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My name is Michelle M. McKinlay-Smith (born Hughes). My father was Frederick LeRoy Hughes born in Pennsylvania but lived mostly in North Carolina, as did all of his kin. My mother was from Washington State and this is where i was born, in 1968. My father was in the Air Force and was sent to Nam. When he returned, he was not the same and my parents divorced when i was about 7 years old.
I never knew my father's side of the family and so i decided to try and find him and my other half of who i am.. this has led me to doing a family tree!
I have a tree with over 8,000 relatives on ancestry and also on MyHeritage.
My surnames included: Hughes, Evans, Turner, Grogan, Whiteman, Lyle, Baker, Talkington, Fuller, McDonald, Springer, Cox, Broady and many more.
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On 16 Jun 2017 at 15:42 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
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.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions!
Thanks, WikiMesssenger Cindy
On 9 Jun 2017 at 23:56 GMT David Selman wrote:
You may have been hard at work adding family members and getting connected to those that are already here.
You probably 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!
David ~ Wiki Messenger
On 2 Jun 2017 at 20:54 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
You've been here for several weeks now! We hope your profiles are starting to come together and that you've enjoyed getting to know 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.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions as that is the only way we gain knowledge!
Thanks, WikiMessenger Cindy
PS Good work so far! Have you noticed on your ancestor profiles on the bottom right is "Research" where you can get sources and more information? Give it a try sometime!
On 26 May 2017 at 16:16 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:
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.
As always, your questions are welcome! Michelle
On 19 May 2017 at 14:27 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:
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 Edit a Profile.
As always, your questions are welcome!
On 13 May 2017 at 15:09 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:
I'm a member of the Mentor project, and I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can help you with?
On 12 May 2017 at 17:12 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
Thanks for volunteering! You are now a full member of the WikiTree community. Once you sign the Honor Code, you may start adding profiles.
Since WikiTree is different from other genealogy sites, we have a guided tour to help new members learn their way around. The first stop is How-To #1: How to Start Climbing Our Tree. The How-To's are intended to be visited about once a week, but feel free to work through them at your own pace.
To meet other WikiTreers, check out our G2G forum, including the G2G Question of the Week.
See you in the branches, Cindy
On 18 Mar 2016 at 20:30 GMT Deborah (Réaume) Collier wrote:
The initial email from us has helpful links that get you started on WikiTree, which is not like any genealogy site you’ve ever used.
WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as a BIG collaborative team!
What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree? When you confirm your email address, you’ll have an opportunity to Volunteer and tell us about your genealogical interests.
Welcome to the Family, we’re really glad you’re here.
Deborah, Greeter (from USA)