I'm a teacher, author, journalist, and resident of Colorado since 1988, alongside wife Kym [Johnson-65555], five housecats, three cow dogs, and five horses -- more animals than any sane person would feed.
I hold a doctorate in Early American Studies, with a specialization in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. My academic training is in "cultural poetics" -- investigating the historical, political, and social contexts for early American literature. But genealogical research has made this so much more personal and intimate, and I'm finding out just how little I really know about my area of "specialization"! :)
I maintain the blog GenealogyAdventures.com  to discuss mine and Kym's findings from WikiTree research that constructs narratives spanning multiple profiles and generations.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 12 Nov 2018 at 17:27 GMT Patty Sims wrote:
Comparing Kit A228235 (P. A. Sims) and A972507 (D. Mounts) Minimum threshold size to be included in total = 500 SNPs Mismatch-bunching Limit = 250 SNPs Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 7.0 cM Largest segment = 0.0 cM Total of segments > 7 cM = 0.0 cM (2181) No shared DNA segments found 441400 SNPs used for this comparison. Comparison took 0.05123 seconds. Ver: Apr 23 2017 21:26:52 Question: if my ancestor, Parish Sims, was realted to Pariss Sims, would it not show up within these few generations? Patty Sims
On 13 Apr 2018 at 17:31 GMT Christine (Davis) Hollis wrote:
On 23 Jan 2018 at 00:33 GMT David Selman wrote:
Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.
Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?
I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer?
Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor
On 15 Jan 2018 at 02:56 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
WikiTree doesn't have a specific tool for Census records. What we have, in my opinion, is even better. On any open profile (white lock), click the WikiTree ID in the upper right quadrant. A menu will drop down; select Research on that menu. That will open the RootsSearch tool. The link gives some instructions for using the tool. Give it a try and let me know if you have any questions.
On 15 Jan 2018 at 01:12 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
You've been a member of WikiTree for about a week so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. The New Member How-Tos are for you to work at your own pace. If you had a chance to review any of it, was it helpful?
If you have questions about how WikiTree works, I'm here to help. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page. I'll get back to you by the end of the day.
Debi ~ WikiGreeter
PS Did you discover that the surname tags on your profile are clickable links? Each will take you to a page of other people who research the surname and a bunch of links which might be helpful. You can have up to 20 tags.
On 10 Jan 2018 at 14:14 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!
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.
Read the goals and tasks of the projects and join those which are a good fit.
Questions, Just ask!!
Mary -Pre-1700's Greeter
On 9 Jan 2018 at 20:44 GMT Dynette (Todd) France wrote:
On 7 Jan 2018 at 06:26 GMT Gilly Wood wrote:
Start with the New Member How-To Pages - they are really useful as you add profiles and learn your way around:
Let me know if you require assistance. I am happy to help. After adding my own family and ancestors I have found many cousins and distant ancestors here on WikiTree.
Gilly~ WikiTree Greeter
On 7 Jan 2018 at 04:29 GMT David Selman wrote:
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