Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith
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Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith

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Pam Cormac Smith formerly Cormac
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private brother (1980s - unknown)], [private sister (1980s - unknown)], [private brother (1990s - unknown)] and [private sister (2000s - unknown)]
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Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith is genealogies verbind aan Suid Afrika /is genealogically connected to South Africa
Pam was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the G2G Forum!
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Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith has completed the England Project's Post 1700 Orphan Trail I.
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WikiTree Day Attendee: 2022
This user is a native speaker of English.
Hierdie gebruiker het 'n basiese begrip van Afrikaans.

Genealogical Interests

All things/people genealogical.

Profile Improvement Voyager
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Profile Improvement Voyage Guide

I love WikiTree because it celebrates our connectedness in the best way - our shared familytree! And collaboration just makes it so much more fun. I've always loved history so I wasn't surprised when I was bitten by the genealogy bug.

I'd like to encourage anyone who wants to chat about our tree to contact me, I'm always available. I also love helping people, so if you have a question about how WikiTree works please don't be shy to reach out to me.

Projects that I'm currently busy with are:

A rabbit is peeping out of its hole, just daring you to follow it. Includes the words "Follows Rabbits Down Holes".
Follows Rabbits Down Holes

Free Space Profiles

Need some help creating Free Space Profiles? I totally love FSP's! This isn't an official WikiTree help page, just something that I threw together to help some people out. I figured that I'd try to spread the love of Free Space Profiles and would attempt to inspire you to create one for yourself. See my quick and easy Free Space Profile tutorial here.

My Biggest Brick Wall


My greatest brick wall, and I wish I could just crack it a little is my Cormac branch. I can find no record of Robert Cormac before his marriage to Sarah Jane Campbell on 30 Jan 1891, his parents are both deceased by the time of this marriage and are named in the record.

His parents are again named in Robert's Death Notice. However, I have found no other records to back up this information. Roberts parents are named as George Cormac (Plate Layer) and Mary Fraser (formerly Cormac, born Stephens).

I have researched every Robert *corm* born between 1859 and 1862 in the statutory registers on (there are 10), and he is not there. I can also find no record for a marriage between George *corm* and any Stephens or Stevens.

In the 1891 Scotland census Robert claims to have been born in Roslin, Midlothian, and according to the census, marriage, shiplist and death notice he was born in 1860-1861. He was also a widower at the time of his marriage to Sarah Jane Campbell in 1891, Coatbridge - residence Browns Building, Gartsherrie Road. In June/July 1891 Robert Cormac and Sarah Jane Campbell left Scotland and headed to South Africa aboard the Trojan.

An old family tale I was told a few times as a child was that Arthur David Cormac changed the family surname from Mc Cormack to Cormac when he immigrated to South Africa. I have been able to prove that Arthur was born in South Africa and had always carried the name Cormac, however I often find that family tales are like legends - rooted in truth but get distorted over time.

My grandfather Len Cormac (1936-2020) told me that when he was a young boy/man he would write to a cousin named Robert Watt in Scotland who was around the same age, Robert was the son of David and Helen Watt. I have a photo of David and Helen taken in about the early 1970's. This is the only clue that I have. Just a note that I'm not sure whether is relevant or not: a witness at Robert and Sarah's wedding was Robert Watt.

Any help on this tree would be greatly appreciated.

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Digital Afterlife
It may seem morbid, but in the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up being deleted. While I fully intend on being around to manage all my profiles for the next 80 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following slightly-active WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:
  • Gillian (Roberts) Smith (first choice as she is an active contributor)
  • Samantha Jane Brownlie (second choice as she is an active contributor)
  • Sharon Cormac
  • Shannon Cormac
  • Lauren Cormac


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Hi Pam,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members periodically to make sure everything is going well. This is our formal annual check-in with you.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Would you like to join any other teams?

Also, we would really like to hear which team is currently your highest priority. If you are a member of more than one team, could you please rank them from highest priority to lowest? Thank you! If you don’t see yourself as being part of a team, please let us know.

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

On behalf of all the Leaders, thank you again for all you do and we look forward to you continuing to be a part of our collaborative and fun Project!

Kind regards,

Maddy, England Project Leader

posted by Maddy Hardman
HI Pam,

Have uploaded my Gedcom from My Heritage although my main tree is on FamSearch. How do you add the gedcom data to the tree on Wiki? Surely the gedcom data becomes the tree on Wiki? You don't have to add one by one do you?

