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There are thousands of generous genealogists on WikiTree. Here are just a few.

For others, see the comments members have left each other when awarding a Family Star, Community Star, Super Star, Generous Genealogist Red Star, Blue Star or Green Star, or the wonderful_wikitreers posts in G2G.

Every genealogist here is unpaid. "We are all volunteers, from the heart," as member Maggie N. puts it.

Andrew Turvey

Andrew Turvey
Andrew leads the Norfolk Team for the England Project. "Through WikiTree I've expanded into single place research — in my case Norfolk and Suffolk where many of my ancestors are from. It's a perfect platform to find and collect specialist local resources and work together on a common local tree." [interview]

Gina Meyers

Gina Meyers
"I'd highly recommend joining a WikiTree Project. It's brilliant to be engaged with a group of people who are interested in the same things ... I've learned heaps from the people in the Palatine Migration, Ireland and Quaker projects, and am so grateful to have 'met' them .... Whatever your goals, everything is better with community." [interview]

Jim Loden

Jim Loden
Jim was the top scorer in the April Connect-a-Thon. How did he do it? He reveals his secret in his interview and explains why he contributes so much to WikiTree. "I enjoy genealogy and truly believe in the mission to have a free genealogy site for future generations to be able to see where they came from." [interview]

Daniel Bly

Daniel Bly
Daniel is active in the Palatine Migration Project on German-speakers who came to North America in the 1700s. "WikiTree is the one place where I can contribute what I have discovered over a lifetime of work and know that it will be preserved, added to, and improved even after I am gone." [interview]

Pip Sheppard

Pip Sheppard
Pip helps lead the Greeters. "I spend most of my time on WikiTree greeting new members and helping those who email me for assistance. ... I want to be there for them as others in our community have been there for me." [interview]

David Loring

David Loring
David earned his wings as an Adoption Angel (helped an adoptee connect with their birth family) and coordinates Ireland County Teams. Which county is your ancestor from? David says there are Irish profiles that need your TLC. "We are all volunteers and each one of us has different talents and capabilities and more importantly differing amounts of time." [interview]

Claire C.

Claire C.
Claire is active in Connect-a-Thons, Sourcerers Challenges, and the WikiTree Challenge. "I really enjoy the challenges. I find them a great way to learn about WikiTree .... Everyone is so super helpful too." [interview]

Jemima Winder

Jemima Winder
Jemima Winder leads the Worcestershire Team in the England Project. "I love making connections — it's addictive and so satisfying. I am also happy to disappear down rabbit holes. In fact, I've discovered that getting lost on WikiTree is the perfect painkiller — it made me totally forget about dental surgery I'd just had!" [interview]

Ken Spratlin

Ken Spratlin
Ken is a US Southern Colonies project coordinator. "Early on, I was just trying to trace each family line back to arrival in America. Now, my passion is to discover their stories, share them with family, and preserve them for future generations." [interview]

Debra Downs

Debra Downs
Debra coordinates the Idaho Project. "I came to WikiTree after 20+ years of being a paid member at Ancestry and having partial trees all over. What I found was a profound lack of collaboration. NOTHING beats this One World Tree!" [interview]

Stephen Heathcote

Stephen Heathcote
Stephen leads the Derbyshire team in the England Project and is the regional coordinator for the East Midlands. "The collaborative nature of WikiTree, working together on a single global tree, is just fantastic! I like being able to add to work done by others, and that others can check my research, find and correct my errors and make connections I may have missed." [interview]

Florian Straub

Florian Straub
Florian Straub is a team leader in the Germany Project. "What I love is when I and another WikiTreer get so caught up in a research topic, that we just keep playing ping-pong with each other over days. ... Don't be afraid. Ask around. Reply to G2G posts. Join Discord and have fun with us." [interview]

Azure Robinson

Azure Robinson
Azure co-leads the Ambassadors and Greeters and contributes as a Mentor, Ranger, Cemeterist and much more. She is currently recruiting Ambassadors for local history and genealogical societies. [interview]

Coen Dijkgraaf

Coen Dijkgraaf
Coen helps coordinate the Netherlands Project, "where the aim is to have accurate and good-quality profiles for Dutch ancestors. ... what I love most about WikiTree is the co-operative community." [interview]

Greg Clarke

Greg Clarke
Greg has created very popular apps including the Fan Chart (see your Tree & Tools. "WikiTree has built a solid, generous community and that is very special. I'm honoured that some of my work is acknowledged in places, like the Fan Chart, and am just grateful to be able to give back to the community that I've found here." [interview]

Steven Greenwood

Steven Greenwood
Steven leads the Lower Saxony Team in the Germany Project. "I feel that after I pass, my mark left on the world will remain in digital format, for my descendants and/or cousins to discover and share. ... That becomes my legacy. I become a part of history when I contribute to [WikiTree]." [interview]

Susie Officer

Susie Officer
Susie helps coordinate the England Project's Orphan Trail. "The Orphan Trail helped me no end when I was getting started. Being in Australia, I would not have had a clue where or how to find digital records about my family in England — or how to cite them or organise my findings." [interview]

Joan Hollander

Joan Hollander
Joan is a coordinator for our Netherlands Project. She loves that WikiTreers "are so friendly and willing to help. We all are here with the same goal. To grow and improve our tree." Her advice to new members: "Check if there is a project for the area you are interested in. They can help you get started and provide you with the correct guidelines." [interview]

Gina Jarvi

Gina Jarvi
Gina volunteers "just about every day" to help the US Black Heritage (USBH) Project. She guides new volunteers through the USBH Path Program. "I am so impressed and so grateful for the community here. I have only encountered gracious assistance and patience during my newbie stage (which I am still in)." [interview]

Denise Hunt

Denise Hunt
Denise is the regional coordinator for Central and East Scotland where she spends most of her time "sourcing profiles for future generations." [interview]

Amy Gilpin

Amy Gilpin
Amy is a Project Coordinator for the Irish Roots Project and a Team Leader for the Cemeteries and Categorization projects. "I work with an amazing group of people here on a regular basis. They are friendly, encouraging and helpful and it's unlike any other genealogy site I've ever participated in." [interview]

Carole Bannes

Carole Bannes
Carole is a Ranger and Sourcerer and recently started volunteering for the US Black Heritage Project. "I try to do at least one 'act of genealogical kindness' for somebody each and every day." [interview]

André Laubscher

André Laubscher
André co-leads the Cape of Good Hope project. "WikiTree has helped me to connect my family to my ancestors not only in South Africa, but Europe as well." [interview]

Eileen Robinson

Eileen Robinson
Eileen connects profiles for the US Black Heritage Project and is leading a new surname project for Bellamy. Her advice to new members: "Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Always ask questions. You will enjoy this community of genealogists which will become your online family." [interview]

Maureen Wilkins

Maureen Wilkins
Maureen is one of our friendly Greeters and leads the Shropshire Team in the England Project. "I became a WikiTree Greeter in Oct 2020 and love helping new members find their way around within WikiTree's many branches. There are so many nooks and crannies that every day I find a new feature that I've never seen before." [interview]

I. Caruso

I. Caruso
I. Caruso is translating WikiTree Help pages into German for the Germany Project and leading an effort in the Italy Project to create categories for all Italian towns. "The WikiTree community is awesome, it is so great to work together with others, to help others and get help if needed." [interview]

Cristina Corbellani

Cristina Corbellani
Cristina leads the Italian Diaspora Team in the Italy Project. Her favorite thing about WikiTree? "The community! You can ask almost anything and there will always be someone ready to help!" [interview]

P. Kreutzer

P. Kreutzer
P. credits the help she got from the England Project's Orphan Trail and her preparation for WikiTree's Pre-1500 Certification for teaching her how to do advanced genealogy. "I like the community of researchers [on WikiTree]. I have found so much kindness and commitment. I never thought I'd have communication with people across the world." [interview]

Missy Berryann

Missy Berryann
Missy co-leads the Nordic Project and is a Sourcerer and Mentor. "I love to help people find their immigrant ancestors who came to America from Sweden. I remember how hard it was for me to understand how to research Swedish records." [interview]

Kie Zelms

Kie Zelms
Kie coordinates the Palatine Migration Project. "I love to connect the unconnected dots (aka people) .... I hope someone will be inspired to dig deeper into their family story when I help to improve a biography or add an interesting source." [interview]

Chris Ferraiolo

Chris Ferraiolo
Chris helps lead the Italy Project, acts as a WikiTree Ambassador on social media, and is active in the WikiTree Challenge. His advice to new members: "Don't be afraid to ask questions in the G2G forum. You're never alone on this site. Have a good time. Make friends and have fun exploring." [interview]

Christine Preston

Christine Preston
Christine is leading a 1776 Project team that's updating the sticker on profiles of Revolutionary War veterans. She's also a Cemeterist and active in the US Civil War Project. [interview]

Rob Pavey

Rob Pavey
England Project member Rob Pavey just released a "WikiTree Sourcer" browser extension for finding and citing sources. Early tester Ann Browning "can't recommend it highly enough." Nelda Spires says, "it is truly miraculous!" Try Rob's app and give him your feedback. [interview]

Marsha Richardson

Marsha Richardson
Marsha recently graduated from the Tartan Trail learning program and is now leading the Clan Forsyth Team for the Scotland Project. "I like the idea of WikiTree and everyone working together. It seems everyone here is vigilant on trying to prevent duplicates and requiring that facts are supported with sources." [interview]

Karen Stewart

Karen Stewart
Karen helps with US Black Heritage Connections, our collaborative effort on an underrepresented group in genealogy: slaves and their descendants. "I like the feeling of helping get profiles added to the tree in case a future descendant comes looking for them." [interview]

Rob Graham

Rob Graham
Rob recently completed the Scotland Project's Tartan Trail learning program. Now he's leading the Dumfriesshire Geographical Team and the Clan Graham Team. "WikiTree taught me most of what I know of genealogy and continues to be a source of both knowledge and inspiration. The Tartan Trail was a wonderful experience." [interview]

Dagmar Thorisdottir

Dagmar Thorisdottir
Dagmar helps coordinate the Iceland Project and leads a one name study. "Genealogy used to be a very solitary hobby. Now I seem to be working with somebody on just about all my projects. ... And I love helping people find their ancestors. I've actually broken down a few walls for other people." [interview]

Thomas Koehnline

Thomas Koehnline
"I work on goals related to each of the projects I'm involved with: Germany, Notables, Jewish Roots, Slavic Roots, and, most notably, Nordic & Norway. I currently lead the Nordic Sourcerers Team ... going through profiles of individuals from each of the Nordic nations who are lacking sufficient sourcing and adding what we can." [interview]

Scott McClain

Scott McClain
"I have had the chance to learn from some outstanding mentors on the Puritan Great Migration Project. That's given me an opportunity to learn and hone research skills and then pass those lessons on to others as a mentor myself. The chance to work with so many talented genealogists in a supportive environment like this is priceless." [interview]

Heather Stevens

Heather Stevens
Heather is on the Australian Convicts Team in the Australia Project. "There are so many positive features of WikiTree: it is free, there is only one profile per person, you collaborate with other researchers, can ask questions, and can share your research without anyone having to use a credit card and a password to access it." [interview]

John Tyner

John Tyner
John is an Ireland Project member, Connector, and active participant in the WikiTree Challenge. "I like connecting to each other and finding new friends who are like-minded." [interview]

