Sandy (Craig) Patak
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Sandy (Craig) Patak

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Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors
Feel free to reach out to me anytime if you have questions about the Profiles I have worked on, Need Research or WikiTree help or Just to say Hi. I am always researching my Bonner relatives. ---> Proud Member of the Appalachia Project

Team Lead for: Province of Georgia-Southern Colonies and Connectors for Southern Colonies.

Member of: VA/WV Challenge Teams * Bonar ONS * SE US Mine Disasters

Sandy M. Patak formerly Craig
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (unknown - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private brother (1950s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half]
[children unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 5 Mar 2016 | Last significant change: 3 Jul 2022
15:27: Sandy (Craig) Patak edited the Biography for Sandy (Craig) Patak. (Formatting. ) [Thank Sandy for this]
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Biography

Professional Genealogist - Webcast Host of Ancestry Roads documenting stories and histories of Appalachia and beyond.

Two tenets that I truly believe in:

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up. Jesse Jackson

Knowledge will give you power, but good character will give you respect. Eleanor Roosevelt

I was born & raised in Maryland (and where my heart will always lie), moved to Nashville (not to pursue music) and then landed in the Atlanta suburbs. I have been extremely lucky in jobs starting in high school all the way to the business I own today. I was able to travel the globe for business documenting my life and ancestors along the way. I have been a Professional Genealogist for over 20 years. Married to an incredible guy who happens to be a Marine and can always make me laugh. Mom to an amazing kid that makes me forever grateful he is ours.

I am on a few Projects at WikiTree and tend to stick to those that I can add value and my time to. I am PC for US Southern Colonies along with TL for US Southern Colonies Connectors Team and US Southern Colonies Province of Georgia Team. I am TL for Southeast United States Mining Disasters Team. I highly encourage everyone to join a Project or two that interests you. It's a great way to meet others and build a stronger tree.

Sandy (Craig) Patak is a member of the Appalachia Project.
Sandy is a volunteer with the 1950 Census Indexers Group.
Descendant
Sandy (Craig) Patak was born in Maryland.
Sandy (Craig) Patak is a Georgian.
Sandy (Craig) Patak has an interest in Clan Craig, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
Sandy (Craig) Patak is a member of Bonner Clan.
Sandy (Craig) Patak is a Project Member of the Southern Pioneers Project.
Sandy (Craig) Patak is a member of the US Southern Colonies Project.

Ancestors

Practically every ancestor I have has touched the soil in the Southern states. Although my ancestors came to America as Hessian Soldiers, Ulster Scots, Rugged Highland Scots, or Optimistic Britons, they settled upon the lands of Colonial Maryland and Virginia where their descendants live today.

There is not a war in this new land that my Ancestors have not participated in. Many made it back to their families while some were taken Prisoner and haunted the remainder of their lives and others died tragically fighting for the cause.

Virginia/West Virginia: (Paternal) Linger, Lance/Lantz, Miller

Virginia/West Virginia: (Maternal) Bonner, Gregory, Bennett, Teter, Mullinax, Cook, Arbogast, Ware

DNA

Ancestry - October 2020 Report

Man who made me (Biological Father) = Oden Linger
Dad who raised me & whose name is on my birth certificate = John Craig
Note about DNA
There is ZERO Value in just listing "DNA confirmed by Ancestry" or "DNA confirmed because I have cousins (or siblings) that tested." Put in the effort to source your DNA properly otherwise your data is flawed.
Please review https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:DNA_Confirmation for ALL the REQUIRED information you need.

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Sources

  1. Linger Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Oden Linger and SCP, father/daughter. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: close family; Confidence: Extremely High.
  2. Linger Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Sandy Patak and Daniel Linger, half siblings. Their most-recent common ancestor is their father, Oden Linger. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Close Family based on sharing 1857 cM across 34 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  3. Linger Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Sandy Patak and Steven Linger, half siblings. Their most-recent common ancestor is their father, Oden Linger. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Close Family based on sharing 1619 cM across 46 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  4. Bonner Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Stephen Craig and SCP, her half brother. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Close Family based on sharing 1815cM across 58 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  5. Bonner Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Sandy Patak and Stephen Craig, half siblings. Their most-recent common ancestor is their mother, Edith Bonner. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Close Family based on sharing 1815 cM across 58 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  6. Bonner Maternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal 23andMe test match between Sandy (Craig) Patak and Drexell King, her half 1st cousin . Their most-recent common ancestor is Ina Bonner, the grandparents of Sandy (Craig) Patak and grandmother of Drexell King. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: Half 1st cousin, based on sharing 312 cM (4.19% DNA shared) across 12 segments. Sandy is the daughter of Edith Bonner who is the daughter of the common ancestor Ina Bonner.
  7. Bonner Maternal Grand Mother relationship. Ina Bonner, and MRCA, is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between her granddaughter, Sandy Patak and D.K., half uncle. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Cousin based on sharing 647 cM across 31 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  8. Bennett Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on GEDmatch who share a 56.3 cM segment on chromosome 2, consisting of Sandy (Craig) Patak, GEDmatch kit # M183771, and Boyd Swisher, her 2nd cousin 2x removed, and Karen Bennett, her 1st cousin, GEDmatch kit # A589284. (Boyd and Karen are 2nd cousins 2x removed.) Their most-recent common ancestors are Cyrus Teter and Hannah Harper, the 3x great grandparents of Sandy (Craig) Patak and great grandparents of Boyd Swisher and 3x great grandparents of Karen Bennett. Sandy is the daughter of Edith Bonner who is the 2x great granddaughter of the common ancestors Cyrus Teter & Hannah Harper.
  9. Bennett Maternal Grand Father relationship, John Clarence Bennett, and MRCA, is confirmed by a 472.4 cM match between his Grand Daughter, Sandy Patak GEDmatch M183771 and his Grand Daughter, Karen Beatty GEDmatch A589284.
  10. Bennett Maternal relationship is confirmed by an autosomal Family Tree DNA test match between Sandy (Craig) Patak and Boyd Swisher, her 2nd cousin 2x removed. Their most-recent common ancestors are Cyrus Teter and Hannah Harper, the 3x great grandparents of Sandy (Craig) Patak and great grandparents of Boyd Swisher. Predicted relationship from Family Tree DNA: 3rd cousin, based on sharing 58 cM across 4 segments.Acutal relationship is 2C2R.
 :First-hand information. Entered by Sandy Craig Patak at registration. SCP
 :Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate in personal possession of Sandy Patak - Even though a birth certificate is considered Direct Evidence for Genealogical Proof Standards (GPS), mine is not because DNA proved it incorrect.
 :"United States Public Records, 1970-2009", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ2Z-KZ2Q : 25 June 2020), Saundra M Craig Patak, 2001-2004.


Sandy was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
Professional Genealogist, APG, NGS at
Ancestry Roads and Ancestry Journey Cemeteries


Background and Profile Images on this page and more are available for your use at Image Page
My love of all things Genealogy is credited to my Uncle Drex who showed me the way to research, document and treat others with truth and respect.



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  2. A Secondary Source is a genealogical reference created as the result of a extensive study of available source material and it provides some evidence of the source documentation used to generate the text data.
  3. A Tertiary Source is a genealogical data source which is a collection of genealogical information that does not cite Primary or Secondary information sources, and the data may be factual or hearsay.
  4. Braces {Editorial Note Example} are used to insert editorial comments; that is to say, information or clarification that is not contained in the original, cited source material.
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June 1 2022 at 8:00 am. I place the profiles that I manage into the caring hands of Mary Gulish. We have found that our families are so intertwined there is no other person I trust and respect to take care of our family line with great love and care. In advance, thank you cousin for your kindness. This includes profiles I manage of people unrelated to me. Sandy Patak



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  • Sandy (Craig) Patak: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H, FTDNA kit #T882365
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posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hello Sandy,

I have seen your activity, but thought I would leave this for you, so you do not feel left out. This is also in case any team members reply to you instead..

It is time for the semi-annual check in for June, 2022 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
Mary -

I've been involved in connecting SoCol's Profiles, Adding Sources, Providing Information to the Monthly Newsletter, Always Recruiting (tons for VA) and other duties.

As always, thanks for reaching out!

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Thanks for replying to the SoCol check in, Sandy. I see your activity if not in the Contect-A-Thon, in other areas.. Thanks for all you do..

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Sandy,

Greetings from the Military and War Project. We are doing the six month check-in with members.. Have you been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE;. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Yeppers, still heavily involved with Military and Was Project.

Specifically, have been improving existing Florida Vietnam Vets Profiles and adding 38th Regiment - Civil War. When time permits, I've been adding profiles to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion category. A few AmerRev too in conjunction with SoCol. 😉

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Hi Sandy,

When you get a chance, could you update the dna confirmations in your mother and grandfather's profiles for your match with Boyd Swisher -- I got cautioned by the wikitree dna police that the existing confirmations were not up to snuff, so have updated all of the others in Boyd and your lines. Tom

posted by Thomas Randolph
Thanks! I sure will make sure to get them updated.

Edit: I am not sure what the issue is. The confirmation statements appear to comply.

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
edited by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Happy Sunday!!

Sandy and I have been getting ready for take off!!! She set us up a Discord Channel so we can communicate with each other about our Project and I have been trying to recruit more people and updating our page.

I added a link to a spreadsheet that we can use to track our progress. I am also going to add a shareable one for those who want to make it a joint effort.

Here is the link to our Discord channel https://discord.gg/5yUSzTD8

Let me know if you want added to the group spreadsheet.

Blessed Be!!!

posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
Hi Sandy! I know we were just chatting the other day, but....

It's time for our annual Scotland Project check-in!

This year we are hoping to learn what our membership would like to accomplish over the next 12 months. In case you aren't aware, this year is WikiTree's ""Year of Connections"" and the Project's leadership would like to contribute to this in as many ways as possible.

We would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts and ideas with us on how we can accomplish this goal. We would also appreciate it if you would provide some feedback on our existing goals, including:

  • If you have not yet signed up to help on one of the project's teams, which team(s) would you be interested in joining?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter?
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing?
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page?
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general

We continue to communicate with our Project members via Google Group (official) and Discord (unofficial), as well as G2G. You may also reach out to any of the Project leaders via WikiTree's internal messaging system at any time.

Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project become a knowledge hub for Scottish genealogical research! We wish you all the best in 2022!

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin on behalf of the Scotland Project Leaders

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Amy -

Thanks for the check-in message. Yes, I am still active working with Scottish Profiles on WikiTree.

1. Connecting: To accompish the goal of connecting more Scots to WikiTree, I have been (slowly) working on the Passenger List for the Prince of Wales, arrival 1736 and adding them to the Georgia Scottish Highlanders Category. And specifically St Andrew Parish, Georgia. I am also connecting the Profiles to their families back in Scotland and adding descendants born in the Colonies/US.

2. Adding the Bonar/Bonnar/Bonner families across the globe to WikiTree + adding them to the ONS & Clan.

3. I would be interested in joining the US Scottish Diaspora Team

4. I have not participated in the Tartan Trail.... but I have several (already completed) Profiles that could be reviewed for it. :) Sorry, I did not think to sign up for the Trail.

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Sandy,

This is the semi-annual polling for the US Southern Colonies Project check-in with members to see if you have been active in the last six months in this project?

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
Yes, I am still active in US Southern Colonies: recruiting, working on Connecting, Sourcing & Adding New Profiles with categories.
posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Marking you Active. Actually knew you were active.. You left out PC of Colonies and Team Leading GA ......

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson

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