Laurie Cruthers

Laurie Cruthers

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Laurie Cruthers
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Profile last modified | Created 4 Nov 2013 | Last significant change: 20 Sep 2018
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Laurie Cruthers participated with The Mighty Maple Leaves during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 75 sources to profiles.

I'm the project coordinator for the Ontario Project. The Ontario Team of volunteers are part of the Canada Project. Our goal is to bring together WikiTreers with an interest in Ontario families to share resources and help with research; to create and improve profiles of notable Ontarians; and to create Free Space pages for places, events and other topics of genealogical interest pertaining to Ontario. I'm also the Ontario Project liaison for the Categorization Project.

On a personal note, I'm a retired book editor and children's author who still dabbles in indexing. Most of my books are out of print, although 882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic still sails merrily along, proof that historical topics, particularly disasters, always find an audience!

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Laurie is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Northumberland, England, to Québec 1784.
County Louth, Ireland. Major brick wall.
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Ontario, Canada
Coffins from Exeter, Devon
Crothers from Ireland to Upstate New York to Quebec to Port Hope, Ontario
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Project member
Ontario Team coordinator
Project member
Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Rooths from Peak District, Derbyshire, England
Sutherlands from Cambusavie, Sutherland, Scotland, and County Wicklow, Ireland
Trying to keep up to date on these
My grandmother's cousin was a Titanic survivor.
Websters from County Wicklow, Ireland


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On 20 Sep 2018 at 17:13 GMT Sas (Ciancimino) Stokes wrote:

Hi Laurie - Thank you so much for adding the picture and information of John Douglass via the Ontario project! Had no information on him other than he was a brother to my 3rd great grandfather - so nice to be able to know more about my family! Am still learning wikitree and now it looks as if I am needing to learn about adding categories too - ah so much to do so little time. ;) You deserve a special award for what you are doing - thank you again. - SAS

On 30 Aug 2018 at 20:56 GMT Robin (Dudgeon) Helstrom wrote:

Hi Laurie!!

Great to ‘meet’ you! Your last name is a familiar one. There are still Cruthers that live in the area. Manitou is a great little town. I’ll be headed out that way to see my dad this weekend. He owns a farm just out of town. If you ever do visit let me know! Look forward to working with you in the Ontario project!


On 28 Aug 2018 at 20:39 GMT Laurie Cruthers wrote:

Hey TC, No need to do that. Ontario categories are confusing to say the least. We're in the process of recategorizing them and trying to get the word out about using towns, cities, etc. rather than the higher level categories. Cheers, Laurie

On 28 Aug 2018 at 17:54 GMT Carolyn (Ashe) Fitch wrote:

Hi Laurie,

I added Ontario to my followed tags yesterday. Thank you for taking on the Ontario/Canada Project! Cheers, Carolyn

On 21 Aug 2018 at 17:33 GMT Tanya Quinn wrote:

Hi Laurie, looking forward to more collaboration with the changes in the Ontario/Canada project!

Cheers Tanya

On 4 Aug 2018 at 23:34 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Thanks, Laurie!

On 1 Aug 2018 at 11:44 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Laurie,

I’m Natalie, leader of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project. Thanks, Natalie

On 25 Jul 2018 at 22:41 GMT Brad Foley wrote:

edit: I looked closer and saw the tuberculosis santaria categories are very recent. Are you working on a project? If so, I hope the tuberculosis-death-by-province categories aren't going to confuse things. I looked at some of the death certificates, and it doesn't look like everyone died in a sanitorium.

On 14 Jul 2018 at 17:43 GMT Jason Everett wrote:

Thanks for the continued tweaking of some of my profiles (TG Simons being the last).

On 5 Jul 2018 at 23:14 GMT David Wilson wrote:

Thanks for looking for sources and adding Research Notes on some of the profiles I'm extremely puzzled on in Ontario! Have you seen

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