I’m sorry if you have tried to contact me and I haven’t gotten back to you!
A few minor emergencies in my personal life have put me weeks behind on email. If you don’t hear back from me by October 1, please contact me again.
My apologies for the delay. Carole
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. Now I'm volunteering as a Greeter. At this point, I'm particularly interested in tracing family who lived along the east side of the Hudson River in upstate New York. I'm also interested in family from the time of the Puritan Great Migration.
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:
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: