Pip Sheppard
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Pip Sheppard

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I wouldn’t be the genealogist I am now if it wasn't for so many WikiTree members who selflessly give their time, guidance, and assistance. My research focuses mostly on the following North Carolina counties: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Transylvania, and Macon.
Pip Sheppard
Born 1950s.
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Son of [private father (1920s - 1990s)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1920s - 2010s)] DNA confirmed
Brother of [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and
Father of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Thank you Pip for your kind greeting:-)
posted by Karen Zimmerman Ms
You are most welcome, Karen!


posted by Pip Sheppard
I'm working on a tree for a friend and he doesn't have any more information other than back to his grandparents. His recent DNA shows that he is 25% Naive American. I can go back to his 2nd, great grandfather who married a 100% Cherokee woman, but that is all I can find. That doesn't come close to what the DNA shows. He thinks his grandmother was Native American and that is where I am stuck in a corner. Any advice? Thanks.
posted by Tom Wakula
Yes, actually. You can post what info your have on our G2G Forum (in the drop down menu at the top of your profile). If you do, then be sure to find the part on the posting form that asks for tags and put these two exactly: native_american research_assistance. This will bring you post to the attention of those who can help.

I wish you the best of luck!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip, I appreciate you working on US Civil War Soldiers for the Challenge. Again thank you.
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Thank you for participating!
posted by Pam Kreutzer
I did find two Confederates while thonning. They were exciting discoveries!

Thanks, Pam!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hey, Pip, we're 7th cousins once removed! Jane Harris Underwood is our common ancestress. I love finding new cousins, especially since ancestry dna led me to find my birth families.

Congrats on being WikiTreer of the week! Kris Kreiner

posted by Kris (Hodgins) Kreiner
7th cousins is a lot closer for me than most folks here on WikiTree. Greetings, Cousin Kris!
posted by Pip Sheppard
That makes me related to both Kris and Pip - via Harris and Underwood folks. Evan Harris married Elizabeth Underwood. They were my 6th great-grandparents. Evan was brother to Jane Harris, and Elizabeth was sister to Alexander Underwood. It also makes all three of us related to Richard Nixon.
posted by CJ Harris
Hello PIp,

Congratulations on being the WikiTreer of the Week. It appears that we share some North Carolina ancestors. "Pip and Sue are 8th cousins twice removed"

posted by Sue (Bateman) Matthews
Howdy, Sue!

Wow! An Owen-Bryant connection. How very cool!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi, Jen,

Looks like I'm responding just under the gun, so to speak. I am not able to participate like I would. It seems most of my Ulster-Presbyterian ancestors had no records, at least that I can find. You can go ahead and remove my badge. I'll come back at a later time if I find something that may help the project.



posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi, here's a link to a US Civil War Project Challenge you might be interested in: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1392544/us-civil-war-between-the-states-project-april-2022-challenge
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Pam, I see that most, if not all, the letters have been picked. Can I work on my free space page for Company C, 10th North Carolina Artillery?


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip, whatever you work on is great. Thank you for replying. Pam
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Dear Pip Sheppard,

Thank You very much for your highly appreciated contribution to our Family Tree.. GBU..

You’re most humbly welcome!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip

Changed https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Olsen-11570 and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Haagensdatter-113 as we discussed. Please look them both over and make any corrections needed (or flag things I need to look at).

If these folks are your direct ancestors, I'll try to push that line back a bit further in time.

Thanks & Best Wishes - Jim

posted by Jim Wiborg
Thanks, Jim! I’ll look them over. These folks are not *my* direct ancestors, but those of my late stepfather. Since Norway is out of my skill set, and you wish to work any further back, that would be great, but I’ll leave that up to you. I can imagine that you have your hands full already on WikiTree.

Much appreciated,


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip, I want to thank you for your message when I joined. I never expected to received welcome message here on WikiTree but it was Very Nice and made me feel happy to not only Find this site by accident but to be able to join as well. I'm a bit overwhelmed with how powerful this site is and haven't had much time to explore, I'm a bit anxious to get my tree uploaded but am sure I'll it all figured out. The relief is I see that there is a Huge group of people who love being family historians. Thank you again for your kindness and offer of help, I appreciate it very much. Heather
Heather, you are more than welcome; it's my absolute pleasure. I hope your WikiTree journey will be as fruitful and enjoyable as mine has been these past four years!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip, I think its your turn for February's monthly Integrator challenge...... let me know if I am wrong;
posted by Dorothy Barry
Absolutely right, and I forgot. Who was our winner?

