Sondra Marshall

Sondra Marshall

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Sondra K. Marshall
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Account confirmed 15 Dec 2015 | Sondra's 15682 contributions | 336 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 23 Sep 2019 | Created 15 Dec 2015 | Last significant change: 16 Sep 2019
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Sondra Marshall is participating with Western Red Cedars during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.
Sondra Marshall is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject Vietnam War
This user is a native speaker of English.
Sondra Marshall is a part of Nebraska.
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Sondra Marshall has English ancestors.
Sondra Marshall has German Roots.
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Sondra Marshall has Scottish Ancestors.

Early Years

An only child, I was born in Dawson County, Nebraska, in the early 1970s. I spent thd first seven years of my life living on a farm an attending a rural school located south of Cozad, Nebraska.

My parents got me my first horse, an obnoxious Shetland pony named Carrots, when I was five years old. I still have my child saddle. Although I haven't had the opportunity to ride in many years, I do still love to ride.

My father lost his job when I was about seven years old and we moved into town.


I graduated from Cozad High School with academic honors in the early 1990s. I went to college and spent one semester as an Art major. Spent the next 2 semesters trying to decide what I really wanted to be when i grew up and after trying Political Science and History I ended up majoring in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections, I maintained my interest in History however and finished my college education with a History minor. I was invited, accepted and completed the school's four year Honors level general studies course. I graduated magna cum laude in the late 1990s, Just prior to graduating I was also invited and inducted as a member of Historical Honorary Society Phi Alpha Theta,


I graduated to the real world with the aspriation of becoming a police officer, however no one ever tells you that if you have significant vision defects (in my case a severe case of myopia) its hard to meet requirements to become certified to be a police officer. So I set my aspirations a bit lower and became a law enforcement dispatcher. After about six years as an emergency services and law enforcement dispatcher and working two back to back critical incidents that involved the on-duty injury and the off-duty deaths of co-workers, I made the decision to change careers. Being tied to a desk had too many drawbacks for me in the the world of law enforcement. After taking a couple months off I took a job as a legal assistant and have been a Legal Assistant/Paralegal since then. I have worked in nearly every area law: bankruptcy, real estate, estate planning, litigation, domestic relations and criminal defense. At present my primary areas of specialty are estate planning, corporate law and real estate.


I got my first pair of glasses when I was in Kindergarten. By the age of 39 I had already suffered a retinal detachment due to an extreme form of myopia. A few years later I began to lose my visual acuity in both eyes due to various retinal health problems related to myopia.


I have been an amateur genealogist since 2000, I enjoy touring cemeteries and documenting family grave sites. I collect local history books and rare and out of print Nebraska History books. I am an academic by nature and I enjoy a good genealogical mystery or debate now and then. I would eventually like to shift careers one last time and become a forensic genealogist.

DNA Origins

European - 100%
West and Central Europe - 73%
Iberia - 21%
British Isles - 6%

Trace Origins

Sephardic - < 1%
South America - < 1%

Ancient Origins

Metal Age Invader – 12%
Farmer – 44%
Hunter-Gatherer – 44%
Non-European – 0%

My Library

SKM's Library

My Free Space Pages

  1. Space:Unidentified Photographs - Family Collection and Others
  2. Space: Marshall - To Do Items - Works in Progress

My Connections

Mayflower Passengers

Magna Carta Sureties

United States Presidents

Other Notables

Wikitree Team


Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Tree DNA Family Finder test and AncestryDNA match between Sondra Marshall and a living male paternal first cousin who is not a member of Wikitree. Results were compared via GEDmatch. Their most-recent common ancestors are Raymond Marshall and a living brother who is not a member of Wikitree, and their parents Elvan Marshall and Alfreda Kohl. Neither Sondra Marshall or her male paternal first cousin have any children. Predicted relationship from GEDmatch: First Cousin. based on sharing _____ cM across ____ segments. ( Sondra Marshall has, since the comparison of these two test results, elected to remove her test results from GEDmatch due to privacy concerns.)

Maternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Tree DNA Family Finder test match between Sondra Marshall and her living mother Schmeeckle-71. Results were compared via Family Tree DNA. Predicted relationship fromFamily Tree DNA: Mother/Daugher. based on sharing 3,384 cM across 22 segments.


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Followed Tags
Sondra is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
participating in the 52 Ancestors challenge
participating in the 52 Photos challenge
to keep up with announcements
keeping track of ongoing discussions and questions
actively working on North Platte Cemetery and Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Lincoln County, Nebraska USA
Father's family. Nebraka and East Riding Yorkshire England
Vietnam conflict - specifically IV Corps bases near Soc Trang and Vinh Long. American Indian Wars - specifically Great Plains/High Plains region
Home State
Local research assistance for Lincoln and Dawson County, Nebraska. Willing to assist with neighboring counties as well including: McPherson, Logan, Custer, Gosper, Phelps, Buffalo, Frontier, Hayes, Perkins and Keith counties.
I photograph local cemeteries and document US Civil War Veterans' grave sites as well as other military veterans
History was my minor in college, I'm primarily interested in Nebraska history, but also in other locations my ancestors lived (specifically Barren County, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Carroll County, Illinois)
Interested in the Shannon Wright Compound located in Vinh Long, South Vietnam, the 114th Knights of the Air (specifically the Cobras) and the 83rd Medical Detachment stationed there from 1963-1965. My father served a tour here as an Army Medic with the 83rd Med.

DNA Tested
Sondra Marshall's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Sondra or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Sondra:

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On 15 Sep 2019 at 00:30 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Sondra, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

On 5 Jul 2019 at 12:26 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hi, Sondra!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 1 Jul 2019 at 18:19 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hello, Sondra!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 29 Jun 2019 at 17:11 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hello, Sondra,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 26 Apr 2019 at 13:55 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Just a quick note to say good day! I hope you have a great time as part of Team Tornadoes and WikiTree's Spring 2019 Clean-a-Thon :-) Be sure to drop by and say "hi" once you get rolling on errors.


On 4 Jan 2019 at 17:25 GMT Jo Gill wrote:

Hi Sondra, you have the best dog in the world! I love a Boston. As for Nebraska, my granma * ma lived in Sumner.

On 1 Jan 2019 at 02:07 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Sondra,

We’ve made some exciting changes to the Global Cemeteries Project. The sub-projects have been merged into the Global Project to help with Leadership and to facilitate collaboration.

Some roles within the project have changed. From now on, there are Project Coordinators for each continent, and one for Welcome and Integration, plus Team Leaders for each individual Country etc.

Please let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project, if you’d like to continue in an existing role, and which team(s) you’d like to be on. Please also give me your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group.

Many thanks,


Leader, Global Cemeteries

On 29 Mar 2018 at 12:11 GMT Christine (Campbell) Preston wrote:

Much obliged. What I will do is start a page for Heim that way there's a list started of who we know is there on wiki tree already. This might get others involved to work on it in the area.

On 28 Mar 2018 at 12:37 GMT Christine (Campbell) Preston wrote:

Morning !!

Hope you're feeling well ! I just wanted to know if you have heard anyone get into Heim Cemetery out in Dawson. I'm in PA and don't want to step on anyone's toes since I'm not in the state but I have tons of family buried there already added to the tree. If you do get a chance to Heim Cemetery let me know and I'll be happy to add them to the page once its up to save you some tag adding.

On 20 Jan 2018 at 14:01 GMT Harvey Wardle wrote:

Thank you Sondra for your post on the Turners in Na. I'll try to see what I can find but I'm not real good at this. All we know is that Chrystal Turner was born in Na. Now maybe I can find something more. Thanks wardle-535

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