Zachary Jon Smith
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Zachary Jon Smith

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Zachary Jon Smith
Born 2000s.
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About Me
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Zachary Jon Smith is Armenian.
Zachary Jon Smith is Qurayshi.
Zachary Jon Smith is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Francis Cooke.
Zachary Jon Smith is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Elinor Billington.
Zachary Jon Smith is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger John Billington.
Zachary Jon Smith is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Francis Billington.
Descendant of John Lathrop.
Zachary Jon is 17 degrees from Pocahontas.
Zachary Jon is 32 degrees from Anne Frank.
Zachary Jon Smith is related to US President George Washington. Here is the trail.
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Zachary Jon Smith is a junior in college. A Greenville, South Carolina native, he currently hails from Gwinnett, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States. He has a personal relationship with the God who saves and would love to share Him with you. Zachary has a debater’s mind and a poet’s heart. An aspiring Renaissance man, his passions and interests include aphantasia, cinema, civics, comedy, cuisine, genealogy, geography, health, history, missions, music, nature, photography, science, technology, theater, theology, and all forms of communication. He is a staff writer for Inkwell Literary Magazine. He is working on his first full-length novel, a story of the American South in the 21st century. He has made over 25,000 phone calls to individual Georgians and knocked on thousands of doors in his local community. He is an alumnus of Stoa (fifteen tournaments), TeenPact (two Four-Day Classes), and Generation Joshua (two Student Action Teams). He took a pool ball to the face in 2017 and only forfeited one tooth. Zachary’s ancestors include Francis Billington, the teenager who almost blew up the Mayflower, and Morphia of Melitene, an Armenian queen. His favorite words are vulnerable, integrity, and forgiven.

My Genealogy Story

As a small child, I admired a beautiful painting of my family tree. My curiosity led me to ask questions about my family history. At the age of nine, I started writing down the names and birthdays of family members in a notebook. I soon decided to enter this information on Family Tree Maker. I spent the next several years researching and adding thousands of ancestors and relatives to my tree. I also became a contributor on Find-A-Grave.

At age fifteen, I discovered WikiTree. I soon realized that WikiTree is the greatest of all genealogy websites. There are so many things I love about WikiTree, from the wonderful G2G Forum to the emphasis on sourcing. I especially treasure the opportunity to help in a such a caring, collaborative environment. Keep on keeping on, y'all.



I love this project! I currently manage over 200 notable profiles.

Profile Improvement


This project is really important to me. Currently, I'm working on the profiles of my 4th-great-grandparents.



I love connecting friends and notables to the global tree!

United States


I'm hoping to get more involved here soon!

One Name Studies


While I haven't made much progress on this yet, I do manage the following one name studies:

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Ancestral Research Statistics

Generation Relationship to Zachary Total # of Possible Ancestors Total # of Identified Ancestors Total % of Identified Ancestors
1 Parents 2 2 100%
2 Grandparents 4 4 100%
3 1st-Great-Grandparents 8 8 100%
4 2nd-Great-Grandparents 16 16 100%
5 3rd-Great-Grandparents 32 32 100%
6 4th-Great-Grandparents 64 62 97%
7 5th-Great-Grandparents 126 103 82%
8 6th-Great-Grandparents 250 126 50%

Ancestral Surnames

Campbell - Pennsylvania, Massachusetts

Catlin - Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, England

Cook - New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Dijkema - Illinois, Netherlands

Doty (Doughty) - Tennessee

Edwards - Pennsylvania

Falls - Pennsylvania, Northern Ireland

Flower - Iowa, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, England

French - Tennessee, North Carolina, Massachusetts

Green - Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky

Hankins - Pennsylvania

Hennip (Hennep) - Michigan, Netherlands

Holden - New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, England

Holloway - Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, England

Johannesdatter - Iowa, Norway

Kraybill (Krebiel, Krehbiel) - Pennsylvania, Germany

Lathrop (Lothrop) - New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, England

Liddiard - Pennsylvania, England

Long (Lang) - Iowa, North Carolina, Germany

Luther - Illinois, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, England

Martin - Pennsylvania, Switzerland

Maslin (Maslen) - Pennsylvania, New York, England

Morgan - New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts

Nanninga - Illinois, Netherlands

Nelson (Nielsen) - Iowa, Norway

Otis - New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Ireland

Rowland - Tennessee, Virginia

Smith - Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina

Strope (Straub) - New York, Pennsylvania, Germany

Summers - Iowa, Pennsylvania, New York

Tobbe - New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Netherlands

Wickwire (Wickware) - Iowa, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, England

Wright - Iowa, Indiana, North Carolina, Maryland, England


Smith Tobbe

Smith Flower Tobbe Morgan

Smith Kraybill Flower Long Tobbe Catlin Morgan Holden

Smith Doty Kraybill Edwards Flower Summers Long Green Tobbe Hennip Catlin Liddiard Morgan Strope Holden Lathrop

Smith French Doty Rowland Kraybill Martin Edwards Hankins Flower Johannesdatter Summers Wickwire Long Holloway Green Wright Tobbe Nanninga Hennep Dijkema Catlin Maslin Liddiard Falls Morgan Luther Strope Campbell Holden Cook Lathrop Otis

Immigrant Ancestors

Willem Tobbe 3rd-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Holland in 1892, along with his wife Hindrikje and their children.

Hindrikje Nanninga Tobbe 3rd-Great-Grandmother
Immigrated from Holland in 1892, along with her husband Willem and their children.

Jan Tobbe 2nd-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Holland in 1892, along with his parents, Willem and Hindrikje, and his siblings.

Boukje Dijkema Hennep 3rd-Great-Grandmother
Immigrated from Holland in 1882, along with her husband Gerrit and their two small children.

Gerrit Hennep 3rd-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Holland in 1882, along with his wife Boukje and their two small children.

Jesse Liddiard 3rd-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Wiltshire, England, circa 1875.

Eliza Falls Liddiard 3rd-Great-Grandmother
Immigrated from northern Ireland in 1870.

Jane Woodard Cook 4th-Great-Grandmother
Immigrated from Canada some time between 1851 and 1875.

Johannes Nielsen 4th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from northern Norway in 1862, along with his two children.

Hermine Hermansdatter 4th-Great-Grandmother
Sailed for America in 1862 with her husband Johannes and their children, but died at sea.

Grethe Marie Johannesdatter Flower 3rd-Great-Grandmother
Immigrated from northern Norway in 1862, along with her father and brother.

Ann Burlington Maslen 4th-Great-Grandmother
Immigrated from Somerset, England, in 1857.

Henry Maslen 5th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Wiltshire, England, on the Elizabeth in 1848, along with his wife and children.

Robert Maslen 4th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Wiltshire, England, on the Elizabeth in 1848, along with his father, stepmother, and siblings.

Peter Krehbiel 6th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Bavaria around 1750, with his son Jacob.

Jacob Krebiel 5th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Bavaria around 1750, with his father Peter.

Christian Joder 8th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Switzerland to Pennsylvania in September 1742 via Rotterdam.

Anna Eva Frey Hege 7th-Great-Grandmother
Immigrated from Alsace, France to Pennsylvania in 1733.

Peter Bruegger 9th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Switzerland to Pennsylvania on the Pink Plaisance in September 1732.

Isaac Kauffman 8th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Switzerland to Pennsylvania, possibly in 1717.

Peter Schwahr 8th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Alsace, France to Philadelphia in 1716.

Pierre LeGrand 10th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from France to Virginia in mid-1700 on the Peter and Anthony.

Judith Vril LeGrand 10th-Great-Grandmother
Immigrated from France to Virginia in mid-1700 on the Peter and Anthony.

Jean Pierre LeGrand 9th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from France to Virginia in mid-1700 on the Peter and Anthony.

Mary Royal Brown 8th-Great-Grandmother
Allegedly kidnapped from Scotland and sold as a servant in Pennsylvania circa 1700.

James Morgan 10th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Wales on the Morning Star in 1691, dying shortly after arrival in Maryland.

John Evans 10th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Wales to Pennsylvania circa 1682.

Thomas Blower 12th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Suffolk, England to Boston in September 1635 on the Truelove.

Samuel Hinckley 12th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Kent, England to Massachusetts Bay Colony in March 1634/1635 on the Hercules.

Rev. John Lothrop 11th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from England to Massachusetts Bay Colony in mid-1634 on the Griffin.

Robert Paddock 11th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from Ireland to Plymouth Colony circa 1631.

