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 36844 contributions | 2038 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2011 | Last significant change: 9 Jun 2018
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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

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 months more 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 10 May 2018 at 03:49 GMT Lopi LaRoe wrote:

hi Bobby,

thanks for the message. I did find some information on about her, but then i realized that it was a protected page. I had changed her last name from unknown to Rolfe but then saw the discussion about that on the profile so didnt save the changes i made. I am new on this site and i made a mistake, thanks for catching it!

On 8 May 2018 at 02:08 GMT Kaylee (Holland) Robinson wrote:

Not at the moment but I would more than happy to find some for you.

Update: I have added a few more to the profile.

On 13 Apr 2018 at 22:46 GMT Marj Adams wrote:

Hi Bobbie, I am working on the Presidential Adams Family again--Haven't gone back to John Adams-10 yet but have been adding to JQAdams-12. (He was unbelievably accomplished and the short profile did not do him justice.) Lisa Murphy-745 had left a note on JQA indicating she thought the same so I asked her if she could work on his mid life. After I closed my work, I found 2 wrong children on JQA. I was able to remove Thomas but not Carolina Adams-5467. Also found John II, 2nd son of JQA misnamed as JQA II. I was able to fix him to John II. I am now going to check Charles Francis Adams Sr, son of JQA who did name son JQAII. Please look over my work on JQA. thanks.

On 8 Apr 2018 at 02:59 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi 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 31 Mar 2018 at 13:13 GMT Tina (Schoonover) Chase wrote:


Hi. We are 9th cousins 1x removed. Our common ancestor is Ezekiel Wathan.

On 20 Mar 2018 at 20:47 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:


The Spring 2018 Clean-a-Thon is taking registration now at this G2G post. If you want to participate as a member of Massachusetts 600 Team, go to the post and answer indicating the team name. We did a good job last year. Let's see what we can do this time around. Bob

On 14 Mar 2018 at 20:57 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:

Obviously. We should totally have Thanksgiving together. =) Hope you like lasagna.

And sure. The web can be amazing. Provided you stay away from these websites...*pulls out a 20 page document*

On 10 Mar 2018 at 21:44 GMT Bobbie (Madison) Hall wrote:

I am back, sort of. Still between permanent residences, but we're getting there. I at least have a reliable, though very excruciatingly slow, internet connection. Currently my focus is to get caught up on communications from the last 6 months. All my merges are current! (YAY me!) Still looking over changes that have been made to profiles I manage, and contacting members for sources when needed <I'm bad, aren't I?> Hoping to get up to date soon.

On 1 Nov 2017 at 00:55 GMT Anne B wrote:

Glad to see you back Bobbie.

On 5 Oct 2017 at 00:59 GMT James Collins wrote:

Bobbie, I posted messages on the profile pages of all managers for the following. Rich-181. Rich-1268. Rich-45. Mulford-32. Unknown-259948. Mulford-5 and Mulford-29 I think if all of us can work together every one will be happy. Thank you for your help. James

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Queen Victoria Bobbie is 21 degrees from Chet Atkins, 19 degrees from Edie Kohutek and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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