Thank u kindly,

posted by Rowland Roberts
Thon has started for the South Africans.. Good luck and have lots of fun

See you in the chat

It's time for the One Place Studies Project Check-In!

We've put together a survey for you to fill out to check in with you, it will only take a moment as there are only a few questions. Filling out the survey lets us know you are still interested in coordinating your study and provides an opportunity for you to share any suggestions you may have for the project.

If you have decided to step away from your study, please reply to this comment to that effect.


posted by Azure Robinson
My sister in law’s husband was last name Berry.

My X-husband’s sister.

Thank you for giving of your time to enhance our South African family

We are delighted to have you on our team !

Pleas post all your remarks and/or questions here Chat Room

Thank you so much Ronel, I'm excited to be part of the team!

Have you registered for the April 2023 Connect-a-Thon yet?

Please join the South African Springboks is our quest we will have lots of fun while we upgrade our South African team

The link to follow is :

Looking forward to see you there

Warm regards

Hi Pam

Just a heads up and to give you time to prepare should you like to join in the fun

The next spring Connect-a-Thon will be 21-24 April 2023

Warm regards Ronel

Hi Ronel,

Thank you so much for the headsup...It's my sons 18th that weekend so I won't be able to be there for the entire thon but I'll definitely pop my head in as often as I can.

Warm regards ~ Pam

Hello Pam! I hope that all is going well with you.

I sent you an email on 31 Jan with the subject line Profile Improvement Project. Hopefully it didn't go into your 'spam' mail. Would you please let me know if you received it.



posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Dear Pam. Catharina Lavinia (Fourie) Holliday and Catharina Lavinia (Holliday) Baker are the same person. born 2.3.1899. i entered her incorrectly as Catharina Lavinia (born Fourie). .

Her mother was Catharina Lavia (born Fourie). The daughter should read as (born Holiday) married to Baker as you entered. How can we merge these 2. It will cause a problem as she is registered under Fourie.

She is one of the children in the Boer Concentration camp with her mother Catharina Lavia Holliday. Our line is through her first son born to Christina Maria Gertruida Noordman. Thanks Sue

Dear Pam,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

I'd also like to share our annual Newsletter with you. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading a bit about what has gone on in 2022 and what our Project has achieved.

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members every 6 months just to make sure everything is going well. There's no need to reply to this message unless you have something you'd like to let us know about (e.g. if you would like to change your team choices or provide other feedback). We will be in touch with you again in the middle of next year when we do our annual check-in with project members.

On behalf of all the Leaders, I wish you a peaceful and productive 2023.

Best wishes,

Joan, England Project Leader

HI Pam, my wife Margaret Hobson has a cousin David Hobson-529, who arrived in Algoa Bay in April 1820. He was a farmer in the Albany district and had scores of descendants, including Nash, Cawood and Lee families.
posted by Des Connors
That's fascinating Des, I'm 13 degrees from David Hobson-529 via Cawood...thank you for showing me!
Hi Pam

News and update on the ABW project by Marco Nel

Read all about it here: and Here:

Do join the conversation if you had family members that was involved in this battle

Warm regards Ronel [SA Roots leader]

Fantasiese werk gedoen met die weeskind Maria Magdalena Alberts Pam

Baie dankie jy is 'n ster !!

Dankie Ronel, ek het 'n wonderlike onderwyser gehad ;)
Hi Pam, I'm no expert but Cormac sounds Irish to me. I have Irish ancestors in India. And SA connections!
posted by Rob Wilson
Hi Rob,

Oh that is so cool, we seem to swim in all the same waters! ...and I think you're right, I need to hunt in Ireland now.

It's great to meet you, and thanks for the message, I hope we bump into each other often 😊

Oh wow Rob, my grandfather grew up in Lusaka, Zambia!
Oh, what is his name? Farmer? Where did he live? Might have known of him!
posted by Rob Wilson
My grandfather's dad was Ernest Clarence Ward-Watson "Clarry" and I heard that he worked at the water works I think
My father, Duggy Wilson worked in the Water Dept after WW2. Lived in various places including Lusaka. I don't recognise your gf's name, but it was a long time ago!
posted by Rob Wilson
Very true, it was a long time ago...still very cool and what a tiny world it is 😊
posted by Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith
edited by Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith
Registration 2022 Source-a-Thon!  :

Will you join us?

To register, just click the ANSWER button and say "Sign me up!" and include South Africa team Springbokke

It would be great to "see" you there!

Kindest Regards ~ Ronel ~ South African Roots Leader

Thanks Ronel, I'll "see" you there 😊
Thanks Pam You are a Star!!

Looking forward to have you on our team.

We are going to have lots of fun !!!

Namens die Suid Afrikaanse span :

Baie dankie vir jou belangstelling in ons projek en wonderlike hulp wat jy bereid is om nuwe lede te bied.

Jou tyd en insette maak 'n groot verskil en word hoog op prys gestel

Dankie Ronel, ek is bevoorreg om te help op enige manier wat ek kan! As daar nog iets is wat ek kan doen, moet asseblief nie huiwer om my te laat weet nie. Ek wens jou 'n pragtige aand toe 🌼
Hi Pam!

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals over the past year. Every English profile we improve helps!

The England Project Leaders are currently doing our six-monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

Many thanks!

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Hi Ian,

I'm super happy with my current team choices 😊


Thanks Pam! Thanks again for being part of the England Project!


posted by I. Speed
Dear Pam

Thank you so much for your email. I'm a new starter at family searching for the Barnes/Brown/Chirgwin/McCabe families. I started back in 2017 and decided to leave it for a while. It opens up a new world solving and searching for our ancestors. I just wish I'd asked my mother some more questions when I was younger. Once again, thank you kindly for your help. Yours sincerely Judi Barnes

posted by Judith Brown
I have that exact same regret Judi - I wish I'd chatted to my grandparents more about our family trees before they passed. Good luck, and have fun...I hope you discover many fascinating facts about your branches!
Thank you Pam.

I am the several times grand-daughter of John Bunyan Orr and Rebecca Kesiah Ann C. Scot Mary Ellen Orem

posted by Mary Baker
Hi there Mary, it's lovely to meet you!

It's so exciting as it sounds like you have made your first connections on WikiTree already, you must send a private message to the profile manager or place a public comment on the profiles of your great grandparents for him to see - he is also a descendant and I am sure he'll be over the moon to "meet" you too.

Hi Pam. Thanks for the kind greeting. I have been out of touch with my family tree for a while due to the cost, but this site caught my interest. I'm back. I can't wait to get my info out there and start exploring. If I am able to access it, I have a huge gedcom file to put up. I hope it answers a lot of peopkle's questions, and poses some more. I have the curiosity of a cat and my fingers itch whenever I am away from the keyboard, so here we go.
posted by Steve Callahan
Hi there Steven, I'm stoked that you're so excited to get going on your tree 😁 I do all my research using free online genealogy resources. Project pages often have links to great resources on the home pages - to find projects hover your mouse over the little menu bar at the very top right hand corner of any WikiTree page over the word "find", then when the drop down box appears click on "projects". This will take you to a page listing the projects on WikiTree, find one you like, or is relevant to your search location/historic event, and click the project's name.

Another fantastic tool is the RootsSearch Tool, you'll find a clickable link at the bottom of the right hand column of any open profile.

My favourite thing of all about the profiles on WikiTree is the bio box - what a fantastic way to tell an ancestor's story.

Enjoy the rabbit hole, and holler if there's anything that I can do to help •*¨*.¸.•*¨*🐰

Hello Pam: I'm wondering if you can read French, to help me sort something out in the tree. An ancestor by the name of Jean de Gonzague

18 April 1843 – Deceased • G682-SDC born in Odanak Village or Ste Francis du Luc Yamaska Canada married a woman named Obeline Genest also Quebec or Odanak Village..her dob: est. 1855-1883 Here is where it gets thorny: Its listed as they had 6 children at least and one of the eldest was my great grandmother Sarana (Marie) deGonzague. That would be fine, except that all the records I can find (Heritage, Ancestry & Family Research- Geni say that the children are all hers including the ones born after she died which is at least 4 of them. Her mother is named: Scholastique Garneau (French) Loretteville Quebec and father: Joseph Genest 1835.

I found a marriage page for them and wonder if I can sent it to you somehow? Its all in the French language, (one paragraph and may clue us in to whether he married a 2nd time or if she is truly the mother of the 2 eldest after all. Please let me know, if you are interested or who else I might interest with helping me. The church record may be his baptism with his parents listed on it in French pg. 170 - Canada, Quebec Catholic P...rish Registers, 1621-1979 Saint-François-du-Lac Saint-François-du-Lac Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1836-1847 .... I know his father's name was also Jean "Baptiste" de Gonzague. thanks in advance, Deborah

posted by Deborah Hoover
Hi Deborah,

I wish that I could help, but unfortunately I don't speak or read French, however an idea might be for you to upload the document here on Wikitree to your ancestors profile or to a Free Space Profile, then post a question in G2G (use great tags in the provided box, such as the surnames and "France" so that members of the France Project will be alerted to your question.) Put as much information as you can into the profiles and G2G post as you can. There is a separate field for you to paste in the URL of either the document/image, your ancestors profile, or the Free Space Profile, this way members can click the link to go straight where they need to.

If you need any help with this at all send me a private message.

Dear Pam,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. Thanks so much for leading the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi and Robin,

Thank you so much for the post and for the opportunity to be a part of the PIP Project 💚 I think the project is absolutely wonderful

I thank you for my welcome to Pre-1700, and I have to ask if the spelling “Cormack” is one you are aware of. I know of a George and Maxwell Cormack in the panhandle of Texas. Don’t know if they are related to you, but thought I would ask.
posted by Jim Shook II
Hi Jim,

My absolute pleasure, and thanks for the tip on variations of Cormac/k - when you add on the possibility of Mc/Mac, Cormic/k and all other versions it just gets crazy LOL - I sometimes think I'll never find my branches on that side...what I do know is that my direct ancestor left Scotland for South Africa in 1891 and have never found any siblings. I have some cousins would recently moved to Alaska!

Thanks, Pam, for your welcome to WikiTree!
posted by Ruth Burris
My pleasure Ruth, I am really here for you anytime - just give me a shout. Have fun and I hope that you enjoy the site as much as I do!
Just wanted to make a public acknowledgement to you for all your fantastic help and advice on profile improvement for Mary (McAllum) McAuslan (abt.1800-1876).

I have learned a great deal and am really grateful for this early opportunity to learn the ropes and not pick up any bad habits - as I already have far too many of them!

posted by [Living McAusland]
Ahh Chris, you're too sweet...I have far too many bad habits too, its an ongoing battle LOL
Hello Pam, I've decided the Profile Improvement Project just isn't for me. I will add stories as I can to profiles of my close relatives, but the formal in-line reference business is more than I can manage. Yes, I can learn how to do it, but it makes reading a profile in Edit mode extremely cumbersome. Thanks for all you do for this WonderfulTree! Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
hi Jane, I completely understand and I hear what you're saying, thanks for letting me know. Have you tried the enhanced editor? It has a lovely way of greying out the inline citations. Another thing that might help is that you could put the ref's on the line below and because of the way that the wiki markup works, the ref would show in the line above when in the view mode. Thank you so much for being a part of this wonderful tree!
Thank you kindly for the warm words of welcome. This is a beginning of sorts, so let's see how it goes!
posted by Mark Taylor
All the best in your search Mark! It's a never ending journey - and my humble bit of advice: Don't neglect the side branches - they help verify the info you've collected, lead to all kinds of connections, and they can be so much fun.
posted by Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith
edited by Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith
Thanks for your welcome to Wikitree! I read your posts, and I love your tips on how to file things digitally. I will try that. I have papers and notes everywhere. I am overwhelmed.
posted by J. Webb
Hi J

I know how you feel, it can be a lot to take in when you're new to the site. The best thing is to take it slow, work on one family unit at at time. Explore the site, test everything can't break it, and anything can can be undone (except merges, so always research and collaborate through any issues on those). Don't be shy, there are tons of people here willing to help if you just let them know you need it - the G2G is a super place to find them. I'm always here for you too, if you send me a private message I'll be able to respond via email, then you'll be able to email me anytime. You're never alone here 🦋

Thank you for your warm greeting and generous offer of help, should I have any questions.
posted by Anon Chase
I am confused and it seems like the more I read, the more confused I get. I have a lot of information about my family background, I need someplace to organize it. Someplace better than tabletops, beds, and floors. I would like to keep it mostly private for now. I have pictures, detailed stories and letters to add later. Of course I have some blank spots too. Do you have any suggestions?
Hi Diana,

I think you've come to exactly where you want to be to accomplish this task. I never realised it at the time, but that was what I needed too when I first started out with genealogy. I created files...many of them, and filled them with notes of all the people in my tree, and other peoples tree's too so that I could compare branches to see if there were any matches. I still have those files today, I don't have the heart to throw all that work out. But now that I have started using WikiTree more I realised that I don't need those files anymore. Here at WikiTree I can link to any other webpages on the internet, I can cite sources that are in precious Family Bibles that great aunts hold onto dearly, I can upload treasured photo's or transcribe letters (adding photo's of them too). I don't have to worry about mould or fishmoths or sun's lovely!

Here's some links that I hope will prove handy for you:

Uploading documents or images
Free Space Profiles (I have used this option to create special pages for letters where I have transcribed them and added photo's of the letters)
Adding links to other pages (either within WikiTree or externally on the web)

For privacy information see this page here: Privacy

I hope this helps!

Kindest regards, Pam

Thank-you so much for the welcome comment. It does make such a difference when wondering how to tackle a mega-website of this sort.

And then, coming to your page I can see lots of encouragement you give and helpful suggestions, like uploading documents and so on. So I just wanted to add my thanks to the pile :>) Laura James Sykes

posted by Laura James
Thank you Pam, for making me feel very welcome and that you or someone else at WikiTree can help with any question I might have about the site. Pearl Gentry
posted by Marie (Gentry) Hargis
Thank you Pam for letting me upgrade to a member. I will need more help I'm sure. I use Ancestry along with Family Tree Maker and is there any way of merging what I find here in this site into Family Tree Maker or would I need to write it down and then add to Family Tree Maker. Thanks again for having me.

Carol J

posted by Carol Jantunen
Hi Carol,

I'm so glad that you decided to upgrade and join us here at WikiTree!

Both Family Tree Maker and Ancestry offer the option to download a gedcom, which you can upload here at WikiTree. But you will still need to do the gedcompare process where you will need to match or reject each profile to other possible matches of profiles already on WikiTree.

Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to copy WikiTree profiles info over to Family Tree Maker. I usually find opening each site on a separate browser tab and then copying and pasting works quite well.

There is an app called WikiTree Tool Kit which I think might be what you're looking for. If that doesn't help then perhaps searching for, or asking your question in our G2G chat forum will yield more results?

I hope this helps, and have fun!

posted by Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith
edited by Pam (Cormac) Cormac Smith
Hi Pam,

I've just 'found' your reply, sorry. Even though Genealogist A. Scott Atkinson tried to prepare his class, inspire us to step up to WikiTree, assure us that this step was our best place to store our proven work, I admit to being overwhelmed. Thank you for that now valued 'Greeting.' I'm grateful for each and every helping hand! And I'm intrigued at your comments/request/command to have your work, at your demise, bequeathed to those named goodness.....I had no thought to what happens to submissions upon the passing of the contributor. Where is that guidance? I didn't see anything of that ilk in the Tutorials.

posted by Carol (Rudd) Thompson
Hi Carol,

WikiTree is known for having quite a learning curve, so don't feel alone there. I'm here for you any time (just send me a private message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can), there really are no silly questions!

That bit at the bottom of my bio is called an "Advance Directive" - you can read more about those here

There are loads of really great guides/help pages. They can be found in the little menu at the top right under the title "help" which can be found by hovering your mouse over that word. Then a drop down list appears where you can click on "help index" or "help category" depending on which layout you prefer.

Welcome to WikiTree Carol, I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do!

Hi, Pam! I appreciate the warm welcome! It has taken me two months to be able to get back on here, but I look forward to learning this site and making great use of it! I LOVE the idea of an accurate world family tree! I wish you the best! -Erin
posted by E McMullen
Thanks Erin, I wish you all the best too!

I'm glad that you made it back, and I'm here if you need me. Don't be shy to explore as much as you can..there is a lot here. I 💚 that you love accuracy as much as I do LOL

From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Ahh thanks SJ and the Appreciation team 🤗

You all are just too awesome!

Thank you Pam for the warm welcome. I hope to be able to find some of my ancestors info on this site.
posted by Eleanor Jamieson
I hope you do too Eleanor 🍀
Thank you for the warm welcome to this site, and for your help with my question. Glad to have made my first wikitree friend!
posted by Tarra Reed
My pleasure T, and I'm sure that you're going to make many more WikiTree friends 😊
Thank you very much Pam. I would really like to find my anchestors, particularly my grand grand father's, father as I am not sure from which european country our "Brand" family is. I was told by my father that our surname was originally spelt "Brandt" as the German version, but that my grand grandfather lost the "t" as he became an employee of the British king. I would like to verify this if possible.
posted by Floris Brand Jr
Thank you Pam for the very generous welcome. I hope to discover many new and old relatives while using wiki.
posted by RO True
Dear Pam, thank you for your quick answering. You are so right: It's helpful and nice to have close relatives to share family stories and genealogical items. Willi Mohrbacher was one of the first who helped me in a great way when I started to be a genealogist in the year 2006. Thank you for setting him to the Trusted List! I appreciate it very much what you are doing for the WikiTree community!

Bye, greetings from Eva

Thank you Pam with the death information that you messaged me about for Colin Turing Campbell.


posted by Neil Campbell
My pleasure Neil, I love the newspapers - I know they're not great sources and need to be supplemented with birth, marriage and death records, but they sure do add some interesting bits. I have Campbells in my tree too...pretty cool to meet a possible cousin :)

Have a super day!

Thanks for your welcome, Pam. I think I may have found the right site.
posted by Edgar Richardson
Hi Edgar, I think you have too ;)
Thanks for the help Pam. I think I did it correctly this time.


posted by Marion Stewart
My pleasure Marion, and looks right to me, she's now married to John.

Have a lovely evening/morning.

Pat,Congratulations. By writing and improving 10 biographies in the Biography Builders Challenge, you are qualified to display our Achievement Sticker. Just add
Fountain Pen
Pam has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
to your profile. Keep up the good work.

Thanks, Bob

posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
Thanks a ton Bob! It's been a fun journey and am looking forward to writing more.
Hi Pam,

I just wanted to say thank you for welcoming Adam Mayer. He said he doesn't know much about his family - boy, is he about to become very enlightened! He just sent me a trusted list request for his grandpa, whose profile - along with several ancestors, siblings, cousins and all their spouses - was added by Eddie King while he was working on his own special project with the Holocaust project - the Ritchie Boys. Adam's grandpa is one of these incredible people! Of course, I immediately made Adam manager of his grandpa and all the rest of his family and will reach out to offer him help with these profiles.

Hi Gaile,

My absolute pleasure, I love greeting and am lucky to get the opportunity to do so. I'm really glad that I got to welcome Adam. I'm so excited that he gets to learn so much about his family, and what a family it is! He's going to be very lovely!

And thank you so much for being a part of that journey for him, for adding him as manager to those profiles, and especially for offering to help him. Stories like these are what makes it all so wonderful, and you have plastered a smile not only on Adams face, but on my own too.

Have a beautiful day, and I hope we chat again soon.


There are some special search sources, for Texas historical figures, which I did use for the Alamo Defenders and Signers of the Declaration of Independence. But they are only for historical figures. They would not yield results for current residents of Texas.


posted by Mary Richardson
Thanks a ton Mary, that sounds like interesting research! I did a quick search on familysearch for our new guest and found a tree which had just one contributor and linked to it in a message, I'm hoping she contacts the contributor as I'm sure they will have much to discuss. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question, especially since the US is not an area that I'm very familiar with in my own research.

Have a lovely day.

Kindest regards, Pam

Thank you Pam for welcoming me to wikiTree! Looking forward to the journey.
posted by Gerdina Oosthuizen
My absolute pleasure Gerdina, I'm so glad that you've come to join us here at WikiTree. We have a lovely community of South Africans here and many of our pre-1800 ancestors are already on here so I'm sure it won't take you long to connect your branches. If you need any help at all please don't be shy to let me know.

Welcome to WikiTree!

Pam Cormac I need a little help. New to wikitree but I’m on other sites. My DNA test isn’t back yet, I am Direct descendant of JosHitzReiff 1653-1750. His Great grandson is my Fourth Great grandfather. I tapped WikiTree for the relationship but it came back None. What do I do?? Ty for hearing this.

I am Sharon Smith238701

posted by Sharon Smith
Hi Sharon,

You need to create the line of ancestors until you meet up and connect with JosHitzReiff 1653-1750, then the connection finder will show the relationship. Start by adding your parents, or even just the relevant parent to help you get there, then add your parent's mother/father and so on until you reach the first already created ancestor so as not to create duplicates.

I hope this helps, if you have any problems or questions along the way don't be shy to let me know.

Thank you Pam for welcoming me to wikiTree,and offering help xx oh I am Julie street x
posted by Julie (Rainbow) Street
Hi Julie,

My pleasure! I'm glad you're making your way around WikiTree. I'm here for you anytime you need me.

Thank you, Pam for your welcome. I look forward to finding information on my relatives that I have never seen or heard about..
posted by Lyn Povey
Hi Lyn, I'm so glad that you've come to join us here at WikiTree! I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do, and I wish you all the best luck in your search, I love meeting new relatives and finding more about our ancestors too.