Michelle (Gerard) Hartley

Michelle (Gerard) Hartley

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Michelle Hartley formerly Gerard
Born 1970s.
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Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (unknown - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private sister (unknown - unknown)] [half], [half], [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1980s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)] and [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 14 Mar 2013 | Last significant change: 12 Jan 2019
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Categories: MtDNA Haplogroup U4 | National Defense Service Medal | Navy Achievement Medal | En | Cs-2 | Fr-3 | La-2.

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Member since October 2011
Michelle (Gerard) Hartley is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy
Michelle was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
RootsTech Attendee: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
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Michelle (Gerard) Hartley was adopted.
Adopted Father: Mike Gerard
Adopted Mother: Deanna Harmon
Agency: Private
Date: 1971
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Biological Father: Mike Paul
Biological Mother: Donnetta Yancy

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About Me

I've been a member of WikiTree since Oct 2011. I grew up in Southern Indiana. I was adopted at birth and am passionate about helping adoptees find their biological families via DNA. Several years ago I found out that I have 3 sisters and a brother. My brother and I are very much alike even though we grew up in completely different households. My siblings via my biological father are redheads. Our grandparents and great grandparents were also redheads. Belong to FTDNA's redhead project.

I've spent my entire adult life around the military. I'm a Navy Veteran and married a career Army soldier. My family has spent very little time in one place. Between the two of us we've moved at least 15 times. Not including deployments.

I have always been interested in technology, especially programming. I'm a Full-Stack Developer and Designer. Currently working on a genealogy startup.

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Genealogical Interests

Presently working to expand biographical information and documentation of ancestors in several family lines, notably of Czech, Dutch, English, Scottish, Irish heritage.

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Michelle Hartley's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Michelle or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Michelle (Gerard) Hartley: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup U4, FTDNA kit #B24121
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On 19 Dec 2018 at 14:57 GMT Sharon (Hardman) West wrote:


Maybe a connection to this Daniel Smith and Nancy Spain. Yesterday found James Smith-5897 in Winshaw's book on page 419 who got a certificate to Cherry Grove, Ind with his wife and family from Cane Creek. His parents are James Smith and Hannah Allen. She is daughter of John II and Rachel Stout Allen. See their profiles and sources for more info on her family.

On 12 Dec 2018 at 22:12 GMT Martha Garrett wrote:

Hi there, There are two Thomas's, two Rebecca's and two Savannahs. They would not have named their children like this.

On 11 Dec 2018 at 04:34 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Michelle, thanks! I suspect there are multiple versions of unsourced trees uploaded relating to that family, which have been detached and are rattling around in England. So its definitely worth taking it slowly now to make sure we don't miss appropriate merges. Thanks. Gillian

On 11 Sep 2018 at 22:50 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

No, not anymore.

On 11 Sep 2018 at 19:29 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

Definitely not. It's sad that that's what's on that site now.

On 11 Sep 2018 at 16:05 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

Thank you!!!

On 11 Jul 2018 at 09:44 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Michelle,

You were the leader who Project Protected Leonard Stump back before management by a specific project was required. Reading through the bio and changes log, I can't determine which project, other than US History, might be appropriate. Can you offer any insight?



On 15 Mar 2018 at 16:47 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Michelle, Please follow up by adding a parent to the Czech Silesia category. It's now an uncategorized category and we regularly go through that list to add parent categories. If we don't know what to do with it, we contact the member who set it up in the first place. If content is removed by the person who set it up, the intent appears to be to delete the category. If you have no parent category and don't want this deleted, perhaps you could note this in the category info box, something like: This category is part of the Czech Project (or whatever the name is). Please contact< Member Name> for information.

That would help us both from any further accidental deletions. Thanks, Natalie

On 15 Mar 2018 at 15:43 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:


I can't remember why I marked the Czech Silesia category for deletion. It may have been empty and unlinked (no top category) at the time, so I thought it was no longer used. A lot of work on clearing retired and misnamed categories occurred a few weeks ago, so it may have been lumped with them if it was orphaned. I must have thought it was being replaced with a Cezch-language entry. I have no objection to having the deletion mark removed. Indeed, it is your call. Thanks!

On 15 Mar 2018 at 14:27 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Michelle, about the Category: Czech Silesia, the category appears to have been cleared of content on 25 Jan 2016 by you. Isabelle Rassinot marked it for deletion on 11 Feb 2018.

You can view the category history here:https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Category:Czech_Silesia&action=history

I have looked further and the date in Feb in which it was marked for deletion was a time when the project people were working on clearing "wanted" categories. So, if you do not wish to remove this category, please inform me of a parent category and I will add it to Category: Czech Silesia. Thanks!

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