"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: ...". see bottom of profile please!
I have been doing genealogy for over 2 decades. I am a board owner of several boards on rootsweb.com. I am co-moderator of the Moselle list for Yahoo Groups, I am the owner of a number of surname groups including Stenger-Stanger, Eufinger, Bozzay, and hold the office of Honorary Causes for genverre an international organization dedicated to the preservation of knowledge about glass and crystal makers and their craft. I routinely help others with their genealogy and am happy to assist where I can.
On the Weekend Chat for Jan 5-7, 2018 Natalie Trott posted some questions to jazz up your profile in a fun way. So I "played" the game and these are my answers:
Measurements: I work with pounds, ounces and grams
Weight: how spices must be sold in the US not by volume
Turn-ons: My granddaughters' and grandson's smiles, my husbands hugs and kisses, family get-togethers
Turn-offs: pop culture stuff, politics
Favorite activities: playing board or card games, genealogy, reading, cooking, when it is warm enough being outside
Favorite misheard song lyric AKA mondegreen: I can't think of any...most lyrics I am hearing these days are children's songs...grandmother stuff
Favorite song lyric: People, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world tied with What the world needs now is Love sweet Love
Guilty pleasures: Dark Chocolate
Ambitions: Getting all of my gedcom folks into WikiTree... am doing them all manually... too many fixes I would need to make to mesh with WikiTree guidelines
Favorite concert: Actually I love Classical Guitar like Andre Segovia but he is dead now so I have to settle for recordings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRz3AQx21y8
Favorite books':Preston and Child Agent Pendergast Series and just about anything by Charles DeLint
Favorite movies: Walk Don't Run, Philadelphia Story with Grant, Hepburn and Stewart, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings series and Harry Potter series.
Favorite TV show: NCIS the original
Favorite SIrius XM Station: I dumped that service. I listen to ipod in car.
Favorite relative: Jean Georges dit Chambre Walter who wrote a chronicle of our glass making family that went back to the 1500s. He wrote this in the 1700s.
Favorite job ever: Babysitting for my granddaughter who is now in preschool but I get to watch my grandson now! ... in a commercial world I loved being at Maritz for 22 years. And I loved co-owning a spice company which we sold in 2108.
Worst job ever: I never had a bad job. I only had one marginal boss and he did not last long.
Sports played: Fast pitch softball, power volley ball, basketball, field hockey, archery, swimming
Pets: Alaskan Malamutes for over 20 years. As a child parakeet and turtle and fish.
Foods I crave: Chocolate of course, but I had a great great grandfather who owned a candy factory so I can claim a genetic link
People I admire: My husband he is a self made man. Worked and put himself through college and a masters degree.
Bucket list: Visit all of the places my ancestors lived... which covers a lot of the world!
Favorite song to sing: Bingo and watch my grandchildren clap.
In the morning: Turn on the computer and get emails while drinking a combo of OJ and Cranberry Juice.
In the evening: Genealogy while watching TV and doing dishes / laundry etc. I live on about 4 hours sleep so I am up most nights to at least midnight if not 1 or 2 am.
I have extensive primary source materials some that go back centuries. These are mainly focused to glass and crystal makers from Eastern France. I own several genealogical books for cities in Eastern France. I have written several articles for genealogical magazines that have been published in several different publications. I own a large library that takes up multiple rooms in my house and took a 14 foot truck to move over 24 years ago. I am an avid researcher who is comfortable using many different tools. I have had my autosomal DNA tested by FTDNA and recently by Ancestry. Below I explain how my DNA is confirmed for both maternal and paternal branches.
FTDNA matches and Gedcom Match with D. R-V who wrote me: " I know that I uploaded my line on FTDNA ...I am related to the Cheyne's, Henderson's, Kerr's and the lateral lines. When you mentioned Catherine Kerr is she the one b. 1869 in Lonmay who married Charles Pennie? They came to Canada? She would have been a 2nd cousin to my Grandmother." This Catherine Kerr is my great grandmother. D. R-V and I match at 2nd-cousin to 4th cousin prediction . Our longest block match is 29 and we have 61 shared cm. We match on chromosomes 2 and 12. This match proves DNA from Catherine Kerr to me through my Father. We both match 8 others at FTDNA and more on GedMatch.com
FTDNA matches and Gedcom Match with MB through our Sanders to Euffinger to Hempen to my mother prove my Mother's DNA and all relations from Heinrich Sanders and his family down to me. We share 11 chromosome segments on 3 (2 different segments), 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 19, and X. 23 longest segment and 55 cm. Her Grandmother was my Great Grandmother's sister. She and I match 6 others on FTDNA.
Just updating 5 closest matches to both D. R-V and me, now out of 40. Because I have not gotten permission to post their names I have used initials: NAME MATCHNAME CHROMOSOME START LOCATION END LOCATION CENTIMORGANS MATCHING SNPS Laura Bozzay D. R-V 2 65833144 104798574 28.89 7579 Laura Bozzay JTA 4 156350398 175137263 19.66 3900 Laura Bozzay LO 2 66555574 77509668 13.35 1764 Laura Bozzay ME 2 66555574 78713382 14.55 3300 Laura Bozzay PN 2 69196653 83888874 15.24 3700
Additionally, Laura matches with Kathleen Renziehausen (51 cm shared with 11 longest block), her sister, and her son plus others on both FTDNA and Gedmatch. We share Koenig ancestry my Theresia is her Ignaatz sister. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Koenig-679 and her brother https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/K%C3%B6nig-162. So this proves the Koenig down to Laura. Sanders came from Laura's Grandfather's Father's Mother's side and Koenig came from her Grandmother's Mother's Father's Side. So both her maternal grandparents have been proven via DNA.
"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: Admin team, my husband, Ron Bozzay Bozzay-2, Members of the following projects: France, Germany, Scotland, Integrators, Pre-1500, Sourcerers Challenge, and anyone who can demonstrate a link to one of the profiles I managed. My intent is make this available to WikiTree members forever."
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Laura is 21 degrees from John Alden, 21 degrees from William Bradford, 21 degrees from William Brewster, 21 degrees from John Cooke, 18 degrees from Edward Doty, 22 degrees from John Howland, 24 degrees from Christopher Jones, 21 degrees from Henry Samson, 21 degrees from George Soule, 20 degrees from Myles Standish, 24 degrees from Elizabeth Winslow and 26 degrees from David Hamilton on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.