Started doing genealogy in High School, but was not very good about getting sources other than "as told to me by my grandmother", etc. but I collected several photos and Bible pages from relatives (primarily Grandmothers).
Between then and now there were many gaps in my pursuit of my family lines, but it was never totally forgotten. A more serious approach to sources happened after graduation from UW - especially since a US Archive is located in Seattle fairly close to my first 'home' - which led to spending a lot of time reading microfilm records.
A major gap in my pursuit of genealogy was during the child-rearing years of 1990 - 2016 --> child rearing is a full time job, even for only 1 or 2 children
I am now retired and trying to dig through old info to get back on track. WikiTree has been a great motivator to freely share all the information I have collected over the years. (I would hate to have it all just disappear by going into a trash bin when I die. Even quasi-disappearing into a local library is almost as bad.)
First-hand information entered by David Sloat - based on birth certificate, school records, known job history and other clear memories
My SLOAT/SLOTE/SLOT/etc. GEDCOM database is on RootsWeb db=desloat (this link goes to my Pedigree page). For the original SLOAT/SLOT/... ancestor see my entry for Jan Piertersen Slot on RootsWeb (this is the same as Jan Pietersz Slodt on WikiTree) but I have not linked to him yet - even though my Y-DNA links to him I still need to break through my brick wall to extend my pedigree to him).
Early spelling - many branches changed to Sloat - but some still use Slott
David Sloat's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with David or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup I-M253, Ysearch U2HKV, FTDNA kit #48340
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with David:
Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T721545, FTDNA kit #48340
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