Elizabeth Lavallee Noland (Noland) Shifflett

Liz (Noland) Shifflett

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
Mrs. Liz L. Shifflett formerly Noland aka Lavallee
Born 1950s.
[sibling(s) unknown]
Account confirmed 28 May 2012 | Liz's 87997 contributions | 12202 thank-yous received
Noland-165 created 28 May 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 27 Apr 2017
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Categories: United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) | Daughters of the American Revolution | Noland-165 | MatchBot MPs | Greeters | WikiTree Leaders | Magna Carta Project | Louisiana Families Project | Louisiana Categories Project | US Southern Colonies Project | Categorization Project | Templates Project.

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.


About the Badges


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:

  1. How to Start Climbing Our Tree
  2. How to Make the Most of a Profile
  3. How to Join in the Community
  4. How to be a Successful WikiTreer
  5. How to Manage Your Watchlist
  6. How to Dig a Little Deeper

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.

Wiki Genealogist

The Wiki Genealogist badge, one of four membership level badges, shows that you've signed the Honor Code and become a full member of the WikiTree community.

Project Member

In addition to tending your own branches of the WikiTree, you can contribute through various projects, such as the Project Member badge I have for the Louisiana Families project.

Community Star

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.

Big Heart

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.

Cousin Connections

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[1][2] 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.[3]

Thoughts from Liz

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![4]


AA - Northern Virginia Community College (Liberal Arts)
BA - University College, University of Maryland (Journalism)
MA - University of Oklahoma (Communication)

Personal Websites[6]



  1. Entered by Joe Sneed, May 28, 2012
  2. Updated by Liz Shifflett, May 28, 2012
  3. Entered by Liz Shifflett, May 30 2012 (updated June 6 and December 1, 2012)
  4. Added by Liz Shifflett, June 5, 2012; links updated January 12, 2014
  5. Added May 30, 2012, by Liz Shifflett (firsthand knowledge)
  6. Added May 30, 2012, by Liz Shifflett (firsthand knowledge)

August 2013 Notice about E-mails

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!

April 2014 Notice about E-mails

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!

Note to WikiTree:

Digital Afterlife: In the event of my death, I would like all of the profiles for people not living that I manage alone to be changed to Open. Also, if any project pages are still just in my name, they need to be turned over to the appropriate project. Space pages that I have created can all be changed to Open. If I missed anything (and for the Red/still living profiles on my Watchlist), I ask that they be managed by Team Wiki or a WikiTree Leader at the discretion of WikiTree. Thanks! Elizabeth L.N. Shifflett Noland-165 12:05, 21 June 2016 (EDT)

My Projects

Leader / Co-LeaderExamples Gallery

Project Profiles in the Examples Gallery that I keep an eye on:

Louisiana Families Project
Cymru Project
Magna Carta
US Southern Colonies
Project Coordinator / OtherMember

Other (keeper-upper?)

Team Leader

Categories Space Pages
listed here so I don't forget to check on them or work on them

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): bonaventureBryandixsonfletcherknowlandnowland EuroAristoMedievalUNITED_KINGDOMWalesWelshScotlandIreland PPPPRE-1500PRE-1700 DNAONE_NAME_STUDIESprofilesprojects PennQuakers Quebecoisriver_routes MississippiTennesseeMaryland greeterstemplatesrangersmentorsleadersdb_errorsstyle WikiTree_CalendarSourcing_SprintsChallenges

Additional tags I follow via project accounts:

WikiTree-31 (Virginia): VirginiaUS_History

More: Family Tree & Genealogy Tools

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Liz's formal name
  • full middle name (L.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • images (6)
  • spouse's name and marriage information
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Followed Tags
Liz is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
6x-gr-granddaughter of John Aldridge (Aldridge-301), born before 1702 in Virginia or Maryland
7x-gr-granddaughter of John Awbrey (Awbrey-38), born in Wales, came to Virginia in 1665
gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Elisha Brien (Brien-35), born in Virginia, married (2) in Tennessee in 1818; Elisha's father John changed his name from Bryan to Brien (his father was William, Bryan-1165, my 5x-gr-grand)
my Louisiana First Families progenitor & 6x-gr-grand, Louis (Chauvin-227) m Marie Anne Francoeur before 1773
for my Welsh ancestry
brick wall between my 4x-gr-grand John (Dixon-1980) and the family rumour of a Dixon-Hollingsworth connection (maybe Hollingsworth-1343). See also Dickson (as spelled in the transcript of the will of Zachariah Dixon-1237, my gr-gr-gr-grandfather)
my 4x-gr-grand Louis (Eppinette-3) married Dorothea Bonaventure in 1814: Louisiana First Family progenitor/brick wall
Lula Gaulding-16 m A.F. Watkins. Solid to her parents (aka brick walls)
3x-gr-granddaughter of Evan Hall-6668, son of Pharoah & Mary Hall/brick walls
The mother of Fannie Dixon (my 3x-gr-grand) was for sure a Harrington (Harrington-1539), and I'm fairly confident of the Harrington line for a few more generations. But it gets a bit squirrely around Thomas Sr (Harrington-428), my 7x-gr-grand.
good back to Edward Harris-3349 (7x-gr-grand), and his dad Thomas. The wives, not so much.
Sarah (Hollingsworth-1343) may be the answer to family rumor of a Dixon-Hollingsworth connection (to Dixon-1980)
project coordinator for Index of Surety Barons - see http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Index_of_Surety_Barons_to_Gateway_Ancestors
my paternal grandmother's maiden name
Many projects have developed guidelines to help standardize how name fields (including LNAB) are filled out for the project's profiles. I created http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Name_Field_Guidelines to help people locate these guidelines & I follow this tag to help me keep it current.
John Henry Neal (Neal-865), born 1812 in Virginia, is my 3x-gr-grandfather on mom's side, and a brick wall
pretty solid, albeit circumstantial, back to Philip Noland-120 and his wife, and his dad/granddad (but not at all their added wives/ancestors)
George Noland-171 married Ann Peyton-431...in a burned county.
John (Watkins-1262) my brick wall
Jane (Wynn-221) Owen, my 5x-gr-grandmother & brick wall

DNA Tested
Liz Shifflett's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Liz or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Liz (Noland) Shifflett: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H4a1a1a1a, Mitosearch RUJZS, FTDNA kit #360775
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Liz:

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On 27 Apr 2017 at 20:10 GMT Michael Joslin wrote:

Hey Liz,

Check out the image I just shared of my 9th great grandmother's , Southworth-5, gravestone.

Pretty cool methinks


On 26 Apr 2017 at 20:04 GMT M Cole wrote:

That's strange...looks like the merge for (Hancock-558 and Hancock-3664) didn't go through? I

On 25 Apr 2017 at 21:19 GMT M Cole wrote:

Liz, I went ahead and proposed the merge for Hancock-558 and Hancock-3664. The newer profile was linked to Sarah Gaye who actually belonged a couple generations back.

On 25 Apr 2017 at 04:47 GMT Mel (Gilbert) Lambert wrote:


Virginia Spring Cleaners are the best. Thank you for all the hard work that goes into getting the site ready for us to come sweeping through. Your kindness and uplifting words help all around.

I hope you have a joy filled week

On 24 Apr 2017 at 18:41 GMT Vic Watt wrote:


Thanks for the heads up on Zach Wilson. I removed the death place, removed the dead links to trees, looked on Ancestry to find the info, found none, added Unsourced|Virginia and removed myself from the profile! Vic

On 23 Apr 2017 at 11:33 GMT John Noel wrote:

You can call me Jay or you can call me me Ray, but just don't call me Johnson.

On 16 Apr 2017 at 18:00 GMT Michael Joslin wrote:

Liz Rodney 57 is listed as being reviewed by James Stratman June 2016. You can see all of the changes I have made since 30 Mar 2017

On 16 Apr 2017 at 03:16 GMT Michael Joslin wrote:

Re Your comment on The Magna Carta Basecamp. I had not seen it before today, but William Rodney was in no condition to be reviewed. His profile was an orphan & I adopted him. I have been editing his profile for several days and suspect with a little more work he will be ready for review. April D is working with me but I would appreciate any input you can give me. This is my first project as a member of The Magna Carta Project.



On 13 Apr 2017 at 09:19 GMT D G Laity wrote:

Just wanted to swing by and say thanks again for all your help with getting my pre1500 sorted. I have a fresh application in now, so fingers crossed...

On 11 Apr 2017 at 12:41 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks John - I'm not a big fan of the Broderbund bundles, as the ones I've seen are simply collections of family trees. The pdf was ... um ... a list of things you could order for viewing at an LDS Research Center? That had some interesting things listed.

Thanks for both.

Cheers, Liz

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Queen Elizabeth II Liz is 24 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 22 degrees from Lucrezia Borgia, 19 degrees from Emma MacBeath, 24 degrees from Charles Schulz and 21 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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