Dave Rutherford
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Dave Rutherford

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Dave J. Rutherford
Born 1950s.
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Dave Rutherford was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Dave Rutherford is a member of Clan Rutherford.
Descendant of PGM migrant Lt. Joshua Tidd.
Dave Rutherford is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject War of 1812
Dave Rutherford is participating with Canadian Connectors during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.

Currently working on WikiTree as a Ranger, Co-Leader of both the Canada Project and the Palatine Migration Project.

Graduate - John L Forster Collegiate Institute - 1968
University of Windsor - 1971 (B.A.)

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Thanks for looking after my addition to the group... now can you tell me how it works? lol! It's a lot of information to take in. I've been doing genealogy for almost 50 years but have never had such in-depth collaboration before. I'm overwhelmed.
posted by [Living MacDonald]
Hi Marilyn,

Don't let things overwhelm you. Just do what you can to contribute when you can. I'll send you a private message with more details. And again, welcome!


posted by Dave Rutherford
Hello Dave - I think I would like to join the Palatine Project. I am looking into my Coons (Kuhn) roots and also Berringer. Also, I found that

Johannes "Hannes, John" Finger aka Vinger (Finger-47) is my direct ancestor. I know I have at least a couple of others.

Welcome Kathy!

I'll sign you up and send you a private message with the details.

posted by Dave Rutherford
Hi Dave: I approved the Hochstetler merge however his 'fathers' should likely be reconciled first. Good work. tv
posted by Dr. Ted Vandevis
Hi Ted,

Thanks for approving things from your end. The father's have been reconciled. Just need one more approval and we can proceed here. It looks like John's siblings need some work too. I'm working on that next.


posted by Dave Rutherford
Hi Dave

You posted on my page https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Miller-69842#comment_4317526

"I notice you have been adding profiles without citing any sources . . . "

My family has a well researched and detailed family data base. It was created on a 'My Heritage' platform which exists only on my C; drive. It contains 1,245 'person-records'. When I use GEDCOM to transfer it across to the excellent WikiTree, I am always unsure as to which box to 'tick' to describe / cite the person-source.

Appreciate your advice for my future WikiTree work on this project and how best to correct past records.

Thank you


posted by John Miller
Curious about GEDmatch comment made on my comment referring to Johann Valentine Frey. My cousin DNA shows direct line descendant of Johann Valentine Frey through father of our great grandfather James Robert Fry. His mother, Mary Ann Fry conceived James Robert through a Fry cousin, as she was divorced from Charles Fausel for 3 years before conceiving our great grandfather. Both of his parents, and mine are descendants of Johann Valentine Frey. My father through Valentine Jr. whose descendants settled in Williamson Co. Illinois. I have a history book with record of the Jacob Frey that settled there.
posted by Jan Cannon
Thanks, Dave! I wasn’t sure what the protocol is for that. I’ll be more bold about making changes that I’m sure of, in the future.


posted by TC Duran
Came across the Palatine Project and wondered about joining it. I have very many big matches with names like Stauch, Stout, Stanch. Staunch and other variations but as far as I can figure out the name is Johann and Sophie Stauch from Bavaria and it looks like they came through Ireland and Canada and then settled in Buffalo, New York. For the size of the match, and several of them. one would think I should be able to connect them to my tree but I cannot. Just wondering if you have any thoughts or suggestions. I keep seeing the word Palatine in their area of Germany. Thank you for your time and appreciate any suggestion. Sherry McDowell
posted by Sherry McDowell
Dave: I like to request that The Baldoon Settlement be added as a category with the Ontario Free space. It has a unique history, and is significant that it was settled by Scottish Highlander fleeing Scotland. As a person born and raised in Niagara Falls I also have an interest in the Finnian raids but have not been able to join that Free space. I was successful in participating in the Welland Canal.I applaud the projects effort to provide a vehicle to educate on Canadian History.
posted by Lawrence Bailey
Hello Dave, saw that you listed me as manager for several ancestors who are NOT in my tree??? May I ask why? I visited thse ancestor's pages and didn't see my name listed???
posted by Paul Roth
Not sure if you want this book for the Canada Project is online in Quebec Archives, BAnQ

Origine des familles canadiennes-françaises : extrait de l'état civil français, première série / par Archange Godbout,... Créateur : Godbout, Archange, 1886-1960 Éditeur : Lille :Société Saint-Augustin, Desclée, de Brouwer,1925 Genre : Livres Sujets : Canadiens français, Généalogies, Registres de l'état civil, France, Registres des mariages matérielle : 262 p. ; 26 cm. Notice détaillée : 0000068866 http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/1986900

posted by Arora (G) Anonymous
Dave I merged the two Knecht men. I could neither verify or disprove ant questions that I had about this man. If you have time would you please check if everything is now correct including the bio and the sources. Thank you for noticing and for all the work that you did on the Knecht profiles.


posted by Jerry Dolman
Dave, it sure looks like George was the son of George Knecht and Christina Hertzel. Anna Eva Lampel-4 probably died before the marriage of George Knecht to Christina Hertzel-104. But we do not know when she died, it is an estimate. Good eye! Thanks a bunch.
posted by Jerry Dolman
Dave, I agree entirely that Bostian 65 and Bostian 6 are the same person. But the data for Bostian 6 are almost entirely incorrect. I would approve the merge if I were sure that the data for Bostian 6 would not be transferred to Bostian 65.
posted by Charles Bostian
I agree that Knecht-260 is most likely the son of George Knecht and Christina Hertzel. Also, that George's first wife must've died before his marriage to Christina. Thanks, Dave!
posted by TC Duran

Dave is 17 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 19 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.