I am the only child of a mother born in northern Colorado and a father born in Greene County, Indiana but migrated with his family to Goshen County, Wyoming when he was a child. My parents meeting and courtship is a beautiful love story that I need to document some day. I was blessed to have first 7 cousins on one side and 29 first cousins on the other side - some of these are like sisters and brothers to me. I have been married 44 years to my best friend who is a Viet Nam veteran. He is from Crockett, Texas and has family in Texas before Texas was The Great State of Texas. We met in Greeley, Colorado and knew from the first time we met that we were meant for each other. We moved from San Antonio, Texas, where we lived for almost 30 years, to Woodcreek, Texas when we retired. I have two step-sons, seven grandchildren, and one great grandson, but sadly, due to family issues, we only see one son, his wife, and three grandchildren who are the loves of our lives!! I was an Registered Nurse all my working life and was engaged in several types of nursing but my most rewarding and also most stressful time was the last seventeen years when i worked first as a Bone Marrow Case Manager and Bone Marrow Harvest Nurse Coordinator in a children's hospital. After it closed, I became the RN Case Manager for the Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic and inpatient unit. I am now retired and am able to put my time and efforts to sharing time with my husband and my interests. I love doing genealogy which my mother got me hooked on when I was in junior high but have had limited time until retirement. This has led me to enjoy learning more history and finally successfully getting acceptance into the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). I have known about 3/4 of my family and much of my husband's families were in Colonial America prior to the Revolutionary War but I just need to find good proofs. I also love photography, travel, crafts, and spending time with our grandchildren who live over 1000 miles from us. I also love to help my family learn more about our family and to help friends learn more about their families.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 3 Nov 2018 at 18:02 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:
I have also awarded you the Military and War project badge as it is the umbrella project for all the wars.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the projects and the guidelines we have in place.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Juha Soini ~ WikiTree mentor
On 21 Oct 2018 at 20:14 GMT David Selman wrote:
How are you? Thanks for adding profiles to WikiTree. There are reasons behind the eighth point in our Honor Code: "We cite sources. Without sources we can't objectively resolve conflicting information." A source provides a way to find out more about the person. Showing sources reduces confusion and duplicates.
Here is what our Sources help page says. It has lots of ideas: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sources
The Sources Style Guide shows how to enter sources in the biography.
This page describes sources and how to enter sources and is my favorite, Jilaine’s Dream Sources Help Page.
And I'm here to help too, just ask!
David ~ WikiTree Mentor
On 9 Aug 2018 at 22:06 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 8 Aug 2018 at 15:13 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
Since Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordinating with others is essential.
Thanks for joining the US_history project. You will enjoy it.
For others projects see: Projects list, at the top of your page, 4th topic on right, under <Find> and <Projects>.
For questions, just ask!
Mary ~ Pre-1700 Greeter
PS If "Page Not Found" error occurs in your email, check your page for this message.
On 8 Aug 2018 at 02:55 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:
Thank you so much for your kind comments!! :-D
I am working through some emails, and I know you had some questions. I'll be getting to them in the next day or so.
So glad you're having fun!
On 15 May 2018 at 02:16 GMT David Selman wrote:
Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.
Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?
I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer?
Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor
On 8 May 2018 at 13:14 GMT Kimberly (Curtis) McComb wrote:
You have been a member about a week. How is it going so far? Was the first page of the How-Tos helpful or did it leave you with questions? It has confused the best of us at times!
Did you know that if you click the green tags on your profile page, you can see if other members are following that tag. Add your interests, surnames, or locations to your profile. The more tags you add the more links to community & research options.
Any problems or queries just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.
Kimberly ~ WikiTree Greeter
P.S. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile, links will work from there.
On 2 May 2018 at 23:59 GMT David Selman wrote:
You start creating your tree by clicking the edit tab on your profile and at the right side you will see add father, mother, spouse and on each profile, you click the edit tab to expand your tree. When you add your spouse then you will be adding his family as well as yours. Please click and read the New member How to Use WikiTree Pages as it is a great guide to getting you started adding your family and ancestors. You can invite your husband or family members fro their profile to become a member and to manage their profile. At WikiTree we strive to have just one profile per person.
Please make sure to look for duplicates on WikiTree before adding a profile. Having dates and locations attached to every person assists in our mission as well - if you have pre-1700's ancestors to add please read our Pre-1700 profiles info.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
David ~ WikiTree Greeter, Mentor
On 2 May 2018 at 02:14 GMT David Selman wrote:
A warm welcome to WikiTree. You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!
Click here to start with our New Member How-To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.
Hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor. Genealogy to me is like being a detective looking for clues into the past.
Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!
David ~ WikiTree Greeter
On 5 Nov 2017 at 15:55 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about Wikitree. You can contact me by clicking the link to my name, then sending a private message or posting a comment on my profile page. Guy Constantineau ~ WikiTree Greeter