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 71040 contributions | 10565 thank-yous received
Langholf-2 created 6 Apr 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 26 Jun 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

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  • full middle name (K.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
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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
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
I'm the Leader of the Photo of the Week Project. Questions? Please ask!
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 26 Jun 2017 at 00:36 GMT Margreet Beers wrote:

Thank you Eowyn for the badge. I never thought I (or my work on Wikitree) would be noticed outside the Dutch Roots project.

On 23 Jun 2017 at 00:52 GMT Jo Gill wrote:

Thanks for WikiTreer wonderfulness! I didn't know.

On 23 Jun 2017 at 00:15 GMT Evelyn (Murray) McKelvey wrote:

Thank you, Eowyn, I was not expecting a badge for myself. i wanted to give one to Anne B, she really deserves to have it..... I thank you, I am ever to grateful for this recognition.

Evelyn McKelvey (Murray-2307)

On 22 Jun 2017 at 18:50 GMT Carolyn Murray wrote:

I am working on an adopted profile of one of my ancestors. It suggest that I get in contact with a Volunteer Coordinator for Pre-1700 profiles. It is Benjamin Birdwell-30.

Could you help steer me in the right direction with the Pres-1700 project for this profile? Thank you very kindly.

On 18 Jun 2017 at 03:15 GMT Lauren (Schultz) Conte wrote:


On 17 Jun 2017 at 19:20 GMT JD Snyder wrote:

Thank you Eowyn,hope you have a great day

On 16 Jun 2017 at 10:38 GMT Helen Hayden wrote:

Hi eowyn I need my Gedcom approved, please dont try to confuse my tree as I have done 30 years research on it and have hard copy certificates as well as many other international searches and paper searches prior to internet access, My tree is completely correct, and there is no connection to the american name Hayden so just to avoid confusion,i have noticed though some americans have their trees wrong. So awaiting approval, I have checked everything matched, this is an australian tree with some european and british lines, My gaol is to date back as far possible in history I have reached 900 ad so wish to go much further and in some instances yes possible, but is a lifetime of my work

On 16 Jun 2017 at 06:41 GMT Caz Carey wrote:

Hello there Eowyn, I have probably made a mistake in uploading a rather large Gedcom file and find a note which says 'Since your file is too large for importing you can completely ignore the match, reject, and skip options." So being a complete newbie I need some wise advice about what to do next! Obviously I have acted too hastily. Cheers Caz

On 8 Jun 2017 at 01:12 GMT Justyn Simon wrote:

I added 2 of my mormon Pioneers for LDS Pioneers Project, and was wondering to add them to it. Their IDs are Tame-112 and Raybould-101

On 8 Jun 2017 at 00:31 GMT J (Dorsch) Murray wrote:

Thank you soooooo much

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