Michelle  (Gerard) Hartley

Michelle (Gerard) Hartley

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Michelle Hartley formerly Gerard
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
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
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Gerard-337 created 14 Mar 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 13 Oct 2017
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Categories: MtDNA Haplogroup U4.

Member since Oct 2011.
Michelle (Gerard) Hartley is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy from unknown to unknown.

Michelle was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

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


About Me

I grew up in Southern Indiana. I was adopted at birth and I help 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. I belong to the redhead DNA project on FTDNA.

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 computers. My father worked for IBM when computers were room size. I'm a Full-Stack Developer and Designer. I studied both angles. My new given nickname apparently is "Red Unicorn". School has left me very little time for genealogy. With two more months to go I can finally see the end of the tunnel. I'm currently working on a genealogy startup Vryliio. Details coming... Building your own company is quite the challenge but also very rewarding.

Recently my team won TechStars startup weekend so I'm excited to see how it grows.

Projects Created

Czech Roots project

Previous leader

New Netherland Settlers
Ranger - first ranger

DNA Info

Verified Matches

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Total of segments 1897 cM Family Finder match between Michelle Hartley and her 1/2 brother Chris Paul .
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Gerard-337 and Paul-1250, aunt. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: aunt based on sharing 1,837 cM across 47 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Gerard-337 and Paul-3991. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st cousin based on sharing 705 shared across 21 DNA segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Gerard-337 and Westfall-426. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 2nd cousin 312 centimorgans shared across 11 DNA segments.

P/M cMs segments Match Company Gedmatch ID Relationship
P 1897 Paul-1267 Ftdna #T728854 brother
P 1,837 47 Paul-1250 Ancestry dna aunt
P 705 24 Paul-3991 Ancestry dna
P 312 11 Westfall-426 Ancestry dna

K13 Oracle-4:
@ 6.634821

Eurogenes K13
North_Atlantic 45.82%
Baltic 25.93%
West_Med 12.71%
West_Asian 6.05%
East_Med 5.64%

One Name Studies

Bukáček Name Study

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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Family Names Researching
Adamson Adams Almon
Braden Creek Cavett
Doll Doell Franks
Endecott Endicott Gerard
Judith Jolly Jasques
Kane Kuykendall Marriott
McDonald Moutray Overton
Page Paul Pennington
Pollard Rodgers Rogers
Schauf Shasteen Shurig
Silverthorne Smith Tack
Turner Webb Westfall

Freespace Profiles

Salem Church


Black River Church Cemetery

Endicott Source



Cdr Joseph Judith

Aurthur Johnson

Czech Parish Maps

Czech Census

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DNA Tested
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, Mitosearch W2XWX, FTDNA kit #B24121
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On 30 Jun 2017 at 07:19 GMT Jaroslav Janda wrote:

Hi Michelle,

I added the Czech Roots template and removed the Czech roots category from all my Czech profiles (these profiles are in progress, in completed profiles were template previously).

On 29 Jun 2017 at 20:16 GMT Kelly Walker wrote:

On 29 Jun 2017 at 20:16 GMT Kelly Walker wrote:

Thank you so much for your well wishes...

I have been studying today this line and I'm not so sure about the Thomas....from what I have found so far it is pointing another direction and this Thomas may connect by that line. So let me study a few days and may have an answer and web site for you to see what you think as well. Oh, Killion had a german name originally and him and his wife changed their names to what they called Anglican names or I suppose English names? So his original name was what I have and later his name is recorded as Killion G Creek. I am adding as much info tonight as I can and your welcome to see where there is also online documentation of this information.

On 3 May 2017 at 01:33 GMT Diane (Dawson) Robinson wrote:

Hi Michelle. The correct father for Abraham Kuykendall is Abraham Westfall Kuykendall Sr, 1719-1812. His mother was Elizabeth Fidler 1728-1800. Please see the Records of the Dutch Reformed Church, or http://hendersonheritage.com/abraham-kuykendall/ for confirmation. :)

On 26 Mar 2017 at 07:20 GMT John Krizenesky wrote:

I admire your commitment with regard to projects, and I would like to thank you publicly for all of your assistance.

- John k

On 17 Jan 2017 at 20:40 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:

Thanks Michelle! No worries about time; it's really all coming together. :D

On 12 Oct 2016 at 20:50 GMT Michael Hruska wrote:

Hi Michelle,

That is my fault I wasn't clear. I was asking about Peter's passenger record because he was not in the 1900 Domazlice Census records. However, I found him listed as the godfather for his nephew in 1893 where he is listed as living in Praze/Prague (Smichove). This makes me think that he never came to the US unless it was just for a short visit. So there seems to be no major reason to look for him in the passenger lists anymore.

On 12 Oct 2016 at 15:01 GMT Michael Hruska wrote:

Hi Michelle, I just wanted to let you know that I discovered a note on the birth record of Peter's nephew, Jakub Kaufner, and he is listed in Praze in Smichove as 1893 so he may not be in the Passenger records after all. http://portafontium.cz/iipimage/30061371/domazlice-77_4021-n?x=-8&y=99&w=496&h=185

On 9 Oct 2016 at 18:53 GMT Michael Hruska wrote:

Hi Michelle, I believe that Peter would have made it sometime between 1887 and 1892 as that is when his brother's came into the US. It may have been as early as 1881 but I feel like it would have more likely been late 1880s. It might help to tell you it would either be the Port of Baltimore or the Port of New York (most likely) I also don't think he was married at the time.

That's all I can think of now but please ask me any other questions you need. Thank and good luck with school!

On 9 Oct 2016 at 17:37 GMT Michael Hruska wrote:

Hi Michelle, I hope you re doing well. I was wondering if you could look for Peter Hruska Hruska-103 in your copies of Leo Baca's Czech Passenger Record. Thank you and have a good day!

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