Patty Saunders was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and lived there with her family until she was in eighth grade. Patty's grandfather Saunders lived in Oregon while she was in grade school; her Saunders grandmother had died before she was born. Her dad's Aunt Ollie lived down the hill in Sausalito; they visited a few times. One of her dad's cousins lived on a farm in Sonoma with her boy who was Patty's age; Patty's family visited there at least twice. Her Hartmann grandparents lived several hours away on a little ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills; Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations always included her Hartmann grandparents and usually some aunts and a cousin or two.
The family moved to Martinsburg, West Virginia, and lived there from when Patricia was in eighth grade until she had started tenth grade. Pat finished High School in Washington, DC, in June of 1962.
Pat completed her B.A. in Psychology at University of California, Santa Barbara, in June of 1970.
Pat started her career as a computer programmer working for Contra Costa County, California. After more than five years there, she moved to Texas for a job that was supposed to take her to Iran to work. When the Shah of Iran's government failed, Pat moved to Boston, Massachusetts to work for Honeywell Computers. While working for Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Pat supported personal computers for over a year, then went back to developing software systems for mainframe computers. Pat retired from computer work at the end of 1999.
Pat had her bladder removed when it developed cancer in 2002. She has had a couple of brushes with death because of infections as a result of her cancer surgery. She is glad to live in Ocala, Florida near her sister where they can take care of one another.
Pat has been doing genealogy for about as long as she has had a personal computer of her own. She learned about genealogy when she lived in the Boston area near a National Archives branch and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. She is addicted to genealogy as a hobby.
Patricia Diane Saunders.
Given Name: Patricia Diane.
Surname: Saunders. 
9 Feb 1945.
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. 
Santa Barbara, California, USA. 
Woburn, MA. 
1974 Aunt Florence's.
Source: S140 California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.Original d Repository: #R1 Paranthetical: Y
Source: S17 U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Repository: #R1 Paranthetical: Y
Source: S89 U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Repository: #R1 Paranthetical: Y
Paternal relationship of Bill Saunders to Pat D Saunders is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Steve Bishop 1C GEDmatch A672157, John Ellithorp 6C GEDmatch A804609, Dina Helock 6C GEDmatch A862308, David High 6C GEDmatch M925223, , and Pat Saunders GEDmatch A007556 sharing @25 cM segment on chromosome 15 from 33,130,741 to 57,928,789. All five descend from Jacob Zimmerman and one of his wives.
Paternal relationship of Bill Saunders to Pat D Saunders is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Julie Bishop 4C1R GEDmatch A474818, Steve Bishop 1C GEDmatch A672157, and Pat D Saunders GEDmatch A007556 sharing a ? cM segment on chromosome 14 from 33,664,258 to 73,002,410. All three descend from Mark S Finicum and Phebe Scott.
Paternal relationship of Bill Saunders to Pat D Saunders is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of [Kelly O'Leary] 2C1R GEDmatch A238950, Steve Bishop 1C GEDmatch A672157, and Pat D Saunders GEDmatch A007556 sharing a 13.5 cM segment on chromosome 18 from 70,917,614 to 76,102,273. All three descend from William Saunders and Mary E Ashton.
Paternal relationship of Bill Saunders to Pat D Saunders is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of [Kelly O'Leary] 2C1R GEDmatch A238950, Steve Bishop 1C GEDmatch A672157, and Pat D Saunders GEDmatch A007556 sharing a 14.1 cM segment on chromosome 1 from 15,275,882 to 22,518,476. All three descend from William Saunders and Mary E Ashton.
State of California Certificate of Live Birth for Patricia Diane Saunders b. 9 Feb 1945 parents William Wilfred Saunders age 42 and Paula Erna Hartmann age 38. Place of birth is Permanente Foundation Hospital, Oakland, Alameda Co., California.
First-hand information. Entered by Pat D Saunders at registration.
As my generation begins to pass away, I want to make provision for the work I have done on our family tree. When I die, I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my Family Members active at that time on WikiTree, whether or not they are on the Trusted Lists.
I would like to document my ancestors who lived thru the Revolutionary War. Anthony Yerkes was in the militia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Ebenezer Coe was a Lt. in the Rangers in Western Pennsylvania.
My mother was born in Germany but I don't read much German so I have made little progress with her family. I also have Anabaptist German speaker families who settled in Germantown, PA.
Pat D Saunders's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Pat D or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Pat D:
Hi Pat, Sorry, but I don't think I ever knew any Ewbanks in Bingen or White Salmon. I never knew the Berrys you speak of nor do I have Clara Dean Berry anywhere in my notes. I did go to school there with a boy names Dwight Phillips.
Dad published the Mt. Adams Sun in Bingen from 1939 until 1968.
Thank you for your rapid response Pat. I don’t know why the ancestry citation has the dates 1873-1875. I looked at the source photos (Will Books) for Benjamin Coe-1211, b. 1748. The photos of the pages are labeled “Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993. The probate dates in this volume range from 1843 to 1905. I'm new to this type of research and this conflict of dates between citation and source confuses me.
I see you'll be participating in the Source-a-ton next weekend. If you haven't yet joined a team, will you consider the Forget-me-nots? With ancestors from Pennsylvania, Kansas, Indiana, Ohio, and Germany, a generic team seems like a perfect fit.
By the way, I also have family from Columbia County, Pennsylvania.
I was going to add an inline reference to the sentence that introduces the "Coe Book," but when I got to the editing page and saw all the individual references to the book, I was afraid to change anything in fear the profile would explode. So I ended up just adding the URL and page numbers to the existing citation - once I found it.