I grew up in Dunkirk, NY and spent the first 17 years in western NY NOT visiting so many places I wish I had. Since I've become obsessed with WikiTree I keep finding towns that sound familiar or that "I remember mom & Dad talking about so and so from....."
I went to school at Purdue (Lafayette, IN) and THEEE Ohio State (Columbus, OH) Universities studying Chemistry, ChemE, and Applied Statistics.
My wife Debbie is from Dunkirk also and we have two great kids who now live in California.
We initially lived in Granville, OH then moved to Jackson, TN, Amarillo, TX and Northville, MI. When we learned that a granddaughter was on the way, Debbie retired to help take care of her. I'm fully retired now as well. What idiot would retire and then buy a house in California, oh wait, I think I know one......
I got started in genealogy after taking a 23&me DNA test late 2017. The results did not give me as much info as I expected so I joined Ancestory.com and WikiTree. I also use RootsMagic-7 to help error proof before I upload info to WikiTree (which is kinda like submitting a paper for publishing and getting it peer reviewed) :-)
I now find myself somewhat obsessed with tracing families as they start on the east coast and migrate west (especially SAGE, BROWNELL, BALDWIN, BECK) The list of people just keeps growing! This feeds my need to solve puzzles and learn history and the regular contests in WikiTree provide a fix for my competitive nature.
Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 15 Sep 2019 at 01:38 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:
WikiTree’s Appreciation Team
On 2 Aug 2019 at 14:32 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
I haven’t heard back from you about the break up of the United Kingdom Project. I hope all is well with you. I assume you don’t wish to join any of the country-level projects at present, and will go ahead and remove the United Kingdom badge. If you wish to join England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland in the future, you would be most welcome to do so via the respective G2G sign-up post.
Many thanks for all your contributions,
On 17 Jul 2019 at 17:18 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
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On 13 May 2019 at 16:20 GMT Gideon Hendrik Niemann le Roux wrote:
On 26 Apr 2019 at 13:56 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
On 17 Jan 2019 at 16:25 GMT I (Rassinot) R wrote:
Thanks for your note. Actually I just discovered De_la_Tour-27 his wife and children already have other profiles - this is the problem with the family names not being clearly defined in this family... See Saint-Etienne_De_La_Tour-1. The parentage of this family is rather disputed (see footnote of this article: http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/saint_etienne_de_la_tour_claude_de_1E.html).
Good luck with your research !
On 13 Nov 2018 at 22:35 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:
I see that you just did some work on pre-1700 profiles. That's great :)
I notice that you are using "Ancestry or Familysearch member trees" as your source on these profiles. As we are a collaborative tree, it would be a great help if you could be a bit more explicit about your sources. For instance: Link to the specific record, not the tree. Giving specifics will help others know where the information comes from. Anything would be helpful. :)
Here is what our Sources help page says. It has lots of ideas: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sources
Thank you for adding to our Global Tree :)
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