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.
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On 25 Sep 2017 at 19:32 GMT T. Beaudoin wrote:
Thank you for the warm welcome and checking in to make sure I can ask questions. Just getting started here and seem to getting around ok. Traveling right now on genealogy business with my father. I am sure I will have some questions when I get home and continue to update. I will keep you in my list of go to people! :-)
On 25 Sep 2017 at 18:47 GMT Melissa (Davids) Young wrote:
On 25 Sep 2017 at 17:08 GMT Newquist Newquist wrote:
On 25 Sep 2017 at 02:35 GMT Charles Lundquist wrote:
On 25 Sep 2017 at 02:28 GMT Charles Lundquist wrote:
For help see how to use WikiTree or ask a question in our genealogist-to-genealogist Q&A forum.
The navigation goes from my wife Linda->Thelma Hewitt->Clarice Mae Stoddard-> her father, Fayette J. Stoddard, who is the person I wanted linked in as well as his ancestors.
Sorry, I just don't know where to go next.
On 24 Sep 2017 at 18:44 GMT Charles Lundquist wrote:
On 24 Sep 2017 at 14:02 GMT Peggy Burnette wrote:
On 23 Sep 2017 at 23:12 GMT Joe Farler wrote:
On 23 Sep 2017 at 22:14 GMT Kay (Swigart) Clark wrote:
Thanks for the welcome! I'm excited about entering my information here on WikiTree. I'm somewhat familiar with genealogy and I love it. A new find once in a while entices me to go to the next step.
On 23 Sep 2017 at 21:50 GMT Lawrence Brown wrote:
I am starting to watch a few tutorial videos on WikiTree, hopefully this will help me better understand how to navigate through this system. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.