Julie (Miller) Mangano
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Julie (Miller) Mangano

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Julie A. Mangano formerly Miller
Born 1960s.
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Volga German
Julie (Miller) Mangano was a Volga German.
Julie (Miller) Mangano has German Roots.

Granddaughter of Volga Germans.

I have been an avid genealogist for many years. It started with my grandfather showing me a family Bible to help me with a family tree project for school. There was no stopping me, and now I am considering the family historian and keeper of all the family's historical papers.

My father's side of the family had a wealth of genealogy information already pulled together, along with thousands of photographs, letters, and other documents that have been passed down to me. My great aunt left me boxes of information from her military days during World War II in London. My grandfather's family may be singularly responsible for kick-starting the photography industry back in the 1800s!

My mother's side of the family are Germans from Russia, and that information has been more difficult to track down. Through a strange twist, a letter addressed to my deceased great aunt was passed down to me, written in German. My husband and I translated it and discovered it was from my grandmother's nephew. He was trying to find out if any of his U.S. family members were still alive. He and his family had been relocated to Siberia in the 1940s. After the fall the the Berlin Wall, he and his wife, his children, and his grandchildren all immigrated to Germany, settling in Berlin. That began a series of letters between us where he gave me vital information about all of his family members. Later, we were able to facilitate a meeting between him and his Wisconsin cousin in Germany.

Related to my interest in my Volga German ancestry, I have started Space:Schott_Name_Study. Schott is the German equivalent of Scott, but the Schott ancestors hadn't been to England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland in centuries. Legend has it that the name originated with Catholic missionaries who made their way from Ireland to Scotland and then Germany. I would love to prove or disprove that legend. My Schott ancestors were originally Catholic but became Lutherans when they immigrated to Russia, although the reason behind that decision is not clear.

My interests are varied, but I have a special place in my heart for Germans from the Village of Grimm in Russia. I am also trying to track down information about my husband's family, originally from Sicily. I look forward to joining small projects here and contributing to the WikiTree community.

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  1. ‘’United States Census, 1900": Audrey in Mary E Kirch household; ED 16 Tiverton Township, Coshocton County, Ohio; 16 June 1900; Stamped Sheet 196-A, Dwelling 106/Family 106, Lines 16-18 FamilySearch (Image 11 of 18)
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3587.1 cM match between Julie Miller GEDmatch A046972 and her father Clay Miller GEDmatch PM763404P1.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Julie Miller and Ruth (Kaiser) Miller, daughter and mother. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "Mother based on 50% DNA shared across 27 segments."

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Dear Germany Project member,

it's annual check-in time 2023. If you still wish to remain a member of the Germany Project, please reply to this post, by stating this intention. If we don’t hear from you in the next 30 days, your membership badge will be removed. In this case please don't be offended ... you're welcome to rejoin at any time. Please also note, that in order to receive help, with researching your German ancestors, membership is not mandatory. Just ask your questions in the G2G forum and tag them with Germany in order for knowledgeable people to see them.

If you wish to remain a member, we would like to learn more about your perception of the Germany Project in order to achieve a future development according to our members needs and wishes. For this, we created a survey, which we kindly ask you to fill-in.

In case you want to communicate, discuss and receive help about WikiTree in German, you might want to check out the WikiTree category at Compgen’s Discourse as well as the German Discord server Ahnenforschung.

Of course there’s still the official WikiTree Discord server, where we usually talk English. Feel free to learn more about Discord and the server at Help:Discord.

Kind regards from Black Forest

Flo (Project Coordinator Research/Resources)
posted by Florian Straub
Yes, I would like to continue with the project. My focus is on Volga German research.
posted by Julie (Miller) Mangano

It’s Germany Project check-in time again! Please respond within the next 2 weeks and let me know if you’re still interested in participating with the Project. Remember, the only requirements for membership in the Germany Project are (1) that you work on at least one German profile every 6 months and (2) that you respond to this check-in.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. In your response, we welcome any feedback you may want to give on the project (what you like about it, what you’d like to see us do, what we could change, etc.)

If you ever have any questions, please ask. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi, Julie, I know you have worked on the a lot, and also that Bill Poteet and a couple of others are managers. I believe that the Samual Poteet listed as James H.'s father is the wrong one. James' father Samuel's wife was Mary Smith, his father was James Poteet and mother Elizabeth Crabtree. The right Samuel is Poteet-61, which lists all the other children, and mentions James H. in the biography. I have corresponded with Bill about others in the family, as we are both descended from Samuel Gillespie and Narcissia Poteet. Should I get agreement from all the other managers to make a change? And do you agree?
posted by Anne (Smith) Duncan

The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Julie! I sent you an email, but I am hoping you can help me! I think we might be relatives somehow! .

My father’s father passed away in a tragic car accident when my dad was only 4. We know very little about his father’s side of the family. I know my father’s father’s information and his parents’ information. My father was born Donald Kroh to his father, Walter Kroh. Walter Kroh’s father was a man named Johann George Groh/Grohe (changed to Kroh when came to America). He was born January 18, 1886 in Grimm, Russia. He died Feb 5, 1944 in Denver, Colorado. I have a photo of the tombstone showing these dates (he was buried with his wife, Eva Kroh. He went by George Kroh in the US). My grandmother was very into genealogy and her research Indicated that Johann George’s father’s name was George. We know that his family was German and moved to Grimm, Russia. We know his family has ties to Prussia, Germany and Russia. I went on familysearch and I put in my grandfather and great grandfather’s information and was told they believe they know who Johann George’s father was and it connected to a tree that goes back all the way to the 1500’s!!!! So I am wondering how I can get confirmation on how to find out the name of my great great grandfather so that I can confirm this is in fact my tree. Family search believes Johann’s dad was named George Konrad Groh (born about 1843 and died about 1895). Any assistance would be so appreciated as my dad was adopted by his stepdad and it would mean so much to learn more about his biological father’s side of the family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🥺. Also, it would help a lot of people as Johann George had ten kids - my grandfather Walter being one of them.Your information is different, but close in dates.

posted by Briana Houston
edited by Briana Houston
Hi Julie,

As you are a member of Volga Germans, a subproject of Germany Project, I awarded you a Germany Project member badge. I did this in an effort to reconcile the Germany Project's membership roster. If you no longer wish to participate in Volga Germans, let me know and I'll remove both badges.

Thanks! Traci ~co-leader Germany Project

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi, Julie.

I am greatly impressed with the quantity and quality of your efforts on the profiles of Ahasuerus Turk (1742-abt.1806) and Magdalena (vanSeijst) Turk (abt.1745-bef.1784).

I definitely agree that the profiles for Magdalena need to be merged, but I was not sure WikiTree had a good handle on her LNAB, so I put PPP on all three profiles temporarily to allow for that to be sorted out before so many profiles get merged (all too often a merge gets completed toward a name that nobody is happy with, so more merges are needed).

While looking for records of Magdalena's origins I found a 1935 NYGBR article by William Hoffman (one of the revered names of New York and New Netherland research in the past century) in which he reproduced the contents (in Dutch language) of a family Bible record started by Ahasuerus Turk (1697-1774) and continued by his son of the same name. I think it fills in some of the blanks and answers some of your questions with regard to this family (but of course it also probably creates new mysteries). I assume that this family Bible is the source for some information we have seen in derivative sources, but could not find elsewhere. I have been entering information in the profiles, and removing some of your notes when I was rather sure I had reconciled seemingly incongruous information, but I expect that you will dispute some of what I am doing. Please feel free to tell me I have messed up!

Some interesting items in the Bible record that I have not yet tackled:

  • The Bible says that the elder Ahasuerus died on 23 July 1770 (not 1774): 1770 Den 23 Julij is Ontslapen In den Heer mijn vaader Ahasuerus Turk Des avondts tusschen seven en acht uren oudt zijnde 3 en seventig Jaar
  • However, it says that Hillegond Kuiper died in 1774: 1774 Den 19 November is Ontslapen in den Heer mijn moeder Hillegont Turk des morgens te 9 uren oudt zijnde 74 jaar en 7 maenden
  • There is a second marriage for the younger Ahasuerus (and several more children), with the second wife identified as Janneke Paers: 1775 Den 19 Januari ben ik in den Huwelijken staat getreden met Janneke Paers en bevestigt door Domenie Ritzema

Please note that the Netherlands archives that you have used as sources are not original sources for the records for these people. The Dutch government had nothing to do with creating their records. These people lived in New York, not the Netherlands, and Dutch control of New Netherland had ended much earlier. The records of their life events were created in New York, mostly in churches. Our best accessible sources for these records are transcriptions made by historians and genealogists, mostly in the 19th and 20th centuries, and published by the Holland Society of New York and others. The Dutch archives have copied some of the records into their online databases and made them available online. Their databases are wonderfully searchable, but the databases and the data formats should not be confused with the original records.

posted by Ellen Smith
edited by Ellen Smith

On behalf of the Germany Project, I am currently undergoing our member check-in's and wanted to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? We have many new teams so have a look on the Germany project page for the full list. I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google groups for project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup, please submit a join request and we will get that approved as quickly as possible. We also ask that you check your followed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (GERMANY) so you don't miss any discussions in G2G.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hardwork. If you have any questions please ask. I would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project!

Please respond by private message. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kylie ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
Hello, friends. Just wanted you to know that I suffered a severe ankle fracture that will require surgery and a long rehab. Although I hope to continue my research here, it will be less frequent and it may take me longer to respond to notes or questions. I do check my email via my phone, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need me to update any profiles. Thanks!
posted by Julie (Miller) Mangano
Hi Julie,

I noticed that you were currently following the CEMETERIES tag, but were not yet a member of the Cemeteries Global Cemeteries Project.If you are interested in more details about the project, or are just ready to sign up, please head on over to our G2G Welcome Post for more information.

I look forward to seeing you around the tree!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Thank you, Julie, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Julie, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: My step-daughter's Volga-German ancestors were from Frank.

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Julie , I would like to add my thanks to you for all the help you have been to me and continue to be.

Bill Poteet

posted by Bill Poteet
Hi Julie!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ (actually, 2200!) contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Julie!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Julie!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Julie if you need any support information I have let me know. I wish we could fine a listing for the Brown cem. that I mentioned in my 482 merge. Thanks I feel this is correcting any information I have. Good luck on trying to merge all this information. Bill
posted by Bill Poteet
This is from the Volga German Project instructions: Insert the
Volga German
Julie (Miller) Mangano was a Volga German.
template somewhere beneath the =Biography= heading in the profile. This will display the Volga German sticker in the biography section.

Project Category applied to all profiles that belong in the project.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Julie, your adding an additional volga german sticker on profiles, plus I don't understand why your taking away the Volga German Project catagory, if you read the Volga German info, we are allowed to put this on. Thank you.
posted by Pam Kreutzer

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