Janis Kenderdine

Janis Kenderdine

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Janis E. Kenderdine aka Rowell
Born 1970s.
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Wiki Genealogist October 2018 Club 100 Big Heart July 2018 Club 100 Categorization Project Member Military and War Project Member GEDCOM Equipped Pre-1700 Honor Code Signatory Volunteer
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Categories: Kenderdine-106 | FindAGrave | Nashua, New Hampshire | Dunstable, Massachusetts | Seamstresses | Tailors | Computer Programmers | Dogs | Musicians | Folk Musicians | American Musicians | Military and War Project Member | Scotch Plains, New Jersey | Tyngsborough, Massachusetts | Tyngsboro, Massachusetts | Massachusetts | Fifers | Drummers.

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Janis was born in New Jersey and currently resides on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border (no, really! I can almost throw a rock from my house and hit the granite marker posted at the state line in the woods!)

She has played from 1986-2010 as fifer and drummer in various historical musical groups portraying musicians from mostly American Colonial and the American Revolutionary War periods. She also played in competitive bagpipe bands from 1995-2002. These days she's giving the ocarina a try.

She has varying interests in linguistics, anthropology, and travel, having traveled to England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Her most recent trip included a 300 mile journey by foot along the Offa's Dyke Path (England/Wales border) and Cotswolds Way[1]. Why? Because she wanted to see what it took for people to traverse the land back in medieval, viking, roman and neolithic times when trains and cars weren't available.

She enjoys photography[2] and tromping around in old cemeteries[3] taking pictures for find-a-grave, and did this at local cemeteries for random email requests 20 years before such a site even existed.

Physical description: Tall (179cm), dark brown hair, grey-blue eyes.


  1. https://flic.kr/p/275bjE4
  2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/fiferjanis/albums
  3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/fiferjanis/albums/72157625103119397
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Janis is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Records surrounding the American Revolution, subsequent land lotteries, town militia muster rolls, military rosters, quartermaster & pay rolls...
Records surrounding the American Revolution, subsequent land lotteries, town militia muster rolls, military rosters, quartermaster & pay rolls...
Lots of ancestors from 19th century Nova Scotia
Interested in maritime history around Nova Scotia during 1812
I'd like to explore our history's military musicians, and categories for musicians and musical genes in general.
Town of Dunstable, in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (USA) history, settlers, prominent families, places
English Ancestors from Brighton, Stafford, Isle of Wight, Hampton, etc.
Friesland, Netherlands - Barradeel, Oosterbierum, Tzummarum, Peins, etc.
Kenderdine surname - England, Canada, US, NZ, Australia, Other?
Gedcom import cleanup I need to do
I have a lot of ancestors from Maine
Early settlers of Massachusetts, since I live in the area...
Mayflower and subsequent Massachusetts Colonization
As a fifer and drummer in various groups for the past 32 years, I've always been involved in historical reenactment. But it wasn't until last year I found out my 5th ggrandfather was actually listed as a fifer and a drummer during the Revolutionary War everywhere from the Lexington Alarm to Valley Forge...
Dutch ancestry from Friesland
Since I live .25 miles from the border...
Ancestors from around Lunenburg, New Germany, Annapolis Royal
Local Info pertaining to Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
Interested in New England States, pre-1812 especially

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On 19 Sep 2018 at 10:22 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Janis

The beauty of tags is they can be amended at any time and you can have 20 tags

It is there in number 3 of the How To's it is one of the sub links


This leads to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Projects

It is a little bit of a journey but it is there. Most project want you to be here a while first, so it is not top of the list.

Initial tags are about why you are here and is one of our checks about spammers, which we do get from time to time.

As usual life is not easy but if you look ask it will be found as part of collaboration. Thank you for your questions and comments all helps develop wikitree

Regards Janet

On 18 Sep 2018 at 20:58 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Janis

Many thanks for your message the page you might be interest in then is this one


Apologies for the assumption you meant the civil war between states. Most of the other I contact did.

Anyway hope this page is of interest


On 18 Sep 2018 at 13:00 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Janis

In regards to your tag Revolutionary War as there are a number of these around the world explore the project Military_and_War project for the one you are referring to

Regards Janet

Greeter, Volunteer Coordinator

On 1 Aug 2018 at 16:51 GMT Mindy Silva wrote:

Hi Janis

Thanks for joining us! I hope you're enjoying our site. I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer? We want to help!

Click my name above to send me a personal message or post a comment on my profile if you have questions.

Mindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 31 Jul 2018 at 15:18 GMT Steven Harris wrote:

Hi Janis,

I’m Steven, coordinator of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team.

Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project.

On 25 Jul 2018 at 19:07 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the Military and War Project!

On 25 Jul 2018 at 18:51 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

Hi again!

You've been a member for about a week so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions? Most of us have questions after all that information!

I want to help! Click my name, send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Messenger

PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

On 19 Jul 2018 at 14:11 GMT Jo Gill wrote:

Stonehenge. Now that's Pre-1700!!

On 19 Jul 2018 at 13:36 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Janis,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordinating with others is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Based on your Massachusetts tag the Massachusetts Project may fit your research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to review other possibilities. Read the goals and tasks of the projects and join those which are a good fit.

Have questions? Ask in the comments section of my profile.

Natalie ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 19 Jul 2018 at 12:25 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:


Welcome to the Massachusetts part of the US History Project. I'm Bob Keniston, and I'm the Coordinator for Massachusetts. There are a lot of sources out there for Bay Staters. If there is anything I can do to assist you in tracking down members of your family or you have questions about WikiTree, feel free to ask. Always glad to help. Bob

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