Debi (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 41506 contributions | 5358 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 6 Sep 2015 | Last significant change: 22 Sep 2018
20:17: James Cornwallis-Bate posted a message on the page for Debi (McGee) Hoag. [Thank James for this]
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Categories: WikiTree Leaders | Profile Improvement Project | Greeters | En | McGee-1611 Research Plans | Smith Researchers | Quakers Profile Caretakers.

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

Community Spirit

2016 Source-A-Thon Bib #044
2017 Source-A-Thon Bib #009
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
Quakers Project Logo
Debi Hoag improved Quaker profiles in the June 2018 Challenge for "Quakers alive in the 1800s"
Quakers Project Logo
Debi improved Quaker profiles in the July 2018 Challenge to "add Quakers Sticker"
RootsTech Attendee: 2018
2018 Source-A-Thon Bib #050


  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 (3)
  • 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:
  • Nancy Rose : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A125363, Ancestry member nancyroselea
  • Debi (McGee) Hoag: Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch G293623 + Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch YN4977385

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


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On 22 Sep 2018 at 20:17 GMT James Cornwallis-Bate wrote:

Hello Debi,

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:

Hi Deb, Just wanted to let you know my first name is Diane not Darcy

On 19 Sep 2018 at 00:33 GMT Robert Test wrote:

Thanks Debi. Glad to be part of the Quaker Project Team. Its an honor to be working with such great and dedicated prople.

On 17 Sep 2018 at 19:09 GMT Colleen (Anonymous) Bake wrote:

Thank you Debi for the check-up! I am enjoying the site so far. Am wrapping my additions up, so my initial busy period will taper off next month. Was considering adding pre-1700 ancestors but am uncertain.

On 13 Sep 2018 at 00:08 GMT Willis Yets III wrote:

Glad to have learned of WikiTree and will try to get more in.

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

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:

Thanks for the message, Debi! I am enjoying WikiTree and learning as I go.

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:

Thank you Debi. The citation's raw html format takes some getting used to. Apart from the brief comments next to evidence is there an extended list of styles for different citation types? Any plan for wysiwyg html formatting?

On 10 Sep 2018 at 10:52 GMT D Natale wrote:

Thank you Debi,

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:

Thank You for you message leading me to Norway Project explained a lot of what I was coming up with as a few birth cities were followed by hof which I was coming up with head of flag or hall of fame, which I thought maybe a maternity ward in hospital for a while since going back 2-3 hundred years, but I'd found after deeper digging was a land owner, so looks like a land owner in area they resided being surname explains those changes through generations and dropping it when emigrating to New Zealand

more comments

Queen Victoria Debi is 22 degrees from SJ Baty, 20 degrees from Orville Redenbacher 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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