Mel (Gilbert) Lambert

Mel (Gilbert) Lambert

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Mel Lambert formerly Gilbert
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Profile last modified | Created 18 Nov 2015
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Wiki Genealogist Source-a-Thon 2018 Participant Leader Emeritus April 2018 Club 1,000 Pre-1500 Saturday Shamrock Ranger Mentor Southern Colonies Project Member Military and War Project Member US History Project Member DNA Project Member Big Heart Generous Genealogist -  Green Star Generous Genealogist - Red Star Generous Genealogist - Blue Star Community Star Family Star Super Star Spring Clean-a-Thon 2018
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Categories: Military and War Project Member | St. Albans, West Virginia | Kanawha County, West Virginia | Marshall County, Alabama | Talladega County, Alabama | U5b2b2 mtDNA Haplogroup | 52 Ancestors - Gilbert-5219 | Gilbert-5219 | 52 Ancestors - 2018 Week 8 'Heirloom'.


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Mel Gilbert is the eldest daughter of Floyd Gilbert and Janice Samples. She has lived in West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, New York, Alaska and for 3 years in Germany.

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Looking for DNA links to the two Samples lineages Robert A Samples and Alexander Samples

Mel (Gilbert) Lambert is participating with Virginia Spring Cleaners during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 1,555 suggestions.
Mel was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!


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  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 783.7 cM match between J. Samples GEDMatch ID M065598 and her first cousin Mel Lambert GEDmatch G851301.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Total of 12 matching segments > 7 cM = 410.1 cM with an estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.6 Between her paternal first cousin once removed Anonymous Gilbert II and Mel (Gilbert) Lambert
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Louise (Gilbert) Myers and Mel (Gilbert) Lambert , second cousins. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins based on sharing 357 centimorgans shared across 13 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between P Rhodes and Mel (Gilbert) Lambert , second cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3nd Cousins based on sharing 146 centimorgans shared across 6 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.

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Any info on Thomas S Atkinson

Born 1716 in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, USA and his descendants

Looking for information on Silas Innard Boggs and his first wife Rachel James.
Starting to find my way and enjoy the challenge of locating that little bit of info to tie a family together
Hoping to use DNA to find a way around the many brick walls in my family tree. Still new to DNA but willing to learn more about how to use it here on WikiTree.

Any help would be appreciated.

Any info on Mahala (Pyles) Ellis (abt. 1842 - 1926) and William Ellis
Looking for information on Rachel James the first wife of Silas Boggs
Looking for McTheny or Matheny from West Virginia / Virginia area
Willing to help others learn their way around our wonderful Tree.
Willing to help research
Enjoy the hunt for information .
Working on family in early Virginia. Also have family from early South/North Carolina
Stewart, Sterrett -- Charlotte Jo (Sterrett) Ellis (abt. 1815 - 1891) Died May 8, 1891 in Braxton, West Virginia. Daughter of John Stewart and Elizabeth (Unknown) Stewart
Looking for others of this Haplogroup U5b2b2
West Virginia is a special interest. Also have family ties in Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, North & South Carolina
Working hand in hand with the mother state of West Virginia.
Any info on the family of Elisa Monroe Welborn and his son Martin Welborn would be appreciated
My roots are in West Virginia. I am willing to help others find sources for their family via online searches.

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On 3 Oct 2018 at 05:25 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks so much for joining Team Virginia for the Source-a-Thon! Hope you had fun, and thank you for participating. It was great to "see" you again :D

Hope to see you again in the Spring for the Clean-a-Thon!

Cheers, Liz

On 29 Sep 2018 at 00:33 GMT Bill Vincent Ph.D. wrote:

Mel, thanks for letting me know about the prize. I never win anything, so I don't bother to check. I get a shirt!! LOL

On 26 Sep 2018 at 18:44 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks for joining Team Virginia for the 2018 Source-a-Thon. The team page is here & the Team's G2G Chat is here.

Your badge number is 455.png

To add your badge to your profile using the Source-a-Thon sticker, you'll need to upload it to your profile page - see the instructions at

Cheers, Liz

On 25 Jun 2018 at 18:03 GMT Robin Lee wrote:


Please add Pre-1500 as one of your followed tags so that you can help out with Pre-1500 issues that arise.

On 19 Jun 2018 at 13:35 GMT Stanley Elswick wrote:

I connected William M. Elswick (my ancestor) as son of Bradley and Katherine. This fits with the "Establish children via Census Records" section in the profile. Can I ask how you established the identity of all of those names in the 1810-1840 Census records? Thanks.

On 1 May 2018 at 14:38 GMT Shelby Marcum wrote:

Mel - thank you for your concern about John Gilbert - We were given a photograph and "history" of John Bige Gilbert which I attached to his file today.

We also have done some research in the John J. Dickey diary that has mixed dates but general for that time. If all the reports are true and the headstone is accurate, this man lived to be a VERY ripe age.

Shelby M

On 24 Apr 2018 at 05:03 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Mel - you are a superb cheerleader and wonderful co-Captain.

Thank you SO MUCH for your encouraging words throughout the Clean-a-Thon & your own efforts (1,555!!!). You made it fun & successful for Team Virginia. We wouldn't have made it to #6 without you - much less held on to that position in the final hours! So happy that you, Mindy, Andrea, & Sandy all made the "1000+ Club" :D

Cheers, Liz

On 24 Apr 2018 at 04:32 GMT David Douglass wrote:


Thank you for helping Liz head up the team. Maybe when the next one comes around I will have time to do more than I did this time.

Job well done. We made a great effort considering the size of some of the competing teams.

David D

On 11 Apr 2018 at 00:31 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register. Here is the G2G page to go to register: Plus you can add your name, plus your Wikitree ID plus your email on the free space page and go to the privacy tab and click on the trusted list to be added to it and leave your email under where they have the managers listed and I will make your a profile manager of the free space page.

Thank you very much from the Team Tennessee Volunteers fearless leader Linda Barnett of Barnett-3517. Here is the corrected link to go to register. Also follow this instruction here:The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am.

Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!

On 30 Mar 2018 at 13:39 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge!

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