Stephen Trueblood
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Stephen Trueblood

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Mr Stephen P. Trueblood
Born 1950s.
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England Orphan Team
Stephen Trueblood has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
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Stephen Trueblood is an England Orphan Trailblazer
Fountain Pen
Stephen has written and improved fifty profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Stephen Trueblood is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Edward Fuller and several others.
Descendant of PGM migrant Thomas Cornell and many others.

I was born in 1959 in Pasadena, California[1]. My childhood was peripatetic and now I live in London. I am married to a lady from Hong Kong[2] and we have three children. By profession I am a geologist.


I am a proud American whose ancestors can be divided into fourths:

1. The Quakers. Pre-1700 arrivals in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, later moving to Indiana. My paternal grandfather

2. The Louisianians. Acadians and others descended from the earliest ships arriving in Nova Scotia in 1610. Plantation builders, lawyers, doctors. My paternal grandmother

3. The late-comers. Poor farmers arriving in the 1860s from Scotland and Germany. My maternal grandfather

4. The Great Migration ancestors. Puritan arrivals on the Mayflower and Governor Winthrop's fleet. My maternal grandmother

My interests in genealogy cover all of the above and more.


  • 1959: Born in Pasadena
  • 1960-62: Living in San Francisco
  • 1962-66: Living in Amsterdam
  • 1966-69: Living in Antwerp
  • 1969-72: Living in Cheshire
  • 1972-76: Living in London, boarding at Uppingham School
  • 1977-80: At St Catherine's College, Oxford
  • 1980-83: At sea on seismic research vessel
  • 1983-2010: Living and working in London
  • 1991: Married in London
  • 1993, 1995, 2000: Birth of children
  • 2010-14: Living in Johannesburg
  • 2014-present: Living in London
Crown of St Edward
Stephen Trueblood participated in the 2022 England Project Boat Race Challenge.


  1. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Stephen P Trueblood, 28 Feb 1959; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  2. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 October 2014), Stephen P Trueblood and null, Sep 1991; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1991, quarter 3, vol. 13, p. 425, Hendon, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
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Hi Stephen

Thank you for contributing towards the goals of the England Project! Over the past year, a staggering amount has been done to improve English profiles on WikiTree and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

The England Project leadership like to check in with all our project members at least once a year.

Are you happy to stay in your current project team/s? Or is there another team you would like to join or become more active in?

Please reply to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you. Please also let us know if you have other feedback about the direction of the project.

Many thanks! Steve, on behalf of the England Project leadership

posted by Steven Whitfield
Hi Stephen, it's been 17 days since I asked if you're still interested in the PGM Project. I apologize if I've missed a response from you, but I'll assume if I haven't heard from you in the next seven days that your interest in the project has changed, and I'll remove your badge. I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thank you.


posted by S (Hill) Willson
Hi Stephen,

We haven't heard back from you regarding the PGM Project check-in so we've gone ahead and removed you from the project for now. If you’d like to rejoin at any stage you would be most welcome to do so by answering the G2G sign-up post here.

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your contributions to Puritan Great Migration (PGM) project profiles.

Like all WikiTree projects we check in with team members periodically to find out about their continued interest in the project. Would you please respond by February 12, 2024, to let us know about your interest:

1. Would you like to continue as a PGM project team member?;

2. Do you have any suggestions for PGM Project priorities in the next year (optional)?;

3. Do you have interest in taking a more active role within the PGM project, and if so, what you might be interested in doing (optional)?

Please respond to this comment on your profile, or if you'd like, send a private message to either Bobbie (Madison) Hall or S (Hill) Willson.

Thanks for all you do for PGM and WikiTree!


Bobbie and Sharon, Co-Leaders, Puritan Great Migration Project

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Hi Stephen,

Thank you for your commitment to the England Project and its goals in 2023. Together we are making English WikiTree profiles the best they can be!

I'd like to share our end-of-year 2023 Newsletter. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading about what we have achieved in 2023.

On behalf of all the England Project Leaders, we wish you a peaceful, productive and enjoyable 2024!

Best wishes,

Steve, England Project Leader

posted by Steven Whitfield
Stephen, thanks for the great work on my brick wall (Christy-311)! I really like the map. And I agree with the earlier birth date. Thank you again.

Bernice Christy Cresson

You're welcome. It's just a pity he came from Ireland and not Scotland. Every time one of my ancestors ends up coming from there, it seems to be a dead end. Lesson to us all: don't blow up your records office in a civil war...
posted by Stephen Trueblood
Stephen, I’m not signed up to take part in the Wikitree challenge, but I’d like to feed in an idea on the birth reg of Thomas Chambers (abt.1868-abt.1928), if I may.

My thinking is that he and Annie may have had the same mother and different fathers, and that his mother may not have been married to his father (ie the name on the marriage cert was a face-saver).

I thought this set of index entries might be promising? I didn’t find a second entry in the GRO index, but entries involving a widow or deserted woman who is not married to the father can be a bit confused.

FreeBMD Births Jun 1868

CHAMBERS Thomas Phillips Kensington 1a 60 (or 66)

PHILLIPS Thomas Phillips Kensington 1a 60

GRO Index:

PHILLIPS, THOMAS PHILLIPS (mmn - ) GRO Reference: 1868 J Quarter in KENSINGTON Volume 01A Page 60

I'm enjoying following the work you’re doing on this profile.


posted by L Parr
edited by L Parr
Thanks - I will investigate tomorrow!
posted by Stephen Trueblood
stephen;hello from indiana but born in oakland california, am seeing yourbio as wiki manager mentor an can't tell you how impresed i am with your life should join quebecese project and you can and should do your lifes doings. looks like you've lots to write about and relate.side note; when i graduated medora (in) h school in 1956 one of my fellow classmates was arobert trueblood can't recall his dads name just a sidr point. be glad hear from you as i am researching great great grand frow quebec ca squire whitney gilbert 1790-1865. he 's my brick wall.. i am 85 years young, still enjoying life,family church and genealogy.
posted by Wayne Gilbert
Hi Stephen. While updating ancestors to my mom's tree by adding citations to a profile I had setup previously [Black-20958], I must have missed a possible match. When I now realized I had a match with [Black-11043], I attempted to perform a match. I was notified the match would be completed when agreed to by Ron N. Christie [Christie-2805]. [Black-11043] was setup in 2018 with comment "Source will be added by Ron Christie by 21 Jan 2018." What happens if Ron Christie doesn't respond?


posted by Bob Shepherd
Hi Stephen-

I adopted the Anne Maris profile after being asked if I would by a project coordinator but ai just saw you deleted all of my information and disconnected all relatives without so much as a note, reference or comment other than to change it to "Unsourced". If I took on something that was incorrect I would appreciate working with someone firstly but if that isn't feasible I'd at least like to know something to explain seeing an empty page that was recently in progress. Thanks for your help and as I didn't create the profile I don't know where to begin nor where my direct ancestors have been moved. :/ Cheers! Becky Elizabeth

posted by Becky Simmons
Hi Becky.

I am sorry if you found that disconcerting. The main problem is that Anne Maris is not your direct ancestor. If you look at the changes page for Anne you will see I deleted no information at all and only a husband and children that weren't hers. I simply gave George Maris ( his correct wife, Alice Collier, and his children. Alice is your ancestor as is their son, George (the emigrant). Besides the lack of sources, there are some problems with your Anne: 1) the precise birthdate in 1572 is impossible as the parish register is absent prior to 1679 and there are no bishop's transcripts prior to 1612. 2) Her death date has the same problem. If you look at the transcript of George Maris' will and of Alice Maris' will a few years later you will see the same children proving they were man and wife and the parents of those children, including our ancestor.

Generally, I check with folks before making drastic revisions. However, the Maris family in Worcester is a complete dog's dinner caused by too many GEDCOM imports and not enough sources. I confess I do not have the time to be careful with unsourced pre-1700 profiles. You will see that the current work I am doing on the Marises is sourced and thorough. I still have a ways to go.

posted by Stephen Trueblood
Perhaps my main point wasn't articulated precisely- I didn't create the profile but was asked by a project manager to look at it and in doing so I had a reasonable amount of time, during which, someone (you) deleted "drastic" data without so much as a note. The above listed on the profile or comments or emails would've been helpful. As for the relatives you mention they aren't connected to George so perhaps I am not alone in wondering about the changes.
posted by Becky Simmons
Hi Stephen,

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
Hello Ian,

Perfectly happy, thank you. Managed Profiles are going well and I'm enjoying the Trailblazing again. And as I work backwards through my own ancestors more of them are at that most challenging stage: tracing them back to the mother country. Currently working on the Maris family in Worcestershire, who were early founders of Pennsylvania. The parish register is AWOL and so I am reconstructing the family from wills and court cases.

The England Project is in an excellent state now and simply needs to keep riding high.


posted by Stephen Trueblood
Thanks Stephen. It sounds like you've got plenty to keep you busy. Thanks again for being part of the England Project!


posted by I. Speed
I would like to join the Quakers in England project. Nearly all my maternal ancestors were Quakers, back to the 17th century. I am currently secretary of the Quaker Family History Society, which is specifically for people with Quaker ancestry in the British and Irish Isles.

I confess I'm a little surprised to find no information here about QFHS. You can find our website at We also run a mailing list, at, and have a Facebook page at

posted by Benjamin Beck
Hi Stephen, I would like to join the English Quakers project. I have many seafaring Quaker ancestors from Whitby and surrounds in North Yorkshire.
posted by Susan Jacques
Great work on the Walter Cromwell article.
posted by Andrew Lancaster

Hi Stephen

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon . Need a refresher or want to know more check out the please look through Connect-a-Thon_Tutorial

See our team page here Mighty Oaks Team Page

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post here Connect-A-Thon Registration Registration closes soon, remember to mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

Janet & Joan Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

Hi Stephen

Just another quick note since I l neglected to include a thank you for whatever help/direction that you can provide!!

also after looking your ancestral background, there are some of that we have in Common.

Some Quakers, but mainly Mennonites in pre-1700 Pennsylvania. Paternal Grandmother

and The Great Migration. Maternal Grandfather

Happy searching and Thanks again

posted by Robert Nichols
Hi Stephen

I ran across your contact in The England Project material and maybe you could help point me in the right direction. I was working on Thomas de Gardinis within my family tree and wanted to proposed Pre-1500 additions/changes for Gardinis-3 (Thomas Gardinis),

IPM.......... William de Gardinis alias db Gaedino - Writ, 12 Nov. 16 Edw. I, Calendar of inquisitions post mortem Vol 2 (Edward I) Pg 411, No. 674

….. Thomas de Gardinis, son of the said William and Alexandra, aged 28 at the feast of the Annunciation, 16 Edw. I. is his next heir.

….. the said Thomas held the aforesaid lands by the demise of his father until the end of his father's life…… Somerton

____________________________________________________________________________ IPM...... Alexandra de la Haye - Writ, 14 Aug. 51 Hen. III, Calendar of inquisitions post mortem Vol 1 (Henry III) Pg 205, No. 655 (9 C. Hen. III. File 84. (9.) )

…. Alexandra, daughter of the said Alexandra and Thomas de la Haye, and wife of William de Gardino, age variously stated as 22 at least and 24 and more, is her heir…… Somerton


1) Thomas’ birth year would appear to be about 1260 (28 years old on 16 Edward I)

2) Alexandra, daughter of the said Alexandra and Thomas de la Haye, and wife of William de Gardino

3)Thomas de Gardinis, son of the said William (de Gardinis) and Alexandra (de la Haye)

posted by Robert Nichols
Hi Stephen :)

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

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

Many thanks!

Amelia, England Project Leader

posted by Amelia Utting
Lucas is wayyyyy better! Stephen ... you're a good editor. Don't email ... just write!:)
posted by [Living Ogle]
All done now, Bree. Thanks for all the great sources you collated on her profile.
posted by Stephen Trueblood
Stephen, if you want to edit Margaret Lucas ... just go for it.
posted by [Living Ogle]
Thanks Bree! I'm working on another English author at the moment but will get to her soon. Thanks for adding me to the TL.
posted by Stephen Trueblood

Hi Stephen,

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks  for the Spring Clean-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining us then sign up here Clean-A-Thon Registration please mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

 Janet & Joan  Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks 

Janet, I have signed up! Ready to go!
posted by Stephen Trueblood
Many thanks for working on the profiles of the PGM Bement family. Very nicely done, well sourced and analyzed.

Cheryl, PGM Co-Leader

Thank you! If it turns out that I have contributed something genuinely new to a PGM ancestor I will be well chuffed (as they say in England).
posted by Stephen Trueblood
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Hi Stephen,

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

Hi, Stephen,

Just learning the ropes here, but the more I've read the more fascinated I have become. I'm especially impressed with the quality of your work striving (and succeeding I do believe) toward telling an accurate, well-researched and evaluated piece. Your love for this process shows brilliantly. Thank you.

posted by Zuladawn Hall
I agree with Zuladawn! amazing to see these glimpses into Spencer background. My maternal Grandmother was a Spencer, descended from Orson Spencer.
posted by Darlisa Black
Hi, Stephen!

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

Hi Sephen

We all did a great job this weekend, thank you for participating. A job well done the grand total for the event was 57,577 profiles sourced. The Mighty Oaks contributed 8,877 of those. Maddy lead all the way and ended with a fab score of 1,130. Making her no 6 on the individual scoreboard

See: on tracking to open up your contribution list so you can review your work and possibly some tidying up.

Thanks again for this weekend, you rock

Joan & Janet

Just stopping by to say hello to my 10th cousin!
posted by Jessika (Denney) Feltz

Hi Stephen

We would love to have you join us in the Mighty Oaks  for the fifth Source-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining us then sign up here

Here is our chat page is open - Oaks Chat We will also be on Discord for live chatting.

This link is for the help page for the event  Help page

Look forward to working with you again

 Janet & Joan

Hello, Stephen!

Thanks for your participation during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree over the weekend. I hope you’ll join us for the Source-a-thon this fall.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

    Hi Stephen

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon (CAT). Congratulations on your work during the Connect A Thon what an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks we added 12,615. Altogether the teams add a  grand total of  60,128 new profiles added to wikitreeWe hope you had fun while building the tree. 

See you next year or before for the Source-A-Thon 

Janet & Joan  

Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks


Hi Stephen

We would love to have you join us in the newly formed England Team (Sandringham Strollers & Windsor Warriors) = Mighty Oaks  for the Connect-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining the new English team then sign up here Connect-A-Thon

Here is our chat page which just opened - Mighty Oaks Chat We will also be on Discord for live chatting.

This link is for the help page for the event  Help page

Look forward to working with you again

 Joan & Janet

Hi Stephen,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and in your various teams. We are missing you, and hope you will be back soon.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do'


As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on receiving your trophy badge for being a winner of the 2020 Scan-a-Thon challenge.

John Williams ~ WikiTree Tree Hugger


posted by [Living Williams]

Hi Stephen

Wondered if you would be interested in the next challenge the 4th Clean-A-Thon Friday, April 24, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 27, at 8 AM (EDT).  

if you are interested register here  and mention Sandringham Strollers in you answer.

Add your name in the table once you have registered or let me know The chat is up and running  link will be on our page

Many Thanks Janet and Gillian 

Sandringham Strollers

Marty Acks will be leading the Musty Dusty 2020 Clean-A-Thon Team again this year. I hope you will consider joining us again or for the first time. It is coming up again in 4 short weeks from April 24-26.

If interested, leave a post on this G2G thread

For more information on the team. see the page:

posted by Robin Lee
posted by [Living Williams]
edited by [Living Williams]
Hello Steven,

We are 6th cousins. Please to meet you sir . Ken Paugh.

posted by Kenneth Paugh
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Stephen!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi Stephen

The Scan-A-Thon Registration is open, please register

Thanks look forward to working with you again


The image you posted to Tertius Taylor, Taylor-11008, doesn't show up.
posted by Peggy (Haskell) Moss
I note that Geo Washington Cable wrote a book about your gg grandfather. I live across the street from the Geo Washington Cable residence in New Orleans. :)
Hi Stephen,

I was in touch with you some time ago - I've been working on a page for the 'A House Through Time' series set in Newcastle (, and am wondering what to do next. It's not quite finished, needs a few edits and a few more profiles to make, but getting there. I see that the other two local topics in the England Project work in different ways - the Westbridge Cottages work as a category and the Beckingham Quakers have a link to the page in the text of their profile, not a category. Grateful for advice on how to proceed from here - I know that I will have to go back and edit each of the profiles to link them to the page, but should that be as a category or as a link in the text? Thanks, Marjorie

Hi Stephen

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Louisiana Families Project.

To get the most out of collaborating with other project members, if you haven't already done so, please check the project page for the tag and communication methods used and join the conversation. If you would like some guidance about ways in which you can contribute, please ask in G2G using the project tag on your question.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Stephen

On behalf of the Louisiana Families Project, we are doing a periodic check-in with members. Please review the project page [1], and if you feel you are able and would like to contribute to the project in the upcoming months, please let me know by commenting on my profile or sending a private message. If you have other obligations or interests at the moment and would like to be removed from the project at this time, you will always be welcome to rejoin if you find yourself with more time and interest later.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

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