Valerie Kerr
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Valerie Kerr
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1960s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
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Profile last modified | Created 12 Nov 2012 | Last significant change: 22 May 2022
23:32: Jen (Stevens) Hutton added the Ireland Project Member badge for Valerie Kerr. [Thank Jen for this]
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Valerie Kerr is a member of Clan Kerr.
George Washington and Valerie are 17th cousins once removed[1]


  • Paternal relationship confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Valerie Kerr GEDmatch U9049127 and her cousin David Kerr GEDmatch NV7042091. Their most-recent common ancestors are their fathers Gerald Kerr and Jackie Kerr. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.4, based on sharing 491.6 cM.
  • Maternal relationship confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Valerie Kerr GEDmatch U9049127 and her cousin Stephen Moreland GEDmatch M149045. Their most-recent common ancestors are their Grandparents Lavinia Moreland and John Moreland. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.9, based on sharing 266.3 cM.

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Dear Valerie,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. Please review the following and let us know if you are content where we have placed you or would like to be more involved.

We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team which guides new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team.

You're currently identified as a member of the Biography Team Level 1, working on profiles from your own watchlist, from projects in which you are involved, and whatever else you find. Biography Teams Levels 2 and 3 will work on designated profiles for notables (Level 3) and everyday people (Level 2). Please let us know if you would like to help with a higher-level Bio Team or one of the other Teams. We saw that at one time you were interested in the Unknowns team. Would you like to continue in that team?

You joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018. We would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you would like to work at a higher level on the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile from your own watchlist that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If your profile is at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. If you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID. Neither is required; we also use the Profile_Improvement tag in G2G for Project announcements.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Thank you Robin and Debi. I'm happy where I am and have just recently joined the Tartan Trail to work on some Scottish profiles.
posted by Valerie Kerr
Hi Valerie,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some 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 for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, Just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely, Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi Valerie.

Not sure if you're still frequenting this site. You added a marriage and death certificate for Andrew Dunbar (N. Ireland). I'm wondering if you have a connection to this family. I believe the person named in the certificates might be the brother of my great-grandfather.

posted by [Living Healy]
Yes, I'm connected, was your great grandfather Francis, married to Ruth Beattie?
posted by Valerie Kerr
edited by Valerie Kerr
Hi. I'll post on the page related to A Dunbar.
posted by [Living Healy]
Hello Valerie, will you open Propper_de_Callejó-2 please, so his ancestry can be added? Thank you.
posted by Jessica Key
I believe this is a duplicate of Propper_de_Callejón-1 and have requested a merge, that should also fix up the access.


posted by Valerie Kerr
Merge is complete and profile is open.
posted by Valerie Kerr
Hello Valerie,

Please don't "move middle names to correct field" on French profiles. When I put several names in the Proper First Name field, I know what I'm doing. I want the call name to appear in lists, which is not the case if it's placed in the Middle Names field. Besides, France has no "middle names" - we do have "second prénoms" but it's a modern concept. Please see

Thanks for your understanding.


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 Valerie

We would love to have you join us in the Mighty Oaks  for the fifth Source-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining us then sign up here

Here is our chat page is open - Oaks Chat We will also be on Discord for live chatting.

This link is for the help page for the event  Help page

Look forward to working with you again

 Janet & Joan

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Valerie my family connection and name searches span Co Antrim and Co Down I am looking at the surname Finney, Acheson and Baillie so far I have had some success by currently I have had a brick wall moment looking for my grandmother's great great great Grandfathers birth and marriage. I have children's marriages for this gentleman but am struggling to find his birth and marriage. A cousin of my f late father's took up researching and their was a question mark around Lindsay FINNEYs wife possibly being Janet Ferguson. I feel Ferguson is right as pattern of naming children is traditional Presbyterian carrying surnames on in male and female children. My grandmother was named after her great grand mother Margaret Anne Acheson Finney. My FINNEYs hail from either Co Antrim or Co Down dunadry Templepatrick and Grange in Co Antrim and Downpatrick and Killyleagh. Seem to be most prevelent areas and a town land called BALLYgraigy or maybe craigy is mentioned for Lindsay I wonder what you know of the Area and do record exist for mid to late 1700s for births and marriages
Hello Valeria my mum name was Annie McMillan her mum was Margaret Glass her mum was Elizabeth Kerr married to George Glass all from Belfast do you think we could have a connection .Or maybe Kerr is your married name .regards Bea
posted by Elizabeth Dawson

Hi Valerie,

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

Hi Valerie

We would love to have you join us in the newly formed England Team (Sandringham Strollers & Windsor Warriors) = Mighty Oaks  for the Connect-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining the new English team then sign up here Connect-A-Thon

Here is our chat page which just opened - Mighty Oaks Chat We will also be on Discord for live chatting.

