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 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.
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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 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 has added 293 connections.
Nan (Lambert) Starjak participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the Jan 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and has 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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Greetings from the Military and War Project. We are doing the six month check-in with members.. Have you been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi, Mary,

Yes, I'm active in the Military and War project. Mostly in the Civil War.


posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thank you for replying to the Check in, Nan. I marked you Active.


posted by Mary Richardson
Nan, Thank you joining the US Civil War Challenge, I believe during the Connect-a-Thon Weekend, we connected 456 soldiers. The 23 members who participated did a combined 4,134 profiles during the Thon. Thank you again. Pam
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Thank you for participating!
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi, here's a link to a US Civil War Project Challenge you might be interested in:
posted by Pam Kreutzer
I agree Nan! The children’s blizzard is the one that immediately comes to mind. I’ll add. Thanks!!
posted by Paula J
Nan I wanted to return the thanks you recently extended to me for the January Connecter's Challenge. It was interesting and I enjoyed turning my attention to the brothers and sisters of my direct family line. While my contribution was small I will continue adding additional family members throughout this year. Have an excellent 2022! Sincerely, Leigh Anne
Thank you for joining the January USBH Connecting Challenge, Nan, and helping us create 8294 new profiles. Our new total is 82166

We’ve started the February challenge here: February Connecting Challenge.

50 Profiles
Nan (Lambert) Starjak created 50 new profiles during the January 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Nan, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done to improve the US Civil War Between the States Project. I'm doing a check-in with all project members and wanted to verify that you're still interested in being a member of the project. Also, any suggestions for the Project would be welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Nan, Thank you for joining the December USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 10523 new profiles. We met our goal of creating 50,000 new profiles in 2021!

We’ve started the January challenge here: January Connecting Challenge. We are working toward a goal of 150,000 total profiles in 2022.

50 Profiles
Nan (Lambert) Starjak created 80 new profiles during the December 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.


Hi Nan!

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project team/s? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in? Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

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

Many thanks!

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Hi Nan,

I often see your name researching/working on some of my family names: Burns, for instance today. I grew up in Southern Illinois, and most of my ancestors have been in that area for around 200 years. I moved to St. Louis area, but have been researching for about 5 years. My ultimate goal is to find connections back to Europe, but with many of my ancestors coming to IL in the early 1800's it is not easy to jump back across the Atlantic. Kelly

posted by Kelly (Burns) Richard

Thank you for joining the April Connecting Challenge and helping us create 4886 new profiles!

We’ve started the May challenge here: May Connecting Challenge

25 Profiles
Nan created 43 new profiles during the April 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.



Thank you for joining the March Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3850 new profiles!

25 Profiles
Nan created 29 new profiles during the March 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.
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Thank you for joining our first ever Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2729 profiles by adding 31!

You can add the participation sticker to your profile if you’d like. Connecting Challenge Stickers

We’ve started the March challenge here: March Connecting Challenge


25 Profiles
Nan created 25 new profiles during the February 2021 USBH Connecting Challenge.
Hi Nan

Thank you your request concerning the two merges for Samuel Lambert. Because of your efforts and the mention of Sam's father being Lambert (1276), my Lambert relatives will be able to trace their Lambert Ancestors from1854 to 1642 and maybe some day beyond. Keep up your great work! We will all toast your efforts at our next family reunion. Bob

posted by Robert Montgomery PhD