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 73366 contributions | 11674 thank-yous received
Langholf-2 created 6 Apr 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 11 Oct 2017
13:23: Charlene (Coffman) Richards posted a message on the page for Eowyn Langholf. [Thank Charlene for this]
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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 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.
One of the surnames I'm interested in
Following to stay up on the latest challenges.
To follow the Clean-a-Thon conversations in G2G
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 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.


On 29 Sep 2017 at 17:46 GMT Mary (Guthrie) Bellamy wrote:

You are an absolute star! Thanks for sorting out my account problems. And great to be in your team for the Source-A-Thon!


On 29 Sep 2017 at 04:52 GMT Lance Martin wrote:

I am wondering if you might be able to help me. As you can see part of your tree has caught my attention. I am curious if you can check GEDMATCH and tell me if you can tell how M075449 is related to A764769 or if you can tell if it is possible they are connected up the same direction as Susannah Stroud Mashburn?

On 23 Sep 2017 at 15:16 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

Thank you, Eowyn for your work on the Family History Photo of the Week. Your leadership is appreciated.


On 12 Sep 2017 at 21:08 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Thank you Eowyn for featuring me on this week's WikiTree Blog: "Meet Our Members", Member of the Week, September 11, 2017 !!

I appreciate that very much! Sincerely, Dorothy B.

On 10 Sep 2017 at 16:45 GMT Sarah Smith wrote:

Hi Eowyn! I know you wear approximately one million hats and are probably inundated with PMs and whatnot... But I sent you a message about the LDS badge. :) In case it got lost in the fray, I figured I'd drop a note here as well. I'm very eager to be part of the project. ❤️ Thanks for all that you do!

On 4 Sep 2017 at 22:59 GMT Anne Wilkinson wrote:

HI Eowyn,

I'm adopted and wondering how to start on Wikitree. Could you help, or point me to another angel for guidance?

thanks! Anne

On 31 Aug 2017 at 04:06 GMT Stephen Schwartz wrote:

Thanks for the recognition, Edwin.

On 31 Aug 2017 at 00:56 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Eowyn,

Thank you for the kind words and the Wonderful WikiTreer message.

It is appreciated, David

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Queen Elizabeth II Eowyn is 22 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 22 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor and 22 degrees from Isabella I de Castilla y León on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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