Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
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Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy

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Lisa R. Murphy formerly Kelsey aka Ford Dunavan
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
Sister of [private sister (1970s - unknown)] [half]
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Mother of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)], [private son (1990s - unknown)] and [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 3 Apr 2014 | Last significant change: 24 May 2022
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Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy is participating with Legacy Heirs during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 563 suggestions.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs' during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading ' items to profiles.

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Melissa was born March 12, 1970 in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, to Frank Ernest Kelsey and Connie Marie Bise.[1]

Adopted by Wayne Ford 1986.[2][3][4]

She began dating Mark Dunavan in February of 1996. They moved from Great Falls, Montana to Oregon in 1988. April 1, 1989 she married Mark in Gresham, Oregon.[5][6]

They moved to Kansas. September of 1991 she became pregnant with Alicia. In November she went to Ohio to help her friend from High School, Tracy. She decided that if she was unhappy as she was with Mark, the baby would not be happy. She told Mark she was not coming back. She moved to Salem, Oregon. She met Robert Murphy the first part of May 1992. She had him to her apartment for dinner to thank him for helping move a bed. He pretty much stayed. Alicia was born July 14, 1992.[7][8]

December 1993, they were all 3 invited to Wales to visit Robert's parents and other family. He proposed just before they left for this trip. July 10, 1994, she and Robert were married and their first son, Nicolas was born November 16, 1994.


Great Falls public Elementary Schools Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA

West Junior High, North Junior High, Paris Gibson Junior High Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA

Junior High Fairfield, Montana, USA -1999 Great Falls High School Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA[9]

Utah State Community College Orem, Utah, USA

Provo Community College Provo, Utah, USA

University of Phoenix Online

American Intercontinental University

Wikitree Member Relations:

  • Alicia (Dunavan-41) is the daughter of Lisa
  • Nick (Murphy-4800) is the son of Lisa
  • Rocky (Lee-8704) and Lisa are first cousins once removed
  • Jonathan (Paull-362) and Lisa are first cousins
  • Robin (Lee-5956) and Lisa are 12th cousins once removed
  • Sally (Stovall-395) and Lisa are 14th cousins 5 times removed
  • Alison (Andrus-373) and Lisa are 15th cousins 2 times removed
  • Mindy (Pitts-33) and Lisa are 5th cousins 2 times removed
  • Doug (Lockwood-1016) and Lisa are 18th cousins
  • M. (Gaulden-7) and Lisa are 9th cousins four times removed


  1. First-hand information as remembered by Lisa Murphy
  2. Montana, U.S., birth Records, 1897-1988
  3. Montana, U.S., Birth Index, 1870-1986
  4. United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014
  5. Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009
  6. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  7. Oregon, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009
  8. Marriage Index, 1800s
  9. U.S, School Yearbooks, 1900-1990

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Hi Lisa!

I haven't heard back from you regarding the Scotland Project Check-in. I hope you are well and look forward to hearing from you soon.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi hun,

There has been so much going on, I just do not get enough time for the project. It saddens me to say, but I think I need to be taken off the project for a while.

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
We are sorry to see you go. Thank you for all you've done to help the project. Know you are welcome back any time.
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Lisa; Thanks, I enjoyed the Connect-a-thon, I will definitely be back for the next one.
posted by William Cox
Happy Sunday!

I’m working on updating and reforming the spreadsheets. I am just wondering if you are planning on using it? I have 21 on the list but only 8 actually using it. It doesn’t matter either way and if you are tracking your numbers somewhere else you could add them on the team page I just need to add you as a manager. Anyhow, The team is doing great! We have indexed over 1400 Names! Thanks for being part of this crazy ride.

posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
I have not been using it. Sorry. I just plug away as much as I can and do not pay attention to the numbers. Thank you for all you are doing as the group leader! I would love the occasional update, if possible, on where our totals are.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
I update our space page at least once a day. Last I checked we were at a little over 2200.
posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
Hello, We are off and runnin! (No Foolin’) Here is the Archives Link…
posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
Happy Sunday!!

Sandy and I have been getting ready for take off!!! She set us up a Discord Channel so we can communicate with each other about our Project and I have been trying to recruit more people and updating our page.

I added a link to a spreadsheet that we can use to track our progress. I am also going to add a shareable one for those who want to make it a joint effort.

