Todd Gilbert
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Todd Gilbert
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and DNA confirmed
Brother of [half]
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Todd Gilbert was born in New Brunswick, Canada.

Todd Gilbert, son of Marian (Lawrence) Gilbert and adopted Dad, Don Gilbert, was born in New Brunswick, Canada.



During the fall of 98', on a trip back home to New Brunswick, I noticed a large faded envelope on my grandparent's kitchen table. When I asked my Nan about it, she told me it was our family history, which her cousin, Ancil Colburne, had worked on through the 60s and 70s prior to his demise. She had recently found it and thought it might be of interest to me.

Todd is a genealogist.

From then until now, I've been on a genealogical journey. Along the way, I continue to enjoy meeting far flung relatives, collaborating with genealogists around the globe, seeing family elders smile at previously unknown family connections, experiencing the odd triumphant research breakthrough, and accepting a few brick walls that challenged Ancil in his day may outlast my research efforts too.

Rather than wonder who might continue our family research when I can no longer do so, I'm consolidating my few decades of genealogical effort on this freely-shared, well-sourced, collaborative WikiTree project for the generations ahead. [1]

Ancestors and Notable Kin on WikiTree

Here's my confirmed ancestors out 8 generations, plus some notable kin for a little fun too.

Parents 1 of 1 1 1 of 1 1
GP 2 of 2 2 2 of 2 1
1G GP 4 of 4 4 4 of 4 2
2G GP 8 of 8 8 8 of 8 4
3G GP 15 of 16 9 12 of 16 2
4G GP 19 of 32 7 12 of 32 5
5G GP 17 of 64 6 11 of 64 1
6G GP 17 of 128 0 7 of 128 0

Research Interests

After nearly 25 years of family research, my genealogy interests continue to expand.
Regions of my current research focus are as shown below.
New Brunswick + Nova Scotia + Prince Edward Island (1772-present)
Western Highlands (Medieval-present)
Dumfries & Galloway (1600s-present)
SW Counties (Medieval-present)
London + SE Counties (1600s-present)
Glamorgan + Monmouthshire + Pembrokeshire (Medieval-present)
Londonderry (1700s)
Prussia / Vorpommern, Germany (Medieval-present)
New Amsterdam / New York (1600s-present)
Massachusetts + Maine + Michigan (1800s-present)


Here are the genealogy projects I'm presently involved in.

WikiTree Projects

Wales Project
Todd Gilbert participated with Welsh Dragons during the April 2022 Connect-a-Thon.
Leader: Managed Profiles Team
Leader: Wales Data Doctor Team
Member: Glamorgan Team
England Project
Leader: Somerset Team
Member: England Data Doctor Team
Member: England Quakers Team
Canada Project
Member: New Brunswick Team
Medieval Project
Member: England+Wales Team

Non WT Projects

Providing Assistance for New Brunswick, Canada Research

I have an ever-expanding personal library of New Brunswick history books and reference material, as well as, an extensive understanding of the regional geography, area surnames, and over 20 years of providing guidance to online/offline genealogy resources for researching New Brunswick. If you require assistance with your genealogy research in New Brunswick, send me a brief private message with your query and I'll assist as my time permits.
NOTE: I no longer live in New Brunswick, so am only able to accept requests for digital assistance; nothing "on the ground" anymore.

WikiTree Advance Directive

In the event of my untimely death, incapacitation, or other event, which permanently prevents my continued contributions to WikiTree, I leave the following instructions for WikiTree Admin.

  1. For all private profiles under my management, add Keely (Skidmore) Brower as profile manager, even if she is not presently on its trusted list.
  2. For all other post-1500 direct ancestor profiles under my management, add Keely (Skidmore) Brower as profile manager, even if she is not presently on its trusted list.
  3. For all WikiTree projects, which I am a team member, please notify the team leaders of my inability to continue and my immense sense of accomplishment gained from being a member of each team.

Thank you to the WikiTree Admin Team for their ongoing efforts in this worthwhile endeavour of a single, fully-sourced, global tree freely available to everyone.


  1. Direct recollections of Todd Gilbert
  2. DNA * Mother/son relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between son, Todd Gilbert GEDmatch YU2615646, and mother, Marian (Lawrence) Gilbert GEDmatch LQ2672271. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1, based on sharing 3556.3 cM across 50 half-match segments.
  3. DNA * Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Todd Gilbert + PG. Their most-recent common ancestors are Sen. Hon. James Hamilton Ross and Barbara Elizabeth (McKay) Ross, 2nd great grandparents of Todd Gilbert and 1st great grandparents of his cousin. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd cousin 1x removed based on 103 cM across 7 segments.

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Thanks Todd for updating John Buxton's birthplace.
posted by Stephen Clark
Hi Todd,

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We have achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members. Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future? Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Mike Christmas, England Project Leader

posted by Michael Christmas
Hi Michael,

I'm around WT near daily on various projects... Team co-leader for Somerset County... team member of Data Doctors (England), Medieval Project (England), Quaker Project (England). Team leader for Data Doctors (Wales)... team member of Managed Profiles (Wales), Medieval Project (Wales), Glamorgan County. Team member of Canada (Atlantic Provinces). I'm quite content with my current England project teams.

In my opinion, England Project is running quite well and is what many other fledgling country projects seem to model themselves after, and for good reason. I have no major input to add, other than for the project to keep doing what it's doing.

Many thanks to you and the entire England leadership team for your daily efforts to make WT such a great project.

Take care. Todd

posted by Todd Gilbert
Appreciate the feedback Todd and thank you for your words of encouragement

Best Wishes Mike

posted by Michael Christmas
Hi Todd,

Thank you so much for all your contributions to WikiTree in the last six months, and especially to the Wales Project. It’s been wonderful to have you as part of the team as we work together to increase the quality and quantity of Welsh Profiles.

I have you down as being Team Leader for Data Doctors and Team Member for Glamorgan. Is this right? How are things going? Do you have any questions? What can we do to support you? Would you like to change any of your teams? Do you want to continue in the Wales Project moving forwards?

It's wonderful to finally see you on Discord!

I look forward to hearing back from you with all the above.

Thanks once again,

Olivia, Project Coordinator for Wales :-)

posted by Anonymous (MacLeod) Anonymous
edited by Anonymous (MacLeod) Anonymous
Hi Olivia,

I'll be part of the Wales Project forever, as I'm a Stradling descendant. Whenever COVID decides to be kinder to the human race, my wife and I are hoping to travel over there as we had a UK trip planned for last summer by had to cancel, of course. A few relatives and I are focused on sorting out all the cadet branches in Wales, Gloucestershire and Somerset, and I've given a little focus to the Strattligen, Switzerland connection, where the family came to England/Wales from too. We have a lot of mapped out but it's timely for proper profile entries, as we all know. One profile at a time thought, we're getting there.

As for Wales Teams... yes to Glamorgan member. The Wales DD Lead is only about 24hrs old so the page isn't even updated yet. I'm just waiting to hear back from Stuart before making any adjustments. I'm Team Co-Lead for Somerset and member of Quakers, New Brunswick, and Medieval teams, plus Data Doctors and haven't retired yet, so the Mrs. is telling me my little plate is full for now.  :)

Take care. Todd

posted by Todd Gilbert
Hi Todd,

Thanks for your enthusiasm. It's infectious! I laughed at your full plate. I can so relate. I can't wait to see what you do in DD. Give me a shout if you need any help with it all.

Olivia :-)

Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge! Please make sure you add pre-1500 as one of your followed tags. Also, you may be interested in our Medieval Project. Thanks for all that you do to improve WikiTree.
posted by Robin Lee
Sincerest THANK YOU for this pre-1500 certification. My next stop will indeed be the Medieval Project. I’m so looking forward to working on improving the older Stradling profiles, their cadet branches, and more.

Take care. Todd

posted by Todd Gilbert
Welcome to the Wales Project.

Please advise specific interests in you have in the Wales Project. We are looking for people willing to work on the project teams. Links to the teams and their descriptions are on the Wales Project page.

Contact any of the Project Coordinators for more information on the project and the teams.

We look forward to working with you.

Stuart Awbrey PIT Project Coordinator

posted by Stuart Awbrey
Hello Todd

Thank you for adding your DNA to WikiTree. The Getting the Best from DNA page will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions or problems, let me know.

Take care,

Mindy ~ WikiTree Volunteer Greeter

posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Todd

Happy New Year, I am just checking in with you about your Data Doctor work. You have been doing quite a lot of work on a variety of suggestions. I hope you are having fun fixing these suggestions. Appreciate the work you are doing and thank you for starting your comments Data Doctor it makes it to review. Do please let me know if you need any guidence with any of the work.

All the best for the New Year


Data Doctor General/Special Projects Co-ordinator

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Happy New Year, Janet.

Appreciate you checking in. All is going well on this end. I joined the Data Doctors as I was already cleaning up suggestions for some time for all the profiles I'm PM for, as well as, the Somerset and New Brunswick team profiles too. I've started posting monthly regional data stats on the New Brunswick team page, similar to what Ian Speed maintains on Somerset team page, as a motivator for ongoing maintenance of Suggestions, Unsourced, and Unconnected profiles for New Brunswick. I see several on the NB team routinely pitching in and we're making considerable headway now, one suggestion at a time. I'm personally focusing on coding suggestions for now, as a rapid means of dropping our percentage of suggestions per profile total, but will shift to the more time-consuming items once we get coding numbers a bit lower. The hope is that others in our regions of focus will also learn from the Data Doctor postings and start performing their own adjustments and I've seen some evidence of that now lately, which is very encouraging. I'll definitely touch base, if I get into any suggestions that give me pause.

Take care and please do stay safe. Todd

posted by Todd Gilbert
Hi, Todd

The Ambassadors project has been reorganizing and is looking for those who have a membership at a genealogical society, to help in spreading the word about WikiTree.

We're working on ways to improve how WikiTree connects and interacts with genealogical and local history societies. This is the kind of thing we want to do:

  • Liaise with societies: set up your local society with a free-space page and some WikiTree materials as part of a package.
  • Use social media to promote what societies are offering on WikiTree.
  • Encourage bloggers to blog about societies and the resources available to them on WikiTree.

Are you interested in participating in some way? Do you have some ideas to share?

Azure Rae ~ co-Leader of Ambassadors Project

posted by Azure Robinson
Hi Azure,

I'll raise the WikiTree project with the New Brunswick Genealogy Society IT Team to see what their thoughts are toward it and will let you know. Next time I update my NB GenLinks site, I'll put some prominent WikiTree links out front too.

Regarding helping more directly with the Ambassador project though, I'm just getting into the England SW Counties Team, so need to take some time to get settled in there before branching out into other areas.

Take care. Todd Gilbert

posted by Todd Gilbert
Thanks for responding, Todd!

We look forward to hearing what you find out and hope to have you join us in the future as your time allows!

Azure Rae

posted by Azure Robinson