Deborah Ann (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 35788 contributions | 4314 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2015 | Last significant change: 20 May 2018
12:55: Debi (McGee) Hoag edited the Biography for Debi (McGee) Hoag. (added away template) [Thank Debi for this]
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Categories: WikiTree Leaders | Profile Improvement Project | En | McGee-1611 Research Plans | Smith Researchers | Quakers Profile Caretakers.

Effective 20 May 2014
I'll be back in 10...
(but I'm not promising minutes)
Sorry, but it might be a while until I can get back to you.
On vacation through May 31
Limited access, so responses may be delayed

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:
  • Debi (McGee) Hoag: Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch G293623 + Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch YN4977385
  • Nancy Rose : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A125363, Ancestry member nancyroselea

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


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On 19 May 2018 at 19:55 GMT Steve Wrenn wrote:

Hi, Debi,

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:

Hi Debi,

That looks great. I couldn't figure out how to link to the pdf.

Thanks, John

On 18 May 2018 at 18:35 GMT William Jacoby wrote:

Hi Debbie

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:

Thanks for the Sticker Debi!

On 17 May 2018 at 10:28 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Quakers Project Logo
Debi participated in the April 2018 Quakers Challenge to help protect Quaker profiles

Thanks, Debi!

On 16 May 2018 at 15:06 GMT John Ablard wrote:

Hi, Debi,

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:

Hi Debi,

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.

Thanks, John

On 14 May 2018 at 10:35 GMT Roger Evans wrote:

Hi Debbie and thanks for your message.

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:

Hi Debbie, I have a GEDCOM file for my mother and matched her with wikitree entry with the GEDCOM entry. However when I try to merge them I get a merge error. Do you have any idea what I'm doing wrong ?

On 12 May 2018 at 06:09 GMT Corryne (Owens) Drake wrote:

Thank you for the info, Debi! I will do what I can, it is very interesting. I still need to fill many holes earlier in my family. I feel like I should concentrate on that more, but this Mayflower connection is fascinating! Thank you so much for giving me direction! -Corryne

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Queen Victoria Debi is 23 degrees from Dave Rutherford, 23 degrees from John Wayne and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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