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 became Lady of Bandrum in Scotland on 17 Feb 2018. With a gorgeous piece of land that is not far from her Napier ancestors castle and tower.
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
Charlotte Shockey participated with The Great Lakes Team during the 2016 Source-a-Thon, adding 1,018 sources to profiles. (2nd place) Team Great Lakes improved 1,214 profiles total and was 5th top sourcing team.
Charlotte Shockey participated with A Rose By Any Other Name during the 2017 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 2,763 suggestions. (3rd place) Team Roses improved 11,977 profiles total and was the top cleaning team!
Charlotte Shockey participated with Team Roses during the 2017 Source-a-Thon, adding 1,138 sources to profiles. (6th place) Team Roses improved 11,433 profiles total out of 53,245 and was THE top sourcing team.
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.
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.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 701.6 cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and her 1st cousin Jamie (Brewer) Fletcher GEDmatch T710721.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 158.6 cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and her second cousin Elise Jones GEDmatch M239113.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 81.7 cM match between Charlotte Shockey GEDmatch T419364 and her 2nd cousin 2x removed Ray Parker GEDmatch M320786.
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, Misty, or Kaite 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:
Thanks for the message and concern. Honestly I find WikiTree confusing. I’m use to using Ancestry and Rootsweb before it went down. They were easy to use. It’s didficult to upload 1/2 my tree and get everyone on my side. I don’t like that at all. I may not stay with WikiTree. Personally I feel there are just too many steps to do anything at all. I’ve started to do things several times and decided it’s just not worth the effort to try to figure it all out. It shouldn’t be this difficult for me to use and I’ve been at this for over 20 years. If it’s hard for me, it is probably off putting for others as well.
Hi, Charlotte. Thanks for stopping by my profile and asking about the Wikitree help page. Yes, its very good. I realize at this point the "Source" area of the family members that I have added is a little lacking. I intend to go back and add more information to my tree and make them look more professionally done and more "standard" for genealogy.
Did my training at MCG to many years ago... Question. What link or message am I to look for at this time in order to obtain trusted status?
Harlem, Lived in Martinez for 4 years.
Genealogy as an interest stems from "busting" a family myth that the Telfer branch (Maternal) included decedents from Thomas Telford (Scottish engineer from early 19th century who is buried in Westminster Abbey). He never married or had any children... still working on 18th century connections. In the course found that my maternal grandmother is the granddaughter of Francois Romeril born on the Isle of Jersey. He was a Mormon pioneer (arrived Salt Lake City in 1855 from Jersey (UK) via Liverpool on the ship "Chimborazo" from Liverpool on 17 April 1855. (http://www.romrellnet.org/FrancoisRomeril.html) TY
Hi Charlotte Thanks I checked out the How to's after getting your message. At the moment I have a month to finish three picture family history books so I have Wiki Tree on hold at the moment but I am really looking forward to getting into it. Many thanks for your message.
Thank you, Charlotte! I have a lot of family information to add - but it was really fun to link up what I have with what I found here! Like puzzle pieces being fit together to see the whole picture.
I've been checking out other genealogy sites, and I'm a little overwhelmed. I found my grandfather several places on Ancestry with wrong information - that's what I like about Wikitree - the careful attention to detail and having one entry for each person.
I'm still in the entering info I already have phase - there's a lot on my Dad's side but not so much on my Mom's.
I am just trying to figure out how this works and how many lines can I put on here. Also the way to use tags and stuff . Not familiar with this. My trees are on a pc that is not on the internet and it won't be till fall I can down load trees but need to know what I can put on here. I do have my lines and hubby's on Ancestry but can't get on the site right now.