Porter Fann
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Porter Fann

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The Fann Project one name study was launched May 2020. At present, only cursory connections have been categorized, and the project is limited to the precise spelling Fann, but any who know of variants that led to the Fanns of colonial and pre-colonial Virginia and North Carolina are especially encouraged to work out those connections.

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Porter A. Fann aka Porter
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Brother of and [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half]
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Some Notes on Origins


Not Quite Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon


The all-important degrees of Bacon separation (connection and relationship):

Mayflower Connection

See The Mayflower Project.
William Brewster's (abt.1566-1644) daughter, Fear (Brewster) Allerton (abt.1605-bef.1634) who arrived on the Anne (1623) married Isaac Allerton (abt.1586-bef.1659) in Plymouth Colony as his 2nd wife, who also was a Mayflower passenger as well as a signatory of the Mayflower Compact, as was William Brewster.

Of Scottish Descent

Thus far, I have preliminary indicators of possible ethnic descent, including distant paternal descent from the:

  • Campbell Earls of Argyll
  • Clan Campbell MacDuine / Campbell of Lochow
  • Chiefs of Clan Cameron and the Lairds Glendessary
  • Clan MacDonald
  • Clan Donnachaidh / Earls of Atholl
  • Clan Gregor
  • Clan Mackay of Strathnaver
  • Clan Stewart and Clan Stewart of Appin
Both maternal and paternal descent from:
  • Clan Chiefs of Clan Galbraith
Direct, maternal descent from:
  • Clan Kennedy Lairds

Of Mozingo Descent

Please see a Mozingo pedigree study Mozingo Pedigrees that is still under development, which focuses on the Graddy Mozingo (1805-bef.1880) branch, descended from Edward Mozingo (abt.1673-aft.1753).

Of Quaker Descent

Porter is a Friend (Quaker) nonpracticing, descendant researcher of North Carolinian, Pennsylvanian, and Virginian migration origins
  • One direct line of Quaker origins begin with John Porter, who had roots in the Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting of Nansemond, Virginia (a current brick wall) and his wife Elizabeth Betty (Denson) Porter, who has roots in the Pagan Creek Monthly Meetings, as well as her ancestors that go back to Hollowells of mid to late 1600 Chuckatuck meetings.
Descendant of Thomas Tooke, of Virginia, House of Burgesses and Chuckatuck/Levy Neck Quaker Society of Friends.
  • Some Levy Neck, Isle of Wight, Virginia meeting house membership is presumptively identified in the below William and Mary citation as well as the list of known Quakers from the Boddie text, which may overlap with Chuckatuck or totally supplant, but the deed transaction date and the marriage event data upon which the longer Quaker list appears to have been generated both contain Thomas Tooke, presumptive 8th great grandfather of Fann.
Be it known unto all men by these presents that I, William Bressie of ye Upper parrish of ye Isle of Wight County in Virginia, planter, with Susannah my wife have given granted enfeoffed from us or heires an doe by these presents for evermore give and grant and enfeofe unto William Yarrett, John Grove, Francis Wrenn, Edward Jones, Thomas Tooke, and Henry Wigge and the rest of the sect of God frequently called Quakers, one house built by ye said people in ye place called ye Levy Neck Ould fields neare the creeke side to worship and serve the living God, in spirit and truth with ground sufficient for a Graveyard and what more may be thought fit. . . . . . This acknowledged in open Court by Mr William Bressie and his wife to be their Act and Deed and Ordered to be Recorded 9 Feb 1679. . .[1]

From Boddie's treatment, it is unclear what relationship existed between the Levy Neck Meeting House and the Chuckatuck or Cypress Creek District in Isle of Wight (near the Nansemond County line) Society of Friends meetings:

The Southern Historical Association had published the records of the Quaker meetings at Chuckatuck. . . 6th day, 10th month, 1679:[2]
  1. Thomas Jordan, [who on this date married]:
  2. Elizabeth Burgh...
  3. ...Thomas Tooke, member, House of Burgesses...
  4. Thomas Jordan, member, House of Burgesses
  5. Richard Bennett, Governor

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Porter Fann has English ancestors.
England Orphan Team
Porter Fann has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
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Porter has completed the Profile Improvement Project's Voyage


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Porter Fann was born in North Carolina.
Porter Fann is a member of the Fann Name Study Project.
This profile is part of the Fann Name Study.
Porter Fann participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the Apr 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 27 connections.

LinkedIn has an abbreviated CV for this member, available upon request by direct message.

On WikiTree, varyingly active projects:

Currently, slowly working on pre-1500 certification, but so many more recent profiles have become a priority.

DNA Findings

  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between JP and Porter Fann (SAF). Predicted relationship by AncestryDNA of Parent/Child with Confidence: Extremely High based on 3,468 centimorgans shared across 51 DNA segments.
  • Nephew relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Private and SAF. Predicted relationship by AncestryDNA is described as: Possible range: Close family - 1st cousins, with Confidence: Extremely High and 1,536 centimorgans shared across 53 DNA segments.
    • By extension, the paternal grandchild relationship with S K Fann is confirmed.
  • A cousin relation is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Private and SAF. Predicted relationship: 1st Cousins, Possible range: 1st - 2nd cousins with Confidence: Extremely High and 829 centimorgans shared across 35 DNA segments.
    • By extension, the maternal nephew relationship with Private is confirmed.

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(Porter Fann (SAF)), this user's permission is hereby recorded with digital signature secured by this "Fann-206" account of his (SAF) that upon the demise of this user, rights are reserved for his family firstly, then secondly, relayed to the WikiTree staff, in either case to manage the profiles where this user remains registered as Profile Manager and or where any applicable One Name Studies are linked to this user, said family and WikiTree staff should do so as they deem appropriate, so long as such actions are in line with the Honor Code and preserves the privacy of living people. Recorded by user (SAF) Porter Fann-206 18:51, 10 Feb 2019 (EDT).


  1. “Isle of Wight County Records.” The William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 7, no. 4, 1899, pp. 205–315 (232-3). JSTOR.
  2. Boddie, John Bennett. Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia: A History of the County of Isle of Wight, Virginia, During the Seventeenth Century, Including Abstracts of the County Records. 1973, p. 346-7. Genealogical Publishing Company.
  • SAF / Porter Fann: Personal recollection, entered at registration or updated while alive.

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Hi Porter,

I am wondering if we are connected through Herring/Whitfield lines? I have seen you post on a few of those profiles but it looks like we are distant cousins through an entirely different line. Do you have a connection to that branch?

posted by Crystal White
I was working on a theory for the parents of Sarah (Grady) Mozingo (abt.1759-abt.1841). Since I hit a dead end with her FamilySearch profile, I thought that I'd work from the highest profile among posited ancestors to see if any proofs emerged for her being a John Grady (a descendant from Whitfield) child, but none so far.

Interestingly enough, however, a Benaph Herring is mentioned in her estate file, but I found no direct evidence that John Grady (abt.1738-abt.1776) and Patience Moore were Sarah's parents. So that it remains a brick wall.

I have some other Herring connections by marriage, but that may be all, except for a 17th cousin, Richard Herring (1726-1803), who on Ancestry shows as a 3rd cousin, 6x removed (have not worked out the proofs).

Feel free to contact me by email if you have any leads or areas where I might focus some effort.

Thanks for the note.

posted by Porter Fann
Hi Porter,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals over the past year. Every English profile we improve helps!

The England Project Leaders are currently doing our six-monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

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

Many thanks!

Amelia, England Project Leader

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Amelia,

England profile biobuilder reviews:

  1. Alexander Milne (abt.1850-abt.1938)
  2. Mary Sarah (Monnote) Keele (abt.1719-aft.1780)
  3. Arthur Keele (abt.1715-abt.1776)
  4. William Fann (bef.1635-abt.1719) - a profile of special interest, as he is the most distant Fann ancestor, whose origins warrant another look (a probable father is named in the profile now, but that profile has not been created)

Not sure if these got counted in the last check-in:

  1. Edward Barker (abt.1523-1558)
  2. Elizabeth (Fermor) Lovett (abt.1519-abt.1586)
  3. Jane (Lovett) Graye (abt.1537-abt.1582)

There may be others - I don't see where I described any contributions for a while.

If I ever get to the point of knowing county-level family origins to a certainty, I will probably want to join that team. It is still early days for documenting many of my lines of descent, and even the William Fann named above is not 100% proven. If he is sufficiently proven as a connection, then it would be Sussex.

