Don Giddens

Don Giddens

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Don L. Giddens
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private brother (1930s - unknown)], , [private brother (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 3 Dec 2014 | Don's 1830 contributions | 48 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 28 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 21 Jul 2019
22:26: Pat (Fuller) Credit posted a message on the page for Don Giddens. [Thank Pat for this]
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The biography for Donald Louis Giddens is empty. What can you add? Saved by grace, kept by faith. Baptist preacher with two degrees- C.S. and L.S. (Chief sinner, least saint). Notoriously called Don the Baptist.


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  • Autosomal DNA , AncestryDNA , DLG cf BRN, BRN is Shared DNA: 3,477 cM across 66 segments. My daughter shares DNA with my parents, grandparents, upline many lines and many generations. 12/18/18

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On 21 Jul 2019 at 22:26 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:


The DNA information you posted on Henry H Martin and Henry Martin is causing errors on my Suggestions report: 2 - 313 Missing mothers DNA confirmation 1 - 213 Missing fathers DNA confirmation.

Here are your edits: AND

I do not understand how to fix these suggestions

Please fix them:

On 8 Mar 2019 at 14:37 GMT Heather Cooper wrote:

Hi Don, I think we're cousins! My 6th great-grandparents are Job Smith & Hannah Barney - through David Smith, etc..down to my grandmother who was Elsie Lorene Smith. (b. 1920) There are several Hannah profiles - but yours was the only one correct. Thank you for the hard work!

On 18 Feb 2019 at 20:41 GMT Kenneth Shelton wrote:


Good to hear we're cousins. You might want to check your name against this list of all the Magna Carta Sureties and The Illustrious Men. You might be suprised.

On 13 Feb 2019 at 22:33 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Hi Don,

Fun to see we're cousins. In the future, it's best not to post those connections on the shared ancestors (I actually do not follow Edward Fenn's account) but send via private message as private information can be inadvertently shared :-)

Happy to "meet" you; happy WikiTreeing!


On 8 Jan 2019 at 17:36 GMT Robin Lee wrote:


Please make sure to read through the WikiTree guidelines on DNA confirmations.

On 19 Aug 2018 at 11:40 GMT Butch Smith wrote:

Hi Donald,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or special event. Read the goals and tasks of the project and join if it is a good fit.

Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Butch ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 22 Apr 2015 at 16:57 GMT Patricia Roche wrote:

Hello Donald,

Thank you for volunteering to help grow our World Wide Family Tree. You are now a member of the WikiTree Community. Please note we are trying to build one Collaborative Tree which means one profile per person. It is important to ensure no duplicates are entered as you add any Profiles to WikiTree - if you have pre-1700's ancestors to add please read our Pre-1700 profiles info.

If you need any help getting started check out the help section from the menu, top left, or head over to the Help section or head over to the G2G forum and take a minute to introduce yourself in the Tree House, you might also want to check out the introductory WikiTree video that a member created.

Our Mentor Team are a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to help you with specific problems if you have any.

Good luck growing your branches – enjoy the journey, Patt

On 22 Apr 2015 at 16:53 GMT Don Giddens wrote:

My contribution is a result of twenty years of personal research in libraries, family sites, forums, online and by correspondence with many contributions of many generous researchers, so I pass it on. I linked many of my families together by locations, name, and time frames I call Giddens' wild guesses.

On 28 Nov 2014 at 23:23 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:

Hi Donald,

Welcome to WikiTree! We're growing a FREE worldwide family tree, striving for ONE collaborative profile per person.

To start:

  1. Our Honor Code is a very important part of why our community is such a friendly place to grow your family tree so please take time to read it.
  2. See How to use WikiTree for how it all works.
  3. Our G2G forum is the place to ask questions.
  4. If English is not your first language we have WikiTree Language Volunteers.

Click the volunteer button if you want to help grow our tree and leave a comment on your profile about how you can contribute.

Have Fun!


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