Ryder is the name I inherited from my father, who was an orphan, and adopted by the Ryder's. I never wanted to change it.
My mother was given a last name at birth that didn't belong to anybody in the family. Until recently I thought my grandmother had named her after Samuel Clemens. Now that I've done research I know the truth.
Before I ever started research on the family tree, I knew very little about my cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles, apart from one small branch of the family. Whenever a doctor would ask about my family medical history, I would wave a hand saying, "Oh no, in my family there is no history of ____________ (fill in the blank: heart disease, breast cancer, glaucoma...) whereas in fact I didn't have the slightest idea.
So discovering/ building a family tree is mind-blowing. It hasn't contributed much to my knowledge of family medical history. (In that area I'm not really looking for answers anyway.) Recently when the question came up, I said, "Well I only know one grandparent out of four. Can that be of any use? " You know what, in some cases, it can be useful.
But mostly doing this research is great for widening perspective.
Note on DNA match: My father did a "family finder" DNA analysis at FTDNA; so did I. The relationship is confirmed. I can provide "Chromosome browser results" to prove it.
First-hand information. Entered by C. Ryder at registration.
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On 15 Feb 2019 at 23:28 GMT Julie (Price) Burnham wrote:
So wonderfully done! Getting my DNA done so I will have to figure out how to get all that in also..Feel like I have a partner here now! Being almost 70 I am trying to get all this done while I am all here lol Bless you!!
On 14 Feb 2019 at 20:03 GMT Julie (Price) Burnham wrote:
Haven't been here awhile just back after move to Florida
On 25 Dec 2018 at 03:08 GMT Terry McClintock wrote:
On 17 Sep 2018 at 12:49 GMT Caryl (Short) Ruckert wrote:
Thanks for the comment and nice to meet you.
On 2 Jan 2018 at 18:13 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.
Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.
Thank you for being a Wikitreer,
Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader
On 1 Jan 2018 at 03:46 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
I noticed that you used the Challenge Tracker for unsourced corrections in last weekend's Saturday Sourcing Sprint. Please consider officially joining us for the Saturday Sourcing Sprints. You can find information, including how to join, on the Sprints Help page.
No pressure, every profile with a source makes our WikiTree better. Your work will continue to be included in Tracking Sheet's Unregistered total at the bottom of the help page if you do not register.
Your work is appreciated. Thanks for sourcing!
Debi - Sprint Coordinator
PS If the link does not work, you can find a working one in the public comment I left on your profile
On 13 Dec 2017 at 22:51 GMT Roger Shipman wrote:
Your profile is very interesting.
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