I join you as a student of life (still with a passing grade). As such, this introduction is not yet a genealogical profile, but a more appropriate social one. I still provide sources, but these are exemplary [of what NOT to do], cited to give this profile a sense of what one can expect [unfortunately often] from WikiTree.
I assign my well-sourced genealogical biography to my successors. For now, my genealogical tree begins with my parents.
I owe a great thank you to my relatives, who preserved essential, private, otherwise unrecoverable facts from family documents, and then connected it all together into a family tree. I am building on their efforts.
Also thanks to all family researchers, who have researched so thoroughly the treetops of my tree, creating an information-rich environment for goings-on four centuries ago.
I want to pay forward this head start, and WikiTree seems the best platform for such an endeavor, because I can envision it as one of the last bastions of restraint and scholarship in an increasingly 'facts don't matter' world. (Of course all is temporary, and being a .com site, the founders are suggesting a take-the-money-and-run eventuality, so keep your GEDCOM files high and dry.)
See My Profilology for all the latest on my adventures in WikiTree space.
Also see My Opinion Sheet for observations on how well Wikitree is doing its job.
Also see My TO_DOs for a list of needed updates that I am trying not to forget.
Also see My DNA Segmentology Discussion for ways to determine ancestral family groupings from lists of DNA relatives.
I have been doing genealogical research on my ancestors for three decades, and DNA research for the past 15 years. I've done my share of prowling through courthouse basements, through unorganized boxes of documents at historical societies, through LDS-provided microfiche, through old historical volumes offered freely on the Internet, and through old cemeteries with indecipherable MIs.
DNA has taken my research far afield, discovering how I got here by learning about the location and life conditions of my paternal genetic 'tribe' at intervals over the last 70k years.
More recently, I spent early years in semi-rural Connecticut, middle school in rural Colorado, and then became a permanent, citified left-coaster (formerly purplish, but now deep blue): high school in SoCal, college in Bay Area, career in SoCal, retirement in Pacific NW.
After a college degree in mathematics, I enjoyed a career (42 years) in computer software, most of the final two decades on contract at JPL, while raising a family in SoCal. I have two children and one grandchild by my first marriage, and acquired three more adult children and six more grandchildren by way of my second wife, Debby. We now enjoy the retired life, in a house by the Sound.
Small ball (baseball terminology) describes my introverted approach to life, finding success by doing the small things well. Find me now digging on the Internet, satisfying an insatiable curiosity about all the happenings on planet Earth, including researching my family's ancestors.
When not at my computer, find me photographing birds, tutoring grandchildren, restoring an old sports car, enjoying reading and taking online courses, walking/running with Moby (our bandit pooch - thieves shoes and socks), riding my bicycle through forest and field on trails re-purposed from old railway rights-of-way, watching streaming movies on big screen most evenings (our escapist entertainment treats), maintaining house and garden, enjoying life out and about, all shared with Debby.
Blogs and other online formats:
Online Classes (undergrad-level, online, free, some prior knowledge assumed):
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On 14 Jan 2018 at 15:42 GMT Melissa McKay wrote:
We have been working on setting up the Portal World-the Netherlands Project so now it's official.
On that page, we have a member sticker and category that you can add to your own profile and a tag for following us on G2G.
Here are the Portal pages we need some help with. We would ask that you send a Trusted List request for the portals you wish to work on or are interested in.
Thanks for joining and hope to see or hear from you soon :-)
Greets from Portal World the Netherlands,
On 12 Jan 2018 at 12:48 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
Greets and keep up the wonderful work you do Weldon it's appreciated !
On 8 Dec 2017 at 23:59 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
I was wondering if perhaps you would be interested to work on the Portal World-The Netherlands with Melissa and Bill and hopefully more members ? I was thinking maybe we can make it a sub Project of the Dutch Roots Project, where you all can add or work on more specific things related to the Netherlands you would like to see added there or work on.
If you are interested just add your name to the list and let me know, or you can of course contact Melissa or Bill directly.
Greets from the Netherlands,
On 23 Nov 2017 at 11:01 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
There's an important Dutch Roots Project G2G, please check it out, we would love to see and hear from you there !
The Dutch Roots Project Team :)
On 1 Sep 2017 at 20:50 GMT Jan Terink wrote:
Did you know there's a new Source-a-Thon 2017 (first register here) organized for 30 September - 2 October 2017? A huge event, to keep things organized we are going to work with teams again. Since you're a member of our Project, perhaps you would like to join ourTeam Flying Dutchmen Team to help and source and improve Unsourced Netherlands profiles ?
We sure can use some help and you can win prizes, but the best thing of course is we are going to work on this together, get as many as possible Unsourced profiles Sourced and improved and have a lot a fun ! :)
The Dutch Source-a-Thon Team
On 7 Apr 2017 at 15:43 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
It's spring so time for some cleaning, perhaps you would like to help ?
Greets from the Netherlands,
On 12 Mar 2017 at 09:55 GMT Jan Terink wrote:
Welcome to the Dutch Roots Project! :)
To show you how we work and how it should be done if you are a member of the project :), here's the help page for it: Biographies. We also have some examples of profiles, in the Bio's of these profiles you can look how to add the ref tags and sources etc: when is a profile Template ready? Of course you'll reach your Pre-1700 ancestors. That's why all members need to take the Pre-1700 self certification quiz, like you already did. The Dutch naming convention is very important, all info about Patronymics you can find there as well.
And here's what you can do already: to join the project
Well I know it's quite a lot of info, so just take your time to read it all, and of course for all members of the Project it's very important to participate at the G2G because that's where we communicate about Dutch profiles, if we need help finding sources or other project related stuff :).
Thanks for joining Weldon, we're very happy to have you as a member and if you have questions or need some help just ask, always happy to help!
|Greets from Holland , Jan|
On 7 Jun 2016 at 14:23 GMT Sandy Edwards wrote:
Also very interesting post on your profile - you might consider a cut/paste to G2G and or weekend chat post. If I can help in any way, please feel free to contact me direct.
On 3 Jun 2016 at 22:49 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
Re Seth Hammond, do you have any other information on him other than his approx birth date? I found a marriage record of a Seth Hammond of Dartmouth who married Elizabeth "Lumbard" of Chatham in 1738. The year would fit with his birth in 1713, but not sure without more info to go on.
I'll check Anderson for you.
Update : Anderson didn't seem to have anything on Seth, b ca 1713.
On 24 May 2016 at 02:57 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote: