Patricia (Gray) Ferdig
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Patricia (Gray) Ferdig

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Patricia J. Ferdig formerly Gray
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Mother of [private daughter (2010s - unknown)]
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Patricia (Gray) Ferdig participated with Team Tornadoes during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 219 sources to profiles.
Patricia has participated in 24 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
Patricia (Gray) Ferdig participated with Team Tennessee Volunteers during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 302 sources to profiles.
Patricia (Gray) Ferdig participated with Western Red Cedars during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 483 sources to profiles.




I was born in Oklahoma to Charles Gray and Rebecca Wiley. [1]

My family returned to Central Texas a few months after I was born and remained there until early 2001.

In March of 2001 my family relocated to Sullivan County, New York, and I returned to Central Texas in December 2003. I met my future husband, Thomas, in the spring of 2006, and together we moved to Austin, Texas in July of that same year.

Thomas and I married in June 2015 at a small home gathering in Beaverton, Oregon and two weeks later we welcomed our only child.

Interest in Genealogy

My interest in genealogy comes from a few sources. The main factor was being the youngest of a large, but highly segmented, family. Both my parents had children from previous marriages before I was born, and both remarried spouses with children after I was born.
Another factor that has driven my interest in genealogy over the years has been learning little to nothing about my family history as a child.


I have a keen interest in cemeteries and their preservation. Any chance I get to travel will usually include a trip to a local cemetery. The more rural, the better!

Research Efforts

My research goals include:

- Expanding, documenting, and genealogically defining my paternal and maternal lines
- Researching and documenting the origin of my married name, Ferdig, within the United States. I have a future look towards expanding it to Europe, but currently am feeling full on projects. Feel free to help out with this One Name Study!
- Documenting my maternal line in the United States. These family names include Cross, Wiley, Arterberry, Spradlin, Kinder, Hampton, Barber, Slinkard, and Crites.
- Adding and building biographies for the casualties of Arrow Air Flight 1285, a military disaster that killed 256 people, including 248 members of the US Army's 101st Airborn Division as they returned from a peace-keeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula.

Biography Building

While I'm not officially part of the Biography Builders group here, another area of genealogical interest is biography building. I am actively combing through both my direct ancestors and their immediate families to help create biographies of their life. Doing this, I have found, forces me to re-look at the sources attached to an individual, not only in how they relate to that person's life, but how they may help tell the story of their other family members, as well.

Gen. Direct Relation to Patricia Gray Total Number On WikiTree Sourced Biography Genealogically Defined
4Great Grandparents88880
52x Great Grandparents16161360
63x Great Grandparents3219


  1. Oklahoma State Vital Records Index
  • Oklahoma State Vital Records Index. [1]
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Patricia Gray GEDmatch MR9280895, and her second cousin once removed Pamela Kinder GEDmatch A011010. Their most-recent common ancestors are their great- and 2nd great-grandparents, Daniel Ransom Kinder and Eva Louisa Slinkard. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.6, based on sharing 91.7 cM across 5 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test between Patricia Gray GEDmatch MR9280895 and her first cousin once removed LKT GEDmatch EM2196243. Their most-recent common ancestors are Patricia’s grandparents and LKT’s great-grandparents, Washington Gray and Harper Edwards, confirmed through LKT’s father. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.4, based on sharing 494.3 cM across 19 segments.

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Hi, Patricia!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their followed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any discussions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you know that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Team Tornadoes is not participating this year would you like to be on the wonderful and fun team of Team Tennessee Volunteers.
posted by [Living Barnett]
17th cousin once removed. Hi nice to meet you.
posted by Marsha Turner
How do I add an image which is on an individual profile to a name study page?
posted by Susan (Ward) Merk
Nice to meet you, 1st cousin 5x removed of husband of 1st cousin 6x removed.
posted by Scott Hutchins
Patricia, I sent you a private message confirming through DNA that your father and my paternal grandfather are 4th cousins and share common Blackburn / Harris DNA. Feel free to email me back at your convenience.
posted by Topher Sims
HI Patricia,

I loved seeing our connection our Wiki. Janine

Just a quick note to say good day! I hope you have a great time as part of Team Tornadoes and WikiTree's Spring 2019 Clean-a-Thon :-) Be sure to drop by and say "hi" once you get rolling on errors.


posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Patricia, are you able to answer my questions (below)? Or should we be asking them on the Tree House?


posted by Barbara (Sweet) Schaad
Patricia: Yamhill is a town in Yamhill County, Oregon. John lived in Newberg and probably died here but the sources don't say that. If he had a child living over in Yamhill, it might be reasonable. EVERY Oregon Death Index entry gives the county where the person died but not the city. (Also true for California.)

Question: how do you disambiguate between cities and counties with the same name? If all of us who die in Yamhill (county) live in Yamhill (city) it would be much larger than the 1,145 that is currently reported!

Question: where is the list of "site standards" that I don't know and therefore I will never be able to conform?


posted by Barbara (Sweet) Schaad
Hello! I finally was looking at the memorial for John Halbgewachs (Halbgewachs-3). If I read the changes you made correctly, you say he died in Yamhill, Oregon. Do you have evidence beyond the Oregon Death Index?


posted by Barbara (Sweet) Schaad

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