Kathy (Ottinger) Kitrel

Kathy (Ottinger) Kitrel

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Mrs. Kathy L. Kitrel formerly Ottinger
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Mother of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)], [private son (1990s - unknown)] and [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 21 Aug 2016 | Kathy's 1019 contributions | 35 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 21 Aug 2016
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Wiki Genealogist October 2018 Club 100 German Roots Project Member Military and War Project Member Sourcerer September 2018 Club 100 Source-a-Thon 2018 Participant August 2018 Club 100 Irish Roots Project Member Pre-1700 Big Heart April 2017 Club 100 DNA Tested GEDCOM Equipped Honor Code Signatory Volunteer
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Hello, and thank you all for adding me to this wonderful group. I followed my sister into the hobby, err way of life that is family history. My sister, Pamela and I work on this together, each having our own talents, skills and gifts. She is much more the researcher, I am more technically minded. So off we go.

My personal passion for this project is driven because I really have no clue where I come from. I am a late in life baby. I was born after my eldest sister was killed by a drunk driver. I came into this world with one living grand parent and she, my paternal grandma died when I was 13. The life we led was very separate, our family gatherings consisted of me, my mom, dad, my sister and her two sons. No aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents, well I told you about them already. We had aunts and uncles, but for some reason we did not associate with them. I guess I just want to know that I did have a family I want to know my connection.

I live and have spent my whole life in St.Louis, Missouri area. I love where I live and can not imagine living any where else and I am so very grateful to my ancestors for the steps that they took that eventually brought our family here. I love the people, the community, the culture and the food is really amazing.

I am a homemaker and have been for 24 years. That was never the plan, at least not for this long, but as you can see if you look at my picture I have a son who has a disability and he is my pride and joy. Tim is 20 and our youngest son and while he is still in school, I never know when I will have to be home with him. Our daughter, Allison is 24 and was married 2 years ago the family tree continues to grow, I am now a Mother-in-law! And Samuel, our middle son is now 23. My husband, Matthew, is the love of my life, my high school sweetheart and my best friend (a title he shares with my sister and daughter). He and I have been married for 29 years.

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Kathy is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Ottinger, Eder, Eichelberger, Josi, Nees/Nease/Neese/Nehs, Pfeifer, Rohn, Rousch
I have several family lines that originate in Ireland. Especially interested in the Hamiltons from Ulster, McNeill and Gwin families.
First, if you served at any time, in any country, thank you for your service. Until I started researching my family history I did not realize how rich my family's history of military service is. My Grandfather Thompson served in The Great War, my Uncle and my Grandfather-in-Law both served in World-War II, My brother-in-law served in Vietnam and I am aware of nine of my direct ancestors who served in the American Revolution.
Ottinger is my maiden name, my father's last name and by far the name I have had the best luck researching on my own. I look forward to meeting and collaborating with other Ottingers and others who are researching Ottingers.
Well butter my butt and call me Hermione...wait no. Finding good reliable sources for profiles that do not have any.

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Kathy Kitrel's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Kathy or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Kathy:
  • Kathy (Ottinger) Kitrel: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A977519 [compare], Ancestry member KathyOttingerKitrel

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On 10 Oct 2018 at 21:38 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:

Welcome to the Military and War project.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the project and the guidelines we have in place.

Guide to working on military profiles

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Juha Soini ~ WikiTree mentor

On 15 Aug 2018 at 08:18 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Kathy and thanks for your post on G2G.

I’ve added the Irish Roots Project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on Irish Roots Project will take you to the first page of the project. I've added your good self to the member interest page. Here you can let others know which counties or names you are researching etc.

Thanks for joining the project and good luck with your research.


On 11 Aug 2018 at 03:57 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention those profiles need.

I noticed that several of the profiles need GEDCOM cleanup (YouTube video). I recommend adding links to family member's profiles rather than removing them as recommended in the video.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up gedcom biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


On 8 Aug 2018 at 16:20 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz, Kathy!

Since Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordinating with others is essential.

The Tennessee Project seems to fit your ancestors. This is part of US_history overall project. Leader is Summer Orman. Click the link to read how to join.

Or use the Pre-1700 Projects list, at the top of your page, 4th topic on right, under <Find> and <Projects>.

For questions, just ask!

Mary ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

PS If "Page Not Found" error occurs in your email, check your page for this message.

On 13 Apr 2017 at 18:39 GMT Debra Pastuszynski wrote:

On 13 Apr 2017 at 18:33 GMT Debra Pastuszynski wrote:

On 5 Sep 2016 at 22:48 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

P.S. You wrote a great biography and tags section! All the best on your journey into genealogy. :-)

On 5 Sep 2016 at 22:47 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

How's everything going?

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Vicky Majewski ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 22 Aug 2016 at 22:49 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Kathy

You are now a confirmed member of Wikitree. Thank you for volunteering.

Our G2G Forum is the hub of our communication. Pop in when you have time and introduce yourself or ask a question, we all love to welcome a new member :)

If there is something you are having trouble understanding or you need additional help learning how to use WikiTree, you can always contact a mentor.

Both G2G and mentors are accessible through the Help drop down menu top right of your page. There are also useful tabs at the top of your profile.

Just for fun, come and join in on our Question of the Week: What challenges have you had finding birth/marriage/death records and what helped you find them? Happy researching!

Wendy, Wikitree Greeter

On 21 Aug 2016 at 20:43 GMT Derek Hawthorne wrote:

Hi Kathy

Welcome to WikiTree! The initial email from us has helpful links that will get you started on WikiTree.

WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as a BIG collaborative team!

Are you, like myself, interested in how your family fits into the big tree? Do you have research you’d like to share? When you confirm your email address, you’ll have an opportunity to volunteer (To add your OWN family information), then one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!

When site is busy please be patient waiting for Greeter

NOTE- adding Info is limited until you Volunteer and become a FULL member.

Welcome to the family! Glad you joined.

Greeter – Derek (Northern Ireland)

Queen Victoria Kathy is 27 degrees from Sharon Caldwell, 20 degrees from Burl Ives and 22 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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