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Brian Gix

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Brian Gix
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Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Brother of [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half]
Father of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)] and [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 10 Mar 2017 | Brian's 3234 contributions | 102 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 1 Jan 2020 | Created 10 Mar 2017
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Wiki Genealogist December 2018 Club 100 Pre-1700 September 2018 Club 100 July 2018 Club 100 June 2018 Club 100 May 2018 Club 100 Community Star January 2018 Club 100 August 2017 Club 100 June 2017 Club 100 May 2017 Club 100 April 2017 Club 100 Family Star March 2017 Club 100 Generous Genealogist - Red Star Honor Code Signatory Volunteer DNA Tested GEDCOM Equipped
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Mission Statement

  • I am an Atheist. I don't have faith in many things, but I do have beliefs.
  • I believe a persons genealogy, cannot be exclusively owned. Ultimately we are all part of one human family tree, and a person cannot own a Great-Great-Grandparent to any extent greater than any of their 3rd cousins. Therefore I believe in the premise that all genealogical work should ultimately be shared with others.
  • I believe evidence should be as rigorous as possible, and efforts should be made for high levels of accuracy. However, I don't think results should be held up or hidden due to the absence of absolute proof, but rather when evidence contrary to hunches, however well meaning, comes to light, records should be honestly corrected to show the best information currently available.
  • I believe that no data should ever be allowed to be lost. This means storage of data online, where it can be redundantly backed up and preserved in case of death or disinterest by the party or parties that did the original work.
  • I believe that DNA data should be preserved, as it has been shown to be very effective in proving 3-4 generations of relationships in general, and many more generations for Y specific, and Mitochondrial specific lines.
  • I believe that the privacy of the living should be preserved.
  • I believe all genealogy is a Work-In-Progress, and is never truly complete. no one really knows how far back in history the tree goes. There are always cousins missing from the tree. New children are being born every day. And everyone has a story to tell. Wars and Battles, large and small. Triumphs and defeats. Notable achievements and failures.

Currently, my personal work is maintained in it's most up-to-date state here on . As an open source software engineer (the code I write is as free as my genealogy research) I believe in WikiTrees open source model, and the rigor it (attempts) to enforce. I believe in it's conflict resolution (in case genealogical veracity is questioned) model, and I like it's One World Tree, and fee free membership. And I very much like the helpful nature of Genealogists helping Genealogists of all levels of experience.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Brian Gix at registration.

DNA linked to his mother through 138 cM shared au-DNA and 80 cM shared X-DNA to common descendants of Andreas Hoffart and Magdalena Wuest on

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Brian is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Busy integrating DNA where possible
Adopted family surname
Adopted family surname
Looking for Pennsylvanian links to this name from pre-1840s... And Ohio links post-1840.
Birth family surname, Two connections:
  • Black Sea German (Catholic villages)
  • Hufford Ancestors, Ohio, USA
Particularly this Paternal Haplogroup with the surname "Jackson", or believe their paternal line traces to a Jackson in I-M223.
Fairfield and Hocking County Ohio Jackson family
Fairfield and Hocking County Ohio Jackson family
DNA Tested
Brian Gix's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Brian or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Brian Gix: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 700 markers, haplogroup I-Y8712, FTDNA kit #B181049 + Y-Chromosome Test 700 markers, haplogroup I-Y8712
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Brian Gix: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup X2b-T226C, FTDNA kit #B181049
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Brian:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

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Hi Brian,

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.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or topic. Read the goals and tasks of the project and join if it is a good fit.

Add the project tag to your Following list to be kept up to date on any activity that occurs for that project.

Can't find what you're looking for? Let me know, and I can make some suggestions! :-)

Natalie ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott

This week we have your last stop on the guided tour. Hopefully, you're feeling like a WikiTree pro!

You've covered a lot of ground the past few weeks. Today, we want to give you just a few more tools that can take you even deeper into the WikiTree forest without getting lost: How to Dig a Little Deeper.

As always, your questions are welcome!


posted by Charlotte Shockey
Hello Brian,

You've been hard at work adding family members and getting connected to those that are already here. You should have at least a few profiles that you manage now. So, this week we're going to look at how to work with your Watchlist: How to Manage Your Watchlist.

As always, your questions are welcome!

Thanks, WikiGreeter Cindy

Brian --

You've been here for three weeks now! We hope you're profiles are starting to come together and that you've enjoyed getting to know all of us a little better. You're probably getting a good feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree by now. We know that collaboration isn't always easy. So, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer. As always, your questions are welcome!


posted by Gilly Wood
Hi Brian,

Thank you for contacting me! Whether you are by blood or by adoption it does not matter as we Groh's are big on family. Whatever links you can send me would be appreciated! I have had my DNA tested through Mostly northern European, followed by Scandinavian, then Irish and British, and the last was a surprise being Italian. My mother believes it would be northern Italy which is closer to Germany. I'll post these results here as I get the chance. Right now I'm concentrating on getting the Groh side populated. Keep in touch! Phil Groh

posted by Philip Groh Jr.
Hi Brian!

It's time for your next stop on your guided tour. This week, we'd like to introduce you to our community and show you some ways to get more involved and stay up to date on everything that's going on: How to Join in the Community.

See you around the Tree!

Eowyn ~ WikiTree Forest Elf

posted by Eowyn Langholf

You've been here a week now, and we hope you enjoyed your first stop on your guided tour of WikiTree and were able to make good use of the things you learned.

Our next stop will give you some pointers on how to make your profiles stand out: How to Make the Most of a Profile.

As always, your questions are welcome!


posted by Charlotte Shockey
Welcome Brian!

You are now a confirmed member, and you can get started adding your family members. As we've said, WikiTree is quite different from other genealogy sites. So, we've put together a guided tour to help you learn how to use it. Your first stop is How to Start Climbing Our Tree.

Tomorrow, you'll hear from a Mentor who will check in to see how you're doing and answer any questions you might have.

Next week, you'll get another message with your next stop on the guided tour.

You can also meet some of our members by joining in the fun with our Question of the Week in the G2G forum: Have you found any unusual occupations in your family tree?

See you in the branches, Cindy

Brian is 42 degrees from Louis Braille, 20 degrees from Greta Moody and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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