Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
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Kate (Gardner) Schmidt

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Signed 31 Dec 2017 | 86,268 contributions | 2,530 thank-yous | 2,045 connections
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Kate K. Schmidt formerly Gardner aka Christ
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1970s - unknown)] and [private sister (1970s - unknown)]
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Biography

Kate (Gardner) Schmidt competed with the Popular Poplars in the 2023 WikiGames.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.
Descendant
US Black Heritage PATH Graduate
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt is a graduate of the USBH Heritage Exchange Track on the PATH.
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Kate (Gardner) Schmidt is an Outer Rim Ranger.

I started working on my family tree in the 1990's and have never stopped working on it. My ancestors are a mishmash - Mayflower passengers, slaveholders, a dozen or so Filles du Roi, a family who fled from Scotland after a scandal, a free man of color who fought with Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion, survivors of the Deerfield Massacre, and lots and lots and lots of farmers.

These days, I'm far more interested in other people's branches. Almost all of my time is spent working for WikiTree's US Black Heritage Project; I'm a Project Coordinator of the USBH Notables project, and a USBH PATH Guide.

When I'm not puzzling over genealogy, I'm working with my husband to restore our 250-year-old house to its pre-Constitution-era glory. Oh, and, working on the genealogy of the Scots-Irish family who first "owned" the property we now live on.

DNA

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Gerri Louise Gallagher and her second cousin Kate Gardner Schmidt. Their MRCA is their 2nd great grandmother Pamela Jane Weathers. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.3, based on sharing 156.9 cM across 4 segments.

Legacy Notice

When I shuffle off this mortal coil, I would like all of the profiles that are of direct ancestors and their descendants to be entrusted to the care of the WikiTree Team and/or my husband Nathan Schmidt, and/or my cousin Ginny Winslett, if she wants any of the Weathers-related profiles. Any non-family profiles with a privacy level of OPEN can be orphaned.

USBH Connecting Challenge
Kate has participated in the USBH Connecting Challenge.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with Roses during the 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added 310 connections.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon, and added 123 connections.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 4239 suggestions.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with Nor'Easters during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 151 previously unsourced profiles.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with Bama Bushwhackers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 289 previously unsourced profiles.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Kate reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the May 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Kate or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Kate:

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Thank you for participating in the January 2024 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 6202 profiles. We’re reaching toward a new goal of 400,000 profiles in 2024.

All first-time participants in 2024 can add the 2024 participant sticker to their profile. Connecting Challenge Stickers

100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 215 new profiles during the January 2024 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Thank you for participating in the December 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 6214 profiles. We created a total of 46,036 profiles for the year. We met our 2023 goal of 250k profiles and finished out the year with 168,195!

You can see your personal 2023 total and your all time 2021-2023 total on the 2023 tab here: our tracking spreadsheet.

You created 4,525 profiles during the 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge! Your support of the USBH Project is greatly appreciated.

2023 4th place
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt was the 4th top contributor for the 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Thank you for participating in the November 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2273 profiles. Our new total is 261,602!
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 136 new profiles during the November 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Thank you for participating in the October 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3315 profiles.
50 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 90 new profiles during the October 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Interesting project.

A new USBH notable for you.

While updating some profiles today, I happened to see a Name I recognized from another hobby, old tools and woodworking, I checked wikitree and he was not here, but he is now. Ceasor Chelor or Chelor-1 and I am happy he is first in the family name.

posted by Alan Bostick
Thank you for joining in the fun this month and helping Team Roses source 2993 profiles! There was a lot of great clean up that happened too including merges and last names and relationships corrected. We hope you can join us for the Connect-A-Thon January 19-22, 2024.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with Team Roses during the 2023 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 154 previously unsourced profiles.
Thank you for participating in the September 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2322 profiles. Our new total is 242,774!
50 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 64 new profiles during the September 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Man, I wish we could keep track of how many I stickered! :)
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Christy would have to tell you that. LOL. thanks for all the stickers! They're just as important as those brand new profiles.
Thank you for participating in the August 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2917 profiles. Our new total is 234,419!
300 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 314 new profiles during the August 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Thank you for participating with Team Roses for the July Connect A Thon. Together we created 3323 new profiles. We rock!

Believe it or not the Source A Thon is just around the corner. Look for sign ups to happen in a couple of weeks.

Emma

Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with Team Roses during the July 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added 408 connections.
Thank you Kate, I would be delighted if your group would take over the Sturrup bio. I know its not necessary but I'll remove myself as manager in the hope that your group will upgrade it.

Also, although I am pretty "white" my family is rooted in the Bahamas and I take interest in the accomplishments of Bahamians, there are many for a small country. I start bios for notable Bahamians regardless of race. I have several other bios that may be of interest to you. Can you please pm me with you email address so I can go through bios I manage and suggest a few to you?

Thank you for participating in the July 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 4445 profiles. Our new total is 226,808!
500 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 512 new profiles during the July 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Thank you for participating in the June 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 4320 profiles. Our new total is 220,137!
500 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 620 new profiles during the June 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
We're going to crush our goal!
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Thank you for participating in the May 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 4667 profiles. Our new total is 211,475!
300 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 303 new profiles during the May 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
I believe Mandy Patinkin is properly connected now through his Aunt Lillian's husband's cousin's wife, Blanche Cora Clabaugh (1911-1992).
posted by M. Hebert
edited by M. Hebert
That looks solid! Thank you so much!
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Hi Kate,

I didn't know how to reach you, but I noticed you are working with USBH Notables, I think Helen Elsie Austin fits into this categroy. https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Austin-15847&errcode=saved. I hope she can be added. Also, my husband's family claims John Howland as an ancestor, if he is the one who fell off the boat. Bev Enslow (Felty-296)

posted by Beverly (Felty) Enslow
Thanks, Bev! I will add her to our list. And yes, John Howland is the guy who fell off the Mayflower. :) Say hi to my cousin, your husband!
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Thank you for participating in the April 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 5952 profiles. Our new total is 201,351. 250k here we come!
500 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 762 new profiles during the April 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.


Emma

Kate, thank you for joining in the fun with Team Roses during the April Connect-A-Thon and helping us create 3,911 profiles together. I know the challenge helped push USBH Project over 200k profiles this month! Look for dates for the July Connect-A-Thon coming soon.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with Team Roses during the April 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added 310 connections.
It's time for the One Place Studies Project Check-In!

We've put together a survey for you to fill out to check in with you, it will only take a moment as there are only a few questions. Filling out the survey lets us know you are still interested in coordinating your study and provides an opportunity for you to share any suggestions you may have for the project.

If you have decided to step away from your study, please reply to this comment to that effect.

posted by Azure Robinson
edited by Azure Robinson
Thank you for participating in the March 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3452 profiles. Our new total is 191,151.
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 203 new profiles during the March 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Thank you for participating in the February 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 5295 profiles. Our new total is 184,311. Congrats on taking first place! All that amazing hard work you did during the Challenge added up.
Winner's trophy
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt won the February 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
500 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 875 new profiles during the February 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Hello Kate,

Thanks again for signing up to RAWK five fellow WikiTreers in the month of March.

Here is your RAWKERs sticker code. To display this on your profile, just add curly brackets at each end:

Community Event |image=WikiTree_Event_Images-1.png |text=was a RAWKER |event=We Will RAWK You Event

If you're on Discord, please do join us on the We Will RAWK You channel using this link:

https://discord.gg/fQ2Z3mFw

If you're not yet on Discord, this Help page should get you going:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Discord

Looking forward to researching with you!

Kathy

posted by Kathy (Urbach) Nava
Thank you for participating in the January 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 6960 profiles. It was one of our biggest months of all time! Our new total is 174,667.

All first-time participants in 2023 can add the participant sticker to their profile. Connecting Challenge Stickers

500 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 629 new profiles during the January 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Kate,

A very late thank you for participating with Team Roses during the January Connect-A-Thon. Together we added 4320 new profiles! That’s amazing! Look for information about an April Connect-A-Thon.

Emma

Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with Team Roses during the January 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added 204 connections.
Thanks, Emma! We live to connect!
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Thank you for your many contributions in the 2022 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us reach 161,603 profiles! We’re going for 250,000 profiles in 2023!

You can see your 2022 total and your all time 2021-2022 total on our tracking spreadsheet.

Congratulations on being the 5th top contributor in 2022!

2022 5th place
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt was the 5th top contributor for the 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 208 new profiles during the December 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Fifth! That's not too shabby!!
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Wow! Great work, Kate!! &*(%$
posted by Donna (Stephens) Harris
edited by Donna (Stephens) Harris
You and Katie were neck and neck!
Thank you for joining the November USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 4748 new profiles! Our new total is 153,062. We’re going for 250,000 profiles next!
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 106 new profiles during the November 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Thank you for joining the October USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3419 new profiles! Our new total is 147,729. We have less than 2300 to our 2022 goal! Wow!
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 182 new profiles during the October 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Thank you for joining the September USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2978 new profiles! Our new total is 140,351. We have less than 10,000 to our 2022 goal!
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 198 new profiles during the September 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Thank you for joining the USBH Weekend Sprint—adding birth locations. In 3 days we added 1792 locations! We also made many other valuable improvements to profiles. Together we cleared 19% of the profiles needing love!
Thank you for joining the August USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2400 new profiles! Our new total is 131,074. We have less than 19,000 to our 2022 goal!
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 241 new profiles during the August 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Thank you Kate for being my tutor on the Path! You're the best & I'm so grateful. xox Charles Raleigh NC
posted by Charles Uzzell
It's my pleasure! You are great to work with. Welcome to the team!
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Thank you for considering me for the path, but I have to decline. I am sick and trying to finish a free space and my goal of making profiles for my slave holders and the incarcerated persons affiliated with them that are in my family tree. I have about 20 slave holders left and I don't know how many slaves left. Hopefully I can finish this mission of mine and can accept your project. All the best to you and those who volunteer.
Thank you for joining the June USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create almost 6000 new profiles! Our new total is 126903. We have less than 24,000 to our 2022 goal!
300 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 302 new profiles during the August 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Hi Kate, I looked at your GED import profile Lila B. (Dominick) Lowe (1877-1920) It looks great. The only thing I would suggest is adding the = Acknowledgements = section and preserving where the information first came from.
Thanks, except I didn't actually create that GEDCOM. It was part of a cleanup. :)
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Sorry, I miss understood! I've been importing family groups & cleaning 0them up. So that was what was in my head. I thank you for your work.
Hello Kate. My name is Jakki and I would appreciate any help you can give me with my tree. I am very new to Wikitree and I have to be honest, I have not really gotten the concept of how this site works!! So, I am a project in the making!! I did send a message that I would be interested in the US Black Heritage Project. Please, let me know if you can be of help to me and if I can be of help to the Black Heritage Project. Oh! and by the way, I am a Gardner!!! An African American Gardner!! My Gardner roots are in Carter County, Tennessee!!!
Hi, Jakki! I'll be happy to help out! Welcome to WikiTree!
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Congratulations on be selected the member of the week! Awesome interview. Keep up the outstanding work you are doing. You are a joy to have on the team! Did you know we have 22 degrees of separation?
posted by Denise (Harden) Jarrett
edited by Denise (Harden) Jarrett
Thanks, Denise! It's an honor and a true delight to be able to work with you!
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Hi cousin Kate!

Kate and Marsha are 12th cousins once removed

Kate (Gardner) Schmidt and Marsha (Cramer) Baker are both descendants of Emlyn (Weeks) Mitchell (abt.1550-1628).

posted by Marsha (Cramer) Baker
Kate, You are my 6th cousin, once removed.  :) Jill
posted by Jill (Matter) Cohen
Jill - I just discovered you are my 6th cousin once removed, and Kate is my 7th cousin once removed. Those Quebec ancestors were very productive! - Kathy
posted by K Mcginnis
Hey there, cousin! Gotta love those Quebecois!
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Richard Tempest is your 19th grandparent and he's my 16th grandparent.

Pretty new to this but I find it very interesting.

posted by Kim (Henkell) Carroll
It's super easy to get hooked! :)
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Kate, thanks for your hard work during the June connecting challenge!
300 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 463 new profiles during the June 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Thanks for adding Willie Pickett to the project. Please add any corrections etc! A very talented guy!
posted by Scott Lee
Thanks for adding USHB to the Trusted List! Could you also make us co-manager?
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Thank you for placing a category on Betts-4341 but shouldn't it show on the profile?
Thanks, learn something new about WikiTree every day. Have only been on for 5 years.

Is there a sticker to identify slave owners?

posted by Claudia (Collette) Scarbrough
edited by Claudia (Collette) Scarbrough
Kate, Thank you for joining the May USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3182 new profiles. Our new total is 107, 702. We have less than 43000 to our 2022 goal!
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 265 new profiles during the May 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Thanks for your hard work creating new profiles for the USBH challenge!
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 249 new profiles during the April 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Kate, Thank you for joining the March USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3153 new profiles. Our new total is over 97,000. We’re so close to 100,000!
100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 175 new profiles during the March 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Thank you for joining the February USBH Connecting Challenge, Kate, and helping us create 3116 new profiles.

We’ve started the March challenge here: March Connecting Challenge.

100 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 100 new profiles during the February 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Okay, I added the project as manager. I had the wrong email.
Added African-American project to the trusted list for Clarence Ahart Brooks but can't figure out how to add the project as manager.
Just add us to the trusted list by going to the privacy tab on the profile and putting in this e-mail address for us: [email address removed] (be sure not to have any spaces before the address when you copy it in the box). Then after clicking the Add button, click on “add as manager” for that project.
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt
Kate,

Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in January! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thank you for joining the January USBH Connecting Challenge, Kate, and helping us create 8294 new profiles. Our new total is 82166

All first-time participants can add the participant sticker to their profile. Connecting Challenge Stickers

We’ve started the February challenge here: February Connecting Challenge.

500 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 500 new profiles during the January 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
edited by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Kate, Thank you for consistently adding profiles all year long and creating a total of 3344 profiles. You were the 5th top contributor for 2021!
2021 5th place
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt was the 5th top contributor for the 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
500 Profiles
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt created 741 new profiles during the December 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Emma

Holy cats! That's amazing! Thank you for all you do.
posted by Kate (Gardner) Schmidt

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