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Deborah (Smith) Talbot

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Deborah Talbot formerly Smith
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Profile last modified | Created 9 Jun 2017 | Last significant change: 16 May 2018
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Wiki Genealogist Big Heart United Kingdom Project Member April 2018 Club 1,000 Data Doctor March 2018 Club 1,000 Spring Clean-a-Thon 2018 G2G6 February 2018 Club 1,000 One Name Studies Project Member Profile Improvement Project Member Sourcerer January 2018 Club 100 Connector July 2017 Club 100 Notables Project Member June 2017 Club 1,000 India Project Member Pre-1700 Honor Code Signatory
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Categories: Perth, Western Australia | England Project | India Project | Australia Project Member | Twins.



Deborah (Smith) Talbot is one of twins.
Deborah (Smith) Talbot is participating with Team Oz during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.

Deborah is a retired librarian and knowledge manager with over 30 years experience in genealogical research.

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Library Studies); Graduate Certificate Document Management; and a Masters degree in Information Services (Knowledge Management). She has also studied genealogical research at the University of Strathclyde as part of her professional development for certification as a Certified Practicing Information Management Professional.

Deborah is the wife of Bruce Talbot


  • First-hand information. Entered by D (Smith) Talbot at registration.

Areas of interest

My primary focus for now is on the following family lines.

My mother’s family

  • Beer family going back to Jonas Beer who married Sarah Hodge on 10 Oct 1781 in Tedburn St Mary, Devon, England.
  • Newman Family going back to Aaron Newman. Family legend says we are related to Cardinal Newman.
  • Wills family going back to Thomas Wills and a possible relationship with the family of WD& HO Wills, tobacconists.

My father’s family

My husband’s family

  • Devlin family going back to Arthur Devlin who is related to Joseph Devlin the Irish politician.

Other interests are the Popes Project where I'm contributing to a standardised approach to the biographical information.

I’m interested in sorting out the Shipping category as it is very disjointed. I’ve created a Free Space for discussion on how the categorisation for shipping can be improved.

D's current to-do list.

Advance Directive

In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up being deleted. While I fully intend on being around to manage all my profiles for the next 30 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following slightly-active WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:

Bruce Talbot

If none of my family wish to take over my profiles, I give permission for the WikiTree leaders to become profile manager for these profiles.

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Followed Tags
Deborah is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Beer family related to Lavinia May Victoria Beer
Trying to connect all Treloar family from Wendron, Cornwall
I’m passionate about quality data management. I did this for a career, now I’m retired I still enjoy fixing errors as it makes searching more accurate.
I’ve created a project connecting all the Treloar, Trelowarth, Treloarth families from Wendron
I'm looking for the Talbot family in India.
Newman family from Thornbury, Gloucestershire.
Earls of Shrewsbury, Dukes of Normandy
Created Talbot_Name_Study
The Popes project.
I want to improve all profiles I come across and encourage others to aim for quality profiles.
Smith family related to Sidney Stratford Smith (1871-1941)
I have discovered the and found a lot (over 800) Treloar names from Wendron that I’m trying to work out relationships for. By adding correct source information I’m able solve a number of suspected relationships, and disprove others.
Talbot family from India/Burma back to William of Normandy.
Many of my ancestors are from the UK and I’m helping on the England Project.

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Deborah by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Deborah:

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On 14 May 2018 at 13:34 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Deborah

A warm welcome to the England Project. We are so glad you joined us!!

Your badge also automatically signs you up to the United Kingdom Project.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and don’t forget to add England and United_Kingdom to your tags.


On 13 Apr 2018 at 17:32 GMT Steve Cousins Phd wrote:

Sorry Deborah, but my Ancestry tree is set to public. It always has done. Maybe the problem is here at the Wikitree settings end. I will look into it.


On 6 Apr 2018 at 22:51 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:

Hi Deborah,

Thanks for the source info for Wiggins-2058. I'm also a data doctor and came cross your comment on his profile. I have now input the correct details and updated his profile - haven't found a death for him. Best wishes, Diane

On 4 Apr 2018 at 13:36 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

D, I see you created a category British Peerage.

This is a duplicate of existing categories.

I have deleted the peerage categories you created. Please see: for the correct categories. Thanks, Natalie

On 28 Mar 2018 at 12:24 GMT Roger Davey wrote:

Hi Deborah

Many thanks for joining Team Australia Regards Roger

On 24 Mar 2018 at 08:15 GMT Lawrence Bennett wrote:

Phtograph, Barwick Charlotte..

Rogers- 2920 Not Posted by Bennett Profile Manager..

On 21 Mar 2018 at 21:45 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

Hi D! Welcome to Team Australia! I will add you to our list!  :)

On 9 Mar 2018 at 13:51 GMT Crystal (Prince) Tyrrell wrote:

Thank You for your response regarding Professor Giles Smith. My information says he is my 9th Great-Grandfather. He was born in 1604 in Fairfield, CT to Henry Smith and Francis Stanford. He married Mary Maria Wheeler. He died on 12/1/1669 in Fairfield, CT. Any information you may have would be Greatly Appreciated.

Thank You So Much.

On 8 Mar 2018 at 16:21 GMT Crystal (Prince) Tyrrell wrote:

Hello Mr. Smith,

Are you by any chance connected to ( Professor ) Giles Smith? He is one of my Ancestors and I am looking for Accurate information. Any Assistance you may be able to offer would be Greatly Appreciated. Thank You for Time. Sincerely, Crystal Prince-Tyrrell

On 8 Mar 2018 at 12:59 GMT Steve Cousins Phd wrote:

Hello cousin DT

If you go to my Ancestry page you will find my Wills ancestry is pretty well sourced, but I simply haven't had time to transfer the details across to here. I thought the WikiTree X ap did that, but it doesn't appear to add any more than I did via uploading my basic GEDCOM. I'm really pleased to meet you.

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Queen Victoria Deborah is 26 degrees from Dave Rutherford, 24 degrees from John Wayne and 23 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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