I work a lot on cleaning up profiles -- remove GEDCOM flotsam, adding sources, merging duplicates, etc. I like to stay on top of the discussion involving style and standards and all the great ideas our wonderful genealogists come up with!
Julie Ricketts's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Julie or other
carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H, Mitosearch HVQ48, FTDNA kit #397672
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Julie:
Julie, you are going to notice a bunch of edits I did on your profiles, adding the county name to townships in Owen County, Indiana. I stumbled upon this when looking into Taylor, Indiana vs Taylor Township, then just kept looking at Owen County.
Julie, I was editing Samuel Calkins, Jr. (Calkins-56) biography and there is a label at the top of the page which reads "Thank you for making high-level contributions on pre-1700 profiles. Does Samuel fit within the time period, location, or topic covered by a project? If so, you need to coordinate your work. A Volunteer Coordinator can tell you if there's a project and introduce you to its leaders."
So the question is does Calkins-56 fall into a project?
Sorry for the late reply but I wanted to let you know that I am very excited about the article you had about Solomon Stansbury and please feel free to make any edits you wish! I think I'm going to send you a PM, too. Thank you so much!!! :D
About your inventors question: This could be made into a special project. Sme of the answers contain valuable information for researchers.
I've always had serious and mostly subconscious interests in doing things that had a practical outcome, which must be the native sphere of THE INVENTOR. and most likely if not certainly, they will be connected genetically to their forbears.
What a great question, Julie Rickets, Great Question!
(WikiTree's computer would not let me post this in the queue because it seemed to be a duplicate. Sigh.)