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Jonathan W. Gilbreath
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I had made a post about my main source for my information. I have also several other sources. They are the Bibles that belonged to my Great-Grandmothers, and they have information in the records section which I have used.
posted by Jonathan Gilbreath
Notes on Powell Family Tree and Allied Families by Ernest Wayne Powell

The book I use as my main source was self-published in 2002 and mailed to various relatives in 2002 also. The author, my great-uncle, compiled his research by going through many records in libraries, court houses, archives, historical societies, cemeteries and by gleaning information from relatives who had compiled much information on their families. One of his major sources was his aunt Mattie (Powell) Hall (Hall-17097), who was the last living member of her generation of the family. It took Uncle Ernest more than three years to compile the information, and was greatly helped by his family. With this book being self-published, it is unlikely to be found in any bookstores or in any Ancestry.com database. What I have seen through other sources while compiling the family tree here on Wikitree has proven to me that his sources were correct. It may take me quiet a while, but I hope to use his book to compile the family tree compiled herein on Wikitree, and hopefully be of help to others from the same tree who are searching for their roots.

posted by Jonathan Gilbreath
edited by Jonathan Gilbreath
Hello. I do not know much about my family tree, but I have compiled the tree linked to my profile based on the research of other family members of mine and on the memories shared by family also. If you are a descendant and/or moderator of a person whose profile matches a profile you have created, please do let me know. The profiles I created are based on the information given to me by other family members, as I stated above. I do not often find matches to the information I present, and therefore create a profile myself. Sometimes I do find a perfect match, and am unsure about contacting the moderators of the matches. If there is a match, one of the reasons I do not contact the moderators is that I do not know how or why they do not know about the information that I have provided in my profiles. For example, there are ancestors of mine who have had other spouses and children than those listed by my relatives whose research I have used to compile my profiles. The matches to the profiles I create often have nearly the same information, but do not list certain bits of information that are included in my profiles for the same people. This could be due to not talking about their family. It could also be due to not talking to their family. One of my great-grandmothers was practically disowned someone because she "married beneath her". That is, she was from a well-to-do family and her husband was a poor farmer. Therefore, some relatives of hers might not know she even existed. Since then, her relatives have contacted some of her children and grandchildren. As stated above, I do not contact the moderators of the matches because I am unsure if I should. Another reason I do not contact the moderators of the matches is that if there was a rift in the family for some reason, they might not want to hear from any descendants of the person(s) blamed for the rift. Again, please do contact me if there is a match between my profiles and yours. Then, if/when possible, we can work on merging the two.
posted by Jonathan Gilbreath
edited by Jonathan Gilbreath
Hi Jonathan,

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 or more which best fit your research focus. Review the project pages for special guidelines and to learn how to collaborate with the project members.

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.

Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi

You need to have at least one source for each profile you create, so I would look at your source to see if it gives you any clues. Birth and death dates can be marked as estimated/uncertain, before this date or after this date. For example, if all you have is a birth record for a Joe Smith stating he was born in 1800 and his father is listed as John Smith, you know your John Smith was born before 1800. If all you have is a name with no other information, you might want to post in the G2G forum to see if anyone else is working on that person and is able to provide you with more information.

Mickey - Wikitree Greeter

posted by Michele Bazley
Hi Jonathan

Perhaps you have noticed at the top of your pages on wikitree, your surname followed by a number. This is your profile id. To fix the problem with your brother showing as your half-brother, you will need the profile id's of the two profiles for your mother. Then working from the profile you want to keep, you are going to scroll down to the bottom of the screen on the profile you want to keep. At the bottom left, look for pending merges. Under this category, click on the link for initiate a merge. On this next screen, you will enter the profile id of the other profile for your mother. For reason for the merge, you would put that they are duplicates for the same person. As you created both profiles, you should be able to approve the merge on each of the profiles.

Mickey - Wikitree Greeter

posted by Michele Bazley
Hi Jonathan,

This is a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far?

Have the tips in the New Member How-Tos been helpful? Most of us still have some questions after reviewing them.

I'm here to help with issues and questions about how WikiTree works. Click my name to send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page.

Debi ~ WikiGreeter

PS Tags are clickable links to a page of other people who have that tag and links to resources. To get the best results, add separate tags for each surname and spelling variation of interest. You can have up to 20 total.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Dear Mrs. Hoag:

Thank you for your email. I am indeed enjoying WikiTree. Things are going very well. I have not had much time for research as of late and am getting back to filling in my family tree. I have not yet seen the New Member How-Tos page, but I look forward to checking it out as soon as is possible. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sincerely, Jonathan Gilbreath

posted by Jonathan Gilbreath
Hi Jonathan

I am sorry you can't have 2 emails associated with your account, as your email serves as your login. However, you can change the email: To change your e-mail address, click to the edit page of your profile and replace the e-mail address in the E-Mail Address field. See and then save your changes. (Do not save your profile with an empty E-Mail Address field. See Close Account instead.)

Note that you will need to click the save button twice because the first time a pop-up will ask you to confirm the change.

Also note that your e-mail address is your WikiTree login. The next time you come to the site you will need to use your new e-mail address.

Mickey - Wikitree Greeter

posted by Michele Bazley
Congrats on being confirmed as a full member!

I'm a volunteer greeter, here to answer your questions about WikiTree. Our New Member How-To pages can help you get started adding profiles or just learning your way around.

Welcome to the community! Mickey - WikiTree Greeter

P.S. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

posted by Michele Bazley
Welcome!

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree. To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Mickey ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

posted by Michele Bazley

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