Paula J
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Paula J

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Paula J
Born 1950s.
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Paula J is a Project Member of the Southern Pioneers Project.

This profile is part of the Johnson Name Study.

Paula J survived Hurricane Matthew in Georgia on October 8, 2016 with evacuation

Paula J survived Hurricane Irma in Georgia on September 7, 2017 with evacuation

Paula J survived Hurricane Dorian in Georgia on September 2, 2019 with evacuation

Paula J survived Hurricane Ian in Georgia on September 30, 2022 with evacuation

Paula J survived Hurricane Idalia in Georgia on September 6,2023 with evacuation

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I emailed you reports on Waldrop the other day.
posted by Howard Waldrop
I have been adding profiles at Wikitree. I think that most Waldrop profiles are mine.

I sent a thumb drive to 2 NC Gen Societies. I sent thumb drives to my sister and nephew.

posted by Howard Waldrop
Hello Howard,

I noticed you have been adding profiles,. I appreciate you making sure you share your knowledge of your ancestors. I have been trying to work some on WikiTree after being out sick for so long. Let me know if I cant help in any way.


posted by Paula J
Carol Ann and I ( she has a profile at wikitree). Know about illness.

2024 is my 10th year at wikitree. You help a lot!!! I appreciate it!

posted by Howard Waldrop
Paula Thanks for replying to the Military and War check in. I keep a google sheet for Military and War as well as another for Southern Colonies. So I have marked you as Active. Have a good year. Mary
posted by Mary Richardson

I sent you a check-in message a week ago about the Military and War Project to ask you about your continued involvement but have no yet heard back from you. Do you still want to be in the project?

If I don’t hear from you by the same time next week I’ll assume that you’ve moved on to other things but you’re most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Mary, Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary,

Thank you for your message. I apologize for my late reply. I have been out sick. I am interested in continued participation in the Military and War Project. i monitor the g2g feed and changes to profiles which are project managed. Let me know how else I can help the project at this time.


posted by Paula J
Paula, I finally come to your name.

This is the time for the annual 2024 check in with members of the Military and War Project. Have you been active during the last six months in the Military and War Project? Note that it is a requirement to respond to the Military and War Project Check-ins. Please respond to this message by clicking the reply button below this message, to post your answer. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary, Project Coordinator, Military & War

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Paula,

It is once again time for our annual Scotland Project check-in. Please respond within the next three weeks to let us know:

•If you would like to continue as a project member •If you are happy with your current teams or would you like to join a different team •How much time per month (on average) you spend working on Scottish profiles •Anything you’d like the Scotland Project to do more of in the future

You can respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within the next three weeks we’ll assume your interests have changed or you are no longer able to participate in the Scotland Project at this time, and your badge will be removed. If your circumstances change later you will be welcome to reapply for membership.

On behalf of the Scotland Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve Scottish profiles!

Sheena - Scotland Project Membership Coordinator

Hi Sheena,

I have not been active in the Scotland Project but noticed today that the Mcmillan line needs work. I am going to work on that for awhile,



posted by Paula J
If you're born on the Aries-Taurus cusp, from April 17 to April 23, you are a firecracker and a force to be reckoned with! You were born on the Cusp of Power, so it's no surprise that you're authoritative, resilient, and dedicated to your passions and goals.,to%20your%20passions%20and%20goals.
posted by David Wilson
Paula, will you add Roll of Honor badge to

Steve did not add that badge to my list of badges to add??


Thanks also for the birthday message

posted by Mary Richardson
Can a Notable sticker be added to Audie Murphy?
posted by K Smith
So sorry for the late response! Of course you can add a notable sticker to Audie Murphy.😊
posted by Paula J
Hi Paula,

Are you still interested in supporting the Choctaw Nation team of the Native Americans project?

I ask because someone just expressed interest in joining the team and when I looked at its page, I saw you listed as project coordinator.


posted by Jillaine Smith
Thanks for contacting me, Jillaine. I am project coordinator for several tribes to help cover them when they were first put up. I am happy to continue supporting that project but also encourage anyone with a specific interest to take my place. Let me know how I can best help. Thanks again for the message!
posted by Paula J
edited by Paula J
If you liked what I did with Wanzel, wait till you see what I do with her 2nd great-grandpappy. I think I found his father!!!!
posted by Lynette Jester
I am so excited for you, Lynette!!
posted by Paula J
Kizeah Ridge has not been proven be the wife of Jabez Jarvis Sr. In fact, there is good evidence that she is not. Please take her off the tree!
posted by Joyce (Jones) Jarvis
edited by Joyce (Jones) Jarvis
Hi Joyce,

I am not sure which profile you are referring to. Could you please post a link?

posted by Paula J
Hi Joyce,

The profile that is in error is actually here. I left a message on the profile for the profile manager, Lets given her time to respond. If she has not responded in two weeks, I will disconnect the husband and children.



posted by Paula J
edited by Paula J
Thank you Howard!

You have contributed a phenomenal amount of research!! I will keep working and watching. Sometime images are indexed or records turn up. Thanks for all of your hard work!


posted by Paula J
I am adding a few profiles

Waldrop genealogy is as finished as it ever will be. I just want people to find accurate material without a lot of trouble. We are, both, old.

posted by Howard Waldrop
Thank you for helping. I really appreciate it.
posted by Howard Waldrop
I am Waldrop-192.

Carol Ann is Waldrop-97.

We are married to each other.

Wolud you take care of that?

posted by Howard Waldrop

Greetings from the Military and War Project. We are doing the six month check-in with members.. Have you been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary,

Thanks for checking in. I have been working with Betty on 1776 categories. Hope all is well with you and yours!


posted by Paula J
Thanks for the check in. I would have marked you active anyhow. Betty and I finished the 1776 check in.

Gus and I are fine.


posted by Mary Richardson
Checking on you..

The next message is check in.


posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you!! I appreciate your help.

WE have trees at ancestry. I have been working on one of them. Ancestry gets a lot of traffic, which is why we have trees there.

posted by Howard Waldrop
Carol Ann and I are, both ill. She is 78; I am 76. Both us appreciate all that you have done . Green Berry is Carol Ann's waldrop ancestor.
posted by Howard Waldrop
I am so very sorry you are both ill! You will both be in my prayers. Green is a great place to start. There is much to be done on this line. I am afraid that works keeps me tied up more than I would like. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to work on the Waldrop line so I will give it as much time as I possibly can. Thanks for entrusting me with this!
posted by Paula J
You need a program like Ancestral Quest or Family tree maker for the GEDCOM. Get a program such Ancestral Quest ( if memory serves , Ancestral quest has a FREE basic program)

This is the link to the line of Green Berry. Also, I emailed you a "paper copy" ( off line)

I am confident that Carol Ann and i will be ok.

posted by Howard Waldrop
If you want to add profiles from the GEDCOM that I sent, pease start with Green Berry Waldrop --- Waldrop- 102.

Thank you!

posted by Howard Waldrop
Thank you very much. Howard! I will do that!
posted by Paula J
I emailed you a GEDCOM. You are free to use it.
posted by Howard Waldrop

I am going to email you a GEDCOM of some of our data. Be sure to look for ir.

Howard Waldrop

posted by Howard Waldrop
Hi Paula,

I sent an email to you yesterday regarding changes on an Arbuthnot profile. I haven't received a reply, so I just want to make sure I'm not landing in your spam/junk folder.

Looking forward to your response.

Scotland Project co-Leader
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Paula,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, Just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely, Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi Paula,

I’d like to join the “Johnson” one name study.

Thanks! Lynn

posted by Lynn Johnson
Paula, I just dusted off your 1776 badge and re-awarded it. Thank you so much for helping with the 1776 Project!
posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
I have been very ill

I was in icu from Nov3 to Dec 27. I went home om Jan 21. I am in in home therapy. I had a covid caused stroke. I am on the mend. I hope to egt back to my base level.

I will send you an email.

Howard Waldrop

posted by Howard Waldrop
Hi Paula, just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done on the Civil War Project. It makes things a lot easier for me.

P Kreuzer, US Civil War Project Leader

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Paula, I would like to join the Johnson one name project when you get around to it. Thanks
posted by Charles Johnson
Paula, thanks for your offer to help with the Military and War project. I have very little experience in leading a project but I'm very eager to get my feet wet. Your guidance is greatly appreciated.


posted by Barry Sweetman

I am having to get my last psychological report into the government prior to end of day today due to the end of the fiscal year.

I am happy to help you. I will send you a PM


posted by Paula J
the wife was ill; and this corona virus business put a crimp in genealogy. I hope to find people chasing Waldrop
posted by Howard Waldrop
Sorry to hear that Howard. Im doing a few Waldrop's that connect into Paula's genealogy. I will orphan after i add them and please pick them up and add what you know. Regards Eric and Paula.
posted by [Living Daly]
Hello, May I join the "Johnson Name Study" project?
posted by Charles Johnson
Hi Paula,

I hope you are keeping well. I am working on the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) female pilots. Please can you set up an ATA space page for me linked to Women in WWII.

Unlike the Women Airforce Service Pilots, this was a civilian group attached to the Royal Air Force, do you know which sticker I should use for those that died on active service?

Thank you.

posted by Philip Gale
edited by Philip Gale
Hi Paula,I am trying to write nicer biographies for my grandfather and great grandfather for Memorial Day. I have just done my first sticker, WWII, and the flag isn't showing up. Can you give me any tips? The profile is Edward Chaillet II and here is what I entered...
Image:United States of America
Corporal Paula J served in the United States Army in World War II
Service started: 14 Nov 1941
Unit(s): Battery "D", 1st Battalion; Battery "C", 549th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion
Service ended: 25 Nov 1945
I tried it with and without the last "image=United States of America" but can't think of something else that is in the wrong spot or has bad spacing and hope that you might see right away what is amiss. Thank you for your time and expertise.


Hi Paula! I know you're really active, but... I'm trying to get the membership lists for US Southern Colonies Project squared away and I have a lot of "unmatched" info for you, and I also don't have a record of your ever responding to the project's checkins (I've only been involved in the January 2021 checkin... I just double-checked and if you responded, I either missed it or mis-filed it). So... two things: US Southern Colonies Project has two participation requirements: (1) respond the the 6-month checkins & (2) join a team.

If you'll reply to this comment, that'll take care of (1). And you are a member of a team, but I need to clarify which one(s). This is what my records show:

You are

  • a member of the Province of South Carolina Team (you're on the trusted list & listed as a member on the page, with your interest areas, added by Mary in November 2020, as "ancestors in South Carolina and Georgia"
  • not a member of the Georgia Team. Should you be?
  • listed in the Project Members table as being on the Jamestown, Carolina & SC teams - you're all set for the SC Team but not the Jamestown or Carolina teams. Do you want to be on either/both/neither? (You're currently on the trusted lists for both the Jamestown Team & the Carolina Team, but not listed as a member on the page.)


P.S. Also, just to clarify - folks who are members of the Southern Pioneers Project should have the United States Project badge, not be awarded the US Southern Colonies Project badge. Anyone wanting to be a badged member of the US Southern Colonies Project who isn't should answer the project's G2G welcome post (see the link on the project page, under "How to Join").

edit - forgot to add (1712-1776) to the SC Team name

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
edited by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Paula, I reached out to Mary Richardson as well to ask if someone from Team South Carolina would be willing to help us dig in to this South Carolina family? It's part of the WikiTree Challenge ending Wednesday and we're trying to decide if we have enough info to declare this Joachim Hudson profile to be conflated and in need of splitting:

posted by Karen Lowe
Paula would like to work with you and team on improving South Carolina, especially since my Stephens and Langstons came from there, were in war there too. Let me know how I can help
Thank you Paula,

Your mentoring is working Darrel

posted by Darrel White Jr
Thanks Paula:) ... Refresh my memory ... Did I put in a request to join another project?
posted by [Living Ogle]
Paula, Need you to award Civil War badge to this lady.

Alice M Thomsen. Then I will add her to Military And War Google Group..

~ Mary ~

hope you are OK

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Hi Paula,

I would like to Join the Roll of Honor project, please. I have added the tag to my profile, however, there is not a new thread on G2G to post an answer to. I have several members of my family (from both sides) that have earned some of the highest Military Awards given, including Silver Stars, Bronze Stars, Meritorious Service Medals, Distinguished Flying Crosses, Purple Hearts, and Air Medals.

I would also like to join The Forgotten Ones sub-project, please. I have at least 2 members of my mother's side that are currently listed on the Tablets of the Missing at the American Cemetery & Mausoleum in Manila, Philippines.

posted by David Owens
Greetings! I am interested in joining the One Name Study for Johnson, will you please add the One Name Study badge added to my profile? Thank you!!!
Hello Paula, I would like join Spencer project.

My maternal grandmother was Mabel May Spencer, daughter of Howard Orson, son of Orson Spencer. My sis in law Kathleen Black is writing a book about Orson, she has been gathering info for years, including a mission to the Nauvoo temple where she worked in the records room. Fascinating stuff! I am fairly new here, but have trees on Family Search and Ancestry.

posted by Darlisa Black
Hi! WikiTree has asked that projects publish their history. I made a start & Mary Richardson has filled in a lot of info, but your input would be welcome too! Please see

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Paula

We have a large membership for Province of Carolina Team. As previously discussed in the leadership Team, I have split the Province of Carolina Team into the following :


Please reply to me with your answer of which team you want to work on (this may be multiples) A) All three teams

B) This Province of Carolina Team

C) this Province of North Carolina Team

D) this Province of South Carolina Team

Of note there is A Quality Assurance subteam listed on the Province of Carolina Team page which you may be interested in also.

Be sure you fill in your strong points and interests next to your name on the Carolina team page

(I will continue as Team Leader of all three)

Mary ~ Team Leader

Paula, this is the same message I sent to all. I think I know the answer for you--- South Carolina.

posted by Mary Richardson
Paula, I am so glad you enjoyed the article. I wanted to share it with everyone so they too could enjoy it
posted by Jean Heffron
Hi Paula,

My name is Sarah and I’m the new Project Leader for The Native Americans Project. This is your project check-in letter. I would love to hear back from you about your current Native American research interests and project related activity.

Thank you,

Sarah Mason, NA Project Leader

posted by Sarah Mason
This fellow is really interested in joining the Civil War group and the Badge , and of course finally the Military and War Google Group. Will you award him a badge?



posted by Mary Richardson
Aw, that’s nice to be appreciated, thank you Paula.
posted by H Husted