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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" 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.
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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.
In the event of my death or incapacity for more than 90 days, the following shall serve as my unspoken permission:
!testing the tracker
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On 22 Sep 2018 at 20:17 GMT James Cornwallis-Bate wrote:
Thank you for the Thank you. I have my fathers pedigree chart going back to Henry III to work off of. My father and stepmother did a lot of research through the 80's and 90's, thus making it easy for me to work that side of the lineage. I tried to get the pre-1500 badge but failed to meet the criteria based upon not enough entries. I also ordered a DNA test kit from AncestryDNA. I will look into the England project. Thanks again!
On 21 Sep 2018 at 07:20 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:
On 19 Sep 2018 at 00:33 GMT Robert Test wrote:
On 17 Sep 2018 at 19:09 GMT Colleen (Anonymous) Bake wrote:
On 13 Sep 2018 at 00:08 GMT Willis Yets III wrote:
Slight delay, after doing Google search with two words: ncbi J2b1a1 from my aunt and uncle maternal haplogroup. Folks from Harvard, ... have "Copyright and License information" and the NCBI version is already a bit more than I usually saw. Any others with J2b1a1 would be nice. Version from Google is https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5565772/
On 12 Sep 2018 at 17:04 GMT Thomas Pardue Jr wrote:
Work and life have interfered with advancing the family tree. Found my grandfather was only 31 when he died. More digging as time goes along. Thanks
On 12 Sep 2018 at 16:52 GMT A. Horn wrote:
Regarding the GEDCOM, I decided it was better to put everyone in manually and verify sources as I go. It seemed from reading the G2G forum that maybe that was the better way to go as a new member learning the site.
On 12 Sep 2018 at 15:21 GMT Matthew Sturgess wrote:
On 10 Sep 2018 at 10:52 GMT D Natale wrote:
Can you assist me in cleaning up my Sirmans profile. I've tried to remove a spouse but I'm not sure the edit was completed.
On 7 Sep 2018 at 20:44 GMT Shane Lewis wrote: