Natalie (Durbin) Trott
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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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Daughter of and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
Sister of [private brother (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1960s - unknown)], [private brother (1960s - unknown)], [private sister (1960s - unknown)] and [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Natalie (Durbin) Trott is a Military Veteran.
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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Hello cousin,

while checking our cousin status on the "relationship finder" I discovered that we are 9th cousins twice removed, through our Common Ancestor George Partridge (

Ron Gragg

posted by Ron Gragg (Ret.)
Hi Cousin! Pleased to "meet' you.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
How do I START a "Gregg Name Study"?

I don't have much time, as I only allow my self a few hours a day for genealogical research anymore. My grandsons are with us now, along with other requirements of the day, I'm pretty busy.



posted by Ron Gragg (Ret.)
I can do that for you, if you like. There is a "Gragg Name Study but you placed "Gregg" on your page, which does not exist.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
edited by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Yeah... I'm a little impatient some times (shakes head), and I had a little tie on my hands... Sooooo...I attempted to create one (see Here: ), but somehow listed it as Gragg (Again...shakes head)...

Help would be appreciated. :)

posted by Ron Gragg (Ret.)
As an aside... How did you get, -or- what is the source code you use to place the "Good Conduct Medal on your profile?
posted by Ron Gragg (Ret.)
Natalie, I'm seeing more cremations with the Neptune Society. Should we add a category?
posted by Karen Lowe

For a company that provides a service for someone who is cremated? Personally against this as a category, for a couple of reasons. My main concern is that we then we will have to create a new structure for cremation/burial services because it's not the only cremation service out there and others will want to add theirs.

You can propose it in g2g if you like. Maybe a project would be interested? We do have


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
edited by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you Natalie for North Irish Horse
posted by Tim Harbinson
You're welcome, Tim. :-)


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
HI Natalie

I added the Category to

Category: Women Airforce Service Pilots, United States Army, World War II which you left the message. Thanks

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Thanks Mary, for doing that. :-)


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Natalie, what’s changing with source categories? Is there something on g2g I’ve missed, or some other guidance? See this change. Thanks so much.
posted by Heather Husted
I Emailed you, Heather


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thanks for the category.  :)

le sigh - Your comment must be at least 30 characters long.

posted by Melanie Paul
Hi Natalie,

Thanks for starting the Ohmann name study! Still trying to find my way around, but the start has been made. Greetings from the unusually tropical Netherlands, Kris

posted by Kris (Park) Gorgass
Hey Natalie. I noticed you had shifted the categories from the bottom to the top of the Biography on an article. I haven't been able to find a ruling on this. Is this what the style guide recommends? Thanks,
posted by Steven Greenwood
Thank you for replying so quickly and for sharing the link. I'm so used to placing them at the bottom of articles on other wikis I've worked on, so I'll do my best to break the habit.
posted by Steven Greenwood
Hello, Natalie!

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!

As an aside: I just want you to know that I read the instructions on how to create cemetery categories and finally got it! Thank you for your patience with me, sending all those category requests to you.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks, Pip and congratulations on the category creation!


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you for your service to our country, Natalie!
posted by Steven Bohlen
Happy to have done so!


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you Natalie, its been a while since I added cat tags and I forgot how to add cemeteries. Hunt-4618
posted by Lynette Jester
You're welcome, Lynette. Happy to help out.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Natalie!

Glendale Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois should be Laura, Illinois. It is Peoria County but nit Peoria City. Thanks

Hi Natallie,

Can you tell me why you deleted Wintringham Yorkshire as a category?

That way, I won't repeat the error (whatever it was)!



posted by Pat (Alcock) Reynolds

How do I link the Lutheran Ministers project to my Lutheran Project. Could I get some help with This and put link in the project so people can find link. I tried it was blank.



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 Steve Harris
Happy to remain a member!


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Natalie

I believe W.O.R. stands for Western Ontario Region

Please note that Maxwell O'Bryan enlisted but never made it through training as he was medically discharged just a few months after his enlistment.


posted by Melissa McKay
I have a note that you edited the biography of which I recently created. It has very little information right now, so I do not see what change you made. Can you point it out to me. Thanks
posted by Shirley Davis
Answered on the profile. :-)


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Did you think to consult with the Project before changing our categories?
posted by Richard Shelley
Hi Natalie,

You posted on Space:Iredell_County_Populated_Places to remove Fallstown, North Carolina category. The category isn't currently on the page. Was this a mistake?

No, it's not a mistake. The category is in the last line of the table on that page where it says "Fallstown Post Office. Open the page to edit and you'll see it.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Sorry I didn't realize it was just linked in a table. I thought you meant it was a category placed above the bio.

I removed it.

Linked categories have to be deleted just like the rest. This one was hung up in manual cleanup at Editbot for quite some time, so thanks for taking care of it.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thanks for jumping into our Swedish category discussion, much appreciated!
posted by Laurie Miller
You're welcome, Laurie. I wanted to stay out of it, actually, but I felt the need to inject some category opinion. 

Thanks, Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Thank you Natalie. I think I've gone back and found all the Anzac Stickers I had done.
posted by Ben Molesworth
I had just created a cemetery category when you started editing it, overlaying my data. I am creating categories for Rhode Island. It would be helpful if you didn't change them for awhile.
posted by Sue Hall
edited by Sue Hall
I work on red-linked categories every morning. I'm sorry that we overlapped, which happens sometimes.
posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi Natalie,

You beat me to throwing my personal category into place :-) thanks for the hand!


posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
I was cleaning up red links just a few minutes ago. Hah. You're welcome.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott

I just approved a Bunch mergs on the Bergstresser that just came through.


Fabulous, Billie! Thanks for your work.
posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Please remove the comment you placed on my mother's profile. It is not relevant to her in any way. It is not welcome or helpful in any way.
posted by Elizabeth Winter
Hi Natalie

Happy New Year 

We appreciate your being part of the England Data Doctor Team and all the work you have done during 2019.

With the New Year starting I am writing to ask if you wish to remain on the England DD Team for 2020. If you could let me know as I am updating the  England DD Page]

If you wish too, you can adopt a suggestion or two and a county to work on this year. 


England Data Doctor Team Leader 

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thank you, Natalie. I had not realized that FAG had merged the Pricketts Fort Cemetery and the Barrackville Prickett Cemetery into one. However, they are physically two different cemeteries, located at least several miles apart on opposite sides of the Monongahela River. FAG used to separate them as different cemeteries. I could just remove the cemetery category for the ones buried in Barrackville and not categorize them.
posted by Jeff Haines

I just took on most those Bergstresser other day I will add stuff to profiles as I can here do to health issues. Just Approved merging on Bergstresser-10 await other person to ok it. I been adding various stuff to as many profiles as can and will continue to do so. I been putting in categories and projects as can as well. Please be patient with me.ässer-10


Natalie, thank you for fixing John Croddy; I suspected the sticker would come back to haunt me. I have to admit I'm still a bit confused. I have seen "7th Regiment" on other profile stickers, so I know it can be done. Is it a matter of choosing the correct year?

Also, what do we do about Daniel Morgan's Sharpshooters? I saw a category for Gist, for example, but not for Morgan. Seems to me his unit was somewhat special.

posted by Gregory Morris

I will try to join the project you mentioned after I feel better. I got to rest next few days my blood pressure tanked to 95/50 and I got non cureable heart condition so I work on profiles when I can sorry for slow response.