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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, daughter of Henry Peyton Noland 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.
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!
Note to WikiTree:
|Project Coordinator / Other||Member|
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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:
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On 18 Jan 2018 at 00:37 GMT Dennis Orr wrote:
I believe that is my Richard Parker on Thomas Batte's page. Thanks.
On 16 Jan 2018 at 20:33 GMT John Kingman wrote:
I check my Magna Carta ancestry occasionally and found the Base Camp page a little cumbersome after a few visits. (I have links or potential links to 14 so far; listed on my profile.)
I am currently doing some Data Doctoring with the DNA Project, so don't feel I have enough bandwidth for both at this time. Thanks.
On 15 Jan 2018 at 00:32 GMT Stephanie Ledbetter wrote:
On 14 Jan 2018 at 14:43 GMT Barry Sweetman wrote:
On 12 Jan 2018 at 14:25 GMT Barry Sweetman wrote:
I'm now ready to start adding maps for clarity and you offered to help get me started. Are you available to assist?
On 12 Jan 2018 at 07:00 GMT Phil Grace wrote:
' magna carta ' project - without becoming enmeshed in the ' gateway pioneers ' aspect ? As with Wikitree's aims for ' global ' coverage, I'm currently more interested in the European, English/Welsh/Irish/Scottish emigrations to the southern hemisphere - than to North America, et al. Most of my ' magna carta ' connections are via marriages & inheritances - rather than direct ' blood-lines '. Your assistance would be appreciated & I send my thanks in advance with best wishes for 2018 Grace-883
On 11 Jan 2018 at 04:21 GMT Debi (Moseley) Matlack wrote:
On 11 Jan 2018 at 01:26 GMT Debi (Moseley) Matlack wrote:
Thanks and Happy Hunting! Debi
On 10 Jan 2018 at 00:21 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 9 Jan 2018 at 14:33 GMT Michael Cayley wrote: