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Rebecca Givens

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Signed 20 Sep 2019 | 1,423 contributions | 22 thank-yous | 2,139 connections
Rebecca Givens aka Bickerstaff
Born 1950s.
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Sister of , , [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
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It's been years since I worked on genealogy. However, I got my first taste when my aunt wanted me to fill out an application for the Daughters of the Revolution. She had all the answers, but she wanted me to discover them for myself, and I did! Then college, graduate school, professional development and accreditation, then WORK got in the way. Now, with the passing of my parents, I have become "the elder". (oh my!!) With this new role, an unknown driving force is pushing me down this genealogy path to discover our roots and heritage ... so I can pass it on. Oh how I wished I had started sooner!

I am an energy magnet for animal rescues with no prejudice between canines and felines. I am also a poet, photographer and artist.

"We all carry, inside us, people who came before us." -- Liam Callanan


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  • ~0.78% X DNA ~3.12% Tim Westcott Find Relationship : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A879715 [compare] [compare x], Ancestry member Timothy_Westcott
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6th Cousin 2x through Patience Coleman
posted by Patricia (Long) Kent
Hi cousin!! Thank you for the edits and additions. What is Patience Coleman's ID number?
posted by Rebecca Givens
edited by Rebecca Givens
Oops - Sorry! Her profile is Elliott-1423
posted by Patricia (Long) Kent
Hello Rebecca,

Thanks for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Collaboration with Pre-1700 Project members is essential for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because those ancestors are usually shared by many descendants.

It looks like the Acadians Project would be a good fit based on your branch of WikiTree. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find other possibilities. Review the project page to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

Remember to cite reliable sources in pre-1700 profiles you manage, or edit. (See: Pre-1700 Reliable Sources).

Ginny ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

Thank you, Ginny. What triggered the pre-1700 self certification was my attempt to add two established WIkiTree profiles as father and mother. Is there anything I need to do in order to continue with the addition of this set of parents? Thank you --
posted by Rebecca Givens
Hi again Rebecca,

With the Pre-1700 certification, you can now add and work on profiles in the Pre-1700 category. If the two established profiles have profile managers, it would be good to contact them and tell them what you want to do and post your sources in the comment box so that they know you have valid sources for the relationship. If there is no profile manager, enter the source or sources in the biography of Source area and connect the profiles.

Thanks for asking and please ask if you have more questions.

Ginny~Pre-1700 Greeter

Hi R,

In response to your question about doing a merge, give me the duplicate profile ID number and I will propose the merge. You then OK it, and you'll be a manager of the merged profile. (Or you can do it yourself by initiating the merge at the bottom of either profile page. Just add in the duplicate profile ID there. Merge the larger number into the smaller number.)

posted by Stephanie Ward
Thanks for your note, R,

The WikiTree GEDCOMpare process is different from most website. Most websites load everything and then expect members to go back and do the necessary tweaks to conform names, dates, and places. Here at WikiTree, we make your data available for your use in the profile creation step, alleviating the need to type it all, but giving you a chance to make adjustments.

I find that working with a small GEDCOM works best for me as I feel like I've accomplished something when I get to the end. One of our mentors created a tutorial for the GEDCOMpare process that explains how to use it most efficiently.

Let me know if you have any questions after reviewing the tutorial.


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi R,

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

I see that you uploaded a GEDCOM. Do you have questions about the GEDCOMpare process?

Have the tips in the New Member How-Tos been helpful? The Louisiana Families Project's page may have helpful guidance as you go further back.

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 If you get a "Page Not Found" error when clicking WikiTree email links, you can often find a working version in the public comments on your profile.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi, Rebecca,

It's true that WikiTree has a fairly steep learning curve but there are always members willing to help.

If you have specific issues, you can ask me or you can post a question in our G2G forum.

Deb ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Thanks for signing the Honor Code, R!

I hope you discover as much about your family as I have about mine over the last several years.

Check out the How-To for some quick tips on working with both the Wiki pages and our other members. There is some great information in those pages.

If you have questions about how WikiTree works, let me know and I will find answers. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Deb ~ WikiTree Greeter

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

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Welcome to the Wiki Family. You are cordial also invited to participate in the Bailey one name study by simply applying the
This profile is part of the Bailey Name Study.
label to your family profiles if you wish. My concentration has been the Pennsylvania Bailey's but it certainly can be expanded geographically. I hope you enjoy being part of the Wiki Family tree as much as I have been LWB
posted by Lawrence Bailey

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.

Ludwig ~ 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 Ludwig Kraayenbrink

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