Traci Thiessen
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Traci Thiessen

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Traci L. Thiessen
Born 1960s.
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Traci Thiessen has roots in the region now known as Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
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Traci is on the Magna Carta Project leadership team.
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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.
Traci Thiessen is a member of the Perkins Name Study Project.
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Traci Thiessen has English ancestors.
Traci Thiessen has Czech Roots.
Traci Thiessen is a member of the Appalachia Project (South Central Appalachia Team).

My WikiTree workload at July 2022:

  • Co-leader - Magna Carta Project
  • Co-leader - Germany Project
  • Former co-leader Black Sheep Project (disbanded in 2020/1, still winding down)
  • Member of the England Project's Managed Profiles Team
  • Member of PGM, Mayflower, Medieval, Profile Improvement Projects + more
  • Co-manager of the Perkins Name Study

My family tree on has sourced, detailed biographies for about 6,000 family members. I discovered WikiTree in 2013 and used it to research and improve profiles on my private tree. More recently (about 2017), 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 exclusively to maintain my family tree.

I regularly work to improve the collective family tree with:

Names I Follow

Thiessen, Miell, Crawford, Musel, Rayman, Junge, Perkins, Hind/Hinds, Leatherman, Crandall, Bradley, Konicek, Chihak, Kloppenburg. In my husband's tree, all with German roots, are: Mosblech, Kalt, Kettenbach, and Elker.

Personal stuff

I grew up in Chicago. I graduated from DePaul University in Chicago and spent 20+ years working at leading Chicago and St. Louis law firms in the Private Client/Trust, Estates and Tax departments. In 2004, I left my career to be a full-time mom and in 2005, we moved east.

My Immigrant Ancestors

"Recent" Migrating Ancestors (after 1840), from England, Germany and what was then known as Bohemia.
The rest, in my Perkins and Crandall branches, came to America much earlier, in the 1600s and 1700s.
Traci Thiessen participated with Germany Genies during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 202 previously unsourced profiles.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Traci reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge
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
Profile Improvement Voyager
Traci has completed the Profile Improvement Project's Voyage


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Hi Traci! Steve Harris set Germany Project as manager for both Volhynia pages. You can merge them now (-:

posted by Maggie N.
Hi Traci, do you know if you can merge the two Volhynia pages now? Thanks (-:
posted by Maggie N.
DONE! Sorry for the delay! I added the Poland Project as co-manager and opened the privacy on the page.
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Traci, when you have a moment, pls see the comment I just posted on the profile for Francis West-1685 inviting suggestions and edits on the revised bio done for him. Thank you !


posted by J. West
Thanks for joining the Appalachia Project's South Central Appalachia Team! I sent you an e-mail with sticker suggestions. Give me a holler if you have any questions.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
So I take it I'm no longer a Team Leader then?
posted by Steven Greenwood
Traci, the Emary Cole in your family tree is really Mary Emary who married Israel Cole, Jr. She is one of my Mayflower Pilgrim Ancestors. As follows: Stephen Hopkins (Mayflower passenger) and Constance Hopkins (his daughter and Mayflower passenger). Constance married Nicholas Snow in the Plymouth Colony and they had a daughter Mary Snow who married Thomas Paine. They had a daughter Mary Paine who married Israel Cole, SR. They had a son Israel Cole, Jr. who married Mary Emary (or Emory).

Thank you, Karen Tilley

posted by Karen Blankenship
Thanks Karen. Do you have a reliable source for the marriage of Mary Emary and Israel Cole? If so, please add it to their profiles. As far as I know, no marriage record has ever been found. The only evidence of Israel's wife is found in Israel's will where he mentions his "beloved wife Emary Cole". See the research notes on Israel's profile here:
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi, Traci!

We are 8th cousins, 3x removed. But you likely knew that, already.

Mark Richard Tarbell

posted by Mark Tarbell
Hi there cousin! Nice to meet you!
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Traci,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals over the past year. Every English profile we improve helps!

The England Project Leaders are currently doing our six-monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

Many thanks!

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Hi Ian. I'm happy to stay with the fabulous Managed Profiles Team. I don't really have time to do much else, but I help where I can. :-) Best regards and keep up the great work In the England Project! Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
Thanks Traci! And thanks again for being part of the England Project!


posted by I. Speed

Is there a rule or guide as to using a birth name or a legal name (that is different)? Please look at Marshall-24786. John/Rody III used both after the name was legally changed.

posted by Carl Seibert III
Hi Carl. Sorry for the delay in responding. WikiTree Naming Guidelines ( state that you should use the name at birth (John Goodwin) as the proper first name. Guidelines suggest that you can either add the other name (Rody Patterson) as the preferred name OR as other nickname (alias). As there are 2 different middle names, I combined 1st and middle in first name field (this is commly done in other cultures, like Germany, where people don't use middle names). I edited the profile accordingly. It's importnat to add both names to the name field so they can be found in a search and duplicates are not created. Hope this helps! Best, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Traci, I found a letter for sale on Etsy from a WW2 civilian survivor from a woman in Germany by the name of Wilhelmine Miether, thanking a girl in Ohio for her donation of shoes. I found her story touching and made her a profile, as well as the profile of the letter reciever, Martha Roof (I think I found Martha's daughters on Facebook, but I have yet to hear back from the one I sent a message to), but I can not trace Wilhelmine. It's possible that many or all of her records were destroyed, but I have hope. Could you add this profile to the Germany project, please? Wilhelmine (Unknown) Miether (1885-)
posted by Jennifer Fulk
edited by Jennifer Fulk
Hi Jennifer, I added some maintenance categories to Wilhelmine's profile. Hopefully a member of the Germany Project will do some research on her. Thanks! Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Traci. I don't remember receiving a reminder. Nevertheless I want to remain a member of the German Project. Regards, Steve.
posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Steve, You didn't receive a check-in post. You're exempt from check-ins because you're an active team leader. Best, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
German project check-in. I am still interested in the project. I found help on a family member, that we were unable to find for years. Wedertz – 22
posted by Kathy (Wedertz) Perdue

Germany Project check-in - confirmed

posted by Andy Gürth

Thank you for contributing to the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in February!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Dear Traci,

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
Robin, I sent you an email. Thanks! Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen

Since you're a member of the Google Group, then you've heard that the Magna Carta Project has retired the Gateway Guardian initiative. Would you delete or replace your Gateway Guardian sticker please?

WikiTree has two relatively new stickers - Template:Relationship_Sticker and Template:Connection Sticker - that you might want to use if you're related to or connected to the Gateway. There's also the Template:Descendant sticker that you can use. To see tailored coding for these stickers (e.g., with the Magna Carta Project logo), please see Space: Magna Carta Stickers#sticker.

Thanks! Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in January! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Read your profile and I would like to say thank you for all your hard work especially with sourcing and editing and the like, see I pretty much do the heavy reading and meticulous research but placing sources on my profiles weeeeell! Bad me! Must be my lazy procrastination side. Thank you for being a Sourcerer.

I generally don't make a profile or link unless I go through certificates, bibles or vital and the like and the main heavy resourced of those who do the same. That is how meticulous I am. But again the sourcing - bad me! Good thing actually here I slow down my tree building process. I eventually find another who does the kind of sourcing so I connect then.

Love too that you are actively working on Ancestry like I am doing more frequently. Got a ton offline that I know are pretty confident about but its so large! :)

Anyway, I recently worked on my own suggestions from the My Wikitree drop down menu a little bit. Found some silly gender mistakes I accidentally made which I fixed. More to do there but I do like that function.

Know that I am impressed by all I see that you have worked on. Again thank you very much!

Elizabeth :) A distant cousin

posted by Elizabeth Korf

Thank you for your 16 contributions to the November Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Sorry for the delay. I have been sick am starting to get better. Yes, I am still interested in being a member of the Germany Project.

Hal Stout (Staudt)

posted by Hal Stout
Hi Hal,

I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! On Oct 20 you emailed me that you wanted to be removed from the project so I removed your badge. Would you like to rejoin the project? I'm happy to re-add the badge - you will need to re-join the Google Group and join one of our teams. If you're not up to participating in the project, you can follow what the project is doing by simply continuing to follow the Germany G2G tag. Let me know if you'd like to re-join.

Best regards, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hello! I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier. I would like to remain on the Germany project if possible. I'm not very active at the moment but I would like to be eventually. I've been working on my husband's side of the family. Thank you so much!
Hi Traci!

Thanks for contributing to Puritan Great Migration profiles over the last six months. Every little bit helps, so please keep those edits coming!

Like all WikiTree projects we check in with team members twice per year and it's that time again. Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  1. If you'd like to continue as a PGM project team member
  2. If you're happy with the team you're on (Research and/or Profile Improvement) or if you'd like to make a change
  3. Optionally, what you like since the reboot back in May or what you think could be improved. This could be something about Discord, or Google Groups, or managed profile spreadsheets, or challenge participation or really anything. If you like everything the way it is, you can let me know that too :)

If you'd like to tell me about a particular project or family you're working on, I'd love to hear about that as well.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Brad Stauf, PGM membership coordinator

posted by Brad Stauf
Hi Brad, I'd like to stay with PGM and remain on the research team. Thanks for the check-in!


posted by Traci Thiessen
Sounds great Traci, thanks for letting me know and have a good evening!


posted by Brad Stauf
Not very active, but I am still interested in the project.
posted by James Rienhardt
Yes I am still interested in the Germany project. (If you notice, I posted a message 6 months ago requesting to stay on). Somehow, though, I am no longer getting the group e-mails? I stopped getting them around 6 months ago.
posted by Lisa (Blackburn) Roller
edited by Lisa (Blackburn) Roller
Thanks for responding Lisa. I still have you on the Google Group list - those emails go to your gmail address (not sbcglobal). You are subscribed for the abridged summary. Have you checked your spam folder?
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Traci! I've been working with a few other wikifolx on the Hoffman/Huffman line out of Palatinate Germany. Thanks for keeping me engaged with the Project. Best to you.
posted by Kelley Harrell
Hi Traci,

Still doing genealogy. I've been involved with the wife's side of the tree lately. Haven't given up on Germany.

posted by Carl Seibert III
Hi, Tracy, please keep me signed up for the Germany Project. I hope to figure out how to netter participate soon. -Amy
Thanks for responding, Amy. We're glad you're staying with us!

I encourage you to join our Google Group - you can send a join request here: The Google Group is where our project communicates and you can ask questions about German genealogy there. It's a really helpful group. :-)

Best regards, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi - can I join the Germany Genies team for the source-a-thon this weekend? Have not done one before, I have a badge 537 that Mindy gave me, she suggested this team for me.

BTW I have Thiessen ancestors (German Mennonites that went to the Ukraine/Molotschna and then to USA in 1870s). And working on sourcing Blumer ancestors (Canton Glarus, Switzerland, Swiss-German records) for this event) thanks Tom

posted by Tom Blumer
edited by Tom Blumer
Hi Tom. I put you on our team roster! Welcome to the Germany Genies!
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi! You removed MCP as manager of but the profile still is PPP (and, in my opinion, needs to be) and displays the project box. Are you reconsidering or just missed removing PPP & the project box?
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Fixed it. I was going to remove PB & PPP but changed my mind. Will be transferring management of other profiles to the England project.
posted by Traci Thiessen
edited by Traci Thiessen
I would like to remain in the Germany Project. So sorry for the delay in responding! Thanks so much for your patience.
posted by Jen (Massey) Schwartz
Thanks Jen! We're glad you're staying with us.
posted by Traci Thiessen
Thanks for your suggestion to join S-H team.


posted by Marilyn Kenyon Psy.D.
You're very welcome! I'll add you to the team and the Google Group shortly!
posted by Traci Thiessen
You were a rockstar during the CAT! I'm so glad you were able to join the party. It's always fun working together as a team and it was exciting to clean up over 30,000 suggestions :-)
I am checking in for the Germany project. I don't believe I received a message from you, but maybe accidently deleted it. Anyway, please keep me on!


Hi Lisa, You're checked-in. As a newer member of the project (less than 6 months), you were exempt from this round of check-ins, so you didn't receive a message. I appreciate your checking! Thanks, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Traci,

is there an extra German Data Doctors GG? I've only found the Data Doctors Project GG.


posted by Monika (Eschenbaum) B.
Hi Monika,

There's no separate Google Group for Germany's Data Doctors. If you have questions, post them in the comments section of the Germany Data Docs page or shoot me an email.

Thanks, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
Good morning Tracy!

I signed up today, and I was just exploring this page - I think it was created by you (Phillips Payson 1736 - 1801). I was thinking, how can I add something, there where I read "unknown children" - but I don't know how it happened, now I am the manager of this page. . . I would not like to have entered someone else's house without asking permission! meanwhile, a warm greeting from Florence, Italy, Giovanna

posted by Gio Ponzetta
Hi Giovanna,

Thanks for asking! I created that Payson profile but have no personal interest in it. Please feel free to edit/add children, etc. Thanks, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
thanks to you! see you soon,


posted by Gio Ponzetta
Hi Traci, I am at a brick wall with my Schulze / Schultz family and need some help . If you would please take a look at Schultz-5323 you will note that I get my info from 2 sources, one is a family tree written by my great great grand father, which end up at Pastor Stephanus (Stephan) Schultz aka Schulze, Praetorius, who was seemingly a very famous clergyman and writer "SCHULZE in Suid-Afrika deur Ockert Malan - GenZA

- Malan" . As you will not by his name, it is a little confusing and I changed it a few times because I can't find any formal documents about him .

The second source I found was "Spuren der Familie Praetorius. By Frank Praetorius" at . . Seeing that my home language is Afrikaans, one of the 5 Dietze languages, I do understand a little Deutz but not enough to be sure of my deductions . Can you please check this for me and also tel me who this Peter was who wrote his testament in Magdeburgh .

It will be highly appreciated , Thank you, Callie .

posted by Callie Scheepers
Hi Callie,

I moved your question/request to the Germany Project Google Group. If you don't get a response there, I suggest posting to G2G.

Thanks, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen

I decend from a Theissen line from Hamburg, and I was wondering if you could point me in a direction that I could search in Germany.

My German side is a brick wall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


posted by Valerie Lange
Valerie - I sent you a private email
posted by Traci Thiessen
Traci thanks for trying to get me sourcing.

You answer questions and help me Source. Forever grateful.

posted by Sharon (Dewald) Skeels
It is my pleasure to work with you Sharon!
posted by Traci Thiessen
Tracey, please keep me in the German group. I have been very busy and have not had time to take part but hopefully soon thank you Linda Goodwin
posted by Linda Carroll
Traci, why did you delete the black sheep sticker from Thompson-24051?
posted by Jo Gill
Because the project no longer exists and neither does the IBSSG.
posted by Traci Thiessen
hi Traci, was going to ask the same question about a few profiles I manage, is the project defunct permanently or is it a temporary thing only?

Please put a note on what and why you are changing in this respect when doing them, save you and everybody a lot of traffic.


posted by Danielle Liard
The disbanding of the Black Sheep project happened many months ago. See: I manually removed hundreds of project boxes rather than have editbot do it, so I could ensure the proper categories were in place. Sorry I didn't leave an explanation.
posted by Traci Thiessen
edited by Traci Thiessen
Hi Traci, I've just added Ann Saltonstall's christening record and source. Perhaps you will consider re-attaching her to her parents.

The entry reads "Ann, daughter of Sir Richard S...Knight and The Lady Elizabeth."

posted by Beryl Meehan
edited by Beryl Meehan
I want to thank you for hanging in there with me as I floundered over what I saw as a simple task; adding a Prussia sticker to my grandfather's profile. I went to bed last night just a little perturbed at myself for not being able to discern how to do it. This a.m., I decided to slowly re-read your direction and figure out what I was missing, and when I looked at his profile, the sticker was there! I have two bachelor degrees and have completed 60% toward a Master's degree. I taught procurement agents for McDonnell Douglas and Boeing military how to do their job in a formal class session which included how to negotiate. I developed formal training class books to support this effort. I have been retired for 8 years and have been off the computer for 3 years. What I am saying, is that time (I am going to be 78) appears to be catching up with me. I have no idea what i did to post that sticker. I have concluded that I am best directed to continue working on my family tree ( I have at identified at least 2 7-great grand parents) and go back an re-trace my steps and identify those sources that I conveniently overlooked. With sources I am only at my 1 great grandparent level. Because of my computer difficulties (I have only been back on since Christmas) and my dual focus of re-identification while pursuing new leads, I am too much of a fledgling, at this time, to be a part of any collaborative efforts. So I am truly sorry to request that you remove me from the Germany group although I will always be available for short tasks. Based upon my experience with the sticker, I think you know what I mean. Also, know that you and your team have a strong cheerleader "in the stands'" By the way, my major focus is Berlin, West Prussia, Bayern, and, although it isn't on your Germany list, Alsace-Lorraine. I have a strong what it appears to be a Thomas connection there and they appear to be German not French. Best wishes and you have my appreciative thanks and always morale support.
posted by Jim Walter
Hi Jim,

I removed you as a member of the Germany Project, but please feel free to use the resources on our project pages, specifically the regional pages: Space:Germany_Regions_Team. Each region has its own resource page and has lots of interesting info and links you can use to help in your research. This is the page for Bayern: Space:Bavaria_Team, this is the page for Berlin: Space:Berlin_Team and we DO have a team for Alsace-Lorriane, that can be found here: Alsace-Lorraine. Like I said before, we will [hopefully] soon update the Prussia Team and will post to G2G when that page is updated.

If you ever need help with your German genealogy, just post a question on G2G and add the Germany tag to your post and you'll get help from one of our members (and if you ever need help posting to G2G, let me or one of your Greeters know you'd like some help). You're welcome to rejoin the project any time and remember that we're always happy to help you whether you're a project member or not.

Take care, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
Traci -

I really ant to be part of the Germany team and I am making my way through all the information. But, as I go, I see interesting and exciting small things, like stickers. I would like to put a Prussia stick on my grandfather's profile, but I have yet to find out the how to. You seem to functinn easily with badge and stickers, etc. What am I missing?

posted by Jim Walter
Hi Jim - See this page for Prussia stickers:

This subproject of the Germany Project will be getting an overhaul eventually and is not currently very active. We will post to G2g and the project Google Group when the Prussia Team gets relaunched, but in the meantime, feel free to use the stickers on your/your ancestors profiles!

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Traci,

I not sure how to put this person in category for notable. I placed sticker. Not sure what the Kansas House of Representatives, and 2 terms of Senate is not sure if it actul state stuff or Church or Masonic stuff he seemed to be in everything for sure. This why I added him to notables maybe someone could help figure this out.


Bright, John A.--Born April 24, 1845, Aaronsburg, Center Co., Pa.; son of George and Sarah (Bower) Bright; educated Pa.Coll. (Partial course); married Mary Belle Shearer, Sept. 17, 1868, Milton, Pa.; to Kan. April, 1882; to Topeka, 1890; 1862 to 1867, teacher in common schools and academy, Pa.; 1873, was ordained as a minister in Evangelical Lutheran Church; 1873 to 1886, engaged in pastoral work in Pa. and Kan.; 1886 to 1890, was gen. sec. Kan. State Sunday School Ass'n, during which time was delegate to first World's SS convention, held in London Eng., and was chosen one of three recording secretaries of that convention; for 3 years following 1890, grand sec. I.O.O.F. of Kan.; grand chaplain 6 years; grand master, 1 year; chaplain 1 term, Kan. House of Representatives, and 2 terms of Senate; since 1893, in evangelistic work. Author: A KANSAS ABROAD; or SIXTY DAYS IN EUROPE AND WHAT I SAW THERE. Res: 830 Morris Ave. Added by JH


Hi Traci,

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? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

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,

Lizzie, Amy, Joan

England Project Leaders

Thank you for the comments on the live. I was wondering if the Magna Carta project could put something on the profile of Molesworth-135, because, he and his siblings are descendants of all of the Magna Carta Sureties. In Australia we don't have gateway ancestors, but for us, that profile would be significant, because he is a descendant of all of the sureties. Thank you, Ben. Incidently, just over half of them connect to him through his father's mother, and still a good number through is mother.

To clarify, he is a descendant of the 15 in the relationship quick list. Not sure of the others.

posted by Ben Molesworth
edited by Ben Molesworth
Hey Ben, Liz will get back to you about this. Thanks!!
posted by Traci Thiessen
Traci was back in full force during this year's SAT! So glad you could join the team. You were amazing! Emma :-)
As were you, Emma. Thank YOU!!
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi, Traci!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Per your message about Black sheep group being sent to notables please add me to project and let me know if anything I have to do in profiles that in this category. I like to be keep updated please???


Billie, I awarded you a Notables Project member badge. Please add Notables to the G2G tags you follow to get updates.

Thanks, Traci

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi Traci, I'm sorry to hear the BSP is being disolved and yes I would be interested in joining The Notables Project. Thank you.
posted by Eileen Bradley