I started working on my family tree in the 1990's and have never stopped working on it. My ancestors are Mayflower passengers, a dozen or so Filles du Roi, a family who fled from Scotland after a scandal, slaveholders, survivors of the Deerfield Massacre, and lots and lots and lots of farmers.
These days, I'm more interested in other people's branches. Most of my time is spent working for WikiTree's US Black Heritage Project; I'm a team leader of both the USBH Notables project and the new US Black Heritage Family Builders project, which seeks to build (and connect!) trees from scratch for people who have recent Black ancestry. I am also a USBH Cemeteries Team member.
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.
When I shuffle off this immortal coil, I would like all of the profiles that are of direct ancestors and their descendants to be entrusted to the care the WikiTree Team and/or my husband Nathan Schmidt, and/or my cousin Ginny Winslett, if she wants any of the Weathers profiles. Any non-family profiles with a privacy level of OPEN can be orphaned. Any non-family profiles with a privacy level of PRIVATE to be entrusted to WikiTree volunteers to manage as appropriate.
If you are a direct-line Withers/Weathers descendant, please join our family DNA studies hosted under Gedmatch.com Ancestor Projects and see http://www.winslett.org/ui81.htm
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Kate is 18 degrees from Isaac Asimov, 25 degrees from David Attenborough, 20 degrees from Bill Bryson, 24 degrees from Richard Dawkins, 32 degrees from Bengt Feldreich, 35 degrees from Ruth Gates, 22 degrees from Stephen Hawking, 32 degrees from Julius Miller, 19 degrees from Bill Nye, 28 degrees from Magnus Pyke, 26 degrees from Carl Sagan and 20 degrees from David Randall on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.