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Janis (Paulding) Swanson

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Janis Swanson formerly Paulding
Born 1950s.
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Hello Janis,

We are doing our annual check-in for the Profile Improvement Project. Since you have been inactive for greater than six months, we have removed your badge for the project. If you would like to rejoin the project when you return, please visit the project page at

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hi Janis,

I noticed that you were currently following the CEMETERIES tag, but were not yet a member of the Cemeteries Global Cemeteries Project.If you are interested in more details about the project, or are just ready to sign up, please head on over to our G2G Welcome Post for more information.

I look forward to seeing you around the tree!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Janis, thanks for approval of my request to join. I hope that info I add will be beneficial to your project. William Ray
posted by Bill Ray
Hi Janis,

Thanks so much for the honor of allowing me to be the profile manager of my third great grandmother, Sarah Lincoln Shaw, and yes, I will take very good care of her! ~ carol

posted by Carol (Farwell) Kelly
You're very welcome, Janis. The comments and the star were well deserved. :)
posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
My mother was born to Hilda Cushman. Her parents were Florence and Cecil George Cushman and she was raised by Cecils brother William and his wife Jessie. I have looked and looked and it is as if the whole family vanished after the 1920 census. Need help. Hilda supposedly became a Jones. Her siblings were Cecil Jr. Marion and Madge.
posted by Susan Dion
Hi Janis,

Regarding Holbrook-440 I didn't add any info, I only updated the place name to reflect the time period.

posted by M Cole
Thanks, Janis. I created that Katherine Gardner profile because I found the baptism record. Now it's on my Unconnected List here. I couldn't recall who I had ruled out as NOT her family member's, so I added profile messages to start a paper trail...
posted by Ellen Smith
Thanks for the progress regarding the Sarah Dunbars.

I'm not interested in Sarah (Dunbar) Alger. By way of explanation, when I run into a situation where people of the same name might have been confused or conflated, I like to take inventory of the profiles for people of that name. When I did that, I noticed the duplication, so I looked to see if they needed to be merged.

And the impetus for my sudden interest in the Dunbars was seeing Brodie-775 -- indicated to be the mother of a Hingham, Mass., settler -- on my connection path to an Englishman. I've disconnected her from her alleged child in Hingham. My earliest ancestor in this line that I'm reasonably confident of is Gardner-3442 -- there's lot's of opportunity for research, not to mention frustration and confusion.

posted by Ellen Smith
Thanks for your note. I have mostly stayed away from my Gardner-Garnet ancestors because they were a mess and I didn't have any other information to add. I had noticed that these families were improved a good bit recently. Today, when I saw somebody's connection path to me went through Scottish aristocracy, I looked to see what that was about, and found that Dunbar-1177 conflated a Scottish aristocrat with an early New England settler. That's when I started poking around. I moved -- and I removed that man's daughter Sarah (Dunbar-1178) over to the family of the Robert Dunbar profile where your adopted Sarah Dunbar is connected, and I proposed a merge of the two Sarahs.

Hingham, Mass. genealogy has been challenging due to lack of consolidated records, but the NEHGS recently published a new database of early vital records for Hingham (with images of what appear to be the original handwritten records) that I think may help with sorting out the Garnett-Gardner naming issue, as well as keeping the different generations of the family straight.

posted by Ellen Smith
Hello Janis,

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posted by Keith Hathaway
Thanks for the corrections on [[Whiton-358|the Whiton Profile]. Collaboration is nice, especially when someone isn't as knowledgeable about good v bad sources.


posted by Mags Gaulden

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