Shirley Ann (Strutton) Dalton

Shirley (Strutton) Dalton

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Shirley A. Dalton formerly Strutton aka Loreman
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private brother (1940s - 2010s)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private daughter (1960s - 1970s)] and [private son (1960s - unknown)]
Account confirmed 20 Nov 2014 | Shirley's 81222 contributions | 9672 thank-yous received
Strutton-11 created 2 Feb 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 26 May 2017
11:00: Jane (Hancock) Ware Mrs posted a message on the page for Shirley (Strutton) Dalton. [Thank Jane for this | 1 thank-you received]
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I am a great-grandmother with a passion for genealogy and history. When I was young, I wanted to be an archaeologist. That went away when marriage and children arrived. Although I still keep up with what's new in the field.

By education and career, I became an accountant (retired now). Maybe that's why I still like to clean up messes in genealogy. Everything has to be fact-based and accurate. The books need to balance.

Have been working on my family history for over forty years. I was really delighted when the internet came along. The resources available now from my kitchen workspace and computer were totally out of reach for most of my life. With so much data and online documentation available for the asking, I am continually amazed that people don't make use of it. They still rely on the work of other people and pass along un-documented, often inaccurate "family trees" as if they were gospel.

I'm still trying to get all my own research added to WikiTree, but I am often sidetracked by another mess to clean up. So I will be at it for a long time (hopefully) yet.

Shirley's current to-do list.


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Followed Tags
Shirley is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Enjoy helping keep our tree healthy by pruning unneeded profiles.
maternal grandmother's line
several lines through Cantrell/Cantrill
Working to connect us all into one, global family tree.
Meeting guests and new members -- one of my favorite things to do on WikiTree.
As a Leader, need to keep track of what's going on.
maternal grandmother's line
Love helping new members find their way around WikiTree.
As an Arborist, need to keep track of problems with merges.
paternal birthplace
paternal grandmother
Working on Stone and Cantrell One Name Studies
Follow comments on profiles as a member of Profile Improvement Project.
Many of my ancestors settled in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky before the Revolution.
father's maternal line
Alt spelling for Strutton; father's line
father's line
Leader of Unknowns Project
maternal grandfather's line

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Shirley Dalton's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Shirley or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Shirley (Strutton) Dalton: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H, FTDNA kit #426397
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  • Shirley (Strutton) Dalton: Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch T422844, FTDNA kit #426397

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On 26 May 2017 at 15:00 GMT Jane (Hancock) Ware Mrs wrote:

Thank you for your email with info on tags and formatting. I had been looking for these instructions, but kept getting stopped by other interesting things I had to read.

On 26 May 2017 at 02:25 GMT Jeffrey Kurtz wrote:

Thank you for your guidance on sources. I am working on adding them. Are you saying I can only list secondary sources if they are accessible for free? That seems very difficult to do as many sources on here originated from paid access to databases. Please be patient and continue to steer me in the right direction as I get used to this format. Thank you.

On 25 May 2017 at 15:54 GMT Denise Rogers wrote:

Thank you Shirley for sending me ideas to add to my profile. I am a quadriplegic, so it takes a little while to get things done. God blesss you my friend.

On 24 May 2017 at 17:17 GMT Amelia (Anderson) Green wrote:

Hello Shirley, thank you for offering help. I have a question. My father grew up in a orphanage in New York and was adopted. I have very little information but would like to find his birth parents informantion (for genealogy purposes) How would I go about doing this? I'm completely lost.

On 22 May 2017 at 19:18 GMT Timothy Robinson wrote:

Thanks so much Shirley.

On 22 May 2017 at 17:17 GMT Yvonne (Thorn) Gosselink Ms wrote:

Hi Shirley, thanks for offering help. I have already lost my way, even though I thought I was fairly savvy. Initially when joining I "naturally" provided my name using my married surname unaware that name would be used to create my genealogy profile. I have also added my gedcom of about 1,000 people, despite several errors in it, which need to be sorted. Apparently changing my surname to my birth name now will unlink from my gedcom. That can always be uploaded again, so does it matter? I don't think the gedcom is online as yet.

On 21 May 2017 at 01:05 GMT Lynn (Glover) Carter wrote:

Hi Shirley. Thank you for taking the time to check in on me as a newby to Wiki Tree. I have started loading some family profiles and have added a cousin of mine to the Trusted List, who joined Wiki Tree earlier this year.

I have added a Tag ANZAC. I would like to join this project, but having trouble doing so. I added the tag ANZACS to my tag list, and this should have added by name to the list of others in this project, so far I can't see my name there. HELP! Thank you kindly.

On 20 May 2017 at 17:59 GMT Jamie (Peck) Janke wrote:

Thank your Shirley for checking in on me. I am starting to get the hang of things. Ive already gotten a lot of help from other members. Still nervous about messing something up. so glad there are those to check on me. w

Working on getting my cousins involved. Until yesterday, I had no information about my mom's family. This is the start of an amazing journey. My maternal grandmother is a challenge, I have her important documents packed away, no 2 have the same name. Seems like her named changed with every census. Thank you for being there,

On 20 May 2017 at 07:33 GMT Steven Stone wrote:

Thanks Shirley, I finally wandered around and found what I needed on the profile page. Thanks for letting me know how to edit them and tag them. I think I have it corrected now thanks to your help.

On 19 May 2017 at 21:15 GMT Steven Stone wrote:

Thanks for your input. I would like to change the tags per your suggestion but invan not find the page to do so? I have lost the way!

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