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 US Black Heritage Project and Adoption Angels 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 sister (1970s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1980s - unknown)] [half]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)] and
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Profile last modified | Created 8 Oct 2016 | Last significant change: 1 Feb 2023
22:22: Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM edited the Biography for Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM. (update) [Thank Emma for this]
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Emma spends way too much time on WikiTree.
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Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
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Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is a Guide on the US Black Heritage Project PATH.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM has an interest in Clan MacBeath, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM visited 1 nations including India in the 15 Nations Tour.
Fountain Pen
Emma has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is a member of the MacBeth Name Study Project.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is a member of the Zornes Name Study Project.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is a member of the Van Orden Name Study Project.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is a member of the Heskett Name Study Project.
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM is a member of the Pegues Name Study Project.
2022 2nd place
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM was the 2nd top contributor for the 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
WikiTree Day
WikiTree Day Attendee: 2022

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 genetic genealogist who finds birth parents for those who are searching and connects enslaved ancestors to their descendants. My goal is to reconnect all 10+ million enslaved ancestors. I am also a Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction author. 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 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!

CC7 6-28-22: 1924 CC7 7-9-22: 1946 CC7 12-4-22: 2145

How I Do Genealogy

I'm an ENFP with a D on the DISC which means I'm very creative and extroverted with a drive to get things done! If you know anything about ENFPs, you know we don't like to spend our time dotting our I's and crossing our T's. I use the outside-in method of research. That means I work with clusters of families that I learn about in a general sense so I can find the patterns in their information. This leads me to more sources and correct connections. I then build a bare-bones profile for them at WikiTree (outside) to later be built out with biographies and exact details (in).

Connecting families is my strength because of my ability to find those patterns. I create a great deal of bare-bones profiles because my time is better spent on my strengths. I can research and create 100 profiles in the time it takes me to build one thorough biography! (Not exaggerating). I believe we should all play to our strengths and contribute those strengths to WikiTree. If we all work together in this way, we will have amazing and accurate profiles.

Our time in this world is limited. I want to create as many accurately connected profiles that are free and publicly available for the Black community while I can. The work the USBH Project is doing is long overdue and will serve descendants for generations to come. I'm proud of that.

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 (Slovenia); Troje (Slovenia)

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Fun Badges

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

See a complete list of the 2018 winners


Team Captain

See: Emma's Challenge Stickers for a full list of challenges I've participated in. I'm a very goal oriented person, so I like challenges!

Also check out this page if you want an explanation of how I get such high scores during thons. The answer might surprise you!

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
Missing Link DNA on Facebook

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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Heal the world, indeed! Thanks, Emma, for your passion and work for/at/on the great WikiTree. I wish we were related because I know you'd find all the twigs I'm missing. I so appreciate your work to connect formerly enslaved folks, which I notice because of my spouse's EARLY ancestors. Best to you, INFP Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Oh Captain, Our Captain!

Emma, cousin, our fearless leader; as usual, you lead the way. Thank you for your gracious guidance and perpetual leadership to rally the troops for the SAT '22 where you sourced at a blistering pace. I wish I could have focused on producing more but I am pulled in many directions and also don't use discord so I miss out on most of the communication. But you ROCK and it is appreciated. Thanks again and Go Roses!

posted by Rod DuBois
Thank you, Rod! You did a great job as always. We missed your conversation, but you were with us in spirit. :-)
Hi Emma. It would be appreciated if you could please look at this G2G question, which hasn't been tagged with black_heritage yet. It's beyond my experience, but there's an interesting possible merge to be considered. Thanks and regards—Jim
posted by Jim Richardson
Thanks, Jim. I'll have a look. Emma
Hester Whitehurst Jeffrey (Whitehurst-741) from Boston Ma and Rochester NY looks to be a likely candidate for the project.
posted by J (Kelley) Grohsmeyer
Emma, I would like to propose a new category for the LDS project. I was working on Utah Unsourced when I found this guy: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Buckland-1475 ... and then I found this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyage_of_the_Brooklyn_Saints More info: https://californiapioneer.com/historic-events/ship-brooklyn/

What say you?

posted by Jo Gill
Oh wow! That's the first I've heard of this group. It definitely deserves a category. Are you in the LDS Project Google group? You could propose it there or send Jaime a message. She's the Project Leader. Emma
I posted on G2G, it could turn into a lengthy discussion.
posted by Jo Gill
My name is James Smith. My cousin Catherine Wilson forwarded to me an email concerning the search for Emma Coleman by her descendant J. Coleman. I too, am a descendent of Emma. Many trees on Ancestry.com mistakenly have Emma M (nee Bullington) Coleman 1852 -1943, (parents Samuel Bullington and Mary Barnett) who was white listed as our ancestor. The correct person should be Emma (nee Lyles, Lyle, Liles) Coleman a mulatto, whose parents were Edward Lyles 1824 and Susan Inmann 1836.

To add to the story, our DNA matches with others who have Bullingtons in their trees. In addition, I have a thru line that connects me to a descendent of Robert Bullington. It is possible that our Emma Lyles is a half sister to Emma Bullington with Robert Bullington being the father of both of them. I would be glad to share the information we found with anyone. My email is [email address removed]

posted by James Smith
Hi James, I remember those names and that I worked on them recently, but I can't seem to find their profiles on WikiTree. Did you come across my notes about the Bullingtons on one of the profiles? Emma
On August 1st, someone forwarded an email to Catherine Williams at Tennessee Genealogical Society. The email was originally from J Coleman to Emma BcBride.

About Emma Lyles 1852 Deceased I am J Coleman. Emma is my great grand ma. I am searching for her parents. Do you have any sources to help me with this. Thank you.

(Your message to J Coleman) Hello, J. I was working on the Coleman family for someone in our WikiTree US Black Heritage Project, but hadn’t gotten around to adding Emma and her kids, this might be a death record for Emma— Aug 1943 in Marshall County. If someone in your family wants to send off for the death certificate, there is a possibility it might name her parents. https: //www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view676118:62090. A lot of Ancestry family trees have her attached to the Bullington family, but this is a white family from Indiana. Sigh.

posted by James Smith
Whew, thank you! I thought I was going crazy. That was a private message at Family Search. Here is Frank Coleman's profile: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Coleman-15706 I'll add his wife and children right now. Emma
You are welcome. I would like to get in touch with J Coleman. Could you forward my email or a message to them. Thank you.
posted by James Smith
James, I sent you a private message so we can chat about this. Please check your emails. It might have gone to the spam folder. Emma
Hi Emma,

Thanks for the inquiry. I have a list of slave holders within my surname of Hinshaw/Henshaw. Here is the link: https://www.afrigeneas.com/slavedata/Henshaw-MA-WV-1743.htm. Also, the profiles of John_Marrant, and Olaudah_Equiano, should be added to the project. In researching slavery and free blacks, I found that as a percentage of the African American population in the United States, free blacks fluctuated between 1790 (7.9 %) and 1860 (11 %), reaching a high point in the census of 1830 of 13.7% of America’s 2.39 million African Americans. According to the census of 1830, “the South” contained 857,097 enslaved people by the 1830s. Currently I'm researching Paul Cuffe (born free) and on my to do list are Newport Gardner and Phyllis Wheatley, both sold into slavery.

Thanks for checking in. Many people don't realize how many free people of color lived in the USA during the time of slavery. I'm glad we are documenting them. I've added John_Marrant, and Olaudah_Equiano to my list for the notables team to look at. Emma

Thanks for asking about my activity on Black Heritage. I was not aware that I am on 'topics' and am not sure what it means. I am relatively new to WikiTree and have not figured out what its many areas are about yet. I had hoped to be trained in Black Heritage and be assigned someone to help walk me through. I did stumble upon Dizzy Gillespie, a wonderful musician and a Baha'i, and had hoped to add something about his faith to his biography, but have not yet done that. I am not sure what level of references are acceptable. In any case, I see you are dealing with a large influx of people and am willing to wait until someone can give me some guidance. "Be happy, Be happy, be full of joy" Beverly Enslow (Felty-296)

posted by Beverly (Felty) Enslow
Hi Beverly, someone tried to reach out several months ago to work you through the project PATH program, but it looks like they were never able to connect. I've moved you back to the top of the waiting list and someone will try to reach out again. Emma
Thanks Emma. I will keep a close lookout on my email. Bev
posted by Beverly (Felty) Enslow
Hello Emma,

Before I forget, I would like to call your attention to the fact that the profile of notable Justice Clarence Thomas is not yet part of the Black Heritage project.


I am sure that you know how to include this very notable and patriotic African American in the project.

Thank you for all that you have done for Wikitree and for the Black Heritage project. You are an inspiration to us all.

posted by Marion Ceruti Ph.D.
Hi Marion, Thank you for your message. We have a long list of notables we are working our way through and we send a few requests at a time to the Notables Project when they are profile managers so we don't flood them with requests. Clarence Thomas is on our list. Emma
Congrats, Emma! You won the 8 p.m. drawing!!
posted by Jody Rodgers
Thanks for letting me know, Jody!
Hi Emma! I wanted to let you know I've started work on a pretty amazing human, and I was wondering how to go about adding project protection to the profile / the best way to add a notable ?

Jordan Bankston Noble, an emancipated former slave who served in four wars

posted by Lauren Millerd
Dear Emma,

Thank you for all you do on WikiTree. Here's what we're doing with the Profile Improvement Project. You're welcome to join us if you've got extra time.

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. Please review the following and let us know if you are content where we have placed you or would like to be more involved.

We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team which guides new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team.

You're currently identified as a member of the Biography Team Level 1, working on profiles from your own watchlist and whatever else you find. Biography Teams Levels 2 and 3 will work on designated profiles for notables (Level 3) and everyday people (Level 2). Please let us know if you would like to help with a higher-level Bio Team or one of the other Teams.

You joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018. We would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you would like to work at a higher level on the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile from your own watchlist that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If your profile is at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. If you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID. Neither is required; we also use the Profile_Improvement tag in G2G for Project announcements.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Robin, I'm away for a few more days writing from dawn until night to meet a writing deadline. I'll talk to Debi about the team changes and get back to you. Thanks! Emma
Hello again. After talking to Debi, yes Bio level I is fine, plus I"m also on the Unknowns team. Thanks! Emma
Thank you for joining the February USBH Connecting Challenge, Emma, and helping us create 3116 new profiles.

We’ve started the March challenge here: March Connecting Challenge.

50 Profiles
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM created 50 new profiles during the February 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi again! Maria retired as manager of Space: Caribbean Flag Images & I've adopted it so that I could archive her comment. Let me know if you'd be interested in managing it. I need to double-check that it doesn't include any non-Caribbean territories, but other than that it shouldn't need any additional work. I've also asked Melanie.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I'd be happy to manage that page since I'll be using many of those flags for Global Black Heritage Project
Super! I've added you. I'm still co-manager for now... I want to add the other three flags later today (see the comments on Space: Caribbean Flag Images - which I'll probably edit and/or archive when I'm done).

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
just an update... I'm making progress. I think that the top-of-profile text for https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Flags will now do what I need it to do. I'm working on a restructure of Space: Flags of North America that should also make it easier for folks to find the flag they're looking for (and I've created Space: Flags of Central America). It's been an education! North America is said by most all sources to encompass 23 "officially recognized independent states" & then there are territories (22 according to the source I'm using - this page). The Flags of North America had more than 23 flags but less than 45 when I started. I intend it to have 45 by the time I'm finished.

Cheers, Liz

P.S. Look what you started LOL!

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
and I'm done with the Space: Flags of North America update :D


posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I didn't mean to start anything. I was just trying to create a sticker. LOL!
Thanks for EVERYTHING you do for the USBH project, Emma, and for creating the most profiles this month!
Winner's trophy
Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM won the January 2022 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.

Winner Sticker

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for making the profile of John Bootsie Wilson better .
posted by Mary (Gulish) Gi
I want to thank you and say how much I really appreciate you hanging out with the 20 of us...You have helped me expose more people to Wikitree and the US Black Heritage Exchange, etc. xoxox...Your book is on the way! 8th cousin 3x removed, love it...
posted by Shelley Murphy
edited by Shelley Murphy
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 Stanley 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 Stanley 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) Fraley
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) Fraley
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

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