Thanks for the reminder and your patience!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Found winner. Sorry. Posted and done! Thanks!!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done to improve the US Civil War Between the States Project. I'm doing a check-in with all project members and wanted to verify that you're still interested in being a member of the project. Also, any suggestions for the Project would be welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Yep, still in. There's still much to accomplish for North Carolina Confederates. I hope to find some time soon to start creating more pages of companies from NC.
posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip, glad your still in the project, I've admired your work for some time. Pam
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Pip

I sent you a check-in message a week -10 days ago about the US Southern Colonies Project to ask you about your continued involvement but have not yet heard back from you. You are on the Province of North Carolina Team. Do you still want to be in the project?

If I don’t hear from you by the same time next week I’ll assume that you’ve moved on to other things. After that time, the badge will be removed. Please remember you’re most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Hoping to hear from you,

Best wishes,

Mary, Project Coordinator, US Southern Colonies Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Sorry, Mary. I'm in the middle of moving, a long slow process, even if it is only three miles down the road. Yes, I'm staying with the project nd my team. Thanks for the reminder!!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks Pip for the reply to check in. I am marking you Active. Good luck on theh move and have a great next six months.


posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you for welcome - I will be back when I have loaded my DNA onto the site - hoping I can find some closer family links to my dads paternal side.


posted by Susan Meacock
ty pip lovely welcome much appreciated
posted by Margaret Grant
Hi Pip, You wrote on my page:

"On behalf of the G2G Integrators Project Leaders, we are doing a first of the year check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active.

If you are active, please let us know in which ways you most enjoy contributing to the project. All of us would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots."

My reply: Yes, I plan to continue my work on the project. I most enjoy doing the "Needs_Profiles_Created", but because of the Christmans/New Years holidays I have not been doing that much on WikiTree except some sourcing and profile clean-up work. Hope to add some this month however.

Hope your doing well this new year and everything is going peaceful with you, Sandra Davidson, current member, Integrator project.

Thanks a million, Sandra, and thank you also for all you past participation. You are an excellent WikiTreer and Integrator!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip!! Wishing you a very happy New Year. Also a note to ask you to update the title of this weekend's chat to say December 31st 2021 - January 2nd, 2022 !! I guess no one caught that yet, leave it to me lol!!!! Many thanks for all the weekends you hosted through Dec 2021. Look forward to a new year and more new chat posts!!
posted by Dorothy Barry
Unbelievable how dates cause me such problems!!!! Thanks for the eagle eye. Fixed now.

Dorothy, you are an integral part of what makes the Chat a success. Thanks millions for your consistent contributions to the Chat and for being the wonderful WikiTree that you are. I also, and most of all, appreciate your friendship!

Here's to another year!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you for the warm welcome, Pip!
posted by Sharon Jensen
Thanks for your warning.

I actually have been able to obtain useful sources, collecting them since 1985. : 10 volumes of the Wiederhold Stammfolgen, published by Alfred Wiederhold around 1980. Only 10 mimeographed copies were produced, 22 CDs containing 185 v0lumes of the Deutsche Geschlechter Buecher, These are available from the Publisher , the Starke Verlag in Limburg, Germany, but copyrighted, 2 CDs with the Netherlands East Indies Regerings Almanak, 1810-1938, and two volumes of the Warburger Stammtafeln, So I have very solid sources for my Wiederhold tree. It's a bit tedious to enter the citation in for every ancestor, I wish there were a reference capability, which I can do on my own website, at Wiederhold.org. If there were a Wiederhold project, I'd join it. .

posted by Gio Wiederhold
Hi Pip and thanks for contacting me. I finding the site a bit daunting at the moment so please bare with me! Still trying to work it all out as it’s a bit confusing at times. I’m sure I will get the hang of it!
posted by Anonymous Russell
No problem! I’ve been here three years and I’m still learning stuff. It does take time to get the hang of it.
posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip, Thanks for contacting me. We all have different levels of skill and things we can do on WikiTree. Greeting people and helping them navigate what I consider a very complex site would be nowhere near my comfort zone. I just felt sympathy for Efua and I'm glad she will be receiving help. Pat Miller
posted by Pat Miller

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! I look forward to working with you and thank you in advance for your advice and help!
C. Donilan --Hello Pip --Thank you for listening, I'm trying to put in real facts , but i get run over by NON family Generals in here. That is something i just cannot stand. So when i get an A-Hat with the wrong info -i will asked for someone to repair it. This site is very confusing.
posted by Carrarea Donilan
Carrarea, let me know if you have any difficulties.


