Debi (McGee) Hoag
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Debi (McGee) Hoag

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Signed 6 Sep 2015 | 90474 contributions | 14325 thank-yous
Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors

My pronouns are she/her

You can find me all over, working with the Greeters, Sourcerers and Sprinters, Profile Improvement Voyagers, and during the Big Annual Events with Team Cornbread Catchers and the WikiTree Spotify Curators

Debi A. Hoag formerly McGee aka Cundiff
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
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Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2015 | Last significant change: 16 May 2021
07:24: Dieter Lewerenz answered a question about Debi (McGee) Hoag [Thank Dieter for this | 1 thank-you received]
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This user is a native speaker of English.
Profile Improvement Voyage Guide

Spotify WikiTree Playlist
Profile Improvement 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 I 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. These days she is busy with a small bookkeeping business, a local genealogical society, and WikiTree. She's still working on that *sigh* too large GEDCOM and has recently started working with another one because, obviously, she has lost her mind.

She's also planning for a future that will include extended research trips with a mobile work-space and a small camper.

Happy Digging

Community Spirit

2016 SAT Bib #044
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Debi reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge
England Orphan Team
Debi (McGee) Hoag has completed the England Project's Post 1700 Orphan Trail I.
2017 SAT Bib #009
England Orphan Team
Debi (McGee) Hoag has completed the England Project's Pre-1700 Orphan Trail II.
Debi (McGee) Hoag participated with Team 811 (cleaning merged profiles) during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
2018 SAT Bib #050
Debi (McGee) Hoag participated with Team Cornbread Catchers during the Connect-a-Thon.
Fountain Pen
Debi has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
2019 SAT Bib #004
Quakers Project Logo
Debi improved Quaker Project profiles in the 2018 as part of the managed profiles challenges
2020 SAT Bib #027
RootsTech Attendee: 2018


  1. MacEntee, Thomas, The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook, 2015; WorldCat 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 more than years (and since 1992 on the internet with 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
  • sasicnet @
  • sasic @
  • debic @
  • Debi_McGee_Cundiff @
  • DebiMcGeeHoag @
  • Genealogy @
  • Debi McGee Cundiff's Genealogy Homepage and Book Index Links
  • Escarlata Cisneros on Facebook and Second Life. My pseudonym 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 as 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 for projects should be assigned to the leaders of those projects
  • Other space pages 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 Manager, orphaning them, or deleting them.
My thanks to the following members 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

!test the tracker

rev. McGee-1611

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DNA Connections
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 some percentage of DNA with Debi:

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

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Hello Debbie

Thanks for introduction. Look forward to searching and researching. Main lines of my family tree are Duke (East Sussex and Kent) and Evans (Bedfordshire). I have much of both these back to 16th C.

David Duke-Evans

posted by David Duke-Evans Mr
Hi David,

For those families and locations, I recommend you review and work with members of the England Project. They have a quick way for you to learn how to effectively use WikiTree and are a vibrant community of researchers.

I'm looking forward to seeing you the branches,


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi, thank you for acknowledging my small contributions! Nice to meet you
posted by David Mortimer
Nice to meet you too, David. I love it when merges include a description of the source used, especially on the Unknowns.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
How did Mary jane thornhill die???
posted by Lydia Rulo
Hi Lydia,

I don't know the answer to that question. I found that her obituary was published on page 20 of the The Tampa Tribune on 12 June 1982. Unfortunately, I don't have a subscription to that paper so can't review it to see if a cause of death is shown. If she died in Florida, you could order her Death Certificate with the cause of death if you meet the criteria identified on this page:

I hope this helps,


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you Debi for your message of welcome.
posted by C Boutilier
Thanks for proposing the merge of Patsy Triplett and Martha Triplett. I appreciate your attention to detail and helping make WikiTree better!


Thanks, Valorie! While I was working on that last night, I noticed that her profile includes citations for the census slave schedules. The US Black Heritage Exchange Portal has just been finalized to help get more profiles connected. Would it be OK if I added the category and section heading to her profile to make the search routines work better?
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Excellent idea! I've been doing some local Black research - Black miners were brought to nearby coal mining operations in Washington Territory in the 1890s - and have wondered about getting some of the results into Wikitree. I will be looking at your work to connect the profile to the portal with interest and learn from it.

Thanks again,


Thank you for joining the March Connecting Challenge and helping us create 3850 profiles!

You can add the participation sticker to your profile if you’d like. Connecting Challenge Stickers

And thank you more than I can say for getting us added to the challenge tracker. What a blessing!


Thanks, Emma. I'm going to put the sticker here:
USBH Connecting Challenge
Debi has participated in the USBH Connecting Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

Just signed up for this site. Read over your biography and our fathers were both Air Force! We also traveled to Okinawa! I believe our family was at Kadena 1965-67or 68. I am three years younger than you but if you were in Okinawa during that timeframe you might have known my older sibs? Look forward to writing and sharing life! Sincerely, Mags

posted by M E I Sparks
Hi Mags!

How fun to "meet" another AF brat. We were at Kadena 1971-73. My dad was in Thailand in 65-67. If we were ever on the same base at the same time, you'd probably have been in classes with my sister. She was a late-in-the-year baby, so always ended up being one of the older kids in classes rather than the younger.

Please do let me know if you have any questions about how WikiTree works, even if they seem minor. My rule of thumb when I started was to search for an answer for five minutes, then reach out to my Greeters, and then resume searching. I might have found the answer before they got back to me but they sometimes offered a different way of doing the same thing which was easier. We are always here to help.

I look forward to seeing your twig grow within the branches of WikiTree,


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Debi my special person, my mame is Dario Lozada, i'm a lawyer in my country Venezuela, so please let me knowing anything about my biological Dad BASIL FANSHOWE JAGGER, grandpa DAVID ERNEST JAGGER, thanks, GOD bless you
posted by Dario Lozada
HI, FIRST THAN ANYTHING. i preciate this oportunity to meeting you, my history is that my real biological dad: Basil F Jagger. met my mom at Venezuela in an intimate relation on June 9th of 1958, then i was born on March 9th 1959, i've seen my relative brother Mick P. the super Rolling Stone's singer, but insteade to meeting him personally, i'd like to knowing about my grandpa David E Jagger and of course to meeting the rest of my family, to letting them to knowing that they have a relative family in Venezuela that is a succesful lawyer. and THANKS FOR ALL YOUR INFORMATION
posted by Dario Lozada
Hi Debi,

I am working on a family that I had adopted a while back and found an Unlisted profile that listed the person as Living. This person is not living, found him on Find A Grave and the United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries with a death date. How do I gain access to this profile so I can update the information, I would be happy to take responsibility of the profile. I have done this before, but I don't remember who to write to. I also tried to send a trusted list request, but nothing. Thank you

posted by Kathy (Green) Irwin
Hi Kathy,

The Team will have to help with that one. You can send them a message by going to WikiTree-1 and sending a private message. Be sure to include the Wiki ID of the unlisted profile and let them know the evidence you have found for the death. Include that you had already adopted other profiles for that family and are willing to be responsible for this profile also. They will be able to get it sorted for you.


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you Debi, I'll give it a try.


posted by Kathy (Green) Irwin
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Debi reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Outstanding! We started this program in April of this year 2019 award is April through December.

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay

Rejected matches › Deborah McGee