Topher Sims
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Topher Sims

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Joined 30 Apr 2014 | 22136 contributions | 805 thank-yous
Topher B. Sims
Born 1980s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [private father (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1960s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Brother of [half]
[children unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 24 Apr 2014 | Last significant change: 14 May 2020
16:03: Robin Lee posted a comment on the page for Topher Sims [Thank Robin for this]
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Topher Sims is participating with Bama Bushwhackers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 442 profiles.

Topher Sims participated with Bama Bushwackers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 203 sources to profiles.




  • First-hand information. Entered by Christopher Blake Sims at registration.


  • British & Irish 65.7%
  1. London
  2. Glascow
  3. Manchester
  4. Merseyside
  5. Lancashire
  6. West & South Yorkshire
  7. West Midlands & Staffordshire
  8. Belfast
  9. Dublin
  10. Cork
  11. Mayo, Leitrim, & Sligo
  12. Kilkenny
  13. Lough & Monaghan
  14. Donegal
  • French & German 14.2%
  • Ashkenazi Jewish 1.2%
  • Scandinavian 0.5%

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  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Topher Blake and Keith Dewayne Sims, father - son. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "Father/Son based on 100% DNA shared across 23 segments."


  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Topher Blake and Rita Lynn Smith, mother - son. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "Mother/Son based on 100% DNA shared across 23 segments."

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  • Topher Sims: Mitochondrial DNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup V
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Hi Topher,

How about we work on removing profiles from your watchlist that are not your direct family? Or do you have some other thoughts about how to reduce your watchlist?

posted by Robin Lee
Before adding new profiles, please make some dedicated efforts to source the over 1000 unsourced profiles you manage.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi Topher, Just checking in to see how you are doing. Hope you are safe and healthy.
posted by Robin Lee
Please make sure to start working on sources for your unsourced profiles as agreed upon in our Mentoring notes.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi Topher

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Pre-1700 ancestors can be shared by many descendants, so collaboration is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

The United States Project may fit your research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find other possibilities. Review the project page to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

Have questions? Let me know by using the "reply" link under my comments or by clicking my name to visit my profile. From there you can leave a comment or send a private message.

Karen ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

Hello Topher,

I'm looking forward to working with you on those profiles!

Joan Whitaker ~ WikiTree Mentor "

Hi, Again Topher. I still don't see you added to the two sons of Lola OR to Lola herself? I accepted your trusted requests. If, through their auDNA matches you can find a family that you can prove is connected to Olin, please recontact me.

Also, as mentioned, the father, Olin, is an older generation male McManus. We have been looking for a living male McManus of this line to test and match our 4 proved links back to 1750s. This research has taken many years and I prefer to keep the earlier male generations with only one manager. Since my work has not been completed for these NEWER generations, I do not mind your improving them as I will spend the rest of my life cleaning up my 1800 GEDCOM entries that need reformating. I hope you understand.

Of course, if you find any primary evidence source that matches an AU tester, I'd love to hear about it.

Hello Topher, Forgive my slow response. I have added you to Lola's profile as a co-manager. If you want to manage her sons, please send me a Trusted List Request for each. I'd prefer not to co-manage the yDNA McManus line as it ends up with way too many managers and data with resulting confusion. I've been working this line for 20+ years and now my responsibility is to clean up the way too big Gedcom I created! Your request pointed me to one that needed clean up . . . . . Thank you!


Topher, you work hard and you're a great genealogist, but please disconnect your James Bartlett Sims out of the tree of Parish Sims.

William Sims-5279, b. 1796 in Hawkins, TN, d. 1847 in Columbus, Lowndes, MS, lived near his mother, Grizel Kessiah Sims, widow of Parish Sims who married William Cocke, until she died in 1820. Most of these siblings lived out their lives in Lowndes and surrounding counties, MS. As you can see, these Sims of Limestone County, AL, are not painted with the same brush as those from Giles County, TN. Comparing Kit JQ5465276 (P. A. Sims) [AncestryDNA V4] and M141925 (Joe Bamberg) [Migration - V3] - M] No shared DNA segments found.Comparing Kit A228235 (P. A. Sims) [Migration - F2 - A] and A136795 (*BR) [Migration - F2 - A] No shared DNA segments found.

posted by Patty Sims
Hi Topher!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 (actually, over 1800!) contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

By the way: Nice work during the Connect-a-thon!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. If you're new to making connections and want some simplified connections to work on, look at our Connecting Buddies page. Thanks for joining us!
posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hello, Topher!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Mr Sims, GEDmatch to MBailey and myself was neg to Bailey matches.
posted by Susan Bailey
Hi again Topher. "Congratulations" on adding the Green Badged "Generous Genealogist" to your collection! Also great to see you obtained over 1, 000 contributions in August and September. No doubt you will do it again this month too. You are on a roll, keep up the awesome work!!
posted by Dorothy Barry
HI, I corrected Mary's surname, but still added you to her profile. :)
posted by Betty Tindle
Hi Topher I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Blue Badged "Generous Genealogist". Charles wrote a great review of your work. Thank you! We all appreciate what you are doing on WikiTree!!
posted by Dorothy Barry
Hi Topher,

Thank you for your contributions to our tree. I notice that you have been helping with categories and setting up needed merges. This is appreciated.

But please be careful when adding data from your gedcom. In some cases, it is just adding things like "No biography yet." on profiles where biographies exist, or it is adding other "gedcom junk" that should be deleted.

Thanks !


posted by Dave Rutherford
Congratulations on your well-deserved wings. You are indeed an angel.
posted by P Gilroy

Topher is 21 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 19 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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