Kay (Sands) Knight
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Kay (Sands) Knight

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Kay J. Knight formerly Sands
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified | Created 27 Jul 2017
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Profile Improvement Voyage Guide
Kay is an Amateur Radio Operator, Callsign: KE4TCH
Kay helped improve some profiles in the GEDI Challenge.
Kay (Sands) Knight competed with the Fantastic Firs in the 2023 WikiGames.
WikiTree Day
WikiTree Day Attendee: 2022
Kay (Sands) Knight participated with Team A Rose By Any Other Name during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 225 previously unsourced profiles.

Grew up in a small town in Central New York.

Young girl, about age 2, standing in the snow wearing a snow suit
Snow in Central New York

Attended elementary school in the same building where her father graduated from high school. All paternal great great grandparents lived with 20 miles of this town by 1820.

She was a member of the Women's Varsity Basketball team in college. Tara VanDerveer, also on that team, went on to hold the most wins of any Division I basketball coach, men or women.

Picture of Basketball Team
State University of New York at Albany 1972 Women's Basketball Team

She earned a degree in geography. Had a career as a software engineer including early work in geospatial technology and later in database applications and web services. Holds an Amateur Radio license.

Enjoys RV travel, genealogy, sports, reading, cooking, sewing, gardening and solving puzzles.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Kay Sands at registration.
  • Lubbes, R. Kirk, Macera, Patricia A, . Przewlocki, Kathryn S. Raster Imaging Software. User's Guide Final Technical Report (McLean, Virginia: Planning Research Corporation, 1 Mar 1977); digital images, Defense Information Technical Center (https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/citations/ADA038851: accessed 12 Apr 2021)
  • Taylor, M. Lynn, Przewlocki, Kathryn S, Watson, Patricia A. Advanced Compilation Techniques Final Technical Report RADC-TR-77-424 (Rome, New York: Rome Air Development Center, Dec 1977); copy in possession of Sands-1865
  • Clark, David W., Sands, Kathryn, Raster Scanned Character Recognition (RSCR) Final Technical Report RADC-TR-81-323 (Rome, New York: Measurement Concept Corporation for Rome Air Development Center (IRRP), Nov 1981); digital images, Defense Information Technical Center.
  • Sands, Kathryn J., Headlee, Kim D. Software Conversion of Standard Linear Format (SLF) to Standard Interchange Format (SIF) (Rome, New York: Measurement Concept Corp., 2 Jul 1985); digital images, Defense Information Technical Center (https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/citations/ADA161086 : accessed 12 Apr 2021)

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Hello Kay. I’m just wondering how to change my brother to not a half brother. They are full brothers.
posted by Nicolette Beauregard
Hello Kay,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing a check-in. The Project operates in a team structure with these participant PIP Teams -- The Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and three Biography Teams. There is also the Voyage Team which guides new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team.

You're currently identified as a member of every Team plus acting as a leader of the Project. We sincerely thank you for ALL you do to help the Profile Improvement Project meet its goals. We would like to hear about the successes you’ve had and would also appreciate any feedback you have to help improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or via private message to one of us.


Debi Hoag, Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

Robin Shaules, Project Coordinator, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

I am glad for continued involvement with the project.


posted by Kay (Sands) Knight
Thank yo so much not only for working beside Team Roses for this year's SAT, but for the amazing work you're doing with the app that finds unsourced profiles. So much bad genealogy is getting cleaned up thanks to you! Emma :-)

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