Lynden (Raber) Rodriguez OCDS
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Lynden (Raber) Rodriguez OCDS

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Lynden L. Rodriguez OCDS formerly Raber aka Castle
Born 1950s.
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Biography

Lynden (Raber) Rodriguez OCDS is a member of the Threlkeld Name Study Project.


Medical Updates

UPDATE: My appointment with the hernia specialist was vastly underwhelming. “Tell me again how fat I am?!” According to him I have to lose 30 pounds. What about the 50 to 60 pounds I’ve lost since 2019? Him, I don’t need. If it was that bad he would have said so. Even the general surgeon said I only needed to lose 15 pounds. As I say, each one of us has one, but it doesn’t mean we have to be one! (1 Apr 2022).
UPDATE: I had a CT Scan last Friday. We have the CD of it. My husband went to get the report today, and came back with two prior CT Scans, and the two other reports. This is wonderful, as I am to see the hernia specialist on Monday, 21 Mar 2022, and I can take them all to him. Praise the Lord! Keep me in your prayers! (14 Mar 2022).
UPDATE: Last Tuesday was a redo of the procedure of last month. The surgeon said everything was in place from last month. So, all he could conjecture was that the fistula has another opening somewhere. I have been referred on to another surgical department for a possible "Sigmoidectomy and fistula takedown." In other words, another resection. I had an other resection years ago. Only this time, it is supposed to be minimally invasive. They have indeed come a long way with medical science in this department (24 Dec 2021).
UPDATE: Yesterday, I had a secondary procedure. Everything the surgeon did last month is still in place. So, what that means is, I will be referred to further surgery to close this errant fistula. More to come. Please continue to pray for me (22 Dec 2021).
UPDATE: The procedure didn’t quite do the job, so the surgeon will try a second time. Still, in all, there has been vast improvement (23Nov 2021).
UPDATE: Tomorrow I make a third try at a colonoscopy, where the fistula will be clamped. I can't even imagine how that is done. I have been referred to a different group that does more advanced procedures than most hospitals. Keep me in your prayers (7 Nov 2021).
UPDATE: Guess what happens when you are prepping for a colonoscopy with a laxative, and an open wound in the front? Five to six hours of rushing back and forth to the bathroom, not to do just the obvious, but because it's coming out the front too! Some doctor didn't think this one through. Both I and my husband (he had to patch me up 3 to 4 times) were exhausted when things started to subside around 11:00 pm. With the washing machine washing the blankets and covers, I could not contemplate doing that all over again in the morning. And I would be too exhausted for the colonoscopy. I was in no shape for it. I had my husband cancel the appointment, while I now contemplate getting a new surgeon (24 Aug 2021).
UPDATE: Just when I thought things were winding down and I was finally healing, I get set back about ten paces. One of the fistulas we thought had healed, showed that it is not. Back to the drawing board (14 Aug 2021).
UPDATE: My Case Manager Nurse retired, and another favorite nurse that had recently gotten her RN moved on. I am happy for both of them, but sad that I will not see them again. Some good news! I am now being treated by my surgeon's PA, and he is closing the wound with silver nitrate. It may now be almost healed. And after almost two years, I am now able to shower. Because of the change in my treatment, I no longer have daily nursing visits. A nurse will come twice weekly, and my daughter will change the bandage on all other days. It has been a very long haul (12 Jun 2021).
UPDATE: Another curlycue-ish thing to occur now, is that I have another infection that is far more insidious. My Case Manager Nurse began another treatment that will kill any bacteria in the wound. I am also expecting another antibiotic from my primary physician. When it rains it pours (15 Mar 2021).
UPDATE: We had the first of our covid-19 vaccinations last Friday. We will go for the second vaccination next month (7 Mar 2021).
UPDATE: Ok! Got a prescription for reading glasses yesterday. I will be taking it to my regular Optometrist. Still at a standstill on the open wound and my surgeon's hope to get me to a diagnostic colonoscopy. I received a phone appointment to a gastroenterologist, who will determine how urgent I may need one. This was my surgeon's idea, mind you! More to come after I speak with the gastroenterologist; but that won't happen until March 2021 (16 Jan 2021).
UPDATE: As of last Monday, I now have perfect sight in my right eye. I have NEVER IN MY LIFE had perfect sight in my right eye. I am so thankful to God, to medical science, and Dr. Rimmer. It will be a while before they can do surgery on my left eye. But I am so happy. My new sight is my Christmas present. Merry Christmas everyone! (5 Dec 2020).
UPDATE: I am having cataract surgery with a lens insert on Monday, 30 Nov 2020. I won't be able to be on line for up to three days following the procedure. Keep me in your prayers (26 Nov 2020).
UPDATE: Things are looking up for once. I may soon have cataract surgery, maybe even a knee replacement, and it looks like the fistulas are finally on their way to healing completely. Keep me and my family in your prayers! (2 Nov 2020).
UPDATE: COVID-19 Report: We have all vastly improved. Our family member did not have to go to the hospital after all. Everyone is back to work, except us retired folks. And even then, we all do some sort of work in and around the house (13 Sep 2020).
UPDATE: Coming up for air. Our family has been experiencing COVID-19. All are doing well, except one. Our family member may have to be admitted to the hospital (9 Aug 2020).
UPDATE: Some good news today! Even though there is still a lot of drainage from my open wound, the nurse said it looks like it is closing up. Even my daughter (who is also one of my nurses) said there was a decided change even since last night. Hooray! Not out of the woods yet, but at least things are moving in the right direction for once. Must be all my husband's prayers. Thank you, St. Rita of Cascia! Saint of the Impossible. (1 Jul 2020)
UPDATE: Lately, a hypergrandulated skin flap developed directly underneath my open wound. I had to ask for a WoundTech Nurse to come see me. She came out, and in one treatment with meta-honey, it was gone. However, a small hole remained. So now she has to treat that. It's a bit more complicated than that, but that's it in a nutshell. The never ending saga! (11 Jun 2020).
UPDATE: I actually went to have my teeth cleaned today! Everybody was following CDC guidelines, etc., and I actually enjoyed the visit. COVID-19 isn't gone, but hopefully they will have a vaccine for it by fall or winter (21 May 2020).
UPDATE: Can't believe it! I actually got to SEE my neurologist during this pandemic, only to learn there is still seizure activity in my brain. What next? (8 May 2020).
UPDATE: Took the last of my antibiotic for another infection in my fistula. I hope it takes this time! (23 Apr 2020).
UPDATE: Got my new laptop. As soon as I figure things out, I'll be good to go (10 Apr 2020).
UPDATE: Now my laptop tanked. Thankfully I have saved an old copy of a manuscript I was working on. But my journals in manuscript form are lost. Thankfully, my longhand journals are at hand. Keep me in your prayers (29 Mar 2020).
UPDATE: On top of everything, I had an infection at the fistula site. It's gone now. But now we have the Coronavirus! (COVID-19) to contend with (16 Mar 2020.)
UPDATE: I have another complication. I may have an infection at the site of one of the fistulas. My nurses will be in contact with my primary. Keep me in your prayers (1 Mar 2020).
UPDATE: I have lost 35 pounds since I was in the hospital last September. Always a plus side, I guess! (19 Feb 2020).
UPDATE: Keeping my fingers crossed. After almost six months since my surgery to remove a colonic abscess, and to treat diverticulitis, the healing is winding down. My nurses are still working to keep the wound open in order for the underlying fistulas to close. Keep all your prayers and notes coming in. They are much appreciated (9 Feb 2020).
UPDATE: Long story short: Landed in hospital January 2nd, in 6 days. Diagnosis for of all things "petite mal" (little seizure). I have to wrap my head around this one (13 Jan 2020).
UPDATE: On the third day of Prednisone. Things are better. Oh, I forgot to mention, I’ve lost about 30 pounds since being in the hospital (30 Dec 2019).
UPDATE: I went to our local urgent care last night (Dec 16). I have bronchitis. I’m coughing my lungs out. So sorry, I won’t be up to Christmas at all (17 Dec 2019).
UPDATE: I am feeling better. I had another close call the day after Thanksgiving. I ended up in ER with seriously low blood pressure. It took them all day to decide if they were going to keep me or not. They let me go finally, and I went home to a turkey sandwich! Oh, I forgot to mention. I have lost 22 pounds since being in the hospital (8 Dec 2019).
UPDATE: I am feeling so much better. The ‘complication’ is still with me, but it is due to my surgeon’s wish to see that the fistulas heal naturally, even though the wound itself wants to heal. The work now is to keep the wound open, so that whatever is beneath it heals. (23 Nov 2019)
UPDATE: There is still that complication, but nothing to resolve it yet. Keep me in your prayers. (14 Nov 2019)
UPDATE: Complication about my open wound has developed. I see my surgeon this afternoon. None of this bodes well. I may be in surgery again very soon. (1 Nov 2019)
UPDATE: I feel like I take one step forward, only to be pushed two steps back. Never a happy medium. (26 Oct 2019)
UPDATE: Unfortunately, there is a complication in my condition. My RN has been trying to get in touch with my surgeon for further orders. Needless to say this puts a damper on my research. (12 Oct 2019)
UPDATE: Discharged 26 Sep 2019. I’ve still got a ways to go with a wound and overall body strengthening. One day at a time. (27 Sep 2019)
UPDATE: Been in the hospital 11 days. Now in rehab. Keep me in your prayers (15 Sep 2019)
UPDATE: First of all, thank you to those of you were actually reading my blather on my page. It is much appreciated. I got a call today for a referral to a new Orthopedist. I know that I probably won't have surgery due to being over weight, but it is a breath of fresh air.
I have learned (and it is always wise to admit you have been wrong all these years) I can drink a lot of water and not blow up like a balloon! In fact, I have been losing weight. It's about all that I drink now. I will let you all know how all of this transpires. (26 Aug 2019).
UPDATE: I have taken my sixth fall in three years. This one is the more serious. My leg is black and blue. Before this, I had a strange incident with my Orthopedist of many years. He told me I didn't have to see him anymore. I didn't know what to say or do. It's obvious I will not be seeing him anymore, but not because I don't need to see him anymore, but because he's acting erratically. I will be requesting a referral for a new Orthopedist. So strange. (22 Aug 2019)
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Personal Biography

Lynden L. Castle Rodriguez has a Bachelors in English Literature, and is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta an International English Honors Society. Ms. Rodriguez is an author of science-fiction, and is a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites at El Carmelo Retreat House, Redlands, California.
Read the Novel Drumwall a Kindle Edition by Lynden Rodriguez
Also, read some of her articles on her blog at The Ginger Jar

DNA Relationships

Lynden Raber Castle Rodriguez is the daughter of Charlene Iveson Miles, and half-sister to Lesley Castle:
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 1417.42 cM autosomal DNA match between Lynden Rodriguez GEDmatch A073602 and her maternal half sister Lesley Castle GEDmatch M818737.
Comparing half-sisters Lynden Rodriguez Kit A073602, Lesley Castle Kit M818737
Common: Mother Charlene Sue (Iveson) Miles 1931-2013
Minimum threshold size included in total = 500 SNPs
Mismatch-bunching Limit = 250 SNPs
Minimum segment cM included in total = 7.0 cM
Largest segment = 128.3 cM
Total of segments > 7 cM = 1,755.3 cM
49 matching segments
Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.5
641252 SNPs used for this comparison.

Residences

○ Born: San Bernardino, California
○ Air Force Brat: Norton AFB, California & Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
○ Army Wife: Fayetteville, North Carolina & Tacoma, Washington
○ Spiritual Home: The Discalced Carmelite Secular Order, El Carmelo Retreat House, Redlands, California

Theme

And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
the restorer of streets in which to dwell.
~ Isaiah 58:12

Sources

  • I am DNA Buddies with my half-sister Lesley Castle: Lesley Castle Find Relationship - 23andMe; GEDMatch ID M818737. Lynden (Raber) Rodriguez - AncestryDNA; GEDMatch ID A073602; Ancestry.com member lynden_us
  • Personal History of the Rodriguez and Raber Families (Lynden Raber Rodriguez)
  • California Birth Index, 1905-1995: Name: Lynden Lou Castle; Birth Date: 20 Nov 1951; Gender: Female; Mother's Maiden Name: Iveson; Birth County: San Bernardino
  • Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005: Name: Lynden Lou Castle; Gender: Female; Residence State: California; Spouse: Felix Alexander Rodriguez; Spouse Residence State: California; Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1981; Marriage County: Clark; Officiant type: Religious celebrant; Recorded Date: 29 Apr 1981; Recorded county: Clark; Book: 6210; Page: 108176; Instrument number: 108176; Household Members: Name: Felix Alexander Rodriguez; Lynden Lou Castle
  • U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1: Name: Lynden L Rodriguez; Birth Date: 20 Nov 1951; Address: 4209 Cedar Dr, San Bernardino, 92407-2925 (1984), CA
  • U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2: Name: Lynden C Rodriguez; Birth Date: 20 Nov 1951; Address: 4209 Cedar Dr, San Bernardino, CA - 92407-2925
  • U.S. School Yearbooks: Name: Lynden Castle; Estimated Age: 13; Birth Year: abt 1952-1965; School: Golden Valley Junior High School; School Location: San Bernardino, California, USA; Yearbook Title: Knight; Household Members: Name: Lynden Castle
  • U.S. School Yearbooks: Name: Lynden Castle; Estimated Age: 16; Birth Year: abt 1951-1967; School: San Bernardino High School; School Location: San Bernardino, California, USA; Household Members: Name: Lynden Castle
  • Citation for California Birth Index, 1905-1995: Citation Information: Detail: Birth name 'Raber' changed in Adoption to 'Castle'; repository is with Sacramento, California; Other information... testimony given at this time, March 25, 2014. Source Information: Title: California Birth Index, 1905-1995; Author: Ancestry.com; Publisher: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.Original data - State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.Original dat. Repository Information: No repository specified for this source
  • Citation for Facebook: Citation Information: Detail: Facebook update - - 09/19/2013; Web Address: www.facebook.com/1052478928; Source Information: Title: Facebook; Publisher: Facebook; Publisher Location: http://www.facebook.com/ Repository Information: Facebook


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Hi Lynden,

It's time for a 1776 Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know if you want to continue as a member of the project. We'd like to know:

  • If you are on the right team or if you'd like to make a change. It's a requirement that every 1776 Project member is a part of one of the project's teams, so if you're not assigned to a team, let us know which team you'd like to join.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what changes you'd like to see us make?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the 1776 Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back.

Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Betty - 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hi, Betty! I would like to remain a member of the 1776 Project. I believe I am in the categorization project. I would like to be there, if I am not already. Thank you.
You are indeed a member of the Categorization Team. Thank you for your contributions and communications with team members.

Best Regards, Betty

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hi,

It’s Germany Project check-in time again! Please respond within the next 2 weeks and let me know if you’re still interested in participating with the Project. Remember, the only requirements for membership in the Germany Project are (1) that you work on at least one German profile every 6 months and (2) that you respond to this check-in.

Since you’re not working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams yet, please look at our main Project page for a full list and let me know which team you’d like to join.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. In your response, we welcome any feedback you may want to give on the project (what you like about it, what you’d like to see us do, what we could change, etc.)

If you ever have any questions, please ask. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi, Traci! I work best at categorization, which also includes the Cemeterist Project. Thank you.
Just happened across your profile and noticed we are 8th cousins via https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Thurston-95. Hello cousin.
posted by T Stanton
Hi, T! Glad to meet you. I think that we have many more cousins on WikiTree than we know.
Hi, here's a link to a US Civil War Project Challenge you might be interested in: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1392544/us-civil-war-between-the-states-project-april-2022-challenge
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Dear Lynden,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. Please review the following and let us know if you are content where we have placed you or would like to be more involved.

We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team which guides new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. You're currently identified as a member of the Biography Team Level 1, working on profiles from your own watchlist and whatever else you find. Biography Teams Levels 2 and 3 will work on designated profiles for notables (Level 3) and everyday people (Level 2). Please let us know if you would like to help with another Team.

You joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018. We would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you would like to work at a higher level on the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile from your own watchlist that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If your profile is at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). Neither is required; we also use the Profile_Improvement tag in G2G for Project announcements. You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.

Sincerely,

Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

P.S. We hope that all went well with your recent doctor visit.

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
I am happiest where I am in the program. Thank you.
Thanks for getting back to us. We'll add you to the Biography Team, Level 1.
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hi Lynden, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done to improve the US Civil War Between the States Project. I'm doing a check-in with all project members and wanted to verify that you're still interested in being a member of the project. Also, any suggestions for the Project would be welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi, P Kreutzer! Sorry to be tardy. Haven’t been feeling well. Yes, I am still very much interested in the project. I love the categorization and stickers it affords.
Hi Lynden, Hope you feel better soon, glad your in the project. You might want to check out the Project page I just added in some stickers you can put on your own page. Pam
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hello Lynden,

Are you currently a member of the 1776 Project Categorization Team?

If you have information you would like to share, please respond here or send a private message.

Thank you for your cooperation and contributions to the 1776 Project!

Betty - 1776 Project Manager

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
I believe that I am. I love categorization, and whenever I find a profile that needs to be attached to a project, I go for it.
Hello Lynden!

It's time for our annual Scotland Project check-in!

This year we are hoping to learn what our membership would like to accomplish over the next 12 months. In case you aren't aware, this year is WikiTree's "Year of Connections" and the Project's leadership would like to contribute to this in as many ways as possible.

We would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts and ideas with us on how we can accomplish this goal. We would also appreciate it if you would provide some feedback on our existing goals, including:

  • If you have not yet signed up to help on one of the project's teams, which team(s) would you be interested in joining?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter?
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing?
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page?
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general

We continue to communicate with our Project members via Google Group (official) and Discord (unofficial), as well as G2G. You may also reach out to any of the Project leaders via WikiTree's internal messaging system at any time.

Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project become a knowledge hub for Scottish genealogical research! We wish you all the best in 2022!

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi, Amy! I am coming to a close on a personal project of the Dunlap side of my family. They are said to be Scots and/or Scots Irish. They have also been the bain of my research. They are a solid brick wall. I am hoping to get around this somehow, so I can enter the project proper. If not, I may have to pick up another Scots family line and pursue that. As for my interests, I love categorization, and finding Find A Grave sites for each profile. Thank you.
Hi Lynden,

This is the semi-annual polling for the US Southern Colonies Project. This check-in with members is to see if you have been active in the last six months in this project and want to remain a member of US SC?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins.

I look forward to hearing from you.. Many thanks,

Mary, Project Coordinator, - Membership US Southern Colonies Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi, Mary! I have been working on the Dunlap and associated families for quite some time now. Many of them migrated back and forth from South Carolina to North Carolina, and then back again. I will probably remain on this project for a while longer, then move on to another line. I am always interested in categorization, and have been pursuing particularly cemetery categories. It’s been an odyssey. Thanks.
Thanks for the Reply. I am marking you Active.. The Dunlaps sound quite busy and could not decide where to stay. Good to hear SC and NC provinces are involved. Have a good 6 months. Mary
posted by Mary Richardson
Dear Lynden,

I wanted to write you something about your profiles, but I see you have other issues to resolve now. I hope that your health conditions have improved, in the meantime a thought and my best wishes, Giovanna

posted by Gio Ponzetta
Thank you, and Merry Christmas.
Hi Lynden,

Wales Project Semi-Annual Check-In

Thank you for being a member of the Wales Project. You may recall membership requires at least one contribution to the project each 6 months. A contribution includes creation of and modification to Wales related profiles.

Have you been able to contribute?

It is recognized some members are active. Thank you for your work. (There is no viable method to determine which members have been active in the Wales Project.)

Do you desire to stay on your current project team(s)? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

Stuart Awbrey, Membership Coordinator

posted by Stuart Awbrey
Thanks Lynden for responding and for your contributions towards the Wales Project goals.

Stuart

posted by Stuart Awbrey
Hi Lynden!

Thanks for contributing to Puritan Great Migration profiles over the last six months. Every little bit helps, so please keep those edits coming!

Like all WikiTree projects we check in with team members twice per year and it's that time again. Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  1. If you'd like to continue as a PGM project team member
  2. If you're happy with the team you're on (Research and/or Profile Improvement) or if you'd like to make a change
  3. Optionally, what you like since the reboot back in May or what you think could be improved. This could be something about Discord, or Google Groups, or managed profile spreadsheets, or challenge participation or really anything. If you like everything the way it is, you can let me know that too :)

If you'd like to tell me about a particular project or family you're working on, I'd love to hear about that as well.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Brad Stauf, PGM membership coordinator

posted by Brad Stauf
Hi, Brad! I like things pretty much as they have been going. Thanks for checking in with me.
Thanks for letting me know Lynden, glad to have you with the team.

Have a good evening, Brad

posted by Brad Stauf
Hi,

The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi, Traci! I still wish to remain a member of the Germany Project. I usually prefer Categorization. Thanks!
Hello,

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

If we don't hear back from you we will assume that you no longer wish to participate in the project and if so, you could rejoin at any time as is convenient for you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Hi, SJ! I still want to remain a member of the 1776 Project. I generally prefer categorization, if that is okay with you. Regards, Lynden
Hi Lynden

I would to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Joan, England Project Leader

Hi, Joan! I believe I’m on the Categorization Team. That a good fit for me. Thanks.
Hi Lynden.

Thank you for getting back to me. We have you down for the Bio Builders team only. Would you like to move to categorisation. Regards Joan

Yes, that would be fine. Thank you.
Hi Lynden,

I will get that sorted out for you. Joan.

Hi Lynden, Welcome to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:US_Southern_Colonies_Province_of_South_Carolina_%281712-1776%29_Team . Will you take a minute and post on this page a bit about your US Southern Colony ancestors in South Carolina? Then be sure to <Save> Also on the page are listed goals and tasks to read. Again Welcome.

If you have questions, just ask

Mary Team Leader

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Lynden! Could you let me know which Colonial Team you wish to be a member of for the US Southern Colonies Project? See Space: US Southern Colonies Colonial Teams for a list.

The project has two participation requirements: be a member of a Team and respond to check-ins. You missed the January 2021 check-in - perhaps because it was via the Discussion Google Group. Although that Google Group doesn't get a lot of traffic, it is still e-mail traffic.

I thought I'd give you another shout-out before removing your badge (awarded in 2014!!).

Please reply to this comment saying which Colonial Team you'd like to join!

Thanks! Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I would like to be on the South Carolina Team. Thank you.
Thanks Lynden! I'll get you signed up.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi,

The Germany Project Leaders are doing their semi-annual check-in with all project members and we want to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the Project. Please respond by private message and let me know.

REMINDERS: (1) We use Google Groups for project collaboration and you aren’t yet a member of the group, please submit a join request here (make sure to add your name/WikiTree ID to the request). (2) add GERMANY to your followed G2G tags so you don't miss any discussions in G2G (see: Help:Tags#How_to_follow_tags Help:Tags).

Are you currently working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? If not, take a look at our main Project page for a full list. We recently launched a new Profile Improvement Team and are seeking new team members. Let me know if you’re interested.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi, Traci! I prefer Categorization, if that's ok with you. I move a little more slowly on my German side of the family. I am not as familiar with that, but I go back and forth at times to work on it.
Hi Lynden,

Thank you so much for all your contributions to WikiTree in the last six months, and especially to the Wales Project. It’s been wonderful to have you as part of the team as we work together to increase the quality and quantity of Welsh Profiles.

I have you down as being on the Categories Team. Is this right? How are things going? Do you have any questions? What can we do to support you? Would you like to change any of your teams? Do you want to continue in the Wales Project moving forwards?

I see you're not currently on the Discord server. You’d be very welcome to join us where we have live text and voice conversations which really helps with collaboration. Just let me know and I can send you an invitation.

I look forward to hearing back from you with all the above.

Thanks once again,

Olivia, Project Coordinator for Wales :-)

Hi, Olivia! I am quite happy with categories. I’m not much good with talking, however. I love the Wales Project. I will have more opportunity to work with it as time goes on. Thank you for your message.
Hello

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi, Amy!

I have more English than Scots individuals, so I’m not always working the project there. But I wish to remain a member, specifically in categorizations. That seems to be a good fit for me. I hope that is ok.

That sounds good to me! Thank you
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Lynden,

Thank you for adding Adelia as a daughter for James Duane. and for your work on this important family. As an aside, I had my cataracts done, a few years back. It has been a revelatioon to see the worrld without glasses for the first time in 55 years. Best wishes, Mark

posted by Mark Weinheimer
Hello I saw you had made a contribution to the Walter de Washington biography and I was wondering if you could share sources with me as I'm trying to make a wikipedia article.
posted by T. Chidley
Hi! I have three Walter Washingtons. If you only need one of them, what date of birth? Or would you like all of them?
Hi Lynden,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Lizzie, Amy, Joan

England Project Leaders

Hi, Lizzie! I'm doing okay. I'm going to have cataract surgery before the end of the month. I may even have right knee surgery sometime next year.

I'm pretty happy with the way things are now. I look in on the groups now and again. I have so much email. But I try to keep up.

I hope all is well with you and yours. Regards! Lynden Rodriguez

Thank you for adding me to the trusted list of several profiles. Beth
posted by Beth (Jones) Gay
Hi,

On behalf of the Germany Project, I am currently undergoing our member check-in's and wanted to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? We have many new teams so have a look on the Germany project page for the full list. I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google groups for project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup, please submit a join request and we will get that approved as quickly as possible. We also ask that you check your follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (GERMANY) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions please ask. I would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project!

