== Biography ==
Born in Akron, OH 20-Jan-1959
Moved to Randolph, OH in 1963
Elementary School: St. Josephs, Suffield, OH
Middle School: Waterloo, Atwater, OH
High School: Waterloo, graduated 1977
College: University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Computer Sciences 1981
Member of: Texas Longhorn Band, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
Moved to San Jose, CA 1982
Married: Deborah Joyce Smith 01-Mar-1986
Moved to Cary, NC 1986 (current)
Birth of son Robert Joseph 26-Mar-1988
Birth of daughter Kathryn Joyce 25-May-1990
Occupation: Clinical Data Visibility Consultant
(link to Facebook)
Note: Do not confuse me with Mark D Mickunas from Des Moines, IA
== Sources ==
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On 22 Aug 2017 at 21:19 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
We've made a change in how the tutorials are sent to new members. Instead of weekly messages you can now work at your own pace, so this is the last message.
How is it going so far? Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions?
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On 8 Aug 2017 at 06:44 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
You've been here a week now, and we hope you enjoyed your first stop on your guided tour of WikiTree and were able to make good use of the things you learned.
Our next stop will give you some pointers on how to make your profiles stand out: How to Make the Most of a Profile.
If the link doesn't work in your email, you can find it in the public comments on your profile page. As always, your questions are welcome! Check out our g2g forum at: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/
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On 2 Aug 2017 at 12:05 GMT Ronel (van Heerden) Olivier wrote:
Welcome to this wonderful site ! I'm a member of the Mentor project, and I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Hope you had lots of fun reading "How to Start Climbing Our Tree". I would be happy to answer any relevant questions you have, please feel free to ask!
On 1 Aug 2017 at 21:00 GMT Alexandra (Kissinger) Florimonte wrote:
On 1 Aug 2017 at 04:35 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:
You are now a confirmed member, and you can get started adding your family members.
As we've said, WikiTree is quite different from other genealogy sites. So, we've put together a guided tour to help you learn how to use it. Your first stop is How to Start Climbing Our Tree.
Tomorrow, you'll hear from a Mentor who will check in to see how you're doing and answer any questions you might have.
Next week, you'll get another message with your next stop on the guided tour.
You can also meet some of our members by joining in the fun with our Question of the Week in the G2G forum: Were any of your ancestors involved in the American Indian Wars?
On 25 Jun 2017 at 16:14 GMT Karen (Lowe) Tobo wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree! The initial email from us has helpful links that will get you started on WikiTree, which is unlike any genealogy site you’ve ever used.
WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, so we all work together as one collaborative team.
What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree? When you confirm your email address, you’ll have an opportunity to tell us about your genealogical interests as you join.
Once you volunteer to help build our global tree, our greeters will confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!
Welcome to the family! We’re really glad you’re here.