Wendy (Skillings) Taylor
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Wendy (Skillings) Taylor

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Signed 16 May 2018 | 72137 contributions | 7937 thank-yous | 2059 connections
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Wendy A. Taylor formerly Skillings
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Mother of [private daughter (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 14 May 2018 | Last significant change: 1 Aug 2022
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This user is a native speaker of English.
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor participated with Canadian Connectors during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor participated with Canada Cleanup Crew during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon.
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Born in Canada, now lives in the UK. Educated to post graduate level. Recently retired from a job as an IT Project Manager, which means more time for genealogy which I have been doing for about 20 years.

Maternal family was originally from Denmark. Paternal family emigrated to Canada from Norfolk, England

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  • First-hand information. Entered by Wendy Skillings at registration.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between AS and Wendy Taylor. Their most-recent common ancestors are AS’s parents, John Lange and Elna Lange. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Parent/Child, based on sharing 3,433 cM across 74 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal and paternal relationships are confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between JS and Wendy Taylor. Their most-recent common ancestors are their parents, Jim Skillings and AS. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Full Sibling, based on sharing 2,389 cM across 68 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Wendy Taylor GEDmatch A204056 and her maternal first cousin Betty Nielsen GEDmatch T693033. Their most-recent common ancestors are their maternal grandparents John Lange and Elna Lange. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.8, based on sharing 1126.1 cM across 45 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Wendy Taylor GEDmatch A204056 and her paternal second cousin JB GEDmatch A936866. Their most-recent common ancestors are their paternal great grandparents Elias Charles Skillings and Elizabeth Jane Zimmerman. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.9, based on sharing 262.7 cM across 11 segments.

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Hi Wendy,

Thanks for your contributions to the monthly Sourcerers Challenge. We appreciate your work!

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the Jun 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Mel Bishop
Absolutely correct, Wendy! You gave me marriage date grandmother’s brother. Thanks!
posted by Dean Kramer
Thanks for all you do Wendy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the March 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Mel Bishop

Great work on the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving our tree.

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thanks for all the hard work!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Royal Effort Milestone
Wendy reached the Royal Effort milestone by sourcing 500 profiles in theFebruary 2022Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Congratulations on adding so many sources during the February 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! Great improvements to the One Tree. Thanks!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thanks, Wendy, for leading me to Social Security documentation of the death date for Jack Jordan Zimmerman Sr! I've joined FamilySearch and am using this trick to document dates on other profiles.


posted by Terry Zimmerman
Thank you for letting me know, Terry. That’s great news!


Hi there Wendy,

Thanks for the marriage of Mary (Rayner) Warwick - Rayner-2158. Cheers, Kathy

Happy 😃 that I could help, Kathy!


Hello Wendy,

I am 85 and live in the United States. And I related to you and Jane Skillings. Nice to connect. Kathy Solomon Isbell is 17 Degrees from Jane Skillings

Weaver-12554-2.jpgKathy Weaver →✖Weaver-12550.jpgEarl Weaver (her father) →✖Bettie Shasteen (his mother) →✖Mary Smith (her mother) →✖Robert A Smith (her father) →✖Joseph Smith (his father) →✖James Smith (his father) →✖Ralph Hoard Smith (his father) →✖Elizabeth Smith (his sister) →✖Mary Hartley (her daughter) →✖Hannah Rice (her daughter) →✖Thomas Page (her husband) →✖Mary Page (his sister) →✖Secord-28.jpgDavid Secord (her husband) →✖Solomon Secord (his son) →✖David Secord (his son) →✖Sarah Zimmerman (his wife) →Zimmerman-4200.jpgJane Zimmerman (her sister)

posted by Kathy (Weaver) Solomon Isbell
edited by Kathy (Weaver) Solomon Isbell
Hi Kathy

It is lovely 💕 to know we are connected through the Secord and Zimmerman families.


