Louann (Salvatore) Halpin

Louann (Salvatore) Halpin

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Louann A. Halpin formerly Salvatore aka Shoff
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1960s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1970s - unknown)] and
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Profile last modified 4 May 2020 | Created 16 Dec 2017 | Last significant change: 8 May 2020
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Louann (Salvatore) Halpin has Italian Roots.
Louann (Salvatore) Halpin has German Roots.
Salvatore-85 created 16 Dec 2017
Account confirmed 16 Dec 2017
Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:
Welcome to the WikiTree family!

On 17 Dec 2018 My one year anniversary on Wikitree I'm only a day late in celebrating!

Today is Monday, 16 Dec 2019. Two Years on WikiTree today. When I first started here on WikiTree I would not have believed that I would make it to two years. It was really rough going in the beginning. But have to love the G2G feed and all those who have helped make the journey get easier every day. So thank you WikiTree I'm so glad I found you!

I am a "family genealogist". I work on both my husbands family and my family. I keep saying I have 12,000 profiles to add and the number never seems to go down because every time I research to enter another profile here on WikiTree I continually add more people to my Ancestry.com account. Briefly some of the names are; Halpin, Kornbau, Eisensmith, Parthemore, Salvatore, Del Carlino, Diodata, Guida, Hunt, West, Ulrich, Scarborough......

Upon my husbands retirement (Gregory Halpin), then Mayor Kim Bracey, named him as Chief Historian for the Department of Fire and Rescue Services. We had an opportunity this past August to collaborate on Rev. Samuel Henry Stein legacy to our city's fire department and our state Pennsylvania State Fireman's Association and his profile here on WikiTree. I am looking forward to be able to collaborate with him on more profiles here on WikiTree.

I am currently part of three projects on WikiTree;

1. Presidential Project Page I work on Chester Arthur our 21st US President.

2. I am a Data Doctor for the Italian Project

3. Member of the Data Doctor Project

Challenges I participate in are the "Saturday Sourcing Sprints" and the Sourcerers' Challenge, a monthly challenge. I do not participate to win but to help improve our shared "WikiTree Family"! And then there is the yearly Source-A-Thon and I am on the Mid-Atlantic team.

I consider what I do in the projects and challenges part of "paying it forward" for so many here on WikiTree have been a tremendous help to me!

Currently I am working on my own version of helping others with what I call WikiTree for Dummies. It is very new and still needs a lot of work.

My Life

As a child moved over 30+ times in my life and went to 8 different schools in 11 years
Played volleyball and basketball from middle school thru college
Attended York Catholic H.S. and graduated a year early from Contoocook Valley H.S.
Junior Achievement President of the Year - company made Christmas ornaments
N. H. State Junior Miss contestant in Manchester
Accepted to: Bethesda Naval Air Base, Dartmouth, and St. Anselm's at the age of 16
Attended Penn State York Campus for one trimester
Studied German for 6 years.
As an adult had over 20 jobs in accounting/business management/programming. Strength in auditing saving millions of dollars for clients and employers.
Traveled the 48 contiguous United States, Quebec, Canada and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
14 Feb 1978 Gave birth to my son, my Valentines miracle baby!
Certified youth soccer and basketball coach. Coached little league basketball and soccer.
Tutored K-12 and college mostly math, basic programming, SAT prep, and accounting
Took Judo classes and on final night while doing routine for my 1st belt I fell and broke my collar bone
Traveled to the Netherlands, Germany, and France in the 1990's.
My dream of getting to see Cologne, Germany sitting outside at a café enjoying being there and looking at the Rhine River. Also the amazing opportunity to climb the 500 spiral staircase in the 3,000 year old Cologne Cathedral of St. Peter. Little did I know that day how many of my ancestors came from close surrounding areas!
23 Sep 2006 married Gregory Halpin
2006 Fell down flight of stairs basically ending one part of my life and the search began to redefine my life and goals.
2007 Became a rescue dog owner. Ruby was our 1st adoption.
2011 My son married my wonderful daughter-in-law
2014 Adopt Maddie, our 2nd rescue dog.
2015 Became a grandmother of one precious grandson
2017 Became a grandmother of one angelic granddaughter.
Survivor of incest and rape. Why announce it to the world? To help get over the shame.
I have lived with Bi-polar II, PTSD, and agoraphobia my entire adult life.
Lucky to still be ALIVE!
I have always been interested in where my family was from. From doing projects for school to buying Family Tree parchment paper to record my ancestors on. Joined Ancestry.com in 2011 and in late 2017 found WikiTree! I am totally in love with WikiTree and in this world we are all one big family!
  • First-hand information. Entered by Louise Salvatore at registration.


There are 2 women, A Wagman and B Ryer, in my family that did genealogy by making the trips to our local library, Historical Society, churches, and wherever else they could go to get details and build our family tree. My husband's maternal aunt, A Lerew, did the same thing as the 2 women in my family. And to this day they still find things and pass them along to everyone they can. And then there is one of my maternal aunts, B Duffey, that has helped get copies of pictures from as far back as possible. On her journey she knocked down a major brick wall and discovered where the 1st ancestors for one branch of the family went to church and got married and their children baptized. And she was able to find a few records that she took pictures of with her phone. Sadly B. Ryer entered eternal peace after dealing with brain cancer.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Louise Salvatore at registration.

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I had taken an Ancestry DNA test a while ago. My son just got his results from his Ancestry DNA. Now how to use it?
Fortunately I haven't come across to many but when I do I HATE not being able to keep moving forward!
Always up for a good challenge!
Ready to help
Someone very kindly here on Wikitree let me know that I had a hyphen in data-doctors vs the underline key data_doctors.
Tested via AncestryDNA and Family Tree DNA sadly I don't really understand how to use any of the results. I've also uploaded AncestryDNA results to GEDcom but have been unable to upload Family Tree DNA to GEDcom
GEDmatch ID: A593513
GEDmatch ID: A593513 is mine

GEDmatch ID: WD7511257 is my son's

Italian roots are 100% on my paternal side. My maternal has a lot of German roots coming to South Central Pennsylvania via Philadelphia and Maryland.
Salvatore, my father's surname. His father, John, Giovanni Salvatore son of Luigi Salvatore having come from Sepino, Campobasso, Molise, Italy. He married Rosa Josephine Guida. They lived in Toulon, France for abt 5 yrs before coming to America via Ellis Island & settled in Philadelphia. My paternal grandmother was Del Carlino (Delcarlino) her father was an orphan in Italy & made up his own name? Her mother Maria Diodato her father Anthony Diadato San Lorenzo del Valle, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Being that I am related to a large number of our presidents, I realize that my husbands family tree and my family tree reveals that our families played a large part of helping create the U.S. so my interests have changed from just genealogy to also the history of the United States.
One person per profile, we all are part of this world called Earth!
Paternal family
Ready, set, go..
Breaking down brick walls
The more and more involved I get in entering and building my husbands and my family tree the more I discover what a huge part our families were in the history of the U.S.
DNA Tested
Louann Halpin's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Louann or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Louann (Salvatore) Halpin: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U5a2a1d, Ancestry member louannhalpin, FTDNA kit #817149
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Hi Louann,

Since you manage, or have contributed to, a number of Prentiss profiles I invite you to check-out the new One Name Study for the Prentice/Prentiss surname. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Prentice_Name_Study

Best - RP

posted by Ronald Prentice
Hi Louann,

I keep getting messages from you to change the privacy settings to 'open' on certain profiles I'm the Manager of. Most of the profiles you link to are already open. Why then am I getting messages still.? With regards, Lexi

posted by Lexi (Coulbeck) Angel
Hi Louann,

Thanks for letting me know about the correct setting for Emma https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Craun-16. I've fixed this.

posted by Pamela Lloyd
Lou Ann,

Thanks for pointing out that Levi Stanford's birth predates the U.S.A.

posted by Leo Stanford
HI Louise

I am Leslie William Bell and I am new to Wikitree. When I searched my name in Wikitree I was surprised how much research John Manning had done on my family. Thank You John. Today I noticed you had been editing my Grandfathers Profile. Though I don't see much change What is a Data Doctor? Thank you for your help.

Leslie William Bell

posted by Leslie William Bell

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to reply to this comment or send a private message.

Debi ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If you did not receive a notice to confirm your email, check your spam folder or use this link to request a new one https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/E-mail_confirmation_problems. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

(Loanne, the PS only gets added if they haven't confirmed their email address)

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

I love this new comment system. It will let us communicate so much faster and I feel that new users will now feel more willing to ask for help!

I'll get back to you a little later about the Welcome to WikiTree!


I received your email. It will probably be Sunday before I have a chance to look at it as today is our monthly Genealogical Society meeting. By the time I get home, I'll be wiped. Talk to you soon.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Per your request, I have changed privacy to Open on the profile that is 150 years and 2 days old, based on the ESTIMATED birth date. It was not necessary to make the request a second time, only 10 minutes after the first one. It sometimes does take me a little longer than that to respond, although I pride myself In responding promptly.

My bad, I must have been interrupted and lost my place. Sorry for aggravation of getting two emails vs one. I always manage to send at least one person a duplicate/second message, guess you were the lucky one this time.

Hi Louann,

I'm a direct descendant of William Henry Rowley, now listed as Rowley-1438, and my Rowley-???? is gone (I didn't write down the number). I had proposed a merge which was evidently accepted and executed backwards. This also effects Van_Zile-39 which is correct for spouses, parents, and children. I am not on the trusted list for Van_Ziles-1 so I can't merge. I'm new here, my documentation is base3d on US Census data which proves Rowley-1438 and Van_Ziles-1/Van_Ziles-39 could not have been born in 1762/1760 as listed on their headstone. I'm new here and would love to have more help. Judy Bramlage chips in when she can as well. Did you see my census work and narrative in Rowley-1438 profile?

posted by Michael Rowley
Hello Louann,

Many thanks for your comment ref: John Dixon (11588) but I am afraid I do not understand. I have two John Dixon's in my history and both of them have their profiles open. I am at a loss of what to do.



posted by [Living Dixon]
Hi Louann,

I am happy to report that the First Responders Project is now a SubProject of the Global Project. As we transition to the new Project page, I wanted to reach out and see if you were still interested in being a part of this project?

See: Project:First Responders

posted by Steve Harris
Thanks for the offer Steve. At the moment I have quite a bit on my plate so I will pass. However it is a project that I am truly interested in and look forward to getting to the point where I can spend quality time working on the project! Sorry for the late response.
Re: opening old profiles

Thx for pointing that out to me.

Now, it would be useful to ask WikiTree to do that automatically (and send an email to the profile owner after opening it). I would surely give it my vote - too busy now for anything else, sorry.

Kind regards, Wim

posted by Wim Verkist
I agree with you completely and so do many others that I notify!

Hopefully it is on the list with the powers that be.

I see it as a "Policy" not a suggestion/error.

Re King-7208,

Thanks Louann. Privacy opened. Vic

posted by Vic Watt
RE: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fietz-20

I don't understand the duplicate sources message you sent. I don't see what is repeated. Could you clarify? Thanks. Ellen

posted by Ellen (Fietz) Hall
Thank you for the two reminders to open files. I appreciate your work as a data doctor. I checked my watchlist for others and found about a half dozen more. That should get me through the end of next year.

Wish there was an easier way than sorting by Privacy and then birth dates. It's too easy to miss death dates! I do this at the beginning of each year but in March I had an old GEDCOM of about 1000 that was entered by a now deceased WikiTreer. I usually stay ahead a year.

Is it OK to remove your comments?

posted by Pat (Fuller) Credit
Hi there, can you check I have changed the profile for Clazy-23 to open as requested please.

Thank you.

posted by Paul Fergie
Thank you, Louann! I don't spend as much time on WikiTree as I used to, so I didn't realize that some of my ancestors were "out of date"!
posted by Penny (Fischer) Short

Louann is 21 degrees from Donald Howard, 20 degrees from Julia Howe and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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