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
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.
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:
I have a fellow that has worked some on Ellis county, Texas for me (I lead it) part of us_history... With that I had been helping him, not realizing he was brand new.. Any chance since YOU are working with DNA now, one of you all could physically get his DNA onto wikiTree for him? (how do I know that?, I saw your post on his page, Name is Gerald Jay Stone. (He has my personal email and says he is frustrated, etc... so I hear a call for help..
Hi Charlotte, thanks for checking in. I have reached out to your adoption angels program about a week ago and haven't heard anything back yet. Is this typical? As an adoptee, I am very eager to work with one of your adoption angels...Please let me know if you think I should resubmit my form/request or if there is someone you can put me in touch with directly. Thank you!
Charlotte is 22 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 23 degrees from Robynne Lozier, 17 degrees from Pocahontas Rolfe and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.