Pat (Fuller) Credit
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Pat (Fuller) Credit

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Family Trees: 1st on Ancestry: private trees-big learners curve. 2nd WT with poor sources. Found FamilySearch's free sources (now it's 1st to check). Hardly use MyHeritage access. Edit FindAGrave as needed.

Project Activity: Slow paced not focusing on competition; Started with watchlist; Adopted Orphans; Help with small tasks whenever available.

  • OneNameStudies Fuller, Weaver, Sweeney, James, Thurber, Trump & Christ.
  • OtherSurnamesOfInterest: Babcock, Stewart, Cox...
  • Honoring ancestors by learning about their times: Palatine Migration, PGM, Mayflower, Euroaristo, NEHGS.
  • NoMo
Pat R. Credit formerly Fuller aka Sweeney
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of , , [private brother (1940s - unknown)], , [private brother (1940s - unknown)], and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
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Effective 22 Feb 2020 Update: Beginning of 2022 situation has improved
I'll be back in 10...
(but I'm not promising minutes)
Sorry, but it might be a while until I can get back to you.
Still having computer issues:
Using borrowed computer makes
accessing emails frequently difficult
Since my hard drive crashed access to WIkiTree has improved
still only available several times weekly, however,
for longer periods of time.

This profile is part of the Fuller Name Study.
Descendant of PGM migrant Robert Royce.
Pat (Fuller) Credit is a descendant of a Mayflower Passenger.



There are many surnames I want to explore, however, WikiTree has a limit on the quantity of One Name Studies. This I can understand since it is difficult to have time to do justice to a surname study. I list 10 Surnames to study, 3 of which are classified as Other Surnames of Interest. The other seven are WikiTree One Name Studies which have Links to g2g posts for Surname:
Pat (Fuller) Credit is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Edward Fuller.
Pat (Fuller) Credit is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Samuel Fuller.
  1. My father's surname, FULLER, includes two of his direct ancestors who were Mayflower passengers:
    Edward Fuller and his son,
    Samuel Fuller.
    Category: Fuller Name Study
    FULLER on g2g.
    As a PM/Leader my main focus includes:
    1. Category Structure and Maintaining consistency in the content on category pages.
    2. Mayflower FULLER line and Migration by Family Line research:.
      • See Adding New Fuller Lines: Started the first line. EXPANDING to include non-birth locations to all FULLERs in this Line.
    3. Fuller Noteworthies.
  2. My mother's surname, WEAVER, may include German ancestors who used WEBER, a variant of Weaver. PM is Jluv Taylor-26663.
    Category: Weaver Name Study
    WEAVER on g2g.
    BrickWall: George Weaver (1817 - 1892), my 2GGF, was born in Bavaria. The earliest source is his 1843 marriage record.
  3. My children's surname, SWEENEY
    Category: Sweeney Name Study
    SWEENEY on g2g.
  4. My children's maternal grandmother's surname, JAMES.
    Category: James Name Study
    JAMES on g2g.
  5. My granddaughter's BABCOCK ancestor, Remember (Babcock) Stewart (1720 - aft. 1756).
    Category:Babcock Name Study
  6. My granddaughter's STEWART ancestor, Eathol Stewart (1774 - 1852):
    STEWART on g2g
    Category: Stewart Name Study.
  7. My grandaughter's THURBER ancestor, John Thurber Jr (1719 - 1797).
    Category: Thurber Name Study
    THURBER on g2g.
  8. No known relationship. TRUMP had no name study.
    Category: Trump Name Study
    TRUMP on g2g.
  9. No known relationship. CHRIST had no name study.
    Category: Christ Name Study
    CHRIST on g2g.
  10. My cousin's surname COX. My 4GGF, Isaac Carper was the brother of his 2nd GGM, Mary "Carper" Cox.
    Category: Cox Name Study
    COX on g2g.

Pat, the daughter of Mel and Helen Fuller, was born in the early 1950s in Moline, Illinois.[1] Later years have focused on her new interest in genealogy. Below continues more details of the surnames and other lines to study. If there were only more time left ...

Researching ancestors of my Parents:

Pat (Fuller) Credit is a member of the Fuller Name Study Project.

My father descended from two Mayflower passengers named FULLER. He was a typographer as far back as I can remember.