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip

Been a wikitreer for a while now and ive hit a brick, no a concrete and steel wall with my ggggf Cain-5779 and im wondering if there is help available to track down his parents to further the cain portion of my family tree. Thanks Pip Russ your 17th cousin!

posted by Russ Southard
Russ, I did a look around, but I could not find any more information on William than you already had. It looks like William, as with so many of my Tennessee relatives and ancestors got swallowed up in that recordless land. The loss of the early Tennessee census records throws a wrench in out research. If William had hung around for the 1850 census in Tennessee, at least we would have been able to know in which county he lived and could compare with other Cains in the area.

Keep up the hunt!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Pip, thanks for your welcome. WikiTree looks really good, but I have much to learn!
posted by S. Sheffield
S, I've been in the WikiTree community for about 3 1/2 years and I'm STILL learning!  :-) Take your time, and if you have questions, I'll be glad to help as best as I can.


posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you for the welcome Pip.
posted by Spencer Taut
Sending you a personal invite to join the Super Sweepers for the OCT Source A Thon!! Will you consider joining us again please; you are totally an asset to the team!!! Sign up here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1291959/have-you-registered-for-the-2021-source-a-thon-yet
posted by Dorothy Barry
Somewhere in all those answers is my joining answer. I can’t find it! When I tried to rejoin, it said my answer was a duplicate.
posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks for the Welcome and beginners info.
posted by Deborah (Knudsen) Gill
Thanks. We may not be related buy it been told by ancestors we from the hobbits. ... Knowles
posted by Patricia Knowles
edited by Patricia Knowles
I've been told that, too, Patricia! :-)


posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you for the welcome, Pip.
My sincerest pleasure, Caralee!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip, thank you for the helpful info. on how to get started.
posted by Barbara Guffey Mrs.
You are most welcome, Barbara!
posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip,

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
Hey there, Amelia!

Yep, I'd like to stay with the teams I'm on now. I am most active in Cornwall. What I'd like to do more of is profile improvement which this summer may bring me the time to do so.

I cannot think of anything that would need improvement in the future.

Thanks so much for your leadership!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip!

As you have a Volga German Project member badge, I wanted to let you know that the Volga German Project will now operate as a Team under the Germany Project. To continue your participation in the Volga German Team, you'll need to join the Germany Project. No other changes are being made at this time - this is simply an administrative change.

Can I add you as a member of the Germany Project? I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks, Traci ~co-leader Germany Project

posted by Traci Thiessen
That work for me! Thanks, Traci!!
posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Pip,

Just started here on the wiki tree. I have lots of information on my iPad app “Family Tree”. I was wondering if it was possible to merge that data with the wiki data other than manually.


Richard Frisz

posted by Richard Frisz
Hello Pip!

I’m conducting the 6-month check in for the US Black Heritage Project. Because we are growing so fast, it’s not always possible for me to see what everyone’s working on.

I’d love to hear what you’ve been working on and if you are still happy being a part of the PIP team (perfectly named for you!). Members can change teams at any time. If you need something to work on, we now have a master task list here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:US_Black_Heritage_Project_Tasklist

We now have a project badge! Hooray! As soon as I hear back from you that you’d like to continue with the project, I will add the badge to your profile.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Emma :-)

I'm still here! When I get finished with my PIP Voyage, I'm going to start a a page for all of the black and mulatto designated families and individuals that appear in the 1890 census for part of River Bend, Gaston County, North Carolina. Yes, that was the 1890 census. :-)
posted by Pip Sheppard
That will be awesome and will help add more connections. I love those rare and mysterious 1890 census records as much as I love the oops slave schedules where the enumerator put first names! :-) Emma
Hi Pip, Could you change your category to [Category: US Civil War Project Members]] instead of [Category:US Civil War Project]]? THANKS.


posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Got it! Thank YOU, Natalie!! Much appreciated.
posted by Pip Sheppard
Pip - I have been trying to add to my profile Odrzywolski 27 the following new tag surname redinger. No matter what I fill in the boxes this new added tag won't come up. Can you help. will be greatly appreciated. I am at [email address removed]
posted by Barbara Odrzywolski
Hi Pip

Will you award a Military and War Badge to this woman https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Browning-5288. She is from England, and interested in World War II.


Mary Richardson

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Potential Patterson cousins????

Permillia Milly Patterson Rigsby (Rigby) 1812-1880 Oglethorpe—Troup—-Clay co 1812–1880 3rd great-grandmother per DNA matches??

This is the mother of my 2ggm Elizabeth Rigbsy (married John Forbus). Rigsby fam was in Elmore Co., ALABAMA 1860's I think.

posted by Ron Johnston Forbus Esquire
edited by Ron Johnston Forbus Esquire
Ron, our more recent common ancestor is Beaufort KG . This DOES go through my Patterson line, but quickly breaks off into a female line (Finley).


posted by Pip Sheppard
[Comment Deleted]
posted by Ron Johnston Forbus Esquire
deleted by Ron Johnston Forbus Esquire
Hi, Ron,

On, this is kind of query you need to ask on our G2G Forum. (You’ll find the link in the drop down menu under “My WikiTree” on your profile.) I’ve had particular success asking for assistance there from our community. I believe you will, too!

Kind regards,


posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you Pip for welcoming me as a new member. I am still trying to get the tree set up and finding my way around the site. I am hoping someone on here might have heard something about my parental grandfather Jack Pugh. Before he is 17 years of age and showing up in Texas he doesn't exist. I have added on my tree the parents names he used on his SS application. He ran away around the age of 13 is what I remember being told. We know from DNA we are Pugh's. I just want to find his family or something about him before the age of 17. Thanks to everyone for maybe helping me solve this 20 year mystery.
Hi, Annette! I think this would be best on our G2G Forum. Would you like me to post it there? (You can as easily: just clink on the “move to G2G” link and it’ll be ready to post.)

Kind regards,


posted by Pip Sheppard
Thankyou Pip. Still trying to navigate, but will becable to have a good look tonight. I am looking for my brothers and sisters, we were all separated when my father passed away in 1954. I have only met 2 siblings and I have 8 of them. I have been searching since 2016 on Ancestry with no information anywhere. So I am hoping there may be some relatives using this site.
Pip, thanks for the welcome and info on what you can help on. I have been researching my family lines for over 40 years. I kind of got burned out a couple of years ago. I was working as a family consultant at the Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here in Ft. Worth, Texas area, for 4 years every Saturday for 4 hours. I need jump back in to finish as much as I can before I get any older. Let me know if I can help you in any way. Linda
posted by Linda Trout
Linda, you are just the kind of genealogist we need here on WikiTree, and we are so glad you've joined. I, too, feel a little under the gun, so to speak, trying to get my family on WikiTree. I started when I was 11 and knew nothing about research or sources.
posted by Pip Sheppard
Hey Pip,

How are you doing??

I am not getting how to merge things. UGH! I did send you a private message, but I cannot find it now either. This is not as easy as I anticipated.

Thank you, Patricia Floyd

posted by Trish Floyd
Trish, sorry I have taken so long to respond. I need a secretary!

Here is the page I use for initiating a merge: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:MergePerson

This is the main page that had tons of info about merging: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Merging

Hope this helps,


posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks Pip for thanking me for my work on John Holloway Holloway-59 and Elizabeth (unknown) Holloway Nuthall Unknown-544525. I have such fun researching and documenting my ancestors lives. Are we related? Just wondered why you paid attention to these two.
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
Beth, I happened to see your work while I was doing my Ranger duty, and I believe that good WikiTreeing deserves recognition. Well done!!
posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks so much, Ranger Pip! :D
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
For some reason I can't add any family members to the tree . Something is wrong with the site :(
posted by Ann (LeBlanc) Burnham
I may be asking you many things in the days to come. I believe that I am related to Pocahontas..... want to show my older brothers I am right. Plus I want to find as many relatives that served in the military as I can,

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.

Alvin Duncan

posted by Alvin Duncan
You are more than welcome, Alvin!
posted by Pip Sheppard
Wow Pip congratulation saw you just past 2 million great achievement

Best regards susan

Pip, thank you for welcoming me onboard, I think it will take me a while to get up and running just by the looks of the profile page but I will get there. I have already done a fair amount of research mainly using Scotlands People but looking forward to linking up with other researchers and hopefully soon putting my family tree online.
You’re welcome! By the way, here’s a project you might be interested in. It’s the Scotland Project. Link:



posted by Pip Sheppard

Rejected matches › Philip Edward Shepherd (1849-)