Nelson Kilmer Jr
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Nelson Kilmer Jr

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Nelson G. Kilmer Jr
Born 1940s.
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Nelson was born in Auburn, NY and spent several years there with time out for 4 years in the Air Force (1960-1964) and then worked in a large bank in the early days of computers. In 1975 he relocated to South Florida where he worked again in data processing for the State and then a few years for a non-profit. He retired in 2010 and lives currently in John Knox Village, a large life-care community in Pompano Beach, with his partner Bob of nearly 44 years. He loves working on finding all of his family that went before him - some of whom came to the US in the 17th century.


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Hello Nelson,

I hope you are well!

I'm sorry that you are no longer participating in the England Project's Orphan Trail, which we ask all new project members to complete. Sometimes people find that their interests change or the Orphan Trail isn't what they thought it would be. Thank you for your work on the Orphan Trail!

You are most welcome to re-apply to join the England Project when you have the time to commit to completing the Orphan Trail.

I do hope you choose to rejoin us in the future. In the meantime, please feel free to use the Orphan Trail resource pages as a guide when creating or editing English profiles. You can find links to them here:

Ian, co-Leader, England Project

posted by I. Speed
Hi Ian,

Thanks for your note - it was difficult for me to work thru the requirements and very frankly, as an 80 year old genealogist, I didn't feel like I was getting the support (long distance) that I needed. Given that, if you feel that you can set me up with someone who can give me a higher level of support, I'd give it a try. I'm finding some brick walls when I get to the way-back times with multiple G's. I also found difficulty in documenting source material up to standards. I need someone with special skills.

Regards, Nelson

posted by Nelson Kilmer Jr
Hi Nelson,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Amy, Joan & Lizzie.

posted by Amelia Utting
Don't use Discord or Google Group - not into social media at this stage in life. Had to replace my pc a few months ago so was off line for awhile. WikiTree is starting to bother me - I'm not living in UK as it seems so many are and the on-line games being played are not appealing to me. I work on family research as the mood strikes me - which is to say not every day as it seems like so many others do. So I appreciate you reaching out to me - I'm still alive and kicking but not participating as often as others.
posted by Nelson Kilmer Jr
Hi Nelson,

I completely understand not being into social media, and I'm glad that you've replaced your PC now :) I don't know if it will make you feel better, but I myself am not based in the UK (I live in New Zealand) and I rarely participate in the challenges although I still enjoy watching others take part. I'm glad you're keeping well and I hope that you stay safe .

Regards, Amy

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Nelson!

Thank you for adding your DNA Test information to your profile on WikiTree. Your information will be propagated to the profiles of your parents and your ancestors within about 24 hours of being added. It will also propagate to the profiles of the descendants of your ancestors, so they may see your information under the heading "DNA Connections" just as you can see theirs.

Getting started with DNA outlines how to proceed to use your DNA test information on WikiTree and DNA is a link to a collection of links about WikiTree's many features involving DNA.

The DNA Connections list on your profile will provide a visual way for you to find potential relatives on WikiTree who have also added their DNA test information. Using DNA tools at sites like, if you find a relative that matches your DNA sufficiently and you have genealogical sources for the intermediate relationships, you can mark the specific parental relationships back to the most recent ancestor that you both share as "confirmed with DNA." For details, guidance, and examples of how to properly document DNA confirmations, see DNA confirmation.

To find other potential relatives, continue adding sourced profiles for other lines until you can connect on all branches. The more branches you are able to add the greater the likelihood of finding potential cousins to match with. The process of identifying which branch elements of DNA relate to will better enable you to find matches that relate to the particular branches you are researching.

Have fun!

Cheryl ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Hi Nelson

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. Thank you for all your work on English Profiles and in particular your work on the Orphan Trail.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy continuing your work on the Trail. Thank you again on behalf of all the Project Leaders for everything you do.


Hi Lizzie,

For a number of reasons, it has not been possible for me to continue on the OT. I have communicated this to Mike Christmas some time ago. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply.

Regards, Nelson Kilmer

posted by Nelson Kilmer Jr
Hi Nelson,

Thanks for your help merging duplicates! Just one thing: when you merge duplicates that have different last names (like recently, Dessaint and St-Pierre), please use the comment box to explain why you choose one name over the other. In the case of Quebecois profiles, it must be the name that appears on the baptism act. "Clear duplicate" does not cut it. Thank you!

Isabelle - Arborists project

We are 20th cousins (Uncertain) [1]
posted by William Wallace Tooke
Thanks for calling my attention to the merge of Barker-11640 with Barker-5362. On investigation they clearly are not the same person. Note to Creator of 11640 and have removed it as a merge. Sharon
posted by Sharon (Hardman) West
Hi Nelson,

Thanks for all your work on WikiTree. I noticed that you have begun adding profiles for the pre-1700 ancestors you have found in your search.

Since you are now back in the time period where many people can be descended from those ancestors, we need more details in your source area. As collaborative genealogists, we need to tell each other our sources so that we can work together to asses the relative reliability of the source and the evidence it contains.

The Sources - Examples section more fully explains what information needs to be included in source citations for pre-1700 profiles.

We're looking for reliable sources to add to the various lists. Would your source be a good addition?



posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
edited by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thanks.. I'm a relative of Anna Margaretha Schwartz also but "removed" cousins. I just found my connection closer than having someone die 200 miles east of the location I had. I'm trying to find more information on the one who was actually married to Andreas Schwartz.

Thanks, Sincerely, Rebecca

posted by Rebecca Snider
Hi Nelson, Thank you for the note and question!

I checked both links in the Pre-1700 message below and they do work for me. Here are the links below and also in the Pre-1700 certification comment.

Pre-1700 Projects list.

United States Project.

Thank you, David

PS. If you get a "Page Not Found" error when clicking WikiTree email links, you can often find a working version in the public comments on your profile.

posted by David Selman
Hi Nelson,

Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Participation in a Pre-1700 Project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.

It looks like the United States Project would be a good fit with the profiles you entered. Adding the tag United_States will help you get updates about activity for that project.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by David Selman
Hi Nelson,

Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After adopting orphans FAQ to understand what to do next and it explains the special attention those profiles need.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!


posted by David Selman
Hi Nelson,

This is a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far?

Have the tips in the New Member How-Tos been helpful? Most of us still have some questions after reviewing them.

I'm here to help with issues and questions about how WikiTree works. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send a private message.

Debi ~ WikiGreeter

PS If you get a "Page Not Found" error when clicking WikiTree email links, you can often find a working version in the public comments on your profile.

PPS Did you discover that the tags on your profile are clickable links to a page of other people who have that tag? You can add more, up to 20 total.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Nelson!

A warm welcome to WikiTree. It is my privilege to confirm you as a full member. Now you can add your family to our Shared Tree!

Important: Check out our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

I hope you find your WikiTree experience as fruitful and enjoyable as I have. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Pip Sheppard

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