Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts
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Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts

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I've been here at WikiTree for a long time, and I enjoy helping others. I spend a lot of time working on profiles that need sources and other improvements; finding and proposing merges for duplicates and other surname work; helping people resolve conflict; and various and sundry other things that need attention.

The puzzle aspect of genealogy is what draws me in and keeps me here. I find it very gratifying to untangle the tangles that sometimes happen.

Need help finding something in the help pages? I can help with that!

I also co-Captain the Tree Nuts for our quarterly 'thons!

Julie A. Ricketts formerly Fiscus
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts is an Illinoisan.
Julie was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
Friday Date Night
I found a date for a bunch of profiles during Friday Date Night!

Other tags I follow

3rd Great Grandparent Brick Walls

My Surnames

Paternal Grandfather ancestors

Schneider, Shore , Spainhour

Paternal Grandmother ancestors

Courson, Cover
Shanafelt, Slagley , Stansberry

Maternal Grandfather ancestors

Jonsdotter, Jonsdotter

Maternal Grandmother ancestors

Ersdotter, Ersson , Ersson

Immigrant Ancestors

While not completely verified, these are the immigrant ancestors we've identified for our family:

Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts is ?? Dutch).


  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3383.6057128906 cM Family Finder match between Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts and her father Robert Fiscus.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 987.9 cM match between Julie Ricketts GEDmatch and her maternal 1st cousin Ohlsson-23 GEDmatch . (GEDmatch kit #s redacted for privacy)

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  • Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H2a1, FTDNA kit #397672, MitoYDNA ID T12662 [compare]
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Dear Julie,

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.

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 use an email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. 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 Julie. I was doing some DNA investigating into your paternal Fiscus line to Rheinland-Pfalz. My maternal line is also from that region. Initially, there was no match between us on GEDmatch, but when I shorted it to 3 cM, I picked up a matching 5.1 cM segment, so it appears that we might share a tiny 0.142% of DNA together. Cousin?
posted by Steven Greenwood
Well isn't that cool?! I love finding new cousins. :-D
Dear Julie Fiscus Ricketts, thank You very much for your contribution to our Family Tree..

Your contribution will be highly appreciated by the whole family.. Thank You.. GBU

Thank you so much, Nugroho!! :-)
Better late than never -- I wanted to thank you for your help during the Connect-a-thon and later, when I was trying to change a person's LNAB. Your willingness to help some random person is very much appreciated! All the best, Kathleen.
posted by Kathleen (Hill) Tesluk
You are very welcome, Kathleen!! :-)
Thanks a million for straightening out my crazy email addresses!
posted by Sheila Moore
You're welcome! Not a problem at all!!  :-)
Hi Julie -- Thanks for agreeing to the merge of Abraham Lasher (Lasher-543) and Abraham Lasher (Lasher-326)!

I'll try to figure out how best to do this so that as much accurate information as possible is preserved.

posted by J. Kahn
Hi J!

If you'd like me to put the merge through, I'd be happy to. I have a lot of experience in that area. :-)

Julie -- Thank you so much for your help in pointing me in the right direction on my maternal Rakes/Fulk line. I really appreciate it!
posted by Douglas Payne Jr.
You're so welcome, Douglas!! Glad we could get things squared away. :-)
Thank you for your additions to William Maroo.
posted by Bruce Keller
You're very welcome, Bruce! :-)
Thank you for you work on Fulk-1515.
posted by Patti Mills
Hi, Patti!

You're welcome. This appears to be a branch on my paternal side that hasn't had a lot of attention yet. I have a copy of Owen County Cousins by Rosemary (Faulk) Lovell, and by doing some digging on Newton, I've uncovered some problems with her documentation of his siblings, etc.

Thanks for the opportunity. :-D

I hope to get back to work on it later this evening. If you have additional information about him to share, I'd love to hear it.

Thank you!!


Hi! It's me. Will miss Friday Date Night (conflicts with women's college basketball), but I just cleared a 133 suggestion
posted by Kay (Sands) Knight
Aww!! We'll miss you, but have a great time watching basketball!! Thank for working on the suggestions, though. :-D
Hi Julie. I've added to Benjamin Covert's profile notes. Can you id and link his mother as a Maria Odell on Wikitree?

See the 1850 census note I added. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Covert-1285

posted by Beryl Meehan
Thanks, Beryl! I'm working on incorporating that info into the bio and finding some more about their families. I've found Benjamin's father's name -- Welcome Covert. :-)
Hi, Julie!

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.

And, thank you for your always cheerful and upbeat hosting of the thon's live chats. I missed a few, but the ones I watched were so much fun and a much needed break from the work of the thon. The chats are one of the things I look forward to during thons.

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you so much, Pip!! You need to join us for more of them. You always have so many fun, interesting tidbits to share. :-)
Thank you for your changes made to Frederick William Baker (Baker-29678)
posted by Stephanie Stults
You're welcome!! I hope the notes made sense. Do you have anything to confirm the connection to his parents on Find-a-Grave??

If you feel comfortable that he's their son, please feel free to make the connection. I should probably just orphan his profile, anyway. I came to him while working on the husband of his daughter Sarah Elizabeth ("Sallie").

Hi, Julie,

THANK YOU very much for helping me straighten out my Granville Edwards ancestry. This was a major stumbling block in my tree.

Sharon Edwards Linville

posted by Sharon (Edwards) Linville
edited by Sharon (Edwards) Linville
You're very welcome, Sharon!! It was a good puzzle! :-)
Hello, Julie!

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!

I also want to thank you for your dedication to the live chats during the Thon. You have such a happy disposition. And, of course, I love your dogs!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you, Pip!! You're always so thoughtful. :-)
Hi Julie

Thanks for having a big heart ❤ and adopting those Orphaned Profiles. And thank you for all that you do on WikiTree! You have some beautifully sourced profiles. Every ancestor you honor in this way is beneficial to our global tree.

Mindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

posted by Mindy Silva
Hi there, famous YouTube host with the best dogs on WikiTree!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 300!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: Really, I do love the live chats!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks, Pip!! And thank you for being a loyal YouTube watcher. :-D
I knew it! <3 We are connected WT Mum! Just 28 steps away! ;-)

Luv you Mum. Missing you! But Aunt Debi does very well!

Sweet regards from The Netherlands, your WT adopted daughter,



Only 28 steps?! That's pretty cool. I wish I had gotten over here before I was removed from the Connection Finder. I do have lots of Dutch on my paternal grandmother's side. I bet that's where the connection is.

Luv you back, adopted daughter!! lol

Julie if you need any at your Dutch ancestords as you are so busy at other things.

Just send me links and I can take a look at them to find you sources, so we will be soon only 8 steps away. I want to be closer to you!!!! :D Hahahaha. Thank you for all you do at WT Julie.

Thank you for being my WT adoption MUM.

Hahaha being a member of the week........... Things go crazy, but nice, right?
Thank you, Astrid!! When I finally get a chance to focus on that branch, I'm definitely coming over to hang out w/ my Dutch cousins. :-D

That line is pretty far back, but it's not proven. There's always more to do!!

And thank *you* for all you do here, too! You are always busy!!

Awesome Job, Member of the week! Congratulations! we have a connection too
Hi, wife of 1st cousin 7x removed of husband of 1st cousin 7x removed!
posted by Scott Hutchins
Scott --

That's actually one of the more straightforward connections I've seen!! lol

WOOT! Member of the week! Congrats!!!!!! =D
posted by Chris Ferraiolo
Just saying 'hi' to my 7th cousin through the Corsens!
Hi, Amy! I love connecting with new cousins. :-) I see we go all the way back to the New York / New Jersey Coursens/Corsens/Korssen (etc haha) ... nice to "meet" you!

(For some reason, it's showing us as 8th cousins when I check. Weird.)

Julie, I have entered the Native American parentage for both John and William Underwood because family history has been passed down through a lot of years to that effect. Geni has both Thomas and Chelo Underwood as Chickasaw Indians, however Chickasaw Indians never lived in Fauquier County VA but the Doeg tribe and the Underwoods did before the Underwoods moved to Surry Co. NC and appear there in Tax lists in 1770s. They moved to Greenville Co. SC and Tenn. This Doeg tribe scattered and disbanded as many members joined other tribes. Members of our Niblett/Underwood/Harris family lived among other tribes in GA, MS, TX Much has been written about the Doeg Tribe and other tribes who lived along the Potomac River in VA. I have studied all of these tribes who lived near this river.
posted by Edna (Niblett) Wood
Re: proposed merge, the two Wilkersons (2154 & 477 have different birth places. Please correct to proper one on merge If you have it.
posted by Rick Williams
Just FYI, Russell County, Kentucky was formed in 1825, primarily from Wayne County, Kentucky. Thanks for your assistance with the merges to the McClendon family of Wayne and Russell Counties.
posted by Bill Vincent Ph.D.

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