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Bonnie Nilsen

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Bonnie L. Nilsen aka Posner, Fidler
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
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Mother of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 13 May 2022
00:04: Bonnie Nilsen edited the marriage between [Living Fidler] and Bonnie Nilsen. [Thank Bonnie for this]
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Bonnie Nilsen has completed the England Project's Post 1700 Orphan Trail I.

Bonnie Nilsen was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on the 28th of June 1948. Her parents were Francis Herman Nilsen Jr (1921-2008) and Marjorie (Flower) Nilsen (1923-2009).

Frank and Marjorie also had two other children, Sharon and Michael.

She grew up in Brooklyn, New York where she attended PS 185, McKinley Junior High, and graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in 1965.

She attended Brooklyn College from 1965 to 1968 on a Regents College Scholarship. There she met Philip Posner. They were married on June 6, 1969.

In 1971, Bonnie and Philip moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Their marriage didn't last and they divorced in 1975.

Bonnie met Bruce Fidler while working at Vancouver General Hospital. Bonnie and Bruce were married in November of 1975. Their daughter Leannah Riah Fidler was born by caesarian in 1975.

In 1979 their second daughter Anneke Rose Fidler was born at home in December.

In 1981, Bonnie and Bruce and their daughters moved to Nelson, British Columbia. Their marriage ended in 1987.

In 2008, Bonnie was surprised by an email from Joel Kann, a friend she had not seen in over 30 years, and in 2011 she moved to North Carolina to be with him. They were married in April of 2020.


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Hi Bonnie

The Connect A Thon was fun, we hope you enjoyed yourself and are recovering. Thank you for joining us, it is appreciated. Our combined score was 13,335 51 more than the last CAT so well done.

The total overall figure was 84,388 new profiles added and numerous connections made. The total figure was down 1,451 on the January Thon

Check your personal figures here - (gives you a target for the next event)

Thanks again for last weekend, we look forward to working with you again in 3 months.

Joan, Janet Maddy & Fran

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Bonnie,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention those profiles need.

I noticed that several of the profiles need GEDCOM cleanup. One of our mentors created a YouTube video that explains her process. I recommend adding links to the profiles of family members, rather than removing as recommended in the video.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up gedcom biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Could you please take a look at Caroline Holland-102, one of your profiles.

This person was born more than 150 years ago and so the profile should be open. Please remove the green lock.


posted by Derrick Watson
Thank you for adding me to Anna White's trusted list, Bonnie.
posted by S (Hill) Willson
Hi Bonnie we are 11th cousins once removed
posted by Eileen Bradley
Hi Bonnie -- Thanks for adding the profile for Ulrich Speicher a while ago! I went in and did my best to really clean up the profile from the original GEDCOM import and wanted to let you know. Thanks for all your work!
posted by Christina Spiker
Thank you Bonnie for adding me to your Trusted List.
I am trying to merge the data on Rogers231 and Rogers16358 I am sorry I am not very good with my technical ability. K.R.
posted by Keith Rogers

I think we need to eliminate the 3rd marriage to Eleanor from Porter-162 ..... do you know how to do this?

Evelyn Murray-2307

Bonnie, just signed up on wiki, I am the GGGreat grandson of Nathan Smiley, born in Ireland in 1797, emigrated to US when he was 4 with his sister and widowed mother. Worked in Sommerset, PA until moving to Elkhart County, Indiana. Any info on his port of origin, ship's log...etc.? Thanks for your time. Duane
posted by Duane Gundy
There seems to be some confusion about the different Nathaniel Rusts...I have added prefixes to show that Nathaniel Rust V is listed as the brother of Nathaniel Rust IV on the profile Rust-18. Thanks!
posted by V (Eddy) Combs
HI Bonnie - I have proposed a merge of Ballard-55 and Ballard-1253. Please approve this merge as they seem to represent the same person.
Hi Bonnie,

Three merge proposals heading your way, all into Witt-52. Trying to clean up all the John Witts out there. Appreciate your help. Shirley

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