Don Heinold
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Don Heinold

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Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with anyone who shares the same ancestors. My family tree is private but I want to collaborate on deep ancestors or historical figures.
Don T. Heinold
Born 1950s.
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Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1940s - 2000s)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
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Hello (again) Donald,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are usually shared by many descendants, collaborating with members of 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. Review the project pages to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

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

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

Ginny ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

Hello Donald,

As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the New Member How-To been helpful or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. To contact me, be sure to use the "reply" link for this comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page.

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

Ginny ~ WikiTree Messenger

Hi Ginny,

Thanks for the note. Things are going well and I am learning how to navigate and add and correct information easily as needed. I now have 134 profile pages. If I need help, I will ask thank you! One question, does this site have any access to US Census Records or other Primary sources? Please let me know. Best regards, Donald T. Heinold

posted by Don Heinold
There is a great access tool from WikiTree called RootsSearch which allows you to access about 20 different sites. Some of them are pay sites such as Ancestry but FamilySearch is free and has fantastic source records. The quick access has been a little out of sorts since an upgrade was done a few weeks ago but here is how to access it.

The first time you access it during a WikiTree session you will need to do it twice and after that all will work as it should. From any profile page scroll down and on the right near the bottom you will see "Research" and "Research for Name of person on profile page". Click on that, then close that window and do the same thing again. (You might be asked to log in - just use the same log in info you use for WikiTree) The second time it will open a page with the person's information already filled in and below that will be names of sites to search. Click on FamilySearch and a page will open with choices that might match the person you are researching. You can tweak the information in the right column to eliminate some info and focus on a particular source such as: Residence 1850 Henry, Georgia or Marriage - an estimated year and place. Just continue to change that info to suit what you are searching for. The FamilySearch site conveniently gives you a nice citation already formatted - just copy and paste it in the appropriate place in the biography.

One thing I did not mention, if you do not already have a free account at FamilySearch - go there first and sign up; then close FS and come back to WikiTree and search from a profile page.

I hope this helps - if I have not been clear enough, please let me know and I will try to explain better.


Happy Sunday Ginny!

One other question. How do you list a still-born child. I came across the meaning of a German word which I thought was a name "knablain(sp)" which I now find it means still-born. How is that to be entered on the wikitree site?

Thanks so much!

Don Heinold

posted by Don Heinold
Happy Sunday to you, too! Beautiful day but a bit windy here in Texas!The subject of how to handle infant deaths has had a number of discussions in the forum. The general consensus is this: If a baby was born, was given a name, has a FindAGrave memorial, etc. then create a profile with the birth and death date. There is also a died young sticker that can be placed on the profile. It looks like this:
Don Heinold died young.
. When changed from the edit to the private or public view the name will appear in the sticker. This should be placed right under the "Biography" heading. It will appear over to the right when out of edit mode.

For stillborns, some people create profiles and some don't. I think mostly those are addressed in the biography of the parents. That is what I do. I have one, the first child of my grandparents was a full term baby girl. She was not named but has a small stone beside her parents that says Infant Girl. I addressed that in the biographies of the parents. It is up to you.

Thanks for asking. Take care,


Thanks Ginny!

I understand and appreciate the sticker and notes to the biography of the parents. BUT, I have already created two profiles. The first name was entered as "L" and the middle name as "Knablain". I do not know of any stone or marker. I guess this is a technical question. There are two profiles now. Is there a way I can delete the two profiles which would be my preference with the notes to the Biography of the parents. If I can not then would I have the first name as "Anonymous"? Please let me know. Cheers, Don

posted by Don Heinold
Profiles cannot be deleted but.. you could merge those two profiles into one (just change some of the information on one of them to match the other one) then, repurpose the one profile into a new profile you will be creating. If you can use that profile for a new profile with the same last name, great. If not change the last name. Since you are the profile manager of these profiles, you can do this with no problem.


Welcome!! May the Heinolds increase like leaves on the WikiTree.
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
edited by Jane (Snell) Copes
Hi Jane, I've wanted to do this for a few years. It is easier to move from page to page than flipping through pages of my four piano hinged notebooks! Cheers, Don
posted by Don Heinold
Maybe we can talk further on how I can enter my test information from Ancestry & 23andme.
posted by Don Heinold
I believe it is a matter of entering your kit numbers (I think that's the phrase) from the tests, and that will generate links to them. We have "done" Larry's DNA but not mine, and I'm not very familiar with the process of sharing here. And you've already done that step, I see!
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
edited by Jane (Snell) Copes
Welcome Donald.

Congrats on being a Family Member of WikiTree!

I'm a volunteer greeter, here to answer your questions about WikiTree.

Our Member How-To pages can help you get started adding profiles or just learning your way around.

Thank you for adding your DNA to WikiTree. Getting the Best from DNA will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

Welcome to the community!

Maureen ~ WikiTree Greeter

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