However, tradition would have me as a Porter, not a Fann, had a pivotal marriage occurred. The Porters in my line only go back as early as Virginia, as well (John Porter (abt.1720-abt.1796) -brick wall, as a small handful of John Porters were in likely locations at the same time).

I keep up with the Google groups mail and am always encouraged by the challenges and activities as a means to engage everyone in the project.

Thanks for writing!


posted by Porter Fann
Hello Porter,

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
Thank you for replying to the US Southern Colonies June 2022 check in, Porter. You are so nice to make a list. I have marked you as very active. Have a good six months.


posted by Mary Richardson
Dear Porter,

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, from projects in which you are involved, 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.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. If 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.

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
Hi Debi,

Sorry it took a minute to get back to you. I think I'll go another year at the same Biography Team Level 1. Over this year, I hope to become a little more engaged.

Thanks so much,


posted by Porter Fann
Thanks, Porter. We've updated the spreadsheet. Please do let us know if you have any suggestions or are ready to work on something more specific. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Porter, I moved the Research Note on Solomon Godwin about the alleged parents you attached to the Research Note section. Please detach James Godwin Sr and Mary Parker as his parents' until a source can be located. Attaching them on hearsay can cause conflation and James and Mary are Pre-1700. Thanks so much! Laura
posted by Laura DeSpain
Okay, done. I should have realized that that connection was too contentious/not well documented enough.

I'm trying to find the revolutionary war pension record for Pierce Godwin, which can lead to further connection, especially since one connection is now being removed.

Pierce was Solomon's son. It's odd that neither DAR nor SAR have a record on Pierce, but this and other record indexes seem to indicate that something exists:

"United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872," database with images, FamilySearch: accessed 25 Feb 2022, Pierce Godwin, 04 Mar 1831; citing North Carolina, United States, NARA microfilm publication T718 (Washington DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1962), roll 5; FHL microfilm 1,319,385.

Anyway, I have some indications that Pierce's downline exists on WikiTree so I'm hopeful to get a hold of the pension file as it likely will name his immediate family. For some reason, several records for Pierce that are showing up on Ancestry (mostly Columbus County, NC) are not showing up on FamilySearch...

Thank you for alerting me to the standard that should have been applied regarding Solomon's parents.

posted by Porter Fann
Thank you. If you are finding the sources on Ancestry and they are actual sources with original images then you can use them. Have you tried the WikiTree Sourcer created by Rob Pavey? It works great and creates links to the record and, share links to the images in the source citations.
posted by Laura DeSpain
Porter, your name has been updated on USBH Team pages. Thanks! Emma
Hi Porter! Hope this finds you well.

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
Hi Amy,

Some bio builder or minor edit reviews done (forgot to add Scotland sticker, though: I'll double-back):

I haven't been diligent in noting when a profile that I reviewed was a Scotland profile, so I'll work harder to make that easier to pick-up from reviewing my contributions feed going forward.

[Ancestor Explorer] has a Bio Text search capability, so I'm going to do a review of those profiles in which I am related to see if the Scotland sticker can be added and otherwise review these. That looks to be 41 profiles (from year 1500 to present century, of course).

This app, Check sticker compliance for descendants of specified ancestor provides the capability to put in one's WikiTree profile ID and get Ancestors for a specified location, so I'll take a look at those profiles, too (probably overlaps with the Bio Text Ancestor Explorer app results, though.

As to the questions:

  • 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? I don't know if I have affiliated with any team. Do you have one under which bio builders work?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter? At least quarterly sounds like the minimum.
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing? No, but I did the England project Orphan Trail and also completed the Profile Improvement Project's Voyage.
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page? Maybe some specificity on any parameters for the Scotland sticker: e.g., presumably applies to anyone who was born, lived or died in country; but also clarify for those who migrated whether both stickers are good to have or not.
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general. Seems that I used to get emails, but I don't recall any for quite some time, now... Just checked, and I'm not subscribed, so I'll follow-up on that.
posted by Porter Fann
Hi Porter!