Please respond by private message. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kylie ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
Hi, Kylie! I would like to stay a member, as my Dad’s side of the family is German. However, my health is still a bit iffy. Some days are better than others. I do best with categorization, so if you have a team for that, please assign me there. Thank you, The Notorious LCR!
Hi Lynden,

Could you change the category to simply Category:San Bernardino, California, which is the correct use? Thanks. Natalie, Categorization

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Hi, Natalie! What I put down in the category is the more correct. I have lived here most of my life. But I will do as you ask.
Hello Lynden,

You are a member of the trusted list for William Tucker (Tucker-301)

posted by David Douglass
Hi Lynden,

As you may have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader

Hi Lynden,

I left you a message about a week ago to let you know about the restructuring of the Wales Project into new teams. I have not yet heard back from you with your team(s) selection and e-mail address so I can get you added to the project’s Google group. I hope you are well and that things are ok in your part of the world.

Just to make sure, I’ll wait another week to hear back from you and if I haven’t heard by this time next week I’ll go ahead and remove you from the project. You would, of course, be most welcome to rejoin at a later date.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Susie :-)

Hi! Susie/Olivia has retired from the US Southern Colonies Project. She had you added to the Categories Team in June, so I'm assuming you got back to her at that time that you'd be joining the Categories Team. As I e-mailed to you & Jack earlier, I've accepted the role of Categories Team Leader.

I need help: Category: Virginia Colony should be top level (meaning no people profiles) and there are hundreds of profiles that need to have the Virginia Colony category changed to a more specific location category. Could you please go to Category: Virginia Colony & any profiles showing an "A..." county in the list of profiles, could you edit those profiles to not have "Category: Virginia Colony" but the appropriate County category instead? (And since they are pre-USA, they should only have "Category: A... County, Virginia Colony" not the corresponding Virginia category also. If they aren't pre-USA [defined as before 4 July 1776], they shouldn't be in any Colony category.)

The A... County, Virginia Colony categories are

  • Accomack County, Virginia Colony
  • Albemarle County, Virginia Colony
  • Amelia County, Virginia Colony
  • Amherst County, Virginia Colony
  • Augusta County, Virginia Colony

Thanks!

P.S. If you'd rather not participate as a member of the Categories Team, please let me know & contact Greta Moody (Membership Team) about joining another Team.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Lynden,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work in the Bio Builders and Data Doctors teams.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.

Joan

Hi Lynden,

As you will have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the Wales Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address? I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders, are in the Google Group, and receive an invitation to join our Discord server.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Wales Project that you respond to these check-ins.

Many thanks,

Susie, Wales Project Co-Leader

Hi,

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Hello Lynden,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi Lynden

Happy New Year 

We appreciate your being part of the England Data Doctor Team and all the work you have done during 2019.

With the New Year starting I am writing to ask if you wish to remain on the England DD Team for 2020. If you could let me know as I am updating the page DD Page]

If you wish too, you can adopt a suggestion or two and a county to work on this year. 

Janet

England Data Doctor Team Leader 

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Lynden,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Bio Builders and Data Doctors. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current teams and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Thank you for asking for merg of https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Myers-9718

I been trying to merg these for long long time. I greatly appreciate you helping.

Billie

Thanks for the merge on Hanslape-7. Concerning the England tag I am wondering if there is a different template available. Problem is that for this generation families were still moving a lot between France and England, and we normally have no records.
posted by Andrew Lancaster
Hi, Lynden --

MANY thanks for your re-assurance on my speculation regarding a transcription error on Carander Marshal (aka Cassandra Marshall -- Alfriend-15) on the 1820 Census sheet. I *also* tried to edit the name within FamilySearch (first time ever...) to potentially assist future researchers.

posted by J Stewart Esq
Hi, Lynden!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Lynden,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Thanks for your continued interest in the US Presidents Project. You will receive additional information on your “duties” in the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you would like to add this template to your profile. It creates the connection to a specific President. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:US_President_Relative A list of the Presidents can be found at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Presidential_Project_Page
posted by Robin Lee
As part of a re-vitalization of the WikiTree US Presidents Project we are asking members if they are planning to continue their contributions to the project. We are establishing a page where everyone can identify the President or Vice President that they wish to manage. Just respond to this message to let me know 1) Are you planning to continue with the Project and 2) do you have a specific President or Vice President that you are interested in.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi Lynden,

I ok this merg on my end. It up to the other person to ok now.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Myers-9718

Billie

Hi Lynden

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Categorization Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Categorization]for ways to contribute.

2) Added Categories to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wikicategories.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator