Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed  MSM
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Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM

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My passion is connecting people to their family story which means I spend the majority of my time leading the Adoption Angels and US Black Heritage Projects where I connect people to their biological family/family trees. I'm also a Connector who connects profiles to other family and to the Tree.

I rarely do pre-1850 research. If you need research help, g2g is the best place to ask. Members from all over the world are ready to help you.

I create a lot of Black heritage profiles in order to grow the Tree. If I manage one of your family member profiles, I would love to add you as the profile manager. Please ask.

I agree with genealogist Donya Williams who says genealogy can heal the world.

Emma MacBeath M.Ed MSM formerly McBeth
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and DNA confirmed
Sister of [private brother (1970s - unknown)], [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1980s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)] and
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Emma spends way too much time on WikiTree.
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Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is a Guide on the US Black Heritage Project PATH.
This user is a native speaker of English.
Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM has an interest in Clan MacBeath, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
Fountain Pen
Emma has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Emma has participated in 6 out of 52 weeks during the 2021 52 Weeks of Accuracy Challenge.
This profile is part of the MacBeth Name Study.
This profile is part of the Zornes Name Study.
This profile is part of the Van Orden Name Study.
This profile is part of the Heskett Name Study.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated in the 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Winner's trophy
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM won the July 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
1000 Profiles
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM created 1002 new profiles during the July 2021 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Due to the large amount of messages I receive, it could take me a week to answer comments and private messages. I also answer messages for different projects on different days. If you need an immediate reply, please put "Urgent" in the subject line of a private message. If you feel I forgot about you, I am never offended by a second message. Emails sometimes go astray. I don't answer emails on Sundays and Thursdays.



I am a Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction author and a genetic genealogist who finds birth parents for those who are searching. I have been researching my own family since I was 12 years old, long before the presence of the internet, but really fell in love when DNA testing became an everyday thing. You can find me at Emmaline Rose Books and Missing Link DNA.

I write fiction novels for kids and young adults under the pen name Emmaline Rose.

Although a native of northern California who has lived in a few other places, I now live with my two awesome sons in Washington. What do I do in my spare time? More genealogy and writing--or I read a lot and spend time with friends and family.

Emma was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

I love thanking members for their hard work growing and improving our Tree


Adams (England); Blanchette (Québec/France); Day; McBeth/MacBeath (Scotland); Danielsen (Norway); Hamel (Québec/France); Heskett; Hubbard; Jeffs (England);Kilburn/Kilbourn/Kilbourne (England); Lambert (Québec, France); Menzies (Scotland); Moon (England); Mott (Canada/England); Olsdatter(Norway); Plumb (England); Reed (New England); Scott (Scotland); Seaver (New England); Sexton (Ireland); Smith (New York); Stark (Scotland); Toombs (England); Vance; Ward (England); West; Yumm/Yemm (England); Woods (England); Zornes (Germany?)

Anderson; Beeler (Germany); Boutwell; Bowman (Sweden); Bruner; Brunskelle (Gottschee, Austria); Davis (Britain); Eldridge; French (New York); Durand; Durand (second line of same surname); Giddings; Havens (New York); Higgins (New England); Hammerberg (Sweden); Kump (Gottschee, Austria); Marr (Scotland); Mandeville; Rockwell; Scarlet; Starr/Stariha/Starika (Austria/Slovenia); Streeter; Treben; Troje

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Check out these April Fools badges on this g2g post. These are the ones that apply to me :-)

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Date Night (add dates to profiles with none)

Friday Date Night
I found a date for 138 profiles during Friday Date Night!

2021 SAT 1st Place Team by average, 3rd place individual (Team Roses sourced 4500 profiles) 2021 CNAT 2021 CAT

Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding 1113 sources to profiles.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 1432 sources to profiles.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 1460 connections.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 3242 suggestions.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 1118 sources to profiles.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is participating with Team Roses during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 1458 connections.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is participating with Team Roses during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 6176 suggestions.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 1787 sources to profiles.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 5,975 suggestions.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 1177 sources to profiles.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM participated with Team Roses during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 3046 suggestions.

What Countries My Ancestors Are From

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Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM has English ancestors.
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Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM has Scottish Ancestors.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM a des origines françaises.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is Scottish.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is Norwegian.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is French.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is Irish.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is Slovenian.


Missing Link DNA

Genetic Genealogy and Research Services
DNA and Adoption Specialist

Missing Link DNA Website
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Emmaline Rose~~Author

Writing fiction for Kids and Young Adults

Emmaline Rose Website
Emmaline Rose on Amazon
Emmaline on Facebook



  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 1689.9 cM match and a 195.2 cM X-DNA match between Em McBeth GEDmatch A744177 and her maternal aunt.
Also 2900.5 cM match between full siblings of Emma McBeth and R McBeth GEDmatch M011009 and a 1587.5 cM match and a 158.1 cM X-DNA match between R McBeth and maternal aunt.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Emma McBeth and her father Robert McBeth. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Parent/Child based on sharing 3459 cM across 26 segments.

Digital Afterlife Instructions : this is my permission that upon my death, for my family firstly, then secondly Charlotte Shockey, thirdly the WikiTree staff, to manage the profiles and space pages where I act as PM in any way they see fit, as long as this is in line with the Honour Code and preserves the privacy of living people. I wish all profiles of living people and private free space pages (those that aren't part of project work) of which I am the only PM to be deleted. McBeth-165 19:56, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

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Thank you for your work on my Wikitree during the challenge. It is well appreciated, happy hunting!
posted by Shelley Murphy
Thank you so much Emma,

You went the distance with our family, You showed Intelligence, Understanding, Guidance and Patience in our particular case. WikiTree should be proud having you on their team, I am. When we started it seemed an impossible task but your ingenuity saved the day. My new 1st cousin Mary Ann was adopted out at birth and her records were expunged, but you found our connections through the use of your skills knowing about DNA testing, so many Manager Profilers on WikiTree could learn from your skills. Thank you Emma, Darrel White

posted by Darrel White Jr
edited by Darrel White Jr
Thank you for your kind words, Darrel. I'm so happy she was able to get confirmation on both sides of the family. Now she has answers she has wanted and deserved for a long time. I'm also glad she has you as a new family member! Emma
Thank you for your help! That is a crucial branch of my family where I've run into a dead in at Mike Moss, Mary's father.
posted by Diane Nelson
We have a new form for US Black Heritage Project to help people with their trees. If you'd like us to take a look at this branch, you can fill out the form. We love trying to break brick walls :-)


Thank you for the suggestion to merge Mary Moss. I need to find out who uploaded besides me. We may be able to collaborate.

Thanks again!

posted by Diane Nelson
Unfortunately, the person who uploaded the duplicate closed their account some time ago. Emma
Hi I am not comfortable with the CLN change on the profile now known as Montalt-2. This was discussed in the past. Is there some new information?
posted by Andrew Lancaster
Hi Andrew. Unknown should never be used as a current last name (it can however be used as a last name at birth if it is unknown). It is assumed his current last name is Montalt since it is the same as the last name at birth, or you could change it to Mohaut or de Mohaut to match the sons. Emma
OK, I see what I misunderstood. I did not realize that the LNAB was different from the CLN, and I read your summary as a possible new policy. Have discussed with Medieval group and I think all is clear.
posted by Andrew Lancaster

Thanks for your feedback. Finding Samuel Lee's parents and grandparents has been a challenge, and your advice will certainly help!

posted by Richard Lee
Emma, thank you for leading team Roses in the connect a thon, and for all your hard work during the competition! Also thanks for making me feel welcome even though I am pulling down the average.


posted by Michelle Ketcham
There's no such thing as pulling down the average! We work together toward a shared goal and have a good time doing it. We're all glad you were a part of that :-)
Hi, Emma,

