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
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.
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:
Unfortunately my tree .ged is too large to upload. I don't have the time to pare it down and, really, why should I? It's on Ancestry.com. I like the idea of a wiki genealogy site and sharing information in common.
Thank you for the confirmation. I've been working on my genealogy for several years, but never knew about wikitree. I'll enjoy checking everything out and perhaps working with others on family history.
Hi Charlotte, thanks for checking in with me. The How-tos have been helpful and also not. Mostly, I think, because watching a how to, or reading it doesn't stick as well for me as doing it. I'll get it. I did wonder why my uploaded GEDcom isn't showing in my family tree, and I still need to add each person. I'm also finding that almost none of my ancestors are in the WikiTree yet. Very discouraging when hoping for additional information. Anyway, these are likely issues better posted in the forums, so I'll leave this at "thank you for checking on me. I'm learning."