Idyllic life on North Coast of New South Wales in Grafton, Australia. Age 8 father took me 80 miles out to Gibralter Range and told me to get back home but don't use the road. Did it. Used horse paddock as a huge circuit exercise yard using railway lines, sleepers, sacks of sand stone and bricks and huge tires, Trained me in all manner of weapons and unarmed combat. Sailed and surfed my brains out until we moved to the hell of the city of Sydney. Hated school there, If my father hadn't stopped me I would have been in jail for ripping bullies apart. Lived in Indonesia for a few years speak the language rusty as hell now. Wandered around Eritrea doing interesting stuff learned some local languages. Worked in Pharmaceutical Industry most of life until early retirement on medical grounds.
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On 4 Sep 2017 at 04:07 GMT David Selman wrote:
Congratulations on being Pre-1700 certified! Now it's time to pick a project that best fits the pre-1700 profiles you'll be working on.
Is there a particular time period, location, or topic you're interested in? Do you have some historically-significant ancestors? Look at the list of active projects to see if one fits your needs.
Once you find a project that interests you, visit their project page for more information and to find out how to join. You can also use the Following link to add the project tag to your profile, and you'll be kept up to date on any activity that occurs for that project.
Can't find what you're looking for? Let me know, and I can make some suggestions! :-)
David ~ Volunteer Coordinator
On 11 Jun 2017 at 18:42 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
This tour has covered a lot of ground so far. Our last stop gives you a few more tools that can take you even deeper into the WikiTree forest without getting lost: How to Dig a Little Deeper.
Have questions? We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.
Debi - WikiMessenger
On 2 Jun 2017 at 19:47 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
You may have been hard at work getting connected to family members who are already here and adding those who were missing. You probably have at least a few profiles that you manage now.
There's a fast and easy way to access those profiles using the Watchlist. So, this week we're going to look at How to Manage Your Watchlist.
Please let one of us know if you have questions! Just click my name above the comment, then ask in the comment section of my page. We want to help!
Thanks, WikiMessenger Cindy
On 26 May 2017 at 21:55 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
You have been here for a while now! We hope your profiles are starting to come together and that you've enjoyed getting to know all of us a little better.
You're probably getting a good feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree by now. We know that collaboration isn't always easy. So, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer.
Have questions? We want to help! Click the name above any of your comments, then ask in the comment section of that volunteer's page.
Debi ~ WikiMessenger
On 19 May 2017 at 21:54 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
It's time for the next stop on your guided tour. This time, we'd like to introduce you to our community, show you some ways to get more involved, and recommend some ways to stay up-to-date on everything that's going on: How to Join in the Community.
If you have questions, click my name above this comment, then ask in the comment section of my page. We want to help!
Debi ~ WikiMessenger
On 12 May 2017 at 14:27 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:
You've been here a week now, and we hope you enjoyed your first stop on your guided tour of WikiTree and were able to make good use of the things you learned.
Our next stop will give you some pointers on how to make your profiles stand out: How to Edit a Profile.
As always, your questions are welcome!
On 6 May 2017 at 13:19 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:
I'm a member of the Mentor project, and I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can help you with?
On 5 May 2017 at 09:34 GMT Ludwig Kraayenbrink wrote:
Thanks for completing the tag indicating you wish to research/document your family history. You are now a confirmed member, and you can get started adding your family members.
As we've said, WikiTree is quite different from other genealogy sites. So, we've put together a guided tour to help you learn how to use it. Your first stop is How to Start Climbing Our Tree.
Tomorrow, you'll hear from a Mentor who will check in to see how you're doing and answer any questions you might have.
Next week, you'll get another message with your next stop on the guided tour.
You can also meet some of our members by joining in the fun with our Question of the Week in the G2G forum: When you can't find information online, where do you start your offline research?
Great to have you on board and good luck growing your branches.
On 5 May 2017 at 09:33 GMT Ludwig Kraayenbrink wrote:
I was looking at your tag, and I'd like to suggest that you change the tag “GLENN”, so that you have at least one tag for each surname or location you are interested to research. For example, one tag for Manewell etc. By doing that, you can then click on it and any other surname tags you add and you'll be taken to a page where you'll see other genealogists who are also following those surnames and locations.
Furthermore, any activity associated with those surname tags will be reported in your daily activity list.
In the meantime I will accept your request to become a full WikiTree member.
Kind regards, Ludwig
On 29 Apr 2017 at 03:04 GMT David Selman wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree! The email we just sent has helpful links to get you started.
WikiTree is different than other genealogy websites because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we share ancestors and work together as a BIG collaborative team!
What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree?
When you confirm your email address, you’ll be given an opportunity to volunteer to help document our collective family history. Use the Tags and comments to tell us about your genealogical interests.
When you volunteer, one of our Greeters will confirm your membership. Then you'll be able to add your family to the tree!
We’re really glad you’re here.
David ~ Wiki Greeter