“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 As a teen I was given some unpublished papers by a Hunt cousin.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, GEDmatch DL7585218
Mags, I sent you a private message on 5 April. As of today I have had no response from you and no action has been taken by the individual in question.
I am concerned that perhaps you are on extended leave and that I should take this situation to another leader. If you could just respond to let me know that you have received my message and that you will ensure appropriate action is taken in due course you will set my mind at ease.
I did not realize that. I'll open us up more. Someone took my entire tree and posted it as it was at that time on MyHeritage and My Heritage wants to charge me for the 6000 plus people that someone put on that site. My info and that of other family members
The Clean-a-thon facilitator just contacted me about our team. She says you've not yet registered for the Clean-a-thon. We really are looking forward to having you on Team 811. Would you take a minute to register in the current G2G registration post. Thanks!
Ellen Smith suggested you as a source for early Loyalists in Canada. I've got an interesting situation in the Land Petitions that I'm trying to sort out - Jacob Dingman The Elder sent his son John to get his (Jacob's) deed, and upon finding a typo in the records, John got the deed made out in his own name, went home and kicked his father out! (it took a while, but I think Jacob eventually got his farm back) I've transcribed all the petitions for all the Jacob's and John's, trying to figure out which one is who's son, and whether they are in my direct line or cousins of some sort. Where would the best place be for me to lay out all my research and find someone who might be familiar with these characters?
Eek -- the message below is from me, not from WikiTree-8. I had logged in as WikiTree-8 in order to add myself to the Trusted List for a "Public" free-space page managed by the project, and I failed to log out and log back in as me.
The records to support the three children's LNAB are all on the profile for their father Van_Alstine-83, and also for their mother. I think I copied them onto one or two of the children's profiles, too.
Published family histories are absolutely unreliable for names of New Netherland people. Authors consistently select a standard name for the family, and give everyone that name. As a result, their books may tell a valid historical account, but the names in the book won't match the records -- and the people may not even be recognizable in the records.
I haven't had the bandwidth to do more than think about creating stickers for the NNS project, but I've been using "Needs Sticker" maintenance categories for profiles that should get stickers when they've been created. The sticker category relevant to Van Alstine-83 is Category: New Netherland Descendant Needs Sticker. I put it on his profile.
He was baptized at Coxsackie, New York, so it's likely he was born there, not at Kinderhook as the profile data section claims.
Three of his children were born in Kinderhook, where their last names were recorded as Van Aelsteyn. I haven't edited their LNABs, but I think they need to be edited. Their profiles also could go in the "Descendant Needs Sticker" category.
Hey Mags, last week I sent you a direct message about the Nova Scotia project, and a possible Newfoundland Project. There's also a discussion going on, on G2G. I was wondering if I could talk to you, briefly, about some things.
Mags is 20 degrees from Charles Darwin, 19 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 19 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor and 24 degrees from Gilly Wood on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.