I have been interested in genealogy since childhood because my grandparents, great-aunts and great-uncles were wonderful family storytellers. The problem was that I didn't know which stories were true, and which were either family legends or bedtime stories never intended to be taken as actual family history.
I became more serious about genealogy from 2006 to 2007, but gave it up after coming across so many wacky online family trees. In 2013, my brother asked a question about Henry Frank Smith, our great-great-grandfather. A quick Google search showed that there were now multitudes of free internet resources, including newspaper images, cemetery records, passenger lists, and some vital records going back to the 1600s. I caught the genealogy bug again.
I discovered WikiTree in September 2013, and have been using it extensively. I'm volunteering as a Greeter/Mentor, and an Arborist, focusing on merging and cleaning up Puritan Great Migration profiles.
... which brings me to this.
To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreers, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists:
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On 16 Apr 2018 at 03:25 GMT Todd Fultz wrote:
Thank you very much for the wonderful welcome.
I have so many questions. What is the best way for us to communicate regarding the learning curve of this?
On 16 Apr 2018 at 00:24 GMT Debbi (Mester) Coluzzi wrote:
On 14 Apr 2018 at 14:49 GMT Teresa Conant wrote:
Am I trying to do a no-no? It is located very near the bottom in the Acknowledgment Section. Thank you Wiki-Angel!!
On 14 Apr 2018 at 02:06 GMT Patricia (Stewart) Screpetis wrote:
volunteer group! Best wishes...Pat Stewart Screpetis
On 8 Apr 2018 at 18:43 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks! https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/586403/will-you-participate
On 3 Apr 2018 at 22:57 GMT Sharon Richardson wrote:
I found out we are 11th cousins once removed through Edmund Hobart, your 11th great gp, my 10th. Always glad to meet a new cousin.
On 3 Apr 2018 at 04:08 GMT Michael Lloyd wrote:
Thanks for your message. I've run into issues. I've sent multiple requests to another member to be added to a 'trusted list' to add a few common relatives from 5-6-7 generations ago. After repeated emails and kind letters, I've received no response. While i understand people have lives, this has caused an inability for me to moveforward, posting my tree, posting documentation for those, and an inability to enjoy the site to the fullest. I don't want to create a duplicate profile as this damages the integrity of the site...I'm at a standstill because i feel this detracts from my personal efforts. How, do i proceed with my tree when i can't add previously profiled ancestors and can't get acceptance on a trusted list? Thanks, Mike Lloyd
On 2 Apr 2018 at 08:19 GMT Tom Kane wrote:
On 29 Mar 2018 at 19:05 GMT G.Dianne (Henry) Wehrman wrote:
I imagine I must be doing something wrong or rather I’m not doing anything right but I don’t get anything out of unrelated ( although common names) line after line of posts. Sorry to be so blunt. It MUST be a great site for so many others to use & develop it but I can’t see it. Is there any hope or help for me? TIA G.Dianne Wehrman
On 29 Mar 2018 at 01:31 GMT Gerry Stairet wrote:
Thanks so much, Gerry Stairet