Greeter or Messenger comment/email, Welcome to WikiTree again! *grin*
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" 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.
↑ MacEntee, Thomas, The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook, 2015; Amazon link.
↑ 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
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.
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.
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
Because I'm the Profile Improvements Project (PIP) co-leader
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:
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!
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.
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
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
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.")
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