Michael Stills
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Michael Stills

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Michael L. Stills
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half]
Father of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jan 2012 | Last significant change: 1 Jul 2022
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Stills-12 created 29 Dec 2011| Last modified 22 Jan 2012| Last tracked change: merged with Stills-18

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Biography

Michael Lee Stills was born at Glendale, California, the son of Maynard Ivan and Martha Louise (Culp) (Mann) Stills.

He married at Plainview, Nassau, New York, 17 October 1992, Tracey Lynn Boyle, born 20 July 1968, Syosset, Nassau, New York, daughter of John Cornelius and Mary Margaret "Maureen" (Lyng) Boyle.

Michael and Tracey have one daughter, Megan Lee Stills born at Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, 24 December 1997.

Timeline by the Decade

The 1960's Birth

The 1970's

The 1980's

The 1990's Marriage / Birth of Daughter

The 2000's

The 2010's

The 2020's

Research Notes

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DNA Sources

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Michael Stills and Maynard Stills . Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Parent, Child; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Michael Stills and Martha Culp . Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Parent, Child; Confidence: Extremely High.

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Descendant of PGM migrant.
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Thanks Michael for your comments on my G2G question re: Martin Culp and possible bro John both b PA early 1820's. I am currently going through comparing my GEDmatch to any and all Culp/Kolb I can find and did the same with your DNA result. I was looking for solid blue matches, but have seen blocks of green with the Balthasar group, meaning base pairs with full match. Are you familiar with the color differences at Gedmatch and their meanings? So far, all I have considered as a match are the blocks of blue...is that correct? Do you know?
posted by Cindi Bonney
Hi Cindi,

I am not very adept with Gedmatch. I have not had the time to develop the expertise so I do not know the color coding definitions.

I am not Y-DNA Culp descendent. Alonzo Culp's father is believed to be a Watt. So no Y-DNA is passed down to me from the Culp line. So I have to rely upon Autosomal DNA through his mother. Since she only had one child who lived to have children (Alonzo) all the helpful matches will have to be with his mother's (Nancy Jane Culp) siblings and her father (Adam Culp) and his siblings. After that we are looking at Baltzer himself with some suggesting he had a brother Augustus who came to the USA but I have not seen any evidence for that.

It appears that there have been some autosomal DNA matches with others belonging to PA, Culps and Dielman Kolb. If so, those connections are likely above Baltzer and back in Germany.

I hope this helps somewhat.

posted by Michael Stills
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond...so far, I have not had any luck with my autosomal DNA results. But it does help knowing what you are looking for and how you are going about it.

Merry Christmas, C

posted by Cindi Bonney
Michael - It appears that you made Love-302 a project protected profile back in 2015, apparently in connection with the 1776 Project. However, no project is currently managing the profile. Can you please either add the project as manager or take away the project protection? Someone posted a G2G post about it: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1176232/citations-keep-taking-back-private-tree-page-longer-available
posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase, I am not sure if I replied to this or if it got resolved. I am no longer a leader and thus do not have access to make the suggested changes. Did it get resolved appropriately? If not, kick it up to the Military and War project leaders, they can decide where it belongs.
posted by Michael Stills
Thank you for the alert about the new material on Richard Hide! I saw the notice in the NEHGS weekly email about the Richard Hide entry in the Early New England Families collection, but I did not remember that this was ancestor of mine, much less that I had adopted his minimal profile.
posted by Ellen Smith
Hi Michael,

Thanks for all the work on Smithers/Smither/Smothers! Appreciate all you do!

posted by Robin Lee
Hi Michael,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

As part of a re-vitalization of the WikiTree US Presidents Project we are asking members if they are planning to continue their contributions to the project. We are establishing a page where everyone can identify the President or Vice President that they wish to manage. Just respond to this message to let me know 1) Are you planning to continue with the Project and 2) do you have a specific President or Vice President that you are interested in.
posted by Robin Lee
Hello, Michael,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the Miltary and War Project.

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that life happens and interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Michael,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi Michael,

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Ireland for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

? Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,

Maria

posted by Maria Maxwell
Hello Michael,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the Southern Colonies.

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that life happens, interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent their ancestors

The badge will be removed.

Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project should your interests shift back in this direction.Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Michael,

Hope you are well.

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders, I am doing a check-in with members to see if you were Active in US Southern Colonies in the last two months?

Have you joined the subproject, Southern_Pioneers Project?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Mary Richardson
Hello, Michael,

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in for the G2G Integrators Project

We are sorry to hear that you are not currently active, but we understand that life happens and interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin the project should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by David Selman
Hello Michael,

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the G2G Integrators Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

David ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by David Selman

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