David Selman
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David Selman

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David M. Selman
Born 1940s.
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Son of [private father (1910s - 1960s)] and [private mother (1920s - 1980s)]
Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
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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 won the July 2018 Integrators Challenge!
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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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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.


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. psguerra64@gmail.com

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.


Hi Joan,

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


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


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 Steve 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 Steve 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

Thank you so much for the Super Star Badge. I am so humbled to be awarded that badge by you. I have strived to make my work "as good as it gets" on WikiTree, but have only accomplished what I have with you as my mentor. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Thank you David, for working on my great-grandmother's profile. I appreciate it as I have been busy working on my cemetery. So much to do, so little time.


posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Thanks for your promptness in welcoming me aboard, David.

I'm new to actual research rather than merely transcription of family lore, but I hope to learn enough to be in position to help others eventually.

posted by Sullivan Augustine
Dear David. A million thank You for helping me correct my mistake you really are the best, I totally stress when I look I have out a daughter the wrong place, and you where there for me.

You really are the best and I am so grateful Your friend susan

Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, David my friend!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you my friend, Pip!

Just trying to do my part for the 2020 Scan A Thon.


posted by David Selman
Hi David

Happy New Year 

We appreciate your being part of the England Data Doctor Team and all the work you have done during 2019.

With the New Year starting I am writing to ask if you wish to remain on the England DD Team for 2020. If you could let me know as I am updating the  England DD Page]

If you wish too, you can adopt a suggestion or two and a county to work on this year. 


England Data Doctor Team Leader 

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thanks with help posting that picture. I'll try to remember.
posted by C. Mackinnon

Thanks for the welcome. I've already found info about my anchestors in Europe.


posted by Elsabé van Jaarsveldt

I will be working on sharing some love with the orphaned profiles I've adopted. Joined a bit ago and still learning the ropes but glad to be on one giant project with the crew. I'll eventually learn how to join in on the Wiki challenges. Thank you for the hello and link for orphan information. Much appreciation, Sir!


Hi, David

Thanks for the welcome and information about the website. I hope this site will help me with some of my Brick Walls especially my maternal third great-grandfather, John Smith.

posted by Lois Lane
Hello David Thank you for the greetings. I am adopted and was given no information and am really lost on how to navigate any of this. I did run my DNA on Ancestry and found 2 first cousins but can't figure out how they're connected. I would love to figure out how to to this better. and be able to add my children and their fathers and grandparents.
Nice of you to greet me David.

I have a big folder of Yeomans stuff to add but going to need a few days to figure this out. I might bug you a little.lol

posted by Ward Yeomans
I'll start posting to the Ranger Group. Good idea!
Thank you so much. This website is so huge that it's a little daunting, but I'm also hoping it's big enough to find some family.


Thanks for the welcome, David. Just getting my feet wet here, I'm hoping I'll find some clues to help me break through a few walls in my family history.

--Joel Tilley

posted by Joel Tilley
Thank you for the welcome David. I have a problem. I'm really only browsing at the moment and I should have used my married name of Jessiman instead of Smith (there are too many of those). Can I change it? I am only learning about the site. Barbara Jessiman (Smithj)

David is 21 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 26 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.