If anybody wants to be added to the Trusted List and/or be made Profile Manager of any of my profiles, just message me. I have made a lot of profiles on here, and our ancestors belong to all of us! :)
Also FYI: a lot of the really interesting stuff is in My Free Space Profiles
"The past isn't dead. It isn't even past." -- William Faulkner
Genealogy is an interesting blend of interests to me. There are those folks who are interested in going as far back in time as they can, and building their family tree with names and dates. I tend to be a bit more into the family history side of it (especially since I have two previous genealogists in my family tree who already did extensive work tracing the lineage back, so my main tree is fairly well built already). Of course, I love the thrill of "discovery" when I am rooting around in a box of old photos or hear a family story from an older relative - but I think it's equally satisfying (and important!) to organize those old photos and stories in a way that they can be shared with those who come after us and are looking to rediscover the past. (That is why I am on Wikitree!) In other words, I am more interested in going "deep" than "broad," so to speak.
Every part of my family line has been a part of the American South for a very long time. I have in my lineage people from all walks of life -- veterans, farmers, judges, landowners, adventurers, businessmen. And, slaveholders. I don't believe in whitewashing or romanticizing the past, and that's part of the past. As of this writing I have uncovered 8 slaveholders who owned around 80 slaves. In the future I hope to tell more of this part of the story.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner
Digital Afterlife Instructions : this is my permission that upon my demise, for my family to have first priority , then if they decline the responsibility, the Wikitree staff, to manage the profiles where I act as PM, in any way they see fit, as long as this is in line with the Honour Code and preserves the privacy of living people. June 1, 2018
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On 15 Jul 2018 at 21:34 GMT John Cruz wrote:
Just wanted so share a fascinating hidden feature on WikiTree. You can get a report for all your known ancestors within 2,000 years by typing this in your URL: http://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTWebAncestors/errors.htm?WikiTreeID=Cruz-788 (Just replace Cruz-788 with your WIkiTree ID)
I found a 69th generation ancestor. He is listed as King Prasutagus of the Iceni, born 0010 in Icenia, Britannia. (WikiId: Iceni-3).
Iceni were a British Celtic tribe of eastern Britian during the Iron Age and early Roman Era. His history offers a fascinating story about how his wife, Boudici, after her husbands death about 50 A.D., led an uprising against the occupying Roman Empire, and gave the Roman's such hell that she later became a British folk hero.
There are many others to explore
On 7 Jun 2018 at 03:27 GMT John Cruz wrote:
I just wanted to say hello! And to share that we are 24th cousins. Our common ancestor is Jaime I de Aragon. King James I of France (1208-1271). He is your 23rd g-grandfather and mine.
I don't know if you are aware that we also share 26 other ancestors before him up to 30 generations, who are monarchs and nobles of France, Spain, England, Germany, Hungary, etc.
Beyond that, the older ancestral trail gets even more interesting to explore! Did you know that your deep roots were in Monarchy of Europe? There are ancestors in your family tree, who you'd likely be astonished to discover!
Just wanted to share this information, and to say Hi. Isn't Wikitree fun!
On 11 Apr 2018 at 00:32 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
Thank you very much from the Team Tennessee Volunteers fearless leader Linda Barnett of Barnett-3517. Here is the corrected link to go to register.https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/591340/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon-current Also follow this instruction here:The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am.
Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks!
On 24 Mar 2018 at 02:21 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/581587/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon-current Let me know please if you are going to work with the Southern Super Sweepers again. Thanks, Dorothy B.
On 8 Oct 2017 at 20:06 GMT Gigi (Ward) Tanksley wrote:
I just saw your message on my 2nd cousin, Josh A Varnado's wall, My Mom was a graduate of Franklinton High School in about 1948. I took a gander at the picture you loaded and saw David Bullock and Margaret Bullock that we are definitely related to. Thanks for posting that.
On 3 Oct 2017 at 23:48 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
On 2 Oct 2017 at 21:10 GMT Russ Gunther KT wrote:
Congratulations 3 PM (EDT) winners!
Crispin Reedy (Southern Super Sweepers)
Quick, claim your prize: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/472795/who-will-win-the-source-a-thon-prizes
On 27 Sep 2017 at 19:32 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
Please stop by our TEAM PAGE at: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Southern_Super_Sweepers and re-read the instructions before Friday. We made some changes trying to keep up with discussions and decisions made recently.
A major change was made on how to report our individual sourcing achievements which can be found on our team page and here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/470040/know-participate-source-thon-challenge-tracker-makes-easy
If you have any questions please post here or on our Team page. Also please let me know that you read this and/or our team page recently and are ready to go "Sweep up" the South of unsourced profiles !!!!
On 4 Sep 2017 at 02:35 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
On 27 Aug 2017 at 09:58 GMT Paula J wrote:
Thanks for letting us know about the template. I appreciate that !!