I came for the skeletons and stayed for the rich history. I love genealogy. It can sometimes get messy, but to be able to piece the history of what brought my family to America and how they helped to form this country amazes me to no end. I began getting curious about my ancestors when my father told me my paternal 3 great-grandfather Higgins-5157 David Jordan Higgins had written a book in his 100th year of life entitled Human Nature a Psychlogical Study. Not only that, but he has his own chapter referenced in the book, 'Efficiency of Life' written by Andrew Malcolm Morrison. On the other hand, in a Civil War pension file I found an ancestor who tried to impersonate his deceased brother in order to collect his pension. In another I found 3 letters from my great-grandfather protesting the awarding of his father's pension to his stepmother. Most recently, thanks to so many wonderful Wikitree-ers and the availability of sources, I've been able to learn that my 10th and 11th great-grandfathers came to America on the Mayflower.I've always loved a good mystery and I've found the deeper I dig, the richer it gets!
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On 7 Apr 2019 at 21:01 GMT David Selman wrote:
Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Participation in a Pre-1700 Project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.
It looks like the Mayflower Project or the US History Project would be a good fit with the tag you entered. Adding the tags Mayflower and or United_States_History will help you get updates about activity for that project.
Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)
David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter
On 3 Mar 2019 at 17:39 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:
On 30 Jul 2018 at 03:43 GMT David Selman wrote:
Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.
Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?
I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer about using WikiTree?
Thank you for signing the Honor Code, entering your DNA and uploading your GEDCOM!
If you have any questions click my name above, then ask in the comments section on my profile or send me a private message.
Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor
On 29 Jul 2018 at 00:47 GMT TK Norman wrote:
On 24 Jul 2018 at 13:22 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
You've been a member of WikiTree for about a week so I am checking in to see how it is going.
Have the tips in the New Member How-Tos been helpful? Most of us still have some questions after reviewing them.
I see that your GEDCOM loaded OK. Do you have questions about the GEDCOMpare process?
I'm here to help with questions about how WikiTree works. Click my name to send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page. I'll get back to you by the end of the day.
Debi ~ WikiGreeter
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On 16 Jul 2018 at 16:13 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:
You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!
Start with our New Member How-To pages. These will save you a lot of time and answer many of your questions as you begin to add your family tree.
We are delighted that you have decided to join us and hope you will have many pleasurable ancestor hunts!
Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!
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On 26 Apr 2018 at 01:52 GMT Ludwig Kraayenbrink wrote:
This is just a note to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree. To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.
Ludwig, WikiTree Greeter
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