project! Check out our project page here.
posted by Paula J
Hi Terri,

Here is the link that will tell you how to join the Hesse Roots Project. Welcome, and I hope you enjoy the project.


If the link doesn't work by just clicking on it, please copy it and paste it above, and you should get there.

If you have any trouble, please let me know and I will give you a hand.

Thank you for your interest, and have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Cheryl Project Manager - Hesse Roots Project

Hi Terri,

Welcome to Wikitree. I saw your name in a recent wikitree feed showing that you also had German Roots. I have a lot from Germany too. And apparently you have a deep ancestral trail all the way back to Europe, like me.

When, I ran your name in the “Relationship finder” in the tools menu, here’s what I discovered: We share 4 interesting common ancestors: one of which is [[Castilla- Fernando Alfónsez (Castilla) de Castilla (1201 - 1252) King of Spain. Wikitree ID: Castilla-105. He’s a distant G-grandfather of yours and mine making us very distant 25th cousins 2x removed.

Be sure to try the relationship finder to explore all the new branches of your ancestry. You can verify each ancestor and their relationship to you when you click on the links to their profiles.

Have fun, John

posted by John Cruz
Hi Terri

Thanks for your interest in joining the Magna Carta Project. To join as an affiliate member simply add the following code to your profile

Please add Template:Magna Carta Project Affiliate to your profile. Copy the code found here on this page

Then join our project discussion group at Magna Carta Project Discussion Group Be sure to include your email address and WikiTree ID when joining

If you have any questions please contact me

David Douglas

posted by David Douglass
Hi Terri,

Congratulations on being Pre-1700 certified.

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many decendants,coordination is essential. Thanks for joining the QUAKERS Project.

Butch - Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Butch Smith
Hi Terri

How is it going so far, were the Member How-Tos pages helpful or did they leave you with questions?

Clicking your green tags shows members who follow that tag. Add tags other family surnames, for locations add US_HISTORY The more tags you add the more links to community & research options Information on tags is on page one of the How To pages.

We want to help you learn about the site and the community, hopefully you found the pages and links useful.

Questions click my name & ask in the comment box on my page or post in the G2G Forum (see Help top right of your Profile

Janet ~ Wikitree Messenger

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree click in the comment box in your profile

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