David Selman
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David M. Selman
Born 1940s.
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Biography

Husband, married to my best friend, the love of my life and wife for 56 years. Father of two, one son and one daughter. Grand Father of nine, Great Grand Father of five. 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

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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 some sources to profiles.
David Selman participated with Team Southern Sourcerers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 71 sources to profiles.
David Selman participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
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Challenge met! David participated in the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon!
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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 is participating with Cornbread Catchers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon.

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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 L Sheffield
Thank you, for your welcome and offer to help.
posted by Barbara Guffey Mrs.
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
Thank you David for your generous and warm welcome. Judy Bengochea
posted by Judy McCracken
hi David you did know i closed my wikitree account last week then reopened it ? to join England Project again would i be paired with a trail blazer again thats ok im just gonna take it easy for a couple of weeks working on my own branches im doing the clean-a-thon when it starts thankyou
posted by Ann-Marie Hamblett
Hi Ann-Marie, thank you for the message and question!

Yes, You will first need to join the England Project then ask to join the Orphans Trail and a Trail Blazer will then be assigned. You can go straight to the England Project by clicking the link in this message or the England Project link in the Pre-1700 post above to join.

David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by David Selman
hi David gonna take it easy for awhile then ill join up not had the best few weeks but gonna be ok thankyou
posted by Ann-Marie Hamblett
A million thanks my friend and mentor helping me with my ancestors I am so grateful

Love susan

A million thanks for correcting Irene, I am so grateful, i dont know much about her, and I am so happy to learn what you put on her profile

I am so grateful for you correct Irene A million thanks my friend and mentor you are the best Susan

Thank you my sweet friend and mentor for helping me on my tree, I am so happy to you. Also

You never stop surprise me that you can correct danish genealogy. You are a superstar Thank you David love susan

Thank you David for helping me with my family, you are always so helpful

Thank you my dear friend and mentor Love susan

Thank you, David, for the greeting. I'm looking forward to getting familiar with WikiTree protocols. I'll contact you for assistance. Patti
Hello David,

Thank you for your post. Do you do any research on Spanish American War men who were Chaplains? They were of several religions.

Hi Nancy,

I will send you a PM (personal message) from your profile.

Thank you, David

posted by David Selman
Hi David,

Thanks for the greeting. I posted an introduction reply to you on my profile.

Now for the question. When bringing in a GEDCOM to connect an ancestor I created with the most recent ancestor on WikiTree, should I include siblings and cousins or just parents needed to connect to the tree?

Mike

posted by Mike Dobson
Thank you Mike, for the message and questions!

I will send you a PM (personal message).

David

posted by David Selman
David,

I appreciate your warm welcome and generous information. Concerning Pre-1700 profiles, what if you adopt a profile that is Pre-1700? What steps as a new profile manager do I need to take concerning projects? Do I need to assign all pre-1700 profiles I pick up to a project?

Thanks again!

posted by Joshua Stewart
Hi Joshua,

All Pre-1700 profiles need to be sourced when created or if adopted need to have sources.

All profiles post and Pre-1700 need to meet WikiTree style and sources.

"Do I need to assign all pre-1700 profiles I pick up to a project?" No, you do not assign Pre-1700 profiles to a project but should work on the profiles according to the project rules they fall under (United States, Canada, England etcetera).

At the right top of your and all profiles under the small Help Drop-Down Menu, you will Find the Help Index.

Help: Pre-1700 Profiles

Category: Reliable Sources for Pre-1700 Profiles

Help:Biography

Help:Sources

Help:Sources Style Guide

Thanks, David

posted by David Selman
A million thanks my mentor and friend for founding my family in USA , I am so grateful, been trying to found children of my granddads brother that emigrated to Illinois in USA, and you found a child

Thank you for always being here for me, I always are so happy found my ancestors in USA, and you found a child A million thanks for helping out I now se that there son was call after my great grandfather Daniel, Love susan

posted by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
edited by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
Thank you David for responding to my question. Jerusha Dutton was born in Lunenburg,Worcester, Massachusetts USA. Her brother was Ephraim Dutton 1753-1840
posted by Barbara Odrzywolski
Hi Barbara, in answer to your G2G question. I am assuming Dutton is her surname (last name at birth). What is her married last name?

Birthdate and source citation for Jerusha Dutton. Hope this is of help.

Jerusha Dutton. Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915T​​​​​​​ Event Type: Birth Event Date: 4 Feb 1755 Event Place: Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Event Place (Original): Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Name: Jerusha Dutton Gender: Female Father's Name: Ephraim Dutton Father's Gender: Male Mother's Name: Thankfull Mother's Gender: Female

"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQD8-JMK : 15 January 2020), Jerusha Dutton, 1755.

Jerusha Dutton, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001 Event Type: Birth Event Date: 4 Feb 1755 Event Place: Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Event Place (Original): Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Name: Jerusha Dutton Gender: Female Father's Name: Ephraim Dutton Father's Gender: Male Mother's Name: Thankfull Dutton Mother's Gender: Female

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-TJTG : 10 November 2020), Jerusha Dutton, 4 Feb 1755; citing Birth, Lunenburg, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 004934225.

Thank you, David

posted by David Selman
edited by David Selman
Hi David,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Lizzie, Amy, Joan

England Project Leaders

Hi Lizzie, thank you for checking in!

We are doing OK, just staying in, safe, and away from crowds.

Yes, I am still interested in being a member of the England Project. I work on my ancestors from England when time allows, help other members with ancestors from England when they ask me for help. Being co-leader of three projects my time is limited as to participation in the projects I am a member of. I do use the England Google Group and Discord and I am happy with the team I am in.

Regards, David

posted by David Selman
Hi

My name is Sarah and I’m the new Project Leader for The Native Americans Project. This is your project check-in letter. I would love to hear back from you about your current Native American research interests and project related activity.

Thank you,

Sarah Mason, NA Project Leader

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi Sarah, thank you for checking in!

Yes, I am still interested in being a member of the Native American Project. I work on my ancestors when time allows, help other members with Native American ancestors when they ask me for help. Being co-leader of three projects my time is limited as to participation in the projects I am a member of. I am happy with the team I am in.

Regards, David

posted by David Selman
Hi David, thank you for all your hard work all over WikiTree. I don't think there's much you don't do for our tree! Emma :-)
Emma, I very much appreciate your kind words!
posted by David Selman
Hi, Texan David!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you sweet David for helping with my family and correct them I am so grateful

You are a wonderful friend and mentor. You must now be and expert in danish genealogy and special my family

posted by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
edited by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
Thank you a million my friend and mentor,I kept trying how to deal with my problems but I can se what you mean.

I am so grateful for you to help me out. You are a superstar. I often wonder how you get time to do all the work to help members. You really are the best Thanks from susan

A million thanks my friend and mentor David for helping out with my ancestors in england, I am learning so much from you.

I am so grateful Susan

posted by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
edited by Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
Thank you david for your comment
posted by Mary Broadbent Miss
Thank You David for helping me as I explore this website. Thank you for corrections. You have been a great help.
posted by A. J. Meredith
Hello, David, my friend and mentor!

Thanks for your participation during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree over the weekend. I hope you’ll join us for the Source-a-thon this fall.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello David,

It's Thon time again, this time the Connect-a-Thon! It will be from July 17-20, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click answer and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi,

I signed up for the Connect a Thon and will participate with the Cornbread Catchers Team.

David

posted by David Selman
Another wonderful Connect-A-Thon!!! It begins at 8am Eastern, Friday July 17 and goes until 8 am Eastern on Monday, July 20th.

Registration has begun!!

Would love to have you registered on Legacy Heirs!! If you are wanting to join us, please go right away to: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1054269/have-you-registered-for-the-2020-connect-a-thon-yet?start=60#a_list_title and as usual register by saying you are in and want to be on Legacy Heirs.

Hoping to see you soon!

Chat Page: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1054824/legacy-heirs-2020-connect-a-thon-g2g-chat-page

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Dear David:

Sarah Triplett's parents were Daniel Triplett baby 1709 in King George Co, VA and d Sept 1752 in Caroline Co, VA. His wife was Sarah Callawn or Peatross but I never have been sure about her surname. In fact, all I know is that she was b, abt 1730 in Caroline Co, VA and d in 1759 in the same county. Daniel's parent are William Triplett and Isabella Miller. I have more "Triplett"info. if you like but I am new to Wikitree and am trying to get all The Tharp's/Thorps/Thorpes on. Suzanne (Tharp) Guerra. [email address removed]

posted by Sue (Tharp) Guerra
typo: after Daniel T it should say about 1709.

Suzanne Guerra

posted by Sue (Tharp) Guerra
Thank you. I can see o am going to need help with this! I look forward to helping this great venture, but not now as it is 05.00! x
posted by Leontine Rondel
A million thanks for helping confirm my granddad emigrated to USA and later Philippins

By founding the paper in family and put it on my profile. You really are the best, and always so helpful. Thank you for being a wonderful friend and the best genealogy

Hi David,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work with the England help desk.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.

Joan

Hi Joan,

Thank you for checking in and yes I wish to continue with my current role in the England Project.

David

posted by David Selman
Hi there, my friend and mentor!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: Hope the recent storms in your area didn't cause much damage.

posted by Pip Sheppard
My dear friend David.

A million thanks for removing spam mail from my G2G, you really are the best, always helping out in a sweet way. You are a superstar for Wikitree Thank You sweet David

Hi,

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Hi Steve,

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Yes, I will remain in the Cemeteries Project and am currently the Team Leader for the Texas Cemeteries and working on the Long Prairie Cemetery in Kerens Texas.

Thank you, David

posted by David Selman
We are excited for your continued participation, David! And thank you so much for your time as Texas Cemeteries Team Leader!

Happy Easter to you and yours!

posted by Steven Harris
Thank you David for correcting my suggestion, you are a wonderful wikitree and a friend, what would we all do with out you

You are simply the best Your friend Susan