I came to WikiTree in March 2018 in order to "park" several GEDCOMs while I wait for RootsWeb to be back to full function. I've discovered that the program here is something else entirely, and it's well worth the effort to be part of the community. My files are big, and I want to include all the family members I've discovered, so it will take me awhile to get things in order. Thanks, all, for your patience.
I'm a chemist, teacher, writer, gardener, and small business owner, relocated in 2017 to New Haven, CT, area after living for many years in Minnesota. We moved to be close to our daughter and her family, so I get to add grandma (Nonnie) to my job description also.
I began family history work after my mother died in 1987, and I thank so many dedicated researchers for helping me find my way. I'm also working on getting my mother-in-law's extensive records digitized and archived. She joked about knowing parts of her family back to Noah, or at least the Druids.
My business is called Science Outside the Box. I really DO have fun with science every single day. JSC
And THIS is about my tiny hometown in Illinois. My father and his brothers, my sister and I, and our first-cousin-once-removed all attended the Blue Mound, IL, public schools. https://herald-review.com/news/local/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-in-blue-mound/article_66a0d413-e383-52ab-a728-d30299d6dd10.html?fbclid=IwAR0pu6DK_0TzgDrrwqjFz_1IlP8b_CXw8WElsVIuk6FosOKEjrwiD7m0Epw
These are sources I use often. I discovered that copying the formatting from a Word document does not work.
GERMAN PLACE NAME CONVENTIONS 
CONSER and MORRISON
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Jane is 14 degrees from John Alden, 14 degrees from William Bradford, 15 degrees from William Brewster, 14 degrees from John Cooke, 14 degrees from Edward Doty, 13 degrees from John Howland, 18 degrees from Christopher Jones, 15 degrees from Henry Samson, 14 degrees from George Soule, 15 degrees from Myles Standish, 16 degrees from Elizabeth Winslow and 19 degrees from David Hamilton on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.