Wendy (Ling) Sullivan

Wendy (Ling) Sullivan

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Wendy A. Sullivan formerly Ling aka Goodwin
Born 1950s.
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Wiki Genealogist Leader Emeritus December 2019 Club 100 Team Leader England Project Member One Place Studies Project Member Arborist Pre-1500 Ranger Thursday Thor's Daisy Sourcerer Connector Data Doctor Source-a-Thon 2019 Winner Source-a-Thon 2019 Participant United Kingdom Project Member Categorization Project Member Great War 1914-1918 Project Member Connect-a-Thon Winner 2019 Military and War Project Member
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Wendy (Ling) Sullivan was born in Suffolk, England.
Wendy (Ling) Sullivan participated with Windsor Warriors during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 772 sources to profiles.
Wendy (Ling) Sullivan is participating with The Windsor Warriors during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 330 profiles.
Wendy (Ling) Sullivan is participating with The Windsor Warriors during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 661 suggestions.
Wendy (Ling) Sullivan participated with The Windsor Warriors during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 653 suggestions.
Wendy was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
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Wendy (Ling) Sullivan Successfully completed the England Project's pre-1500 Prep.

I was born on Wednesday, August 25th, 1954 in Ipswich, Suffolk, the only child of Ronald Ling & Betty Robinson. My birth was not straight forward, and for the first three days of my life, it was not certain that I would survive. My dear Mum, who had gone through hell to give birth to me was now not allowed to hold me. Finally, my parents were allowed to hold me, and then to take me home, where I started a life filled with more love than can ever be described in words. We lived at 102 Richmond Road, Ipswich for about the first 3 years of my life. This was my Mothers' family home. When I was about 3 years old we moved to 86, Waveney Road, Ipswich, which had been my Father's family home.

When I was born, my legs were found to be crooked, and to rectify this I had to sleep in wooden splints. I can still remember being laid on the dining room table and my Dad strapping the splints to my legs. He would then carry me upstairs to my bedroom, where both he and my mum would sit, until I finally fell asleep. I know now how much anguish doing that caused my parents, but because of their love, I am able to wear whatever footwear I want to now, because my legs are straight and my feet are in the correct position.

My first 2 years at school were spent at Springfield Infants school, followed at age 7 by Springfield Junior School. At age 11, I progressed to Westbourne High School, where I spent another torturous 5 years. For the majority of my school life I was bullied and picked on, but looking back now I think that the actions of those bullies actually had a positive affect on me and made me stronger for it.

I needed that strength after I married my first husband Malcolm Goodwin. After a little over 2 years of marriage, and finding that he was going to be a father, he moved out of the family home. Within 2 weeks of that I lost my beloved father. My son James M.A. Goodwin was born on August 5th 1978 but sadly lost his fight for life just 22 hours & 7 minutes later.

I found work as a bartender in a popular bar and for the next 2 years worked 6 days a week. My Mother then told me of a position that was opening up in an office where she worked and where my Father had worked until his death. Finally I found a job which I was happy doing, and alongside people that I respected and that respected me. I made friends that were true friends, something that I had lacked before. I began to work with a colleague for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind in my spare time which in turn led me to meet the Duchess of Kent. I also did a 25 mile charity walk with another colleague. My self confidence grew and I took a vacation abroad, my first out side of the UK and alone. I found another true friend there and we vacationed together for the next 3 years, until her marriage.

I met my husband Peter Sullivan through that same holiday company and we married on September 28th,1985. We have 2 beautiful Daughters and 1 rather cheeky but handsome Grandson, who is my inspiration for creating a family tree and finding out more about my ancestors.

When my time comes to start the new phase of life's journey, I want to be able to leave him some insight as to where his roots are. Without roots and values there is little chance to grow and blossom into what you are destined to become. I hope, when I leave this earth, that I will find my parents waiting for me, then I can tell them how much I truly appreciate them and love them, which is something I don't feel I did.

Digital Afterlife

In the event of my passing into the next phase of lifes' journey, or that I have become unable through physical or mental illness, to continue my labour of love on my branches, I place the profiles I manage into the caring hands of the Wikitree Admin. If any member(s) of my family have the desire to continue what I have started, I ask that they be allowed to manage those profiles and have the guidance to continue in the proper manner. Any locked profiles that I manage I believe to contain only information that can be found on the internet, so they may be dealt with as privacy would allow.

Ling-1181 18:09, 30 December 2017 (EST)


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Hi Wendy,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Project. We miss you and hope you will soon be back.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.



Hi Wendy

Wondered as the Windsor Warriors are not participating if you would like to join the Sandringham Strollers for the Scan-A-Thon on the January 10, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, January 13, 2020

If you would like to join us please register Here 

Look forward to working with you during this fun event.

Janet & Gillian

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
A many thanks for the project manager badge for the Moggach One-Name Study.
posted by David Dobie
Thank you Wendy, for you help in adding Paris, Bessarabia to the One Place Study and making a category for it!!


Hi Wendy!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

PS: That's an amazing bio you have!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Congratulations Wendy
wonderful wikitreer
Wendy (Ling) Sullivan is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
Thank you Wendy! I am really looking forward to working with you and your team. I’m also looking forward to learning from you as much as I can

God save the Queen!

Hi Wendy :-)

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Categorization Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Categorization] for ways to contribute.

2) Added Categories to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the [1].

4) Bookmarked the [2] to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Wendy

I know you are a Team Leader in this project, but , I don't want you to feel left out by not getting a message :-)

On behalf of the Categorization Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let me know if you are still active, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the project, or a sub-project, within the last two months.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Wendy,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


posted by Susie MacLeod
Hi, Wendy!

Thank you so much for responding to the check-in! I'm sure Juha and Pip appreciate all your help!

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham

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