Teddy Odum

Teddy Odum
Teddy is an Adoption Angel ("It's such a joy working with the adoptees") and hosts a weekly Facebook video discussion group for WikiTree collaboration ("In the past couple months we have actually solved two adoptions/brick walls in our sessions.") [interview]

Elaine Weatherall

Elaine Weatherall
Elaine is a Cemeterist and leads the US Black Heritage Project's Heritage Exchange, a group dedicated to building family trees that connect enslaved ancestors with their descendants. "I also participate in many of the WikiTree Challenge weeks. I've learned so much about new sources in the US and elsewhere, and appreciate the camaraderie." [interview]

Isabelle Huth

Isabelle Huth
Isabelle is one of our many French WikiTreers. "WikiTree helped me to find cousins around the world, among the descendants of glassmakers for example." [interview]

Pam Smith

Pam Smith
Pam is an Adoption Angel and helps the Unknowns Team track down missing last names. "I love trying to solve the puzzles. Most of these profiles are for women .... I want to learn who she was, who her family was, and try to re-connect her to her family and her roots." [interview]

Stuart Awbrey

Stuart Awbrey
Stuart leads a team of profile managers in the Wales Project and recently joined the Ambassadors Project with plans to reach out to two local genealogy societies. "The goal of a single-family tree is WikiTree's most important feature, in contrast to the other sites which allow numerous trees on the same family with little emphasis on sources." [interview]

Jason Grant

Jason Grant
Jason is a member of the Acadians and Native Americans projects. He has a special interest in the cultural similarities and differences between the Acadians and Mi'gmaq people. "WikiTree has helped me find so many family members I didn't know I had ... I love the relationships and all my cousins I found using WikiTree." [interview]

Robin Shaules

Robin Shaules
Robin spends most of her time in 1.) the Profile Improvement Project ("I went through the Voyage and learned more about building good profiles than in the nearly three years previously") and 2.) the Cemeterist Project ("I enjoy every aspect of working on the cemeteries"). [interview]

Carolina Millin

Carolina Millin
Carolina is active in our Huguenots, Netherlands, and Notables projects. Her advice to new members: "Be precise on sources." And if you're having trouble finding or formatting a source, "reach out in G2G as there are so many friendly WikiTreers who love to assist." [interview]

Kathy Evans

Kathy Evans
Kathy is a new Profile Improvement Project guide. "I wasn't sure I was doing things properly, and when I read about the Profile Improvement Voyage, I signed up right away. I learned so much during the work on my two profiles. I was asked to join the team as a guide, so now I am sharing what I learned with others." [interview]

Jutta Beer

Jutta Beer
Jutta leads the Carmarthenshire Team in the Wales Project. "WikiTree has helped me to understand how to source properly and helped trace family back much further (1461) than I would have been able to do on my own, thanks to work done by other Wikitreers." [interview]

Neill Reed

Neill Reed
Neill leads the England Project's Suffolk Team. "After spending three months on [another site], it was becoming apparent that there were many errors that were being passed from one person to another. This is what I was looking for: One single collaborative tree ... with everyone helping each other, and all working to a high standard." [interview]

Connie Graves

Connie Graves
Connie's favorite collaborative WikiTree group is the New Netherlands Settlers Project. "I love the way WikiTree is set up and the feeling of being part of a community of family genealogists working together to get the facts correct and footnoted." [interview]

Frances Piercy-Reins

Frances Piercy-Reins
Frances is active in our England Project and leads a Chamberlayne Name Study. "I've been touched by the kindness of people I have never met, all over the world, who offer their time to help others in their own search for their ancestors. This is something I have found on no other genealogical platform." [interview]

Anne Guglik

Anne Guglik
Anne has participated in 10 WikiTree Challenge weeks and even broke a brick wall for a guest. Her advice to new members: get involved with a challenge or project to connect with other genealogists. "The members are truly the best asset WikiTree has, and most are endlessly helpful, once you manage to connect." [interview]

Dave Welburn

Dave Welburn
Dave leads the Yorkshire Team in the England Project. His advice to new members: "You are not on your own, everyone is here to help. If you need help, ask on G2G. If you make a mistake, don't worry. Everyone makes mistakes, and there is nothing you can do that can't be fixed." [interview]

Barry Smith

Barry Smith
Barry co-leads the New Netherland Settlers Project and the Switzerland Project, and is working to create a profile for every named person in the 1774 Rhode Island Census. "Other WikiTreers have taught me almost everything I know about genealogical research, mostly by answering hundreds of my questions on G2G." [interview]

Fionnuala O'Connor

Fionnuala O'Connor
Fionnuala is an Ireland Project member and Sourcerer. "WikiTree has helped me to organise a lot of details I had collected over the years into a neat format. It is a great platform for me to share everything with family members. Also, when I am contacting DNA matches, it is great to refer the person to my WikiTree family tree, to see if they can find any connections." [interview]

Loralee Hutton

Loralee Hutton
Loralee is an England and Canada project member. "Recently I joined the new Canadian Orphan Trail and loved the process so much that I volunteered to help others go through the process themselves. I hope to help people avoid the same mistakes I made while helping them love WikiTree as much as I do." [interview]

Pam Dale

Pam Dale
"I'm a Wiki Greeter, I'm involved with Data Doctors, Sourcerers, Connectors, the Notables Project and my baby, the Cemeterists Project. I'm part of the Maupin One Name Study and am considering starting a name study or two myself." [interview]

Beth Stephenson

Beth Stephenson
Beth is a team leader for the US Southern Colonies Project. "I don't want my research to die on a paid site that my children and grandchildren might never see. On the free WikiTree, I believe that it will be preserved and in a better form than on the paid sites. Certainly, WikiTree is more accurate than the paid sites." [interview]

Maxx Martin

Maxx Martin
"I love researching and improving profiles of people from all over the world as a Data Doctor and Connector but also work on more local New Zealand projects, such as photographing headstones at cemeteries in my area." [interview]

Marta Johnson

Marta Johnson
Marta is active in our Sweden and Germany projects. "WikiTree is a broad and diverse community represented by all kinds of people. Many are professionals, specialists, historians, or have a particular familiarity or skill. I am impressed not only by the capacity of our users to, say, decipher chicken scratch handwriting or truffle up information buried in an obscure database, but also their generosity in sharing those skills." [interview]

Mark Weinheimer

Mark Weinheimer
Mark's favorite thing about WikiTree "is the wonderful spirit of good will, and the courteous demeanor of members. The help I have received here, on so many occasions, has been inspirational." [interview]

Brad Stauf

Brad Stauf
Brad volunteers as a Project Coordinator for the Puritan Great Migration (PGM) Project. He helps new members with standards, editing, and sourcing on these challenging early American ancestors. [interview]

Betty Norman

Betty Norman
Betty is active in the US Southern Colonies Project. "WikiTree, plus some top-notch WikiTree mentors, have taught me a great deal about sourcing: What are the trustworthy sources? Where do you find them? Which ones should be avoided, and why? A biography is nothing more than fiction if it is not backed up by good sources." [interview]

Dieter Lewerenz

Dieter Lewerenz
Dieter leads the Germany Project's Translation Team and helps out in the Military and War Project. "I want to recognize Dieter Lewerenz for so consistently, quickly and thoroughly helping any and everyone who seeks help with German translations and genealogical research. I wonder how many brick walls he has broken for German-Americans." —Kathy Rabenstein [interview]

Joelle Colville-Hanson

Joelle Colville-Hanson
Joelle is a Cemeterist and leads the Illinois Team in the United States Project and the Argyll Team in the Scotland Project "I joined WikiTree in 2014 but found it confusing. I pretty much left it alone until 2018 when I discovered more about my father's family. Once I got the hang of it there was no going back." [interview]

Laura DeSpain

Laura DeSpain
Laura is one of our friendly Greeters and is a team leader in the US Southern Colonies and England projects. "I love that we all work together, and that it means something to all of us," writes Laura. "WikiTree has helped me learn to research older documents better, source better and build better biographies." [interview]

Pam Cormac

Pam Cormac
Pam is an Ambassador and Greeter and is active in the Global Cemeteries, South Africa, and Profile Improvement projects. "WikiTree is full of wonderful people contributing freely to our shared family tree. It makes me enormously proud to be a part of that. Together we can do anything." [interview]

Ben Molesworth

Ben Molesworth
Australia Project member Ben enjoys following surnames: "I will make contact with new people researching the same names, or will check their work, to see if I can help find connections for them. If they are working in Australia, I will often source an unsourced profile for them, and create a basic biography, to help demonstrate how our profiles can appear better." [interview]

Andrew Simpier

Andrew Simpier
Andrew is a member of the US Civil War Project. He enjoys creating profiles for veterans of the New York regiments and helping other members research their Civil War ancestors. [interview]

Christine Lajeunesse

Christine Lajeunesse
In between researching her own French Canadian ancestral lines, Acadians Project member Christine acts as an Adoption Angel helping adoptees build trees for their French Canadian DNA matches. [interview]

Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson
"I am working on an anniversary project. I pick an ancestor from my watchlist that was born or died on this date and try to flesh out their profiles. I don't mind going down a few rabbit holes. When I want something easier to work on, I like to go to the unsourced list for New Jersey from the 1800s. I have learned some local history that way." [interview]

C. Ryder

C. Ryder
"When the US Black Heritage Project was re-started this year by Emma MacBeath, I joined with a purpose. ... There are many incredibly knowledgeable members in this group, and discussions are awesome. I appreciate peoples' good online manners — a must for fruitful conversations. I hope to use my new WikiTree skills (searching for resources, building biographies) to further build profiles of Black Americans." [interview]

Denise Jarrett

Denise Jarrett
"Remember you are not alone in the search! You are now a member of a global genealogy collaboration team who is willing and able to help you with any questions or challenges you may have." [interview]

Kelsey Jackson Williams

Kelsey Jackson Williams
Kelsey leads the Baltic-German Team in the Germany Project. "WikiTree is unique in offering the possibility of collaboration at a sufficiently scholarly level. ... for genuine and continuous improvement." [interview]

Pamela Culy

Pamela Culy
Pamela began her genealogical journey to find her biological father. Now she spends most of her time on WikiTree volunteering as an Adoption Angel helping adoptees and others find their biological parents. "I like building family trees and researching .... I get satisfaction 'paying it forward' to someone who faced the same hurdles as I once did." [interview]

Gene Ellison

Gene Ellison
Gene operates an Ellison Name Study and has been generously creating profiles and family histories for former slaves as part of the Freedmen Narratives project. [interview]

Sondra Marshall

Sondra Marshall
"I am a member of the Global Cemeteries Project and have slowly been working on various historic cemeteries in West Central Nebraska. I am also a member of the Military and War Project and Westward Ho!, where [one] of my larger pet projects concern ... Buffalo Soldiers and Civil War veterans who took up homesteads after the war in Nebraska." [interview]

Margaret Allison

Margaret Allison
Margaret is a member of the New Zealand Project, where she's been contributing to profiles of women who signed the Suffrage petition in 1893, and the Scotland Project, where she's been improving her research skills on the "Tartan Trail." [interview]

Chandra Garrow

Chandra Garrow
Chandra is a friendly Greeter and participates in the Wisconsin Project where she's been developing Chippewa and Dunn county pages and creating profiles for local people. [interview]

Dave Ebaugh

Dave Ebaugh
Dave is active in our US Black Heritage, Accessibility Angels and Quakers projects. "One contribution to the universe I'm working on right now is a page compiling my research on the Colorado African Emigration Company. There is nothing on the internet that gathers together information on this organization." [interview]