Hi Wendy, You asked About Camille Fauteux I have a couple of Camille Fauteuxs in my myheritage tree. One is my Great grand father(Hawsbury/Rigault) area >> Grand father Victor Fauteux (Hawksbury/Rigault) area >> Father Roger Victor Fauteux (Ottawa) 1925 >> me William Roger Fauteux (Ottawa)1949. The other is a descendant of a Great G uncle who I have not researched much . I am just starting with WIKITREE, and have a few thousand family names in MyHeritage. I am interested in family geneology, although I find it defies some basics laws of physics ??? Bill
posted by Bill Fauteux
Hi Bill

I was just trying to suggest a source for your great grandfather, so your unsourced tree is no longer unsourced. If that is the correct source, there are others you might add to his profile also.


Hi Wendy. Thanks for the greeting. Brian Fitzgerald
posted by Brian Fitzgerald Mr
You’re welcome, Brian. I hope you enjoy it here.


Thanks for your welcome, much appreciated Wendy.
posted by B Whelan
Thank you Wendy for your welcome.
My pleasure, Diane. Let me know if I can assist in any way.


Thank you for responding so speedily and helpfully to my query about a Wikiwill.
posted by [Living Hacking]
You’re welcome, Susan.


Dear Wendy, thank you for the welcome. I am looking for mrmbers of the Isaacs family in England befor Francis Isaacs went to live in the British Virgin Island in the 18th century. Possibly from Devon.
posted by Susan Isaacs
Hi Susan

I would suggest adding some profiles for your ancestors, if they are not here already, and then posting in our g2g forum. The g2g is full of friendly helpful people.

I did a quick search on FamilySearch.org for Isaacs in Devon born in 1700-1799. There are lots of them. See https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.surname=Isaacs&q.birthLikePlace=Devon%2C%20England&q.birthLikeDate.from=1700&q.birthLikeDate.to=1799&count=20&offset=0&m.defaultFacets=on&m.queryRequireDefault=on&m.facetNestCollectionInCategory=on

However I would need more clues about what I am looking for.


Thank you Wendy for responding and giving me help tips
posted by Kelly Doerr
You are welcome, Kelly. Let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you Wendy for the recommendations for joining Greeter
Hi Wendy. is it possible to upload my dna test results from myheritage onto this site?
Hi Mildrea

At WikiTree, we do not store your DNA data. Your DNA test details can be recorded and these should show on the profiles of your ancestors about 24 hours after recording your test information.

You could upload your DNA test details to GEDMatch.com, or similar sites, to facilitate test comparisons.


PS Apologies, but I deleted my first answer as I was half asleep and thought you were asking about GEDCOMs.

posted by Wendy (Skillings) Taylor
edited by Wendy (Skillings) Taylor
Hi Wendy,

The information you posted on Ellen Hanrahan is correct. Thank you Joyce Lehan Feodoroff

That’s great, Joyce. I have added under Sources now.


Hi Wendy. I was trying to search for my ex husband, but the birth date was after 1940 do I dont have excess to that info. He was my 2nd husband and my children (from 1st marriage) are wondering if he still lives.

Thank you Annemarie Gouws (de Hoog)

posted by Annemarie de Hoog
Hi Annemarie

You didn’t share his name, so I am not sure what to look for to see if I can help.


Wendy I hope I'm not the first person to do this, i put in same information in for two different people..... I need to correct it i went in to edit it, it just made things worse..... can you please help???
Of course, I am happy to help. Please let me know the WikiTree IDs for the two people.



William (Boggs) Elkins If it could be deleted then I can go back in and put in the correct info... Its all correct on my other person.. I will be more careful when putting in my information.. Thank you ever so much...

Hi Theresa

Apologies for the delay in responding.

On WikiTree, we can’t delete profiles, but we can merge them. I can help with a merge, but need both WikiTree IDs. You mentioned Boggs-3443. What is the other WikiTree ID, please?


Hi Wendy!

I am hoping you can assist me. I would like to become the profile manager for my great-great grandmother as she does not have a profile manager. I cannot seem to find the way.

She is no. 11095 Mary Ann (Mann) Thorn.

Thanking you in advance. SPM

posted by S. P. (Nivison) Mousouros
edited by S. P. (Nivison) Mousouros

Usually, next to where it says ‘No Profile Manager’, you will see the link [adopt this profile]. If you click the link, it should add you a the profile manager.

Let know if you have further questions


I made profiles for my Thomas , Sarah and their 7 children. They were added to the existing profiles and it resulted in existing Sarah profile as being married to 2 Thomas's and having 7 more children as half siblings to the existing siblings.
posted by Joseph McCreary
Hi Joseph, I have raised merge requests for a number of these. I am sure once these are dealt with, the issues will be resolved


Joseph. C. McCreary

L asked Sam Land to be on his trusted list and he agreed. You posted a comment on George McCreary profile; are you asking me to post a message on the same profile suggesting which family is correct? I will send you a private message with details of what has been added.

posted by Joseph McCreary
No need to now, I have raised merge requests


Thank you very much Wendy, I am very new at this and am hoping to learn more. I really appreciate what you added!
posted by Cynthia Voigt Mrs
Thank you Wendy. I've removed my email address from my Wikitree profile. Could you explain to me how posting my own personal email address in any way compromises any other Wikitree user, or exposes them or Wikitree to spam?
posted by Ange Coniglio
Hi Ange

It doesn’t compromise other members, or WikiTree itself, but WikiTree is a public website and, as such, there are people or ‘spambots’ that can capture your email address and send you spam emails.

Anyone who wants to contact you can either post a comment on your profile, or send you a private message via WikiTree. You will receive these as emails. You can post a reply to a comment, or send a reply as a private message via their profile.

WikiTree does its best to protect all its members.

For further information, see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Comments


Thank you Wendy for the welcome email.
posted by Petrus Smalberger
You are very welcome, Petrus.


Thanks Wendy for your welcome!

I am Just starting and learning to use wikitree app.. WBR, Juha Family member from Finland - since Feb 2021

posted by Juha Honkamäki
Thank you for the guidance regarding privacy! I've updated.  :)
posted by Jason Sweeton
Thank you for the welcome. I started searching family in 1978 and did so till 1999 when I published a Riepenhoff -Reaper Family History book. The internet was not here for much of that time so I had to go to many cousins along with libraries, cemeteries, court houses, etc. These cousins gave us information on themselves, their parents and grandparents, their sons and daughters. Is that information received first hand all right as a source here?
posted by Ronald Riepenhoff
Hi Ronald

Yes, information told to you by a cousin can be added as a source. You should record who told you and when. However, this is anecdotal evidence and it should be possible to find primary sources to support things like names, connections, life events and dates.

For example, I have suggested some sources for Herman Rudolph Krueger, which I found on FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch is free, though you do need to register.

For further information on Sources, see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:How_to_Get_Started_with_Genealogy#Source.2C_Source.2C_Source

Let me know if you have further questions


From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty
Thanks for the welcome email. Im not into genology, found moms page here lacking a few bits of info. So just supplied it. Dont know how to update things, so hopefully a admin can. Thx again. KA
posted by Kathy (Irby) Aston
Hi K

As you haven’t connected to your mother, I am not sure where to check. If you let me know her WikiTree profile ID, I will have a look.


Yes cousin Caroline Hensley is my great grandmother and appears to be the same person. I do not have access to the family finder website you listed.
posted by Clyde Shelton
Hi Clyde

FamilySearch.org is free, you just need to register. Providing sources that everyone can access is preferable to linking to an Ancestry family tree that many won’t be able to access because it is behind a ‘paywall’. Having said that, there are ways of linking to source documents in Ancestry. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Links_to_Ancestry

Hope that helps


Wendy, I look forward on how to use this site fully. I just need to input about 9 generations to connect to many of my ancestors. Does this free site get info from other sites like Find a grave or ancestry.com?
posted by Monica Andry
Hi Monica

It isn’t automatic, but you can add citations from Find a Grave. You can add citations from Ancestry, though as they may be behind a paywall, citations from free sites are preferred, such as FamilySearch.org.

Let me know if you need help with finding Sources


Thank you for "Thank you" I look forward to utilizing the collaborative tree to get through the roadblocks in my tree.
posted by Christine Diaz
Don’t hesitate to ask for help with brick walls on our g-2-g forum. There are lots of helpful people there. It is best to have set up a profile first, though, so others can see what you already have found. Let me know if I can assist in any way.


I am excited to be a part of the community. I have years of research I have done on multiple grandparents and look forward to continuing my research and helping as many people who are interested in my research
posted by Lorene Grant
Hi Lorene, I am sure you will love it here. Do explore the g-2-g forum, as there are lots of friendly, helpful people there too.


Thanks Wendy for you note.

I look foward to getting things update.

posted by Merl Underwood Sr.
Thank you Wendy for your reply.. Merge request was initially made Oct 17 2020 so I should be able to merge November 17th.

"Hi Michael, The profile manager has not been active since 2018, which may account for the lack of response. I believe if it is still not accepted after a month, you should be able to complete it. "

I have never done this and want to make sure I Merger Mendenhall-2148(Incorrect Duplicate) TO Mendenhall-499(Existing and Correct) will this be obvious when merging? Thanks.

posted by Michael Cherry
It should be self explanatory. If you select the biography content from the -499 profile, it should all be as before


Hello Wendy, I need to merge and no responce from Ownnerr of Mendenhall-499

Mendenhall-499 and Mendenhall-2148 appear to represent the same person because: I thought I selected Mendenhall-499 but a New entry was made, Mendenhall-2148. Mendenhall-2147 (Capt Thomas Mendenhall) is the Son of Philip Mendenhall-499(Philip Mendenhall. this is the link I was trying to establish. Thank you for any help. Mendenhall-2148 I created in error. I Thought I selected Mendenhall-499 but Mendenhall-2148 was incorrectly created. I can not delete so I guess a merge to Mendenhall-499 would be best. Yes?

posted by Michael Cherry
Hi Michael

The profile manager has not been active since 2018, which may account for the lack of response.

I believe if it is still not accepted after a month, you should be able to complete it. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Matching_and_Merging_FAQ#What_can_you_do_if_you.27re_waiting_for_approval_from_someone_else.3F

Let me know if you are still having problems after the month (30 days) is up


Thanks Wendy for your nice welcome.

Thankfully, I am getting help from an experienced wiki-tree member and will find my way around soon.

posted by C. Bell

Thank you for the kind welcome!

posted by Anita Mauldin
Hi Wendy,

Thank you for your generous greeting. I hope to add a lot more to the tree in the future! Cheers, Sue

posted by Susan Kissick
Hi Susan, I look forward to seeing your contributions


Hi, Cousin Wendy!

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
Thank you for the welcome, Wendy, it was a nice surprise
posted by Karen Fairbrother
Thanks for the merge suggestion!
posted by Christopher Robertson
You are welcome, Christopher


Thank You Wendy. The information you informed me about will really come in handy to learn more about the site. I really like what I see so far.
posted by Connie Sutton
I am very happy to hear that, Connie


Wendy, I would like to thank you with a badge but havent figured everything out yet....
posted by B Brashear
A badge isn’t necessary, B. I am always happy to be able to help.


Thankyou Wendy for welcoming me and giving me, as a new member, great tips on how to navigate the site!
Hi Leanne, I am glad the guides are helpful


How do I fix it so it says my biological grandma is my biological grandma on tree and not have her listed as my great grandma?

I made this account back in I think 2010 but now I'm serious about genology since I'm moving to canada soon I want my kids and descendants to know about my history

Hi Gabriel

At the moment, you seem to have a profile for both your grandmother and great grandmother. If these are the same person, I suggest you merge them. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Merging

If they are different people, but connected to the wrong people, I would disconnect them by going to the edit tab on their profile and removing the spouse and mother. Then, you could connect them to those they should be connected to.

I hope this helps, but if not do let me know how I can further assist.


Thank you, any tips will be appreciated.
posted by Carrie Norman
Thanks for the welcome. Send any tips you find helpful.

Take Care, Sherry

posted by Sherry Daugherty

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