Thanks for the reply! I'll get you added to our Bio Builder team. If you'd like to PM me, I can get you added to the Google Group.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
I've set up a task list and will be adding
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posted by Porter Fann
Fan Fan,

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, Membership Coordinator, US Southern Colonies Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Bio builder reviews done (36):
  1. Sarah (Baggett) Ryals (abt.1750-aft.1840)
  2. Anthony Herring (abt.1637-aft.1700)
  3. Marjorie Barron (Whitfield) Herring (abt.1616-1675)
  4. Frederick Roberts (abt.1743-abt.1823)
  5. Dorothy (Peyton) Porter (abt.1700-aft.1734)
  6. Eleanor (Calvert) Stuart (abt.1754-1811)
  7. James Samford (abt.1624-abt.1703)
  8. Charles Jones (1697-1769)
  9. Pearce William Mozingo (1745-abt.1819)
  10. James Draughon (abt.1719-1755)
  11. John Cornelius Williams Sr (abt.1720-bef.1783)
  12. Edward Mozingo III (abt.1713-bef.1795)
  13. Walter (Dixson) Dixon Sr (1686-aft.1767)
  14. John Dixon (abt.1705-aft.1772)
  15. Draper Dixon (abt.1732-abt.1778)
  16. Chosewell Dixon (bef.1737-1816)
  17. Walter J (Dixson) Dixon Jr (-1811)
  18. Jesse Carroll Sr (bef.1743-1801)
  19. John Laban Carroll (abt.1770-abt.1826)
  20. John (Dixson) Dixon (-aft.1772)
  21. Richard Farrar (abt.1727-bef.1780)
  22. William Farrar V (aft.1721-aft.1780)
  23. Sarah Farrar (bef.1693-aft.1744)
  24. Tabitha (Stringer) Peed (bef.1752-aft.1800)
  25. Josiah Sasser (1749-1781)
  26. Moore Carter Sr (abt.1674-abt.1736)
  27. Hanna (Vernon) Taylor (abt.1743-aft.1804)
  28. Rebecca (Loftin) Herring (abt.1706-abt.1778)
  29. John Herring II (abt.1701-1774)
  30. Richard Herring (1726-1803)
  31. Cornelius George Autrey Sr (abt.1709-1778)
  32. Joshua Johnson (abt.1749-abt.1817) - needs decision on whether to attribute Virginia birthplace vs. North Carolina death as colony. Alleged marriage was in 1775 Johnston County, North Carolina, so probably Virginia makes the most sense.
  33. John Johnson (abt.1710-bef.1780)
  34. Drury Thrift (abt.1730-abt.1798)
  35. Susannah (Thrift) Snipes (abt.1710-)
  36. James Henry Hollingsworth (abt.1742-bef.1782)
posted by Porter Fann
edited by Porter Fann
Hi Porter,

Wow, thanks for the list of activity. I marked you as Very Active. Have a good 6 months.


posted by Mary Richardson
Fan Fan thank you for all your for all your help
posted by Nancy (Autry) Cashwell
Thanks Cousin Nancy! I was looking at the death location that you added for Cornelius George Autrey Sr (abt.1709-1778): while it is true that the area in which he died in 1778 later became known as Autryville (incorporated in 1891), we should specify the death location by the name at the time of his death... the closest approximation for 1778 CAN'T be Sampson County, noting that Sampson did not exist as a county until 1784, after his death...
The North Carolina General Assembly (1784) formed Sampson from an area taken from neighboring Duplin County, citing wikipedia:Sampson_County,_North_Carolina#History

I do note that his burial place was Autryille and the source is FindAGrave: FindAGrave uses current place names, not the names at the time of the vital dates birth or death.

We also have the probate record that some have apparently reviewed(?), which would in fact place his death in Cumberland County.

Please note that the "Unsourced family tree handed down to" you is noted in the "Research Notes" section: if the material handed down to you includes sources specific to details, then we can construct a reference for placing citation(s) at the applicable data points.

I also notice that this is the only statement that gives him a middle name of George, except for the 1790 census record... I will see if we can match that record to his FamilySearch profile and improve the citation.

We should add these categorizations to his profile:

  • Autryville, North Carolina
  • Cumberland, North Carolina

and either tentatively re-mark his death location as Duplin, but if the probate record is a correct match, it should be Cumberland.

posted by Porter Fann
edited by Porter Fann

I recently joined the Southern Colonies Builders Group and am checking out the team profiles. I also found this: Fann and Kim are 15th cousins twice removed Fann Fann and Kim (Kroesing) Marcus M.S. are both descendants of John Danvers (abt.1455-1514).

