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Judy (Luckenbill) Brett

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Judy L. Brett formerly Luckenbill
Born 1940s.
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Sister of [private sister (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Thank you for recent addition to Anna Barbara Stauffer (abt. 1739 - 1808), who married a Philip Basters; my family records show his name as Bastress - do you know anything about when the spelling of his descendents got changed to Bastress? My grandmother was a Bastress.
posted by Dan Yohman Jr.
Hi Dan, thanks for your note. Unfortunately I am a novice at genealogy, and know little about names. It is confusing because the spellings seem different everywhere. Philip is a Palatine immigrant so his name is on the Ship lists. C if not A & B. And the church records are never helpful as those are different with almost every child's baptism. The only rule I know and have seen is the addition of "er" at the end of a name to indicate the male/husband and the addition of "in" at the end to indicate the female/wife. I rely most heavily on Family Search because you can see the sources there. I have Ancestry thrulines and so try to keep my trees on Family Search, Ancestry, and Wiki Tree in sync. I have found a lot of discrepancies through all. I do feel comfortable with the results on WikiTree though and it is always helpful to have the project coordinators as experts. And the best thing is the confusion of multiple profiles for one person that occurs on Ancestry is avoided.

Please let me know if I've put something in inappropriately.

Judy Luckenbill-68 Brett

Hi there....

I noticed you recently chose our Integrators Project Challenge for this month (May 2022), thank you!

Could you go here: to sign up officially please. And if you can please add your question that you will be working on or the profile marked "needs profiles created" for the challenge, Thanks!

Got a question, see this page:

Thank you and Good Luck!! Dorothy, Integrators Project Coordinator.

posted by Dorothy Barry
Greetings from the Military and War Project. We are doing the six month check-in with members.. Have you been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary,

I have been active on Wikitree, trying to clean up my family files and get everyone entered in. I have not specifically done anything for the Military & War Project, that I can remember except to add some specific info to profiles of family vets.

Thank you for replying to the Military and War Check in, Judy. Since you have not specifically done anything for the Military & War Project, do you feel that you will be able to honor some of your military ancestors this summer for the project? If so We will leave your badge with you. I know you can do it. It just takes time to do the research.


posted by Mary Richardson
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posted by Pam Kreutzer
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Hi, Judy, I happened to notice you edited some Keim profiles. Keim is one of the names in my Hoffart-Henricks line. I searched my tree to discover that we share a common ancestor... Johannes Keim , b. 1685. His daughter, Elizabeth Keim Hoffart, was my 5th great grandmother and the half-sister of your Anna Keim Yoder. Any way... Hello cousin!
posted by Kie (Entrikin) Zelms
This is always so cool to find someone I'm connected to. Thanks for letting me know! Anna Maria Keim Yoder is my 5th GGM, - TWICE!. She and Jacob Yoder had a daughter Catherine Keim Yoder who married Abraham Kolb Angstadt. They also had a son, Jacob Yoder who married Anna Maria Barto.

Catherine Keim/Abraham Angstadt had a son Benjamin K Angstadt, (1807-1879) who married Catherine Yoder (1813-1875), the daughter of Jacob Yoder and Anna Barto. This youngest couple had the same grandparents!

It's no wonder my brain is soooo tired after I spend an afternoon or evening trying to figure out who is who!

posted by Judy (Luckenbill) Brett
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posted by Michele Bazley
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Hi Judy

You certainly added more than 8 profiles. You added 111 profiles which put you in 8th position on the Mid-Atlantic Team. For the Connectathon, you don't need to use the challenge tracker, as long as the profile was connected to another existing profile on Wikitree. One source was all that was required for the challenge.


posted by Michele Bazley
Dear Judy, I got here while trying to answer a question: why were Edward (b 1857) and Eliza Jane (b 1860) Lookinbill living with my ancestor's brother's widow (!) in the 1870 census? I did a quick-and-dirty tree on ancestry and it seems they are the children of Noah and Mary (Edward) Luckenbill. He was a plasterer and this little family was living next to Henry and Susan Wilson in 1860. It's possible Susannah took Edward and Eliza Jane as a neighborly thing to do because something bad happened to their parents (cannot find any records). But maybe they are related? My ancestor, Henry Wilson's brother Michael, was a plasterer. Anyway on Ancestry the luckenbills seem to be in a Mobius strip of errors. I see you have worked on this and if you can help, please be in touch!
posted by Jane Peppler
edited by Jane Peppler
Hi Jane,

I appreciate your sharing the information about Edward and Mary Jane Lookingbill. Unfortunately I have no information to add. My Luckenbill family tree is pretty much concentrated in Berks County Pennsylvania from 1730 on. Occasionally the name is spelled differently "Luckenbiehl, Lookingbill etc) but I have not found any links to Maryland, at least not yet. One branch, most likely the son of one of the two original immigrants aboard the Thistle in 1730 was named John and he did migrate to North Carolina in the late 1700s I believe. Sorry I can't be of more help on this. If I find anything about Noah or Mary Edward and their children I'll quickly share. Thanks for contacting me. Judy Luckenbill Brett

Hello and welcome to the William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project. You can find useful information here:

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and join out chat group here:!forum/wikitree-penn-project (be sure to include your Wikitree ID number when applying)

You can add the following category to your profile biography to mark your membership in the project:

and add yourself to our members' list with your project-related interests. William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Members

Please let us know if you have any questions!

SJ - Penn Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty

If you would care to assist me or help manage any of the Luckenbill profiles, I will be very grateful. Many of these were orphaned profiles that I adopted and I was trying to untangle the messes. I don't know much about this branch of my ancestry but always love to learn. Thanks!

posted by Courtney Reisert
Courtney, Thanks for replying, I'd love to work with you and have a partner to attack some of these profiles. I know it would help to be able to bounce things off another person. How can we share which profiles we are on. I'm Luckenbill-68 and tree starts with James William Luckenbill and goes down to Christian Benjamin Luckenbill (b1774) , then Jost Luckenbill and then probably Johan Ekel Luckenbill.
Thank you for joining us! I hope you're enjoying our site and our community. I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Has the New Member How To Pages been helpful or has it left you with questions?

It's great to have you on board. Enjoy your time here, and good luck growing your branches. To contact me, log in to WikiTree and go to your profile. Use the ‘Reply’ link below my comment to be sure that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page.

Cheryl ~ WikiTree Messenger

P.S. To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Hi Judy

Thanks  for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz

As Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects coordinating them is essential. Please ensure there is a location and that the location data matches dates of profiles, avoid abbreviations, add citations & links for sources to support the data, please review these pages   Reliable Pre-1700 Sources  and   Help Sources   for Pre-1700

The United States Project and its subprojects for each state, would be of interest. Adding the tag UNITED_STATES will connect you  Follow this link for  your tags I would recommend you add other surname tags such as:





Explore Pre-1700 Projects list to find one that fits your research focus.

Questions ask Here  To contact me, be sure to use the "reply" link for this comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment, on my profile page.     

Janet~Pre-1700 Greeter

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posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Judy

Thank you for adding your DNA Test information to your profile on WikiTree. Your information will be propagated to the profiles of your parents and your ancestors within about 24 hours of being added. It will also propagate to the profiles of the descendants of your ancestors, so they may see your information under the heading "DNA Connections" just as you can see theirs.

Getting started with DNA outlines how to proceed to use your DNA test information on WikiTree and DNA is a link to a collection of links about WikiTree's many features involving DNA.

The DNA Connections list on your profile will provide a visual way for you to find potential relatives on WikiTree who have also added their DNA test information. Using DNA tools at sites like, if you find a relative that matches your DNA sufficiently and you have genealogical sources for the intermediate relationships, you can mark the specific parental relationships back to the most recent ancestor that you both share as "confirmed with DNA." For details, guidance, and examples of how to properly document DNA confirmations, see DNA confirmation.

To get the best results, begin adding sourced profiles for your ancestors until you can connect to ancestors already in WikiTree. If you have exhausted what you know on one line, it can sometimes help to add what you know on another line. The more branches you are able to add the greater the likelihood of finding potential cousins to match with. The process of identifying which branch elements of DNA relate to will better enable you to find matches that relate to the particular branches you are researching.

Let me know if you have any questions and have fun!

Mary ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Mary Richardson

The GEDCOM will not automatically populate your tree, it generates a GEDCOMpare report which you work through either accepting or rejecting suggested matches. Once you have done this the data from your file will be filled in on the add profile screen so that you can review and make adjustments before saving.

One of our mentors created a tutorial for the GEDCOMpare process that I found very helpful. I hope that you will too.

If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, let us know by using the "reply" link under our comments or by clicking our names to visit our profiles. From there you can leave a comment or send a private message.

Take care

Lothar ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Lothar Wolf
Greetings Judy!

I am happy to congratulate you for upgrading, you are all set to be able to add and edit profiles now! To help save you time, energy and frustration, please start with our New Member How-To pages.

We do not download DNA Data on WikiTree. We do enter our DNA testing information and it is very easy to do. On the top right of most pages there is an active button "ADD." If you hover over that button there is a drop-down box and the first item is DNA. Click on that and follow the instructions. You can enter your testing company and the type of test such as Y-DNA, mtDNA or Autosomal (Family Finder): Ancestry, FTDNA, My Heritage, and GedMatch are examples of the companies. You will also add your identifying information such as the kit # for FTDNA.

If you have already entered ancestors, it will take about 24 hours for your test information to populate those profiles. As you add more profiles the information will continue to show up on all the appropriate ancestors' profiles.

Here are some helpful links DNA Features on Wikitree,, and Getting Started with DNA FAQ.

Welcome to the WikiTree family! If you have questions about how WikiTree works, please let me know. You can use the "reply" link under this comment or click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Greeter

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