Sonja RatliffHonor Code Signatory
Signed 27 Sep 2013 | 2,764 contributions | 136 thank-yous | 2,500 connections
I was born on April 21, 1955 in Pikeville, Ky. I was born with a Congenital Dislocation of the left hip and my parents were told that I would never be able to walk without cruches. I was late waking but was on the go by a little after my 2nd birthday by walking on my tiptoe. I had a wonderful childhood, with loving parents, sibling and cousins that shared my life. I started school and found something that I loved: reading and accumulating knowledge. Books have been my best friend ever since. Elementary school was great but high school was horrible. I was picked on, pushed down stairs and had my good leg kicked out from under me so that I would fall. I learned early to stay close to the adults in school, so I spent all my free time working in the library and office. Started college late but it was a blast. Loved college and gaining more knowledge. Received a Bachelor of Science in Business and Public Administration with a concentration in Accounting, a minor in Computers and Ancient History. Worked at the same place for 15 years until the pain in my back and hip made it necessary for me to retire and go on disability. My aunt, who passed away in 2010, was the one who got me started on genealogy and it has been my passion for the last 25 years. I look forward to doing research and collaborating with all of the people on WikiTree. Sonja (Sandi) Ratliff
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Sonja is 20 degrees from Katherine Swynford, 18 degrees from Renée Breau, 19 degrees from Jane Coles, 34 degrees from Gothfraid Of Lochlann, 34 degrees from Ocaan Ro, 15 degrees from Michele Sauvagie, 18 degrees from Catherine Strutt, 17 degrees from John Thorpe, 42 degrees from Charibert von Neustria, 24 degrees from Katharina von Pfannberg and 21 degrees from Betsy Ko on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.
Categories: Scottish Clans Project
We haven’t heard back from you concerning the Scottish Clans Transition. If we haven’t received a response from you by 1 April 2020, you will be welcome to rejoin by answering the current g2g thread for joining the Scotland Project.
Sarah Mason, Scotland PC
I have been overwhelmed for the past several months. I am sole caretaker for my 87-year-old father and 83-year-old mother, who suffers from moderate dementia. I have not had the time to do a lot on here but I still wish to be a part of the Scotland Project. Can you please add me back hopefully things will ease up after all this virus stuff and my other sister can help sometimes with the parents. Thank you, Sonja
My name is Amy and I am a co-Leader of 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.
Amy Gilpin, Scotland Project Co-Leader
I am so happy to meet another cousin. I just found out today using the "Relationship to Me" feature. We are sixth cousins, as William Ratliff and his wife are our fifth great grandparents, as were Thomas Stapleton and Sarah Alberta Crook. How cool is that?!!
I have met several family members thanks to WikiTree. What a blessing it has been to me! BTW, did you know there is a Stapleton Family Connection page on Facebook? Also, one of your cousins, Chuck Runyon, has a channel on youtube where he shares family history as well as singing with his band. I think you would really enjoy it.
Please keep in touch. I am new to genealogy, although it has always intrigued me. I'm like you. Books and knowledge have always been my friends.
Wish we were related but one never knows what might turn up in the future.
Cousins, cousins are so nice