Bobbie (Madison) Hall

Bobbie (Madison) Hall

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Bobbie Hall formerly Madison
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Mother of [private daughter (unknown - unknown)] and [private son (unknown - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 2 Mar 2016 | Bobbie's 39936 contributions | 2297 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2011 | Last significant change: 2 Dec 2018
17:59: C. Mackinnon posted a message on the page for Bobbie (Madison) Hall. [Thank C. for this]
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Wiki Genealogist November 2018 Club 100 October 2018 Club 100 September 2018 Club 100 Source-a-Thon 2018 Participant August 2018 Club 100 Genealogical Society Member Mayflower Project Member Puritan Great Migration Project Member US History Project Member United Kingdom Project Member Scottish Clans Project Member Profile Improvement Project Member Pre-1500 Data Doctor Data Doctors Challenge Winner Connector Sourcerer G2G6 Big Heart
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Categories: Mayflower Descendants On WikiTree | Descendants of Henry Rolfe-23 | Scotland Project | Profile Improvement Project.

Bobbie (Madison) Hall is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Stephen Hopkins
Bobbie (Madison) Hall is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Thomas Rogers and son John
Fountain Pen
Bobbie has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.

Notice on Recent Scottish Additions

In early July 2017, I imported most of my Scottish database, which is my husband's lineage (Ayrshire/Lanarkshire/Argyll). Much of it is still in it's raw 'gedcom' format, and it will probably take me a few more months to clean them all up. If you find a potential duplicate, or a profile that you want 'polished up' right away let me know, even just hit 'thanks' on the profile, and I'll do my best. Sláinte!

The Web Is An Amazing Thing!

Consider this to be less a biography and more an Editorial.

I'm passionate about genealogy. Searching for family history is more than a hobby for me, it's an obsession. I've enjoyed the hunt of finding that elusive bit of information that makes a "possible connection" into a definite ancestor for 25 years and counting.

I liken genealogy to treasure hunting, with puzzle solving and sleuthing mixed in. What some find tedious though, the careful citation of sources, I enjoy. Being able to take all those little bits of data, lay them out carefully, linking them together into the logical and chronological picture of a person's life, is what genealogy is all about. And proving the conclusions is what makes you a true genealogist.

I'm one of those strange people who reads the NEHGR from cover to cover, every quarter, in the old-fashioned paper version. It's educational to read how others have solved genealogical problems, or attempt to prove what for years has been unproven.

I'm constantly amazed at the advance in technology in my lifetime and how it has become such a huge tool for genealogists. In 1980, a P.C. was unknown. Am I the only one who remembers CompuServe’s Genealogy Forum in the early days of green screens? By 1987, Rootsweb was underway, and I was one of the first subscribers. Is there a single genealogist that hasn't used Rootsweb? In the early 1990s, I took my first trip to the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. A genealogist's dream. Back then, if you wanted to copy something, you printed it out on paper, 25 cents a page. They were early adopters of technology, and before long you could "print" a digital version onto a CD, then a thumb drive, etc. Now they're working on digitizing everything and having it available online. 24/7/365. And the number of sites online that we have available now with original records is absolutely astounding. I was looking for a picture of my long-deceased grandmother. A cousin mentioned she'd gone to a particular school. Googled the school, find the yearbook, instant photograph. Another ancestor attended a girl's school in Boston in the early 1800s. Googled her name, also her school. Found a photograph of a piece of needlework she'd done, now safely in a museum.

Something I say on a daily basis: The Web Is An Amazing Thing!

What worries me most is the way many people will "harvest" their data from gigantic databases, slap their name on it, and call it their own. That's like taking a novel, tearing off the cover, and making yourself the author of a story. True genealogists take pride in their work, they research as best they can in original and secondary sources, and then cite those sources to prove their work. Grabbing a tree from (insert whichever database used here) and turning around and calling it yours, well, that used to be called plagiarism, but since those databases aren't the work of a single person, I suppose it's just a work of fiction.

Genealogy with out source citation is FICTION. I'll get off my soap box now, and get back to reading old microfilmed records. On the web :)

Happy hunting. May the Source be with you :)


Digital Afterlife

As my generation begins to pass away, it is prudent to make provision for the work I have done on our family tree. In the case of my demise, I hereby give permission for management of all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my Family Members active at that time on WikiTree, whether or not they are on the Trusted Lists, in the order listed as follows: spouse & children, nieces & nephews by blood or by marriage, first and second cousins of any degree.

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Followed Tags
Bobbie is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
keeping up to date
of Cape Cod
I'm one
of Cape Cod
of Massachusetts
of Massachusetts
Maiden name, but stuck at my great great grandfather who arrived via UFO in Vermont in 1860. From Scotland.
My home state and location for the majority of my ancestors.
may have been the original surname before arrival in the US.
Stephen Hopkins, Edward Doty, John Howland, Joseph & Thomas Rogers
too many to name!
fascinated by the early records
Descendant of Saffords of Ipswich, Mass.
Zirlau, Kreis Schweidnitz, Niederschlesien (Silesia), Germany.
Family from Scotland, Ireland and England. Married to a Scot.
Interesting in US social history, especially during the colonial period.
Woodwards of Danville/Peacham, and one Scottish Madison/Matheson who arrived via UFO in the same area just before the Civil War.
of Vermont & early Rhode Island

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Bobbie by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Bobbie:

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On 2 Dec 2018 at 17:59 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Guess you don't want to look at Hudson-511 again. Perhaps he should be protected?

On 21 Oct 2018 at 21:50 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Thank you for participating in the September/October Biography Builders. Your effort is greatly appreciated, and makes WikiTree a better source for information about our ancestors.


On 1 Oct 2018 at 19:07 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Source-a-Thon as a member of Team Massachusetts. Together we sourced over 1000 profiles. Great job. Next team effort will be the 2019 Spring Clean-a-Thon. See you then.

Thanks for all your work. Bob

On 27 Sep 2018 at 16:45 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Check out the Team page for Sourcing Selfies.


On 9 Sep 2018 at 01:58 GMT Karen (Maher) Fuller wrote:

My husband is descended from Noah Wiswall, and that lineage was thought to be from the Mayflower (his family was MS members). Apparently that connection is now disproven. I have removed the incorrect attribution from the profile.

On 6 Aug 2018 at 22:33 GMT Claire Smith wrote:

Thank you for deleting the bogus photo Bobbie!

On 21 Jul 2018 at 16:22 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Bobbie, Congratulations. By writing and improving 10 biographies in the Biography Builders Challenge, you qualified to display our Achievement Sticker. Just add
Fountain Pen
Bobbie has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
to your profile. Keep up the good work.

Thanks, Bob

On 4 Jul 2018 at 18:18 GMT Laura (Barnes) Browning wrote:

Hi Bobbie,

Regarding Susannah (Unknown) Fairclough, I do not know the exact date of birth or death but had been told they were both in the 1700's, hence the birth and death showing as 1700? If you have any information about her I would love to see it. Thank you for your time, Laura Browning

On 2 Jul 2018 at 20:27 GMT Faylene Bailey wrote:

Hi Bobbie, Thank you for putting the reference tags correctly for the sources on the profile of Jeremiah Spinney (Spinney-408). Regarding your message on his profile page.. "A father's death date (Spinney-409 died 1759) should not be more than nine months before one of his children's birth dates (Spinney-408 born 2 Sep 1759)", Spinney-409 death date is listed as after 1759. I don't see a confirmed date of death for Spinney-409 as yet. I'm searching and think there is another John Spinney that is the father of both Spinney-408 and Spinney-409. There are like 6 generations of John and Jeremiah Spinneys. I'll keep looking. lol Some of them are my (?)times great grandfathers. lol Thanks again for contributing.  :)

On 1 Jul 2018 at 12:45 GMT Cliff Brown wrote:

Hi Bobbie, regarding Ann Bardall, nee:Hill, death prior to the birth of her daughter, I have removed the date of death. Ancestry hints show that she died in 1796. I'll leave it open for now.

Thanks for your vigilance! Jon

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