This link is for the help page for the event  Help page

Look forward to working with you again

 Joan & Janet

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
You added a James Craig born Belfast c. 1840 with a daughter Ellen. I wonder if you know, did your James have a brother Samuel Craig (daughter Margaret Ann)?
posted by Judith Robinson
Hello Valerie, My name is Lewis Bailie and I have been searching the family for years on and off. I have hit a dead-end at my GGG grand patents John Bailie/ Bailey and Mary Tompkins. What I can tell they were in the maybe Down Patrick area. I know their son John and wife MaryCarr had what I can find 7 children in Dublin. From my late aunt, I understand they may have been descendants of Baillie of Dochfour in Scotland. There was an indiscretion with 3 brothers doing harm to a clergy person. One went to Ireland in I believe the mid-1300's starting Ringdufferin and Inishargy. Do you have anything in your tree making any connection? Thank you.
posted by Lew Bailie
Hi Lew where did your John Bailie hail from or do you know I have a John Bailie on my family tree wife Margaret Robinson born 1825 to 1830 they had 4 children Letitia, Born 1856 Crossgar Co Down letiti had 1 sister and 2 brothers all emigrated to Canada Letitia married Alexander Shaw Downpatrick
Hello Valerie,

You added information re Georgina Brines. Is she related to you? She is my grandmother.

posted by Cyndy (Hoy) Jones
Hi Valerie,

As you have offered me some real help with my ancestral page and research, I thought you might be interested in a research project I had completed by a Dr. Tyrone Bowes. It is about the Hawthorne migration from Scotland to Ireland, Co. Down during the plantation of 1610. The report is truly interesting and informative. Now all I have to do is fill in the ancestral information from 1610 to 1800's; only a couple of hundred years! Anyway, thanks for your help in the past, hope you can open and like the file, if no let me know and we can try another way? Cheers Manny P.s. the file is attached to my Wikitree page.

posted by Emanuel Hawthorne
edited by Emanuel Hawthorne
Hi Valerie

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.


Amy Gilpin, Scotland Project Co-Leader

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Amy,

I do quite a lot of work on the Arbuthnot Clan on behalf of Sir William Arbuthnot.


posted by Valerie Kerr
Thank you, Valerie! I'll make sure you're added to the new team.

Are you still on Discord?

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
edited by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin

Hi Valerie, 

Wondered as the Windsor Warriors are not participating if you would like to join the Sandringham Strollers for the Scan-A-Thon on the January 10, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, January 13, 2020

If you would like to join us please register Here 

Look forward to working with you during this fun event.

Janet & Gillian

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Re: Samuel M'skimin

His great-granddaughter, Elizabeth M'crum, re-issued his 'History of Carrickfergus'. She included a bio in which she speculates that SM was an only child (due to lack of death records of siblings). But I wonder, I've seen a news item about an Andrew M'skimin born in Ballyclare within 10 years of him...

posted by Susanne Miskimmin
Hi Valerie,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hello, Valerie,

We are sorry to lose you as a member of the Worldwide Disasters Project, but we understand that life gets busy and interests shift. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project in the future if you wish.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Valerie, could you do me a favour please and update your Irish Roots template to Irish_Clans or Irish Native please? IR is being restricted to project use. Many thanks!
posted by Jason Cottrell
Valerie, thank you for your information on Elizabeth J. Jebb. Kathy McKennon-Landi
posted by Kathy (McKennon) Landi

Thanks for offering to help with the Unknowns Project. We really appreciate it. I suggest you check out a couple of pages for information on what we do and how to help – Unknowns Project Home Page; Unknowns Project Space Page.


Welcome to the Worldwide Disasters Project and the Mining Disasters Subproject!!
posted by Paula J
Hello ,Valerie I just learned we are 18th cousins through John Glen ,while matching profiles of my GEDCOM..Quite interesting.
Hi Valerie:

Thank you for taking the time to help me out on this line in my tree. You helped to solve a riddle that had my mother’s family stumped for years. Her brother always thought that there was a brother to my grandfather Squires named Hyder. Now I see that Isabella Cockburn married a man whose surname was Hyder! One riddle solved. There must be other Cockburn siblings because of the big gap in birth years – that will be the next job! Thanks for all the additional information!

Rick Heaslip

posted by Rick Heaslip

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