Pat (Fuller) Credit is a member of the Weaver Name Study Project.

My mother's family were farmers but she called those Weavers "a WILD bunch".
Breaking down BrickWall: George Weaver (1817 - 1892),'s FindAGrave memorial 17897960 gives clues of his parentage from an obituary published in Rock Island County during 1885. Immigration was listed as about 1828 when he was 11 has not been verified.

Researching ancestors of my Family:

Pat (Fuller) Credit is a member of the James Name Study Project.

Children of First Marriage: My first marriage was to a Sweeney who married a James, some say a distant cousin to Jesse. Though not an official Name Study, I do have an interest in reseaching my children's surname , SWEENEY, a surname of interest.

Grandchildren: The Babcocks and Stewart lines are paternal ancestors of one of my granddaughters. It's easy to Remember where these lines come together:

Pat (Fuller) Credit is a member of the Babcock Name Study Project.

Remember's Father, Robert was the grandson of James Badcock who was born in England about 1612 and was living in Rhode Island by 1642. Remember's father and grandfather were born and died in Rhode Island. Remember lived there until moving to Stoniington, Connecticut where she married Phineas during 1745. It is not known how long she had lived there before she married at age 25.

Pat (Fuller) Credit is a member of the Stewart Name Study Project.

Remember's husband, Phineas was the son of William and Sarah (Church) Stewart. William's parents have not been identified. More research is required.

The children of Pat and her first husband, Woodrow, are related to some people through both of their parents. For details see: Fuller and Sweeney Common Ancestors

Second Marriage: Researching the ancestry of my husband was the primary reason for starting my genealogical studies which covers many surnames of interest not mentioned above:

  • Credit
  • Gren/Grant
  • Knous
  • Scholl

Consider the scope of your name study: I committed early to studies then got attached and ended up wanting more studies than was allowed. So I have one unofficial study. OOPS!

As you can see from the table below, taking on a Name Study for Fuller, James or Weaver would be challenging for just one person, while a Name Study for Christ, Thurber or Trump can be much more reasonable.

WikiTree One Name Studies

FindAGrave 27,149 7,21197,228 157,076 4,433 3,792 114,276
It is important to note that the numbers provided (retrieved 2020 07-30) are estimations only and do not reflect unique records for unique individuals; a single person may be reflected in multiple records. In the case of Ancestry, these numbers also include the number of images and family trees the name appears in.

Other Surname Studies of Interest

See statement on chart above.

Contributions to WikiTree

Pat (Fuller) Credit is a member of the Trump Name Study Project.
Pat (Fuller) Credit is a member of the Christ Name Study Project.

The TRUMP and CHRIST surnames, to my knowlege, are not in the ancestry of any of my family members. I consider work on these surnames as a contribution to WikiTree.

Reducing the
Stress of Competition.
Has Eliminated the Migranes.
Happy Dance Time.

TOP TEN for the FIRST time: I placed 8th by cleaning 100 Uncleand profiles after merge in DD Challenge 811 XII:

  1. Helen E. Edwards - 597
  2. Esmé van der Westhuizen - 453
  3. Kathy I. Rabenstein - 278
  4. Paula A. Reinke - 252
  5. Cory Fulmer - 234
  6. Terry McClintock - 178
  7. Jim J. Angelo Jr -173
  8. Pat R. Credit - 100
  9. Ginger D. Lawton - 97
  10. . Jo 10. Gill - 75


Also finshed 7th by improving orphaned profiles in DD Challenge Orphaned Profiles VIII

Team captain of Anywherers

See details at The Anywherers

Pat (Fuller) Credit participated with Anywherers during the 2016 Source-a-Thon, adding 80 sources to profiles.

Source-A-Thon 2016: Anywherers
Pat (Fuller) Credit participated with Anywherers during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 101 sources to profiles.

Source-A-Thon 2017: Anywherers

Spring Clean-A-Thon Participant

Pat (Fuller) Credit participated with Team 811 during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 71 suggestions.

Team 811 (cleaning uncleaned merged profiles)

Pat (Fuller) Credit participated with Anywherers I during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 319 suggestions.

Clean-a-Thon 2018: Anywherers

Team totals I 1080 and II 1385 totaling 2465 and personally 319 was 4 times more than last year's 71.

