I discovered genealogy when I was twenty-two years old, working in the children's department of a public library. A little girl asked me to help her "find her family tree." I don't know if we ever did find her family tree to her satisfaction. But after she left, I tried to find mine, and I've been finding it ever since.
I grew up in Greene County, Missouri, which is where my mother's family has lived since the 1800s. I live in Wichita, Kansas now with my husband and two kids.
I was a librarian for several years, and now I homeschool my kids. I take a lot of pictures of my life, and also sometimes pictures of genealogy research, at https://www.instagram.com/bookworms.and.earthworms/
I'm an amateur birder, and a slightly less amateur knitter. I love to travel, even though I don't really have the funds for long distance travel. So my travel goal is do something fun in every county in my home state of Kansas. So far, I've got 42 down and...a bunch more to go.
Elizabeth (Serrill) Houlston - I made it my goal early on to research my direct maternal line, my mother's mother's mother's mother. Thanks to the work of some other Wonderful Wikitreers, it's my deepest line with good sources. My 10th-great-grandmother was Elizabeth (Serrill) Houlston was a Quaker born in Shrewsbury, England in 1638.
Nancy Baker - My ongoing mystery is - what happened to my 3rd great grandmother, Nancy Baker? I know where she lived and the names of her various husbands until 1900. And then she apparently disappeared from Benton County, Arkansas.
Hannah (Stoneman) Davis - I'm currently trying to learn more about my 5th great grandmother, Hannah (Stoneman) Davis. Family tradition says that she was the daughter of James and Sarah (Freeman) Stoneman of Grayson County, Virginia. DNA evidence and the limited paper evidence agrees. But I'd like to learn more. I'm looking for more evidence of her marriage to Daniel Davis, and I'm researching the lives of her siblings.
David Mounts - I'm always looking for more about my 3rd great grandmother, David Mounts. He's the closet thing I have to a brick wall. His mother was almost certainly Mary Walker from Lawrence County, Indiana. His father was Alexander (or maybe John or maybe William) Mounce from France (or maybe Wales or maybe somwhere in the United States). The family settled in Monroe County, Missouri sometime after Alexander died.
Johnny Elton Powell - I'm currently researching the siblings of my great-great-grandfather, Johnny Elton Powell. Johnny was born in Marion County, Iowa in 1876, and he died in Greene County, Missouri in 1953.
I'm working very slowly to write complete biographies of my ancestors, with photos and historical context. Here are the ones I've written so far.
Chloe Louise Buzzard (1883 - 1972) (Chloe was my great-great-grandmother's sister. She was an Army nurse in World War I, and I wanted to learn more about her life.)
I'm trying to teach myself to write detailed, complete sources.
I'm fortunate that someone told me early on to cite a source for every piece of information I record, and I've been diligent about that. But the actual style of my sources has been...haphazard. I've been working to make my style more readable and complete.
I'm happy with my sources on my direct maternal line now, and the rest still have a long way to go.
|Gen. No.||Relation to Me||Total Possible Profiles||On Wikitree||Sourced||Biography||Genealogically Defined|
|5||2nd Great Grandparent||16||16||16||1||16|
|6||3rd Great Grandparent||32||32||32||0||28|
|7||4th Great Grandparent||60 (-4)*||35||33||0||18|
|8||5th Great Grandparent||120 (-8)*||27||24||1||6|
|9||6th Great Grandparent||240 (-16)*||18||6||0||2|
|10||7th Great Grandparent||480 (-32)*||17||7||4||2|
|11||8th Great Grandparent||960 (-64)*||18||8||6||0|
(Thank you to SJ Baty for the idea and the chart formatting!)
Both my parents and my maternal grandmother have taken DNA tests at my request.
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On 20 Sep 2019 at 21:30 GMT Betty (Ramsey) Hockett wrote:
father more than two wives if that who the note has int his file they say 4 wives the info I have m. 9 April 1811 to Elizabeth Lynn Book, Book is her maiden she died in 1840, in a civil 10 March 1843 Effingham Illinois age 60 Margaret Brown 1800-1857
On 20 Sep 2019 at 21:18 GMT Betty (Ramsey) Hockett wrote:
Springfield Mo National Cemetery in the Confederate area E.D 1831 was a Sargent E.D 1834 was a Private Scout there all mix up together , The file on Benjamin Ramsey is handwritten by Jeanie to me there 50 pages, some black & write copies of pictures
On 15 Sep 2019 at 05:36 GMT Betty (Ramsey) Hockett wrote:
On 15 Sep 2019 at 05:15 GMT Betty (Ramsey) Hockett wrote:
death 28 Nov 1854 Effingham Illinois Ancestry Sources, Kentucky, county Marriage Records,1783-1965 .U.S. General Land Office Records 1796-1907
On 14 Sep 2019 at 04:51 GMT Betty (Ramsey) Hockett wrote:
I`ll have to ck my files for James & Elizabeth Ramsey Betty Ramsey Hockett
On 30 Apr 2019 at 04:05 GMT Mark Todd wrote:
Yep, I agree that the photo I attached to Benjamin Franklin Wilson [Wilson-43775] looks like a match to the individual in the center back line-up of the possible photo for the John Milton Wilson [Wilson-22561) and Elizabeth Tong [Tong-254] family portrait.
I remember seeing this photo you posted before but didn't make the connection! Congrats on this bit of relentless sleuthing. :)
Hey, from your profile I finally also make the connection of you to your parents. Your dad reported to me that I'm related by DNA to BOTH your parents. Guess that makes you and me double-cousins. :)
Thanks for all your work, cuz. Mark
On 2 Jan 2018 at 03:16 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.
Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.
Thank you for being a Wikitreer,
Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader
On 8 Jul 2017 at 18:54 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!
Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.
New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.
Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.
Current Weekend Chat link is: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/420406/weekend-chat-all-members-are-invited-july-7th-9th-2017
The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!
See you there! Dorothy
On 11 Nov 2014 at 19:24 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few features you may find useful.
Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards .
If you need to describe an event, heirloom or a location relevant to your research, try Free Space Profiles .
If you run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving these unfortunate situations.
A project of note is the Global Family Reunion check it out at Global Family Reunion.
Questions? Ask via my profile page. Mags
On 28 Oct 2014 at 01:28 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
You are now a member of the WikiTree Community. Please note we are trying to build one Collaborative Tree which means one profile per person. It is important to ensure no duplicates are entered as you add any Profiles to WikiTree.
If you need any help getting started check out the help section from the menu, top right, or head over to the G2G forum, you might want to check out the introductory WikiTree video that a member created.
Our Mentor Team are a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to help you with specific problems if you have any.
Good luck growing your branches, and thanks for offering to help with our shared tree :) - Alison