Anne Johnston

Anne Johnston

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Anne Johnston
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified | Created 30 Dec 2012
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Biography

I was born Margaret Anne Johnston, known as Anne, to Thomas (Tommy) Johnston and Janet (Winnie) McMillan in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

I became interested in my family history at a young age, probably as a result of the early death of my father, aunt and maternal grandmother, all within a very short time period. It was in the days before the internet and I struggled to find out much about my father's family - in fact it took me about 30 years to find my father's birth certificate because my mother knew very little about my father's family.

So I focused on my mother's family who had originally come 'across the sheugh (pronounced shuck)' from Scotland. The family bible was stored in my wardrobe and I was totally fascinated by the names and dates which it contained. But I was also interested in the tales from far off places, because none of my grandmother's siblings had stayed in Scotland and this has probably influenced my interest in travel. Three had headed off to South Africa, one went to Canada, one ended up in Philadelphia, USA after time in England and Northern Ireland, one died young and my grandmother came to Northern Ireland, following my grandfather who had come to Belfast to work in the shipyards at the time the great ocean liners such as 'Titanic' were being built here.

I delved into and out of my family history research during my working life, first as a town planner, then as an IT Project Manager and lastly as a Policy Implementer for the government. The growth of the internet made a great difference to my research - it enabled me to whittle away brick walls, especially on my father's side, but also to put up others. The use of DNA has also invigorated my research and I am a project administrator for the North of Ireland DNA Project and committee member with the North of Ireland Family History Society, hopefully helping others with their research.

Sources

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with a Family Tree DNA Family Finder match between Margaret Anne Johnston and Stewart Johnston, first cousins, sharing 1064 cMs with a longest block of 75 cMs.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with a Family Tree DNA Family Finder match between Margaret Anne Johnston and Carol Harvey, third cousins, sharing 68 cMs with a longest block of 16 cMs.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a Family Tree DNA Family Finder match between Margaret Anne Johnston and Isobel Charlotte Vismer, second cousins, sharing 154 cMs with a longest block of 30 cMs.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a Family Tree DNA Family Finder match between Margaret Anne Johnston and Patricia Robinson, third cousins, sharing 81 cMs with a longest block of 16 cMs.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a Family Tree DNA Family Finder match between Margaret Anne Johnston and Patricia Ann Kiskaden, third cousins once removed, sharing 106 cMs with a longest block of 26 cMs.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a Family Tree DNA Family Finder match between Margaret Anne Johnston and Sandra Lou Roberts Moore, third cousins twice removed, sharing 85 cMs with a longest block of 33 cMs.

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Anne is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
CRAIG
Craig is the surname of one of my paternal great grandmothers who was born in Ballycarry, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1855. I am particularly interested in any Craigs and their descendants who came from Co Antrim, especially if they have taken an autosomal DNA test.
DNA
I am a Project Administrator on the North of Ireland DNA Project at FTDNA. I have tested with FTDNA and Ancestry and am interested in the DNA features available on Wikitree.
JOHNSTON
My Johnston ancestors were in the Gilford/Banbridge area of Co Down, Northern Ireland in the early 19th century, then moved to Portadown, Co Armagh in the 2nd half of the century and in the 1890s moved to Belfast. I am interested in any Johnstons and their descendants who came from the North of Ireland, particularly if they have taken an autosomal DNA test.
MCCORMICK
McCormick is the surname of one of my paternal great grandfathers and he worked in the Magheramorne Quarry in the Larne area of Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland (where they now film some of the locations for Game of Thrones). I am particularly interested in any McCormicks and their descendants who came from Co Antrim, especially if they have taken an autosomal DNA test.
SKILLEN
Skillen is the surname of one of my paternal great grandmothers and she came from Gilford, Co Down, Northern Ireland, but I am interested in any Skillens and their descendants, particularly if they have done any autosomal DNA testing.


DNA Tested
Anne Johnston's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Anne or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Anne Johnston: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J1c1c
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On 6 May 2019 at 20:42 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Anne and welcome to the Irish Roots Project. I've added the project badge to your profile and your name to the members interest page.

Look forward to working with you.

Maria

On 25 Sep 2018 at 12:54 GMT Jill (Bradshaw) Lindsay wrote:

Hello Anne,

Re: Ellen Bodles. Bodles-71.

I have sent a request to join Ellen’s trusted list, a personal message and left a comment on Ellen’s profile. Ellen is my husband’s Granny. She is my Mum-in law’s Mum. Ellen’s first daughter is deceased but she still has 3 living children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ellen died in 1971, nearly 47 years ago.

We want to add her direct family members but are unable to do so with the current privacy level. Could you please change this?

Thank you for your time and help.

Kind regards Jill (Ellen’s grandson’s wife).

On 11 Jun 2018 at 18:17 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Anne

I would just like to say how much the work you have done is appreciated. Thank you so much

Just one point about your tag NORTHERN_IRELAND will not really connect you to the wikitree community. the tag is usually IRISH_ROOTS Follow this link to get to your Tags: editing your tags

Please note when researching for family that Northern Ireland did not exist until 1921 when it was created, prior to this it was all Ireland. Explore Irish Roots project

Hope this helps you make the connections you are looking for.

If links do not work in an email from wikTtree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

Regards Janet

Volunteer Coordinator, Data Doctor

On 11 May 2018 at 22:30 GMT Anonymous McCormick wrote:

Hello Anne, I stumbled upon this during my wanders and believe Mary and Andrew might be the parents of the Joseph McCormick (1874) in your tree.

M/1870/Y1/2232/3/25 Mary McMahon McCormick 20th February 1870 Omagh

On 2 Jan 2018 at 04:05 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hi

Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 1 Jul 2017 at 01:42 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Anne,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/416270/weekend-chat-all-members-are-invited-june-30th-july-2nd

On 31 Dec 2012 at 16:57 GMT Melody Tittle wrote:

Welcome to WikiTree, Anne! I hope you enjoy using the site and find it useful for growing your tree and connecting it to others.

You may want to check out the Help area to learn a bit more about WikiTree.

Good luck here and holler if there is anything I can help you with. :)

On 31 Dec 2012 at 12:24 GMT Anne Johnston wrote:

I have been researching my family history for many years with varying success. My father's family is from the North of Ireland and my mother's family is from Scotland. Hopefully by posting my family tree on Wikitree I can get help in adding some more pieces to the puzzle.

On 31 Dec 2012 at 06:22 GMT Michael Gabbard wrote:

Welcome to WikiTree, Anne! What are your genealogy interests and goals?

If you'd like to add your own family tree to WikiTree's world tree, Please take a moment to read the Honor Code, and then indicate that you'd like to volunteer.

At that point, one of our greeters would be happy confirm you as a WikiTree Genealogist.

If you need help getting started, be sure to check out the Help Section. You can also take advantage of our Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) forum.



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