Collaborative Profile of the Week

29 Aug 2016: The Apollo 1 Team: Virgil I "Gus" Grissom, Edward H White II, and Roger B. Chaffee My contributions to Roger Chafee
An experience to Remember or Don't jump to any conclusions!

Biography Builders

2016 Contributions during:

Missed Opportunities:
People born in 1700's May/Jun 2017
People born in the 1800's (June 2016)
Fountain Pen
Pat has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
4 in July - "J" Given Names
5 in August - "A" surnames
1 in September - Grandparents Sept 2016
  • 10 Total

Just enough to complete milestone #1.

Fountain Pen
Pat has written and improved fifty profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
23 in Oct/Nov - Source_A-Thon & ON
24 in Nov/Dec - Thanksgiving
  • 47 Total
  • 57 Total-to-date

Milestone #2 completed with 7 extra towards the next milestone.

Fountain Pen
Pat has written and improved one hundred profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
15 in Dec16/Jan17 - Born in December
15 in Jan/Feb 2017 - Frozen February
0 Women who've made a mark in history
4 Mar/Apr 2017 - Spring Cleaning
9 Apr/May 2017 - Mothers
  • 43 Total
  • 100 Total-to -date

Milestone #3 completed: Get out the confetti and lets Party! Just for the Fun of it:

12 May/June 2017 - People born in the 1700s
3 Jun/July 2017 - Jun/July 2017 Fathers
  • 15 Total
  • 115 Total-to -date
1+ July/Aug 2017 Great Great Grandparents Jul/Aug 2017
  • 1 Total
  • 116 Total-to -date

Project: Database Errors

Most weeks I try to check my tree and watchlist and make as many corrections as time allows (no badge)

Project: Unknowns

Plan to start on this soon.

More details on Pat's Contributions to the Profile Improvement Project [1]

Project: Categorization

Research Notes

NOT YET Genealogically Defined OR Genealogically Defined

Space:Fuller-5853 G2 Melvin F Fuller To-Do List


  1. Personal knowledge added by Pat Credit at 14:20, 12 October 2015.


Fuller-5853 was created through the GEDCOM import on on Nov 4, 2015 and Pat Credit restructured its source documentation during Nov, 2015 with source added Jul, 2016.

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Dear Pat,

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 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,

You have placed me in the level that fits me best. I am content to focus mostly on my watchlist and make an effort to improve them using project standards as a guide.

As for fast track reviews, I would suggest two of my favorite profiles which seem more finished than any others. (Not sure if any profile could ever be finished though: 1. My grandfather, Clyde Thomas Fuller (1890-1957) as there were more news articles about him then I could ever use here. 2. I am the great grand niece of Clara Ann Elizabeth (Fuller) Herr (abt.1854-abt.1935) whose biography was a joy to write. Hope to start improving profiles of her husbands and their families sooner rather than later.

Health issues keep me from WT far too much. My husband has more pressing chores which keeps my computer issues from reaching the top of his to-do list. Therefore I'm not able to participate in either the GoogleGroup or Discord channel.

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Thanks for getting back to us, Pat. I'll indicate that you are going to stay with Bio Team Leve 1 and I'll add you to the list for Voyage Fast Tracking. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi, are you still monitoring the Jerry’s list profiles? I was going to work on one, I’m not sure what that notice means. Can I go ahead? There’s not many sources. Thank you, Ellen Gustafson.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
Earlier this month, I started out to edit all the profiles on my watchlist for minor formatting and making sure each profile had an acknowledgement section as it aides my research. Since Jerry's list is about 1/3 of my watchlist and has special concerns regarding his notes, I wanted to save them for last. I have checked about 1/4 of the profiles on my watchlist and will be starting on Jerry's list within the week. You are welcome to work on any profiles from Jerry's list. Please add a comment on the profile you are updating. Most of Jerry's Notes have been put on Cox Family History Preserved which is a work in progress. One of my goals is to add a category to all the profiles on his list regarding the status of any notes, if any, on those profiles. Category: Cox-5399 jcoxffGED contains details.
posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Hi Pat,

I saw your note about limited access and just want to make sure you are aware of this discussion.

posted by Robin Lee
Robin, Thank you.

I've been ill and not on WikiTree much. Not sure how soon I'll be back regular. Trying to catch up a bit from my activity feed. Thank you and all the project members for updating Biden's relatives. Sorry I wasn't able to pitch in. Should Mary (Elkins) Biden (abt.1801-1863) be part of the Project? Her husband, William Biden (abt.1789-1849), is.


posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Hi Pat,

Normally the project only manages 4 generations of ancestors, in this case, because of the issues around "which William Biden", we are actually managing the 5th generation. As there does not seem to be a question about his wife, we decided that the project could forego management of her profile.


posted by Robin Lee
Thanks so much for all the work on Joe Biden's family, are you related?
Been off WikiTree for a few weeks due to illness. Seems that WikiTree access requests were already handled for the Biden family. I'm not related to the Bidens. I manage family members of other politicians on both sides of the aisle.
posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Hi, Pat

The Ambassadors project has been reorganizing and is looking for those who have a membership at a genealogical society, to help in spreading the word about WikiTree.

We're working on ways to improve how WikiTree connects and interacts with genealogical and local history societies. This is the kind of thing we want to do:

  • Liaise with societies: set up your local society with a free-space page and some WikiTree materials as part of a package.
  • Use social media to promote what societies are offering on WikiTree.
  • Encourage bloggers to blog about societies and the resources available to them on WikiTree.

Are you interested in participating in some way? Do you have some ideas to share?

Azure Rae ~ co-Leader of Ambassadors Project

posted by Azure Robinson
Azure, Thank you for sharing. I wish you the best in this new venture. However, I only belong to one Genealogical Society, NEHGS, which provides me access to their online database. Currently my time availability is decreasing due to family health issues which makes it difficult to work on all the areas I want to improve here on WikiTree. I have access to Find-A-Grave and can add info/links to some memorials. Would there be any categories or stickers to add to WikiTree profiles whenever WikiTree info/links are added to memorials? I could add my grandfather's profile first. There's a lot of information available and would want a sticker for his profile highlighting the entry on FindAGrave memorial.
posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Hi Pat,

So sorry to hear of your family's health issues. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. Thanks for responding.

There is a FindAGrave template {{FindAGrave|123456}}. 123456 is a dummy number, just replace it with the memorial id.

Let me know if you need further assistance.

Azure Rae

posted by Azure Robinson

I use the FindAGrave template all the time. Still have to update profiles I did before I started using the template.

I added a subheader under "Research Notes" named, "Ambassadors Project: Link Builders Team". Starting process to join project. I wanted to know if there was a Project sticker I could add within that subheader to highlight linking profile on FindAGrave memorial. Let me know what you think.

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Hi Pat, I’m not sure if you’re seeing my replies to your comments on the Ammidown profiles. There appear to be some errors or inconsistencies in the transcriptions of the Rehoboth records (and possibly the originals). It’s important to look at all the evidence. Henry Amidown is named asa a grandson of Samuel Perry, Mehitable’s father. Henry is also named as the oldest son of Philip Ammidown his will.
posted by M Cole
If I am not on the trusted list for those profiles then I wouldn't know to look given that I didn't see the e-mails sent. I do mention above that I'm having e-mail issues and it's not the best way to contact me. It's just as important for you to "to look at all the evidence." I've sent trusted list requests for Phillip Amidown and Henry Amidon. It will be easier for me to research once they are approved. Not sure how to find the original birth record.

My Family Activity Feed is my main source of information as long as I can't get emails on my computer.

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
edited by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Pat, I'm sorry you're having trouble with emails. You might want to mention that on comments you add to profiles, as you should be notified when people respond there. People won't necessarily know that they have to go to your profile.

I did start a g2g discussion regarding Henry here:

Maybe if you add Amidon or Perry to your tags you can at least get updates in your Genealogy Feed? (Amidon isn't very active so it shouldn't clutter things up).

posted by M Cole
edited by M Cole
Thank you for the assist with my Stingfellow and Sorrels name study pages! :-) Elisa
posted by Elisa Mayfield
Thank you, Just trying to help out those who may have missed the request on g2g.
posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Having migraines again.

WikiTree time will be sporadic

Be patient. I'll address any issues as soon as possible.

Will be monitoring my family activity feed. Please comment from profile needing attention. PM (Private message) if issues are for more than one profile. Thank you.

{{Blue|Computer conversion working slower than I thought it would. Limited access to email.

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
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