Stephanie Ward
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Stephanie Ward

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Signed 17 Nov 2015 | 52,362 contributions | 5,315 thank-yous | 2,010 connections
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Stephanie Ward
Born 1950s.
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Mother of [private child (1990s - unknown)] and [private child (1990s - unknown)]
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I just wanted to let you know that I saw it, and thank you for letting me know about my error. ;) I'm still learning to navigate WT... thank you for your understanding. I hope to be able to improve & help more in the future.  :) Cheers, from your 7th cousin.

posted by Amber (Felts) Clark

When you made the suggestion: "How about Immigrées à Québéc (1673 - 1760) ?", you were referring to Quebec City. If you want to refer to the area or province of Quebec, you should suggest "How about Immigrées au Québéc (1673 - 1760) ?" The same distinction is used in French for to/in New York City (à New York) and to/in New York state (au New York) as well as to/in Mexico City (à Mexique) and to/in the country of Mexico (au Mexique).

posted by A. Creighton
Hi Stephanie, this category needs to be created by adding relevant parent categories and some content describing the purpose of the category.

Many thanks, regards, Margaret, Categorization project.

Yes, Margaret, thanks, it's been there just a few minutes. I'm in the process of creating it.
posted by Stephanie Ward
Hi! Thanks for pointing out the Aaron Acton duplicates. Not sure why I did that but I've corrected it and we're down to just one Aaron Acton.

Best, Steve

posted by Steven Weinert
Hi! Just a note... when adding a subcategory to the Notables sticker, please add the Notables subcategory for the state, not the state.

correct: {Notables Sticker|Louisiana, Notables}

I corrected the three stickers for Louisiana folks that you recently added - I check periodically for "people profiles" (it's a top-level category, meaning no people profiles if you add just |Louisiana to the Notables Sticker, it adds Category:Louisiana).

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hello Stephanie,

We now have a Google group for the Texas Project.

If you are interested in joining the Texas Google group, please send me your email address by private WikiTree email.

I will then add your email address and you will be set to receive the postings.


Mary Richardson, Project Coordinator, Texas

posted by Mary Richardson
Yes please to editing Octavia Butler. Thanks! Emma
Hi Stephanie,

Thank you for all the thank yous! It's always encouraging when someone notices my efforts here. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Kindly, LK

posted by LK LaPlante
Hi LK!

That was me on my ranger shift, watching the merge activity feed. Thanks for all your good work! Steff

posted by Stephanie Ward
Dear Stephanie,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Hi Debi and Robin,

Love the new team structure! I'd like to switch from Voyage guide to Biography Team, preferably on level 3, but level 2 would also be fine, if you need more help there.

posted by Stephanie Ward
You've been added to Nichelle. Thanks!
Thank you. I appreciate All of the help you've given me.
posted by Pat (Lancon) Boutte
Thank you, Stephanie, for recognizing our relationship! I look forward to learning more about the Louisiana project! Thanks so much for the info and for connecting!
posted by Diane Denais
Diane, thank YOU for the kind words you sent regarding my personal biography! Hope you had a wonderful start to this holiday season, and I hope to cross paths with you in the tree again!
posted by Stephanie Ward
Stephanie, I happened to run into one of your 2020 posts on g2g. I wanted to thank you regarding James George and other Alamo Defenders. The critical person, just did not like the fact that I had already created all of the profiles for the Alamo Defenders. He obviously was an unhappy person. I did my best to ignore him.


posted by Mary Richardson
Hello Stephanie,

Thanks for recognising my small contributions, nice to meet you.


posted by David Mortimer
Thanks for taking care of the Martin Luther King and the Prince Hall merges! Emma
Hi Stephanie, Thank you so very much for your response. I have actually DNA connected to many of my Caucasian Compton cousins and in October 2019 we had our first blended family reunion in Alexandria and Pineville, Louisiana. You can check us out on my YouTube page under Karen Compton Ward. It's been phenomenal. Keep up your excellent work!!!
posted by Karen Ward
Hi Stephanie. On a whim this morning I typed in my third great grandfather's name and came across your profile. My third great-grandfather is Leonard Briscoe Compton. My 3rd great-grandmother is Fauchon Morres. Thank you so much for your rich research regarding your family.
posted by Karen Ward
Hi Karen,

Welcome to WikiTree! I'm glad you were pleased by what you found. I'm actually not a member of the family, although your name gave me a double take and reason to check via the connection finder app on both your profile page and that of your ancestors! I just happened to be correcting data errors when I came upon your 3x great grandparents. I think what I added was just the tip of the iceberg, but I do try to at least organize what I find into a readable narrative. Your message yesterday drew me back to the profile, so I'm going to see what else I can add. Some of the family have no profile managers, so as their direct descendant you should definitely adopt them. You can use the edit pages of the ones I work on to help you understand how to use WT markup to achieve your visual style. Good luck on your WT journey and let me know if I can help!

posted by Stephanie Ward
Thanks for all your hard work on Edna Lewis' profile! Emma
Hi Stephanie,

Congratulations to you. I look forward to working with you, and learning together with you, Todd and Barry, what being a Leader here is all about. Have a great rest of your day. Sharon

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Congratulations on that shiny new blue badge!!! Thanks for joining us and let me know if there's anything I can help with.
Mayflower & Scotland Projects
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
I'm calling plagiarism Bobby!

Congrats S. on that shiny new blue badge!

best regards,


posted by SJ Baty
Horrors, SJ!! Did I plagiarize you, or did you plagiarize me?? Either way, we both warmly welcome you, Stephanie!


posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall

Thank you for joining our first ever Connecting Challenge and helping us create 2729 profiles!

You can add the participation sticker to your profile if you’d like. Connecting Challenge Stickers

We’ve started the March challenge here: March Connecting Challenge


Bonsoir .. I need your help and collaboration of this significant ancestor ..

Marie Louise Rosette Rochon ... Ultimately, free persons of color from both the Barbeau dit Boisdore and Rochon families connected the families by placée and marriage during the Nouvelle France, France, Santa Domingo, La Louisiane, Nouvelle-France, Luisiana, Nueva España and United States transitions. C'est Bon Magnifique !

posted by Stanley Baraboo
edited by Stanley Baraboo
Thank you for your help with Cosse-37.
posted by Roy Breerwood Jr.
Hi there, Stephanie!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 100!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
The pdf links are from GLO, Texas General Land office including the Muster lists. I will look at both of them. One should be muster list under a Captain, ( The other I have to check them. Every person in Texas who had bounty, donations, or even School land or Railroad land in Texas or settled in Texas is in that GLO . It is the one which keeps changing the url. Texas is a little perverse. And each months they change the url and I have to update the bounties. To find anyone I have to enter the last name only in the blank for original grantee.

posted by Mary Richardson
Many thanks, Stephanie, for clarifying the James George profile. it looks good.


posted by Mary Richardson
Many thanks for your help and advice recently.
posted by Jean Evans
From your friends at the Appreciation Team:

Congrats on the Super Star Badge!

posted by SJ Baty

Can I make you profile manager of Suzanne Plante?

Stephanie, can you help me add Renaud-1314 to the Acadians project or help find a matching profile?
posted by Mike Wells
Hi Stephanie!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 (actually, over 1800!) contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank-you Steph! BTW ... if you're fixing the old Visi- & Ostrogoth section, the dates are prob. based on fl. (check Cawley), unless the DOB/DOA is known. BUT ... there might be some caveats for certain profiles where placement in the tree is questionable (which doesn't mean 100% factual since the earliest writing took place well after... leaving us more questions:D).
posted by [Living Ogle]
Stephanie has been a huge help in my Dirmann family tree Wikitree. All of her help is greatly appreciated , She is a real asset to this site, Thanks Paul
posted by Paul Dirmann JR
Stephanie - would you be interested in reviving it? (Space:Irish_in_Louisiana)

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thank you for your edits on John Armstrong Bross. Following the example of many Black editors and writers, I deliberately capitalize Black and not white. There is a good explanation here:

However, I appreciate the edit so I could add the explanation as to why on the profile.

Dear Stephanie, regarding my deletion of Margaret Blancet as wife of John Abshire,

I had found John's daughter Phoebe Abshire's death certificate record listing him as the father of the deceased and Martha B. Blancherd as her mother. This information was furnished to the county clerk by Calvin Aker, Phoebe's second child, so I thought that he was more likely to know his grandmother's proper name than some census taker as they regularly misspelled the common names of the time, some could hardly write legibly and I assumed this to be so, but I just ran down that marriage record listing her and John Abshiean (?) , 27 Dec 1812, citing Patrick, Va., Ref#562-82; FHL microfilm 33,351. So now I'm not sure either way or both after all. Sorry bout that ! The Abshire's ran Liberty Land and Abstract

posted by John Johnson

Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated. I am just getting started and plan to post some old family photos as well.

posted by Angela Williams