I first became interested in genealogy when my aunt published two books on my mother's family lines in the mid 1970s. I got serious about it when I logged on (via dial-up modem!) to Prodigy - the first online service with a graphical interface. One holiday weekend, probably about 1987, I logged into their genealogy forum. Looking at some of the posts, I found that my ancestors and my husband's ancestors knew each other in the 1700s. This later turned out not to be true, but it was interesting. I posted a query and quickly got an answer. Then another. Many of us stayed up most of the night chatting back and forth on dial up internet. I had found new friends and new interests and thought that Prodigy genealogy was always this exciting. Later I found out the reason it was so busy that night was that forum had been given free access for the night. It was not always that busy because it usually cost too much. But I was hooked!
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On 9 Apr 2017 at 17:39 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:
If you are interested in genetic genealogy, please join our WikiTree DNA Project.
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Are you related to me, Charlotte Shockey?
On 18 Oct 2016 at 10:14 GMT Mark Summers wrote:
On 28 Apr 2016 at 00:46 GMT Leake Little wrote:
There is a researcher in Anson who knows how to search these records. He presently works part-time with the Anson Historical Society in their offices. His name is Steve Bailey but we should discuss before you engage him.
On 29 May 2015 at 11:13 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
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On 28 May 2015 at 16:07 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
Please make sure each bit of DNA test information is added to the actual test participant's profile, not someone else's like your own. To make cousin connections, WikiTree needs to see the FamilyTree tab. Check that your Privacy on your profile is set to "Private with Public Family Tree" as a minimum. (Living minors should have an Unlisted privacy level.)
Please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include DNA and other terms on the (G2G) feed: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following
As you add your family lines and connect to the big WikiTree, you may find new cousins. Use the Relationship calculator to see if you are related to me, Cooper-1 with http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Relationship
On 28 May 2015 at 11:42 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 26 May 2015 at 19:18 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
On 26 May 2015 at 13:58 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
I see that you just did the Pre-1700 Self-Certification. That's great! Is there a particular time period, location, or topic you're interested in? Maybe you have some historically-significant ancestors? Let me know. I can help you figure out if there's a project and introduce you to the project leaders. Thanks, Abby
On 25 May 2015 at 01:39 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
Please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include DNA on the GenealogistToGenealogist (G2G) feed: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following
If you are adding any DNA tests to profiles on WikiTree, please be sure to add the tests to the actual test participant's profile, and that the Privacy is set to show the participant's Family Tree tab.
We also encourage you to join our Google+ Community for DNA discussions, questions and new information: https://plus.google.com/communities/111329829039015718912
On 24 May 2015 at 22:12 GMT Patricia Roche wrote: