|"I love genealogy and WikiTree, so if you find me "unresponsive" for a period of time, it is likely a result of putting my family first, a heavy work load from my full-time job or an unfortunate event due to health reasons. I will never ignore a request or a well-intentioned communication, it just may be, hopefully, a short time before I can respond. Thanks for understanding!"|
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My paternal great-grandfather, Harold Pitman is actually a Kinzey by birth.
See Kinsey Family Research for more information.
My research on my father's direct paternal line doesn't go any further than our immigrant ancestor Frank Mackler.
See Mackler Family Research for more information.
We recently found proof that my maternal great-grandfather, was not a Pitman by birth! What a surprise!
I added a large number of profiles in the Pitman and Rodman lines that connected to the global tree. I hope that this research benefits others.
The Clark family line is a challenging one as I come from a long line of John Clarks!
See Clark Family Research for more information.
The Giesick line is probably my favorite from a research perspective. As with all Volga Germans, my ancestors sought out a better life offered by Catherine the Great in Russia, a few generations later that life was threatened and the Giesicks emigrated away from their home once more to the next frontier, the Americas.
See Giesick Family Research for more information.
Like many people, I found projects very confusing when I first joined WikiTree. Now that I am familiar with them and have a better idea of where I want to focus my time, these are the projects that I actively support.
Due to the limitations of the current software used for WikiTree's forums, G2G, the only way to watch/follow your interests in through tags. Since it's impossible to follow more than twenty tags, I am only following tags that I want to be notified about. All others are linked here for easy searching.
After much research, I decided to be DNA tested. I looked into the major providers of genealogical DNA testing and took into consideration the numerous recommendations from this and other sites as well as the results seen by others posted on blogs and forums. I dug into the intent behind the companies doing the testing and what they could do with my DNA, what I was consenting to and what current privacy laws were at the federal and state level that applied to me. For me, the choice came down to 23 & Me.
In addition to getting tested with 23 & Me, I've also submitted my genome to GEDmatch and Promethease. I wanted to expand my genealogical matching capability beyond both 23 & Me and WIkiTree and I wanted to get detailed genetic information based on my DNA. I have just started exploring genetics from both of these perspectives and am definitely a novice! But it is both fun and eye opening.
I've always been a "researcher" by nature and I'm also a big geek. As a software engineer, I spend a lot of time on computers. I love gaming (board and computers), cars, books, movies, art, music and have a big ol' soft spot for dogs. I am mechanically oriented and have always been willing to fix things.
I'm new to this area of research and discovery and am learning every day. I'm excited to participate on WikiTree and love when I connect my family with the larger human tree.
I am the oldest of three (living) siblings, one of which was born while I was a junior in high school. I moved out on my own after high school, but eventually went back to school and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. I have worked as a software engineer since. I love solving problems!
I have one son who is currently studying astrophysics and mathematics at university. I'm so proud of him!
I consider myself very lucky to have both my parents still living and enjoy sharing and working with them on our family history.
My family stories indicate that I may be descended from Scottish, English, German and Russian roots,
Maternal DNA shows that we have matches to England, Hungary, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Germany.
Paternal DNA shows that we have matches to Belarus, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.
The ethnicity calculators on GEDmatch show some interesting results!
Allison is a derivation of Alice, which is a Clark (maternal grandfather) family name. My Aunt has the middle name Alice, and she was named after her father's sister, Alice Clark. Originally my mother wanted to name me Ashley, from Gone With the Wind. However, Grandma Clark hated the name Ashley, and is remembered as saying, "what if she's a big girl and they call her Assley." This was totally in character for my grandmother, who was always concerned about what other people thought and appearing proper. In fact, she changed her own middle name, unofficially, because of being teased as a child for her initials.
In the event of my death, I give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following slightly-active WikiTreers in my family and other Wikitree members, whether or not they are currently on my trusted lists: David Mackler, Mindy Mackler, Gini Klein. Effective immediately, 29 December 2017, Allison Mackler
Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 14 Aug 2019 at 21:46 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:
On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.
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.
Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator
On 13 Mar 2019 at 05:42 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
2019 Spring Clean A Thon starts Friday, April 26, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 29, at 8 AM (EDT).
Would love to have you join the team if you are able to help with it. If not it is understood.
And remember to post that you want to remain on Legacy Heirs.
Here are the team chat and space pages:
On 14 Oct 2018 at 04:41 GMT Maggie N. wrote:
On 1 Oct 2018 at 13:09 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
I do not care what anyone says, This is the very best team around. This team has dealt with homelessness, pneunonia, friends and family dropping in, plans changing, computer issues and more. We all still got in and sourced as best we could.
You are an amazingly awesome team and I am so blessed to have you all in Legacy Heirs. I hope to have you all back next year.
On 7 Apr 2018 at 23:11 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks! https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/586403/will-you-participate
On 27 Feb 2018 at 07:00 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:
Thank you for the note on Unknown Chaworth. If you run into any roadblocks please let me know and I will see if there is anything in Royal Ancestry that might help.
On 26 Jan 2018 at 06:33 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
On 2 Jan 2018 at 15:15 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.
Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.
Thank you for being a Wikitreer,
Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader
On 16 Oct 2017 at 19:44 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
I see that you follow the Mackler surname-it's being featured as one of four German surnames for this month's Oktoberfest Surname Spotlight. I thought you might want to come join in on the biography building with us :-)
On 9 Jul 2017 at 00:50 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!
Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.
New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.
Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.
Current Weekend Chat link is: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/420406/weekend-chat-all-members-are-invited-july-7th-9th-2017
The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!
See you there! Dorothy