Veronica (Gilbert) Newsom
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Veronica (Gilbert) Newsom

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Veronica J. Newsom formerly Gilbert
Born 1980s.
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Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and
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Daughters of the American Revolution
Veronica (Gilbert) Newsom is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Veronica (Gilbert) Newsom is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Edward Fuller.
Veronica (Gilbert) Newsom is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Samuel Fuller.
Veronica (Gilbert) Newsom is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger William Bradford.
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Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.

Veronica “Vee” Jade Gilbert Newsom was born in Santa Barbara, California on 9 July 1981[1] and lived throughout the Los Angeles, Arcata, San Francisco, Ventura and Hollywood/West Hollywood areas in California state. [2][3][4][5]

Vee first attended Humboldt State University in Sep 1999, majoring in Anthropology. They met their husband, Kristoffer Newsom, on the first day of Physical Anthropology class at HSU. It would be almost 20 years later that they married in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Veronica graduated from University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Anthropology in June 2004. Vee attended graduate school at Antioch University Los Angeles beginning in Jan 2007, graduating with an Master’s of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, with Marriage Family Child Counseling Specialization, on 27 Sept 2008. From 2009-2012, Vee attended 3 years of a Ph.D. Psychology doctoral program at Saybrook University in San Francisco, California, but did not complete that program.

Veronica obtained Marriage and Family Therapist (CA LMFT88229) state licensure in West Hollywood, California on 6 August 2015.

Veronica married Kristoffer Samuel Newsom on 4 May 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They moved from Los Angeles, California to Spokane, Washington in May 2019. They share custody of Kristoffer’s son.

Veronica obtained Marriage and Family Therapist state licensure in Washington on 13 October 2020 (WA LF60945794). Vee is a recognized Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage Family Therapists.

Veronica was admitted to the NSDAR on 5 Oct 2021 and sworn in to the DAR Jonas Babcock Chapter in Spokane, Washington on 16 Oct 2021.


EUROPE: 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 My most distant direct Ancestor is Bethóc MacAlpin of Scotland, my 28th-great-grandmother. Direct descendant of King David I (Dunkeld) of Scotland (my 28th great-grandfather) and Queen Maud (Huntingdon); Prince Henry Dunkeld (27th great-grandfather); King William Dunkeld (26th great-grandfather); Robert Brus de Brus (27th great-grandfather), Robert The Bruce (Brus) (26th great-grandfather); Sir Caelin Campbell (23rd great-grandfather); Sir Alan Stewart (19th great-grandfather). My Scottish royal ancestors belonged to the MacAlpin Clan, Campbell Clan, Stewart Clan and the House of Bruce, House of Argyll and House of Huntingdon.[6]

🇮🇲 Directly descended from King Olaf I the Dwarf (Óláfr Gudrødsen), Isle of Man, (my 27th great-grandfather).

🇭🇺 🇫🇷 Direct descendant of Bela III, King of Hungary Arpadhazi-4 from his marriage to Agnes de Châtillon Châtillon-17. Agnes was my 25th great-grandmother.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Direct descendant of Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor Robert Abell, and direct descendant of Magna Carta Surety Baron Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester (my 27th great-grandfather).[7]

👑 Living Royal Cousins: The current Queen of England, Elizabeth II, is my 12th cousin, twice removed. Her living sons are my 13th cousins, three times removed. The living Prince William and Prince Harry are my 14th cousins, 4 times removed.


The Mormon Trail: ✝️ Direct descendant of notable Mormon pioneers: David Candland from London, England: LDS priest of the Seventy and scribe for Joseph Smith and founder of Sanpete County, Utah[8]; Abraham Reister Wright, Sr. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Direct descendant of John Skeel I, my 8th-great-grandfather, through my paternal line. Project Skeels Name Study Co-Manager since Nov 2020.

British Colonial America Patriots: 1. Capt. Samuel Gilbert, Sr., US Army for Connecticut (Queen Anne’s War) 2. Maj. William Bradford, Jr., US Army for Massachusetts (King Phillip's War).

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ✝️ Puritan Great Migration (PGM):

Descendant of PGM migrant William Bradford, Jr.
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Judd, Sr.
Descendant of PGM migrant Jonathan Gilbert.
Descendant of PGM migrant John Belding I.
Descendant of PGM migrant Francis Andrews.
Descendant of PGM migrant William Tuttle.
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Munson.
Descendant of PGM migrant Roger Terrell.
Descendant of PGM migrant Abigail Terrill.
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Kimberly .
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Dibble.
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Harvey.
Descendant of PGM migrant William Stone Sr.

🇺🇸 American Revolution Patriots: 1. Capt. Abel Woodward, US Army (American Revolution): Vermont- my 6th-great-grandfather 2. Capt. John Gilbert, US Army: Connecticut (American Revolution)- my 5th-great-grandfather.

🇺🇸 Former US Presidents: 1. George Washington was my 9th cousin, 8 times removed. 2. John Adams was my 3rd cousin, 9 times removed. 3. Thomas Jefferson was my 6th cousin, 8 times removed. 4. John Quincy Adams was my 4th cousin, 8 times removed. 5. Abraham Lincoln was my 9th cousin, 5 times removed. 6. Harry S. Truman was my 12th cousin, once removed. 7. Gerald Ford was my 7th cousin, 3 times removed. 8. George H. W. Bush was my 10th cousin, once removed.

🇺🇸 Living US Presidents: 1. Pres. Barack Obama is my 11th cousin, twice removed, through his mother’s line. 2. Pres. George W. Bush is my 11th cousin, twice removed, through his father’s line.

🇺🇸 Famous Americans: 1. Seth Thomas, the celebrated American clock-maker of Thomaston, Connecticut, is my great-great-great-great-grandfather. 🕰

Research Notes

  • Not the same person as Veronica J. Gilbert born 20 Nov 1981 in Newport, Maine.
  • A Note on my married surname: "Newsom" was not my husband's original surname; it was "Nussbaum" of Germanic Jewish origin. It was changed by his great-grandfather, 2nd Lt. Hamilton Smith Nussbaum (Nussbaum-418), between 1915-1918. The first documented change to "Newsom" surname occurred when Hamilton S. Nussbaum enrolled with the US Army in 1918, to fight Germany in WWII. The reasons behind the name change aren't fully confirmed; it may have been to distance himself from his Germanic origin due to Nazism. The surname was notably not changed by his parents or siblings when they immigrated to the United States. The direct descendants of Hamilton S. Newsom aka Nussbaum are the only line using the surname Newsom instead of Nussbaum.


  1. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Veronica Jade Gilbert, 09 Jul 1981; citing Santa Barbara, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  2. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009", database, FamilySearch ( : 6 June 2020), Veronica Gilbert, 1995.
  3. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009", database, FamilySearch ( : 7 June 2020), Veronica J Gilbert, 2001.
  4. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009", database, FamilySearch ( : 12 August 2020), Veronica J Gilbert, 2008-2008.
  5. "United States Public Records, 1970-2009", database, FamilySearch ( : 8 April 2020), Veronica Jade Gilbert, 2007-2008.
  • U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010, "U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012"; School Name: Rio Mesa High School; Year: 1997.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 February 2021), Veronica Gilbert in entry for Megan Laurel Murphy Flynn, California, United States, 19 Nov 2010; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, ( : 2014); citing Folsom Telegraph, The, born-digital text.

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Thank you again my SHINING STAR Vee. You are tireless and unrelenting in our Skeels Project. I had no idea what a wonderful gift I was to receive when you joined us here. Thank you for your endless hours and all the effort in finding those of our past ancestors. You truly are a shining star and a gift. Our project is about to officially end with the new year. Two years is long enough, and I'd say we have successfully completed our task of documenting all in our Skeels Line. Well done YOU!

posted by Kirt Fetterling
Hi! Are you interested in participating in this year's Spring Clean-a-thon on April 23? We would appreciate all the help we can get even if you only have a moment to clear a few errors. If you are interested you can sign up on the following link, let them know you want to be on Team Nordic Noir, formerly Spic-n-Span Scandinavians:

Sure! “Nordic Noir” describes me really well actually, haha!
Hi Veronica. My apology, we are 11th cousins, once removed. I am related to you through your 11th great-grandmother and my 10th great-grandmother Susan (Wood) Mitchell.


posted by James Burt
I admit that I don’t know much about that particular line at all! Will have to learn more. Thank you!
Hello. We are 7th cousins, 6 times removed.
posted by James Burt
Hi James! I show that we are 11th cousins, once removed. Which ancestor do you have us related through? Happy Friday.
Hi Veronica,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up GEDCOM biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


PS If you have any GEDCOM cleanup to do, there is a new tool that can help. You can read more about it in the WikiTree AGC FAQ.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thanks, Debi! I am a co-manager of the Skeels Project and have adopted these to work on connecting and sourcing them to family members.
Hi! We are 9th cousins 1x removed!!
posted by Darlene Bissonnette
Hope to find a Skeels male who would contact someone about a new DNA test that in time could link John Skell to his father John Skeelle and Mother Agnis Bruce/Brise of England, as questioned by past Genealogists.

Sharon Skeels

posted by Sharon (Dewald) Skeels
edited by Sharon (Dewald) Skeels
Hi Veronica.... always good to meet a new relative. Hope you enjoy WikiTree, it's a great site.


Hello Veronika!

RE "Direct descendant of Bela III King of Hungary Arpadhazi-4 , my 27th great-grandfather" - you may or may not know about the recent DNA research results of King Bela III. achieved by the Minister Kasler led team of the Hungarian Root Research Institute working together with many international geneologists and archeogenetics. These results are important concerning the male line of the Turul dynasty - aka the House of Arpad.

RE DNA testing from shows that I have inherited 0.6% DNA from the Iberian peninsula area, evidence of this small amount of ancestry during the 12th-13th centuries. - With regard to this DNA testing I suppose the mediatized Croy Solre as well as the Crouy Chanel families may have significant Arpadian ancestry results in their males - in case they risk the tests.

As a historian I wish I had - what I do not have with my German ancestry living in Hungary - relational reasons for affecting them to do so. :)

Antal Leisen

PS: If you have any sources (documents) which would help detail this period history - please let me know.

posted by Antal Leisen
Thanks for the comment! I read somewhere that the Crouy-Chanel family is thought to be descended from Bela III’s brother, Geza. I do have a distant relationship there- I’m Geza’s 27th great-grand niece. I can’t prove a definitive Crouy-Chanel link, though! Maybe someday.
posted by Veronica (Gilbert) Newsom
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Veronika, WOW, this awesome what you have found!!! Love it. I was born in Hungary but now way found records way back to Arpad but you know we all are related but can't prove it.

Laszlo Les Josa

posted by Laszlo Josa
I meant to post this a wee while ago but have been caught up working on other Wikitree stuff.

Welcome to the Scotland project. I hope you get a great deal of pleasure collaborating with colleagues in this great project. If you have any questions or wish any advice either send me a private message or email me.

Hi again Veronica

Just checking in with you to see how it is going, I hope you found the   and links useful. We want to help you learn about the site and the community, so if or when you have questions, ask in our G2G forum  or click REPLY below this message, to ask me 

If you click your green tags it will show you member's who are also following that tag, you can have 20. Add green tags for family and other surnames. You can also add tags for locations or interests - explore the project link for these.  Tags link you to the community sourcing & research options, to add more tags (you can have 20) go to - You can find more information about tags here: 

Have a look and explore  to see which project might be helpful for your research

Janet ~ Wikitree Messenger 

PS. Please avoid the use of abbreviations as they can mean different things in different countries, always use the full words

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild