Melona (Niven) Gallagher
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Melona (Niven) Gallagher

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My Gedmatch is A107806. I get a lot of hits on X dna if you have Scottish & Irish ancestry, so please try that too. And then reach out & say hi!
Melona L. Gallagher formerly Niven aka Johnman, Gauthier
Born 1960s.
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Daughter of [private father (1930s - unknown)] and [private mother (unknown - unknown)]
Sister of [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half]
[children unknown]
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It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Even though I try to work on my Scottish profiles to beef them up, I’m not really contributing to this project and I don’t use google sheets, so please remove me. All the best to you all.

I saw that you happen to merge some people who are on my tree. Not sure if you have information about them as well, or if I happened to have 2 entries for the same people. I'm still learning this program and site. Any information you have about these people would be most helpful.

Thanks you. Holly

posted by Holly Titchen

Duplicate entries for the same happens. It does take some learning but give it time, it’s a great site.



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posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I want to congratulate you on your Family Star award.

John Williams

posted by [Living Williams]
edited by [Living Williams]
Thanks Ellen, I appreciate all your comments and tips.
Hi, Melona.

Thank you for your efforts to document the names for people like De_Bogart-2 and her son Aabram -- I like seeing your attention to genealogical details!

In regard to your comments on De_Bogart-2 regarding the LNAB, I suggest that you review the WikiTree policy that calls for using their conventions not ours and the Project page section that explains the specific implementation of this policy for New Netherland names, including LNABs. The project does not assume that a child had the same last name as their parent (they often did not), nor that all siblings had the same last name (they often did not). LNABs and other primary names are determined from contemporary records, but all other known names are documented somewhere in the profile data fields to help ensure that the profiles are findable in name searches.

I have become a big fan of creating Church Records sections in profiles (after initially thinking it was unnecessary), to show exactly what the records say; these sections are very helpful as a ready reference for confirming names, identifying relatives who witnesses baptisms, etc.

Finally, based on the baptism record for Voorhees-558 and the Name Fields guidance from WikiTree and the NNS project, I would record his Proper First Name as Aabram (because it is the name on his baptism; Shram could still be his Preferred Name) and I would add Vandenbogert to the list of Other Last Names for his mother. But you know more about him than I do!

Ellen Smith

posted by Ellen Smith
Thank you for your help with my ancestor Martha Simons Young
posted by Jocelyn Young
Melona: I have sent the indication If you add
This profile is part of the Bailey Name Study.
to any of appropriate profiles it will add them. If you add it will give you access and the ability to add to a list of profile. My concentration has mostly on the Pennsylvania Bailey's. More specifically Centre County. As to confusion as to "the War of 1812" I was born and raised in Niagara Falls and my mother was Canadian so the name and who won that war was a long standing argument in the family.
posted by Lawrence Bailey

Thanks for your help in adding my great-grandmother's maternal line in Ayrshire, Scotland. I wonder what it is about Canada that makes my distant cousins up there so friendly? You are tops in my book. Although we are only 6th cousins, it seems closer. Warm regards to you and your family.

posted by Victor Lowe

I have added you to the Auld Name Project. Thank you so much for looking after my favorite surname! :-D

Also, feel free to add the Auld Name Study Sticker to your profile Biography! {{One Name Study|name=Auld}

Chuck Auld

posted by Chuck Auld

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