My childhood and public schooling was in Sulphur Springs, Texas. I attended college at East Texas State College and the University of Texas in Austin, and then completed Dental School at the University of Texas in Houston, Texas. While in College, I worked several summers for the US Forest Service in Montana. I was in private practice for 6 years in Garrison, Texas. Then, I spent 30 years as a dentist with the Veterans Administration, spending 10 years each in Waco, Texas; Muskogee, Oklahoma; and White City, Oregon, serving the last 20 years as the Chief of Dental Service before retiring in 2006. During my years as a practicing dentist, I also served in the US Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonei.
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On 5 Jan 2017 at 16:33 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:
Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.
Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.
If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.
Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.
Shirley Dalton, WikiTree Mentor
On 22 Dec 2016 at 05:11 GMT David Selman wrote:
You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree. Thank you for volunteering, and have a great time getting to know your ancestors!
Not sure how to start? Visit How to Use Wikitree for instructions.
Our G2G forum is a great way to get to know our community! Join the fun with our Question of the Week: “Have you ever found yourself in the wrong tree?”
Looking for some great ways to help out our collective effort? The Volunteers Needed page is the place to go!
See you in the branches of our growing tree!
David – Wiki Greeter
On 15 Dec 2016 at 03:07 GMT David Selman wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree! The email we just sent has helpful links to get you started.
WikiTree is different than other genealogy websites because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we share ancestors and work together as a BIG collaborative team!
What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree?
When you confirm your email address, you’ll be given an opportunity to volunteer to help document our collective family history. Use the Tags and comments to tell us about your genealogical interests.
When you volunteer, one of our Greeters will confirm your membership. Then you'll be able to add your family to the tree!
We're really glad you're here!
David – Wiki Greeter