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Meet Some WikiTreers

There are thousands of generous genealogists on WikiTree. Here are just a few. For more, read some of 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.

Greg Lavoie

Greg Lavoie
Greg is active in the French Roots Project where he's currently focused on the Presidents of France, French Notables, and Ancestry of Catherine de Baillon sub-projects. [interview]

Roland Arsenault

Roland Arsenault
Roland co-leads the Acadians Project. He loves the "never ending series of puzzles" in genealogy, and how WikiTree's open web-based model means that our ancestor's puzzle pieces can connect with world history. [interview]

Natalie Trott

Natalie Trott
Among her many activities, Natalie helps categorize profiles by the cemetery in which the person is buried and answers questions about categories in G2G. [interview]

Deb (Lewis) Durham

Deb (Lewis) Durham
Deb is an active Sourcerer. "The moment I found WikiTree and read about the premise behind it, I knew I’d found my genealogical home," writes Deb. "I've been so frustrated over the years by 'junk' genealogy .... there are plenty of mistakes on WikiTree but we communicate with each other and work together to correct those mistakes while striving to provide proof for all of it." [interview]

Helmut Jungschaffer

Helmut Jungschaffer
Helmut appreciates the "emphasis on documentation" at WikiTree and often helps with German sources that are inaccessible to others. He also leads multiple surname projects and the Czech Roots Project. [interview]

Karen Tobo

Karen Tobo
Karen has been a member since 2011 and has made 100,000+ contributions. She's an active Connector who helps make the world a smaller place by growing out family connections for strangers until they meet on our global tree. "Making new connections is my favorite thing to do on WikiTree! I enjoy seeing how we all relate." [interview]

Isabelle Rassinot

Isabelle Rassinot
Isabelle is active in Saturday Sourcing Sprints and Data Doctor Challenges and is helping start up a French Roots project. Do you have ancestors from France? Join Isabelle! [interview]

Susie MacLeod

Susie MacLeod
Susie is one of our friendly Greeters. She bridges the Atlantic as a member of the UK and US history projects. "The spirit of collaboration and desire for accuracy are what drew me to WikiTree," Susie writes. "The selfless way in which people give of their time and energy to help others just warms my heart." [interview]

Robynne Lozier

Robynne Lozier
Robynne is currently active in the British Home Children Project and as leader of the Kiwi Crew in the upcoming Source-a-Thon. "I find myself on WikiTree pretty much every day," she says. "I am so addicted — to the community as well as the genealogy." [interview]

Dorothy Barry

Dorothy Barry
US Army veteran Dorothy is active in our Military & War Project, as a Greeter, and in many other corners of our community. She's leading the Southern Super Sweepers in this year's Source-a-Thon. (In the Clean-a-Thon they took fifth place and Dorothy as an individual took fourth.) [interview]

Sarah Rojas

Sarah Rojas
Sarah is a new WikiTree Leader. She leads the Arborists who seek out duplicate profiles and help WikiTreers with merges. "I love helping people and figuring out problems," she says. [interview]

Keith Hathaway

Keith Hathaway
Vermont karate instructor Keith is a moderator in G2G and one of the friendliest WikiTreers you'll meet there. He's also our community's superfan. Witness his WikiTree poem and the new WikiTree t-shirts he's embroidering himself. [interview]

Rubén Hernández

Rubén Hernández
Rubén participates in our Mexico Project and can be found in our G2G forum almost every day generously answering questions to help other genealogists learn to use WikiTree. "I can't stop WikiTreeing," he admits in his blog interview. [interview]

Alison Andrus

Alison Andrus
Alison currently leads the US History Project, an umbrella for many smaller projects. In her blog interview, Alison writes "I have met the most wonderful, caring and kind people on WikiTree you will ever want to meet. They are so generous with their time and talents, I have learned so much and feel so humbled." [interview]

Ellen Smith

Ellen Smith
Ellen is an outstanding, generous genealogist in G2G and everywhere else she participates. "It's been wonderful to experience how collaborative genealogy in WikiTree makes all of us better genealogists," she says. "Collaboration on our shared ancestors encourages us to share information and to hold each other to high standards." [interview]

Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson
Wonderful WikiTreer Kay is especially generous in answering DNA questions on complex issues such as using DNA to scientifically confirm family trees. "I love the collaboration with distant cousins who are working on the same ancestors," she says. "I love the wonderful DNA tools available to us on WikiTree." [interview]

Laura (Pennie) Bozzay

Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Laura is very active on WikiTree, including in the German Roots Project. She recently made contact with a cousin in Germany thanks to WikiTree's DNA partnership with GEDMatch. [interview]

Ros Haywood

Ros Haywood
Ros is involved in a dozen projects, including six surname projects. "I have been on WikiTree since 2011 and am very active (I'm on it several times a day for several hours at a time). ... there's always something new to do!" [interview]

Jacqueline Girouard

Jacqueline Girouard
Jackie has been an active WikiTreer since 2014. She's a leader in the Acadians Project and Louisiana Families Project. One thing she loves about WikiTree is that she always has "something constructive to do with her time every single day." [interview]

Campbell Braddock

Campbell Braddock
Campbell is still a teenager but has made over 12,000 WikiTree contributions including work on an extensive Braddock surname study. "If I'm not sleeping, eating, working or painting a picture, I am on WikiTree." [interview]

Mel (Gilbert) Lambert

Mel (Gilbert) Lambert
Mel is very involved with the Military and War Project and is one of our amazingly generous and patient Mentors. Mentors are volunteers who give one-on-one help to other members who are having trouble with WikiTree's many complexities. "I love the collaboration, shared knowledge and the friendliness of our WikiTree members." [interview]

Debi (McGee) Hoag

Debi (McGee) Hoag
Debi is an active Greeter, Ranger, Connector, and Sourcerer. She leads the way in our Messengers Project, taking new members on our guided tour. "I love that there's a way for us to work together to record all our findings, both accurate and inaccurate, so that the most complete depiction of a person can be developed." [interview]

Summer (Binkley) Orman

Summer (Binkley) Orman
Summer is heavily involved in the Volunteer Coordinators and the Tennessee and Slavic Roots projects, and has now taken leadership of the Rangers, the vitally-important members who help us all by watching for "forest fires." [interview]

Lucy (Kelleher) Lavelle

Lucy (Kelleher) Lavelle
Lucy is the Source-a-Thon and Clean-a-Thon #1 top scorer. In her blog interview she writes, "I love how friendly and helpful the WikiTree community is — almost every conversation I have with WikiTreers feels like a warm hug!" [interview]

Cindy (Williams) Lesure

Cindy (Williams) Lesure
Cindy is a friendly Greeter and a cheerful Data Doctor. On New Years Eve 2014 she started entering information on WikiTree. Now, she says, "I must go to the website at least once a day! I volunteer as a Greeter and Messenger and am a Data Doctor. It is something I absolutely love!" [interview]

Liz (Noland) Shifflett

Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Liz has been a leading member for five years. She makes innumerable contributions including leading the Louisiana Project, Virginia Project, MatchBot Monitors, and Saturday Sourcing Sprints. "I was totally addicted the moment I found WikiTree in May 2012, which was a month after my mom died, so it was a balm to immerse myself in my family tree." [interview]

Charlotte Shockey

Charlotte Shockey
Charlotte was a top winner in both the Source-a-Thon and Clean-a-Thon. "I enjoy being a Greeter, the first person a new member interacts with. I always hope to give them a positive experience. I also love helping out with all the other projects I'm part of .... Sometimes I don’t know if I have enough time in the day to do it all. LOL. Darn work for getting in the way." [interview]

Bea Wijma

Bea Wijma
Bea is one of our leading Dutch members. She's been instrumental in the Dutch Roots, New Netherland Settlers, South African Roots and Cape of Good Hope projects. Bea confesses, "I'm a WikiTree addict ... 'Wicked Tree' is how my family members sometimes (joking) name it." [interview]

Emma MacBeath

Emma MacBeath
Emma, the second-place finisher in the 2017 Clean-a-Thon and leader of the winning team, "A Rose by Any Other Name." Emma is a Greeter, an Adoption Angel, and a project coordinator for the DNA Project. [interview]

Mags Gaulden

Mags Gaulden
Mags is one of the single most important leaders in our community. Currently she's most involved in the First Peoples Project and in reorganizing the DNA Project. Check out one of the WikiTree LiveCasts she hosts on YouTube. [interview]

Carole Partridge

Carole Partridge
Carole co-leads the Greeters who help make WikiTree "the most polite and friendly website on the Internet." See Carole in this YouTube LiveCast. "I dream of one giant tree that will eventually incorporate the latest research on every ancestor we know of," says Carole. [interview]

Bob Keniston

Bob Keniston
Bob is a Ranger and Data Doctor, and has been active in the Sourcerers, Bio Builders, and Connectors Challenges. See Bob in this YouTube LiveCast. "I enjoy the collaboration and assistance that you get when you join WikiTree." [interview]

David Selman

David Selman
David is a Texas Cemeterist and Volunteer Coordinator. He's one of our most helpful members and loves recognizing others' accomplishments in our G2G forum. "I especially like the friends I have made here ... [and] being able to ask for help with anything and always getting an answer." [interview]

Robin Lee

Robin Lee
Robin co-leads the Arborists and US Presidents projects and our Pre-1500 Certification process. See Robin in this LiveCast on YouTube. "What I love most about WikiTree is that it is a community, where we share what we know willingly and we gain when others gain. I have done a lot of volunteer work in my life and by far, this is the best environment that I have worked in as a volunteer." [interview]

Dorothy (Cook) Coakley

Dorothy (Cook) Coakley
Dorothy is an Arborist, Mentor, and Connector. She says everyone should presume that they are a cousin. Which, of course, they are… they just haven’t met yet! [interview]

Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts
Peter co-leads the DNA Project and leads a Bahamas Project. See Peter in this YouTube LiveCast on DNA usage. "From genetic genealogy I have learned that we are indeed all cousins of each other to some degree. So everyone is related to everyone else. The quest is to find what traditional genealogical records exist to help reveal HOW some of us are related." [interview]

Kitty (Cooper) Smith

Kitty (Cooper) Smith
Kitty is the co-leader of our DNA Project and 1776 Project, and leads a Smith One-Name Study. She's been active in the new Saturday Sourcing Sprints. See Kitty in this YouTube LiveCast on DNA usage. [interview]

Michael Stills

Michael Stills
Michael is a G2G forum moderator and 1776 Project co-leader. He's a great Ambassador for WikiTree, often giving presentations in his local community. Michael leads the way in our Presenters group, helping other WikiTreers share the love. [interview]




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