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Jake Fletcher

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Jake C. Fletcher
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Biography

Jake Fletcher is an avid genealogist and historian. He is a native of Massachusetts and it would be a succession of travel experiences that propelled his interest in the past. A family move to the west coast by car allowed his young eyes to see wonders of the natural world, museums, and much more. In 1998, Jake and his family returned to New England where he would receive his education. Further on down the road in 2008, a junior in high school, Jake participated in a People to People Student Ambassador Program. A three week stay in Europe not only brought him within reach of the world's most elegant culture, arts, and historic landmarks, but a sense of heritage came over him, especially after a visit to County Kerry, Ireland. Luckily generations past knew the importance of knowing ancestry and he had been aware that part of his Irish origins lay in this very proximity.

That summer would put Jake onto a new trajectory of desiring knowledge. Completing a required high school senior project presented the perfect opportunity to dive into the world of genealogy. By the end, the experiences he amassed were far more than he could have imagined. Along with meeting brilliant minds, inspiring researchers, and making moving discoveries, Jake traveled to the capital to dig through the archives of our national repositories and from that moment on was captivated by the idea of pursuing a historian career. That following summer, Jake was offered an internship at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The next four years were devoted to undergraduate studies while simultaneously lending his talent to playing the bass guitar. Jake never lost touch with his studies, he completed his Bachelor Degree in History with Honors, 3.73 GPA, and as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar. The post-college led itself to many opportunities and Jake accepted an internship in the Original Collections/Research Department at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts, a living museum for 17th century colonial and native life in America. More so than ever, Jake found his perspective of history widened as he observed the everyday life of a modern historical institute. At the Research Library, Jake found himself constantly going back to books that taught him about citizens of old Plymouth Colony and their genealogies. He did not need to look far to pursue his Genealogical Interests and is now volunteering his time at the General Society of Mayflower Descendants Library. Jake is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.


Enjoy my blog!

Copyright (c) 2014 by Jake Fletcher

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Genealogy Blog: http://fletcherfamilytree.wordpress.com


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Welcome to WikiTree! I am your WikiTree Mentor. If you need help, check out our help index. Need more help? Just leave a message on my profile page and I will be glad to assist you!

Paula

posted by Paula J
Hey again Jake,

Glad you volunteered! You are now a member of the WikiTree Community. Please note we are trying to build one Collaborative Tree which means one profile per person. It is important to ensure no duplicates are entered as you add any Profiles to WikiTree.

If you need any help getting started check out the help section from the menu, top left, or head over to the G2G forum and take a minute to introduce yourself in the Tree House, you might also want to check out the introductory WikiTree video that a member created.

Our Mentor Team are a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to help you with specific problems if you have any.

Welcome! Mags

posted by Mags Gaulden
Hello I am Jake Fletcher, a 23 year old college graduate and genealogist.

To learn more about my path to becoming a serious genealogist, you can view my blog: http://fletcherfamilytree.wordpress.com

I am looking to grow my research skills and help others with research

posted by Jake Fletcher
I noticed you uploaded a GEDCOM. Here's a link to a great step-by-step of the process including screenshots that you might find helpful.

If you have any brick walls, collaboration might help bust through. Because WikiTree has only one profile for each person, the further back you go in your ancestry, the more likely cousins will find you and help out. ANY Wiki Genealogist can edit "Open" profiles (over 200 years old = open). There's also a brickwall tag in the G2G forum: brickwall

The help pages give lots of information about the process, best to start with 'Before you import a GEDCOM'.

posted by Mags Gaulden
Hello Jake,

Welcome as a guest to WikiTree! We're growing a FREE worldwide family tree, striving for ONE collaborative profile per person.

To start:

1. Our Honor Code is a very important part of why our community is such a friendly place to grow your family tree so please take some time to read it.

2. Feel free to ask a question at our G2G forum.

3. Our help pages, menu top right -very useful information.

4. English not your first language? Here is a link to WikiTree Language Volunteers.

Want to Join us? Click the volunteer button and leave a comment here on your profile - include how you can contribute.

Have Fun!

Mags

posted by Mags Gaulden

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