Debi (McGee) Hoag

Debi (McGee) Hoag

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Debi A. Hoag formerly McGee aka Cundiff
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Account confirmed 16 Oct 2015 | Debi's 38720 contributions | 4790 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2015 | Last significant change: 16 Jul 2018
02:01: Janet (Adams) Demcoe posted a message on the page for Debi (McGee) Hoag. [Thank Janet for this]
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Categories: WikiTree Leaders | Profile Improvement Project | En | McGee-1611 Research Plans | Smith Researchers | Quakers Profile Caretakers.

Profile Improvement Project co-leader
Quakers Project co-leader
Greeters Project co-leader (pre-1700 lead)

DMH Ephemera Collection with citations


Notes to visitors

If you ended up here from a

  1. profile I manage, let's talk about people!
  2. Greeter or Messenger comment/email, Welcome to WikiTree again! *grin*
  3. Thank You notice, it may be because you explained a change you made to a profile. I love seeing those!

I started gathering names, dates, and places around 1982 as a way to deal with the grief of a child's death. "Serious" genealogy research began in the early 1990s when the internet and computers introduced me to research partners who taught better habits and shared resources. A ten year break from 2005-2015 was full of other fun things but I found that missed the joys and challenges of research.

I came back to genealogy only to discover that two of my mentors / research collaborators had died. One's research is in the possession of an interested but non-active descendant and not accessible; the whereabouts of the other's research is unknown. I needed a place to share, collaborate, learn, and assure that my research would never suffer such a fate. I went looking and found WikiTree.

When I joined and uploaded my (*sigh* too large) GEDCOM, it became obvious that a "Genealogy Do-Over"[1] was in order. All records are being reviewed; profiles and source citations are being updated. Things have changed but ... the more they change, the more they stay the same; there are always more questions than answers.


Debi was born in Jacksonville, FL, just as her father, Charles McGee, returned to military service with the United States Air Force (USAF). As soon as her mother, Rachel Helms McGee, was released by the physician, the family moved to McDill Air Force Base in Tampa FL where her father was stationed. The USAF played a large role in Debi's growing years, sending her family to live all over the world including places like Denver Colorado, Japan, southern California, Germany, England, Okinawa, and finally back to Florida in 1973.

Finishing High School in 1976, Debi went to work for a local governmental agency where she had positions in the Finance and IT departments. She retired in 2007, having completed 30 years service. She has been married twice, first to Ray Cundiff, and currently to Daniel Hoag.

Happy Digging

Debi (McGee) Hoag is participating with Team 811 (cleaning merged profiles) during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
Fountain Pen
Debi has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Quakers Project Logo
Debi improved Quaker profiles on the Week 4 Feb 2018 Anniversary list
Quakers Project Logo
Debi improved Quakers Project managed profiles during the March 2018 Challenge
RootsTech Attendee: 2018
2017 Source-A-Thon Bib #009


  1. MacEntee, Thomas, The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook, 2015; Amazon link.
  2. Biography written by Debi Hoag, September 2015, based on events as related by her parents and on personal knowledge of events in her own life.
  • Birth and Marriage source documents on file and available on a need to know basis.

DNA Confirmation Notes

Paternal Line

  • The relationship to father Charles McGee's maternal line is confirmed by a 70.8 cM match between Debi McGee Hoag GEDmatch G293623 and her paternal third cousin Nancy Rose GEDmatch A125363.
  • The relationship to father Charles E McGee's paternal line is suggested by a 61.4 cM autosomal DNA match between Debi McGee Hoag GEDmatch G293623 and her paternal fourth cousin Larry Hayer GEDmatch A037820; more cousin matches are needed for triangulation.

Maternal Line

  • The relationship to mother Rachel Helms's paternal line is suggested by a 74.2 cM autosomal DNA match between Debi McGee Hoag GEDmatch G293623 and her maternal third cousin once removed Julia (Bell) Lansberry GEDmatch M071333; more cousin matches are needed for triangulation.

Also Known As

I've been doing genealogy research for the last thirty years (twenty-five of them on the internet and have the emails to prove it LOL). During that time, I've gotten divorced and remarried, created websites, and changed email addresses too many times. When I'm looking for someone, I'll often search the web for names and email addresses. To facilitate people finding me, I'm listing the names, websites, and addresses I've used.

  • Debi McGee Cundiff
  • Debi McGee Hoag
  • DebiMcGeeHoag @
  • Genealogy @
  • Debi McGee Cundiff's Genealogy Homepage and Book Index Links
  • Escarlata Cisneros on Facebook and Second Life. My psuedonym started from having to stay under the radar when I joined Facebook (supposedly respectable small government employee nearing retirement having too much fun at renaissance faires). About half the people I know only know me by Escarlata.
  • @ImprovDebi on Twitter

Wiki-Will for Digital Afterlife

In the event of my death or incapacity for more than 90 days, the following shall serve as my unspoken permission:

  • I would like all of the profiles for people not living, and which I alone manage, to be changed to Open. This is up to and including my own profile.
  • Space pages which I have created can all be changed to Open with the exception of the DAM_Collection.
  • If I missed anything (and for the DAM Collection space page and any Red/still living profiles on my Watchlist), I ask that they be managed in keeping with the Honor Code and preserving the privacy of living people:
    • by any of my extended family members (including my former spouse and his family), whether or not they are on the Trusted Lists.
    • Should these profiles / pages not be accessed within 180 days from my demise, the Wikitree staff shall have full and total access to manage said space and profiles in any way they see fit up to and including assigning them to any willing Profile Manger, orphaning them, or deleting them.
My thanks to the following for bits and pieces which were incorporated into my Wiki-Will:
Pat Saunders, Paula (Bond) Kohring, Liz (Noland) Shifflett, Lisa Thurston, Andreas (Basso) West, Deborah (Réaume) Collier

Meet Our Members - Debi Hoag

!testing the tracker!

More Genealogy Tools

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Debi's formal name
  • full middle name (A.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • images (4)
  • private siblings' names
  • private children's names (1)
  • spouse's name and marriage information
For access to Debi Hoag's full information you must be on Debi's Trusted List. Please login. See the Contact section of the Tree & Tools page.

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Followed Tags
Debi is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I'm researching the Alvis Baucom (1833-1912) family of Union County, North Carolina
Researching my husband's maternal line William Chas Coop (1882 England - 1928 New Jersey)
This family is all from Lynchburg, Virginia
Sumter County, Florida since the 1870s
Mississippi > Sumter County, Florida early 1900s
Researching the Daniel W Helms family of Mecklenburg and Union counties, North Carolina (1850-today so far)
To stay informed and participate in discussions, to lend assistance as needed.
Charles E/Irvin McGee Family of North and South Carolina
William Meares family Bahamas (1820s) > Key West (1838-1850s) > Pinellas County, Florida (1860s-today)
Because I'm the Profile Improvements Project (PIP) co-leader

DNA Tested
Debi Hoag's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Debi or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Debi (McGee) Hoag: Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup K1a
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Debi:
  • Nancy Rose : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A125363, Ancestry member nancyroselea
  • Debi (McGee) Hoag: Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch G293623 + Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch YN4977385

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.


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On 16 Jul 2018 at 02:01 GMT Janet (Adams) Demcoe wrote:

Hi Debi, thanks for checking in on me. I've found a way to utilize the 20 years of work my mother left me in LDS Personal Ancestor File program as well as all the copies of information she obtained prior to the common use of the internet! She compiled her information prior to her death in 2001 and I've not done a thing. Learning as I go and meeting relatives many times removed!

Thanks again, Janet

On 14 Jul 2018 at 14:46 GMT Linda (Andrews) Burton wrote:

Debi, I have gone to suggestions. After fixing suggested problems Wiki Tree will not accept my WT ID number. Any suggestions. Ty Linda

On 14 Jul 2018 at 12:20 GMT Pete Lovett wrote:

Hi Debi, thanks for your kind welcome. Finding things a little messy at the moment, but sure I'll start to get the hang of it soon enough!

Cheere, Pete Lovett

On 14 Jul 2018 at 04:34 GMT Melissa (Kirkley) Mitchell wrote:

Thanks Debi! I might take you up on your offer to do a profile review. I'm starting to get the hang of it, but some constructive criticism will be welcome. - Melissa

On 13 Jul 2018 at 22:56 GMT Maree Waite wrote:

Thank you Debi for the greeting to WikiTree. I am really enjoying the concept of collaboration here. Maree.

On 13 Jul 2018 at 16:56 GMT Amy (Cassel) Selby wrote:

Hi, I am Amy Selby. I am leaving, I don't like how wikitree is going, I can no longer, source the way I have since 2014, which is why I fell in love with wiki being a ex programmer, I need all my living relatives removed, and things cleaned, I have gotten in arguments in the last week and had enough, I will continue researching, else where I will not be bullied on my Irish line, and they treat people, with more respect by having a better communication system, and long term loyalty is reward. Yes, I am bitter, sadly. I have been here too long, invited to much family, invested to much time, only to be told by some one rewritting my main pages that my programming style is no longer allowed, and the programmer, that did re-wrote my page in span, and this is not the first time. I had enough.

On 13 Jul 2018 at 02:25 GMT Bob Tremlett wrote:

Hi Debi.

Thanks for checking up on me, I am having a problem adding the dates as each time I add them they are rejected as being in the wrong order ??? I am in late 70's and use My Heritage for my family tree. so WikiTree is all new to me Thanks again for checking on me. Bob I

On 13 Jul 2018 at 00:08 GMT David Giddens wrote:

Hi Debi!

Thanks for checking in to see how I was doing. The how to section was great although I do have a slight problem. I want to adopt my grandfather's page (Jenerette-147) but when I try to, a red banner appears up top that says "the profile is not public so it cannot be adopted." How do I go about adopting his page? It says it was created 15 August 2012. Again, thanks for the kindness shown in checking on me. David

On 10 Jul 2018 at 23:03 GMT Melissa (Kirkley) Mitchell wrote:

Hi Debi, Thank you for your reply to my email. I decided the best way to learn my way around WikiTree is to dive in with both feet. After a couple of weeks of checking things out, I'm now going to commit to support and contribute. Thanks for your encouragement. - Melissa (formerly "M.")

On 10 Jul 2018 at 13:30 GMT K Yager wrote:

Hi Debi,

Thank you for your note. I'm glad my comment on the page for Hollingsworth-1401 was helpful to you. I've deleted it from the profile, because I don't think it contributes anything further going forward. ~ Karen

more comments

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