Sonja Ratliff
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)

Sonja Ratliff

Honor Code Signatory
Signed 27 Sep 2013 | 2,764 contributions | 136 thank-yous | 2,500 connections
Sonja D. Ratliff
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1930s - unknown)] and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
Sister of , [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Problems/Questions Profile manager: Sonja Ratliff private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 9 Aug 2013
This page has been accessed 3,437 times.


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


  • First-hand information. Entered by Sonja Ratliff at registration.

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Sonja's formal name
  • full middle name (D.)
  • nicknames
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • images (1)
  • private siblings' names
For access to Sonja Ratliff's full information you must be on Sonja's Trusted List. Please login.

Sponsored Search

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Sonja or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Sonja:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Comments: 58

Leave a message for others who see this profile. If you prefer to keep it private, send a private message to the profile manager. private message
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Thanks for the quick response!
posted by SJ Baty

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.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Sorry Sarah,

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

posted by Sonja Ratliff

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

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Thanks for the quick trusted list for John DR Abbott.
posted by SJ Baty
Please make sure to add pre-1500 to your followed tags. This will allow you to help others with Pre-1500 profiles and will make you aware of Pre-1500 badge challenges.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi, Sonja!

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.

Best wishes,


posted by Sharon Richardson
Hi. Can you have a look at Nicholas Beaumont. I can't find anything about a second name, Stephen, which would have been very unusual in those days. Can't find any sources for the extra wife, either.
posted by C. Mackinnon
hi Sonja, Please take a look at the source I added to Sarah Green-8586. If you agree that Green was her married name, please change birth name to Davis. Thanks!
posted by Marj Adams
Hi there and welcome we seem to have names in common but they are probably generic.

Wish we were related but one never knows what might turn up in the future.

Cousins, cousins are so nice

posted by Heather Douglas
Sonja, You are very welcome. glad to help anytime.
posted by Marj Adams
Sonja, the changes reports are confusing to me too. Further, I changed it again yesterday. The one thing I removed that you re-added was the suffix "Jr". I just removed it again. There was a later James called Jr. so it is confusing to use.The suffix Jr. in those days did not signify son of, it meant only the younger and could be from an entirely different family. So, I think it is better to just use birth dates to identify .Thanks for your cooperative attitude.
posted by Marj Adams
Yes there is Sonja. (:>) On your profile page at the top right click find, then select find people and on the page that comes up scroll down to the box for entering the profile number. Let me know if I got these directions correct.
posted by Marj Adams

R  >  Ratliff  >  Sonja Ratliff

Categories: Scottish Clans Project