Don Sage Jr

Don Sage Jr

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Don B. Sage Jr
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private brother (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)], , [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
Father of [private son (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 19 Sep 2019 | Created 26 Jan 2018 | Last significant change: 15 Sep 2019
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Don Sage Jr participated with The Great Lakes Region team during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 365 sources to profiles.

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 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.


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paternal Grandmother's line from western NY, working my way eastward to find when they landed
Grandmother's line immigrated from Germany/Poland in early 1900s
Grandfather's name at birth. Suspect his unmarried mother was from Budapest, Hungary. and a "roaming singer/dancer.
looking for folks that spent time in Hanover, New York
Had fun in the 811 Clean-a-thon 2018. Would like to continue
looking for folks that spent time in Hanover, New York
willing to add DNA to the study from 23&me
Wife's family tree start
Wife's family tree start
looking to find cousins of SAGEs from western New York
Working to establish lineage from Ira G. Brownell (1847-1918 in Chautauqua County, NY) to the first Rhode Island immigrants. Also curious about others from Hanover Township, Chautauqua County.

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On 15 Sep 2019 at 01:38 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Don, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

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On 2 Aug 2019 at 14:32 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Don,

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,

Susie :-)

On 17 Jul 2019 at 17:18 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Don,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


On 13 May 2019 at 16:20 GMT Gideon Hendrik Niemann le Roux wrote:

Just in case you hav'nt heard. Fred Brownell, the creator of the SA Flag died on 10 May.

On 26 Apr 2019 at 13:56 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Just a quick note to say good day! I hope you have a great time as part of Team Tornadoes and WikiTree's Spring 2019 Clean-a-Thon :-) Be sure to drop by and say "hi" once you get rolling on errors.


On 17 Jan 2019 at 16:25 GMT I (Rassinot) R wrote:

Hi Don,

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:

Good luck with your research !


On 13 Nov 2018 at 22:35 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Don,

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:

Thank you for adding to our Global Tree :)


On 13 Aug 2018 at 11:16 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I see you added a parent to Carder-14. What's your source for this, please? Anderson in his Great Migration profile of Carder indicates his origins are not known. Also when working on profiles under a certain project (in this case the PGM project), please be sure to communicate first before changing relationships or vitals. Thanks.

On 22 Jul 2018 at 15:33 GMT Judy Carley wrote:

Thank you for suggesting the Ely merge, you were spot on right!

On 15 Jul 2018 at 14:50 GMT Tim Cattron wrote:

Thanks for removing United States from the Elisha Janes profile. I had not noticed that one.

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