Michael Smith

Michael Smith

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Michael K. Smith
Born 1940s.
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Account confirmed 19 Jun 2017 | Michael's 1363 contributions | 68 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 22 May 2016
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Wiki Genealogist January 2017 Club 100 DNA Tested July 2016 Club 100 Pre-1700 June 2016 Club 100 Family Star May 2016 Club 100
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Retired big-city public librarian & certified archivist with a specialty in history & genealogy. Active family researcher since c.1960, intermittent teacher of adult-ed genealogy courses, past editor for ten years of the Louisiana Genealogical Register, official journal of the Louisiana Genealogical Society. I was also part of the team that created The Master Genealogist in the early 1990s (behind the scenes at CompuServe, where I was an Asst. Sysop). And I've been one of the volunteer managers at WeRelate.org since its establishment.

I was an Army brat, so I grew up everywhere. Born in Toledo (not my fault), spent all my working life in north Texas. Now retired and living in south Louisiana.[1]

Among other projects, I've spent 40+ years researching in detail the history and settlers of Old Red River County, Texas, which was a spin-off of my M.A. thesis.


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Descendant of Morgan (baptized "Michael") Cronin (b. c1822 Cork or Kerry, d. 1887 Indiana). Actively researching this family since the 1960s.
Descendant of Rev War vet John S. Frakes, Sr. (1750-1846) through his son, John S. Frakes, Jr. (1786-1865). Actively researching this family since the 1960s.
Descendant of George Gastineau (b. c1774, d. prob 1865) through his son, James Gastineau (1801-1880). Actively researching and publishing on this family since the 1960s.
Descendant of Rev War vet Joseph Hatfield (b. c.1742, d. 1832) through his son, Ale Hatfield (1779-1841). Actively researching and publishing on this family since the 1960s.
Descendant of Charles Leathers (1776-1847) through his son Sanford Leathers (c1813-1872). Actively researching this family since the 1960s.
One of the "mother" counties of Texas. I've been researching its early settlers for 40+ years.
Descendant of Thomas Rowles (1753-1813) through his son, David Harlan Rowles (1792-1868). Actively researching this family since the 1960s.

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On 18 Feb 2018 at 04:16 GMT Darlene (Unknown) Marquardt wrote:

I notice you are linked to me via dna. We do have some relatives in common.

Also you don't have any sources listed on your profile. We are required to have sources. I'm sure you have many you could cite according to your bio and dna. Feel free to message me.

On 10 Jul 2016 at 21:25 GMT Virginia (Moose) Brown wrote:

My g-grandfather was John Malcolm Leathers, born 1870s, died 1962 in Madison County TN. He married Della Louise Taylor, b. 1873, died 1956. I have NO info about Leathers before this time. If you think it possible there's a link, I would appreciate any info you might have.

On 6 Jun 2016 at 12:45 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

How's everything going?

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Vicky Majewski ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 28 May 2016 at 02:18 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Welcome! We are so glad you are here! We have a Smith One-Name-Study to assist you with your general research and genetic genealogy: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Smith_Name_Study

Please join our Smith Researchers group so we know who you are researching: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Smith_Researchers

If you have not already done so, please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include Smith and any other tag terms that are of interest to you: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following

If you would like to help other Smiths, please find and add sources to any of these Unsourced Smith profiles: http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Category:Unsourced_Profiles&from=Smith-1

Are you related to me, Cooper-1: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Relationship

On 23 May 2016 at 19:24 GMT Laura (Marland) Harlow wrote:

I’m so glad you Volunteered!

You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree.

WikiTree members are always happy to offer guidance if you have questions so if you need to ask for help. And our Mentors Project has a very friendly bunch of volunteers happy to help with WikiTree-specific issues.

And Please check out our question of the week: What's your most embarrassing genealogical mistake?

Have fun and see you in the branches!

Laura, WikiGreeter

On 22 May 2016 at 12:29 GMT Jess Wallace wrote:

Hello Michael,

Welcome to WikiTree. By now you should have received an email with helpful links to get you started on adding your family to ours.

WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person and we work together to achieve that goal.

If you would like to join us confirm your email address, then indicate your willingness to share your family with ours. by filling out the Tags and comments on your profile page.

Once you volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!

Happy hunting,


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