Allison Mackler

Allison Mackler

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Allison F. Mackler aka Kane
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private brother (1970s - unknown)], , and [private brother (1990s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 11 Nov 2019 | Created 5 Mar 2015
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Wiki Genealogist Religion Project Member September 2018 Club 100 Source-a-Thon 2018 Participant Generous Genealogist - Red Star G2G6 DNA Tested Big Heart Family Star Super Star Pre-1500 Pre-1700 Connector Data Doctor Sourcerer DNA Project Member Germany Project Member Jewish Roots Project Member One Name Studies Project Member Quakers Project Member
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This user is a native speaker of English.


I'll be back ...
"All images © 2018 Allison Mackler"
"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!"



My Surnames
"All images © 2018 Allison Mackler"

Paternal Surnames


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.

Maternal Surnames


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.

  • Project:DNA - I have been using DNA for genetic genealogy for a few years now. I am more adept with autosomal DNA, but am now exploring mitochondrial, X and Y DNA.
  • Project:German_Roots - I am very German!
    • I have ancestors that emigrated directly from Germany to the USA in the 18th and 19th century.
    • I have ancestors that are original Germmana colonists
    • I have ancestors that are Volga Germans
    • There are others that are of older Germanic descent such as a Scandinavian line that mtDNA has uncovered that we do not have documented through traditional genealogy as well as my Askenazi Jewish line from Poland.
  • Project:Jewish_Roots - My father's direct paternal line are Ashkanazi Jews from Poland. There are also maternal lines on my paternal side that are also Ashkanazi Jews from Poland, however, both my grandfather and my great-grandfather married outside the community.
  • Project:One_Name_Studies - Setting up one name studies for some family surnames.
  • Project:Quakers - My father's maternal line are Quakers a few generations back. I started researching Quakers with the Pitman line, which turned out to not be our genetic line. However, my new 2x great-grandfather's also comes from the same Quaker community.
  • Project:Volga_German - This is one of the areas that I focus my genealogical research since I am a descended of Volga Germans, my maternal great-grandparents.


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.


  • Colorado
    • My Volga German ancestors came from the Volga region of Russia to Colorado
    • My maternal grandfather moved from Indian to Colorado
  • Indiana
    • My maternal grandfather's families moved from Ohio to Indiana
  • New York
    • My paternal side is all from New York
  • Ohio
    • My maternal grandfather's families moved from Virginia to Ohio
  • Virginia
    • My maternal grandfather's families moved from Ohio to Indiana




  • Categorization
    • Interested in organizing my research within WikiTree
  • Sources
    • Interested in properly citing my sources
  • Tech
    • Interested in what is going on with WikiTree tech
  • Styles
    • Interesting in discussions around style and improvements
  • Markup
    • Interesting in discussions around style and improvements
  • Leaders
    • Interested in reading about ideas, discussions and decisions


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.[1]

DNA Confirmation

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3,587.1 cM GEDmatch between Allison and her father Dave Mackler.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 452.3 cM GEDmatch between Allison and her paternal first cousin once removed Lester Hauck, Jr.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 3,537.1 cM GEDmatch between Allison and her mother Suzanne Mackler.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 1,512.1 cM GEDmatch between Allison and her maternal aunt, Gini Klein.


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


  1. Personal knowledge of Suzanne Mackler, her mother, who was present for his birth. ~ Allison Mackler, 3 March 2018.

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  • private children's names (1)
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Followed Tags
Allison is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Who wouldn't want to know the latest, greatest!
Taking Names and Fixing Errors! :)
Paternal line starting with Charles Dempewolf from Hanover, Germany.
I now have auDNA for myself and my folks, yDNA for my father and mtDNA for my mother. Too bad ysearch and mitosearch don't work anymore! :(
Paint by numbers, right up my alley!
My non-Volga German ancestors include: Frederick Yeager, Anna Woehrle, Andrew Vordermeier, Charles Dempewolf, Hans Richter.
Maternal line starting with Nisick Giesick, a Volga German.
It might be unofficial, but I'm interested in what others are suggesting.
Paternal line is Ashkenazi.
Turns out my Pitman relation is NOT a Pitman, but a Kinzey!
Mackler I am, I am. Paternal line starting with David Mackler in Russia.
My newly discovered Kinzey line is also Quakers, so I haven't lost an interest in continuing to research and help Quaker roots.
I belong to a few genealogy societies.
My maternal grandmother comes from a long line of Volga Germans including: Nisick Giesick, Johannes Lutz, Eva Hoff, Conrad Stroh, Katharina Bastron, Johann Wendel Hill, Elizabeth Manweiler, Maria Margaretha Heberlein.
Paternal line starting with Andrew Vordermeier from the Kingdom of Württemberg, now Germany.
Paternal line starting with Anna Woehrle, parents were German, born in US.
Paternal line starting with Frederick Yeager, German, immigrated to US after 1875.
DNA Tested
Allison Mackler's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Allison or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Allison:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

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On 14 Aug 2019 at 21:46 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi ,

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:

Hi hun,

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.

If so, please register at:

And remember to post that you want to remain on Legacy Heirs.

Here are the team chat and space pages:

G2G Chat Page:

Space Page:


On 14 Oct 2018 at 04:41 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

On 1 Oct 2018 at 13:09 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Thanks Hun,

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:

Hi Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page: It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

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!

On 27 Feb 2018 at 07:00 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Hi Allison,

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.

good hunting,


On 26 Jan 2018 at 06:33 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Allison, I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Red Badged "Generous Genealogist". By the way what an awesome profile, very informative. Thank you for all you do here on WikiTree!

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:

Hi Allison,

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:

Hi Allison

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:

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

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