Jana (Vardeman) Diamond

Jana (Vardeman) Diamond

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Jana K. Diamond formerly Vardeman
Born 1960s.
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Profile last modified 23 Sep 2019 | Created 28 Oct 2015 | Last significant change: 18 Sep 2019
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Jana Vardeman Diamond was born in 1961, in Lubbock, Texas.

I became interested in genealogy as a child, when my grandparents told me stories about my relatives. It was fascinating, as a small child, to hear about the famous people - and the wild outlaws - that I was related to.

One of my favorites was when my paternal grandfather would tell me about his great-uncles, who were horse thieves in Oklahoma. According to my grandfather, his people moved to Texas, and changed the spelling of their last name. Another favorite was my maternal grandmother's story about the travelling salesman that "molested" one of her grandfathers' daughters. According to her story, the next time the salesman came by, her granpa shot the man, killed him, chopped him, and burned the pieces in the woodpile. They also moved and changed the spelling of their last name.

In my research, I haven't been able to find these name changes at all! But I keep looking!


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On 15 Sep 2019 at 00:48 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Jana, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

You name change stories are fascinating.

Pippin Sheppard

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On 3 Aug 2019 at 04:09 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hi Jana!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating 1000 or more contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

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On 6 Jun 2018 at 02:09 GMT Betty Parnell wrote:

Hello, I am not to sure where to start? Samuel Jackson Latimer, married to Nancy Bottoms (2nd wife). Their daughter Lydia Matilda Latimer, married a William Lafayette Shook. Their daughter Mollie Matilda Shook, married a William Adair McMillian. Their daughter Lydia Alice McMillian, married Robert Benjamin Parnell. Their son, Robert William (Bill) Parnell married Willie Bee Rountree. Their children: Billy Edgar Parnell, Donald Lee Parnell and Betty Parnell.

I have run into a wall with the Latimers and I was wondering if you had any information? I have also run into a wall with the McMillion, and was wondering if you had any information on that family branch also? If not, no problem!!! Perhaps, it might be nice to meet a distant family member. Have a great day!!! Betty sue Parnell

On 14 Oct 2016 at 17:55 GMT Summer Thompson wrote:

Hello, just found a connection for our Shofners!

On 20 Jan 2016 at 17:45 GMT Sandi Wiggins wrote:

Thanks for merging Hunsakers!

On 3 Dec 2015 at 13:50 GMT Tami Bunch wrote:

I think I already merged those two.

On 27 Nov 2015 at 14:10 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Congratulations, you've been a WikiTree member for a month! We're glad you're here. A few tips to help you dive in even deeper:

Check out Beyond the Basics of WikiTree for a guide on some of our more advanced features such as Projects, Categories, and Merging.

We're very active on our social sites and we have an excellent blog where you'll find our monthly newsletter as well as tips, interviews with our members and guest posts from others in the genealogy community.

As always, I'm here to help if you have any questions!

Guy ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 11 Nov 2015 at 16:22 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hi Jana,

The last time the profile manager was here is in September. After 30 days, if there is no response from him, your proposal will become Default approval and you will be able to complete the merge.

On 11 Nov 2015 at 15:21 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, here are a few more features you may find useful Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you will run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Guy ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 29 Oct 2015 at 19:03 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:


How are you? I'm Shirley, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

How To Use WikiTree is a good starting point, and the Help Index is an important place to find out how to do most tasks.

If you have pre-1700's ancestors to add please read our Pre-1700 profiles info. Do you have Royal Ancestors? Rather than create duplicate profiles for them, please contact the EuroAristo Project to discuss connecting your family line to their profiles.

And I'm here to help too, just ask!

Shirley ~ WikiTree Mentor

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