Elizabeth Lavallee Noland (Noland) Shifflett

Liz (Noland) Shifflett

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Mrs. Liz L. Shifflett formerly Noland aka Lavallee
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified | Created 28 May 2012 | Last significant change: 25 Apr 2018
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Categories: United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) | Daughters of the American Revolution | Noland-165 | MatchBot MPs | Greeters | WikiTree Leaders | Virginia Project | Magna Carta Project | Chocolate Needed | Wales Project | US Southern Colonies Project | Louisiana Families Project | Categorization Project | Templates Project | Peyton Project | Magna Carta Recognition Stickers | Quakers Profile Caretakers.

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.

Image for United States History project Liz (Noland) Shifflett is a lifelong resident of Virginia Flag of Virginia
Join: Virginia Project ~ Discuss: Virginia
A United States History Subproject


About the Badges

Magna Carta project logo
Challenge met! Liz participated in the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon!
But first... the stickers! I LOVE the stickers (seriously - don't believe me? click here). Here's the newest one (from the Magna Carta Project - see below).


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

Magna Carta project logo
Magna Carta project logo
Liz is Trail Tender for several trails from Gilbert de Clare and others.
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Magna Carta project logo
Liz is on the Magna Carta Project leadership team.

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 Magna Carta Project.

Want to join the project? (We have stickers!) Answer this G2G post "yes!"

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] daughter of Henry Peyton Noland[3] and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Brien, 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.

Flag of Virginia
Liz was born in D.C. but raised in Virginia.

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.[4]

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![5]


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

Personal Websites[7]



  1. Entered by Joe Sneed, May 28, 2012
  2. Updated by Liz Shifflett, May 28, 2012
  3. Confirmed by DNA: 27 segments, 3,581.1 cM (from GEDmatch comparison of T227726 and T479362).
  4. Entered by Liz Shifflett, May 30 2012 (updated June 6 and December 1, 2012)
  5. Added by Liz Shifflett, June 5, 2012; links updated January 12, 2014
  6. Added May 30, 2012, by Liz Shifflett (firsthand knowledge)
  7. 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

LeaderExamples Gallery

Name studies (One Name Studies subprojects):

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

Cymru Project
Magna Carta
US Southern Colonies
Project Coordinator / OtherMember

Other (keeper-upper?)

Team Virginia

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

Other Name Studies . . .
More about me and what I try to keep up with in WikiTree.

Liz was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

Team Virginia:
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Team Virginia during the 2016 Source-a-Thon, adding 11 sources to profiles. We finished in the top 5!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Virginia Spring Cleaners during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 312 suggestions.We cleaned up 5457 suggestions!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett participated with Team Virginia during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 91 sources to profiles. We came in third!
Liz (Noland) Shifflett is participating with Virginia Spring Cleaners during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 364 suggestions.We cleaned up 6423 suggestions! (subject to post-thon verification)

Magna Carta project logo
Challenge met! Liz developed a Gateway's profile in Feb. 2018
Quakers Project Logo
Liz improved Quakers Project-managed profiles during the March 2018 Challenge
Magna Carta project logo
Challenge met! Liz developed a trail in March 2018

Some of my ancestors -
Cymru Project logo (Red Dragon)
Descendant of Gruffydd ap Nicolas of Dinefawr, the 'Eagle of Caermarthen'.
Magna Carta Project logo
Huguenot cross
Descendant of Louis du Bois, Huguenot immigrant.
New Netherlands Settlers Project logo
Flag of Virginia
Palatine Migration Project logo
1776 Project logo
Descendant of Willis McDonald, DAR Patriot Ancestor #A076388.
Photo of his portrait
Descendant of Samuel Gill, DAR Patriot Ancestor #A044721.
image of his land grant (received for service)
Descendant of Robert Bell, DAR Patriot Ancestor #A008776.
Flag of Virginia
Descendant of Benjamin Rush, DAR Patriot Ancestor #A100013.
Flag of North Carolina
Louisiana Families Project logo
Image of document showing portraits of him and his wife
Photo of his portrait
Descendant of Rev. W.H. Watkins, Methodist minister (Mississippi Conference).
1st National Flag of the Confederate States of America
Descendant of Armajor Kent Hall, Confederate soldier, center of Hall Name Study subproject.
1st National Flag of the Confederate States of America
Descendant of James Alexander Neal, Confederate soldier.
1st National Flag of the Confederate States of America
Descendant of Henry Peyton Noland, Confederate soldier.
Flag of Arkansas
Descendant of J.W. Gaulding, founder (1868), Arkadelphia Southern Standard.
His photograph
Descendant of Elisha Livingston Brien, a pillar of Crawford Street Methodist Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
His photograph
Descendant of Rev. A.F. Watkins, President of Millsaps College (1912-1923).
Flag of Mississippi
Descendant of Edward Spencer Martin of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

And 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):
bonaventuredixsonfletcherknowlandnowlandMacDanielMcDonald WalesWelshScotlandIrelandEngland PPP DNAONE_NAME_STUDIESprofilesprojects PennQuakers Quebecoisriver_routes MississippiTennesseeMaryland greeterstemplatesrangersmentorsleadersstyle Challengesdb_errorsdata_doctors

Additional tags I follow via project accounts:

WikiTree-36 (Magna Carta): Magna_CartaCymruEuroAristoMedievalUNITED_KINGDOMPRE-1500PRE-1700PGMPURITAN_GREAT_MIGRATIONSourcesNAMING_CONVENTIONS
WikiTree-40 (US History): US_HistoryCemeteriesMilitary_and_WarOne_Place_StudiesFloridaMinnesotaVirginiaWashington
WikiTree-41 (Virginia): VirginiaUS_History
WikiTree-42 (Tennessee): TennesseeUS_HistoryDisastersMilitary_and_War
WikiTree-52 (Disproven Existence): Disproven_ExistenceFALSE_ANCESTORSFraudUncertain_Existence

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Followed Tags
Liz is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
6x-gr-granddaughter of John Aldridge, born before 1702 in Virginia or Maryland
7x-gr-granddaughter of John Awbrey, born in Wales, came to Virginia in 1665
gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Elisha Brien, 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, my 5x-gr-grand)
my Louisiana First Families progenitor & 6x-gr-grand, Louis Chauvin m Marie Anne Francoeur before 1773
Active project participant.
brick wall between my 4x-gr-grand John Dixon 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, my gr-gr-gr-grandfather)
my 4x-gr-grand Louis Eppinette married Dorothea Bonaventure in 1814: Louisiana First Family progenitor/brick wall
Lula Gaulding m A.F. Watkins. Solid to her parents (aka brick walls)
3x-gr-granddaughter of Evan Hall, son of Pharoah & Mary/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.
Sarah (Hollingsworth-1343) may be the answer to family rumor of a Dixon-Hollingsworth connection (to Dixon-1980)
working on my McDonald Brick Wall - proof of Willis McDonald's father/mother & grandparents
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 married Ann Peyton...in a burned county.
A badged member.
A badged member.
project leader
my Watkins brick wall: John Watkins of Powhatan County, Virginia (my 4x-gr-grand)

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 24 Apr 2018 at 05:02 GMT NJ Penny wrote:

Thanks so much for the comment on the page during Clean A Thon! I added the sticker to my profile also! Next up on my list of things to do (after CAT recovery) is to get more involved with Magna Carta project.

On 24 Apr 2018 at 04:28 GMT Mel (Gilbert) Lambert wrote:

Thank you for asking me to be your co-cap.  :) You did 99% of the work and I appreciate it.

As always it has been a pleasure being on the team with you.

Again Thank you so very much


On 23 Apr 2018 at 18:03 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:

Liz, hi, I got into some cleaning last night. I got unexpectedly busy with other stuff this weekend and couldn't get to it until then. I'll see if I can get some more done tonight .. .

On 22 Apr 2018 at 23:10 GMT Renée Paine wrote:

Hello, I have done quite well in tracing family back in time. However, I am stopped at George Washington Epps 1792-1874. Born Virginia, died Iowa. I know about him, his wives, his children but not parents. Any suggestions? Renée

On 22 Apr 2018 at 19:44 GMT E J (Narramore) Gooden wrote:

I have a question about John Popham(1531-1607). He has no Magna Carta sticker. His mother is labeled with one her name is Jane (Stradling) Popham (1505-1555).

Should John be named with gateway?. Thanks for any input.!

On 22 Apr 2018 at 05:31 GMT David Douglass wrote:

Yep not quittin until I get there :)

On 21 Apr 2018 at 22:14 GMT Private Gervais wrote:

Done :) Thanks for your comment.

On 21 Apr 2018 at 20:26 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Hi Liz,

You PPPd Whiton-172 two years ago to preserve the LNAB during a merge. The merge was completed, and the PPP needs to be removed now. I want to attach his parents, Thanks, Vic

On 18 Apr 2018 at 00:00 GMT Ray Nichols DD, HOS wrote:

cannot edit the Sutton lines or above unless the pre1500 cert. comes through. the Butler profiles look pretty good though.

On 17 Apr 2018 at 21:27 GMT Ray Nichols DD, HOS wrote:

us wikipedia editors are not perfect but we strive for accuracy most of the time. i guess the differences depend on the sources usually.

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