John Rosser

John Rosser
Australia Project member John's favorite things about WikiTree: "1.) I love that we're all working together towards building one accurate, well-sourced tree and that we're pooling our individual talents to help each other... 2.) WikiTree has the best balance between collaboration and privacy: it's not a choice between 'sharing everything' or 'sharing nothing'. 3.) It is FREE." [interview]

Mike Butler

Mike Butler
England and Scotland project member Mike uses WikiTree's Family Anniversaries feature every day to share profiles with cousins on Facebook. He enjoys participating in challenges with the Kiwi Crew. [interview]

Kathie Forbes

Kathie Forbes
Kathie is a Virginia Project and Native Americans Project member. "The longer I am here the more I value the friendliness, helpfulness, and incredible body of knowledge of WikiTreers. The idea that a random stranger would spend hours poring over a barely-legible 16th century document to find a baptismal record for me is just astounding." [interview]

Terri Swift

Terri Swift
Terri helps review lines from Gateway Ancestors to the Surety Barons for the Magna Carta Project. She also leads the 5-Star Profile Improvement Team for the Germany Project and recently joined the new Medieval Project. [interview]

Mary Gorman

Mary Gorman
Mary coordinates a Gorman Name Study, participates in the Australia Project, and helps protect our tree as a Ranger. "I would encourage you to participate in projects. It is rewarding working with other members and can give you a group to bounce ideas off and learn from." [interview]

Beverly Benfer

Beverly Benfer
Beverly has been a member since 2014. "Recently I realized that a classmate who had died during the Vietnam War had been almost forgotten by those who had been his close friends. To honor others who may be similarly forgotten, I began working on WikiTree's Roll of Honor. I have focused on adding those from Pennsylvania (my home state) who died during the Vietnam War." [interview]

Ian Speed

Ian Speed
Ian recently co-founded the Accessibility Angels Project to help people with disabilities access, enjoy, and contribute to WikiTree. "I joined WikiTree in 2017. Like most people, I focused on my own family at first. I then progressed to adding other families with the same surnames. Then, last year, I signed-up for the England Project and discovered a whole new world of WikiTree collaboration!" [interview]

Rosalie Neve

Rosalie Neve
Rosalie is a member of the Indigenous Australians Project and England Project. She loves how collaboration enables us to put together the pieces of our great family puzzle. "For my Aboriginal family history in particular the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that each individual brings are valuable to try and put the whole picture together. This is critical when so much of the details were never written down by us." [interview]

Laurie Giffin

Laurie Giffin
Laurie leads the Atlantic Canada Team and volunteers her language skills on le Portail Francophone and bilingual categorization. "We all save a lot of time and effort when we build on each other's research. I have met so many wonderful people, and have learned so much more about my ancestors than I could ever have achieved alone." [interview]

Alexandra Carter

Alexandra Carter
Alexandra is active in the Canada and Dutch Roots projects. "My favorite thing about WikiTree is the community. My research has really benefited from discoveries made by other WikiTree genealogists, and I've built my own knowledge through G2G conversations and community challenges .... don't be afraid to reach out to the community for help, because they'll generously give it!" [interview]

Sharon Hinshaw-Payne

Sharon Hinshaw-Payne
Sharon spends most of her time adopting orphan Hinshaw profiles and connecting their family lines to the Global Tree. She also participates in the Pennsylvania Settlers, US Civil War, and Ireland projects. [interview]

Alicia Taylor

Alicia Taylor
Alicia photographs headstones for the Cemeteries Project and adopts profiles to improve for the Profile Improvement Project. "On other sites, the whole purpose is to attach a record. Sometimes, that goes so quickly, you never really get to know your ancestor. On WikiTree, I've learned to really tell their story — where they lived, what they did, who they were." [interview]



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