Barbara  (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 35668 contributions | 1896 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2011
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Wiki Genealogist July 2017 Club 1,000 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 Connector Sourcerer G2G6 Generous Genealogist - Red Star Big Heart Spring Clean-a-Thon June 2017 Club 1,000 Generous Genealogist -  Green Star Super Star
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Categories: Mayflower Descendants On WikiTree | Descendants of Henry Rolfe-23 | Scotland Project | Ayrshire, Scotland | Profile Improvement Project.



I'm currently in the midst of moving cross country, so you may find me "unresponsive" for now. I'll attempt to keep up with merges, but beyond that I may be unavailable for a few months. But: I will be back.

Notice on Recent Scottish Additions

In early July 2017, I've 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 weeks or 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 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

On 5 Oct 2017 at 00:46 GMT James Collins wrote:

I almost forgot the one that started all this. Rich-181. Thank you, James

On 5 Oct 2017 at 00:32 GMT James Collins wrote:

Bobbie, when you get time would you please look at these profiles? Rich-1268. Rich-45. Mulford-32. Unknown-259948. Mulford-5 and Mulford-29 I made some comments. Let me know if I am barking up the wrong tree. Thank you, James

On 10 Sep 2017 at 20:50 GMT W (Elmer) E wrote:

Oh, By the way. In your paragraph (in your editorial) that starts, "What worries me most...." my inner rant about Gedcoms becomes to see light of day. I won't say who but one of the several Mayflower oriented Profiles has nothing more than a GedCOM as a Source. As a result I am just plain against wanton use of GedCOMs. Worse yet I have nothing to offer as a substitute except maybe reresearching all the Profiles it's use generates. It is just plain wrong to plop down a Profile from a GedCOM. To bend your quote: Genealogy from GedCOMs is just FICTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On 10 Sep 2017 at 20:39 GMT W (Elmer) E wrote:

Once upon a time you wrote "Torrey-230 and Torrey-47 appear to represent the same person because: Same date of birth. " on Torrey-47's Profile. It is now done and we are one step closer to Valhalla!! (I think that's home for Norse gods - what's home for Scotch gods!)

Bill Bill Elmer Thanks for your gentle prod. Now Torrey-47 is married to two Richard Warren's, so the quest is on for yet another merge! :-)

On 1 Sep 2017 at 23:53 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

The fall Source-a-Thon registration has started. If you want to participate as part of the Massachusetts 600, sign up at Source-a-Thon Registration on G2G, and mention you're part of the Massachusetts 600.


On 7 Aug 2017 at 18:39 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

There is a new Challenge for Surnames. Abby has suggested organizing teams. We've already decided to bring back the Massachusetts 600. If you're interested in doing this challenge, answer the post, and mention that you're part of the Massachusetts 600. I'm guessing that every time this challenge runs that there will be 4 names, so at least one would have a presence in Massachusetts.


On 26 Jul 2017 at 21:57 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

There is a G2G post asking if WT should keep the Thon Teams going. I answered that I would. I think we had a great team in the Spring Clean-a-Thon, and I'd like to see us all stay together. Leave me a comment or pm letting me know your opinion. Massachusetts 600 RULES.


On 19 Jul 2017 at 14:00 GMT Adrian Stanley wrote:

Congregational Library & Archives

Here is a source you may find of interest, has records for other churches besides Barnstable [East and West]

Barnstable, Mass. West Parish Church_Collection History

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Queen Elizabeth II Bobbie is 22 degrees from Geoffrey Chaucer, 25 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 22 degrees from Michelle Ladner and 22 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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