I am a harmless philosopher. I am a widow with three grown children. I have two BA and three MA degrees variously in Philosophy, English, and Religion. I am a retired adjunct professor. I have been researching my family tree since I was twelve years old. I am a member of my church and various societies including Mensa, the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE), Phi Sigma Tau International Philosophy Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Theta Alpha Kappa National Religious Studies and Theology Honor Society, the Modern Language Association (MLA), the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. I have written two books: Extraterrestrials and Christ: The Theological Implications of Intelligent Life on Other Worlds and Walter M. Miller's Canticle for Leibowitz: A Study in Apocalyptic Cycles. If I haven't scared you away yet, I also like to compose poetry and write science fiction stories and poetry.
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On 5 Oct 2016 at 15:28 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
Now that you have had a little time to try our site, there are a few more features you may find useful:
For instance, ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards; including some tips on writing biographies
Also a friendly reminder about adding sources and references to your profile. Sources are critically important for genealogy and you will be helping future genealogists by listing where the information you've added came from. This page describes different kinds of sources: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sources
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
On 21 Sep 2016 at 15:58 GMT Margaret (Good) Espaillat wrote:
You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree. Thank you for volunteering, and I wish you luck in connecting to your Beckers, Millers and Steiners on our tree!
Have fun and ask for help if you need it. WikiTree members are always eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist.
If you need additional help, our Mentors Project is a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to assist you with WikiTree-specific problems.
See you in the branches –
On 21 Sep 2016 at 15:04 GMT Margaret (Good) Espaillat wrote:
Wikitree is one BIG world-wide family tree that is freely accessible to everyone. Our goal is to have one profile per person which means we all work together as a BIG friendly and polite collaborative team!
If you are interested in sharing your research and want to collaborate to add your family, please fill out the TAGS on your profile page and click SAVE TAG(s) AND VOLUNTEER.
Your Tags can include names like JOHNSON (a surname) or NEW_ZEALAND (a location) and a comment explaining why this subject interests you.
Once you choose to Volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you'll be on your way! Welcome to the Family!