Katie (Collins) Goodwin
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Katie (Collins) Goodwin

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Signed 6 Feb 2018 | 10,615 contributions | 611 thank-yous | 1,146 connections
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Katie M. Goodwin formerly Collins
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1960s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Mother of [private son (2010s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 5 Feb 2018
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Katie was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
RootsTech Attendee: 2020



I'm a thirty-something stay-at-home mom living in the greater Atlanta metro area. I was born and raised in northwest Georgia. In 2010, I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with honors. I have a wide variety hobbies and interests, including genealogy, parenting (of course), baking, photography, reading, gardening, and more.

Around WikiTree, I enjoy participating in community challenges, especially the Clean-a-Thon and Connect-a-Thon.


Click here here to view a list of my surnames, notable ancestors, and other statistics.

I have very deep colonial US roots.

Katie (Collins) Goodwin participated with Team Roses during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 2.948 suggestions. Team Roses cleared 43,393 suggestions and finished in 1st place. Katie placed in 7th overall.
Katie (Collins) Goodwin participated with Team Orange Roses during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 100 previously unsourced profiles.
Katie (Collins) Goodwin participated with Team Roses during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 61 items to profiles.
Katie (Collins) Goodwin is participating with Team Roses during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 1,066 suggestions. Team Roses cleared 8,157 suggestions and finished in 1st place.
Katie (Collins) Goodwin participated with Team Roses during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and added 150 connections.
Katie (Collins) Goodwin participated with Team Roses during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 125 previously unsourced profiles.
Katie (Collins) Goodwin participated with Team Roses during the 2020 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 42 items to profiles.

Research Help

For WikiTreers, I'm available for free research help in Gwinnett County, Georgia. I'm happy to look up something at the Gwinnett Historical Society, take cemetery photos, and more.

I may be able to help with queries in surrounding counties. (Forsyth, Hall, etc.).

Top Brick Walls

  1. George Elihue Murray, supposedly orphaned during the US Civil War
  2. Felix Henry Goodwin, my husband's fourth great grandfather

Advance Directive

To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles of living individuals I'm managing to be transferred to the WikiTree Admin Team to do as they see fit, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists. I also give permission for all the private profiles of deceased individuals I'm solely managing to be set to open privacy. -- Collins-17962 06:39, 4 February 2019 (UTC)


  • First-hand information.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal AncestryDNA test match between Katie (Collins) Goodwin and D., her aunt. Their most-recent common ancestor is Don Chamberlain, the grandfather of Katie (Collins) Goodwin and father of D. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Aunt/uncle, based on sharing 1892 cM across 42 segments. Katie is the daughter of Burt Chamberlain who is the son of the common ancestor Don Chamberlain.

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Katie or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Katie:

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This probably seems silly, but congratulations on over 10000 contributions on WikiTree!
posted by Steven Greenwood
Thank you Katie, I am very excited, and am a bit like a teenager at the moment, my phone is glued to me, just waiting for the call to say Vicky is on her way to the hospital 😊🤗xxx
Hi, Katie!

Thank you for adding your DNA to WikiTree. Getting the Best from DNA will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions or problems, let me know.

Take care,

Laura ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Laura DeSpain
Thank you Katie, I hope to, especially if the weather is nice, so my grandchildren can have an Easter egg hunt 🤗 xxx
You are very welcome, my dear Katie, and one of my granddaughters is named Katie 🤗 xxx
Hello, Katie!

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
So happy you’ve joined us!!! Let me know if you need any help at any time!


posted by Paula J
Thank you, Paula! I will definitely let you know!
Congratulations on the shiny new blue badge! So glad to learn of your promotion to Leader!
posted by SJ Baty
Thank you, SJ! I'm excited. :)
I want to congratulate you on your Generous Genealogist award you received on May 29, 2020.