Thank you for inviting me to join Team Roses for the Connect-a-Thon. I learned a lot and I am still learning all the time. Having a captain like you helps a lot. I am not sure what the next team event is but if you will have me I would love to join. Jeff M

posted by Jeff Michaelsen
Hi Emma, I just noticed for Oklahoma Slavery, the Choctaw Nation is listed as Oklahoma, I copied it for Chickasaw (and then noticed it was Oklahoma not IT), but would it be possible to have them listed as Tribe Nation, Indian Territory instead of Tribe Nation, Oklahoma but still have them nested under Oklahoma Slavery? Just checking. Thanks.
posted by S O'Donley
Hi S, We are using modern state names for all the states for simplicity's sake (so we don't have to have multiple categories for the same location), however, we will use historical location names for the towns, or territories, etc. If the Tribe Nations were so named under both Indian Territory and Oklahoma, we will want to keep it as Oklahoma. However, if they were only called that when it was Indian Territory, it makes sense to make these Tribe Nation, Indian Territory, Slavery. I don't know the history of the nations, so please let me know. thanks, Emma
Thanks for your response! I think Natalie would probably be the best person to answer that, but most of the stuff I've seen here for Oklahoma before statehood (1907) were Oklahoma Territory (which I agree could just be called Oklahoma) and Indian Territory. And since slavery ended before 1907, I think it would be Tribe Nation, Indian Territory. But that's just my thoughts. :) I can ask Natalie and see what she says, also. Thanks again!
posted by S O'Donley
Thank you Emma for helping my new 1st cousin Kovacevich-22 Mary Ann and myself for going the distance and finding the necessary and correct WikiTree connections proving our DNA matches were correct.

So many profilers failed to find the connections, but you didn’t give up, this is a happy story with other family members now recognizing family matches on both sides of the fence, you are an intelligent and wonderful profiler, please don’t disappear from WikiTree, your worth your weight in gold, One World Tree is growing a little closer with my family, thank you. Sincerely Darrel White

posted by Darrel White Jr
edited by Darrel White Jr
Thank you for your kind welcome, I will take advantage of new member tips!
posted by Elizabeth Tate
Thank you Emma for your tireless work in the Black Heritage project, and also your work with adoptees. Connecting people with their past is such wonderful work, and I appreciate it!


Thank you for your kind words Valorie :-)
Hi Emma,

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project team(s)? Which team(s) are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Nic, England Project Leader

posted by Nic Donnelly
Hi Nic,

Because I have been spread so thin over the past year, I had sent a message a couple of months ago to one of the project leaders asking to be removed from the project. I don't think she got the message. I won't be able to participate this year at least. Thanks! Emma

Hi Emma. I'm a volunteer on the U.S. Southern Colonists -- Jamestown Project. I help Mary Richardson to I.D. Jamestown immigrants between the years 1606-1624/5. I'm reaching out to you because I came across an immigrant that I think might be of interest to someone in the Black Heritage Project. His name is John Pedro, an African man who came to Virginia in 1623 aboard the Swan. He then worked as a servant for Captain Francis West. I couln't find much more about him, but I thought someone else might want to pick up his trail. I created a biography for him using what I had: John Pedro.
posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Looks like we're kind of bumping into each other on the Black Heritage Project with the Johnson/Jeter family in Virginia. Might have to do some merging. (So many Johnsons, I admit I didn't look at all the possible matches real closely when creating profiles). I'm going to bed now, will look at it more tomorrow.
posted by Rob Neff
edited by Rob Neff
Uh oh! I'll be honest I haven't been looking as closely as I should, especially when there's a list of names as long as my arm to compare to. I've been doing a lot of work this month in Virginia and may stay there for several months to come. Propose the merges and I'll push them through. Thanks! Emma
You made the profiles first, so I can't blame you for any of this :) There are so many unconnected profiles of Black people it is unusual to run into an existing profile in this vast wilderness. I see this duplication as a positive development. I proposed two merges, it's not as widespread as I feared.

I also think Zale and Zell are the same person (look at the original for the 1880 census, name is most likely Zele, not Ezele), although it is unusual for the reported gender to change. For me the clincher is the marriage record for Zell, listing her parents. Unfortunately I only have access to an index of the original marriage record, I always prefer to look at the original. I'll see if I can find anything more on Z. Johnson.

posted by Rob Neff
Yes, I'm very excited we're actually now making duplicates! That means progress. We're going to have to be more careful in future, because like you I just assumed the person couldn't already be on WikiTree. I know Zale and Zell are the same person, the question I couldn't answer was whether it was a male or female. I didn't want to take the time then to figure it out so I left a note. I hope you find that marriage record. Thanks! Emma
I was not surprised to see Team Roses take the cake again in the normalized sum win. You guys are such hard working individuals, and you Emma are beyond amazing at what you do. I was in awe of you the whole run. Leading a team takes a lot of time and effort and you still kick behinds in scoring points. It’s crazy. You’re awesome.
Awww. Thank you! It's a lot of fun working beside my team members. I kept calling it a party because the weekend is one long party for me. :-)
Marvelous Congratulations Emma !!! .. Z zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
posted by Gerald Baraboo
I finally went to bed and caught some zzzzz's, but it's going to take me a few days to catch up. You were Bon Magnifique as you like to say!
Inspiring Emma !! C'est Bon Magnifique !
posted by Gerald Baraboo
You are on fire, Jerry! Woot woot!
Concerning your Black Heritage Project. I built this profile that has 200 people in it most need connected. Thought you could add it/them to your project. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Cedar_Heights_Cemetery%2C_Paris%2C_Kentucky
posted by Pam Dale
Hi Pam, Thank you so much for creating those profiles! I"ll get them processed as soon as I can. It's wonderful to have them all connected through the cemetery. Emma
You are welcome! I'm a Cemeteriest. Kinda my thing.
posted by Pam Dale
Hi Cousin!

I wanted to make sure you had a chance to weigh in, if you knew of someone who would fit the bill, for a quick change we're making in this week's connection finder theme in honor of Beverly Cleary: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1210761/connect-weeks-connection-finder-profiles-childrens-authors.

Thanks :-) Abby

posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Thanks, Abby! this made us realize we have a gaping hole on WikiTree. After this week, we'll work on getting some children's authors added. Emma
Hi Emma,

I see that there is now a "Black Heritage Project Member" badge. :) May I have one please? FYI, the relationship finder shows that we are 12th cousins 1x removed. – Patty in Everett

posted by Patty (Luker) LaPlante
Hi Patty, the current Black Heritage badge is a mistake--it's the Africa Project badge that had it's name changed by mistake. As soon as the new Black Heritage Badge for the project is created, I will definitely add you. I hope that will be this week. Thanks! Emma
Just noticed that I've had my Africa Project badge swapped for the Black Heritage one?
posted by Richard Shelley
That was a misunderstanding. It should be cleared up soon. Emma
Hi Emma !

I noticed you chose our Integrators Challenge for this month (February  2021), as you are on our tracker, thank you!  

And if you can please add your question that you will be working on or the profile marked "needs profiles created" for the challenge, Thanks!

Got a question, see this page:https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Space:Integrators_Project_Challenge_Outline&public=1   and ....  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Integrators_Challenge#How_the_Challenge_Works  

Thank you and Good Luck!! Dorothy,  Integrators Project Coordinator.

posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Dorothy, So sorry, I chose Integrators by accident instead of Sourcerers Challenge.


Hi Emma,

While looking through some unknowns, I came across this profile: Unknown - Edward Wester Place - and noted that in the biography, it states that this was an enslaved person of Edward Wester. I took a look at the 1840 census in question, and found that a single enslaved person, a male under the age of 10, was recorded as Edward's (on the page after the one which listed those in the household), however they do not appear in the 1850 census. Would you be able to advise me on how to proceed? Looking at the naming conventions page, I assume that the best course of action would be to ask the PM to change the surname to "Wester", but because I've never come across a profile in this area before I wanted to check with you before I did anything.

Regards, Amelia

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Amy, I see she was trying to do a Beyond Kin project and WikiTree isn't set up to work the way they do. If it's okay, I"ll go ahead and reach out to the PM and explain our standards and how she can work on these kinds of profiles at WikITree. We're getting ready to launch our WikITree system that's similar to Beyond Kin. Thanks! Emma
Hi Emma

Wishing you a Happy and prosperous New Year. Thank you for all the work you have done to improve the English profiles on wikitree.

Just checking in with you to ask if you wish to remain a member of the England Data Doctor Team. Appreciate it if you could let me know

Janet and Derrick

England Data Doctor Team Leaders  

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Janet, I'm always Data Doctoring, so that's a big yes on staying on that team. If you ever have a big clean up that needs to be done, feel free to reach out to me so I can help. Emma
Thanks for all the sourcing you did this year, Emma!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Emma reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the December 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
Sourcerers' Challenge Yearly Milestone Summary
Emma earned 2 Red Milestone Owls while participating in the 2020 Monthly Sourcerers' Challenges
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Emma, in regard to the African sticker logo I mentioned on G2G. I found these: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2181499809023397/

If you like any of them, you would need to be sure they are public domain. Regards, Cari Van Tine Yocom

posted by Cari (Van Tine) Yocom
Hi Cari, Thanks for the images. The project finally found an image that will be great. We'll announce the change once it gets completed on the technical side of things. Emma
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Emma reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the November 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Cool! I forgot about these stickers. It's been a long time since I've participated. Thanks!
According to WikiTree Connection Finder, we are cousins of 22 degrees.


Chlodio Merovingian is 47 Degrees from Emma MacBeath a. Source: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Connection&action=connect&person1Name=Merovingian-57&person2Name=McBeth-165&relation=0&ignoreIds=

Chlodio Merovingian is 48 Degrees from George Thompson a. Source: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Connection&action=connect&person1Name=Merovingian-57&person2Name=Thompson-52533&relation=0&ignoreIds=

Emma MacBeath is 22 Degrees from George Thompson a. Source: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Connection&action=connect&person1Name=McBeth-165&person2Name=Thompson-52533&relation=0&ignoreIds=

Take care of yourself - Sarge.

posted by George Thompson
Hi Emma,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Amy, Joan & Lizzie.

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Amy, I would say the majority of my time is spent either clearing Data Doctor errors or finding and proposing merges. I do sometimes source profiles, but less often. As far as the Google group goes, I do still use this the most as a way of communication (I get the daily digest). I haven't yet been able to love Discord because it doesn't give regular notifications of messages/activity. I recognize that Google products are changing over the next months and we may need to find alternatives.

Suggestion: I like specific things to work on rather than general. It's nice when projects ask for help on the specific items from time to time.


Hi Emma,

It sounds like you tend to be involved in a lot of different areas, which is good! In terms of specific things, we do have regular challenges within the project which often call for specifics - we've worked on Halloween-themed profiles, rowers who have participated for Oxford and Cambridge, historical cricketers and so-on. Perhaps they could be of use?

Regards, Amy

posted by Amelia Utting
Those challenges weren't really my cup of tea. Forgive the pun :-) I do more Data Doctor and Arborist type work--things that have to do with data rather than biography work. For instance, if a new suggestion is created and there's suddenly 1000s of them for England, that's something I can work on. I'm currently targeting DNA confirmation suggestions as well.
Thank you, Emma for the appreciation.

I am a greeter, working on DNA messages for Sundays, and Honor Codes- Wednesdays. I am project coordinator for Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, Disasters and World War II, Civil War, War of 1812, Vietnam War and Korean War, as well as Project Coordinator for the Jamestown Colony and Team Leader for Province of Carolina (part of SoCOL project.

Not sure if I currently could fit more in. But will keep thinking on it.

I additionally help several people with their stickers for projects.

Thanks for asking

Mary Richardson

posted by Mary Richardson
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Emma for helping my husband find his biological parents. We had no information to go on so she basically started from scratch. Within a month or so she had found both parents. She is extremely good at what she does! Looking forward to the rest of the journey! Thank you Emma! You are the absolute best!!

Smith Family

posted by Todd Smith
Hi, glad to hear you are up and around and doing... I was just so surprised when I saw a news item on my MSN [1] not sure it is something we would or could do anything with but it was shocking. and it is the cemetery that Mary Shadd-Cary was laid to rest and 1 other person out of 37,000 in the 100+ years of its use. just thought you might like to know. Carole
posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Carole, thank you for bringing this heartbreaking story to my attention. I found the cemetery on Find A Grave. As you can imagine, many do not have headstones, but it would be fabulous for WikiTree to create profiles for as many of these people as possible. I wonder if there's a way to access the list of all the people laid to rest there? That would be incredible. Emma
Hi, Emma!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Emma has been a huge help in my search for my birth parents, when I had very little accurate information. To my surprise, I was even more confused after getting my DNA done! She is so great at what she does! Words can not express how much

Emma and her skills have opened up a whole new family to me, and provided as much family research material as I can handle! THANK YOU,EMMA!! ♥️

Hi! I was working through category errors for US Southern Colonies Project - which covers to 1776, but Virginia History was under it, which explains how I hit https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Contraband_Camps_in_Virginia

I fixed the errors, but it needs to have a US Black Heritage category too... I'll leave that to you, since I've got my hands full with figuring out US Southern Colonies categories!

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
thanks for the heads up, Liz. I don't even know what this category is. I'm discovering new stuff all over WikiTree every day that I'm trying to pull into the project fold. Emma
Hi, Emma. Did you receive a private message from me regarding duplicates being created in the Bunch/Punch line some of which are Black Heritage managed profiles? If not, may have gone to your spam filter. This involves an active MIR. Thanks for checking.
posted by T Stanton
We are perhaps 10th cousins, once removed. Some of the earlier connections to the common ancestor don't appear vetted--will have a look at that one of these days.
posted by T Stanton
edited by T Stanton
Hi Emma,

I dropped by after responding to a request from the US Black Heritage Project and noticed your questions about cousins. Using WikiTree's Relationship to Me calculator, I learned we are 10th cousins twice removed. I'm always delighted to find a new cousin, so please feel free to add me to the list. :)


posted by Pamela Lloyd
Hi Pam, it's always nice to meet a new cousin! I may have a couple more requests from the project. I lost my place in the list, so if you get a duplicate message on any profiles, I apologize. Emma :-)
Thank you Emma for your dedication and leadership to Team Roses. You set a great example to us.

Pat Meyer-5224

posted by Pat Meyer
Hello, Emma!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
On the proposed Fagan/Fagan merge, which one will be the final? How will the most accurate data be chosen from the two profiles?
posted by Susan Aduddell
Hi Susan, thanks for checking with me on this. I can't find a source that proves either spelling as the correct surname. I always try to choose the sourced information over the unsourced which is why I proposed all the merges into your managed profiles since you have sources and the others do not. I am working on this family right now, using DNA, but unfortunately the DNA I'm working with isn't giving me answers as to correct surnames at this moment. I hope I'll have more answers eventually.
At least a couple of G2G discussions have had recent activity, either directly mentioning Beyond Kin, or at least dealing with the topic of Categorization of Enslaved Persons and Slaveholders (American Slaves* and Slave Owners are the current descriptions employed here on WikiTree, unfortunately).

I think it would be a great idea to get a working group together that should include the affected projects/category managers.

Here is a conversation that I have begun with the Beyond Kin Project folks on Facebook. We need buy in, all around, but in order for that to work, we need standardization around the Common Method, and a protocol for how the Slaveholders are connected to Enslaved persons.

Because WikiTree allows for non-biological children to be attached, perhaps we have an opportunity for a simpler solution, whereby we would (with permission) use the Current Last Name to identify the plantation (in a standard way, and then as we come across enslaved persons, create them as children and add sourcing to the "parent" profile as well as to the EP's profile.

RE: Category:American_Slaves

"Example profile" (not using the Beyond Kin Common Method): Isaac Holeman

Note that the example profile does not create profiles for the partially named persons, but sourcing and bequeathal are described.

Hopefully the stakeholders here at WikiTree can take the lead in getting us onto the Common Methodology (using Current Last Name or perhaps using a Free Space Profile/Page to identify an entity of the slaveholder function), and the "nonbiological" child function can be employed in some way?

One of the tasks to also be completed is to move all of the present categorization to the preferred terminology enslaved / enslaved person (instead of slave) and slaveholder, too (instead of slave owner). In this effort, hopefully we can first confirm and validate that Black Americans / African Americans with descendants in America are on board with the BK terminology and methodology.

This latter point is important because otherwise, we would not be building an environment for genealogical exploration that is sensitive to the needs of the very community that we are wanting to better document. Noting, for example, that the example profile shown on the current categorization page leads nowhere for the enumerated persons: they are merely stuck on the list of the slaveholder.

Looking forward to continued conversation and innovation, as well as the stakeholders on WikiTree becoming involved.

Fann Fann

posted by Porter Fann
Hello and thank you for your message. I"m going to send you a private message so we don't overwhelm my profile with a long conversation. All of the topics you mentioned are currently being discussed and worked on under the African American Project. I only took on the leadership two weeks ago. Lots to do! Best, Emma
Hi, Emma. I have been doing profiles for the African-American Project this past weekend ( 10 done so far!). I just saw this comment thread and wonder if I should also be adding Category:American Slaves?

Also, I cannot find The African-American Project listed anywhere. I would like to join. How do I do that?

posted by Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin
edited by Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin
Hi Carolyn, Please don't add American Slaves because that's a top level category. Instead, go here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Slavery%2C_United_States_of_America and find the state you think they might have been enslaved in. click on that category and then choose category: state name, slaves. It's the same category for each state so you shouldn't have to look up each state.. Thanks!

Hi Emma,

If you're not going to be engaged elsewhere, as a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I'm the captain for Team Roses :-) Hmmm....Roses and Thistles. We aren't each others' nemesis are we? Emma :-)
That would have to be Thistles and Roses ... It's always worth trying to steal away the competition's best players, isn't it?

I tried! Best of luck with your team.


posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
LOL. Nice try :-) Best of luck to you all too!
Thank you Emma for your lovely comment about my bio and my tremendously wonderful husband! I am a very, very blessed woman and I do not take him for granted! Love is a totally wonderful thing, especially when you get that second chance! Thank God for wonderful favors and that favor's name is Robert!

Smiles, Cindy

Hi Emma,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. Thank you for all your work on English Profiles and in particular your work in The Arborist and Data Doctor Teams.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice, or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the Project Leaders for everything you do.


Hi Lizzie. I'm still on board with DD and Arborists Teams. As a matter of fact I just started a spreadsheet so I could rotate regularly through all my projects and work on them more often. Thanks!
Hi Emma - How do I change my first name from an initial to my full first name? Thank you!!!!!!!
posted by Glenna (Cofer) Brissey
It looks like you figured it out before I could answer :-)
Hi Emma,

I just noticed that you're now a Project Leader. Congratulations! It's well deserved and I'm pleased that all of your hard work has been recognized. Kerry

posted by Kerry Larson
Thanks, Kerry! :-) (and a couple of extra words to get my 30 characters :-D)
Hello, Emma!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 3000!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

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