Susan Keil

Susan Keil

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Susan M. Keil
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - 2000s)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 29 Jul 2018 | Susan's 4859 contributions | 115 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 29 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 6 Jan 2019
16:50: Susan Keil edited the Biography for Susan Keil. [Thank Susan for this]
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Susan Keil has German Roots.
Susan Keil has Irish ancestors.

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". Just FYI.

Things I'm Working on at WikiTree

  • Building my Tree, obviously! My immediate family is small and few genetically related to me have tested their DNA, so it's time for "WikiTree to the Rescue"! Maybe if I keep at this enough, in Ancestry dot com speak, I'll eventually end up in one "circle".
  • Learning. I've been an Ancestry dot com user for 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.
  • Studying surnames. I've started One Name Study projects for KEIL, GAUGHAN, LOMBECK and SIGNOR, the surnames of my 4 grandparents.
  • Studying mtDNA. I've started a Space Page for my mtDNA haplogrup Z1a. I tested as Z1a1a.
  • Reviewing my imported GEDCOM via GEDCOMpare.
  • Adopting orphaned profiles that interest me.
  • Connecting profiles in my tree or under my management that aren't connected to The Tree.
  • Miscellaneous data cleaning tasks on The Tree.
  • Switching over to a more official To Do List when it presents as too long here.

Genealogy & Related Resources I Like (in addition to WikiTree!)

DNA Confirmation Statements

  • 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.

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Susan is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Need to learn more about this ... !
I love the concept of a single, collaborative tree. I will first try to conquer the connection difficulties for any unconnected profiles in my watch list ... This could take a while ...
Interested in performing data cleaning on WikiTree, where appropriate.
I've been learning and working a lot with my and my Dad's DNA matches on all the platforms I can find. I'm eager to learn more and possibly help others navigate this interesting, addicting area of genealogy.
I love using DNA Painter. They just added a subscriber ($) update so you can upload ALL of your matches from a testing company or GEDmatch to compare your match representation among the different platforms. Pretty cool!
I've greatly enjoyed self-teaching myself the beginnings of genetic genealogy the last several months, and I'm looking forward to learning much more!
My GAUGHANs are most recently from Chicago, IL and Scranton, PA and before that County Mayo, For the males, more times than not, their given name is John. Please consider joining the One Name Study I started for the Gaughans.
Simplistically, my Dad is from Germany ... but we all know it's always more complicated than that!
My maternal grandfather's line is from County Mayo and I suspect other counties in Ireland are involved through other matches living in the USA. Ireland genealogy is difficult for a variety of reasons and often (once traced to Ireland from the emigrant country) presents as one large brick wall. I'd like to learn from others in this project as when time/energy permits, I'd like to try to conquer parts of The Wall.
At least 25% of my roots appear to be Irish.
My KEILs appear to be from Czechia from ~1902 and prior. I'm interested in collaborating with anyone researching this surname and to that end have started a One Name Study for all the KEILs and Friends.
My Irish ancestors appear to all come from County Mayo, Ireland.
Trying to learn more about mtDNA.
I've started One Name Studies for KEIL, GAUGHAN, LOMBECK/BOMBECK and SIGNOR. Please assist as your time and interest permits.
I have Swedish ancestry and know before I really get started with it that it's going to be challenging to sort out this line.
I think one of my Dad's lines has roots in the Slavic countries ...
I have Swedish ancestry.
Looking for tip after tip after tip ...
My maternal grandmother's line originates in Varmland, Sweden and at least for a while, this is where my Z1a1a is centered.
My mtDNA is the currently supposedly uncommon Z1a1a. I'd love to connect with others who share this haplogroup as we figure out how knowing our mtDNA can benefit our genealogy research. Please see the Space Page I started as a gathering place for this purpose.

DNA Tested
Susan Keil's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. 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:
  • Susan Keil: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup Z1a1a, FTDNA kit #392046
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Susan:

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On 25 Dec 2018 at 00:56 GMT Kylie Haese wrote:

Thanks for reading my bio, all the way to the bottom. Glad you appreciated the quotes haha.

On 3 Dec 2018 at 17:26 GMT C (Rodgers) Bake wrote:

Thank YOU Susan for making the profile of such a great author! Yours is the only one that came up when I searched but I will look further into it, thanks again Susan! Edit: Well it looks like yours is the only one! I searched for all the variations of names off of wikipedia and nothing showed up. I don't know how to add notable stickers to profiles, only categories. Edit: found the notables sticker

On 28 Nov 2018 at 21:17 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:

Welcome to Project Finland.

You may want to join our Google Group.

On 20 Nov 2018 at 17:36 GMT Edison Williams wrote:

"Hi Edison, Would you mind taking a look at the following G2G post and offering a response?" Susan will never ask me to do that again. I can hear her from all the way in Kansas City: "I didn't ask you to write a BOOK, Edison!" Sigh...

On 19 Nov 2018 at 21:39 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Welcome Susan

We appreciate you joining the Data Doctor project. If you have not yet done so, please read the Data Doctors Please pay attention to our Mission and the Code of Conduct that we all subscribe to

The How to get started section suggests you start by initially clearing suggestions and errors on the profiles you manage and then working first in geographical areas you are familiar with will help you feel more comfortable changing other profiles

We emphasise quality over quantity in your work in properly sourcing, categorizing and cleaning profiles helps us all to build a more accurate tree

Please ask questions on the G2G add the DATA_DOCTOR tag to questions so we all see them

Janet~Data Doctor

On 16 Nov 2018 at 15:39 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Susan, please join our Categorization google, which is a requirement in order to receive communications about the project.!forum/wikicategories

Thanks, Natalie

On 10 Nov 2018 at 22:17 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Susan please have a look at the Recycling WikiTree IDs help page and make sure the profiles you are recycling meet the criteria. Thank you

On 25 Oct 2018 at 17:32 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Hi Susan,

I am serving as only interim Leader until we find someone more permanent. At this point we only ask that you use reliable sources on any profile you improve or create. Welcome!

On 10 Oct 2018 at 16:33 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After Adopting Orphans to understand what to do next.

On 8 Oct 2018 at 19:39 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. If you're new to making connections and want some simplified connections to work on, look at our Connecting Buddies page. Thanks for joining us!

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