Nan (Lambert) Starjak
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Nan (Lambert) Starjak

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Nan Starjak formerly Lambert
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Nan (Lambert) Starjak is a member of the Tennessee Project.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak is a Texan.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak is a member of the Lambert Name Study Project.
Descendant of Hezekiah Lambert.
Descendant of Cyrus Iddo Burns.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak is a member of the US Civil War: War Between the States Project.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak is a member of the Appalachia Project.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak is a member of the Appalachia Project (Central Appalachia Team).
Nan (Lambert) Starjak is a member of the Appalachia Project (South Central Appalachia Team).
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Nan (Lambert) Starjak is a member of the Illinois Project.
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Nan has been a member of the England Project for over 1,000 days.
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Descendant of James Edward Lambert, Union Soldier.
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Descendant of David Frederick Dygert, Union Soldier.
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Descendant of Edward Watson Strickland, Union Soldier.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak has Irish ancestors.
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Nan (Lambert) Starjak has Scottish Ancestors.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak has German Roots.
Norwegian Roots
Nan (Lambert) Starjak has Norwegian ancestors
Nan (Lambert) Starjak participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the July 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added 100 connections.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 110 previously unsourced profiles.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the Jul 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 434 connections.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak participated in the April 2022 US Civil War Project Connecting Challenge.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the Apr 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 293 connections.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the Jan 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added 668 connections.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 1354 suggestions.
USBH Connecting Challenge
Nan has participated in the USBH Connecting Challenge.
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I first became interested in genealogy through my mother - she often spoke of her grandmother and great-grandmother's families. I was particularly interested when I realized they each married a man with the same uncommon surname, Dygert. (Yes, all has been explained.)

One day my late husband (then fiancé) and I were in a computer store. He was taking forever at what he was looking at, so I was wandering around and came upon one of the early editions of Family Tree Maker. At first I thought, no, I don't really know enough to spend money on software. And besides, where will I find the time? Which is very funny to look back on, now! As I kept waiting for Dan, I kept going back to the FTM box, and finally decided to get it. The rest, as they say, is history!

In addition to genealogy, I love to read, especially mysteries and urban fantasy. Favorite TV shows are Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Criminal Minds, and Walking Dead (although sometimes, while going "ewww!" during the last of those, I wonder why). And we have quite the little zoo, with horses, miniature donkeys, and llamas.


Project Coordinator for the Tennessee Project. Tennessee is home to several of my father's ancestral lines, and I'm so excited to be part of this project!

One Name Studies

Lambert Name Study
My special interest is in Lamberts who migrated from Tennessee to southern Illinois:
Lambert Families of Tennessee and Southern Illinois.

Bandy Name Study
I feel a special debt to the Bandy line, for helping me track down an ancestor I had thought to be untrackable -- Jane (Brown) Lambert (abt.1820-1851)

One Place Study

Landulph, Cornwall One Place Study
Home of some of my earliest known ancestors.

Military and War Project

Illinois Resource Page, U. S. Civil War
My gg/grandfather fought in the 120th Illinois Infantry. He came home. His younger brother was also in the 120th, but died at the Siege of Vicksburg.

Company G, 120th Illinois Infantry. Creating profiles of the other soldiers in my gg/grandfather's company.

Disasters Project

Cherry, Illinois Mine Disaster, 1909. 259 men died because an untrained boy put a coal car full of hay under a kerosene torch.

Southern Pacific Locomotive 704 Boiler Explosion, 1912. San Antonio, Texas - at least 26 victims, probably more; some bodies were incinerated in the explosion.

My Life in Genealogy

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Nikii Lambert

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Nan or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Nan (Lambert) Starjak: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1-T16189C!, FTDNA kit #351898
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We have finished the Shiloh National Cemetery by working together as a team. We added over 1,219 Soldiers to Wiki. THANK YOU for all the time, research and teamwork you gave to our September Challenge!!!
Nan (Lambert) Starjak created profiles in September 2023 US Civil War Project Shiloh National Cemetery Challenge.
posted by Pam Kreutzer
I signed up for the Team but can't find my post on G2G to find my Bib number. How do you find your own messages?


posted by Tamra New
edited by Tamra New

At the top of G2G, click on the tab that says "My Activity." That will take you to your posts & comments on G2G. Or -- This is a link to the page your answer is on: You're pretty close to the top.

See you at the Source-a-Thon!


posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Nan, thank you for the message and thanks for being our Co-Captain! I am looking forward to the Thon.

Ginny Fields

Nan thank you for signing up for the Sept Challenge, just wanted to remind you that it starts Monday the 4th, gives us the Labor Day Weekend Free.
posted by Pam Kreutzer
edited by Pam Kreutzer
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!! Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery has now been completed, every soldier who died as a POW in Camp Chase now has a profile on WikiTree. Plus, we've improved many of the Find-a-Grave memorial pages by finding duplicates, putting in merges, and adding military records to the Biographies. Thank you Nan for all you do for the Challenges and for the US Civil War Project.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak created profiles in August 2023 US Civil War Project Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Challenge.

The September Challenge will be to complete the Shiloh National Cemetery, if you'd like to join the September Challenge, here's the Challenge Link:

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Nan, thank you for joining the June Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Challenge, we had thirteen members who created about 970 profiles plus updating 110 profiles for a total of 1,080 soldiers. A fantastic month.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak created profiles in June 2023 US Civil War Project Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery Challenge.
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Nan, I just saw that Gary Nevius starting on the same B page your doing. He created Bagwell-1390, I sent him a note that your working on that page, he put in that he was working on page 4, so must have forgotten what he decided to work on. Hopefully I've got it straightened out.
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Thanks for letting me know. He's done 9 from p. 1!
posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Apparently he didn't see my message to him. Sorry
posted by Pam Kreutzer
No worries. Thanks for letting me know before I spent any time starting duplicates!
posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi Nan, thank you for taking part in the May Connect-a-Soldier Challenge, we had 20 Wiki Members who created over 2,000 profiles. I appreciate all the support you give the Challenges.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak created 76 profiles in May 2023 US Civil War Project Connect-a-Soldier Challenge.
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Dear Nan,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members periodically to make sure everything is going well. This is our formal annual check-in with you.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Would you like to join any other teams?

Also, we would really like to hear which team is currently your highest priority. If you are a member of more than one team, could you please rank them from highest priority to lowest? Thank you! If you don’t see yourself as being part of a team, please let us know.

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

On behalf of all the Leaders, thank you again for all you do and we look forward to you continuing to be a part of our collaborative and fun Project!

Kind regards,

Susie, England Project Leader

posted by Susie (Potter) Officer
Thanks for getting back to me Nan, appreciated :)

Best wishes, Susie

posted by Susie (Potter) Officer
Hi Nan, Thank you for participating in the March-April POW’s who Died in Andersonville Prison Challenge, there were 25 members who contributed to the Challenge. At the beginning of the challenge there were 137 Profiles created, we are now at 1,629 profiles.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak created soldier profiles in March-April 2023 US Civil War Project POW Died in Andersonville Prison Challenge.

In case you’d like to continue creating profiles for these soldiers we have a new space page whose purpose is to steadily create profiles for the 12,681 soldiers buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. Thank you again for joining the Challenge.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
edited by Pam Kreutzer
It's time for the One Place Studies Project Check-In!

We've put together a survey for you to fill out to check in with you, it will only take a moment as there are only a few questions. Filling out the survey lets us know you are still interested in coordinating your study and provides an opportunity for you to share any suggestions you may have for the project.

If you have decided to step away from your study, please reply to this comment to that effect.

posted by Azure Robinson
Hello from the Appalachia Project!

Join us for our online Appalachia Project Meetup on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 at 7pm (EST). If you are signed up for our Project's Google Group, an email was sent this morning with all the details. If you are on our Project's Discord Chat Channel, all details were posted under Announcements.

Please make sure to check your Spam folder as many have mentioned the Monthly Newsletter and other communication is landing in their spam.

Appalachia Project Google Group and Discord Chat Channel


posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Hi Nan, I've extended the March Challenge into April, I had some inquiries to extend the Challenge.
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Nan I've another source that I really like:
posted by Pam Kreutzer