David Selman
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)

David Selman

Honor Code Signatory
Signed 13 Feb 2016 | 128301 contributions | 35986 thank-yous | 1243 connections
David M. Selman
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1960s - unknown)] and
Problems/Questions Profile manager: David Selman private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 12 Feb 2016 | Last significant change: 12 Mar 2023
14:49: D. Boggio deleted a comment from D. Boggio on the page for David Selman [Thank D. for this]
This page has been accessed 39,329 times.

Contents

Biography

Husband, married to my best friend, the love of my life and wife for 59 years. Father of two, one son and one daughter. Grand Father of nine, Great Grand Father of seven. Automotive Mechanic / Technician, specializing in Chevrolet Trucks and 4 Wheel Drive Jeeps for 27 years. Joint owner of a family business with my wife Betty from 1981 to 2008. Now Retired. Interest: Genealogy, Computers, Website Design and Publishing, Outdoors, Fisherman, Hunter ( in my earlier years ), Traveling, Reading Books and most important is being with our Family.

Digital Afterlife Advance Directive

It may seem morbid, but to aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreers, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists: Betty C. Selman, David A. Selman

Participation Stickers

Project Logo
David has been a member of the England Project for over 1,000 days.
WikiTree Day
WikiTree Day Attendee: 2022
David Selman is a Project Member of the Texas Project.
This profile is part of the Selman Name Study.
David was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
David is a participant of the Integrators Challenges
David won the June 2018 Integrators Challenge!
David won the July 2018 Integrators Challenge!
Weekend Chat!
David Selman was a Weekend Chat Guest Host recently.
David Selman participated with Cornbread Catchers during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to some previously unsourced profiles.
David Selman participated with Team Southern Sourcerers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 71 previously unsourced profiles.
David Selman participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
Magna Carta project logo
Challenge met! David participated in the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon!
Magna Carta project logo
Challenge met! David participated in the 2018 Source-a-Thon!
England Orphan Team
David Selman has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
David Selman participated with Cornbread Catchers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.

Project Leader / Co-Leader

Mentors Project
G2G Integrators Project
G2G Integrators Challenge Project
Greeters Project
Accessibility Angels Project

Team Leader / Project Coordinator / Volunteer Coordiantor


Texas Cemeteries Project
Project: Cherokee Tribe
Volunteer Coordiantors Project
Accessibility Angels Guides Team
Accessiblity Angels Research and Transcription Team

Member of these Projects

Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by David Selman at registration.
  • Family copy of Birth Certificate.

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • David's formal name
  • full middle name (M.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • images (2)
  • private siblings' names
  • private children's names (2)
  • spouse's name and marriage information
For access to David Selman's full information you must be on David's Trusted List. Please login.


Sponsored Search




DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with David or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with David:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Comments: 1631

Leave a message for others who see this profile. If you prefer to keep it private, send a private message to the profile manager. private message
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
[Comment Deleted]
posted by D. Boggio
deleted by D. Boggio
Hi D.,

I posted a comment on this on your profile.

Thanks, David

posted by David Selman
Thank you, David for your detailed instructions on How to move around the Gedcom. I think my Tree has more than 5000 names . I traced my fathers ancestry and his paternal side took me back to 1691, and his maternal side took me all the way back to 975. When I started on my mother's side, I bumped into a wall because her maiden name was Smith. However, her maternal side took me back to 1066. All English, all the way.

Your suggestion of breaking it up into sections is a very good idea. I am concentrating on the German heritage now, because I mostly have dates and names but nothing else. I,m trying to place them in historical time. It's a wonderful way to make history come alive. Thanks again David. You gave me lots of good suggestions. Barb Leist

posted by Barbara Leist
Hi Barbara, nice to meet you!

I suggest you first enter a few profiles of your family into WikiTree to learn how that works. You also will need to add locations and sources for your profiles that you create or impost from the GEDCOM and GEDCOMpare.

You will find the How to Use WikiTree Pages link that was posted on your profile to be of help. The drop-down menus at the right top of your profile should take time to explore, especially the help menu.

Thanks again for joining WikiTree, David

posted by David Selman
Hi David thanks for the information. As said I will have to learn a lot more about wikitree and adding details correctly....

Tom Millar

posted by Tom Millar
Hi David!

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

I'd also like to share our annual Newsletter with you. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading a bit about what has gone on in 2022 and what our Project has achieved.

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members every 6 months just to make sure everything is going well. There's no need to reply to this message unless you have something you'd like to let us know about (e.g. if you would like to change your team choices or provide other feedback). We will be in touch with you again in the middle of next year when we do our annual check-in with project members.

On behalf of all the Leaders, I wish you a peaceful and productive 2023.

Best wishes,

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
19:44: Linda (Petersen) Hinchcliffe removed Linda (Petersen) Hinchcliffe as manager for profile of Sarah Elizabeth Ann (Hoggett) Jackson (1869-1946). [Thank Linda for this]

19:43: Linda (Petersen) Hinchcliffe added You as manager for profile of Sarah Elizabeth Ann (Hoggett) Jackson (1869-1946). [Thank Linda for this] 02:26: David Selman posted a comment on the page for G Holz [Thank David for this]

I am G Holz and I have informed Linda that i do not wish this responsibility. I do not know how to change it back to her. Can you please help me. Glenda Holz Brunings. Many thanks in anticipation.

posted by G Holz
Hi G.,

When asking a question about a profile it is always good to give the ID of the profile or a link to the profile.

Adding and Removing from Trusted Lists Trusted Lists are managed by the members already on the Trusted List, led by the Profile Manager.

To view or modify a profile's Trusted List, click the Privacy tab on the profile.

You can request to be added to a Trusted List by clicking the request link on the profile. The Profile Manager will be emailed. If they approve you they will be given the opportunity to add you to more Trusted Lists at the same time.

There's a handy bulk Trusted List changes tool for adding or removing yourself or others from multiple Trusted Lists at the same time.

Thank you, David

posted by David Selman
Hi David,

We are conducting a check-in with the England Data Doctor Team, you have been a member for some time and we thank you for all the work you do, it is appreciated. Please let us know if you wish to remain with the team, so we can update our lists.

Look forward to hearing from you

Janet and Derrick

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Janet,

Yes, I would like to stay a member of the England project and on the England Data Doctor Team.

Thanks, David

posted by David Selman
edited by David Selman
Weird, random correction-of-my-tree generating bazillions of repeating messages of the same correction. Fills up the screen. Here's a sample: 0 Sep 2022

15:42: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James C (Kelley) Kelly (abt.1825-1864) and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 15:16: Aline Barbeau removed a match of Jim Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 11:59: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Kelly (abt.1844-) and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 29 Sep 2022 12:36: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Kelley (abt.1845-) and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 28 Sep 2022 14:39: Aline Barbeau removed a match of Jim Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 12:48: Aline Barbeau removed a match of Jacob James Kelly-Salo and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 12:40: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Kelly (abt.1880-) and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 12:34: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 12:30: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 11:12: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Kelly (abt.1844-) and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 11:10: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 11:10: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 11:08: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Joseph Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 11:02: Aline Barbeau removed a match of James Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 11:00: Aline Barbeau removed a match of K James Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] 10:56: Aline Barbeau removed a match of Daniel James Kelly and James Call (abt.1843-abt.1890). [Thank Aline for this] To make your own contributions, start at your profile or family tree.

posted by John Bean
Hi John, nice to meet you!

What tab (contributions, Family tree, watchlist) are you on when you are seeing this?

Have you tried logging out and then logging back in?

If this continues I suggest you contact the WikiTree Team at info at wikitree dot com for help as it could possibly be a glitch in the system.

I have looked at your contributions and do not see any contributions listed for the month of September.

Thank you, David

posted by David Selman
These repeating posts from the same poster during the last month came to my attention in the G2G emails I get routinely from Wikitree dot com. Thanks David!
posted by John Bean
Thank you David, for reaching out to Martha.
posted by Cynthia Sterman
Thank you for the welcome and advice... much appreciated... D. Butters
posted by D Butters
Thank you, D., for joining WikiTree!

If you have any questions along your journey adding your family and ancestors, feel free to ask!

David

posted by David Selman
Hi David

I have several questions -

1. I have close to 4000 names on my Ancestry account--- but it seems to me that I will have to add the names and any information I have about them from them rather than being able to import it all. Is this correct?

2. If I have to basically start adding information from scratch--- I am stuck on 2 relatives - 1 being my paternal great grandmother and the other my maternal great great grandfather--- so would it be an idea to get to these relatives - and see what happens ?

3, I believe there is a way of importing a file Gednet (or similar) any advice on where to find out more about this?

Thank you Debbie

posted by D Butters
Hi D.,

Here is a link to Ancestry's instruction on downloading a GEDCOM from Ancestry. It takes some time to download a GEDCOM. Once it has been downloaded, you can then upload it on WikiTree. It will take some time to upload and you will get a message emailed to you when it is ready. The GEDCOM will not automatically populate your tree. It generates a GEDCOMpare report which you work through, either accepting or rejecting, suggested matches. This link is very helpful when working through your report GEDCOMpare Process

This is time-consuming, though can be worth it in the end. Unlike other sites, where there are many trees, WikiTree is a single tree, so checking before uploading will save you the effort of having to merge duplicate profiles later. This process allows you to look for existing profiles that can save you a lot of time later.

Once you have completed the match/reject review in the GEDCOMpare process, an Add button will appear beside the remaining records in your GEDCOM. That Add button will let you create new profiles without having to type everything. It is still a one by one process because the data needs to be reviewed for completeness and sources.

If you have more than 5,000 names, you will need to split your tree.splitting a tree

If your Ancestry tree is more than 5,000 people, you have to download your tree as a GEDCOM, then upload it to Ancestry as a duplicate tree, or upload it to a desktop program, then remove records until you have less than 5,000 names. You then download this as a GEDCOM and then you can upload it on WikiTree. Then you do the same with the remaining names.

You may want to start with a smaller GEDCOM. There is a good chance that your ancestor's profiles already exist on WikiTree. You will only need to add your closest ancestors until you can connect to the profiles that already exist. This will save you some time.

I hope this helps, any problems please let me know

Take care

David

posted by David Selman
Hello David,

Thank you for you note and directing me where and what to do. I definitely need to learn how Wikitree works and how I am able to be a contributor and possibly learn more for this larger community. Your email has directed me where to start. Thank you, MaryJ

posted by Mary Walker
Thank you, Mary, for joining WikiTree!

We have WikiTree TV along with many videos on WikiTree at YouTube available.

You also will find the small drop-down menus at the right top of your and all profiles that you will want to explore.

And I'm here to help too, just ask!

David

posted by David Selman
edited by David Selman
Hello David,

We now have a Google group for the Texas Project. If you are interested in joining the Texas Google group, please send me your email address by private Wikitree email.

I will then add your email address and you will be set to receive the postings.

thanks

Mary Richardson, Project Coordinator, Texas

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi David!

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals over the past year. Every English profile we improve helps!

The England Project Leaders are currently doing our six-monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

Many thanks!

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Thank you, Ian, for checking in!

I would still like to be a member of the England Project with my current team

David

posted by David Selman
Hello David, my name is David as well. I have been trying to get my Pre-1500 Certified badge and could use a little help. I've been researching for some time now but I don't know what I don't know so I you could find time to give me tips and work with me would be awesome.

David Anthony Taylor

posted by David Anthony Taylor
Hi David, nice to meet you!

When you have time would you send me a PM (personal message) from my profile then I can reply to you by email so the links work to the info I will send?

Thank you, David

posted by David Selman
Thank you so much for the kind warm welcome!! 😊
posted by E Honig
Hi David. Thank you so much for bestowing the "Big Heart" badge and for the welcome in becoming an "orphan" adopter with WikiTree! I look forward to emailing you with questions in pursuit of finding and documenting family members and information for my new and previously adopted "orphans"!

I was very glad to adopt the "orphaned profiles" as most, if not all of them are my ancestors - either directly or indirectly. There are a number of "mysteries" my 97-year-old mother and I have been working to solve. Perhaps by researching newly adopted WikiTree orphans...we will uncover additional information and links for earlier adopted family members. Both of my parents have ancestors that came to America in the 1700s and earlier. It has been fascinating to learn about them and to be able to find genealogical books, historical articles, census data, colonial parish registers with birth, marriage, death records and other records. Many of my mother's Kentucky and Carolinas ancestors are Native Americans. You are a Wonderful WikiTreer and G2G Researcher Motivator (perhaps a new badge?)

posted by Karen (Power) Elliott
Thank you for the warm welcome.
posted by Gwendolyn Long
David,

Thank you for contributing to the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge!

WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thank you so much for your warm welcome! It really made me feel at home :)
posted by Sarah Torquato
Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in February!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
David,

Thank you for the warm welcome!

posted by LaTarsha Beason
David - I just received a notice about L Buker. I looked and I don't see anything to hang a hat on. ... do you know anything about this person? I am confused.... not a lot of experience here(on WikiTree)

Thanks, Ray

posted by Raymond Buker
Hi Ray,

I am not familiar with L. Buker here at WikiTree.

If you can provide me with the WikiTree ID for L. Buker's profile I can check it out.

Thanks, David

posted by David Selman
My dear friend and mentor

David thank you for helping me with my suggestions, I am so grateful For all your help. You have teach me so much You are a treasure for me and wikitree Love susan

Hello and Thank you. I look forward to being part of Wiki Tree
posted by Sherry Ward
David,

Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in January! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi David… I am 100% new to wikitree and am tripping my way thru it. Did ancestry dna a couple of years ago and stumbled upon wikitree last night while researching an ancestor. Because of information found in the chapter about my family in the book, “Historical Southern Families” I’ve been able to find a distinct maternal line. I connected the dots in the book to a very old photo album in my possession from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.

It would be great to find DNA matches! Appears you know the ropes around here. 😊 Fun fact… I’m related to George and Martha Washington as listed in the very thorough lineage summary in the book!

posted by M.a. McAllister
Thanks David for the note, I appreciate the warm invite
posted by Ronald Minter
Thank you my dear friend and mentor for helping me with my family, you really are so sweet and I am

So grateful because it is difficult for me You are so incredibly helpful and a treasure thank you I wish there was a badge for all your help

posted by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
edited by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
David,

Thank you for your contributions to the December 2021 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thanks for your consistent sourcing with us, David!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone for 1 sourced profile tracked every month
David Selman reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for tracking down Priscilla Young. I would never have found her! You must be tracking them here and abroad!
posted by Anne X
Thank you for reaching out to me! I look forward to talking to you in the future!
posted by Stephanie Stewart
A million Thank for helping me with my families

I am so grateful you are my wonderful friend and mentor I could have do you with out you Thank you

posted by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
edited by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
David,

Thank you for your contributions to the November Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hi,

I doing the semi-annual check-in with all project members and I would like to verify that you’re still interested in being a member of the wonderful Tree Hugger Project / Appreciation Team. Please respond by private message and let me know. If you are not yet in the Google group where members communicate with each other, please sign up here: https://groups.google.com/g/wikitree-appreciation

Since I also want to update the task list at the same time, see it here and let me know in your reply which task(s) you are particularly interested in: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Appreciation_Team:_List_of_Tasks

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Dieter ~ Tree Hugger / Appreciation Team Project co-leader

posted by Dieter Lewerenz
Thank you for the welcome and offer of help. I just might take you up on it… good night
posted by Lisa Rollins
Hello David,

Thank you for your warm welcome. I'm legally blind but I think I'll be able to participate. I plan to study the site before I begin in earnest.

posted by Steven Bearden
Appreciate you taking time to welcome me to the tree. I have an enormous amount of info to upload. Again thank you.
posted by R Crossley
Hi, David. I noticed your call for someone to cover your shift last night; hope things are better today. I've not seen you pop into the #cornbread-catcher Discord chat, so wanted to make sure that you know how proud I am of all of us. Thanks for helping keep Team Cornbread Catchers in the top 10 so far. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you my dear friend and mentor for helping me with my family you are a treasure

Love susan

Any interest in cleaning up some more duplicates here: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&who=Hefke-21&l=500 You already found a few.
posted by Michael McLellan II
Hi David, Thanks for your welcome. Have to do some browsing about the website to better find my way about.
posted by [Living Sheffield]
Thank you, for your welcome and offer to help.
posted by Barbara Guffey
Thank you my friend and mentor for correcting my family you are a wonderful friend

I am so grateful

Thank you for your thank you. I'm new to Wikitree and I do not know to show appreciation for the Thank You's that I receive...if that is even done.

Kind regards, Lori

posted by Lori (Pyle) Duncan
Hi Lori,

Thank you's are always appreciated.

Regards, David

posted by David Selman
Hi David,

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Amelia, England Project Leader

posted by Amelia Utting
Thank you, Amy, for the check-in!

I am pleased to be a member of the England Project and remian as a member of the current team.

David

posted by David Selman
A million thanks for helping me with correcting my ancestors you are so helpful always David my friend and mentor

And have teach me so much. You really are a superstar

You're awesome! I just noticed your continuing contribution to my tree. I appreciate your help.
posted by Glenn Thaxton
You really are the best, thank You David for helping me with my family, it has been a lot of work

You are simply the best

A million thanks David for helping me with Brodersen family I could not have done it myself

I am so grateful, you are a wonderful treasure Love Susan.

posted by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
edited by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
Hi David,

Could you remove [Category:Navarro County, Texas, Cemeteries]] from your profile, please? It's top level. Also, the cemetery category? (As far as I know, you're living!)

Thanks, Natalie :-)

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott