Shan (Ward) Dawson
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Shan (Ward) Dawson

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Signed 28 Jan 2016 | 2454 contributions | 203 thank-yous
Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with anyone who shares the same genealogical or historical interests. My family tree is private but I want to collaborate on deep ancestors or historical figures.
I love researching, and have been doing so since the late 90's. I have a huge tree on ancestry's website, that I'm slowly transferring here. I'd love to know if we're cousins, so feel free to say hello. Im researching my mother's father's side from New York, as they're the side I'm having the hardest time with.They're said to be Irish on his mother's side (Holohan/Houlihan/Hoolihan) and my grandpa's father was German/Dutch (Smith/Schmidt/Schmitt). It's not been easy, but I will figure it out. :)
Shan S. Dawson formerly Ward aka Carlyle, Smith
Born 1970s.
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Hi, Shan!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Shan,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the Military and War Project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the main project or a sub-project within the last two months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello Shan,

Good to meet another cousin. Wilma.

posted by Wilma Detwiler
Shan thanks for your note. Maybe you have my brick wall in your Ward line. That would be wonderful.

Thanks for connecting with me cousin!!

posted by Gigi (Ward) Tanksley
Hi Shan,

The Holahan's in my family came to the U.S. in 1866 and 1868. They lived very briefly in Hurley, NY, up by Kingston, where there was a stone quarry where my grandfather James worked. They moved to Brooklyn in approximately 1870 and stayed. I'd love to hear your Holahan story also. Regards, Peter Holahan

posted by Peter Holahan
Cousin connections are great! Although I am not sure that I am connected to Walter Scott. Our William Scott of Bedford, VA Research Project is entering its fifth month and we have found no proof for who his parents were. His birth date and place are also unproven. We may have to come up with some vague term, like X cousins, that means somewhere back there but we don't know where.
posted by Steve Lake
Ah yes, 13th cousins... Practically Siblings! But you are actually coming up as 8th Cousin twice removed when compared to my wife, so I guess we're related by marriage.
posted by Phillip Rich
Hi Shan, thanks for your message about our cousin connection. How exciting! Unfortunately I can't check the connection finder with you because of your privacy settings but it's lovely to hear from you, cousin! Susie :-)
Hey Shan,

Cousin is Cousin. It's great to meet you! hopefully we can work together to connect the trees. If you have any questions let me know and I will do whatever I can to help.

Cheers,

Earl

posted by Earl Grant - Lawrence
Hi Shan,

Would like to say how much your work is appreciated. Thank you for all you do.

A couple of of your tags might need amending as they will not really connect you to the community. the tag is usually a single surname for example Stewertstuart should be two tags as it is two spellings of the surname name. I suggest you add them individually to improve connections. Also is Vanlangingham Dutch in origin it might work better as VAN_LANDINGHAM

Follow this link to get to your Tags: editing your tags

Hope this helps you make the connections you are looking for.

If links do not work in an email from wikTtree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

Regards Janet

Appreciation, Data Doctor

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

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