Frances (McHugh) Weidman
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Frances (McHugh) Weidman

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Frances Weidman formerly McHugh
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of [private daughter (1980s - 1980s)], [private daughter (1990s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - 1990s)]
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Frances (McHugh) Weidman was born in Illinois.
Frances (McHugh) Weidman has German Roots.
Frances (McHugh) Weidman has German Roots in Baden-Württemberg.
Frances (McHugh) Weidman has Irish ancestors.
England Orphan Team
Frances (McHugh) Weidman has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
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Frances participated in the England Project’s Pub Crawl.
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Frances participated in the England Project’s Halloween Challenge.
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Frances participated in the England Project’s Gilbert and Sullivan Challenge.
Frances (McHugh) Weidman participated with Mighty Oaks Roots during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding 548 sources to profiles.
Frances (McHugh) Weidman is participating with The Windsor Warriors during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 862 connections.
Frances (McHugh) Weidman participated with Windsor Warriors during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 2600 sources to profiles.

Great cook. Lousy housekeeper. Crazy cat lady. Kind to all living things except large spiders.

That being said, my interest in genealogy all started over 30 years ago when I looked at my "baby book" that my mother had kept. There was a small family tree that only went back to my grandparents, and I found it to be very sad. There had to be more. And there was!

After floundering for many years, I joined Wikitree. It was mainly out of boredom, but most of all frustration with the unsourced "trees" on the online genealogy site I had subscribed to. It was the best thing I ever did, and I never looked back. I love the collaboration, and I especially love the concept that there is no my tree, or your tree - but OUR tree :)

My Surnames

Click on Surname to view EKA - Earliest Known Ancestor
Berhaupt, Blum , Brandeker , Bronnenkant
Fehrenbacher, Fehrenbacher , Feiertag , Fischer , Fischer , Flaig , Fuchs
Hepting, Hils , Hils
Kienzler, King , Kirsch , König
Langenbacher, Lehmann , Lehmann , Lehmann , Lehmann
Mautes, Mayer , McHugh , Mohrlok , Moosmann , Müller
Reimer, Reiter
Scherer, Schille , Schmid , Schmidberger , Schneider , Schröter
Wagner, Weber , Welle , Wild , Wittich , Wollensack

My Pedigree Collapses!

Jakob Mathias Bronnenkant (1620-1685): 7th + 9th great grandfather
Katharina (Dold) Hils (abt.1618-1698): 7th + 9th great grandmother
Bascha Sebastian Fehrenbacher (1610-1682): 7th + 9th great grandfather
Christoph Fehrenbacher (1650-1700): 6th + 8th great grandfather
Johann Sebastian Fehrenbacher (1686-1764): 5th + 7th great grandfather
Bartle Flaig (abt.1590-abt.1660): 8th + 10th great grandfather (twice)
Hans Flaig (1505-1578): 11th + 13th great grandfather (twice)
Kaspar Flaig (abt.1530-abt.1578): 10th + 12th great grandfather (twice)
Konrad Flaig (abt.1480-): 12th + 14th great grandfather (twice)
Maria (Flaig) Bronnenkant (1625-): 7th + 9th great grandmother
Mathias Flaig (1630-1675): 7th + 9th great grandfather
Peter Flaig (abt.1565-): 9th + 11th great grandfather (twice)
Andreas Hils (1650-1734): 6th + 8th great grandfather
Anna Katharina (Hils) Fehrenbacher (1686-1763): 5th + 7th great grandmother
Christine (Lehmann) Öhler (abt.1630-abt.1663): 7th + 8th + 9th great grandmother
Katharina (Lehmann) Flaig (1630-1705): 7th + 9th great grandmother
Peter Scherer (abt.1480-): 12th + 14th great grandfather (twice)
Unknown (Scherer) Flaig (abt.1505-): 11th + 13th great grandmother (twice)
Christine (Schmid) Fehrenbacher (1650-1687): 6th + 8th great grandmother
Unknown (Schneider) Flaig (abt.1530-): 10th + 12th great grandmother (twice)
Magdalena (Öhler) Hils (1657-1727): 6th + 8th great grandmother
Michael Öhler (1630-1702): 7th + 8th + 9th great grandfather


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Hi Fran,

Wales Project Semi-Annual Check-In

Thank you for being a member of the Wales Project. You may recall membership requires at least one contribution to project goals during each 6 month period. A contribution includes creation of and modification to Wales related profiles.

Have you been able to contribute?

It is recognized some members are active. Thank you for your work. (There is no viable method to determine which members have been active in the Wales Project.)

Do you desire to stay on your current project team(s)? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.


Stuart Awbrey, Membership Coordinator

posted by Stuart Awbrey
Hi Stuart!

Yes, I have been plucking away at the Universal mining disaster, as well as trying to get profiles from the Cardiff Blitz connected. For now, I am happy to stay in Glamorgan.

I am fairly new to the project and am still learning my way around, but so far I like what I see.

Right now I mainly do connecting, but hoping to do more in the coming year.

Cheers, Fran :)

Thanks Fran for responding and for your contributions towards the Wales Project goals.

I will contact you separately about the wonderful Cardiff Blitz page. As a lifelong student of WWII it was only recently I became aware of the bombing of Cardiff.

posted by Stuart Awbrey

Hi Fran,

Well, it was a fun weekend, hope you are recovering from your hard work. Thank you for joining us and Co Captaining the Team, it is appreciated. The combined score for our teams was a fab 9,296 up 419 on last year, well done. The total overall figure was 56,972 profiles sourced.

Check your personal figures here -

Thanks again for this weekend, you rock


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
edited by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Frances,

I'm contacting you regarding your "Blum" family interest. I have had a look at your tree, and your Blum family does not appear to have any connections with mine, but thought I'd message you anyway. Long time search for the Dutch/German ancestors of my Great x 2 Grandfather Peter Blum, who migrated from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Melbourne, Australia in 1857. All we know are Peter Blum's parents' names, Hugh and Dortje. Regards, Colin William Blum

posted by Colin Blum
Hi Fran!

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Amelia, England Project Leader

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Fran,

The United Kingdom Project has not been active since 2018 and we are now completely closing it down. We are removing all UK project badges. If you still have an interest in the UK and have not already joined another project, then you will need to join the England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales Project by answering one or more of their G2G posts. If your interest is in the British Isles and British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, then please contact me directly.

Regards Joan

Hi Fran,

I hope you're ok. I miss you!!! Thank you so much for all your contributions to WikiTree in the last six months, and especially to the Wales Project. It’s been wonderful to have you as part of the team as we work together to increase the quality and quantity of Welsh Profiles.

You don’t seem to have selected which team(s) you would like to be on. Please have a look at the project page: and let me know your choices so I can introduce you to your Team Leader(s). Do you have any questions? What can we do to support you? Do you want to continue in the Wales Project moving forwards?

Please can you also private message me your e-mail so I can add you to the Google group (for my new e-mail account).

I look forward to hearing back from you with all the above.

Thanks once again,

Olivia, Project Coordinator for Wales :-)

posted by Anon (MacLeod) Anon

Hi Frances

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks  for the Spring Clean-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining us then sign up here Clean-A-Thon Registration please mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

 Janet & Joan

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

WRT Lincolnshire categories, my maternal ancestor Collins-23518 was christened at Caythorpe,_Lincolnshire, May we have a category created?

posted by Nick Miller
Hi Nick, that category was previously deleted so I have just recreated it. You can find it on the category page:

Fran :)

Hi Frances,

I have now worked my way down to a profile, Dinge-9 from a hamlet named Braceborough, Can you work your magic again please? There are also a couple of Dinges from South Witham. There is a name category: South Witham, Lincolnshire, Wimberley Name Study]] but no South Witham category for anyone else. Nick

posted by Nick Miller
edited by Nick Miller
Good morning! My name is Karen Smith Monroe and I am a first gen American. My paternal Grandparents are both from St. Albans and my maternal Grandparents are from Hastings. Chris Weston helped me with my maternal Great Grandmother and suggested that I join this group.

I am very new and clearly have a lot to learn. I will be accessing through the library so hopefully I can see more actual documents. Anyway, what is involved if I join this team? Thanks!

posted by Karen (Smith) Monroe
Hi Karen!

I was going to send you a link for the sign-up but see you already found it :) I think you will love the England project, we are a fun group and you will learn more than you can possibly imagine. Warm welcome to WikiTree!

Fantastic job you did on James Stick! Thank you!!
posted by R Power
You are most welcome Rodney; that was a fun family to work on :)
Hi Frances

Wishing you a Happy and prosperous New Year. Thank you for all the work you have done to improve the English profiles on wikitree.

Just checking in with you to ask if you wish to remain a member of the England Data Doctor Team. Appreciate it if you could let me know

Janet and Derrick

England Data Doctor Team Leaders  

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Janet,

Yes, you can keep me on. I have recently taken an interest in error 205. Very challenging! Thanks :)

Hi Frances,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Lizzie, Amy, Joan

England Project Leaders

Well hello Elizabeth!

I will answer in order:

1. I am very well, and thank you asking.

2. I am currently working on connecting, gedcoms, mining disasters, unknowns, and whatever else I may happen across. But mainly connecting.

3. I seem to be in between roles atm but very happy with what I am doing. Although I think I need to be on the Cornwall team instead of Wales. I love working on Cornwall profiles. I do not like Wales.

4. I use both the GG and Discord regularly.

5. I am full of suggestions for participation! :

*We need more challenges. Or maybe little mini-Thons (Barron-a-Thon, Unknown-a-Thon, etc etc)? The Halloween challenge really brought people together and it would be great to keep that momentum going. Maybe not always on that level, since Ian had to put sooooo much work into that one!

*Discord. We have a lot of members in Discord who don't use the GG, and they miss out on a lot. Can we have a channel on Discord (similar to the G2G channel) that would highlight some of the GG posts? Only the important things, such as challenges, new appointments, etc. There are also a lot of channels on Discord that are rarely used. Maybe consolidate the regional channels into a single Counties channel, since everyone strays outside of their counties from time to time? Thinking out loud here.

*Profile Improvements. I would love to see an "Unknowns" team since it's part of our stats. Or a team to add missing locations, or a team to mark things "unsourced". They could all tie in with the Gedcom team somehow? Thinking out louder.

6. You didn't ask but I think the England Project is definitely headed in the right direction. We have wonderful leadership and the possibilities of what can be achieved are endless.

Putting my pom-poms down for now,

Fran, head cheerleader and token Yank

Frances, I need a little help with a mining disaster sticker. The profiles for the 10 miners killed in the Eureka Pit have this sticker:
Mining Emblem
Frances (McHugh) Weidman was killed in the Eureka Pit Copper Mine Dynamite Explosion on 7-Jul-1912

It was good for a while, now it generates "896 Unknown parameter in template" and I don't know what the error is and how to fix it.

Jo Gill-3793

posted by Jo Gill
Hi Jo,

Yes, there has been a problem with a lot of stickers lately! I just asked one of the leaders and she said that some of them have an extra line that links to a flag. That line should be removed. Also, the word "Worldwide" needs to be removed.

I also just stumbled across this page:

Hope this helps but if you have any problems, please let me know :)


Hi, Frances!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi Fran,

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Source-A-Thon (SAT). Congratulations on your work during the SAT. Its an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks, we sourced 8,887. Altogether the teams sourced a total of 57,577 profiles on wikitree. We hope you had fun while building the tree.

We are looking forward to working with you for another Thon soon.

Janet & Joan

Hello, Fran!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

    Hi Fran

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon (CAT). Congratulations on your work during the CAT what an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks we added 12,615. Altogether the teams add a  grand total of  60,128 new profiles to wikitree. We hope you had fun while building the tree. 

See you next year or before for the Source-A-Thon 

Janet & Joan  

Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Fran,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work as Membership PC and all you do for England Project teams.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.


Hi Joan,

Totally happy with what I am doing, especially mining disasters at the moment. Once things get back to normal, I will probably join another county or two ;)

Thanks, Fran :)

Hi there, Frances!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 700!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Hi Steve!

I am active on the Illinois cemeteries team; just waiting for warmer weather to go out and take pics.

I'm already in the GG and following the tag so I think I'm covered ;)


Fran :)

Thanks for checking in, and thank you for you all of your contributions!
posted by Steven Harris
Hi Fran, Sort of a newbie here. I would like to add an English Notable: Blanche Elizabeth Mary (Noel) Murphy Lady (1845 - 1881) Not quite sure how to post the announcement.

Thanks! Also, I would like to join the Norfolk Team. I am on the Rutland team now and working on a few of their un-sourced profiles.

I have a question about profiles- I have posted quite a few sources for Lady Blanche Murphy and still see the yellow block saying the profile is un-sourced. Why is it that wiki does not see the sources listed?

posted by Ellen (Newell) McGrath
Thanks for giving me the LNAB of Susan Semper nee Sorfleet. I was a bit slow to respond, but very grateful anyway!

Incidentally, thanks also for your link-up from Francis Semper to his father Robert Semper. This is the first link-up anybody has made to my stuff on WikiTree.


posted by Alan White
Thank you Frances. I think you are probably right. thanks again for you suggestion.


posted by Dave Inkley . QPD

Hi Frances, 

Wondered as the Windsor Warriors are not participating if you would like to join the Sandringham Strollers for the Scan-A-Thon on the January 10, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, January 13, 2020

If you would like to join us please register Here 

Look forward to working with you during this fun event.

Janet & Gillian

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thankyou Frances. You spotted a double-up in my entries. That could possibly have caused me and others a bit of confusion. It's good to know people are together in trying to be as accurate as possible in their search for family history.

Kind regards. Dave I

posted by Dave Inkley . QPD
Frances, thank you for the work you contributed on Benjamin Turnock.

Helen McCauslin, daughter of June Harriet Turnock McCauslin

posted by Helen McCauslin
Hi Fran,

Congratulations for your brilliant work over the past weekend! Your work was spectacular, and your contributions are a great help in improving the health of our global tree. I hope you enjoy a well-earned rest, and continue your brilliant efforts.

- Amy :D

posted by Amelia Utting
Frances, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Fran, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about! You are an amazingly skilled and superior WikiTreer.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Frances,

You added a "Do not edit" message to the profile for Henry Deadfield a few months ago - is this still needed? I'd like to add some sources.

John Elkin Berkshire Team

posted by John Elkin
Hi Frances!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 (actually, over 2300!) contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

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