I look forward to learning from you and working with you.


Thank you for checking in Alan. The list is a good idea to keep track of your work.

Mixon, Callaway, Callaway, Rasner, Petyon, Jernigan, Jernigan, Jernigan, Hatcher, Hamilton, Banks, Unknown, Farrar, Edmondson


posted by Mary Richardson
Thanks. I add biobuilder as a keyword on submitted explanation of changes, then I can fairly easily compile a list from my contributions page. It's not foolproof, as I hand transcribe the WikiTree IDs, but I then double check that the linked profiles are the intended ones. 😉

I suppose that I could copy/paste by the full names as they appear in My Contributions... I just prefer to work with coding by the WikiTree IDs.

posted by Porter Fann
Hi Alan,

I would to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We have 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!

Mike Christmas, England Project Leader

posted by Michael Christmas
I believe that I am in the biobuilders team, or however it's named (profile improvement?)...

I did biobuilder reviews on the following, since 1 Jan 2021 (may be an incomplete list; these are the ones that I at least marked as a biobuilder review when posting the updates that I made):

At one time, I was working on pre-1500 certification, but that fell off of the radar in 2020. I have no complaints, as I am also active in US So Col and USBH, for whom I completed 14 and 4 biobuilder reviews during this same period, respectively.

I never chose a specific England Project county team to work with, as I do not yet have a handle on predominant ancestral origins, which is where I would ultimately like to focus my effort. (Neither my direct maternal nor paternal lines are adequately proven, but other lines of English origins of descent have emerged.) I am also slowly getting back to the Profiles Improvement Project, as time permits.

I am certainly open to any recommendations or insights, either here or offline.


posted by Porter Fann
Thank you Alan you have been very busy!

You are indeed in the Biobuilders Team https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Biography_Builders

You are also in the Topics Team https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England_Project_-_Topics_Team

It’s fine if you wish to stick with that. If you would like to look at working in a specific county for example Cheshire, ( to dig deeper into the Vernon origins), I can arrange that.

Whatever you decide, enjoy your time on Wikitree.

Take care Mike

posted by Michael Christmas
edited by Michael Christmas
Cutest profile pic! Adorable! Thank you Fann Fann!
posted by [Living Britain]
As a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles

in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Fann,

As you may have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader

Hi Susie,

Yes, I am interested in continued participation.

It’s kind of hard to choose between Colonial Virginia and North Carolina, as I have ancestors from both. Maybe given my level of experience, it would be better to just choose the Profile Improvement Team. At present, I have also loosely affiliated with the England Project’s Bio Builders team.

Please let me know the next steps.

Thanks and kind regards, Fann

posted by Porter Fann
Hi Fann,

Thanks for selecting the Bio Builders Team. I am your point of contact in the project who will help you get settled in. I’ve also invited you to the Google Group so feel free to introduce yourself in there.

We’re really excited that you’re on board and can’t wait to start working with you. Give us a shout if you have any questions.

Susie :-)

Hello Fann

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. Thank you for your work on English Profiles and your work in the English Authors team.

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.


posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Hi Jo,

I'm pretty sure that I replied directly, if not, I am remiss.

I affiliated with England Project Bio Builders many months ago. I also took on A A Milne's 5-star needs (building out his ancestors), but also that and other profiles that I worked came under the English Authors team. I had started the 1500 pre-certification process, but that seems to have stalled since Vivienne left.

Thanks, and please let me know if I need to be in communication with a team/s leader/s. I prefer to be contacted at my email, but here is fine, as well.


posted by Porter Fann
"References have two parts:

The <ref> and </ref> tags that surround the content of the footnote. The <references /> tag that you put at the bottom where the footnotes should be displayed. "See Sources for the full explanation." Scroll down to the section: "Embed them as references (footnotes)."

The value of this method is that it links facts to the sources you're citing. It takes some practice especially if you have a URL internet link to include. You can also create a naming reference if you have the same source used for facts in multiple places within the profile (or even across profiles, but that's way far advanced). I've worked on 1,000s of profiles and find inline sourcing the best way to identify references.

posted by Porter Fann
Re: John Fann's profile...how do I do inline citations? Thanks for the link.
posted by Amy (F) W