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.
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:
I'm trying to distinguish between 2 or 3 Daniel Bedells to identify my third great-grandfather. He was born about 1800 in Dutchess County, New York, and moved to Rensselaer County as a child or young adult.
My husband's surname. His family came from Broome County, New York. Although the word hake can refer to a kind of fish, the surname Hakes probably refers to a bill hook (or "bill"), a nasty weapon used in medieval warfare.
Nancy Pumphrey was my 3rd ggm. She was born in 1810 in Pitt County, North Carolina. She married John Gregory in Georgia about 1830. They moved to the Republic of Texas after he was charged with murder in the US.
Mary Sider, sister of Joseph, was my 3rd ggm. She was born 1825 in Pennsylvania. She married Cyrus Scott Crone in Champaign County, Ohio in 1850. They settled in Smith County in East Texas, where Cyrus worked as a cabinet maker. Mary died in Texas in 1916.
I think that Anstress Wainright was my husband's 2nd ggm. She was born about 1824 in New York, and married Reuben Sanders. They lived near Binghamton, Broome, New York.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Carole by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Carole:
Thank you Carole for trying to help me with my Shouse info, but there were so many mistakes that I went in and did my best to get some changes made. I still have not been able to remove where they have "half" by my brother's names, but maybe I'll soon learn. I really do not know why I have two, but the one with my picture is supposed to be the original. I do not understand about the "merge" so maybe I will get to familiarize myself with procedures soon. All help is appreciated. I have my Shouse info Rev. Nelson researched so maybe soon I can post more that will help others. Thanks again! Lib
I do not like the way wijitree does things. why should the person who puts a name on here be the profile
manage of the person. My cousin put myself and all my family on here , yes I can be added to the trusted list but he puts wrong information on here and he is still the manager - even of myself. DO NOT APPRECIATE it
Thanks for the tip on where to go for an introduction to the site. So far, I've added my father. Next will put my mom up. Someone has done a book on her mother's Bowen family, taking it back to the Norman conquest. How will I need to handle that? I'm sure the book is copyrighted, and I doubt that the man who put it together is still alive.