Natalie (Durbin) Trott
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Researching Durbin, Schrader, Ray, Vachon, Nusbaumer, Martin (France), Striker, and Wolfe/Wolf in locations: Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Interested in communicating with cousins. My family tree is here.

Natalie J. Trott formerly Durbin
Born 1950s.
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Served in the United States Navy 1976-1983
Radioman First Class. NCWP Guam; NOSC San Diego, California
Natalie (Durbin) Trott was awarded the Navy Good Conduct Medal.
Natalie (Durbin) Trott participated with Tree Nuts during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting over 2000 suggestions.
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Thank you for fixing the military category for my aunt. There’s no one left that could tell me she was anything more than a WAVE during WW II. I appreciate you stepping in to fix things up. There are a number of profiles I believe are necessary for completeness but that I’d love to offload, so if some has better knowledge than I, it’s a relief. They may step right up. I also like all your stickers. They give me an idea of what may be done. Thanks, again, /s/jr

posted by Jerry Regan
edited by Jerry Regan
Thank you for joining the USBH Weekend Sprint—adding birth locations. In 3 days we added 1792 locations! We also made many other valuable improvements to profiles. Together we cleared 19% of the profiles needing love!
Natalie, thanks for fixing my new category for Daylight, TN. I'm trying to learn proper category use and it's been a little tricky.

Also, hi! Looks like we're 11th cousins, through the Allgars and Whites. Always nice to find new family on here. :)

posted by Ashley Jones JD
Hi Natalie...thanks for the category fix on Valentine Hundemer. I'm curious, is the use of the period after St. in Saint as you corrected, an Americanism, or a Wikitree standard? I ask because I'm a relatively new member of the England Project, and there they specifically leave the period off, which is why I hadn't included it.

And by the way, since you list such things on your page, you and I are 10th cousins once removed!

posted by Alan Radecki
Hi Cousin!

Yes, we do use the full stop in US category names, unlike England project. There is no WikiTree "standard" on the use of the the full stop with St. or Mt., etc. We also use the apostrophe where Find a Grave leaves it off. (So many quirks!)

I'll add your name to my cousin list. And, welcome to Wikitree.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Nat, Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of the US Black Heritage Project. Every contribution makes a big difference! Emma
Happy to do it! :-)

Best, Nat

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Dear Natalie,

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
Yes, I would like to remain in the project. I fix the stickers/categories for countless profiles and have been researching some WWI vets in Indiana.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thanks for replying to the Check in, Natalie. I marked you active. In fact could have answered for you as I see your "fixes" along the way.


posted by Mary Richardson
Dear Natalie,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. Please review the following and let us know if you are content where we have placed you or would like to be more involved.

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 which guides new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team.

You're currently identified as a member of the Biography Team Level 1, working on profiles from your own watchlist and whatever else you find. Biography Teams Levels 2 and 3 will work on designated profiles for notables (Level 3) and everyday people (Level 2). Please let us know if you would like to help with a higher-level Bio Team or one of the other Teams.

You joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018. We would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you would like to work at a higher level on the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile from your own watchlist that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If your profile is at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

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). Neither is required; we also use the Profile_Improvement tag in G2G for Project announcements. 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
I'm not going to continue in the PiP for now. Please remove me until I can get back to working on profiles.

Thanks, Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thanks for letting us know, Nat. We'll welcome you back any time. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for joining the February USBH Connecting Challenge, Natalie, and helping us create 3116 new profiles.

We’ve started the March challenge here: March Connecting Challenge.

50 Profiles
Natalie (Durbin) Trott created 50 new profiles during the February 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Sorry Nat. I keep going into auto-mode and adding African-American Sticker instead of African-American Notables to the template. Hopefully I will break this habit!
Oh we all get into those grooves! No big deal, Emma.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Beryl, I'm not really sure what you are asking about. William Prescott has a category for the 7th already.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
It is one of the Regiments - the 7th MA that is needed in this list

Wm Prescott was the commander of the 7th and I added the category to his profile just yesterday so that he appears within the list of those who fought at Bunker Hill. Some of his men even died there. ...Prescott was then chosen to lead 1,200 men onto the Charlestown peninsula and erect defenses on Bunker Hill on the night of June 16, 1775. ... Prescott received a colonel's commission, and his unit became the 7th Continental Regiment. The regiment saw service in the 1776 defense of New York.

posted by Beryl Meehan
I'm not touching it. The unit you added (7th) isn't Prescott's and I found this at wikipedia: So, something isn't right. I edited Precott's sticker to add 7th Continental, but then changed it back. Maybe you should talk to the 1776 project about the category.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Ok, asking Betty Skelton. Thanks for your time and consideration.
posted by Beryl Meehan
Hi Natalie, I've noticed your working on putting in categories on US Civil War Soldiers, another category you can put in is: US Civil War needs Connection on those that have no connection. Thank you. Pam
posted by Pam Kreutzer
I was clearing the top level KIA Civil War category of profiles and have finished. Sure, if I work on an unconnected CW soldier, I'll add the category.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you for joining the January USBH Connecting Challenge, Natalie, and helping us create 8294 new profiles. Our new total is 82166

All first-time participants can add the participant sticker to their profile. Connecting Challenge Stickers

We’ve started the February challenge here: February Connecting Challenge.

100 Profiles
Natalie (Durbin) Trott created 100 new profiles during the January 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
edited by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Natalie, I'm not a Durbin but found this interesting will of an unmarried Margaret Durbin who names a number of people who are haphazardly attached here and there on line. Before I try to shovel out the manure, do you have an opinion? Please have a look:

It looks to me more likely that she is the sister of Thomas and Honor Erbaugh Durbin, so her sister Ann married a Hayden and her sister Honora (LNU?) had a daughter Honoria who married an Eck.

posted by Jane Peppler
edited by Jane Peppler
Thanks, I'll take a look later today. :-)


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Natalie,

You are always my go to person. Will you post the same instructions for the Military and War stickers on the google group, that you posted on g2g?? It was entitled "Helpful tips for using the War Stickers"

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Sure, I can do that shortly.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Natalie, Thank you for joining the December USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 10523 new profiles. We met our goal of creating 50,000 new profiles in 2021!
50 Profiles
Natalie (Durbin) Trott created 71 new profiles during the December 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.


Hi Natalie,

Edit-Bit has changed the category name for 2 of my family from 'Seventh-day Adventist' to 'Seventh-Day Adventist'.

I am not sure why. As far as I can see, the 'Seventh-day' is the standard spelling, and certainly was at the time my relatives were involved. Looking at Google I found the description for 'Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement: a small offshoot with an unknown number of members from the Seventh-day Adventist Church."

Do you know why the category name was changed? Thanks, Steve Thomas.

posted by Steve Thomas
edited by Steve Thomas
Changed it to fit the category name rules. It might be a moot point, as the denominations categories may be saying "bye bye" in the future, with the reorganizing of religion categories.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you for adding the civil war image & listing for Joseph Wright Cowan. If you have the time... There is another person who I would love to see get this recognition: Harry Sheldon (Sheldon-3022.) Poor guy died in Andersonville. He was Joseph Cowan's brother-in-law's brother. Thank you.
posted by Laurie (Weber) Myres
I'll have a look, Laurie.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you for correcting my categories over at the Portugal project!
You recently removed the Department of Defense category from my dad's profile. Before I add it back, could you explain why you removed it and why you did not discuss this first?

posted by David Thomson III
I moved it because DoD is a top level category and I was clearing those, as was explained in the explanation box. DoD is divided into subcategories and the profile should be categorized into an appropriate subcategory.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you SOOOO much for helping me with the cemetery categorization I messed up! You Rock!


posted by Sheila Tidwell
Anytime, Sheila. I might take a bit to answer, but feel free to shoot me questions. Also, you're from Opelika! I used to drive through there on the way north when we lived near Fort Walton Beach, FL. Cute little town.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
edited by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Natalie!

Thank you for your help on my g uncle’s Civil War profiles, Jacob Lewis. We are 12th cousins, descended from Sytie Dircks!

posted by Laurie (Cable) Olsson
edited by Laurie (Cable) Olsson
You're welcome and HI cousin!


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hello Natalie

Thank you for your help on the Virginia Woolf profile. I just noticed we're related through the White family:)

posted by Deborah Spooner
Hi cousin, nice to meet you.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Natalie.. just stopping by to say thank-you for all you do and your remarkable patience. We're lucky to have you:)
posted by [Living Ogle]
Thank you , Bree. :-)


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi, Natalie. Where can I find the most recent recomendation for the organization and presentation of Name Studies at WikiTree?


posted by Douglas Beezley
Thanks, Natalie. I've never acquired skill at finding what I want at WikiTree. I've seen people whizzing around (screensharing) but on my own, I don't seem to be able to recreate it. I'm trying to improve what I have. I just did some updates on the main page, but I need to do more linking and improvement. Any observations would be appreciated.

Here are some of the Space Pages I think I'm supposed to be using:

I'm also working on the DNA Project side of things. That needs some work as well. I've corresponded with Peter Roberts. d

posted by Douglas Beezley
Can you please look at and fix the "Roger Mills County, Oklahoma category? (The " is the problem). Thanks! Edit, oops it's a page, not a category, I wonder how that can be fixed?
posted by S O'Donley
edited by S O'Donley
I can't get to that page either. I will ask a team member. Thanks,


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Natalie,

I sent this Veteran over to g2g to the MilitarY and War thread to answer for joining the project. He has done that ... Brian Parton. Then I will approve him for Military and War Google Group. There may be others there, but I am following him.


Mary, Project Coordinator , Military and War project

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson

Thank you for joining the May Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3726 new profiles!

We’ve started the June challenge here: June Connecting Challenge

25 Profiles
Natalie created 28 new profiles during the May 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.


Hi Nat,

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

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

Many thanks!

Amelia, England Project Leader

posted by Amelia Utting
edited by Amelia Utting
Really all I do is categories, Amelia. I keep the badge so I can be in the England discord for any category questions. If that isn't enough to keep the badge, please feel free to remove it and England members can just ask questions in g2g or ask the project leaders for assistance. :-)


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Natalie - I understand why you 'corrected' the Military category for this profile for Harold Kay - - BUT you will see that we now have two categories for 34 Squadron RAF ... Please correct this situation.
posted by Valerie Willis

Yes there are two categories, one is the "main" category for the Squadron, and one is the "War" category for those who served in that unit during WWII. It's a more precise category.  This will allow the unit to work with M&W stickers. 

The situation is "corrected" at this point in time and needs no further attention.  -N.

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Dear Natalie,

thanks for editing Meszecsov-6 and Minda-6. I understood what you did there, but I'm not sure it fits to my intentions:

  • Meszecsov-6: I'm pretty convinced that it's the same person, but there is a bit of uncertainty. Now to me it more looks like "somebody mixed up two people, please split this profile"
  • Minda-6: Nice category, didn't know about it. My intention was to state, that the death currently is still unsourced, though.

Kind regards from rainy Black Forest

posted by Florian Straub

This woman is going to need a Military and War Badge, please. I am also directing her to the g2g Ad to ANSWEr for the badge.


Mary Richardson, Project Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson

What should be used for the Croix de guerre (1939-1945.) medal category? It is on WikiTree, but the categories I keep finding are labeled being deleted.  ?


posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
We corrected the capitalization of them all and added France to distinguish them from the Belgian award.

Category: Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 (France) Complete list:


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott

I have restored Perry Worthington Hardman-762. He was a Church planter and Religious leader in the community. His signature as trustee is on the image of the deed. He born in Lewis County and shortly before the civil War his parents moved to Falls Mill, Braxton County, (West) Virginia where he and died. He is buried in the same cemetery that land was given for at the time the land for the church was given. I live in the house his son John William Hardman built in which I was born.

Sharon Hardman759 his great granddaughter.

posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
You can't use the religious institutions group category. Use a category for the actual church. If you do not know how to create that, just request it by using the form:

Natalie, Categorization Project Leader

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott

Thank you very much for your response. Cannot say cannot teach an old dog new tricks. I am 83. I have followed you instruction.

Wickiteer Sharon Hardman-759

posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
83...not that darned old! You're younger than my mom is! :-) Thanks, Sharon


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
edited by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
My older sister is 89. We are both about 30 mentally. Something to say only as old as you feel. Some days 83 physcially, most days 30+ mentally. Pray all is well with your mom.


posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Are Name Study categories not allowed as categories on cemeteries? There are 2 cemeteries O'Donley and O'Donniley that are O'Donley Name Study worthy and I added them but you removed them? Thanks.
posted by S O'Donley
That's right, you are not supposed to make a name study a parent of any "general" category in WikiTree. Please use a link method to add them to your name study page. (Such as Category:Whatever It Is)

Thanks, Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Can I put the cemetery category on the Name Study page?
posted by S O'Donley
Thanks so much for helping with the Civil War temple!!! I really appreciate it!


posted by Paula J
Every day we get the red had to fix them.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
I deleted Category: Waycross Cemetery, Pelzer, South Carolina from Anderson county, South Carolina as you suggested...


posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you, Mary. Have a good day.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Greetings, cousin:

We are 9th cousins, twice removed, and share nine common ancestors.

posted by David James
Hello cousin! I will add you to my list. :-)


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hello, Natalie!

I'm just now following up on the category "Abraham Lincoln" that you removed from David Elkin. Elder Elkin preached the funeral of Nancy Lincoln, mother of Abraham Lincoln. I am asking that you reconsider this edit and reinstate the category.

Please allow me to back this up with the following sources:

  • 1915-1952, Abraham Lincoln and religion - David Elkin, Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Excerpts from newspapers and other sources, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection; Volume: Religion - Elkin: Subject: Elkin, David, ca. 1779-1857; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Nancy Hanks, 1784-1818; Baptists; Presidents; Clergy; Language: English; Call number: 71200908503239; Digitizing sponsor: Friends of The Lincoln Collection of Indiana, Inc.; Book contributor: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection; Collection: lincolncollection; americana; Full catalog record: MARCXML; [1]
  • "In October, 1818, Nancy Hanks Lincoln died and was buried on a knoll just north of the cabin. It was not until the next spring that Rev. David Elkin arrived in the community and could deliver a funeral service. Ten years later, Lincoln would suffer the loss of his sister, Sarah. She had married Aaron Grigsby in 1826. She died in childbirth in January 1828 after just eighteen months of marriage. She is buried in the churchyard at the Little Pigeon Church, which today is in Lincoln State Park." Note: cited as Rev. David Elkin without the "S" on the end.

Madison County Historical Society [2] Madison, Indiana

  • Baldwin, James,”An American Book of Golden Deeds,” American Book Company, 1907, Stationer’s Hall, London, “A Wilderness Preacher” ppg 115 - 122, Google Book Search, "Waiting for Morning" illustration, pg 118 (illustrator unknown) (Elkin Researcher: Connie Gayda)
  • Whipple, Wayne, The Story-Life of Lincoln, A Biography Composed of Five Hundred True Stories as told by Abraham Lincoln and his Friends, selected from all authentic sources, and fitted together in order, forming His Complex Life History, Memorial Edition - Issued to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Birth - Illustrated, The John C. Winston Company, Publishers, Philadelphia,1908. "The Delayed Funeral Sermon" illustration, ppg, 36 - 39 (illustrator unknown)
  • Hitchcock, Caroline Hanks, Nancy Hanks: The Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Mother Doubleday & McClure Co., New York, 1899, Elkins, Parson David , ppg 104-105.

Kindest regards,

~ Lynda 3rd Great-Granddaughter, Elder David Elkin/s

posted by Lynda (Vollmer) McCann M.Ed.
edited by Lynda (Vollmer) McCann M.Ed.

Can you put in a Cunningham Argyll, Name Studies project. Please. Was working on Wilson saw they had one. But I didn’t see one for this surname.


Hi Natalie ~ Thanks for being the Categorization Co-Leader!

Here is the correct category for Hungary Project Members only.

All those people in this one >

should be in the Category:Hungary_Project_Members one.

I didn't touch it as I am afraid I will mess it up.


posted by Maggie N.
Hi Maggie,

I thought as much. I put it in for rename. Thank you! Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Natalie, Thank you for adding the Thunderbirds category. I want to add all the airplanes he was involved with at one time. I don't seem to leave any out that way. He is being worked on a bit at a time because I have other commitments also right now. My husband knew and admired him; so it is an honor to be able to add him to our growing list of NAMPOWs. Unfortunately, that list of ones who are deceased is increasing at great speed these days. Since Michael (husband) died last August, over half a dozen others are on my list of to-dos. As soon as I get my new home in Texas finished, I will be able to get back to their profiles and other interests. Again, thank you for adding. It has been a span of time since I've been very active on Wiki and I didn't wish to either reinvent the wheel or do something incorrectly; so you bailed me out nicely!!
posted by Darlene (Scott) Kerr
Thank you for fixing my comma error on Morgan Cryer’s American Revolution sticker! I’m new and learning!
posted by Christine Bennett
You're welcome Christine. If you ever need help with one, just let me know.

Regards, Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
And down the rabbit hole we go...

Read your comment regarding the new profile changes,

Looked at your profile and read about all the WikiTreers you're distant cousins with,

Ran the relationship finder and see this:

Decided to go name by name and see if there is any substance and paper between Thomas Stanley and myself,

Some hours later - it looks solid. Will check again tomorrow but if so, would be the first Magna Carta line I'd be willing to claim with some measure of confidence...

Rabbit hole indeed.

posted by SJ Baty
Oh! I'm not sure I knew that either, so it would be my first MC line as well. Thanks, SJ and your curious mind!


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
First, thank you for adding POW and Libby Prison categories to my GG-grandfather Robert Machin's profile over the recent Memorial Day weekend.

However, I have temporarily removed them as Robert's time as a possible POW is in dispute due to my own research over the last week.

I have updated the profile to include a section regarding the mention of Libby Prison in a single source and the conflict that creates with the muster rolls and other military records found for Robert's service. Furthermore, I have posted a question in g2g inquiring about Libby Prison records in hopes of finding better information that will potentially clean all this up.

Thanks again for identifying a couple of categories that he might qualify for once more sources can be found.

posted by R Prior
Thanks R, and good luck with the research.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi, Natalie and thank you

I just tried to join pre-1700 Spain, but it says the project is closed

I think i've already joined pre-1700 Portugal but WikiTree is almost like a foreign language

Veronika calling...

Hi Natelie,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work in Profile Improvement and Categories teams.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.


Hi Natalie!

I couldn't figure out what was going on when I was creating Dobbs Cemetery. It said someone else had changed the category while I was editing it. I went back and added the Id # and coordinates. Rhonda

Hi Rhonda,

I am doing my morning "red categories" maintenance. Must have been bad timing! Sorry. Nat

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Nat!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 2000!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
You added a new category to the Nisbet name study this category already existed under another name "R-BY3373 Ulster Scots"

I have corrected it on the profile you added it to Please ask before creating a new category

Please delete the one you added

posted by Jean (Tennant) Skar
edited by Jean (Tennant) Skar
Dear Jean,

This category had been added by someone else and was red-linked. I figured it belonged somewhere in the name study, so I added it there. If you would like, I can email you when someone adds a Nesbit/Nisbett/Nisbet (what exactly is the right name?) name study category and you can add text to the category (about 50 characters) and place it within your name study structure precisely where it belongs. Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
It was an error that the profile manager had made, she is in a learning process.

It should have been changed to the correct category not create a new one. There already is a category Nesbitt Ulster Scots R-BY3373 in the Nisbet name study.

If you had used a bit of time, there was also a category Ireland Nisbet name study already on the profile, that should have told you the study was Nisbet and if you had checked you would have seen there was already a BY3373 on the Nisbet study page.

So please delete the one you made.

posted by Jean (Tennant) Skar
edited by Jean (Tennant) Skar
"If You had used a bit of time." Well, thanks. I use a "bit of time" on bad categories every day and I've seen many incorrect ones for name studies. I can decide how best to spend time on the categories, but thanks.

I will delete the category.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Nat!

Consider this your obligatory check-in message! You're set up in Global Cemeteries (and not going anywhere) - so I will consider this check-in done! :)

Keep up your great work!

posted by Steven Harris
Happy to remain a member!


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott