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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 19 May 2018 at 19:55 GMT Steve Wrenn wrote:
Thank you for identifying duplicate profiles and initiating merges for both Hepzibah Blood (Blood-647) and for William Spaulding (Spaulding-1253).
On 19 May 2018 at 19:24 GMT John Ablard wrote:
That looks great. I couldn't figure out how to link to the pdf.
On 18 May 2018 at 18:35 GMT William Jacoby wrote:
I am trying to figure out how to do some research / additions of some pre 1700 people. I have quite a few in my tree but it is difficult for me to see if there are projects on people I am trying to add. What is best way to figure this out?Thanks, Bill
On 17 May 2018 at 10:46 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 17 May 2018 at 10:28 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
On 16 May 2018 at 15:06 GMT John Ablard wrote:
I've added my grandfather Alfred Ablard and using your help with Mahala Ablard I think I've added most of it correctly. One problem is the birth certificate image pasted into the source instead of a link to the image. Would you please see what I've got wrong and if the rest is okay.
May be off for a short while as I need to re-install my PC.
On 14 May 2018 at 18:49 GMT John Ablard wrote:
I've added the birth details of Mahala Ablard. It is a pdf from the GRO. Could you please check if I have added the source correctly. Still finding my feet with that part.
On 14 May 2018 at 10:35 GMT Roger Evans wrote:
I must admit I have not yet spent time on WikiTree, as up until now I have been using Findmypast to trace my family. I am up to 155 members along four main strands. Family Beer from Barnstable, Devon. The Gravells from Llanelli. Skyrme from Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. And Evans from Glamorgan. I am particularly interested to see if my tree has any matches with others, but this facility does not seem to be available on Findmypast. If it’s available on WikiTree then I will transfer all details over. I assume this will need to be done manually, as there is no way to export electronically. Regards, Roger (Evans)
On 13 May 2018 at 20:19 GMT Gerlof Lutter wrote:
On 12 May 2018 at 06:09 GMT Corryne (Owens) Drake wrote: