Kay Sands

Kay Sands

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Kay J. Sands
Born 1950s.
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Biography

I was born and grew up in Central New York State in a small hamlet on the old Erie Canal. As a young girl, we often visited with various aunts, uncles and cousins on the weekends. We also made a few long car trips to visit an aunt who lived in southwestern Colorado. One time we stopped in Nebraska for a 'family reunion' with many second and third cousins.

This traveling must have interested me, since I picked things that I enjoyed to study in college, and ended up with a degree in Geography, with a computer science minor.

I was fortunate to begin my software engineering career, in the mid 1970s, working on the use of computers in mapping. This was in a research and development environment, and we laid much groundwork that latter led to modern GIS. My expertise was in spatial data representation and manipulation, although those who know me might say it is in telling people where to go.

I always enjoyed figuring out large, complex software, and also studying maps and the influence of geography on our migration and culture. This makes genealogy research a natural.

I began this journey knowing that I had ancestors from Iowa and from New York. I have since learned that the Iowa ancestors migrated from Germany and from Connecticut. I have also discovered that not only was my father born within 10 miles of where I grew up but his parents and great grandparents were born and lived within a 10 mile radius. Thus within this 10 mile radius four great great grandparents married about 1820, at least five great great great grandparents settled between 1808 and 1817. Two of the families came from Connecticut, and lived about 50 miles from each other and within 50 miles of the home of my Iowa ancestors.

Surnames include: Sands, Ayer, Salsbury, Whiting (formerly Whiton), Cornish, Burk, Spinning, Stoner, Scranton, Sanford, Reed, Toepelt (Tapelt, Taplet, Taplett) and others.

Currently working on Rood and Standish.

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Followed Tags
Kay is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
52_ANCESTORS
One profile a week
AYER
Buxton, Maine
CORNISH
Simsbury, Connecticut; Onondaga County New York
DATA_DOCTORS
Correct ERRORS, review WARNINGS and investigate HINTS
G2G
Communication
INTEGRATORS
Communication and collaboration
MAYFLOWER
Standish. Working on connections to Rood/Rude.
REED
Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Illinois
ROOD
Connecticut and New York
SANDS
Buxton Maine; Onondaga County New York
SANFORD
Connecticut; Delaware, New York; Ogle, Illinois
SCRANTON
Guilford, Connecticut; Polo, Illinois; Tama, Iowa; Anderson, Kansas
SOURCE-A-THON
Following along
SOURCERERS
Improving profiles
STANDISH
Massachusetts, Connecticut
TORREY
Connecticut
WEEKEND_CHAT
What's Happening?
WHITING
Ashford, Connecticut; Onondaga County New York
WHITON
Ashford, Connecticut; changed spelling to Whiting
DNA Tested
Kay Sands's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Kay or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Kay:

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On 2 Oct 2019 at 19:38 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Kay, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

On 4 Sep 2019 at 21:55 GMT Laura (Pennie) Bozzay wrote:

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Kay reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the August 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

On 22 Aug 2019 at 23:22 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Kay reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the July 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge


Thanks Kay!

On 28 Jul 2019 at 00:58 GMT Marsha Turner wrote:

10th Cousin 5x removed. Hello.

On 2 Jul 2019 at 11:47 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Kay reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the June 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge


Thanks, Kay!

On 1 Jul 2019 at 19:03 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hello, Kay!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 18 Jun 2019 at 15:06 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi Kay,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Coordinators Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following: 1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute. 2) Added Connectors to the tags you follow.

On 5 Jun 2019 at 01:27 GMT Michelle (Saucier) Ladner wrote:

Hi Kay,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 31 May 2019 at 04:32 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hello Kay,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Project Name. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Integrators Project page for ways to contribute.

2) Added Project TAG Integrators to the tags you follow.

3) Joined our Integrators Google Group

Thank you!

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 30 May 2019 at 03:54 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hello Kay,

On behalf of the G2G Integrators Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you most enjoy contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

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