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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. 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!
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And tags I'd like to follow if I could follow more than 20 (currently going through a "re-vamp" - see this page):
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 11 Nov 2018 at 21:13 GMT Heather Husted wrote:
On 11 Nov 2018 at 20:40 GMT William Collins wrote:
On 11 Nov 2018 at 20:28 GMT Sherrie Mitchell wrote:
On 8 Nov 2018 at 21:35 GMT Stephanie Ledbetter wrote:
The only thing that I have establishing Mary Rowe's LNAB is the entry Find A Grave. All the sources that I have regarding any profile that I input here I put them in the source section so that everyone can see what info that I have. If you choose to change the LNAB, please put a note in the Biography explaining why the change was made.
On 8 Nov 2018 at 17:15 GMT Malcolm Hoare wrote:
On 7 Nov 2018 at 02:11 GMT Edna (Niblett) Wood wrote:
On 6 Nov 2018 at 20:47 GMT Aaron Gullison wrote:
I see. However, the category Unknown County, Virginia is for "people you know were born in Virginia, but you don't know where in Virginia." If they were born in Brunswick County, or such, please change it to that.
On 30 Oct 2018 at 18:30 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:
Please do go ahead and update any profiles for the Gaulden's with information and sources you find. thanks very much for your work!
On 29 Oct 2018 at 11:24 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:
On 28 Oct 2018 at 12:42 GMT Edna (Niblett) Wood wrote: