“They have been at a great feast of languages and stolen the scraps.” - William Shakespeare. My favorite quote, ever. If I were a color I would be cobalt blue. In tense situations I try to diffuse the tenseness with humor (sometimes this approach works, sometimes not). When it rains I feel calm and restive. When it snows I am an ecstatic child expecting a snow day (living in Canada I am ecstatic often). I am happiest when I am doing something, anything, outdoors. People in my family have had names like Goolie and Nimrod (the last one handed down for generations). I thrive when I am helpful to others. I thrive when I am problem solving. I am a Carolinian at my core and I am deeply rooted in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains where I grew-up. If you cut me I would bleed the sound of bluegrass music.
As a Child, my mother, grandmothers, and grandfather would often tell me about my family. Who we were, where we came from and how our family came to be. As a teen I was given some unpublished papers by a Hunt cousin. I scanned them, as teens do, but I kept them. Years later I went back to them and entered the information into Family Tree Maker. Soon after I started my hunt, pardon the pun, in earnest for the rest of my family.
Over the next few years I spent time researching and looking and finding and not finding - you know how it goes. I found I was constantly one step behind another researcher working on one branch of our family. I left notes for him, I emailed him, I did everything short of going to his doorstep to get him to "share" or to point me toward this or that. Not a word. Not a single word did I hear from this researcher...UNTIL he published a book. Oh I got an email from him then, wanting me to purchase his book and I did.
I am all about open source. The Laptop I am currently working on is Linux. When I look for information on line I am accustomed to finding exactly what I want only to find it will cost me money. I have to pay money to see information about myself. There is just something wrong about that. I stumbled upon WikiTree by accident and I fell in love. With the concept, with the openness of the people, the ease of it (once you get in up to your ankles) and the depth of it. WikiTree is liberating and confirms my faith in one simple thing; Genealogy belongs to us, the descendants.
Mags & Dick Eastman, Blueberry Pie, Mags and David Allen Lambert, Mags, Peter Roberts, Mags and Michael Lee Stills, Mags and Eowyn Langholf, Mags & AJ Jacobs, Mags and Curtis Rogers
↑ Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of M. Gaulden GEDmatch F340555, Sandy Sharp GEDmatch a759497 and Larry Milton Peterson GEDmatch F34276 sharing a 26.7 cM segment on chromosome 9 from 103,348,186 to 123,946,544.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3,585.6 cM Family Finder match between Mags Gaulden and her father Earle Gaulden
First-hand information. Entered by M Gaulden at registration.
Hunt Papers unpublished, , . Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
Personal papers and notes of Eunice L. Hunt, Family Biographical Information, unpublished. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
Personal Papers and Notes of Frances T. Gaulden, Family Biographical Information and letter to Dave Templeton, August 22, 1976. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
Conversations with Eunice L. Hunt and Thomas C. Hunt Gaulden-7
Conversations with Frances T. Gaulden - M. Gaulden Gaulden-7
Descendants of James Dillard and Sarah Barnard Dillard of Rabun County, Georgia, John M. Dillard November 15, 2009 Revised through August 20, 2012.
Four Brothers in Oconee County by John M. Dillard, Dillard Annual, Vol. , Dillard Family Association.
The Gaulden, Gauldin, Gaulding, Family History -- A Seven Hundred Year Study, Volume One, By Dr. Charles H. Gaulden, Self Published, April, 1999.
Templeton Family History, L. B. Templeton, Jr., Self Published, 1953. Personal Copies in the files of M. Gaulden.
September 8, 2014
In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up having to be deleted. While I fully intend to be around to manage all my profiles for the next 50 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my family members or to any of the other wonderful WikiTreers who have collaborated with me. My own personal profile will be left to Eowyn and Julie to tend and weed and... (I plan to haunt the WikiTree servers once my body has left it's earthly bonds).
Mags Gaulden's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Mags or other
carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1b1-T16362C, Mitosearch BQ7XH, FTDNA kit #340555
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Mags:
Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T387473, FTDNA kit #340555 +
Autosomal DNA Test
Old Persian/Iran names were titles only with no last name. Someone suggested to follow example of Native American names (title) for profile entry. Can you let me know how you are handling this issue. Currently I am entering "None" for last name and it has raised complaints. Regards
Thanks so much Mags for pushing on this Indigenous and hallowed (by me) for their values. For 14 years I had many contacts with the artists of the cultures of the American Indians of the Southwest. Bravo for doing this work!
And thanks too for your comments on pay for facts genealogy sites. I intensely agree. I paid and paid, and I now try very hard to not pay.
Mags, if you work on Michigan Anishnawbes let me know and I will be glad to help in any I can. I am not descended from any but related to a number of them, My database is over 40,000 on Michigan Anishnawbe (some of which spill over into Wisconsin, Ontario, Kansas and Oklahoma). Example - https://www.facebook.com/groups/CPNGen/1638882552823285/
Please do Mags. Have at em! They are my step-father's on my biological mother's side in NC. (I have a family worthy of a soap opera), so with everything else that's going on they are sorely neglected and were probably made when I was still making loads of mistakes. Will be fun to see what you do with them. My step-father has done the auDNA so at some point I'll get that one there which might help your friend. The McQueens are on his mother's side and Eliza Skipper is his gx2 grandmother.
Thanks for all your work during the Source-a-thon. I don't know you you guys did it! I'm so proud of this this community :-)
I'm interested in the over all Native American Project. I don't see the Mohwak or Mohican Tribe listed anywhere though. I would love to research my paternal great grandmother(s) who were Mohawk and married the Dutch Settlers in the 1600's (my gr. grandfather(s) are Vedders, Harmanus Vedder) in the Schenectady, NY area. There is a lot of info when you Google: Mohawk Women married to Dutch Men, but I haven't found info on the Mohawk women, specifically. Do you have any advice? Thank you! Suzanne Kohler -555
I can find no evidence to support Jonathan Osborne and Gretta Hollman as the parents of Caleb Osborne, and the profile says that. The only support online seems to be online family trees, which reference other unsourced family trees. It was suggested in 2015 that these parents be removed. I don't know whether that happened and they were re-attached, but they should probably be removed now, as there is no support for them. Also, there is no support for his place of birth, so it should also be removed.
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