I can't remember when I wasn't interested in my ancestors. My grandmother, Florence Burdge Stuewe, would tell me I was related to President Hays, Daniel Boone, and others. She also said that our Burdge family were Pilgrims (which I interpreted as Mayflower). My other grandmother, Sallie Dodson Armstrong, said one of her uncles (or great-uncles) did soft-shoe for the Queen of England (meaning Queen Victoria). My grandpa, Donald Armstrong said his relatives were from Scotland and snuck into the country because they were wanted men for being horse-thieves. If you're shaking your head, you know that as with many family tales, these were all pretty much untrue (although there may be some truth to the horse thieves part.)
I decided this year that I should put my research somewhere besides my database. And, I also decided to recreate (rather than make a .gedcom and have to re-source everything. I was able to attach to an ancestor on here a few weeks ago (May, 2016) and was I ever excited! Slowly I'm adding and linking to people on Wikitree. This also fits my goal of starting over, looking at every piece of information I have.
Currently, I'm working on a side family -- the Hall family (William Schrader Hall) in Rush County, Indiana. Slowly, very slowly. I am also going through my watchlist starting at A, making sure that everyone has sources, a biography, and stickers, if appropriate. I'm thinking it will take me about 3 years to do everyone, especially as side-tracked as I get.
Still a slow road.
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On 21 Dec 2017 at 17:50 GMT Susan (Goldmark) Laursen wrote:
Welcome back Susan
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On 7 Sep 2017 at 18:19 GMT Susan (Goldmark) Laursen wrote:
Miss you around. I wonder when you return you would like to join integrator team, you always do some of the work to get a integrator badge. By comment on photo being wonderful and helpful to wikkitreer We would be very happy to have you in our team. Please let me know and I will ask Keith Hathaway and David Selman to send you the integrator badge and information Looking forward to hear from you Susan
On 6 Sep 2017 at 21:03 GMT Steve (McCabe) Schmidt wrote:
Hope you enjoying your time off. Don't forget about us here at wikitree.
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On 2 Aug 2017 at 04:55 GMT Susan (Goldmark) Laursen wrote:
When I woke up this morning read your amazing note you have gone to the trouble to write to me, I blush how lovely of you to take the time and write me a sweet mail like this. Funny we both have relatives in Paisley, I try to se if we where related but unfortunately we are not that could have been really great, I would have love that. I think you are a wonderful wikkitreer too, you are always sweet to other people, and me, your comments on photo I really enjoy, I have always love photos, looking at a photo say so many things special old photo I really love them. I went to your profile this morning and it is amazing it is so detailed with your family, you really has done a great work. Wonderful profile and I love your photo. Your mail really warm my heart, a million thanks for being a wonderful wonderful wikkitreer you are the best
On 1 Aug 2017 at 16:11 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:
Could you please just click the link below and let me know if it takes you to the New Member How-To pages?
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