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Steve Thomas

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Steve Thomas
Born 1960s.
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Thank you for all that you do! Skye, Tina and Maggie

posted by Skye Sonczalla
Thanks Skye,

I admire the Good Work in Poland Project.

posted by Steve Thomas
I've added a new member to Prussian Settlement team Brian Obst
Excellent, thanks Margaret.

I've been in contact with Brian. I connected with one of his 3rd great grandfathers https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Luehrs-35 This person started as a Lutheran missionary to Western Australia, then became a school teacher in the Barossa Valley. An interesting point is that his cottage still stands and is now a historic museum. https://www.barossa.com/listing/luhrs-cottage-museum

posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Steve,

Congratulations on certifying to work on pre-1700 profiles! It’s very important to read and understand the Pre-1700 Profiles page. These profiles for deep ancestors are shared by many, and collaborating on them works best if we all follow the guidelines in the certification quiz.

Primary sources should always be added to pre-1700 profiles at the time they are created. If you don't have a source for a pre-1700 profile, it would be best to ask for help in the G2G forum before creating the profile.

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posted by John Vaskie
Hi Steve. I am not sure how to edit my info on the Prussia page, but my family is Brietzke whom immigrated to the USA and to Australia, from Pomerania Prussia My great great grandfather was born in 1855.
Hi Steve,

Thank you for signing the WikiTree Honor Code! We're happy to have you as a new Wiki Genealogist. Make sure to check out the Intro to WikiTree page to learn how to get involved: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:How_to_Use_WikiTree

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posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
Hi Pam,

Thanks for the kind offer - however I do not think I need your help.

I was rudely dumped from Wikitree and now restoring my account. I am still waiting to get my project badges back, like Project Coordinator and Community Star.

Please don't ask me what happened. I don't think anyone knows for sure.

Kind Regards, Steve.

posted by Steve Thomas
edited by Steve Thomas
Steve, you've made some really good additions to a few of my profiles. If you want to mangage let me know and I'll mput your name on and take my name off so I won't be tempted or mistakenly get notice and change anything.
posted by Mike Schindler
Cheers Michael, I am not fussed one way or the other. I only seek management when I am directly related to a profile and most of these are not. I do like how you established all the Hanover profiles and like to keep an I eye on them to see if any relatives add to a profile, at which time I am happy to pass management to them.
posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Steve, new member for Prussian Settlement team, Anonymous Thomsen
Thanks again Margaret. Next week I'll check again the members' interests.
posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Steve, new member added to Prussian Settlement team, Annette (Bollmeyer) Bollmeyer McDonald
Thanks Margaret. I am very interested in the folk that emigrated to the Zelandia Islands first then saw the light.
posted by Steve Thomas
Hallo Steve,

I just used your new "Immigrant from PreuBen to Utah" Sticker. Gustav Kargus and his wife emigrated from PreuBen to Illinois. Do you have a separate category for that? I manage other Prussian profiles (if i can find them, since most of my people come from present-day Rheinland-Pfalz): do you have a diffetent category for each destination?

There is not a category for every destination. However they can be created when required.

The first principle is that empty categories should not be created - only when there is a profile that can be included in the category. The simplest way to have a category created is to ask for one on G2G in Wikitree.

posted by Steve Thomas
I wanted to alert you to a powiat that has a very large concentration of Germans: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Nowy_Dw%C3%B3r_Mazowiecki_County%2C_Masovian_Voivodeship

I added Mennonite Faith as a category (as per instructions), but you may know of another category more suitable.

posted by Skye Sonczalla
Hello again Steve! I have created this category attached to Galicia: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Josephine_Colonization. It is a list of nearly all villages in Galicia that are listed in various resources as places where Germans settled. I'm not sure if the Germany Project is interested in linking it up to any of their categories (German History, etc). Please feel free to make any edits. I did this to clean up any mirrors I had of the German Colony to the present day location. It was explained to me that the colony was typically outside the village (or could have been inside, which is why they didn't change the Polish name.) Thanks!
posted by Skye Sonczalla
Thank's Skye!

There are a few people that are very interested like me. I expect that this will be tied into the Germany Project at some stage. I am still working on German Emigration to South Africa.

I thought I might tackle the migration of German Speakers with Russian Empire as my next priority.

Cheers, Steve.

posted by Steve Thomas
edited by Steve Thomas
Hey Steve!

Quick question about East Prussia. For the areas situated in Russia, do you think there is objection that the appearance of the category tier look the same as what we have been doing for Prussia in Poland? I don't think we need to go through a whole approval for just this one area since there is not a Russia Project. It would also benefit that it looks consistently the same. (We have a member who would be interested in learning how to categorize her ancestors from this area, and have no problem teaching her how. ) I don't think it would be an issue (but you never know and I'm not going to bring it up and open that can of worms again). Thank you Steve! Skye

posted by Skye Sonczalla
Thanks Skye,

I think a similar appearance is a good idea. As you say, there isn't a Russia Project, so we can proceed without much dispute.