Here is the link to our Discord channel

Let me know if you want added to the group spreadsheet.

Blessed Be!!!

posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
First, thank you both for all you have been doing., Yes I would love being added to the group sheet. I think I might have someone else to join,

I clicked through and tried to get in the discord but it just has the button and my sign in and shows there are two online out of a total of 4.

Hope your day is going well.

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi Lisa,

I Just need you to PM me your email to send you the join invite for the sheet! I’m getting so excited!

posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
hey hun,

I mentioned another person for the team. He signed in at Family Search and wants to be in the Wikitree group. His ID on WT is Birge-436 and I will message you with his email.

Thank you so much!!!

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
The U.S. Census Bureau is holding a pre-release webinar to give the media and data users.

posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
Just checking in with everyone. Have you heard a about the census from Familysearch?
posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
Nope, nothing in my email. Hopefully they will contact us all soon.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Here’s our group link.

I still wanna edit it some but it’s up! I think you will be able edit it.

posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley

Thank you for contributing to the January 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak

It’s Pam from the WikiTree Facebook Group. If I hear anything I’ll let you know. I’m gonna set up,a group for us to communicate and track our progress.

Thanks again.

posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
Hi Lisa!

It's time for our annual Scotland Project check-in!

This year we are hoping to learn what our membership would like to accomplish over the next 12 months. In case you aren't aware, this year is WikiTree's ""Year of Connections"" and the Project's leadership would like to contribute to this in as many ways as possible.

We would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts and ideas with us on how we can accomplish this goal. We would also appreciate it if you would provide some feedback on our existing goals, including:

  • If you have not yet signed up to help on one of the project's teams, which team(s) would you be interested in joining?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter?
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing?
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page?
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general

We continue to communicate with our Project members via Google Group (official) and Discord (unofficial), as well as G2G. You may also reach out to any of the Project leaders via WikiTree's internal messaging system at any time.

Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project become a knowledge hub for Scottish genealogical research! We wish you all the best in 2022!

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin on behalf of the Scotland Project Leaders

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Lisa, thanks so much for everything you do for the thons! HUGS Maggie
posted by Maggie N.
Hi there,

Are you still researching the Eubanks family of Onslow County, North Carolina, and Alabama? I descend from Elijah Eubanks and sent a request to be added to the trusted list some time ago.

Thank you, Jason

posted by Jason Lee Edwards
Hi Lisa - How do I know what profiles to work on for Source-a-Thon? For Connect-a-Thon I just added as many of my family members as I could. Let me know where to get 'my list' for this weekend! TY!
posted by Diane Scholten
Also - my great great grandmother shows up as needing sources - but if you look at her profile it's full of sources - h


posted by Diane Scholten
Guess what? I watched the video Mindy sent out and figured it all out including fixing my great great grandma. I'm ready to rock!
posted by Diane Scholten
Hey Lisa - my cousin Paul Wright wants to join our team - his email is [email address removed] I tried signing him up - not sure it went through. Will send him the link. Hope it's not closed - he's a hard worker!
posted by Diane Scholten
Hi hun,

Yes. as you know he made it on time. That meant that he was registered. I then put him on the roster so he is stuck with us. LOL

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
You're the best!! Now here's another question - I got an email from M silva that said:

"You can use any profiles from the Unconnected Profiles reports:

Or work from your own Watchlist: Go to My WikiTree menu in upper right then Watchlist. Click on "Edit Date" to move the oldest to the top and start looking for profiles that need parents, siblings or children!

Most teams also have tables on their pages with team specific profiles that need family members added. Clicking on the numbers give you lists of profiles you can work on. It's a great idea to let your team members know which part of the table you're working on if you choose this approach."

What the 3 of us Glasgows who signed up (me, Paul Wright and Pat Moell) want to do is to build out our family tree. Paul will be working on Joseph Montgomery Glasgow on down, Pat on John Paul Glasgow on down and me from Sterling Perry Glasgow on down. That thing from M Silva made me think they have to be in our watchlist to count - is that true? And if it IS true how do I get somebody in my watchlist if they're not there? We really want to fill in our Glasgow line!

posted by Diane Scholten
NM! I figured it out! It's being on the Trusted LIst. I added Paul and Pat to profiles I manage and asked for access in ones I think we'll need from the profile managers for those. We're getting ready to rock! And we'll be joining you from California (Paul), Chicago (me) and NC (Pat)!
posted by Diane Scholten
WONDERFUL!!! I am so happy to have the three of you. You do not have to be there at this time but you can, it will start at 5 am tomorrow for Paul, 7 am your time and 8 am for Pat. It is the exact same time you will start but figured in for the time zones.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hey hun,

No, if you want to go to a profile that is already there and work from it, that is great. If those profiles are already there, have fun. Add away on the ones you know the family of.

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
NEW PILOT- Lisa , WOW! and WOW! and our Legacy Heirs are really cooking today, yes?
posted by Maggie N.
Yes, yes they are!!! I am so blessed to be on that team. We have such amazing people. Thank you for everything hun.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Awesome time!😀 Legacy Heirs were great in this thon!
posted by Maggie N.

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for 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 to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Lisa ~ Just noticed that your Bess Riddle married one of my Fougerons! Lisa Murphy is 14 Degrees from Maggie N.
posted by Maggie N.
That is awesome!! Hopefully we will find the blood link soon. Hope you are doing well.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi, Lisa!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Lisa!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
So glad you are here. It wouldn't be the same without you (-:
posted by Maggie N.
Thank you hun, I really kinda needed that today.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi Lisa ~ Don't know if you lost the internet where you are or if you have been sick but joining in to help you co-lead the Legacy Heirs for Connect-A-Thon. It wouldn't be here without your sweet personality (-: :

posted by Maggie N.
Hi Lisa,

Thank you for adding your DNA Test to your profile on WikiTree. Getting Started with DNA will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

DNA at WikiTree provides a visual way for you to find others who have tested and have the potential of having common ancestors. It normally takes 24 hours from adding a test, or adding a new ancestor, or ancestor’s descendant, for WikiTree to display your name and test results on your ancestors and their descendants’ profiles for potential cousins to compare results with.

Have fun!

Cheryl ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess

As a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I appreciate the offer!! I would take you up on it but as I am leading the Legacy Heirs team, I sorta have to be on that team. hehe Thank you hun for asking though.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi there!

Requested... Let's have fun!!

Hi there, Lisa!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 100!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi dear Lisa, once again you are amazing. I'm on your team! It looks like from the G2G thread, there's a link to our group but nothing up yet or is that a placeholder? Let me know if that needs help.

posted by Maggie N.
I added Category: Challenges Teams to it. See you soon.
posted by Maggie N.
I fixed the link to it now. We are good now
posted by Maggie N.

My name is Amy. I'm a co-Leader of the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hey hun, I have the Clans Campbell and McLean that are in my ancestors and therefore my research. I would love to still be on the project.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Lisa, I registered Dec. 8 but do not see my name on the team roster yet. I would like to be included. Thanks Shirley
posted by Shirley Davis
Hey hun, you are the 4th one up from the bottom.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Lisa, thanks for message about Scan-a-thon. I usually don't do that thon. Merry Christmas.
posted by Maggie N.
Lisa, per your request, I've removed the Native Americans project badge. We'll welcome you back whenever you're ready. May 2020 be a great year for you.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Lisa, thanks for your message, but I won't participate in the Scan-A-Thon this time. I don't have new pictures of old people to scan.
posted by Jelena Eckstädt
Thank you Lisa, Just signed up. This sounds like a lot of fun, and I definitely have things waiting to be scanned. I'll be there with bells on.
posted by Shirley Davis
Hi Lisa,

I won’t be able to join this time, but I’ll be cheering you on Katie

posted by Katie (Green) Sell
Hi Lisa! Signed up and waiting confirm...

Got to check the rules but should do well! See Jan... enjoy Xmas!!

Sorry that I didn't accomplish as much as I would have liked but had multiple personal issues. Then when I tried I wasn't completely sure I did things correctly. I will get some practice this year and maybe can be more beneficial next year. Thank you
posted by S Steltenpohl
Sorry I wasn't able to do much on source-a-thon, my weekend schedule was one of the busiest )-:
posted by Maggie N.
Thank you for the information and links, Lisa. I am happy to be part of the Legacy Heirs Team for this 2019 Source A Thon.
posted by Chet Snow
I am on Legacy Heirs again, Lisa. You can count on me (-:
posted by Maggie N.
I am so sorry I wont be able to join this time I will be on flights back from Ireland
posted by Fiona (Reid) Lee

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