Susan Keil is participating with Legacy Heirs during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.
Susan Keil is participating with Flying Dutchmen during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon.
Born in Illinois, grew up in Vermont, spent years in New Hampshire and now stuck in the Kansas City area of the USA. Simplistically, I'm German, Irish and Scandinavian. My day job is as a clinical data manager which means I spend a lot of time in databases and spreadsheets assisting with the research process for new pharmaceutical products (drugs, biologics or medical devices).
April 2018 I started pursuing a more robust genealogy tree and studying up on how the DNA data my Dad, brother and I have collected can aid in my and my brother's research. Virtually all DNA matches we receive are 4th - Distant Cousins.
In my world, KEIL rhymes with "smile", not "steal".
Things I'm Working on at WikiTree
Learning, especially genetic genealogy
I've been an Ancestry dot com user for many years, but only starting 2Q 2018 became more serious about truly making some progress with this hobby. I've learned a lot about especially genetic genealogy in a relatively short amount of time, but I have much more left to learn. I'm also unversed regarding the other tools out there to help, though have discovered GEDmatch and DNA Painter. RootsMagic is also a recent discovery but I've barely done more than install it and import data a couple of times as a test. My first impression is it is a great tool for troubleshooting and QCing one's tree.
I've started One Name Study projects for KEIL, GAUGHAN, LOMBECK and SIGNOR, the surnames of my 4 grandparents.
Studying mtDNA, especially Z1a
I've started a Space Page for my mtDNA haplogroup Z1a. I tested as Z1a1a.
Hiram Berdan 1824-1893: Merge proposed to Julia Cutler 13Jul2019 (during WT's first annual Connect-a-Thon in 2019). Hiram was a U.S. Sharpshooter, served as Major General in the American Civil War, and was an inventor. His best known invention is of the Berdan rifle which was very popular with the Russian Army 1869-1891.
Mildred Leona Batchelder 1901-1998: 20Sep2019. Mildred is considered among the 100 most important 20th century leaders according to American Libraries. She was a pioneer advocate of ensuring books from across the globe were available to children in their own language.
Genealogy & Related Resources I Like (in addition to WikiTree!)
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Finder test match between Susan Keil and her father. A total of 3,383 cM are shared.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Finder test match between Susan Keil and her brother. Their MRCAs are their parents, Patricia Gaughan and Living Keil. Predicted relationship from FTDNA: Full Brother, based on sharing 2,603 cM across 46 segments.
First-hand information edited by Susan at liberty.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Susan or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup Z1a1a, FTDNA kit #392046
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Susan: