Shawna (Sumner) Landry
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Shawna (Sumner) Landry

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Shawna A. Landry formerly Sumner aka Czene
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] and
Sister of [half], [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1980s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1980s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1980s - unknown)] [half] and [half]
Mother of and [private daughter (2000s - unknown)]
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Connect-a-Thon|team=Northwest Terriers|year=2022|profiles=62

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I am adopted. My biological parents were not married to each other. Sumner is my biological maternal lineage. At this time I do not know who my biological father is. I was given a possible name but not sure if its true. Will persue this but not untill I take a DNA test. Hopefully to be done by end of 2021. At birth my name was: Shawna Kay Sumner. At adoption it was changed to Shawna Alexandra Czene. I married into the Landry surname. My adoptive parents allowed me at age 3 to pick and change my middle name. I chose Alexandra. I later chose this name as my 1st born daughter's name. My adoptive parents are Robert George Czene and Kathleen Lenore Houghton(Czene).

      • I switch back and forth between my adoptive parents and my biological parents information on my profile. If you want to see either one message me and I will switch it back for you.***

I've always been interested in genealogy. Possibly because of being adopted and wanting to find my roots. I have an older half-sister Michelle that passed away at age 17 and 3 younger half-sisters who have different fathers. I also had one half-brother that died at birth. I have 15 nieces/nephews and 3 great-nieces and one great nephew. I currently switch back and forth between my biological and adoptive trees to input information. I was born and raised in the State of Michigan, USA. Someday I would like to travel to places of my ancestors which includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, England/Europe area,Texas,New Mexico and Mexico. Most of my maternal biological ancestors come from England. I was married and have 2 girls but I later divorced.

I love working on my genealogy and do so in my spare time. I love finding new people and new connections. In September of 2020 I have found out that I am related in some way or another to most of the United States Presidents. I am also related to 5 of the 7 wiki-tree team. I am related to Actors Kevin Bacon, Raymond Burr, Peter Falk, John Ryan, Aristotelis Savalas either by blood or by marriage. I have done some research on my family lines that go back to the 1100's and am painstakingly trying to source them. My biological mom had done some genealogy as far back as the 1500's but did not source them before she passed away. So now I am doing so but it will take time to source them all but in the meantime I'm still working on other parts of my tree and trying to source them as well as I input new profiles.

      • As of February 2022 I have narrowed down my search in finding my biological father. I have DNA matched with a 1st cousin. I am currently building my paternal family tree. This side of the family is huge. I will add this information into my tree on here once it is determined by DNA who my biological father is. I have narrowed it down to 2 people.***

I plan to write a beginners book or guide on doing genealogy in my spare time.

      • Received Ancestry DNA kit for Christmas 2020. Will send in asap. Results to be posted when they come in within the next few months.***
      • Finally sent in Ancestry DNA kit Christmas 2021. Awaiting DNA results. Will post results when they come in.***
      • Recieved Ancestry DNA results. Currently figuring results out. Only got them 2 days ago on 29 Jan 2022. Will post when I know more and can figure relationships out.***
      • Uploaded Ancestry DNA 18 Feb 2022. User name: hagenforever7778***
      • Have narrowed down to 2 people of whom one is my biological dad. Will be doing dna test to DNA confirm. Results to follow. ***
      • Almost positive of who my biological father is just need DNA to confirm. His family comes from Michigan,Texas,New Mexico and Mexico area.***
      • As of April 2024 I am currently working on my biological paternal family tree. It's on ongoing process and will add on here as I learn the information. I originally had a wrong branch of the tree listed here so now am adding the right one.***

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Hi Shawna,

Thanks for having a Big Heart and taking responsibility for Orphaned Profiles. You will want to read this After Adopting Orphans as it explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need from their profile managers. You may also want to go through the new member help on How to manage your Watchlist.

posted by Robin Lee
Hello Shawna ,

We are happy you came back to the Northwest Terriers for April's Connect-a-thon. As of this writing, you have contributed 10 profiles. Join us on the Discord channel or the G2G Team Chat page for any questions, comments, or just for fun chatting.

Remember, you must have at least one valid source for each profile you create. The source is the identification of where you obtained information. A family tree is not a source.

See for the methods used for sourcing if needed.

Scoring results can be found here.

Thanks for your help!!


posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Hello Shawna,

Welcome back to the Northwest Terriers Team, Shawna.  The April Connect-a-thon starts today at 8 am.  This is just a reminder of some helpful links and other links that may help you find profiles that need connections.

 Northwest Terriers 2023 Team Chat

Connect-a-Thon Tutorial

Unconnected profiles on your watchlist.

Data Doctor Unconnected List

Needs Profiles Created Category

Here is information about [Scoring] for the thon.

If you have any questions about the Connect-a-thon, ask them on our chat page. 

Karen Lorenz – Team Captain

posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Thank you Shawna for participating in the 2022 ConnectAThon with the Northwest Terriers.  Together we brought in 1,119 added profiles.  Your count at the end of the Thon was 62 profiles added.

I'm looking forward to working with you on our next Thon.

Karen - Team Captain

posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Hi Shauna,

The link for the template for the Connect-a-thon is: Connect-a-Thon Template. Go down to the EXAMPLES section. Copy the code from the left side for the template you want to show on your profile into your profile. Change the text as needed. Use quotation marks around the "Northwest Terriers" part of the name. I tried it out and it worked fine. If you have any issues, let me know.


posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
I tried but it didn't do it right. See my profile for what it did when I tried to do it. I dont know what I did wrong.
posted by Shawna (Sumner) Landry
The code for the four options for templates are as follows: Change the wording between the | to show the current information. Put { { before the Connect-a-Thon and } } at the end without the space between them. The code doesn't show as code otherwise, but changes it to the sticker.

