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Traci Thiessen

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Traci L. Thiessen
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
Sister of [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (2000s - unknown)] and [private daughter (2000s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 11 Aug 2013 | Traci's 40249 contributions | 1651 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 17 Oct 2019 | Created 11 Aug 2013 | Last significant change: 13 Oct 2019
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Wiki Genealogist Project Coordinator September 2019 Club 1,000 Pre-1500 Arborist Connector Sourcerer Data Doctor Community Star Family Star England Project Member One Name Studies Project Member European Aristocrats Project Member Magna Carta Project Member Mayflower Project Member Profile Improvement Project Member Puritan Great Migration Project Member Germany Project Member Source-a-Thon 2019 Participant Connect-a-Thon Winner 2019
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Traci was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
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Traci has written and improved one hundred profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Descendant of PGM migrant John Perkins, Abraham Perkins, John Crandall, William Gaylord and others.
Traci Thiessen is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger John Alden, William Mullins, Miles Standish, Stephen Hopkins and George Soule
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Traci is on the Magna Carta Project leadership team.
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Traci Thiessen is Gateway Guardian of Sarah Henchman.
Traci Thiessen is a member of the Perkins Name Study.
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Traci Thiessen has English ancestors.
Traci Thiessen has German Roots.
Traci Thiessen has Czech Roots.

I'm co-coordinator of the Perkins Name Study, please join us!

My family tree on has sourced, detailed biographies for about 6,000 family members. I discovered WikiTree in about 2013 and used it to research and improve profiles on my private tree. More recently, I started sharing my information on WikiTree and have been creating new profiles and/or improving existing profiles with information and sources from my private tree. Today, I use WikiTree almost exclusively.

I regularly work to improve the collective family tree with:

I'm involved with several projects but am currently focusing my efforts on the Magna Carta Project along with the European Aristocrats Project and also the Puritan Great Migration Project.

Names I follow: Thiessen, Mosblech, Miell, Crawford, Musel, Rayman, Junge, Perkins, Hind/Hinds, Leatherman, Crandall, Bradley, Konicek, Chihak, Kloppenburg. In my husband's tree: Mosblech, Kalt, Kettenbach, and Elker.

Along with learning about my ancestry, every day I learn something new about using WikiTree. I'm sure that I've make plenty of mistakes. If you run across any of them, please let me know and I'll fix the errors on that profile, along with any other profiles connected to it.

Personal stuff: I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but we moved to Chicago when I was about 2 years old and I grew up there. I got married in 1997 and had our son in Chicago in 2000, but soon after we moved to St. Louis, Missouri (my husband's hometown), where we had our daughter in 2001. In 2004, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and left my career as a paralegal/tax preparer to be a full-time mom. In 2005, we moved to Asheville, North Carolina, where we currently reside.

"Recent" Migrating Ancestors (after 1840)

The rest, in my Perkins and Crandall branches, came to America much earlier, in the 1600s and 1700s



  • ... work in progress
Traci Thiessen is participating with A Rose By Any Other Name during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 2,034 suggestions.Team Roses cleared 26,141 out of the 132,554 total coming in 1st.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Traci reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the July 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Traci reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the June 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge


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Traci is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Keeping up with what's going on
Find and merge duplicate profiles
i'm building bios and adding sources
Connecting profiles to the Global Tree
I have a Bohemian branch (Musel/Rayman/Konicek) in my family tree
challenge participant
I work on MCP and PGM profiles frequently and have many ancestors across England.
Thiessen/Kloppenburg/Junge/Ehlers family from Schleswig-Holstein Germany
Thiessen/Kloppenburg/Junge/Ehlers family from Schleswig-Holstein Germany
Gateway guardian for Sarah Woodward Henchman
John Alden, William/Priscilla Mullins, Myles Standish, Stephen Hopkins, George Soule
England and Iowa
From Germany to St Louis MO in early-mid 1800s
Perkins name study co-coordinator
So many Perkins, so little time...
Keeping up with current policies
Adding sources
The BEST "thon" team!!
Thiessen, Kloppenburg, Junge, Ehlers, Martens of Schleswig-Holstein. Emigrant ancestors: Henning D.A. Thiessen and Margaretha Ehlers
DNA Tested
Traci Thiessen's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Traci or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Traci:
  • Traci Thiessen: 23andMe, GEDmatch A787453 [compare] + AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A787453 [compare], Ancestry member tracith477

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On 13 Oct 2019 at 00:07 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Thanks so much for joining the Magna Carta Project's leadershp team. Here's a sticker you can copy/paste into your profile. (Feel free to change how your name displays.)
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Traci is on the Magna Carta Project leadership team.

On 9 Oct 2019 at 16:02 GMT Gregory Lauder-Frost FSA Scot wrote:

Primrose-279 and Primrose-6 are now ready to be merged. Can you help here?

On 3 Oct 2019 at 10:24 GMT Gregory Lauder-Frost FSA Scot wrote:

I am dealing with the Primroses but am receiving no assistance from the admin of the second James Primrose, the Writer (solicitor).

On 2 Oct 2019 at 10:37 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Thanks for the great work you're doing on PGM profiles. Much appreciated.

On 2 Oct 2019 at 00:29 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Traci, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

On 1 Oct 2019 at 14:27 GMT Albertus Robert Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:

Traci, since you have changed the father on the other profile for Mary Cottrell Crandall, i have deleted the Research Question at the profile which i manage, as well as all other references to the other profile's Mary Cottrell having a different father. I have also added four sources from the other profile to this profile. I have also adjusted the approx. birthyear. The two profiles now agree in every detail.

On 29 Sep 2019 at 14:29 GMT Anne B wrote:

Traci, you did a lovely job of Degory Priest's profile. Thank you.

On 14 Sep 2019 at 03:04 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Traci, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

On 13 Sep 2019 at 11:57 GMT Peter (Shaw) Shaw-Truex wrote:

Thanks for reminder about shaw-1300. John shaw and Elizabeth shaw. Jean the wife was the niece of his Aunty ( ie cousin).

On 7 Sep 2019 at 04:13 GMT Robert Richards wrote:

tried to add you to Degory Priest's but it kicked back as an invalid id?

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Traci is 20 degrees from Cari Starosta, 23 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.