John Williams

posted by [Living Williams]
Hi there, Katie!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 500!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: I was surprised to find we were cousins through a different line than our Berryhill ancestry. My Berryhills settled in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, where I was born.

posted by Pip Sheppard
Pip - my Berryhills are from Mecklenburg, too! I am confident there's a connection there! I will try to do some research this weekend.
Let me know if you find a connection! I’ll be excited to have a Berryhill cousin on WikiTree!


posted by Pip Sheppard
I want to congratulate you on your Super Star Badge awarded 7 Mar 2020.

John Williams

posted by [Living Williams]
edited by [Living Williams]

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Well hello Katie! Seems we are 20th cousins once removed. We go back to common ancestor John FitzAlan, with many colorful characters in between. Please fell free to reach me at Biggs-2149. Look forward to hearing from you. Alene Biggs Corbitt
posted by Alene (Biggs) Corbitt
My favorite thing from your Meet the Members interview was that you got into genealogy "in 2009 I was in my fourth year of college and decided to procrastinate by building my family tree." A girl after my own heart ;-) It was great reading more about you!

Emma :-)

Nice to meet you, 7th great-niece of wife of 1st cousin 9x removed.
posted by Scott Hutchins
Katie and Mags are 9th cousins three times removed!
posted by Mags Gaulden
Katie and Greta are 12th cousins twice removed

Katie (Collins) Goodwin and Greta Moody are both descendants of Jerome Hierome Lindsay.

Hi cousin!

posted by Greta Moody
Katie Goodwin is 20 Degrees from Liz Marshall!!!! :)
posted by Liz Marshall
Enjoyed your interview! Pleased to see there's another 30-something genealogist in the Atlanta area. :) And bonus, we're 11th cousins 3x removed!
posted by Lauren Hopkins
Relationship thing says we are 8th cousins once removed common ancestor is Richard Blanton Sr.
posted by Andy Johnson
edited by Andy Johnson
Thanks for another great thon and for keeping us on track for the live chats! You rock!

Emma :-)

Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Katie!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
So glad you were able to join the Roses for this year's SAT. It was great fun as always. Thank you for your contributions to the Tree and a big thank you for keeping us informed about hang outs. It's always a HUGE help!

Emma <3

Thanks for joining Team Roses for the CNat and adding 150 profiles to the big tree. (I see you stopped at a nice round number ;-) )

And thanks for once again keeping up with the hangouts and giving us a heads up. You're awesome!

I'm not sure whats going on. I had Unknown, because I didn't know her maiden name. Someone else told me to change it to LNAB. I asked her what LNAB means, and she said it's her last name not unknown. What should I do?
posted by John Noel
Oh my goodness I am behind! But I wanted to thank you once again for joining Team Roses in a whole lot of fun while we cleaned up WikiTree. Thanks for your amazing work!

And a double super thank you for helping keep the team informed about hangouts.

Emma :-)

per your comment " but you haven't marked as "corrected" on the tracker. Do you know how to do that? " The tracker updates its list every week, so it is a waste of time to manually do what the software handles automatically. Better to use the time on items of interest. :))
posted by Sally x
Katie if you are on the East coast, North Carolina, and Florida is having rain, lightening, etc. I logged out now
posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Katie -

I wanted to thank you for joining Team Georgia on the Global Cemeteries Project. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or ideas you have. I've created a "sandbox" for Team Georgia to use as a collaborative space for questions, help, advice. ideas, etc amongst the Team.

In the meantime, check out the Team Georgia Progress Page and add the Cemeteries that you are currently (or planning to start) working on....or let me know and I can add them for you.

Sandy, Lead on Team Georgia Cemeteries

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Thanks for reaching out! Just at the right time ;-)
posted by SJ Baty
Hello and Happy 2019! Thank you so much for joining Team Roses for the Scan-a-Thon. You uploaded an amazing amount of photos. As always you rocked it! Profiles are so much more fun with something nice to look at.

Emma :-)


Thank you for joining in the fun with Team Roses for another SAT! It wouldn't have been the same without you. And thank you for helping out with the live hangouts.

Emma <3