Deb (Lewis) Durham
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Deb (Lewis) Durham

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Signed 11 May 2017 | 44,181 contributions | 4,705 thank-yous | 3,503 connections
Deb L. Durham formerly Lewis
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of , [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1970s - unknown)], [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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I am a Hobbit.

"All Hobbits were, in any case, clannish and reckoned up their relationships with great care. They drew long and elaborate family-trees with innumerable branches. In dealing with Hobbits it is important to remember who is related to whom, and in what degree. It would be impossible in this book to set out a family tree that included even the more important members of the more important families at the time which these tales tell of. The genealogical trees at the end of the Red Book of Westmarch are a small book in themselves, and all but Hobbits would find them exceedingly dull. Hobbits delighted in such things if they were accurate: They liked to have books filled with things they already knew, set out fair and square with no contradictions."[1]
Deb (Lewis) Durham is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger James Chilton.
Descendant of PGM migrant Edmund Hobart.

I was born in the little mining town of Miami, Arizona and grew up everywhere.

Deb was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
I am married, the mother of three, and the grandmother of five.
Deb won the January 2019 Integrators Challenge!
Deb has participated in 14 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
Deb has participated in 14 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Weeks of Photos Challenge.

I currently work as a Social Media Community Specialist.

My free time is mostly spent engaging in some form of genealogical pursuit. I love cemeteries and dead people, and I embrace my weirdness.


  1. Tolkien, J.R.R., The Lord of the Rings (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994) p. 7.
  • First-hand information. Entered by Deborah Lewis at registration.

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Hi Deb,

In 2017, you posted on the profile page for Winifred (Lindsey) Durham that "There are valid sources to support her LNAB as Lindsey and that she is the daughter of William Lindsey and Jane Chew." Would you have time to add those sources to her profile? Or would you direct me to those sources so that I can do it? I have included in her profile the research done by Robin Rankin Willis at which I now feel is sufficient to confirm her parentage, but if you have additional sources, that would be great. Thanks so much, Elizabeth

posted by E. McCraw
edited by E. McCraw
Hello Deb, The Mayflower Project is requesting that you check-in to let us know you are still interested in being a badged member of the Mayflower Project.

Requirements to maintain your status as a badged Mayflower Project Member: (1) The mayflower G2G tag is required to be a member. (2) You must be active on Wikitree within the last year. If you are barely active you may also be removed. (3) You must respond to checkin requests. Note that if you manage one or more Mayflower profiles you will not be asked to checkin.

You may respond by replying to this comment or sending me a private message. Thank you for being a member of WikiTree and the Mayflower Project.

posted by Anne B

I doing the semi-annual check-in with all project members and I would like to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the wonderful Tree Hugger Project / Appreciation Team. Please respond by private message and let me know. If you are not yet in the Google group where members communicate with each other, please sign up here:

Since I also want to update the task list at the same time, see it here and let me know in your reply which task(s) you are particularly interested in:

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Dieter ~ Tree Hugger / Appreciation Team Project co-leader

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Welcome back, my friend! Imagine my pleasure I as was working the adoptions to see you here. I know you know this stuff but check out the new tool in the PS.

Thanks for taking responsibility for the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need from their profile managers. One quick way to find the profiles you adopted is by searching your Contributions List for the word "adopted" and "manager." You can find a quick link to your Contributions List in the My WikiTree dropdown menu.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up GEDCOM biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


PS If you have any GEDCOM cleanup to do, there is a new tool that can help. You can read more about it in the WikiTree AGC FAQ.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Deb,

The Appreciation Team Leaders are completing the six-month check in with all team members. Thank you for all your work thanking and appreciating WikiTree members.

I see you are signed up for: Honor Code

Please let me know if you are happy with your current task, if you wish to do something additional or different, or if the Appreciation Team is no longer something you can keep up with. Thank you again on behalf of all the Project Leaders for everything you do.

Emma :-)

I have been on Wiki since 2018, I have rarely used it. Everytime I try to use this process, I become lost and frustrated in the small print and multiple, often confusing instructions. I have been on for over a decade, have had my dna tested and synced, have a GEDCOM file on MyHeritage, with hundreds of ancestors. But, Wiki stumps me everytime, I just give up in frustration. My cousin, Jill Perry, has already loaded much of my immediate family on my mother's side, but I can't seem to connect my wiki tree to Jill's. Is it possible to download my GEDCOM file to wiki? or do I need to re-enter each and every ancestor? Frustrated and needing help, Tom Devitt
posted by Thomas Devitt
Hi, Deb

The Ambassadors project has been reorganizing and is looking for those who have a membership at a genealogical society, to help in spreading the word about WikiTree.

We're working on ways to improve how WikiTree connects and interacts with genealogical and local history societies. This is the kind of thing we want to do:

  • Liaise with societies: set up your local society with a free-space page and some WikiTree materials as part of a package.
  • Use social media to promote what societies are offering on WikiTree.
  • Encourage bloggers to blog about societies and the resources available to them on WikiTree.

Are you interested in participating in some way? Do you have some ideas to share?

Azure Rae ~ co-Leader of Ambassadors Project

posted by Azure Robinson
Hello Deb, Casimer Russak III here, and I've just started a profile for a recently deceased most legendary pioneer of the medical cannabis movement.

B.E. Smith

I want to add medical cannabis plant imagery. Is this allowed? Sincerely, Casimer "Still Seeks pre-1500" III

posted by Casimer Russak III
Thank you. I ami interested in joining PMG. Is there a way I could hear discussion but not make changes. I need more practice and confidence but enjoy some insight to current undertakings. Suzanne Smith Hardebeck
Thank you for the add. New to this. Taking baby steps.
posted by Sara (Clough) Gaston
Thanks for your invitation Deb. Just one question at this stage how can I contact the people researching the same people as I am?
posted by Carol (Lynd) Brill
Thank you for the add
posted by Debbi Lane
Deb, Thank you for the invite. I am excited to join and Figure out how this works.
posted by Lisa (Cole) Stegenga
Thank you Deb for the invite into checking out the projects. I think I have figured out the PGM project and have sent a request to join.
Deb, thank you for your email. In response to your questions, I am not using wikitree. I am not familiar with how to use it. Is there a tutorial on Youtube or somewhere on the site perhaps? Is this the way to communicate with you?
posted by Mike Brady
Super appreciate the welcome! Thank you! =)
posted by Aimee Comer
So glad you were able to join the Roses for this year's SAT. It was great fun as always. I hope everything is going well for you. I haven't heard any new updates.

Emma <3

Thanks Deb :)
posted by Jussanam da Silva
Thank you for confirming my full membership. Greatings from Berlin, Germany. Hartmut Mussgnug
posted by Hartmut Mussgnug
Thanks Deb for accepting me for Wikitree. I like dealing with genealogy and hope to find out more about my ancestors.
posted by Margret (Riebe) Pirzer

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