Researching genealogy is much like figuring out large, complex software, which I did professionally for over 35 years. As a geographer, the connections between families and their migrations are fascinating.
My ancestors lived in Central New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and Iowa.
Surnames include: Sands, Ayer, Salisbury, Whiting (formerly Whiton), Cornish, Burk, Spinning, Stoner, Scranton, Sanford, Reed, Toepelt (Tapelt, Taplet, Taplett) and others.
Currently working on finishing up some Sands, Cornish, and Whiting and beginning some work on Scranton and Sanford.
Quick Links for some references currently in use
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On 1 Sep 2017 at 17:10 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
On 31 Aug 2017 at 00:31 GMT David Selman wrote:
Yes you have the LNAB, first and second marriage surname correct for the profile of Margaret. The profile looks great!
Thank you for your contributions to WikiTree.
David ~ Wiki Mentor
On 27 Aug 2017 at 20:17 GMT David Selman wrote:
Yes you can use your birth record on your fathers profile as well as his birth date(s) as listed on the census and death records as sources. If you do not know the exact birth date for your father put it in as shown on the census or death record and click uncertain.
If you. your mother and siblings are mentioned in the census records for your father then you can also use them as a source on your own profile as well as theirs.
And I'm here to help too, just ask!
David ~ Wiki Mentor
On 25 Aug 2017 at 02:30 GMT David Selman wrote:
We've made a change in how the tutorials are sent to new members. Instead of weekly messages you can now work at your own pace.
How is it going so far? Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions?
We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.
David ~ Wiki Messenger
P.S. Sometimes links don't work in emails. You can always find a link that works in the public comments on your profile.
On 23 Aug 2017 at 14:53 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:
Sorry the links do not work from your email, but they always work from your profile. Please check the public comments on your profile and you will find each of those links to the How To's. Let me know if it does not work here, but I do believe it will.
On 18 Aug 2017 at 22:11 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
On 18 Aug 2017 at 21:39 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
You have been busy! Conflated profiles are tough and the Samuel Sands profile is looking good. Thanks for sharing it. I enjoyed seeing how you're doing!
On 18 Aug 2017 at 19:24 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
You're probably getting a good feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree by now. We know that collaboration isn't always easy. So, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer.
Have questions? We want to help! Click the name above any of your comments, then ask in the comment section of that volunteer's page.
Debi ~ WikiMessenger
On 18 Aug 2017 at 03:23 GMT David Selman wrote:
Click here to see Help: Editing Family Relationships, Removing Family Connections.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
David ~ WikiTree Mentor
On 13 Aug 2017 at 21:17 GMT David Selman wrote:
The short answer is no we do not use a wiki markup, such as [ url clickMe ] on a G2G question, answer or comment.
When you ask a question, answer a question or post a reply a new box opens and at to top it has the featured to add a URL to text. or to copy a URL address and paste it to the box, attach a picture, bold, italic and more.
I suggest you go to the Weekend Chat click comment, as a question and then see the features offered in the box that opens, f you do not want to use the box after entering info simply click cancel.
Later when I have time I will see if I can find or create a copy of the box as I call it.
Thank you, David ~ Intergrators G2G Project Coordinator, Mentor