Robin (Dodge) Shaules
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Robin (Dodge) Shaules

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Robin A. Shaules formerly Dodge aka Casey
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1980s - unknown)]
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Robin (Dodge) Shaules is a Californian.
Robin was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the G2G Forum!
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Robin was born on 11 Feb 1951 to James Arthur and Betty Jane Witcher Dodge in Providence Hospital in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.[1][2]
The family grew over time until Robin had a sister and two brothers. Except for a brief (about six month) stay in Colorado in 1955, the family always lived in the San Francisco-Bay Area of California.[2]
On 1 Jan 1956, Jim and Betty along with their two daughters, moved to Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, United States. Robin's parents would remain in that home in Walnut Creek until their deaths in 1996 and 1997.[2][3][4]


In September 1956, Robin started kindergarten at Parkmead Elementary School in Walnut Creek[5]. By the time she reached the fourth grade (age 9) the community had grown and so a new elementary school had been built. Starting in the fourth grade, she attended Tice Valley Elementary School until she completed the sixth grade. For the intermediate grades she returned to Parkmead Intermediate School (Junior High School). In June of 1965 she graduated and was headed to high school. On 12 Jun 1969 she graduated from Del Valle High School in Walnut Creek.[2]
During her school years, Robin was involved in many different activities. She started in the Brownies, Troop 167, when in the second grade. Eventually, she "flew up" to the Girl Scouts[6] with the rest of her troop. Robin stayed with the Girl Scouts until she was about 15 years old. During those years she regularly attended Girl Scout Day Camps and once attended a remote camp in the Sierra foothills for two weeks when she was about 11 years old.[2]
As she always thought that she wanted to be a nurse, she joined an organization in Junior High School called the Junior Gray Ladies. This organization provided volunteers to help the elderly in local Convalescent Homes. Later she would become a Candy Striper and work in one of the local hospitals. While in High School, she joined a program called Career Exploration. This allowed her to work at a higher capacity in the hospitals. The goal of the program was to give High School students an opportunity to experience what their anticipated career would entail.[2]


So did she go on to become a nurse? No!
After graduating from High School, rather than going on to attending Community College and then a Nursing School, her dad convinced her to attend a school that prepared young women to go into an airline career. This school was in Los Angeles, California. Robin was not interested in becoming a "Stewardess", but thought working as a Reservations Agent, or some similar type of employment, would be interesting. Unfortunately, at the time of her graduation, the airline industry was struggling and there were very few jobs available. Rather than returning home immediately, Robin and her roommate decided to see the sights in the "big city" for a few days - until their money ran out. But on the first day out, they saw a company called Nancy Nolan Employment Agency. Nancy Nolan was noted for finding clerical employees for many of the businesses in the Los Angeles area. Ultimately, both Robin and her roommate both found jobs within two days, and started working, each at an insurance company as Clerk Typists, within three days. The two young women combined their remaining funds, were able to stay in the school dormitory for six weeks, and with their early earnings, the two women, along with another airline school graduate, were able to rent an apartment in Hollywood. Thus began the next eight years of Robin's life in Los Angeles.[2]

to be continued...

'My WikiTree 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 "Dodge" profiles that I'm presently managing to be transferred to Norman Dodge Dodge-1352. All other private and public profiles I'm presently managing to be transferred to community members on my trusted list or to the Leadership Team to be given to any interested party or parties.


  1. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Robin Arlyn Dodge, 11 Feb 1951; citing Alameda, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 First hand information from Robin Shaules
  3. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), James Arthur Dodge, 27 Sep 1996; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  4. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 November 2014), Betty Jane Dodge, 16 Jul 1997; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Girl Scouts of the USA," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed October 14, 2021). Girl Scouts
  • First-hand information. Entered by Robin Dodge at registration.

