If my life had a story line, it would be My Lopsided Tree ...
Update: my tree is not longer lopsided. Thanks to DNA and Gary Elder.
I had started searching for my mother and grandmother's people about 15 years ago and got nowhere. It seems that my maternal line consists of rogues, renegades, and runaways! They dodged every census, went through men like a deck of cards, and never allowed a photo of themselves.
Jo Gill is a Nevadan.
Jo Gill has Welsh ancestors.
Jo Gill participated with Nor'easters Team during the 2023 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 000 previously unsourced profiles.
Jo Gill participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 10 previously unsourced profiles.
Jo Gill participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 8 previously unsourced profiles.
Jo Gill participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon, and added 261 connections.
Jo Gill participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 154 suggestions.
Jo Gill participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 212 previously unsourced profiles.
Jo Gill participated with Nor'Easters during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and added 124 connections.
Jo Gill participated with Nor'Easters during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 81 suggestions.
Jo Gill is participating with Nor'Easters during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 384 suggestions.
My paternal line is well documented by the Mormon Church. The Gill-Morrison line came from the Welsh coal mines to Zion (Utah); they went from hewers of coal to pioneers, farmers, newspaper men, and respected members of the church and society.
I'm grateful for my new life as my working life fades behind me. I now have hours of alone time to spend on WikiTree.
I live in Hawthorne, Nevada, but I was born in a small mining town (how redundant is that). Ruth is a Kennecott copper town not far from Ely, Nevada, on Highway 50 - The Loneliest Road in America. I have a personal weather station, a round house, dogs, cats, and chickens.
I moved home to Nevada in 2017. Bought a lot and put up a Deltec kit house - 10 sides, 500 square feet, deck and hot tub. Hawthorne is in a big valley at 4,234 elev. with mountains all around. Mt. Grant (11,285) is my west view.
Some days I check the time and realize that I have not changed out of my PJs, fed the pets, or watered the potted plants. But I found my great-great-grand aunt's birth date - and it only took six hours!
Adding LNAB Drinkwater from the first Drinkwater found in Colonial America—one Thomas Drinkwater. Thomas married Elizabeth Haskell, daughter of John Haskell, a Mayflower pilgrim. Progress—I'm up to the 9th generation ...
I have my birth certificate and my mother's birth and death certificate.
My WikiTree Directive
To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private and public profiles I'm presently managing to be transferred to community members on my trusted list or to the Leadership Team to be farmed out to any interested party or parties.
Only the Trusted List can access the following:
Jo's formal name
full middle name (M.)
private siblings' names
For access to Jo Gill's full information you must be on Jo's Trusted List. Please login.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Jo or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
AncestryDNA Maternal Lineage (discontinued) +
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H5c, FTDNA kit #329898
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Jo: