Carole Taylor
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Carole Taylor

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Carole L. Taylor aka Garcia
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
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G2G questions:

  1. pre1700 Projects Taylor-25258 21:35, 28 January 2023 (UTC) since I can not find them if I do not remember what Id# I used..........
This is the last IRISH Ancestor for our GREER, Grierson, MacGregor, lineage..... King Fergus MacErca, King of Dalriada (Fergus Mór) "King of Dál Riata, Fergus the Great, 131st King of Ireland" mac Eirc formerly Maceric aka macEarca--Born about 0450 in Dalraida, Ulster, Ireland ---

AND do NOT forget g-g-g- gramma Margaret "Peggy" Hamilton Puntenney, born IN IRELAND, and her father, g-g-g-g grampa William Hamilton..



  1. Finding Free-Space Profiles For free-space profiles that you have created or are trusted to edit, click to your Watchlist and then select the "Free-Space Watchlist" button. Or simply type the name of the page into the "Name on Watchlist" Quick Finder that appears at the top of this page. Click here to search all free-space profiles. THERE IS NOTHING THERE...........Taylor-25258 20:05, 26 April 2023 (UTC)
  2. Ship Batchelor, sailed 1674 Batchelor SPACE
  3. Mathias Sadler-1251 G2G question..........
  4. Colorado TEAMS CHART
  5. US PRESIDENTS Project MANAGER wikitreepresidents(at sign)
DONE: Category it is under is California_Projects Historical Route 66 SPACE
I am working on now, OFF/ON.................
  1. Veterans Headstones
  2. Franktown Cemetery BLOCKWALLs with DAR]
  3. HARFORD County, Maryland, St.John's/St. George's Parish 1164 images someone added images 1328 INDEX to the St. George's Parish St. John's/St. George's Parish Register page 267 image: 462 1164 images total for this Register ALSO, FREE SPACE=records St. John's Parish Register
  4. The Reynolds Gang of Colorado Confederate Regiment INDEX
  5. 1st Colorado Cavalry Civil WAR
  6. Project 1776
  7. [1776 NEEDS BIOs]
  1. US Black Heritage Project to place as MANAGER <wikitrees-african-american-project (at sign)>


Carole Taylor was a Californian.
Carole Taylor has German Roots.
Carole Taylor is a member of Clan Gunn.
Born In Long Beach, California, War-Baby...Daughter of Herschel Taylor and Eulene Leora Taylor, Sister of Herschel Taylor and Barbara Middlebrook
Graduated Arcadia High school-- 19______

Family Life

1950 Fresno, California
Enumeration Date: April 12th by: Vida Catherine Gray
House Street name W. Clinton (2 hse.)
HEAD: Herschel L. Taylor age:32 MO Occupation: R.R. Switchman
Wife: Eulene age:32 ND
Son: Hershey Lee age:7 Ca
Daughter.: Carol age:5 CA
Daughter.: Barbara age:1 CA [1]


1) "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,"
Name Carole L Taylor
Date: Nov. 20, 1962
Age 18 --
Spouse's Name ______ Chadwick
Divorced: Las Vegas, 1965
2) "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005,"
Name Carole L Taylor
Date: March 14 1966
2) NAME: ______ Garcia
SEPARATED: ______ 1978 --Los Angeles County, California
MY 3 sons, I could not be prouder are,


  1. Jimmy- works(ed) yes PAST TENSE RETiRED from SouthWest Airlines, after 22 YEARS Now he is a Farmer and Artist extraordinaire in Colorado -- see his Superhero picture on his profile--now works partime at Planet Fitness, Raven Solar Services
  2. Billy- self employed expert roofer
  3. Robbie- big truck driver for Coca-Cola/ then 7-UP, now for Frito-lay
raised 3 sons as a single parent in Glendora California, for 32 years.
until they all flew the coop for, Vegas, the oldest...
and his 2 brothers to Denver area.
where they talked me into retiring and moving to COLORADO, August 29, 2004.


22 Years at the Dept. of Motor Vehicles California
18 years self employed- DMV Expert/Consultant for Dealers
TOTAL YEARS in same Career 40...


Jimmy's 3 sons,
  1. Ammon, College Student-LAW -BA Degree-Philosophy/ now works for law firm
  2. Jensen,
  3. Skyler, Licensed Message Therapist/Arborist
  1. son Calin now 10 going on 30
  2. daughter Reese, Cute as a button and keeps us all entertained at age "8".

(My only granddaughter)


Ancestors from Ulster Province of Ireland
Will Rogers-10879 and Carole are 16th cousins four X removed
10th cousins 4X rem. Alice Hathaway Lee-Roosevelt Wife of Pres. Teddy Roosevelt & 7th cousins 4X removed to Teddy. BUT THEY are not related at all. Alice Hathaway is named after Alice Russell
Pres. Zachary Taylor Carole/Zachary are 12th cousins three times removed]]
Douglas MacArthur are 9th cousins 1x removed, on Mom's Hathaway's
John The Duke Wayne Carole and John are 8th cousins thru mom, the Hathaway's..................
Donald Baird & Linda f-a-g William H Taylor, Cuz'
Robert Goode 1st COUSINs-Twice REMOVED--Cuz'-Grampa Albert Manis
Eli J. Chandler 1st COUSINs
Gurney |Thompson also thru the Greer's Heathcote Morgan -2054
6 times ago... Richard/Elizabeth SCOTT-LEE Sarah
Richard GREER Y Chromosome:The Y chromosome is passed down from father to son. Here are Richard's direct paternal line ancestors. (see his tree)
Jack Day 8 times removed...........Hathaways
DAR Friends/Cuz'
  1. Jean Ramsey-Sherer her father's John P Ramsey Jr
  2. Hyla Jenks email Hyjinx Carole/Hyla are 16th cousins 1x removed
  3. Margaret Ellis no links she is a "Guest"
  4. Ilene Nelson-Hawkins from Missouri born Nov. same year as me
  5. Darcey Gartrell DAR friend/8th Cuz'
  6. Suzann Zeller-Smith DAR friend
  7. Jennie Funk-Steyaert
  8. Mercy Williams
  9. Debra Spencer-Jacobs
  10. Paige Macy
  11. Gayle Davis-Gardner Guest Member
  12. Robert Kracaw father to a Virginia Kracaw
  13. Kitty (Cooper) Smith 11th Cuz' 1X removed
  14. Robin Lee 15th Cuz'
  15. Karen (Schick) Macagno 15th Cuz' 2X removed, descendants of Henry (Harmon) Harman (1464-1502). Thru PUNTENNEY...............
  16. Here is a good one, she is a GUEST MEMBER with 2 contributions, L EVANS 15th cuz' 2X removed, descendants of Nicholas Griffin (1426-1482).
  17. Cheryl Aselin13th cuz 1X removed, descendants of Janet (Gordon) Cunningham).
  18. T.C. Justine Baker 10th cuz 3X removed descendants of Margaret Hathaway (1563-1630).
  19. Brenda (Burke) Carter 14th Cuz' descendants, Margaret Sophia Kennedy (1517-1597).
  20. Laurie (Cable) Olsson 13th Cuz' 2X removed
  21. Deborah (Carder) Mayes 15th Cuz' descendants of Robert (Sempill) Sempill Third Lord Sempill (bef.1501-bef.1576).
  22. Diane Collins 18th cuz' 1x removed
  23. Susan B. fifth cousins three X removed
  24. Delbert Jefferson SADLER,/there are Sadler's in my Greer TWIG
  25. Hector Hernandez 1954

Research Notes

Robert and I have so many ancestors residences in common that we are planning a "Family visit" to all OUR states:
Bradfield/Puntenney in Ohio
Manis/Goode/Taylor/Lee in Missouri
Manis/Rimer/Delph in Tennessee
Bradfield/Puntenney-Taylor in California
Manis-Bradfield/Manis-Greer in Colorado

We were both born in California, he in Los Angles and me in Long Beach. His dad and he were raised in Missouri and my dad and his dad were born in Missouri. Robert spent 20 years in the Navy and so did my brother-in-law and sister. His Great grandparents lived/died in Ohio and so are mine. One of his great grampas was born in Illinois and my grampa Puntenney was born in Illinois. And THEN the biggest connection...our great gramma MANIS's were sisters and after moving to different states are now BOTH buried in Colorado, where I am now living.....Cuz' Carole Taylor related from Grampa Albert Lofton Manis/Martha Rimer and their daughters. Adeline Manis-Greer and Easter Manis-Bradfield John Bradfield to link to the Manis family...


Gene of course (family HISTORY) Bible Genealogy done from Adam/Eve thru the GREER lineage, with the help of The BIBLE and wikipedia.. AND 2 Cuz's that linked them on Hosbach/Terry.....
photography- volunteer for cemeteries here in Colorado.. f-a-g
I am a MEMBER of
DUV Charter Member of Pasadena Tent -Amanda Stokes (same city as my grandparents-1950-52)
LGAR Member-at-Large (had to let it go because of HIGHER TAXES have to pay)
DAR Smoky Hill Trail Chapter, Colorado

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  1. 1950 census Fresno, California
  1. "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985," FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 April 2016),
  2. "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 April 2016), Marriage Bureau, Las Vegas.
  3. Taylor Family Tree

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import Taylor-26603 was created by Carole L. Taylor through the import of wikitree.ged on May 18, 2015.


This profile is part of the Day Name Study.
This profile is part of the Puntenney Name Study.
et al
This profile is part of the Poynter Name Study.
This profile is part of the Payne Name Study.
This profile is part of the Taylor Name Study.
This profile is part of the Greer Name Study.
This profile is part of the Hamilton Name Study.
This profile is part of the Truitt Name Study.
This profile is part of the Lee Name Study.
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  2. DUV
  3. DAR
  4. Military and War Project Members
  5. United States, Greer Name Study
  6. Puntenney Name Study
  7. Delph Name Study [2]
  8. Name_Study Grierson name study Grierson name study
  9. Ambassadors Project

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Hi Carole,

This is the time for the annual 2024 check in with members of the Military and War Project. Have you been active during the last six months in the Military and War Project? Do you want to remain working with this project? Note that it is a requirement to respond to the Military and War Project Check-ins. Please respond to this message by clicking the reply button below this message, to post your answer. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary, Project Coordinator, Military & War

posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you for checking in, Carole. I marked you active. The headstones sound interesting.
posted by Mary Richardson

It looks like you have uploaded some wonderful images that do not depict private subjects, but cannot be viewed by other members or site visitors because they are attached only to your private profile.

For example, Category: Underground Railroad Stations has an image description for a photo of a house in Ohio that was an Underground Railroad Station, but when I view the category page, the image box is big blank. At I can see a very tiny version of the image, plus a message that "This image is privacy protected. Only the thumbnail is open. To view the full image and its details you need to be in the Trusted List of someone or something tagged in the photo. If you're a family member: Request to join the Trusted List for Carole Taylor."

To allow other people to see that image without being on the Trusted List of your profile, the image needs to be connected to an additional profile -- one that is not set as private. For example, you could make a free-space page called "Underground Railroad Images" (use the link to start the page) then add the name of that page to the list of "People & Things in the Image" on . That would allow the rest of us to see the image when we visit the category page.

I looked at other image pages for images you uploaded (for example ) and I cannot see more than a tiny thumbnail for any of them. I can't tell for sure, but I think that only few (if any) of those images might need to be private. If you want other people to see those images, those images also need to be connected to at least one non-private profile.

Ellen Smith

posted by Ellen Smith
edited by Ellen Smith
Thank you, I have asked before what I need to do to OPEN the pics and this is the first answer.

now I am confused because you said like the free space, but that is on all the profiles I have done for it. I will look for the People & Things.... and add them to at least 1 profile and then I can delete them from me right?

posted by Carole Taylor
Yes, put at least one Open or Public profile in the People & Things section on each image page.

But I suggest that you NOT remove the images from your page. Keep them on your page for now, just in case something goes wrong in adding them to other pages (such as a typo in the name of the other profile, or another profile manager who doesn't like the image).

posted by Ellen Smith

How does William Gibson fit into your tree? He is my paternal 3rd great grandfather. I have looked for several years just to fit him into a family and he could fit into many families. But he is not listed in any I've found. I have a 4th cousin DNA that should help, But Ancestry is saying the match is maternal. My maternal is pretty full at that point. From a dc a great granddaughter said his name was George so I've been looking there too. A couple families have a George so now I'm looking into that. I have no male Gibsons to test nor 1st or 2md cousins so it is tough. except this 4th cousin 1R and endogamy. Fun but frustrating. If I could figure if he were Melungeon or not maybe it would help. I'm also Charlemayne, DAR, 1812, Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, Colonial Dames, DUV, First Families of Twin Territories and FFofTN, I was working on Jamestown because there is a Thomas Gibson there when I decided to give it up and make William possibly George my focus. I've just turned 87 and resigned from all the societies. Sorry I chat too much. Again how are you be related to William? Probably through Taylor, Smith or Brown. Do you have a tree on Ancestry or 23andMe or a Gedmatch number? Thanks for listening. Kenny Ann Gibson Wood (My dad's name was Kenneth Gibson but I'm female)

posted by K A Gibson
William Gibson? What is his ID # ? Don't think I have a Gibson, but then the Ancestor names are very numbered
posted by Carole Taylor
Wikitree for William Gibson #25729

Think I found 2 0ther relatives to William Gibson on Wiki I haven't really learned to use it yet. So much to it. I don't know how to find names by their numbers.

posted by K A Gibson
edited by K A Gibson
This is my most favorite quote from the Guide Rules.

"Please don't be intimidated by these rules. They are the ideals. No profile is ever perfect and complete." and I try so hard to make everyone happy

posted by Carole Taylor
edited by Carole Taylor

I noticed that you have created a number of profiles such as where the birth and/or death dates are estimated. In that case you should use the Estimated Date Research Note Box -- see


posted by Kay (Sands) Knight
yes I try to add the wording on all profiles I do. but I do not understand why the profiles have to be so brightly tagged with that huge box?

Does the box take it to a working site where we can see the list for the Researchers to work on it? If it does that then I would understand but to what I have been instructed by my Mentor it is "suggested" and as you say "should" to use the box. I'm sorry but I don't think it is attractive to our profiles and the words are there. please understand. Thank you

posted by Carole Taylor

The page for the template says "This Research Note Box should be used when a date is a rough estimate."

When you use the template that will add the applicable category to the profile. By adding the category the profile will then be found when members are looking for profiles that could use improvement or additional sources.

I also noticed that you were stating "birth/death are estimates based on the children" when using a marriage source.

posted by Kay (Sands) Knight
ok, from now on I will put the box in but do we really think we can fix all 152,417 that need Researching.........

I still think it is ugly but then I could not figure out how to make it go to a list like the 152,417 and you really want me to add to it. Thank you kindly, Carole

posted by Carole Taylor
Question? now that I have placed ten more boxes with this category why doesn't the number come down?

it is frustrating, I worked on these in the past and when the number does not go down why bother? It is just a number Person Profiles (152,417*)

posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Carole,

It is once again time for our annual Scotland Project check-in. Please respond within the next three weeks to let us know:

•If you would like to continue as a project member •If you are happy with your current teams or would you like to join a different team •How much time per month (on average) you spend working on Scottish profiles •Anything you’d like the Scotland Project to do more of in the future

You can respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within the next three weeks we’ll assume your interests have changed or you are no longer able to participate in the Scotland Project at this time, and your badge will be removed. If your circumstances change later you will be welcome to reapply for membership.

On behalf of the Scotland Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve Scottish profiles!

Sheena - Scotland Project Membership Coordinator

yes, I am using most of my time on Veterans at the moment getting ready for the Wreaths Across America Project at my 4 cemeteries but yes I do try to do Scottish lineage as well. Thank you Carole
posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Carole,

Thanks for getting back to me and we're delighted you're staying with the project.

All the best Sheena

Hi Carole,

I have an interest in Leadley information relating to the U.K. but these days I am adjusting to delving further around the world. I see you have a Joseph Leadley and wondering when/where he may have been born. On looking at records I've accumulated I have found a Joseph Leadley who was baptised on 10 May 1795 at Whitby. in Yorkshire, England. His parents were Lawrence and Eleanor. I found this entry on the IGI, but sadly there was no reference as to Eleanor's surname. I assume she may have come from another Parish. Hopefully this may be your answer, know English folk were looking for a new life from about that era. Rae Wilson ( nee Leadley )

posted by Rae (Leadley) Wilson
what is the Joseph's ID # I do not see that we have one?
posted by Carole Taylor
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posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Carole,

This is the time for the 2023 annual check in with members of the US Southern Colonies Project. Have you been active during the last six months in this Project? Note that it is a Wikitree requirement to respond to the US Southern Colonies Check-ins. Please reply to this message by clicking the reply button below this message, to post your answer. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Membership, US Southern Colonies

posted by Mary Richardson
yes, please keep me on the Project. that is about 50% of what I do and I spend, I am embarrassed to tell you how many hours I work on research for wiki.. minimum 6 hours a day.... and loving every minute that keeps me from being a couch potato like some of my friends. Just hope I have not messed up too much this year Mary thank you
posted by Carole Taylor
edited by Carole Taylor
Thanks for checking in, Carole. I marked you acive. I know what you mean, about the time spent on WikiTree.... and SoCOL. Have a good year. ,.,, another couch potato

Mary another couch potato

posted by Mary Richardson
Carole and James Morris Skelton-442 are 17th cousins twice removed

Carole Taylor and James Skelton are both descendants of Robert Legh (abt.1410-1479).

posted by Carole Taylor
Dear Germany Project member,

it's annual check-in time 2023. If you still wish to remain a member of the Germany Project, please reply to this post, by stating this intention. If we don’t hear from you in the next 30 days, your membership badge will be removed. In this case please don't be offended ... you're welcome to rejoin at any time. Please also note, that in order to receive help, with researching your German ancestors, membership is not mandatory. Just ask your questions in the G2G forum and tag them with Germany in order for knowledgeable people to see them.

If you wish to remain a member, we would like to learn more about your perception of the Germany Project in order to achieve a future development according to our members needs and wishes. For this, we created a survey, which we kindly ask you to fill-in.

In case you want to communicate, discuss and receive help about WikiTree in German, you might want to check out the WikiTree category at Compgen’s Discourse as well as the German Discord server Ahnenforschung.

Of course there’s still the official WikiTree Discord server, where we usually talk English. Feel free to learn more about Discord and the server at Help:Discord.

Kind regards from Black Forest

Flo (Project Coordinator Research/Resources)
posted by Florian Straub
Right now I have so many projects I don't really do that much on my German line so guess I will say no at this time. Thank you for all you do to help us. Carole
posted by Carole Taylor
Thanks for your feedback, removing the badge then.
posted by Florian Straub
Hi Carole,

Saw you made a Comment on Jack Day's page and checked out your profile and did a relationship search We are 11th cousins 2x removed, and we share 182 ancestors in common


posted by Kerri (Crossman) Tamm

I looked at Ogbourn-5. I am trying to figure out whether you want to make a free space page, then add the link of the space page to Looks like you are wanting to add names to the County space page .

I added you as manager. You can put his and any names on the Douglas County Colorado space page. You add them and I will add the frills after the names are up the entries up.

The page is privacy white (open) and you are manager now. I apologize for not working on it for a while.

Hollar if you need me. Be sure to SAVE FREQUENTLY.

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Carole looks good. You have the stickers. on it. Everything is good. If you want to change your format, just start from here forward. I did not have trouble keeping track of anything.

Long ago we put the template above the Biography Header. NOW that is one of two things to make it project managed.

SO we now use stickers just as you did.

For it to be project managed, need the templlate above the line, and also need the project account added. So Far I do not have the one for Colorado. So let's stick with stickers

Thank you.


posted by Mary Richardson
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A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 2.8 million digitized pages, representing more than 650 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up thru 2022. Due to copyright restrictions, the CHNC does not always include newspapers published after 1927, but the CHNC can digitize beyond 1927 if publisher permission can be secured. And best of all the CHNC can be browsed and searched for free!"

posted by Carole Taylor
I try to not copy anything newer than 1925 ish.. and just use the url and the title. Did you see where I have one newer? ooops..

Thank you I printed this one... most of the articles about the people I am researching are 1859.. 1900s..

Besides, I visit the Douglas County Library often and the Historic Div Librarian years ago, I asked if I could use the newspaper articles on the wikitree site and she said yes, as long as I don't get paid or place it on a commercial site, as also the instructions state.

posted by Carole Taylor
edited by Carole Taylor
Carole, I need your help with military categories. I have noticed that you use these categories on many profiles. I have trouble figuring out what the categories are. Can you look at the profile for Simeon Thomas Crain Jr. (1912-1984) and add the necessary military categories? I have entered in the bio section the info I found on his military service.

Thanks so much for your help. Mae Newton Bruce

posted by Mae Newton
done... found 2 sources, listed them under sources, wasn't sure you wanted the whole ENLISTMENT RECORD in the bio so left it for you.

found the Enlistment DATE but not the Discharge date. nothing about the bronze stars... on fs...

hope it is ok.  

He was 6 years older than my dad and dad was born in Sedalia........ and 2 generations before him...

posted by Carole Taylor
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Changing what someone else has written often doesn't feel right. But it's what a wiki is all about. People are informed about changes through activity feeds and they can always change things back to the way they were if a mistake is made. These technological features of a wiki mean that changes don't need to be discussed in advance. The pace of collaboration can be faster than that. This is why, just like at Wikipedia, WikiTree encourages members to be bold.

This is why we have point III in the Honor Code that all Wiki Genealogists sign: "We know mistakes are inevitable. We don't want to be afraid to make them. We assume that mistakes are unintentional when others make them and ask for the same understanding."

That said, WikiTree collaborations are generally more personal than on Wikipedia. Most of us care deeply about our family history and our ancestors' profiles. We know that we don't own the profiles we manage but we do care deeply about them.

The WikiTree community should be friendly and communicative. We are a place for genealogists to work together.

We recommend contacting a Profile Manager before making significant or numerous changes to profiles they manage. It's a matter of practical courtesy. You don't want to offend the person if you're trying to work with them. You want to make clear that you respect them and appreciate what they have contributed.

posted by Carole Taylor
edited by Carole Taylor
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posted by Mary Richardson
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yes, as a matter of fact I just completed an application for a military headstone for a soldier of the 3rd Colorado Cav. keep your fingers crossed that they approve all the documents I am submitting. thank you


posted by Carole Taylor
Thanks for replying as active to the Military and War Check in, Carole. I will keep fingers crossed for the headstone approval. Have a good 6 months


posted by Mary Richardson
JUST for me until I get permission from

Shawn Greer on 4 May 2022 James Greer Gun Powder Maryland

I see the comment that the American Greer DNA does not match the Greer and Grierson of Scotland. I descend from James Greer of gunpowder maryland. He is my 9th great grand father. Myself, my brother and nephew have been tested. I have been tested at the highest level on familytree DNA. I share DNA matches with Alpin Macgregor the historic Clan Chief and todays Clan Chief Malcolm Macgregor. I am 10 steps from todays chief but we do show up as a match. I have the SNP R-M123 which I believe is older than the M456 that I believe most Macgregors carry today. I also carry the gene R1b-L1335 which is very old. I'm still working on things but I believe we can now say that we come from a very old bloodline.

posted by Carole Taylor
Loftin-4 the SEARCH for my dad's middle name LOFTON.......... begins here.
posted by Carole Taylor
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posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
deleted by Carole Taylor
Yes, I am still adding the St' John's/St. George's Parish Register. some of it is in the 1800s but it jumps back to 1740s and beyond but yes.. thank you I also today asked a question on G2G regarding "How to help" the project and adding the 481 needs Bios........ to be on the project page. thank you
posted by Carole Taylor
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posted by Traci Thiessen
deleted by Carole Taylor
yes of course, my grandmother was full blood German, one of those Germans who migrated to Russia.......on her Paternal side.
posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Carole,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, Just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely, Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
IF I didn't respond before I am doing it again.......... Yes I am Irish descendant and want to stay on the Project. Sorry there are so many Comments on my page...... I try to delete and keep it clean to no avail...
posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Carole,

When we didn't hear from you we assumed you were no longer interested in being part of the project, and pulled your badge. I'm happy to reissue one for you, but you'll need to message me privately to let me know your email address, what team(s) you'd like to work on, and whether you would like an invitation to the google group, discord, or both.


posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi Carole, Please add the G2G tag GERMANY to your list of followed tags. You can add new tags by going to and scrolling down to "Add new Tags". Add Germany in the tag name box, add a couple spaces in the comments box, then hit "Enter New Tag" and you'll be set. Thanks, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
yes I added the German tag thank you
posted by Carole Taylor
Dear Carole,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

For those of you who joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If you’re at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Here is the WW I received recently

I work on any profile I happen to pull up in my searches for people already on wikitree. fix states, and clean up gedcom stuff... add a source or add unsourced. thank you

posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Carole, a couple of weeks ago I sent out a check-in for the US Civil War Project, this is just a quick reminder to let me know if you intend to remain in the Project. Hope to hear from you soon. I'll assume your not interested if I don't hear back from you by the end of February. Thank you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader

posted by Pam Kreutzer
I am working on Civil War a lot... Colorado Regiments especially right now... thank you

posted by Carole Taylor
edited by Carole Taylor
Hi Carole! Hope this finds you well.

It's time for our annual Scotland Project check-in!

This year we are hoping to learn what our membership would like to accomplish over the next 12 months. In case you aren't aware, this year is WikiTree's ""Year of Connections"" and the Project's leadership would like to contribute to this in as many ways as possible.

We would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts and ideas with us on how we can accomplish this goal. We would also appreciate it if you would provide some feedback on our existing goals, including:

  • If you have not yet signed up to help on one of the project's teams, which team(s) would you be interested in joining?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter?
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing?
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page?
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general

We continue to communicate with our Project members via Google Group (official) and Discord (unofficial), as well as G2G. You may also reach out to any of the Project leaders via WikiTree's internal messaging system at any time.

Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project become a knowledge hub for Scottish genealogical research! We wish you all the best in 2022!

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin on behalf of the Scotland Project Leaders

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
oh my, no don't think I signed up for a Team? Tartan Trail? no, but yes sounds interesting. I will look into the Project category space and see what I can do. for the last year off/on I have been adding a Baltimore Maryland Parish Register, dated 1700-1850.. surprising how many profiles are unsourced............ so I just felt it needed to be done. I am almost 1/2 way thru the 1164 images. sorry it is not Scotland but I bet a lot of the people came from Scotland.
posted by Carole Taylor
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oh yes, I am still adding sources from the St. John's Parish Joppa Register. It is amazing how many profiles have no sources at all. and trying to link as many as I feel are true.... and I added my bio to the project page today.
posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Carol,

There is a document image in the US National Archives for a "Mrs Van Pelt" which seems to match Mary A Bair/Van Pelt/Loomis Bair-797

Catalog 655658: Carded Service Records of Hospital Attendants, Matrons and Nurses, 1861 - 1865 image 157 of 218

Regards, Warren Kuntz

posted by Warren Kuntz
Hi! I just found an orphaned space page that you might want to adopt... it looks like you had added the info to the Category of the same name:

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Carole,

I just wanted to touch base with you and see if you have any questions about the Germany Project. Have you read the main Project page? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Most of the info you need will be linked to the main Project page here: and I am always available to answer questions.

You have not yet joined our Google Group and you can ask questions there as well as on G2G. To join the Google Group, please click this link: and request to join.

Thanks also for being a long-time member of the Volga Germans (now a team under the Germany Project).

Best regards, Traci ~Germany Project leader

posted by Traci Thiessen

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

If we don't hear back from you we will assume that you no longer wish to participate in the project and if so, you could rejoin at any time as is convenient for you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Hi, I asked to join the google group "1776" and I am already on the military google group I get all the email daily.

I have been a member of 1776, since 2015. I am a DAR in Smoky Hill Trail chapter, Colorado. I would prefer to be on the TEAM: Profile Improvement, I think I can do best there. The Boston Tea Party is already on my desktop to make sure all persons are on wikitree.. As soon as I finish adding all ENTRIES of the St. John's Parish Joppa, Maryland 1700-1800 Register, 1164 images and I am on #451... A lot of them are Am Rev War... Taylor-25258

posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Carole,

On behalf of the US Southern Colonies Project Leaders, I am doing a check-in with members to see if you were Active in US Southern Colonies in the last two months?

I had contacted all Southern Colonies members via the Google Group. This is a follow-up message to you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary ~US SoCOL Project Coordinator

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As part of a re-vitalization of the WikiTree US Presidents Project we are asking members if they are planning to continue their contributions to the project. We are establishing a page where everyone can identify the President or Vice President that they wish to manage. Just respond to this message to let me know 1) Are you planning to continue with the Project and 2) do you have a specific President or Vice President that you are interested in.
posted by Robin Lee