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Either my age is showing or I'm over-extended, but I have a hard time keeping track of the projects I'm involved with, so... See the My Projects table below.
|Liz (Noland) Shifflett is a lifelong resident of Virginia|
Greeters welcome new WikiTreeers and help them get started. In the past, they would frequently provide a selection of useful links (some listed below). However, a new "Guided Tour" was recently developed that is a wonderful thing for both new guests and long-time members. Check out the first step on the tour: How to Start Climbing Our Tree. If you're impatient, all the steps are under Category:New Member How To:
There's also a similar step-by-step for DNA - see New Member "How To" DNA
Here are some of those older links Greeters used to provide, some of which the Guided Tour has either replaced or references:
WikiTree has many Greeters with a wide range of interests (see the list for details). One of my mentors and a former Greeter, Debby, also has good tips and information on her profile page (click her name to see what she's posted).
Another project - "Mentors" - checks in with volunteers after they've been members for a bit. I ran across a followup post by a mentor that included links to Beyond the Basics of WikiTree and Social Media (and I learned a thing or two :D).
Just in time for 2014, WikiTree's Style committee posted best practices for Biographies (the text portion of profiles).
This cool badge with the plane on it just means I've offered my opinion a lot in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) question and answer forum. Seriously, Leaders lurk in the g2g forum to ensure it's a friendly place to find answers and help when you're stuck on something.
I'm honored to have been awarded a community star. If you know someone who deserves recognition, you can award them a family star or a community star, depending on what you'd like to recognize them for.
As you explore WikiTree, you may notice that some profiles are up for adoption. If you want to see if there are orphans in your family line, check out the searchable list at Adoptions. When you adopt there, you're awarded a Big Heart badge.
As my line ends with me, I'm pleased to provide what I know for my cousins (however distant :) and their descendants. In addition to profiles of our ancestors, I've added some pages with additional information:
Liz Shifflett is working on tracing (rather, proving) her lineage beyond Edward Spencer Martin and to Pearce Noland ("the immigrant"), as well as her Neal and Bell ancestors (of Tennessee) and the Watkins and Briens who settled in Mississippi in the 1800s.
Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Liz moved south (a bit) and lives in Woodbridge, Virginia. She's a graduate of T.C. Williams high school (Alexandria) and began her career with the Federal Government while a senior there. She's now retired from her last Federal position: an editor for the NASA Office of Inspector General in Washington, D.C.
I think about the lifetime of my Grandmother Elizabeth sometimes, being born in 1896 with horse and buggy the common conveyance and growing to drive her own car and fly to Israel and elsewhere. Before she died in 1989, man had walked on the moon and Space Shuttles were traveling to low Earth orbit and back.
Then today, as I finished watching the transit of Venus thanks to the Internet (not to mention the Solar Dynamics Observatory and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center), I recalled the early days of the Internet, when I watched a grand slam by the Orioles - depicted by little animated stick figures moving around a diamond on a green screen.
Grandmother not only was born to horses and lived to see spaceflight, she was born to books and saw the advent of radio and television. I used to think, "What wonders will I see before I die?" And then I realized: I just watched the transit of Venus over a computer in my own home. I receive e-mails with images of the Earth from space, distant planets, the Milky Way, and more from the ISS, Hubble, Cassini, and other spacecraft. I think I'm seeing them!
AA - Northern Virginia Community College (Liberal Arts)
BA - University College, University of Maryland (Journalism)
MA - University of Oklahoma (Communication)
Something wasn't working right with e-mails to me through WikiTree from July 29 or 30 through August 3. If you sent me a private message and I didn't respond, it's because I didn't receive it. Sorry! Please re-send, as I think I've fixed the problem. You can also contact me by using the public bulletin board posting feature at right (or, if you're not a WikiTree member, post a comment or answer to my G2G post about this). Thanks!
The same problem that I encountered last August arose again (although I caught it faster this time). I think the problem started sometime late Saturday, April 26 (after ET 10:30 pm), and I fixed it Monday the 28th about 11 am. If you sent me a private message, trusted list request, or merge proposal and I didn't reply or take action, please re-send! Thanks!
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Tags I'd like to follow, but I'm not willing to give up any of the 20 I'm already following (although I did give up Bryan for Cymru... and then Cymru for MacDonald): bonaventureBryandixsonfletcherknowlandnowlandMacDaniel EuroAristoMedievalCymruUNITED_KINGDOMWalesWelshScotlandIrelandEngland PPPPRE-1500PRE-1700 DNAONE_NAME_STUDIESprofilesprojects PennQuakers Quebecoisriver_routes MississippiTennesseeMaryland greeterstemplatesrangersmentorsleadersstyle WikiTree_CalendarSourcing_SprintsChallengesdb_errors
Additional tags I follow via project accounts:
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On 22 Jun 2017 at 07:53 GMT Mel (Gilbert) Lambert wrote:
On 22 Jun 2017 at 00:05 GMT Rhonda Lucas wrote:
Thanks for all your work with the Melrose DNA study, much appreciated. But why do I need to have a separate space page? It just seems to be an extra step, I would much prefer all on one page, ie project page.
On a side note, The template did originally work perfectly well when all was set up, it was only a recent change, behind the scenes I imagine, where things went afoul, Lord knows what though.
On 21 Jun 2017 at 17:14 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:
Please change anything that is incorrect on any of my profiles.
On 21 Jun 2017 at 07:37 GMT David Wilson wrote:
On 20 Jun 2017 at 04:48 GMT Rhonda Lucas wrote:
Thanks for looking into the Melrose ONS! It's frustrating when things change down the track after initial creation, but that's the spirit of wikitree, ever evolving. I see a problem using Melrose one name as it is bith name and a DNA study of Melrose descendants to see if we can connect them down the track. So it really is a DNA One Name Study and needs to be titled to be in both categories. After seeing that it needed a "project" page, my thought was to transfer the data from the category page across, what to you think? If it has a project page it doesn't need a space as well IMO. Thanks Rhonda.
On 15 Jun 2017 at 19:44 GMT Sarah (Murtaugh) Heiney wrote:
On 14 Jun 2017 at 05:53 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:
On 14 Jun 2017 at 04:26 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:
On 13 Jun 2017 at 15:45 GMT Eric Daly wrote:
On 13 Jun 2017 at 15:31 GMT Eric Daly wrote:
Your connected to James Strangeways: 3rd cousins 20 times removed.
Your connection to his wife Elizabeth Eure is 3rd cousins 16 times removed. This is probably closer than what you had.