Michelle  (Gerard) Hartley

Michelle (Gerard) Hartley

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Michelle Hartley formerly Gerard
Born 1970s.
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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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Michelle (Gerard) Hartley is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy
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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


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. 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 computers. I'm a Full-Stack Developer and Designer. I'm currently working on a genealogy startup Vryliio.

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Projects Created

Czech Roots project

Pages created as project leader. Info was moved to a freespace page and never added as a manager.

  • Czech Parish Maps
  • Helpful Websites and Links
  • Finding your ancestors village
  • Available Czech Records
  • Regions/Districts/Towns

    Previous leader

    New Netherland Settlers

    Github project profile

    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.

    possible DNA matches that wikitree shows as matches. Not a match

    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

    More Genealogy Tools

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    • private children's names (2)
    • spouse's name and marriage information
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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
    It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Michelle:

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    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!

    On 18 Jan 2018 at 15:44 GMT Martha Garrett wrote:


    Lawrence Gerrard Birth Date 1447 Birth Place Warwick, Warwick District, Warwickshire, England Death Date 1494 Death Place Sittingbourne, Swale Borough, Kent, England Has Bio? N Father Thomas Gerard Children John Gerrard URL http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=153450486&ref=acom

    On 28 Nov 2017 at 02:10 GMT Elaine (Salvador) Hooper wrote:


    You are amazing and have a formidable brain. Elaine Hooper (born Salvador)

    On 26 Oct 2017 at 16:13 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

    Hi Michelle,

    Hope you are well. Just dropped by to say thank you for your contributions to the community's shared tree. Every contribution is appreciated you are doing a wonderful job of support others. You obviously love what you do Thank you


    Member of the Wikitree Appreciation Team

    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. :)

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    Queen Elizabeth II Michelle is 18 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 17 degrees from Lance Martin, 32 degrees from Oscar Wilde and 22 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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