Charlotte Shockey was born in Georgia. (other info is private)
Charlotte is a dancer, since she was 5: ballet, tap, jazz (see dance photos). Her dance school later migrated into hip hop and character dancing also. She has taken a few classes in ballroom and learned the Lindy Hop from a friend very quickly back in High School.
Charlotte is also still close friends with Da Cru from Harlem High School. As well as several of her 1st and distant cousins, dance friends, and Sarah Tracy (her wine partner).
Charlotte also has been doing photography since she was very young first using her mother's Kodak Instamatic on trips. She taught herself what she knows through books and the few classes she had. She enjoys creating interesting images through composite which she found through doing a 365 Day Self Portraiture project that she feel short on but enjoyed none the less. She also used her photography skills in several productions of TV Shows that never were shown on TV. She received the 34th Annual Telly Award - Bronze Entertainment for "Georgia Boy's Grits N Glory" teaser as Art Director, Graphic Design, and Still Photography. The other shows she worked on were "Honky Tonkin USA" and "Kingz of Swing".
Charlotte enjoys wine. She loves trying new wines and rating them on Vivino. At the end of 2014 she started brewing her own wines at home hoping to eventually start her own vineyard in the Winchester, Virginia area (if she can win the lotto).
Charlotte became a Greeter for Wikitree on 4 Oct 2016. She enjoys greeting new members to the WikiTree family! March 2017 she joined a sub-group of the Greeters that are called "the Messengers". On 7 Jun 2017, Charlotte became a Project Coordinator for the Ambassador Project.
Charlotte joined Direct Cellars on 1 Feb 2017 as a Wine Representative & member for this fast growing Wine Club. Shockrina Direct Cellars
Most Improved Dancer - Colson Dance Studio, Augusta, GA
Outstanding Beginning Art/Photography Student
Outstanding Photography Student
Honorable Mention in the Images of Freedom Student Photography Competition for Law Day (ABA)
Regional Winner - Georgia School Art Symposium
Outstanding Artistic Excellence for the 20th Annual Agnes Markwalter Youth Art Competition
Congressional Exhibition Honorable Mention for her photograph named "Bo Light Ear"
34th Annual Telly Awards - Bronze Entertainment "Georgia Boy's Grits N Glory" teaser as Art Director, Graphic Design, and Still Photography
1-3 Oct 2016
Source-A-Thon! Bib #105. 2nd place winner sourcing 1,018 profiles. 5th place Team winner - Team Great Lakes with 1,214 sourced profiles!
22-24 Apr 2017
Clean-a-thon! 3rd place Individual winner with 2,763 errors cleaned! 1st Place Team winner - A Rose By Any Other Name with 11,977 errors cleaned.
My interest in finding out my family history started in Mrs. Odom's class at Harlem Middle School. The assignment was find out the origin of your surname and recreate your coat of arms. I found a Shockey in the English origins but could never find a coat of arms. So I created a shield with a lightning bolt hitting a key - "Shoc-key". *wink* It wasn't until years later in 2003 that I really started my family database to find out that Shockey was the Americanized version of my surname.
I now enjoy meeting all my cousins no matter how distant. I've started three groups on Facebook one for my Shockey cousins, one for my Sperry's, and another for just my maternal side. I've also attended 5 Shockey Family Reunions (as of 2016) and looking forward to many more. I'll be helping with the Shockey Family Fellowship Inc. website and hoping to one day be on the board. I'm also helping with the Dyess Family website and starting an incorporation for that family group. Attended my first Dyess Reunion on 29 Oct 2016.
DNA Tests Taken:
FamilyTreeDNA - auDNA & mtDNA; uploaded to MyHeritage
Genes For Good
French, Orcadian, Spanish .. 82.02% (±12.53% margin of error)
Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA, Mark McLaughlin & Charlotte Shockey, Book No. 95. Page 148., Mark McLaughlin & Charlotte Shockey, 17 September 2001; Superior Court of Richmond County, Augusta.
Charlotte & Mark McLaughlin - Divorce Papers, Aug 2005, , Columbia, Georgia, USA, , Superior Court of Columbia County.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 3582.6 cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and her mother Carol Brewer GEDmatch T598194.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3585.8 cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and her father William Shockey GEDmatch T820558.
Relationship to Gregory Bonifield and Sarah Henley is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364, William Shockey GEDmatch T820558 and John C. Porter GEDmatch T941114 sharing a 15.159 cM segment on chromosome 11 from 126390369 to 132583894.
Thanks to Charlotte Shockey for starting this profile.
13 Feb 2017
In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up having to be deleted. While I fully intend to be around to manage all my profiles for the next 50 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my family members or to any of the other wonderful WikiTreers who have collaborated with me. My own personal profile will be left to an active family member and/or Emma, Eowyn and Julie to tend and weed. I'll also have an obituary set up on an unlisted "free-space" to be updated, made public and linked to my profile after my passing. Charlotte Shockey's Obituary
Looking for male Sperry's from the Richard Sperry (England) line as well as the German Sperry's to do Y-DNA test on FTDNA. So we can see if they connect down the line. Other spellings: Spearry, Speary. Also, looking for Sperry males to do DNA tests. Doing a ONS.
Charlotte Shockey's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Charlotte or other
carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H, Mitosearch CBWQ4, FTDNA kit #300156
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Charlotte:
Hi Charlotte, thank you for the message with a link to the "How to Get Started" topics, somehow I had missed the first one, and I enjoyed reading that one and the second one. I appreciate all the support from Wikitreers. I do have a question: I added a profile yesterday, for Holland-7004, and there was a suggestion for me to check and see if there might be some pre-1700 project that should be tagged. Frankly, I don't feel that I have enough experience to do that. Could you help? If not, I'll post a question in G2G in the next day or two. Thanks.
Thank you Charlotte! I'm going to try and really flesh out the ancestors with documentation. Someone suggested posting pics for those who don't have an ancestry account. I did find where in Ancestry you can 'share' the source and someone can view it without having a subscription. I don't mind posting documents (if it isn't against their legal agreement). Where do you do such a thing?
Thank you for asking whether I've enjoyed my first week.
WikiTree is a very confusing place and it's difficult to get questions answered as you think you're communicating with person A and suddenly person D turns up (that's you). And you can't have a conversation because some are on your profile and some on theirs unless I'm missing something.
Have I done the first step on the Guided Tour? Yes but I had to go find it to see. I've read so many help pages.
I have already learnt how to edit profiles which is what you say is the next step though not the bits on that guide page re photos, categories and templates.
It's probably next week's stop I need <vbg>. The G2G is even more confusing though I've looked around and posted a comment or two.