Wendy (Skillings) Taylor
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Wendy (Skillings) Taylor

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Signed 16 May 2018 | 102,288 contributions | 8,904 thank-yous | 2,596 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
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Wendy was a valued member of the Greeters Project who has moved to Emeritus status.
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor competed with the Super Cedars in the 2023 WikiGames.

Born in Canada, now lives in the UK. Educated to post graduate level. Retired from a job as an IT Project Manager, which means more time for genealogy which I have been doing for more than 20 years.

Currently co-leader of the Sourcerers project.

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

Wiki-Will for the Digital Afterlife

In the event of my death, or prolonged absence from WikiTree for more than 90 days, I hereby request that all profiles for deceased persons managed by me, including my own in the event of my death, are made open.

DNA

  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Alice Lange and Wendy Taylor. Their most-recent common ancestors are Alice’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 Alice Lange. 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

I have been trying to help a PM with sourcing on profiles she manages for almost 12 months, but she says its too difficult. She has been a member since 2015 and I guess never learned sourcing after it became more of a requirement. She is Melzark-1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Melzark-1

I said I would add the unsourced banner as needed to her managed profiles, so others could source them.

I added the unsourced banner, plus needs biographies or more research to about 75 or probably more profiles managed by the same person, and that’s only on 1 page of her contributions. They are all part of about 2-3 families. Most are German or Swiss and their descendants who emigrated to the U.S.

I know nothing about European sourcing.

I wondered whether fixing them would be a good mission for a Sourcing Saturday.

I asked Jelena to work on merges for 3 identical wives of one person, all created by the same PM.

You can find the profiles I edited to add the unsourced banner and plus needs biographies or more research if you look at my contributions for 20 June 2024. There are more profiles that need work.

I leave for a long road trip vacation on 25 June returning 20 July.

I have also posted this question on Debi (McGee) Hoag 's profile.

M

posted by M Ross
Thank you for improving the sources on two of my female antecedants. How do you utilise that Ancestry link deal? I have everything in my tree in Ancestry - along with as many sources as I can attach. I’d LOVE to be able to import the sources.

I have built a few profiles when I tried to be in the England project - I ran out of steam when adding the sources manually in the text edit window. I thought there had to be better way.. and now there is, it seems.

posted by Peter Lancaster
Hi Peter! You are welcome.

I use the Sourcer app - see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:WikiTree_Sourcer It really makes citing sources so much easier and it isn’t difficult to use, once you get the hang of it. I especially like the option to build household tables to show the details of the household in the census.

You might consider joining the Sourcerer Project, if you are going back to add sources to older unsourced profiles. See https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1738316/sourcerers-challenge-may-2024. We hold monthly challenges, but also do Saturday Sourcing Sprints.

All the best Wendy

Hi Wendy!! Thanks so much for your work in improving our shared tree!
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 April 2024 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
wendy i need help adding my mother i fill the name and dates i need some one to walk me throught this please im on facebook mike grow
posted by Minard Grow
Hi Mike! I will send you a private message.

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 2024 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Wendy, thanks for your contributions to the project.

posted by Bill Feidt
Hi Wendy!! Thanks so much for your work in improving our shared tree!
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 February 2024 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
Hi Wendy!! Thanks so much for your work in improving our shared tree! Your commitment to the Sourcerer's project is alway appreciated!
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 January 2024 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
Hi Wendy!!

Thank you for your consistent improvement of WikiTree by participation in the Sourcerers Project during 2023! All that you do is greatly appreciated!

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone for 1 sourced profile tracked every month
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
Hi Wendy!! Thanks so much for your work in improving our shared tree! You are Amazing!!
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 November 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
Thank you Wendy for your leadership, encouragement and mentorship. I enjoyed the Sourcerer's challenge; I could have done much better but my dad had just died. The whole team is amazing and thank you so much for the diversion.
posted by Jacqueline Dobson
Sorry to hear about your father, Jacqueline! Glad the challenge provided some diversion though!

Take care

Wendy, Thank you so much for all your hard work in improving our shared tree!!
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 July 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Staci (Hadsell) Golladay
edited by Staci (Hadsell) Golladay
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 June 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Wendy, thanks for your many contributions to the project and for your work in improving our shared tree.

posted by Bill Feidt
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 May 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Wendy, thanks for your efforts to improve our shared tree and for your tireless work in keeping the project afloat.

posted by Bill Feidt
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 April 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Hi Wendy. Thanks for your efforts in sourcing this month.

posted by Bill Feidt
Thanks for the note and update link for FAG.
posted by Rosetta (Helm) Link
We appreciate your consistent work in improving WikiTree through the Sourcerers Project in 2022!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone for 1 sourced profile tracked every month since you received the Sourcerers Badge
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor was awarded the Golden Achievement Milestone for at least one sourced profile tracked every month since you received the Sourcerers Badge in the 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi 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 December 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Thanks for all your work this month and in 2022 for the Sourcerers Project! Happy New Year!!!

posted by Mel Bishop
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl In the Money Milestone for 300 sourced profiles
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor reached the In the Money milestone by sourcing 300 profiles in the September 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Hi Wendy. Thanks for your efforts in improving our shared tree.

posted by Bill Feidt
Hi Wendy !! Just want to ask a question regarding the Saturday Sourcing Sprint for 10 Sep. Is there a sticker I can add for participating in the sprint ? Or is there a badge awarded for place getters? You're advice about this will be appreciated.
posted by William Maher
Hi William! The first time someone wins a sprint, we award them a badge. Each week the winner is awarded a sticker. There isn’t anything awarded just for participating, though Mel normally makes mention of new participants in her reply to the g2g post at the end of her audit.

Hope that answers your question, but let me know if you have further questions.

Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Royal Effort Milestone for 500 sourced profiles
Wendy (Skillings) Taylor reached the Royal Effort milestone by sourcing 500 profiles in the August 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Hi Wendy. Congratulation on your achievement this month.

posted by Bill Feidt
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 [Living 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
Wendy,

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.

Terry

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

Wendy

Hi there Wendy,

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

Happy 😃 that I could help, Kathy!

Wendy

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.

Wendy

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.

Wendy

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

Wendy

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.

Wendy

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

Wendy

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.

Wendy

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.

Wendy

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.

Wendy

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.

Wendy

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

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.

Wendy

Boggs3433

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?

Wendy

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
Hi SP

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

Wendy

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

Wendy

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

Wendy

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

Wendy

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

Wendy

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

Wendy

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posted by SJ Baty

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