Connect-a-Thon|team=The Tidying Tornadoes|year=2019|profiles=216

Connect-a-Thon|team=The Tidying Tornadoes|year=2020



posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
edited by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
I tried it again. It didn't do it. What am I doing wrong?
posted by Shawna (Sumner) Landry
Shawna, I stumbled across a Sumner line and added
This profile is part of the Sumner Name Study.
to several profiles. This line originated in England and migrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635. All profiles are well sourced. Happy hunting!
posted by Jo Gill
Hi all I am so excited. Just received a dna kit for Chrisrmas. About to send it in. Expecting results to follow in the next free weeks or month or so. Will post more when results come in.
posted by Shawna (Sumner) Landry
Hi Shawna,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Amy, Joan & Lizzie.

posted by Amelia Utting
Sorry guys. Haven't been on much in the last 2-3 months. Dealing with some personal issues. Hopefully in January I will be able to be on here more and be able to accomplish a lot more in here. Sorry for not responding sooner.
posted by Shawna (Sumner) Landry
Hi, Shawna. I've been asked to take over mentoring you on pre-1700 profiles as Azure has been reassigned to other things. I've sent you a private message and look forward to hearing from you.

T Stanton WikiTree Mentor

posted by T Stanton
In need of a mentor to help with my dna. Can you help me I know you were asked to help with pre-1700 profiles. I still plan to do that. Just in a couple of months. I already uploaded my dna to here but not sure of my next step. Need some guidance on this matter. If you can't please connect me with someone that can please. But when I am ready for those pre-1700 profiles I will get back to you. Thank you.
posted by Shawna (Sumner) Landry
edited by Shawna (Sumner) Landry
Shawna, Regarding your recent creation of Mary Clement (Bricknail) Sumner and William Sumner, both pre-1500 profiles: they must have much higher quality sources. What source points to her being born in Scotland? Where is their marriage recorded? Neither she nor her husband have any reliable sources. Please review Help: Pre-1700 Profiles and Help: Pre-1500 Profiles.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi again Shawna,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention those profiles need.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up gedcom biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi. I have a question. I have adopted some profiles and was wondering if their is a way to find or a list of my adopted profiles?
posted by Shawna (Sumner) Landry
Hi Shawna,

Probably the fastest way to find the ones you adopted would be to your contributions page (My WikiTree menu > Contributions) and change the count to 500. Then you can use your browser search function (Ctrl+F or Cmd+F) to look for the word "adopted."


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for joining us! I hope you're enjoying our site and our community. I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Has the New Member How To Pages been helpful or has it left you with questions?

It's great to have you on board. Enjoy your time here, and good luck growing your branches. To contact me, log in to WikiTree and go to your profile. Use the ‘Reply’ link below my comment to be sure that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page.

Cheryl ~ WikiTree Messenger

P.S. To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

Hi Shawna,

I noticed your note about being adopted. Did anyone share the special page created to help Adoptees set up their profiles? It explains lot of options that you have and how to get some additional help.

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up gedcom biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!

Debi ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Got a question or two. Profiles have a spot to upload pics, is this only for pics of people or could I upload a pic of their gravestone there? Also is a pic of a gravestone considered a source. Thanks for your consideration of these questions I have.
posted by Shawna (Sumner) Landry
Hi Shawna,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working with members of the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus. Review the project pages for special guidelines and to learn how to collaborate with the project members.

Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Remember to cite reliable sources in pre-1700 profiles you manage, or edit. (See:

Butch ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Butch Smith
Hi Shawna,

This is a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far? Have the tips in the New Member How-Tos been helpful?

Please do let me know if you have any questions about how WikiTree works, no matter how small. My rule of thumb when I started was to search for an answer for five minutes, then reach out to my Greeters, and then resume searching. I might have found the answer before they got back with me but they sometimes offered a different way of doing the same thing which was easier.

You can reach me by using the reply link for this comment or send a private message from my profile by clicking my name. See you in the branches,

Debi ~ WikiGreeter

P.S. Did you discover that the tags on your profile are clickable links to a page of other people who have that tag? They also control the information which is included in the activity reports which you receive from WikiTree. You can add more, up to 20 total, or delete some if you are receiving irrelevant information.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
It is my honor to say to someone who has such a nice name that you are now confirmed! : ) I really like your name, Shawna. It reminds me of someone I knew who was very friendly and I am sure you are too and you are going to like this site as much as I do, as it is a lot of fun and there are tons of great people collaborating on surnames in including the Sumner surname.

Shawna you have a really lovely name. Have fun growing your tree.

First, make sure you check out our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time learning our system: New Member How-To pages. As a recommendation, you may want to edit your tags to show the the region where you are researching surnames. The clickable tags we follow and the comments we make about them at WikiTree help us collaborate with other members. Your Wiki Genealogy Feed will show the activity connected to the surnames and places relating to your tags. This link may help you Tags.

Let me know if you have any questions. I'm here to help!

John Williams ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If you get error messages when you click links from WikiTree emails, try the links from your profile page.

posted by [Living Williams]
edited by [Living Williams]

This is just a note to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, be sure to use the "reply" link for this comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment, on my profile page.

John ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

posted by [Living Williams]

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