Don Swartwout

Don Swartwout

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Don Swartwout
Born 1950s.
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Wiki Genealogist June 2018 Club 100 May 2018 Club 100 Pre-1700 New Netherland Project Member Honor Code Signatory DNA Tested GEDCOM Equipped Volunteer
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Don Swartwout was born in Ft Wayne, IN in 1953. He grew up in Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia, graduating from Morgantown High School in 1970. He studied mathematics at Kalamazoo College (BA 1974) and the University of Michigan (PhD 1979). He pursued a career in computer science, first at Bell Laboratories, then at CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service). Hobbies included singing and golf.

He met Susan Howard at Kalamazoo, and they were married two days before graduation. They had three children and at least two grandchildren.

He was bitten by the genealogy bug after taking a DNA test at Christmas 2017.

His middle name is "Eugene," but he hates "Don E", so has removed the middle name for now.


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On 23 Apr 2018 at 03:06 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Don,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz and joining the New Netherland Project!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordinating with others is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

In case you might want to join another project look here: Pre-1700 Projects List.

Have questions? Ask in the comments section of my profile.

David ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 19 Apr 2018 at 04:05 GMT Mindy Silva wrote:

Hi Don,

Thanks for joining us! I hope you're enjoying our site. I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer? We want to help!

If you do, click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Mindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 11 Apr 2018 at 20:17 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:


You've been a member for about a week so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions? Most of us have questions after all that information!

I want to help! Click my name, send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Messenger

PS 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.

On 4 Apr 2018 at 03:18 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Don,

A warm welcome to WikiTree. You are now a full member and can add your family to the big tree!

Click here to start with our New Member How-To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

Hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor. Genealogy to me is like being a detective looking for clues into the past.

Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

David ~ WikiTree Greeter

On 4 Apr 2018 at 02:59 GMT David Selman wrote:

Welcome to WikiTree!

Just a note to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree. You can contact me by clicking the link to my name above this message, then sending a private message or posting a comment on my profile page.

Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If you ever get a "Page Not Found" error when you click a link in a WikiTree email, you can usually find a functioning link in the public comments section of your profile page.

Don is 25 degrees from Cheryl Hess, 29 degrees from John Lennon and 21 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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