Wendy (Skillings) Taylor
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Wendy (Skillings) Taylor

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Signed 16 May 2018 | 34579 contributions | 3303 thank-yous
Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors
I have a tree at Ancestry and at FamilySearch, as well.
Wendy A. Taylor formerly Skillings
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1920s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
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Profile last modified | Created 14 May 2018 | Last significant change: 6 Aug 2020
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Wendy (Skillings) Taylor participated with Canadian Connectors during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor participated with Canada Cleanup Crew during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon.


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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Thank you for your welcome email, Wendy.

I am adopted and know both sets of parents. How do I reflect this in my WikiTree profile?

Thanks for any helpful steps you might have.

Respectfully, Karie

posted by K E (Barber) Sailer
Hi Karie

Usually, I would recommend showing your biological relationships in the connection for father and mother, but it may be possible for you to have two trees. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Adoptees:_How_to_Set_Up_Your_Profile

If you are going to be actively working on profiles, you should lower your privacy settings, so others can communicate with you.

Let me know if you require further assistance


thank you for the prompt response to my query Wendy. I was starting to drive myself crasy trying to work out what I was doing wrong.


Chris T

posted by Christine Toner
Well, I am glad I helped put a stop to that!


Hello, Wendy!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Thank you for your welcoming email and the tips on how to get started.

posted by Bruce Starnes
Hi Wendy,

Thank you for checking to see that I'm getting on OK here. I'm really enjoying myself - there's lots to learn about the WikiTree way of doing things. I joined the England Project and have been working on the Orphan Trail over the last 10 days with my amazing Trailblazer Elaine Mattsen. I've also signed up with the Mighty Oaks team for the Connect-a-Thon in July. This is one of the friendliest sites I have ever joined and everyone I have come into contact with has been so friendly and welcoming. I'll certainly get back to you if there's anything I need help with. Best wishes Maureen

posted by Maureen Fearn
Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself, Maureen. I have joined the Canadian team for

the Connect-a-thon, so we are competitors. :)

Have fun Wendy

Thank you Wendy for your email in reference to posting my DNA results. It was very informing and I appreciate it!
posted by Donna (Cheek) Atkins
Thankyou for your welcome Wendy

I have been doing Ancestry for over 10 years but someone on Facebook put a message about Wikitree and that is how I got here . Hoping to find someone who is related. Again thankyou for your kind message Gill

posted by Anonymous Eyre Mrs
I hope you find cousins, Gill. I certainly have connected with a few since joining


Thank you for the welcome, Wendy. :)

I am honoring my late grandmother, Martha (Jones) Taylor by continuing her genealogy work tying our line of Warrick County, Indiana Taylors to the American Revolution and Mayflower via her Jones line.

I am currently brick-walled in the region my Taylor-side great-grandfather and third great-grandfathers. I am using WikiTree as a research tool to work through that wall.

ETA: MyHeritage DNA test is in their analysis pipeline; AncestryDNA test should arrive here today or tomorrow. (More brick wall strategies!)

posted by Joseph Taylor
edited by Joseph Taylor
Hi Joseph

You might be interested in some of our projects, such as https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Mayflower

You could post on the g2g forum about your brick wall, though often it is best to record what you do know on your ancestor’s profiles first.

Have fun Wendy

Gday Wendy. Thanks heaps for your offer of support. I'm 76 and enjoying delving into the area of ancestry. I'm sure you'll be able to help me in various ways. Thanks Wendy.
posted by Grahame Keast
Hi Grahame

It’s addictive. Once you start, you just can’t stop ;)


Thank you Wendy for the welcome email. I was not expecting this. Any hints and tips are always welcome. I look forward to building my tree.

Kind Regards Eleni

Thanks Wendy;

To be honest I am swamped. It's going to take awhile, if ever, to learn my way around Wikitree. I think I'll start by up loading/down loading, one of the two, from Ancestry. Thanks again.

posted by Bruce Opalka
Hi Bruce

Download from Ancestry and upload at WikiTree. There is a 5,000 person limit on GEDCOM files, but you are best to start with a small number to get a feel for it. It isn’t simply uploading it, you then have to go through the GEDCOMpare process to check none of the profiles are already here. Ancestry includes lots of others stuff in their GEDCOM files, so there may need to be tidying up afterwards.

One of our mentors created a tutorial for the GEDCOMpare process that others found very helpful. I hope that you will too.


Thanks, for updating Francis Hazel (Sublette) Williams (1891 - 1971) I do have that document a nd a number of others that I have yet to get to.
posted by T Dennis
Hi T, you are welcome. I’ve added it under References now.


Hi there, Wendy!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 200!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
The fourth Spring Clean-a-Thon is coming! The cleaning will start on Friday, April 24, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 27, at 8 AM (EDT).

Please join us at Team Flying Dutchmen after registering HERE.

And please feel welcome to join us in the mean time at cleaning up a Dutch Roots Gedcom we work on together for the next weeks.

Hope to see you soon!

Margreet, Bea and Astrid

Hi Wendy,

I got a message that you added another "Achterberg" name to the wikitree list. Most of the American "Achterberg/Agterberg" have German roots. Achterberg is a village name in the Netherlands as well in Germany. Achter in Dutch and common German means behind. I have researched twelve Dutch Achterberg trees and only two are related. I will place these trees on Wikitree when I find more time

posted by Jan Achterberg
I only found WikiTree this morning and am I impressed! Love that it's free - I'm on a limited income, and being greeted by Wendy was really a surprise. I'm here to stay and ready to close down my Ancestry and Heritage files. Well, maybe not close them but I'm sure I won't use them much.
posted by Beverly Pike
Hi Beverly, I am gradually migrating my Ancestry tree too, but it is a long slow process, as I am going through it all again. If you plan to add your ancestors to WikiTree, you should set up tags and volunteer. Tags become clickable links to others researching those names or places that you are interested in.

You can do this by editing your tags/comments, adding a couple of sentences to your biography, or posting a brief message in the public comments section of your profile page. After that, click the ‘Save Tag(s) and Volunteer’ button.

Once we know you are here to help grow the tree, a greeter will be happy to confirm your membership. If you have questions about WikiTree, please feel free to contact me.

Wendy ~ WikiTree Greeter

PS If you ever get a "Page Not Found" error when you click a link in a WikiTree email, you can usually find a functioning link in the public comments section of your profile page

Hi I am not sure as to the correct format on how to add a tag Could you give me an example please
Hi Frances, have a look at my Tags on my profile. They are the surnames of parents, grandparents, etc. Some people add locations, like a state or province. Let me know if that doesn’t answer your question.


Thanks - trying to figure out how this works! Trying to find info on Moxley's from England/Scotland/Ireland who came to the eastern US. Thanks! I agree to volunteer or whatever I have to do to add my info!
posted by Susan Moxley
Hi Susan, the best thing is to start adding the ancestors you do know about. FamilySearch.org is a good site for finding sources. Let me know when you have some ancestors on your tree and I will try and help find links to their British origins.


Thanks Wendy, for any help finding my great great, grandmother Crocker, mother of Abigail Crocker who was wife of Isaac David Steadman Day, in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, Canada.
Hi Carol, I will see what I can find out. no promises though. An indication oh dates would be useful

Wendy ~~ WikiTree Greeter

Hi and thanks for the welcome, I have already hit a problem, my mother does not want to be listed here, I have already figured out privacy levels, but she does not want me to put her name here, I thought I could persuade her but no, so what now. can I skip her and just add my grandmother, she is dead and cannot complain. It would mean that I probably will not get connected to the bigger picture, but my grandmother would be. I am not interested in my fathers' family.
posted by Will Palmer
Replied on G2G
posted by Will Palmer
Will, you can start with your grandmother.


Nice to meet you, 2nd great-niece of wife of step grandson of 2nd cousin of wife of 6th great-uncle.
posted by Scott Hutchins
Hi Wendy. Thanks for the warm welcome.
posted by Trent Witcher
Merci beaucoup for welcoming me......

Cynthia Brown

My pleasure, Cindy. If you are interested in adding your ancestors to the tree, than I suggest adding Tags to your profile of the surnames or places you are researching.

You can do this by editing your tags/comments, adding a couple of sentences to your biography, or posting a brief message in the public comments section of your profile page. After that, volunteer.

Once we know you are here to help grow the tree, a greeter will be happy to confirm your membership. If you have questions about WikiTree, please feel free to contact me.

Wendy ~ WikiTree Greeter

Thank you Karen appreciate your timely welcome.
Thanks, Wendy, for your fast response to my question and link to help me get registered.
Thank you Wendy appreciate the welcome!
posted by Mary Ann Sherard
Thank you, Wendy. I appreciate your help.
posted by Tim Hudson
Thank you Wendy! I have much documented data to contribute that has already been accepted as accurate by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, the most accurate genealogy site in the United States
posted by Jane Overstreet
Thank you for your site.
posted by P Lily
thanks Wendy
posted by Glenn Hammond
Thank you for welcoming me! Look forward to contributing.
posted by Heidi Mueller
Thank you wendy I appreciate u taking the time to welcome me . As well as pointing me in the right direction
posted by Tina Paterson
Congratulations Wendy !
wonderful wikitreer
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
Thank you so very much! Working on getting exact dates to get as much info in as I possible can =)
posted by Aimee Comer
Hi Wendy, Thank you for welcoming me. I joined in hopes of getting a question answered. My relatives were listed on the Belgium Antwerp Police Immigration Index. On it it states they town was Niederwilt g h l.

I can not find that name in any country. Can you help?

posted by D Barth
Thank you Wendy! Lang is not my genetic name, it was my Mom’s husband’s name. I don’t actually know for sure my real paternal name, though I’ve been told it is Murphy.

I will take your advice and put as much in as I know! Thankfully I have a pretty good grip on my mom’s side of the family and can go back a few generations there.

Then I guess I will see where it takes me! Amy

posted by A Lang

Wendy is 20 degrees from Laurie Giffin, 35 degrees from Toni Morrison and 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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