John Otis 12th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from England to Plymouth Colony in late 1630.

George Holloway 10th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from England to the Jamestown colony in the 1620s.

John Billington 11th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from England to Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620.

Elinor Billington 11th-Great-Grandmother
Immigrated from England to Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620.

Francis Billington 10th-Great-Grandfather
Immigrated from England to Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower in 1620.

Ethnicity Estimates & Information



Primarily located in: England, Wales, France
Also found in: Scotland, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg

The history of Britain, the heart of our England, Wales & Northwestern Europe region, is often presented as one group of invaders after another displacing the native population. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans all left their mark on Britain both politically and culturally. However, the story of Britain is far more complex. In fact, modern studies suggest the earliest populations weren’t wiped out, but adapted and absorbed the new arrivals.


Primarily located in: Germany
Also found in: Belgium, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Czechia, Luxembourg

The dramatic landscape of our Germanic Europe region rises from Dutch and German lowlands along the North Sea through forested uplands to Austria’s Alps in the south. The German people were united by language and culture before Germany became a united country in 1871. Known as Das Land der Dichter und Denker (“the land of poets and thinkers”), Germany is home to some of the oldest universities in the world, and this region has a long tradition of producing world-class scientists, inventors, theologians, artists, and composers.


Primarily located in: Norway, Iceland
Also found in: Sweden, Denmark

The earliest inhabitants of our Norway region were strong, seafaring peoples. For centuries, hunter-gatherers slowly pushed north across the Baltic Sea, probing coastal fjords and inland stretches for arable land as ice melted off the untamed region. While Norwegians, Swedes, and Danes all share a common Norse heritage, over time, Norway’s resilient coastal communities evolved into a nation known for its seamanship, technology, artistry, and mythology.


Primarily located in: Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Also found in: England, Wales, France

Located among the isles of the eastern North Atlantic Ocean, our Ireland and Scotland region remains linked to Celtic culture. Here, along with a handful of other isolated communities within the British Isles, you can find some of the last holdouts of the ancient Celtic languages that were once spoken throughout much of Western Europe. And though closely tied to Great Britain, both geographically and historically, people in this region have maintained their unique character through the centuries.




Primarily located in: Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy
Also found in: Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Bosnia, San Marino, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Andorra

The West and Central Europe cluster consists of present day countries of France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, and Germany. Modern Humans had populated West and Central Europe toward the end of the last ice age, when the ice sheets north of the Mediterranean coast began to retreat. This cluster displays an incredible history of migration, invasion, and colonization resulting in shared genetic relatedness with nearly all of the other European clusters. Experiencing ancient interactions and exchanges with cultures from Britain, Scandinavia, Asia, and Africa. Thus, populations in this cluster continue to display genetic, cultural, and linguistic influence from these ancient interactions. Long distance travel between continental Europe and populations in the British Isles are illustrated by the shared knowledge of specific pottery and metalworking technologies. More convincingly, archaeological remains of an individual (the Amesbury Archer from roughly 2000 BCE) buried near Stonehenge in England is known (through oxygen isotope analysis of his teeth) to have grown up in mainland Europe, thus illustrating the close connections between these two clusters. The development of complex city-states was first established along the southern coastlines of France. Colonies of Greek, Phoenician, and Carthaginian settlers were the first to establish these complex societies; Roman colonies were quick to follow transferring cultural practices – such as the importance of wine drinking for the elites in central and eastern France. To the north, Celtic bands maintained semi-nomadic settlements throughout most of the cluster. By roughly 300 CE, a Celtic sect, having originated in Scandinavia, was pushed westward by invading forces from Attila the Hun, further intensifying tension between the Romans and Celts. With the Germanic tribes pushed out of Eastern Europe, Slavic speaking peoples moved into these regions and settled in areas leading up to east Germany. Continual raids from Germanic tribes and Mongolian forces from Asia ended Roman occupation in this cluster by roughly 500 CE. During this time period, the Celts continued migration to further reaches of land. The Celts moved into and settled in regions southward. These regions included Northern Italy, most of Britain, modern day France, and Spain; they also conquered most of Northern Africa, Sardinia, and Rome in the process. It is after the Celtic spread that populations within this cluster began to establish complex and diverse civilizations that are later recognized as some of the most powerful and influential cultures in the world. These ancient histories continue to influence identities and histories of present day populations in this cluster.


Primarily located in: Norway, Sweden
Also found in: Denmark

The Scandinavia cluster consists of present day Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Due to the remaining ice sheets from the last Ice Age, modern humans did not settle permanently into this region until roughly 9000 BCE. During this time, Denmark and Sweden were connected via a land bridge that enabled migration from continental Europe to the Scandinavian Peninsula roughly 13,000 years ago. These early hunter-gatherer populations settled along the waterways – lakes, marshes, and rivers. By 6000 BCE, the Ertebolle peoples had established complex hunter-gatherer settlements and seasonal camps along the coastlines. The cultural and technological achievements of these peoples are paralleled in regions of the North European plains, eastward to regions in Ukraine and Siberia. By 2500 BCE, local populations in the Scandinavia cluster had begun farming, and soon established strong trade links with the continent, particularly with populations along the Danube River basin stretching from present day Moldova west to Germany, and south to the Roman empire. Chieftain tribes ruled ancient Scandinavia, and the Viking Age was born around 800 CE in the bay between the Gotta River in Sweden and Cape Lindesnes of Norway. Between 800 and 900 CE, Viking populations had taken control of trade from the Dnieper River to the Baltic Sea and Constantinople, connecting them to populations as far away as the Middle East, Western Russia, and Siberia to the east. During the Viking Age (800 – 1050 CE), Vikings spread throughout the Old World in raiding and settlement parties. Vikings traveling west spread as far as North America and conquered areas between (such as Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Iceland, and Greenland). Viking populations moving into the east maintained control in the Slavic states along the Baltic Sea, Russia, and Steppe regions until they were forced out by invading Mongol armies. By the 11th century, the Viking Age had ended and the powers of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway battled for control of the Scandinavia cluster until the Kalman Union in 1397 unified the three powers up to the early 16th century.


Primarily located in: England, Wales, Scotland
Also found in: Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands

Early hunter-gatherer populations were able to navigate into and out of this region until melting ice sheets caused sea levels to rise, and the connection between the populations on the British Isles and continental Europe was severed. Small agricultural communities persisted throughout the ancient time period and is even recorded as the primary lifestyle by Roman invaders in the early 1st century. By the second millennium BCE, trade intensified and under control of the Chieftains of Wessex trade spanned from Ireland into central and eastern continental Europe. The wealth amassed from this intensified trade likely enabled the Wessex Chieftains to begin construction on what would grow to become Stonehenge. These trade practices further solidified a deep genetic connection with populations in the West and Central Europe cluster and areas of Scandinavia. By 43 CE, Roman forces had conquered Britain; but by 500 CE, Celtic tribes (originated in Gaul and Scandinavia) and Asian forces toppled to Roman empire, and the subsequent Celtic Expansions brought Celtic Saxon tribes into the British Isles. Powers in the British Isles also conscripted mercenary populations from continental Europe. The Saxon, Angles, and Jutes came over to support Briton forces defend against the Picts and Scots in the 6th century. Between the 8th and 11th centuries, the British Isles were invaded and settled by Viking parties during the Viking expansion; after which Normandy invaded, thus solidifying cultural and economic connections between the British Isles and continental Europe. To this day, these ancient occupations and trading practices left a lasting impression on the genetic relatedness between populations in the British Isles cluster and Southeast Europe, Scandinavia, and West and Central Europe clusters.


Primarily located in: Turkey, Armenia
Also found in: Azerbaijan

The Asia Minor cluster encompasses present day Turkey and Armenia. Home to the earlier migrations out of Africa, early settlements in the Turkish city of Catalhoyuk were also some of the first farming societies having been dated back to 7300 BCE. This region has an incredible history of short lived civilization, and has been at the center of trade – both cultural and material – from the Persian Gulf into Southern Europe. The early civilization of the Hittites (roughly 3,650 – 3,200 years ago) dominated most of modern day Turkey, and even reached south into Syria and the Levant. Tablets found at Hattusa – the capital city of the Hittite civilization – are written in seven or eight different languages, illustrating the prominent role this city and civilization played in international travel during its reign. What happened after the fall of the Hittites in the 13th century and before the Phrygians gained control in the 8th century has been lost to history. The Phrygian Empire came to power in the Asia Minor cluster roughly 2,800 years ago, and are noted for their immense mineral wealth, and their famously mythologized King Midas. Following the pattern of short lived rule in this region, the Phrygians began to lose power over modern Turkey in the early 5th century BCE, only about 300 years after they gained control. The demise of the Phrygians happened when the capital city of Gordion was destroyed by the Cimmerians – peoples having originated in the Steppes in southern Ukraine, who began to spread southward via the Black Sea. After which, it did not take long for the Persian Lydians to take control of the falling Phrygian empire in 547 BCE. The Lydian civilization, an arm of the Persian Empire, is credited with having developed the earliest known coinage, a practice later adopted by the Greeks and entire Persian Empire. Later, Turkey was considered part of the Roman Empire with the large cities of Troy and Constantinople (present day Istanbul) playing a significant role in the adoption of Greek and Roman culture in the Asia Minor cluster.


Notables Managed

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Science & Medicine


  • Bernard Arnault, French billionaire business magnate, 3rd-richest person in the world
  • Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google and President of Alphabet
  • James S. C. Chao, Chinese-American entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, Chinese-American philanthropist
  • Larry Ellison, American billionaire businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, 6th-richest man in the world
  • Isaac Knapp, American abolitionist printer, publisher, and bookseller
  • Larry Page, co-founder of Google and CEO of Alphabet, 8th-richest person in the world


Actors & Producers


  • John Crist, American Christian comedian
  • Kevin Hart, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • Tim Hawkins, American Christian comedian, singer, and songwriter
  • Matt Meese, American sketch comedian, former Studio C actor
  • Jeremy Warner, American sketch comedian, former Studio C actor


Christian Leaders


U.S. States Visited

As of March 2023, I have visited 34 of the 50 states.

Genealogical Last Will & Testament

After my death, my profiles may be adopted by any of the following people, with preference given to close relatives of a profile. If none of these individuals are interested in a profile, said profile may be adopted by any WikiTree Genealogist, with preference given to close relatives of said profile.
Ric Chrysler Kari Dawley Donna Lawrence Eric Probus David Smith Diana Smith
Lydia Smith Nathan Smith Daniel Tobbe Linda Tobbe Nancy Watkins Lorena West


While it would be impossible to thank everyone who has assisted me with genealogy, I simply must recognize a few of my benefactors. I am deeply grateful for the genealogists who were busy researching long before me, including Diana Smith, Nancy Watkins, Linda Tobbe, Ric Chrysler, and the late Oscar Morgan. Oscar was particularly devoted to genealogy, pouring untold thousands of hours into family research. His life is a tremendous inspiration to me. Additionally, I'd like to thank Campbell Braddock for sharing some of his coding knowledge with me. I greatly admire his spectacular profile and his dedication to WikiTree.


Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Zachary Smith and his second cousin once removed. Their most recent common ancestors are Oscar Kraybill and Mary Edwards. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd cousins, based on sharing 49 cM across 6 segments; Confidence: Extremely High

Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Zachary Smith and his first cousin once removed. Their most recent common ancestors are Ray Morgan and Mary Holden. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st-2nd cousins, based on sharing 504 cM across 29 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.

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Hello Zachary, The Mayflower Project is requesting that you check-in to let us know you are still interested in being a badged member of the Mayflower Project.

Requirements to maintain your status as a badged Mayflower Project Member: (1) The mayflower G2G tag is required to be a member. (2) You must be active on Wikitree within the last year. If you are barely active you may also be removed. (3) You must respond to checkin requests. Note that if you manage one or more Mayflower profiles you will not be asked to checkin.

You may respond by replying to this comment or sending me a private message. Thank you for being a member of WikiTree and the Mayflower Project.

Very nice profile.

posted by Anne B
Hi Anne,

I am still interested in participating. I am not able to be especially active at the moment, but I try to keep up with requests and collaboration on my profiles, etc.

Thank you, Zachary Smith

posted by Zachary Jon Smith
Hey! We're third cousins once removed apparently. My great great grandmother is your grandfathers sister (I think, I'm not the best at putting relations into words.)
posted by Aubrey Wilson
Hey Aubrey! It's great to meet you! I looked at our genealogical relationship. My 2nd-great-grandparents, John and Gertrude Tobbe, are your 3rd-great-grandparents. So the generations worked out a little differently even though it looks like we're about the same age.
posted by Zachary Jon Smith
Hi Zachary,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.

  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hello Zachary,

We wrote to you about the changes in the Profile Improvement Project (PIP) a couple of weeks ago. If you would like to continue with the Project, we can place you in the Biography Team, Level 1 where you can work on improving profiles from your own watchlist or whatever else you find to Level 1 of the Profile Standards.

We would like to hear from you with any ideas or suggestions. If you do not wish to participate in the Project, please let us know. If we don’t hear from you within 7 days we will remove you from the Project, but we will welcome you back at any time.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Dear Zachary,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

Thank you for being a member of the project. You're currently identified as a member of the Biography Team Level 1. If you would prefer a different or additional Team, please let us know. You joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile from your own watchlist that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If your profile is at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
edited by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hello Zachary! It seems we are 4th cousins twice removed. Our common ancestor is Nancy Jane Bomar French.
Excellent Wikitree page Zachary. Was looking at a profile you manage so looked at your profile tool.

Looks like we are 9th cousins twice removed on the maternal side of each of us, through a son and daughter of Hannah (Smith) Lawrence (1641-1690).

posted by Mary Gossage
Hi Zachary,

You currently have a personal category for Needs Biography which is fine. However, it is categorized in the high-level category Category:Needs_Biography so is showing up where personal categories don't belong.

If you have no objections, I'm going to remove the high-level category. If you think it should remain in the high-level category, please let me know why by 1 Feb.


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi,

Thank you for catching my mistake. Feel free to go ahead and make that correction! Thanks!!


posted by Zachary Jon Smith
Great, that's done. Thank you!
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
LaChell and Zachary Jon are 9th cousins once removed
Hi Zachary!

For a great start of the spring this year we will have a Spring Clean-a-Thon again. The fun starts Friday, April 23, at 8 AM (EDT) until Monday, April 26, at 8 AM (EDT) make sure to register for this event (hurry ;) (and respond with an ANSWER not a comment or reply) and of course also mention in the answer you are joining the Flying Dutchmen- Vliegende Hollanders team !

Hope to see you soon, Bea & Astrid :)
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
I saw your comment on Queen Anne Boleyn’s profile. You have an amazing page!

Jenn and Zachary are 17th cousins once removed (Uncertain) Jenn (Ewing) Roma and Zachary Smith are both descendants of John Roper Esq.. Nice to “meet” you cousin. A constant work in progress...

posted by Jenn (Ewing) Roma
Thank you, Jenn! Nice to "meet" you too. Happy researching!
posted by Zachary Jon Smith
I just wanted to say how impressed I am with the quality of your work. I don't mean to sound patronising, as you are much more of an expert than many of us, but what you have managed to achieve at such a young age is truly inspiring!
posted by Anna Fedeles
Thank you, Anna! I appreciate your kind words. I'm no expert, but I do really enjoy genealogy.

Regards, Zachary Smith

posted by Zachary Jon Smith

My name is Sarah and I’m the new Project Leader for The Native Americans Project. This is your project check-in letter. I would love to hear back from you about your current Native American research interests and project related activity.

Thank you,

Sarah Mason, NA Project Leader

posted by Sarah Mason
Hello Zachary, l have a Mary Ann Flower born 1798 married to William Somerset 1793 , and is a direct ancestor to 6 generations . Have you come across her name please ? Thank you . Paul
Hi Paul, I'm sorry to be responding to this so late. Unfortunately I have not (to my knowledge) come across either of those individuals in my research. Let me know if I can be of assistance in the future.

Regards, Zachary Smith

posted by Zachary Jon Smith

On behalf of the Germany Project, I am currently undergoing our member check-in's and wanted to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams? We have many new teams so have a look on the Germany project page for the full list. I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google groups for project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup, please submit a join request and we will get that approved as quickly as possible. We also ask that you check your followed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (GERMANY) so you don't miss any discussions in G2G.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hardwork. If you have any questions please ask. I would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project!

Please respond by private message. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kylie ~ Germany Project Leader

posted by Kylie Haese
I know......... first the Cl-a-Th now a DRP challenge. But it is our 5th Liberation Day challenge. Just to celebrate freedom and remember those that made us to live in FREEDOM! Join us please!

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their followed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any discussions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you know that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Zachary!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard