Eowyn Katherina Langholf

Eowyn Langholf

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Eowyn K. Langholf
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] and
Sister of [private brother (1980s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Account confirmed 7 Apr 2012 | Eowyn's 74418 contributions | 11986 thank-yous received
Langholf-2 created 6 Apr 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 15 Dec 2017
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Hi! I’m Eowyn, the WikiTree Forest Elf.

I have a few different responsibilities here. As my job description says:

"Calling her a Forest Elf enables us to be vague about her responsibilities. This is important because she does so ... darn ... much ... including an overall responsibility to make sure that things that need to get done by the team get done. If we wanted to be more professional-sounding we could call her a team manager or general manager.

One particular thing she does is manage GEDCOM imports. Indiscriminate GEDCOM imports would be the one sure way for WikiTree to become just another dark and confusing forest of often-copied, poorly-sourced family trees instead of one collaborative, ever-improving tree.

She has many years of genealogy experience, starting at a young age when she was tagging along with her mother who was volunteering at a family history library, and including three years as a professional genealogist.

Eowyn is incredibly cheery and positive, which comes in darn handy when dealing with an irate new member demanding to know why their 50,000-person family tree that stretches back to Adam and Eve can't be imported.

As mentioned, GEDCOMs aren't all Eowyn does. That's really just the start of it. Using some sort of elven magic, she somehow finds time to edit and write for our blog ... host our Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and other social networking pages ... greet and mentor new members ... ... initiate and lead a bunch of projects ....

We've stopped trying to track everything she does. It's a fool's errand for a mortal."

And I love dead people. I know…weird right? (Well maybe not so weird here on WikiTree, eh? :D )

They fascinate me. I love learning their stories about who they were and where they came from.

For me, every time I find an ancestor it’s like finding a little piece of my own puzzle. I was adopted when I was a baby but about 8 years ago I found my biological mother. I’ve been so blessed to be able to learn about both my biological and adoptive ancestors. It’s helped me understand that I’m a part of something so much bigger and more beautiful than just myself.

I'm happy to assist anyone in their own research in any way I can so feel free to shoot me a message. Besides, I love making new friends.

Through family history we discover the most beautiful tree in the forest of creation—our family tree. ~J. Richard Clarke

About Me

I was born 10 May 1978 in Espanola, Rio Arriba, New Mexico. My biological parents are Carlos Ramos and Laura Kim Thacker. I was adopted on 16 May 1978 through LDS Family Services by Dever Langholf, Jr and Joan (Richards)Langholf.

NOTE: I have had my DNA tested but it is not linked to this profile because I'm linked to my adopted parents, not my biological parents. My GEDmatch ID is M075449 and my haplogroup is J1. You can see my biological profile here.

My father joined the military when I was about 2, making her an Air Force brat. When he left the service 12 years later, I was still a brat. And yeah, even now - still a brat.

I was fortunate to have lived in many places including New Mexico, Utah, Korea, Maryland, England and California. I learned to speak Korean fluently while we lived there, but alas, when we moved to Maryland, there was not much need for a 7 year old to speak the language and now I only remember a few words. Even after she left home at 18, I couldn't stop wandering and have spent time in Arizona, Ohio and Michigan as well.

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Contrary to popular belief, I do have hobbies and interests outside of genealogy but most of them tie into it in some way, like history, road-tripping, cemetery hopping, anything military related. I do love making new friends and getting to know people so don't be shy.

Eowyn Langholf was adopted.
Adopted Father: Dever Langholf
Adopted Mother: Joan Langholf
Agency: LDS Family Services
Date: 16 May 1978
Location: Albuquerque/Espanola, New Mexico
Biological Father: Carlos Ramos
Biological Mother: Laura Kim Thacker

Eowyn was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

In My Free Time

When I'm not Forest Elf-ing on WikiTree I also:

  • have my own genealogy business: Turning Hearts Genealogy
  • have a genealogy blog for my own family history: Genealogy of a Forest Elf (Also on Facebook)
  • am co-owner of Conference Keeper - a calendar of genealogical-related events, contests and calls for papers
  • Founder of Dear Folks - a website and podcast focused on letters written by soldiers that we found sold on Ebay - we hope to not only tell their stories but reunite the letters with family
  • write weekly and monthly newsletters for Conference Keeper
  • speak at genealogy conferences and society meetings
  • am on an 18-month service mission for the LDS Church - once a week I facilitate an addiction recovery meeting

Surnames I'm Researching

  • Langholf(f)
  • Babb
  • Jackson
  • Shannon
  • Richards
  • Snavely
  • Cardon
  • Benson
  • Moore
  • Stiehm
  • Schloesser
  • Thacker
  • Holston
  • Bailey
  • Ramos
  • Claunch
  • Neeser
  • Parrish
  • Taylor
  • Schneider
  • Whitney
  • Ramos
  • Sedillo
  • Gonzales
  • Sanchez
  • Jaramillo
  • Archuleta
  • Valencia

My Ancestors Research Statistics (Adopted)

My Ancestors Research Statistics
Gen. No. Direct Relation No. of Possible Ancestors No. on Wikitree Total no. of Bios Written Total % of Bios Completed
3Great Grandparent8000%
42nd Great Grandparent16-1000%
53rd Great Grandparent32-2000%
64th Great Grandparent64-4000%
75th Great Grandparent128-8000%
86th Great Grandparent256-16000%
97th Great Grandparent512-32000%
108th Great Grandparent1024-64000%

My Ancestors Research Statistics (Biological)

My Ancestors Research Statistics
Gen. No. Direct Relation No. of Possible Ancestors No. on Wikitree Total no. of Bios Written Total % of Bios Completed
3Great Grandparent8000%
42nd Great Grandparent16-1000%
53rd Great Grandparent32-2000%
64th Great Grandparent64-4000%
75th Great Grandparent128-8000%
86th Great Grandparent256-16000%
97th Great Grandparent512-32000%
108th Great Grandparent1024-64000%

(Thank you, Carol Keeling and Campbell Braddock for the table idea!)

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Followed Tags
Eowyn is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
I'm adopted and interested in connecting with other adoptees. I also lead the Adoption Angels project.
I'm a WikiTree Adoption Angel - we're a group of volunteers aiming to help connect adoptees and birth families.
I'm the Leader of the Ambassadors Project - we help spread the WikiTree Love.
Following to get updates on the latest news and changes.
Following to stay up on the latest challenges.
People use this tag to get my attention in the G2G
I'm the GEDCOM Manager and I review all submitted GEDCOMs before they are imported into WikiTree. If you have any questions regarding your GEDCOM I'm happy to help.
I lead the Holocaust Project.
I'm the Leader of the LDS Project
Following people's successes
I'm the Leader of the Rangers Project - we help prevent forest fires.
People tend to use this tag when they want to bring a post to the attention of the team
We help members with similar interests get connected.
I oversee the social media for WikiTree and I'm always looking for stories to share about your WikiTree experiences, cousin connections made, etc.
Following to see when WikiTreers are recognized for doing awesome things.


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On 15 Dec 2017 at 04:22 GMT Jim Terry wrote:

I am wondering if Adoption Angels can help me find my daughter, born Jan 3 1971. I was divorced from her mother that a same year. About 2 years after her birth her mother remarried and I consented to her being adopted by the new husband. About 1987, my daughter contacted me and said her mother and adoptive father had divorced. We lived in different states then & we kept in contact by mail and I visited her and her mother one time. After a few months my letters to her started coming back as "not at this address". I lost all contact with her. I am 68 years old and she will be 47 this coming month. Can Adoption Angels help me find out about her? I have her mothers name & adoptive fathers name, hospital name where she was born and State she was adopted in.

On 7 Dec 2017 at 23:52 GMT Joseph de Leon wrote:

what good is it to upload my own GEDCOM family Tree if it won't merge with my WiiTree famil ytree? Waste of both of our times.

On 5 Dec 2017 at 05:44 GMT George O'Brien wrote:

Thank you Eowyn for helping with my mothers profile!!! Im new sso if thi should go somewhere else please let me know.

On 16 Nov 2017 at 05:47 GMT Lynette (Bailey) Thiele wrote:

I must say you're a very busy person, Eowyn! But I don't want to be the Manager of all the pages you have put me in charge of. I don't have the energy in my old age to keep up with it. Nor would I be able to find the time to help anyone who might contact me.

I saw on my latest Wikinews email that I am now responsible for Thomas Baxter's page and all his family. Although I met him on Wiki Tree, I don't know his family members and would prefer you to take me off that job! Thanks. BTW, sadly, Tom is now dead. Lyn Thiele, nee Bailey 3285

On 13 Nov 2017 at 19:55 GMT Harry Fowler wrote:

Hi Eowyn,

Thank you very much for sorting out the mess I made ! I'm back in action again now.

Cheers, Harry

On 31 Oct 2017 at 00:34 GMT Russ Gunther KT wrote:

Hi Eowyn,

Please award me the Ambassadors badge? I've read the project page. Thank you!

On 26 Oct 2017 at 13:24 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Eowyn

Hope you are well. Just dropped by to say thank you for your contributions to the community's shared tree. Every contribution is appreciated, you are doing such a wonderful job of support others. You obviously love the work you do, thank you


Member of the Wikitree Appreciation Team

On 25 Oct 2017 at 14:01 GMT Flora Mendoza Kaplan wrote:

Thank you for adding me to Edward and John Lippe's profiles!


On 11 Oct 2017 at 17:23 GMT Charlene (Coffman) Richards wrote:

How do I get my uploaded gedcom into my family tree?

Charlene Richards

On 10 Oct 2017 at 23:15 GMT Astrid (Schellenberger) Spaargaren wrote:

Just passing by to say: THANK YOU.


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