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Robin! Thanks for your message. After reviewing my Notables page etc., I think I better just stay where I am and clean up my profiles...I have so many and I have kinda let some of them sit while I do other things. So, I will tackle that project first before I do anything else. I am very thankful for the work you and Debi do in order for us to create better profiles! Here's one of my latest profiles I am working on. Ross-24219

Regards. Scott

posted by Scott Lee
Robin! Thanks for your email. Level two is fine for me. I spent a few months with the BioBuilders group but because I had so many other profiles that needed updating (PIP Standards) I took a break from Biobuilders (they have different topics each month). Presently, I am going through all of my Notables, LDS and family profiles and bringing them up to standards. (also attempting to keep my suggestions window cleaned up.) However, I would like to learn about the requirements for Level 3. Like I mentioned before, I know that Ancestry has changed some of their sharing options. Thanks for all of your efforts and I will be waiting for your direction. Have a great day! Scott
posted by Scott Lee
edited by Scott Lee

Thank you for your contributions to the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
I am happy with my current placement and will do the profile review as you suggested. Thank you. Tamara
posted by Tamara Shelton
Dear Robin,

Thanks so much for all you do for the Profile Improvement Project and its members.

Debi - PIP Co-leader

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you, Debi, for your guidance, patience, and support.
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Thanks for assigning me to Level 1 of the Biography Team. I feel comfortable with this assignment and know I can positively contribute.
posted by Amy (Scheeler) Sparks
Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in February!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi Robin

Regarding the new PIP project I would like to join the Biography Team (level one) I have requested to join the Google group but was unsuccessful in joining the chat Discord channel....... sorry it seems to be in a loop Please advise / Is anything else required from me?

Sincerely, Ronel Olivier

Hello Ronel,

Thanks for joining us on the PIP Biography Teaml Level 1. We are in the process of assigning everyone to their requested teams.

We had some issues with our GoogleGroup, but those have now been resolved. If you are interested in joining us there, please use this link:


Please take a moment and open the google page, click on "my membership settings" in the lower-left corner and check your DISPLAY name....this will assure that the left hand column states your name rather than your email address (which is already in the middle column)? This is a private group, so we hope you're willing to make this change so that it's easier for everyone to know who's making a comment or contributing and get to know you better.

Are you still having trouble with Discord?

Thanks again for joining us. I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Best, Robin

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Dear Robin,

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. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

Thanks for completing the Voyage and volunteering as a Guide. You're currently identified as a member of the Biography Team Level 3. If you would prefer a different or additional Team, please let us know.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel 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
Robin, I have sent you a private email, thank you.

Thanks, patty

Robin. re the Cemeterist Project, I would like to concentrate on the US.
posted by John Griscom Jr.
Hi John,

It's okay to focus on the U.S., but for the team roster I will need a state. Perhaps your home state? We have the roster set up geographically. Once I know that, I can add you to the roster.



posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Let's do Georgia for now. Can we pick others later?
posted by John Griscom Jr.
Thanks John. Yes, you can choose other states later. I will add you to the roster in just a bit.
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules

Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in January! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak

Thank you for your contributions to the December 2021 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Congrats on that shiny new blue badge cousin!
posted by SJ Baty
Thank you my friend! It's quite special.
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Thank you for your contributions to the November Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.
posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Thanks to you SJ, and the entire team! What a wonderful badge to receive and so encouraging!!
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Thank you for adding me to John Glenn Parrott. I would love to take any/all of the profiles for that family into my watchlist if you would want to add me to the trusted lists.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi Lisa, I've added you as PM to all of the Parrott profiles that I was managing. Thanks!
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
You finally did it!!!! Congrats on attaining Astronaut... not public on G2G yet but wanted to wish you my very very happy congratulations !!!! Well done indeed.
Thank you, my dear friend!! Your congratulations mean a lot! It's been fun getting here, and you have been my cheering section along the way. Most of all, thank you for being my friend.
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hi, Robin! Good to meet you. I've seen your posts before in different groups. The connection finder shows that, with 2 in-law connections, we are distant cousins-in-law. (Through your several-greats uncle on your mother's side Ben Frazier's wife, and my bunch of great's grandmother on my mother's side Rachel (Unknown) Prickett Beezley's 2nd husband.) The relationship finder finds that we are also blood relatives: 14th cousins once removed, through your mother's side and my father's side, as we both descended from Phyllis Ripple. Welcome to my family. I live in Albion, Mendocino county, CA, also in the redwoods.

Alison Gardner

posted by Alison Gardner
edited by Alison Gardner
Hi Alison! It's good to meet you and we're almost neighbors as well as being cousins, in a round-about way. Thanks for the family welcome. Same to you! You're not too far from us, relatively speaking. In fact I think you're the closest I've found geographically in WikiTree to date. My husband and I camped not far from you some years ago at MacKerricher State Park. My husband was surfing in those days and he went surfing at the river mouth (I forget which river) in Mendocino. It's beautiful there. We moved here from Monterey about 2 1/2 years ago and we really like it. We'll probably stay put for the duration. I hope our paths continue to cross in the future. Thanks for getting in touch.

Robin Shaules

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
edited by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
The river would be Big River. Lots of surfers surf there. Not many

rocks, so pretty safe. I will let you know if I'm up that way (like after the pandemic is over), in case we want our paths to literally cross. My husband has some Dodge ancestry. I haven't checked to see if it's the same as yours. They are the Dodges of New Shoreham, RI.

posted by Alison Gardner
Hi Robin.

My name is also Robyn (aka Robynne - pronounced the same but spelled differently). You and I are not related. I am not even an American. But I do have a distant cousin named Chandra Garrow who is here on Wikitree. She has a Dodge ancestry line and she is from Wisconsin. You and she are 5th cousins according to the relationship finder. (Garrow-296). If you don't already know of or about her, I thought you might be interested. Ciao, Robynne Lozier.

Hi Robynne,

It's nice to hear from you and thanks for that information. Coincidently, just yesterday Chandra posted a photo of her Dodge gr-grandparents on g2g. I did some research and found that our common relative is Nicholas Dodge (Dodge-2234), my 4th gr-grandfather and Chandra's 6th gr-grandfather. It's possible that she is my closest relative on WikiTree.

Thanks again, Robin

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hi Robin,

Guess what.... The new updated Relationship Finder says that we ARE related. We are 16th cousins once removed - 16C1R in shorthand!! I am still not an American though!! LOL Robynne

Hello again and hello Cousin!!

Well, our families went in different directions -- yours to New Zealand, mine to America -- but we're both British in our background. So when I get to New Zealand, I'll give you a ring (or vice versa). That visit may only be in my dreams though! Robin

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
You dont have to travel that far!! I live in Toronto Canada!!! LOL
So we only need to cross the continent and not the Pacific Ocean. Why we're almost neighbors!
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
edited by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hi Robin. You make a great Member of the Week! Your interview is one of the best I've read.
posted by Chris Whitten
Thank you, Chris, for the kind words. They mean a lot. I'm happy to be a part of WikiTree and appreciate all your work to make it possible.
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hi, Robin my fellow Greeter!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Robin!!!!

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. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello there, Robin!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 100! made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

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 followed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any discussions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you know 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
Hello Steve,

I'm all set-up on the California team, have the correct tag, and am receiving the Google Group emails. I do want to continue being a part of the project.

Thanks for all your work. I'm enjoying being a part of the project.


posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Thanks for checking in with us, and thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree!
posted by Steven Harris
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents,

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you Robin for your sweet comments y friend Thank
posted by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
edited by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
Thanks for your updates on the Fulks. I wasn't surprised to learn I had an error, I was trying to do something new.
posted by Cathi (Ray) Stark
Thank you Robin for your kindness. Appreciate what you stated.
posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
Hi Robin, thank you for your congratulations! I did enjoy it, I added people that I never would have added to my tree otherwise! Congratulations to you as well!
posted by [Living Rodgers]
Hi Robin,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Connectors Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following: 1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute. 2) Added Connectors to the tags you follow.

Thank you! Michelle~ Volunteer Coordinator

Good Afternoon Cousin - just received your message. I am glad to know I am related to someone on WikiTree, but excited to know it is you!
posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Hi Robin,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

That is great news cousin Robin! You really are a special part of Wikitree!
posted by [Living Rodgers]
thank you Robin!!
posted by Sue Dawson
Thank you Robin for your kind words I have filled in an adoptions angels contact form so will see what they have to say.

its good to know that there are people willing to help. Have a good weekend

posted by Anon (Cormack) Sharkey
thank you Robin. I have a lot to learn about how Wikitree works but am conscious there is a lot of support available. Viewing the photos was good but alos made me feel a little sad as I don't have access to any such photos and the memories they hold.
posted by Anon (Cormack) Sharkey

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