Mindy Silva
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Mindy Silva
Born 1960s.
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Daughters of the American Revolution
Mindy Silva is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Please check out the G2G post containing the challenge for all DAR daughters!

Mindy is a professional genealogist.

I am currently focusing on my genealogy business, Silva Genealogy, LLC

I have started indexing Madeira, Portugal baptisms again. You can find those on Amazon by searching "Madeira baptisms."

My Ancestors

I am deeply interested in locating ancestors. Not only for myself; but also for family, friends, and others.

My Ancestors Research Statistics (Click for brick walls that I have worked on)

Generation Number Direct Relation to Name Total # of Possible Ancestors Total # of Identified Ancestors Total % of Identified Ancestors
2 Parents 2 2 100%
3 Grandparents 4 4 100%
4 Great Grandparents 8 8 100%
5 2nd Great Grandparents 16 14 88%
6 3rd Great Grandparents 32 28 88%
7 4th Great Grandparents 64 50 78%

Proud Member & Supporter of

  • Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS)
  • National Genealogical Society (NGS)
  • National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)

DNA Statements

Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva GEDmatch A030801 and Jim Silva (2nd cousin 1x removed) GEDmatch A054943. Their MRCAs are Mindy's great-great-grandparents and Jim's great-grandparents, José (Silva Ribeira) da Silva de Ribeira II and Rosa (Joaquina) Silva. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 4th - 6th cousins, based on sharing 40 centimorgans shared across 3 DNA segments; Confidence: High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva (2nd great-granddaughter) and her second cousin Theodore "Ted" Morgado. Their MRCAs are their great grandparents, João (Gonçalves) Gonçalves Pereira and Alexandrina Amélia (Silva) Gonçalves Pereira. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins (actual relationship 2nd cousin 1x removed), based on sharing 136 centimorgans shared across 9 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva (great-granddaughter) and her second cousin (a grandchild of (Living) (Lee) Lum Ho). Their MRCAs are their great grandparents, Soong Myung Lee and Merrine "Minnie" (Gomez) Lee. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st - 2nd cousins (actual relationship 2nd cousins), based on sharing 181 centimorgans shared across 9 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva and a child of Glen Hennager, Mindy's first cousin once removed. Their MRCA's are Mindy's great-grandparents and the child's grandparents Ambrose Patrick Hennager and Pearl Josephine (Alexander) Ellis. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, Confidence: Extremely High; based on sharing 581.1 centimorgans shared across 30 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva GEDmatch A030801 and a child of Cleo Hennager, Mindy's first cousins once removed. Their MRCA's are Mindy's great-grandparents and the child's grandparents Ambrose Patrick Hennager and Pearl Josephine (Alexander) Ellis. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, Confidence: Extremely High; based on sharing 487 centimorgans shared across 23 DNA segments.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva and a child of Eugene Walter Heath, third cousins. Their MRCA's are Mindy's great-great-grandparents and the child's great-great-grandparents Joseph H Cobb and Agnes Sophia (Green) Cobb. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd - 4th cousins based on sharing 120 centimorgans shared across 5 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Mindy Silva and a child of Jo Ann (Alexander) Cox, third cousins. Their MRCA's are William Joseph Alexander and Margaret Pearl (LaChapelle) Alexander. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd - 4th cousins based on sharing 41 centimorgans across 2 DNA segments; Confidence: High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on GEDmatch consisting of Mindy Silva, Dennis Werda, and Shelly (Gullette) Slade, who share a 13.4 cM segment on chromosome 11 from 188510 to 134445626. Mindy and Dennis are 3C2R; Mindy and Shelly are 5C; Dennis and Shelly are 4C1R. The MRCAs of Mindy, Dennis and Shelly are Daniel Allen Hennagir and Elizabeth (DeLong) Hennagir, the 4th great grandparents of Mindy and Shelly, and the 5th great grandparents of Dennis.
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  • Lyon County, Nevada, marriage certificate no. 39** (1985), E* E* M* and Mindy L* Silva, Lyon County Clerk, Yerington. (** Some details hidden to preserve privacy)
  • Lyon Co., NV, Lyon County Court file ****, M* v. M*, "Dissolution of Marriage" 199*.

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Thank you for your participation on Team Virginia in the July 2023 Connect-A-Thon. You helped bring Team Virginia to a 15th Place finish with 2,295 profiles added. We could not have done it without you! This year's Thon members added 95,575 new Profiles to the Global Shared Tree!! Here is The Wrap Up information
Mindy Silva participated with The Virginia Connectors during the 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added 73 connections.

Nancy Thomas ~ Team Virginia

posted by Nancy Thomas
Hi Mindy - does this profile still need the PPP added for the WT Challenge last November? https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Feltham-792 Thanks, Jo
posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Hello Mindy,

Thanks again for signing up to RAWK five fellow WikiTreers in the month of March.

Here is your RAWKERs sticker code. To display this on your profile, just add curly brackets at each end:

Community Event |image=WikiTree_Event_Images-1.png |text=was a RAWKER |event=We Will RAWK You Event

If you're on Discord, please do join us on the We Will RAWK You channel using this link:


If you're not yet on Discord, this Help page should get you going:


Looking forward to researching with you!


posted by Kathy (Urbach) Nava
Thanks Kathy! It's been fun! I'm looking forward to the next event.
posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Mindy,

I am a team leader in different Wikitree Projects: Germany, Australia, Ireland, Latin America (Brasil).

Germany Project has recently promoted me to a Project Coordinator for the historic Kingdom of Prussia.

The PC role gives me extra ability to edit Project Protected Profiles. I will only make small corrections in Latin America. I am not an autocrat, I expect any significant change to be debated in the open forum, G2G. One very small change I have made is to change some text in the Latin America Project header page. It used to read "Argentinian Project" which I have changed to "Argentina Project".

posted by Steve Thomas
edited by Steve Thomas
I started to thank you for uploading each of the presenters' handouts for WikiTree, but then realized if we all did that you'd drown in notes of appreciation. Thank you for doing what you do! It's appreciated!
posted by Ethel Clarke
You are very welcome, Ethel! I think the symposium and anniversary events went well! I'm already looking forward to next years.
posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Mindy, Sorry to bother you. You helped me recently with the template for Source-a-Thon 2022. I just want to ask one last question regarding the template. What is the correct parameter for adding one's score to the Sticker. I have the sticker already on my Biography but I want to add the final tally of profiles I sourced. Please help.

William L Maher

posted by William Maher
: What a fantastic Source-a-Thon!

.Team Virginia thanks you for adding profiles during the Thon!!! It was a blast! We look forward to seeing you at the next one.

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posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Mindy,

Could you please send me a template for the Source-a-thon team page? Ive started editing it but need some missing text! Thanks, Rob (Banyan tree team)

posted by Rob Wilson
Apologies, what I'm looking for is a fresh template for the source-a-thon


posted by Rob Wilson
Dear Mindy

Just to say thank you for all you do to make sure the 2022 Source-a-Thon run smoothly

You are a superstar!!

Thanks Ronel!! It is my pleasure! =)
posted by Mindy Silva
Mindy, just got this through my e-mail. Could you tell me if it is authentic. So careful these days.

The following was sent via the private messaging system on WikiTree.com.


We have a Wheat Family DNA Study underway with 90 descendants participating. The study is focused on your Wheat ancestors. There are no costs. Please get your free gedmatch number so you can participate.

The first step is to download your DNA results. Pictorial directions are here: https://dna-explained.com/2019/11/04/dna-file-upload-download-and-transfer-instructions-to-and-from-dna-testing-companies/

Do not open the zip file that will have your DNA results in it or that will corrupt the data. Keep this zip file safe because you can use the data for other purposes as well.

Then go to gedmatch.com, set up your free account, and upload the DNA results zip file. The link to upload is on the home page on the right. Be sure to set your results as available for public comparisons.

I can send you step by step directions on how to add your gedmatch number to wikitree.


Hi Claudia. I'm not familiar with that DNA Study. What I can tell you is that I always recommend people upload their data to gedmatch.com, it is free. It makes it easier for possible cousins to compare to you if they used another testing company. Your raw DNA data is never stored on WikiTree, so that is not open to dangers. You just add your gedmatch ID to your profile, and it will appear on your direct ancestors.
posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Mindy, Kevin here. I see you are connected To Alicia Cooke Duvall. Can you tell me where I went wrong. I created profiles for Martin-77696. Her parents are Henry & Alicia Duvall. On her (Martin) tree they do not correlate as her parents. It shows Henry as father and unknown mother? Did I miss a step to connect them? FNG Kevin-That's fun new guy kevin. Thanks cous
posted by K Smith
Hi, Mindy. I don't if you realized this or not but according to Wikitree we are 11th cousins.
posted by Mary Leachman
That is awesome, Mary! I love finding new cousins. ❤️
posted by Mindy Silva
Dear Mindy. Thanks for the New discover about Francisco son of Antonio Silva. I need to get some time to research following this New discover. Also , I believe Jose Da Silva born in 1887 is the Same José you have found the docs . .So I have merged the 2 and hope it is correct done ( I don’t have experience in merging)Thanks for that too. Your help is really great. I will research about Francisco and his parents because maybe The break-down could come from this ❤️Thanks a lot and my best wishes. I watched your interview on you tube wiki tree and I loved to see you and listen to you ❤️Congratulations
posted by Jussanam da Silva
edited by Jussanam da Silva
Mindy -

I can not thank you enough for your continued advice, cheerleading and for stepping into the PL role for the Appalchia Project. You made something very important to me a reality. Much thanks!


posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Me too!! Thank You ! I been really enjoying working on this project especially with other team members
posted by Janine Isleman
Hi, dear Mindy,

I am from Germany and not so very familiar to the actions of WikiTree, like this WikiTree Challenges (the latest is starting today: Matthew McConaughey...). Am I too late for registering? My profile is Gawlik-25. Perhaps you want to help me. Bye, greetings from Southern Germany Eva

Team Virginia wishes you the best for the Connect-a-Thon. Thank you for helping to grow our tree. I know this will be a lot of fun. See you there!
posted by Mindy Silva
edited by Mindy Silva

I found one of my ancestors, that came from Portugal. The ship log and , census, etc. how do I go about the Postugal part of the study? Do I join a group like yours? Misty

Hi Misty,

I'm looking at that profile now. It looks like his father traveled as well, as his older and younger siblings were born in Massachusetts. It would be worth looking at immigration records for the parents (well, ship's registers). You can join the Portugal project if you want, or let me know how I can help. You can also ask questions in the G2G forum.

posted by Mindy Silva
Thanks for adding the Military information to my Delacruz ancestor! I don't have a paid membership to Ancestry, so I didn't even know about his military service, I sincerely appreciate every bit of the story that people share.
posted by Amber (Felts) Clark
It was my pleasure, Amber! Let me know if you ever need help.
posted by Mindy Silva
Greetings from the 1776 Project . . .

We're doing our semi-annual check-in to ask whether you have made contributions to the project in the last six months?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the 1776 Project that you respond to this check-in. Please post your response as a reply to this message on your page, for convenience of record keeping.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Betty -- 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hi Betty,

I certainly have! My focus this year has been to add military sections, sources, and stickers to revolutionary ancestors during the WikiTree Challenge. Thank you for all that you do for the project!

posted by Mindy Silva
edited by Mindy Silva
Thank you, Mindy, for awarding me the WikiTree Challenge 2022 Team Member bade. I hope I can earn it! I have no idea how to proceed from here.
posted by Patricia LeBeau
Hi Patricia! I responded to this via email. I hope that you enjoy the challenge as much as I do!
posted by Mindy Silva
Thank you, Mindy, for the 52 Weeks of Accuracy Badge. I am grateful that even though I started late last year I could make up the 14 missing weeks this year and you were kind enough to give me the badge. It was difficult at times doing 52 weeks in row with all different topics but I managed to improve many profiles, actually way more profiles than 52. Funny how that worked out. If I just put in one more profile I could connect them to an existing profile so accuracy yes but connections spreading.
posted by Pat Miller
Thank you Mindy for your excellent work! A person connected with the question I posed and it turns out we're related. I'm still learning how to 'thank you'. Maneovering around the Wikitree is a little tricky but I did get to thank you today. Thank you again.
posted by Gail Matthews
Mindy, Thankyou for your kind offer re Lyndsey Lester / Luster in reference to the bio Help is welcome, I am going to run how of time I've not added all of Lyndsey's siblings and just managed to add one of his children so far seems an interesting character too he went from a labourer in 1880 to a Physician in 1900. I thought I had the wrong one to be honest BUT he has is Sister living with him in the 1900 Census and the Lady he married was a near neighbour in the 1880 Census (On the same Census Page) also on the same Census Page are plenty of Osborn(e)'s probably relations of Nancy (Wife of Lyndsey) and Pigg and Bogg which are also linked to the family, so plenty of research on going just limited time.

Btw If possible check the 2nd Lt being this Lyndsey (I can't get access to the records ) and there are three in the area One would be too young but the other is possible (cant remember now but I think the other is son of Isaac) though I have seen this Lyndsey referenced as being the 2nd Lt but I am suspicious with how MUCH he managed to do.

I need to add is other two wives as well.

posted by Heather Jenkinson
I'm still doing some follow-up work on Adrienne's tree. Once I get through some of the Ritchie deeds, I can help with Lesters.
posted by Mindy Silva
Managed 15 children now / 3 wives - The Physician child is Walter W Lester - His Father-in-Law John James Gambill is a Physician too. Been hard work due to names keep repeating Gambill/ Boggs / Skaggs. There's quite a lot of Physicians in this line of the tree. Emily J Lester also marries a Physician Lafayette Skaggs. The following is a write up I found about Emilys husband Lafayette.

He was married and had children. He also had a big farm with hired hands. He left all of it to become a Doctor and never returned until he was a Doctor He owned three farms in Kentucky. These farms were in Blane County. One of them was the Culp Farm. The Culp Farm was filled with timber and coal. He sold the other two farms to a man named Blackstone. Blackstone struck oil and made a fortune. He was the Coroner of Greenup, the County Seat He came from the Old Country with two brothers. One brother went to ALASKA. The other brother went to FLORIDA. He was Scotch Irish During World War I the government called him to Doctor the soldiers in the camp. He could cure the flu at that time. He made his own medicine.

posted by Heather Jenkinson
I don't think that's all true lol but was an interesting read. He was a Physician though.
posted by Heather Jenkinson
Dear Mindy, thanks for your help on my grand-father Antonio Silva's profile.

I see what you mean about you have found a Antonio Silva son of Jose da Silva and Rosa Gomes. In fact My great-grand-father Antonio Silva has also a son called Jose da Silva born in 10 juillet 1887 S. Pedro de Merelim, Braga, Portugal so...I will try find out if he got married with a Rosa Gomes, because if yes, he could be the father of my grand-father and not his brother. Thanks again, you are lovely !

posted by Jussanam da Silva
It has been my pleasure cousin!! I hope that we can find more answers for you.
posted by Mindy Silva
You are lovely Cousin ! ❤️I was working on the profiles yesterday and today and it is getting better 👍 Many Thanks to you and have a Nice week-end
posted by Jussanam da Silva
Hello, Mindy!

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.

Please reply as we look forward to hearing from you soon.

David, Pip and Dorothy ~ G2G Integrators Project Leaders and PC

posted by Pip Sheppard
Sorry if I hadn't responded to this Pip (I may have emailed you lol)! With all of the WikiTree Challenge work I am doing, I unfortunately don't have time to work with the Integrators project right now. I wish you all the best with it, and thank you for making WikiTree better!!
posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Mindy - we're dealing with an historic Portuguese ancestor in the Acadians Project and I'm hoping you might be able to confirm what we should presume his original family name to be based on his birth record referring to the two parents. Here's the G2G:


Many thanks and I'm hoping we'll have other paths to share!

posted by Tyler Benoit
Hi Tyler. I answered the g2g post. Thank you for pointing it out!
posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Mindy. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for working on several of my ancestor profiles this week during the WikiTree Challenge, and also for coordinating this event. Not only is it wonderful fun, it's like Christmas. I've never been the recipient of so much all at once. I'm still overwhelmed and need to dig through these one by one. Thank you so much, again. Oh, and we're 11C1R:)
posted by Roberta Estes
Hey Cuz! Thank you for your work on my Wikitree during the challenge. It is well appreciated, happy hunting! I am sending out a thank you to each Wikitree volunteers that worked on my tree...I have so much to do. I am working on my application to DAR on Jacob Lepper!
posted by Shelley Murphy

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

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!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Thanks Mindy, I'll put you down on the Teams Page for profile improvements and stickers. Thanks for your efforts on the challenge I think that works just great.

best regards,


posted by SJ Baty
Mindy, thank you for all the awesome work you have done on the Kelly family. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and have been so appreciated.

Kindest Regards, Cindy

.Team Virginia thanks you for adding profiles during the Thon!!! It was a blast!
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posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Mindy,

It was great seeing you on Genealogy TV (YouTube) with Connie Knox! You were excellent! So proud to be a part of this wonderful community and so glad to see WikiTree in the spotlight. :-) Happy 4th of July!

Kind regards, Lea

posted by Lea Isaacs
Thanks Lea!! The interview was a lot of fun. I do so love the WikiTree community!!
posted by Mindy Silva
Nice to see a Silva so active in this community. :) I have connections to the Silvas via my grandmother's side of the family. Also have family with that surname in Washington state
posted by Brando Furtado
Thanks Brando!! Wow, you have Azores ancestors. It looks like São Jorge right now. Have you found any on São Miguel yet?
posted by Mindy Silva
Unfortunately I've hit a wall in my research: ( I hope someday I find a path through it!
posted by Brando Furtado
edited by Brando Furtado
Great interview on Genealogy TV!


posted by Michele Bazley
Thanks Mickey! We had a lot of fun making it. :D And then Connie trimmed out our chatter lol.
posted by Mindy Silva
As a first time WikiTree Challenge member, Mindy, I want to let you know what I have done on Nathan Goodwin's tree. I have added 4 ancestors and 8 relatives. Still didn't break down Sarah Catto's brick wall, after bruising my forehead for many hours! How is the challenge process supposed to record these things so I do it right next time?

Thanks for all your hard work on these challenges! Pilla [Ackley-1513]

posted by Pilla (Ackley) Leitner
Excellent. I'm becoming more nervous to play as I don't know how to alter my mistakes. I started late with my ancestry and rushed through as much as I could and at 74 I skipped a lot of the basics. NAUGHTY.


posted by Richard Burt
Mindy it appears that I have William Burt and wife SArah Boothby 1820 to 1853 added in . THEY SHOULD BE DELETED. Sorry again
posted by Richard Burt
Does this fix it, Richard? William Burt
posted by Mindy Silva
Having some Clean-a-Thon fun this weekend!! Hope to see you there.

posted by Mindy Silva
edited by Mindy Silva
Dear Mindy. I have made a mistake on my tree Richard Burt. My ancestor William Burt 1826 to 1907 I have him with two wives Sarah Boothby 392 and Mary Ann Peck. Mary Peck is the correct wife. Sarah Boothby 393 is the correct relationship with William 1772 to 1827. I don't know how to delete the 392 Sarah Boothby. Please can you help?

Richard Burt

posted by Richard Burt
I hope that fixed things, Richard!
posted by Mindy Silva
Mindy, I do not see my name on the Janzen Challenge spreadsheet. I thought I was registered. Can I still participate?
posted by Michelle Enke
evidently need sent discord link for this weeks challenge.
Hi Mindy, how are you ?

Do you remember we have talked about my grandmother Lugduvina. So...now I found her details and her name doesn't have the G. Her name is Ludovina.I have found my father's birth certificate and her death certificate. Now I have started my lineage from her side. Thank you for trying help me in the beginning of my researches. I would love to know if we , me and you , we are related too. We should to compare our gedmatchs. Kisses, Jussanam

posted by Jussanam da Silva
I'm so happy that you found those certificates! I can't wait to see how your branches expand, and if we are related.


posted by Mindy Silva
I have my complete tree now, both sides . I only need some time to fill it up here n wikitree. I need be back to gedmatch so we can compare our DNA but I believe if we are somehow related it should be by my grandfather side Antonio Silva and not for my grandmother Lugduvina. Nice see your photo with your baby. Kisses and love to you and family
posted by Jussanam da Silva
Hi Mindy, how are you? I found some distant matchs between us and I a distant match with Jim as well . We have a distant common ancestor Afonso de Portugal but also our short connection comes from Volkenant married with Lillian Nelson. Both are onthe line of my grand-mother Lugduvina ( Ludovina) . My GEDMATCH CT4669106 xx
posted by Jussanam da Silva
Thank you Mindy, I am looking forward to working with you and everyone else in the January project! Happy New Year!
Thanks Elaine! Happy New Year to you as well.


posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Mindy!

Just want to thank you for being an awesome leader of our Portugal project. I sent you a private message asking about the best way to add Portuguese parish sources, but no need to answer :). I had a look at how you source yours and absolutely loved how complete and precise you do it so I've adopted your format. Now, I'm slowly going over the profiles I've added so far and revising the sources to the new format. It will be slow but rewarding work. Like you always say, "so much to Wiki, so little time" LOL! Thanks again!

posted by E Paulo
Hi Mindy,

You were communicating with https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Perdigao_Morais-1 about DNA. She just added her DNA to her profile. Just letting you know.



posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Mindy Silva is a wonderful wikitreer for restoring data that had been deleted by a vandal. Thanks for doing that, Mindy!
posted by Jillaine Smith
Thanks Jillaine! I hope that I found all of it!


posted by Mindy Silva
Mindy, I'm reaching out to you because I can't see how to get help on the website. I hadn't looked at my dynamic tree in a while. When I pulled it up to check a family member, I see that many of my past relatives now "dead end" without allowing me to look at their predecessors which have previously always been accessible. Is something wrong with the tool? I would hate if I'd lost the ability to look back. Thank you
Thank you for writing back. Your site has so many things on it that I just don't have a lot of time to do it all. I have been doing genealogy for over 30 years and still finding people. I still have to 2nd great grandfathers we are struggling with. Someday I will take sometime to check the site out.
Hi, Mindy my Kentucky Cousin!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I just found out that we are related 😉

Mindy and Josée are 9th cousins twice removed

posted by Josée Bouthillette