Jim Ward
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Jim Ward

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Jim I. Ward
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified | Created 11 Jun 2020 | Last significant change: 1 Jan 2021
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Biography

I am married with one daughter. I worked as an engineer (EE and Systems) and retired in 2017 after >39 years at one company (which changed names a few times). I resisted doing genealogy work until after I retired due to the addictive nature of time spent on genealogy.

Besides Wikitree, I currently have geneology accounts on Ancestry, Myheritage (it lapsed for a few weeks while waiting on sale price), GEDmatch (not used much), LivingDNA (not used much), and the free version of Genie (which I probably won't upgrade). I currently do most of my tree editing and referencing using ancestry as I am more familiar with its tools. I recently used the Myheritage local ap to generated branches for Wikitree uploads. After my uploads and adds are finished, i will add photos and documents that can't be linked to wikitree profiles.

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Jim here is the first profile adjusted..

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Percifull-11 You did well. I just added the unit and categories...

posted by Mary Richardson
edited by Mary Richardson
Hi, jim. I am going to try to explain 1776 and WikiTree. It would help me if you send to me links of actual profiles of with your ancestors and the problems. I will answer on the private WikiTree email system which has more room.

This is a link for your own profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ward-30118

This is a link to my profile page. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Richardson-7161

Mary ~ Project Coordinator Military and War, 1776, Civil War,


Sent you also private regular email with images of step by step

posted by Mary Richardson
Hello and welcome to the American Revolutionary War (1776) Project. At the project home page you can find useful information about the project:

American Revolutionary War (1776) Project

We use Google Groups for Project communication:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wikitree-1776-project

Please let us know if you have any questions!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Hi Jim

As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now, I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the New Member How-To been helpful, or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. To contact me, be sure to use the "reply" link below this comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment, on my profile page.

Wendy ~ WikiTree Greeter

i am getting along OK but stiil need to get farther up the wiki learning curve.

I have connected the majority of my tree to the Wiki tree and am waiting on 1 requested merge caused by the merge of a spouse. I haven't had many duplicates (3?) requiring merges.

One ancester I suspected could have issues with parents still does (Hill-720). I was just about to see how to flag him as a research interest when I saw your 3 day old comment on my public profile which I don't look at as much as my nav home page.

posted by Jim Ward
Hi Jim!

Please check your email. I have sent you an answer to your questions regarding he Pre-1700 Quiz.

Cheryl ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Hi Jim!

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working with members of the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Sources are very important here on Wikitree, especially on Pre-1700 profiles. It is how we show where we got the info and help others find it too. Find out more about sources here and more detailed info here.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus. Review the project pages for special guidelines and to learn how to collaborate with the project members.

Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. If you have any questions, be sure to use the "reply link" for this comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page.


Cheryl ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Thanks for the message. In my answers to the United States and the Southern Colonies projects, i said i wanted to add properly verified info (valid sources) to fill in info missing info in projects.

Here are a couple of issues I had with getting pre-1700 certified. The requirements said one had to coordinate with a project. I sent answers to 2 asking to join, but the Southern Colonies have a 30 day rather than 7 day waiting periodfor pre-1700 and the United states project appeared to have a long delay in replying to answers to join. I did not look at its waiting time period. As I said in my edit to an answer, I guess answering rather than joining counts as coordinating, but the pre-1700 requirements could be clearer. The 2nd issue is that after successfully passing the test and checking the box, I never got the submit button. I asked a question and discovered that the same issue had been occurring for several years. I took it again and got the submit button. I tried to add this info to my question (as other's 2nd tries hadn't worked in the past) but I couldn't locate my question thread.

posted by Jim Ward
Hi Jim,

One of our mentors created a tutorial for the GEDCOMpare process that I found very helpful. I hope that you will too.

If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, let us know by using the "reply" link under our comments or by clicking our names to visit our profiles. From there you can leave a comment or send a private message.

Debi ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Welcome

I am pleased to confirm you as a Family Member of WikiTree, and welcome you to the WikiTree family, your contributions will go a long way to joining the world together. I hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.

I would suggest starting with the How-to pages, they will save you a lot of time and frustration.

I am here to answer any question you have, no matter how trivial you may think it is. There is no such thing as a silly question. Please add as much information as you can, it all helps to turn a “name” back into a person. I hope you enjoy the site

Happy tree climbing

Greta ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

posted by Greta Moody
I just loaded GEDmatch ID links to two DNA tests. Is other info asked from specific companies redundant?

I just loaded GEDmatch ID links to two DNA tests. Is other info asked from specific companies redundant?

Also, I did a nonstandard DNA thing by using a tool to merge 2 DNA test (ancestry and living DNA)s. Gedmatch recognized this data, but maybe no one else. Is that worth adding that GEDmatch ID?

I plan on loading my latest ancestry.com .ged file. Kit isn’t immediately obvious where the upload is, but probably not hard to find.

posted by Jim Ward
Hi Jim,

At WikiTree we do not analyze or store your RAW DNA. We help DNA cousins find each other. We do that by letting you identify which tests you have taken and whether you have uploaded your test to the GEDMatch.com website.

When you add your DNA test information, it takes about 24 hours for the system to add your profile link to the profiles of your ancestors and their descendants. That is why there need to be profiles for your ancestors. There is more information about that in the Getting Started with DNA FAQ.

You are welcome to use our profile database and G2G Forum for genealogical research. When you are ready add or edit profiles, please visit your Tags and Comments page to add some information. We use the tags and comments to help you connect with other genealogists. Examples are in the right column on my profile.

After you have made your changes, scroll down and click the "Save Tag(s) and Volunteer" link in the big green box. A Greeter will be alerted and get you confirmed. Don't worry, you would only be volunteering to abide by our community guidelines and add profiles for your family. As you start adding profiles, please make sure to review any suggested matches because there are lots of profiles already here. You may be able to make a fast connection to the Global WikiTree.

Let me know if you have any questions. I'm here to help!

Cindy ~ WikiTree Greeter

PS If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page.

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