When you say category tiers do you mean Village, Kreis, Province?

One variation worth looking at is Florian's multilingual model: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1612056/proposal-for-multilingual-banat-categories.

The example I highlighted for has the parallel parent categories for modern Serbia and the historic Temes vármegye in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Cheers, Steve.

posted by Steve Thomas
Heikie and Tina have been talking because Heike is very interested in this area. Tina has volunteered to create the remaining East Prussia kreis that are missing and presently in Russia and Lithuania. We just want to make sure that is okay before we proceed. We will most likely also train Heike on village categories so East Prussia is fully consistent.

We will not worry about parallels now, they will be set up in "de" deutsch. If and when a Russia Project becomes available they can work on the parallel.

posted by Skye Sonczalla
Thanks very for much for the generous offer Skye. This is perfect. I thought all the Kreis had been covered before. I agree with your comments.
  • Only set up in deutsch.
  • Do not bother with AKA parallels.
  • I am very happy that you help Heike add villages.

I will keep my interest in Prussia. At the moment I am occupied with German emigration to South Africa.

posted by Steve Thomas
Thank you Steve! I appreciate your input!
posted by Skye Sonczalla
Hi Steve, added new member to Prussian settlement team, Lynda Collier Cheers, Margaret
Liechtenstein indeed.

I see what you did there!

posted by Chris Willoughby
Hi Steve, have just sent a message re Bormann/Bourman to the Lobethal Archives at https://explore.history.sa.gov.au/organisation/lobethal-archives-historical-museum - not sure if you have also pursued this lead - they claim to have Skjold artefacts which I hope will shed some light.
posted by Chris Willoughby
Thanks Chris, this sounds like a good idea.
posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Steve, added new member to Prussian settlement team.
Hi Steve, added new member to Prussian settlement team. Kerryn Forsyth
Only recently discovered the shipping lists - such a great resource. Thanks for all your help :)
posted by Jess Goss
Thanks for the kind words.

I guess you have found the main index of ships carrying German emigrants to South Australia in the nineteenth century. Space:Prussian_Immigrant_Ships_to_South_Australia. The title says Prussian because that is where a big wave of migrants left from. I also have a personal interest in the miners that left the Kingdom of Hanover. Many went to Burra (then Broken Hill, Bendigo, Kalgoorlie amongst other mining regions).

posted by Steve Thomas
edited by Steve Thomas
Thank you Steve so much for all your hard work in the merging the of the two - Carl Christian Schintler - profiles (my great great grandfather) !

Sue Dollberg

posted by Sue Landmann
Hi Steve, the VDL one is sorted, apparently the Migration CIB has a bug that doesn't like an apostrophe in the entity name. That simple! I thought it had to be something other than the list on the page, as Germany isn't listed and I've already done a couple of German ones with no problem. At least I know what to do now if any more VDL ones surface. Cheers, Margaret
Hello Steve - I think Ireland should be an exception to the Wikitree rule and placing ancestors in multiple categories can help connect people. My preference to get people into townlands is mainly due to the fact that these are more likely to be closely related. Any little bit helps in the absence of paper records and DNA can help join some of them together - we hope!
Hello Veronica. I don't think that Ireland is the only exception.

I agree that identifying Irish ancestors down to lowest category (i.e. the townland) is a good objective. I agree with your point that residents inside a townland are are likely to be closely related. But, I'm now thinking that the Irish Project has applied this concept to a level that has made it more difficult for me to find my family. I know that my family lived in various townlands so it's become important to me to find people that lived within a close distance inside the Ulster province. The goal of putting a personal profile at the lowest category level is worthwhile. I don't agree that profiles should only be identified the single lowest level.

posted by Steve Thomas
edited by Steve Thomas
Hi Steve, No problem with moving numbers to nickname for the Cavan Farnham Maxwells. These were created a long while ago before the guidance changed - I think !!

I've changed Arthur - looks like he's my 13th cousin 3 times removed !!

posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi Steve, Thanks for sorting my Cavan Maxwell category.

Maria

posted by Maria Maxwell
Thanks Steve for Trevor Jones. I didn't change the DOD but believe it is inconsistent with WW2 Nominal Roll

Needs an RAAF Badge

posted by Geoffrey Raebel
Have added David Pipkorn [Pipkorn-4] and immed family onto Wikitree rather than as prev via private message

I can add details of particular family members from various sources or you can request to be added to Trusted list and edit as you wish

posted by Malcolm McGrice

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