Peggy Watkins
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Peggy Watkins

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Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors
If you need help finding sources or learning how to format your profiles, let me know! I'm particularly familiar with Canadian, US and British resources but I've also dabbled in Norwegian research. I'm happy to help you get started, just drop me a note!

I have family from Southern Ontario to British Columbia in Canada and from New York to Michigan and California in the US and England, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Wight in the UK. My surnames include Watkins, Walker, Wheeler, Oatman, Powell, Johns, Orchard, and Snell.

Have a look at my family tree and tags and if you think your branches of the tree might overlap with mine, let me know. I'd love to collaborate with you!

Peggy M. Watkins
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1930s - unknown)] and [private mother (1930s - 2000s)]
Sister of , [private brother (1960s - unknown)] and [private sister (1970s - unknown)]
Mother of
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England Orphan Team
Peggy Watkins has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.

Biography

I have lived in Vancouver, British Columbia my whole life. I am interested in local history, personal archiving, and genealogy (of course).

I am currently the Team Lead of: British Columbia Team

My Free Space pages:

Lord Strathcona Elementary School
British Columbia city directories: 1860 to 1955
Borge Kirke (church) in Lofoten, Nordland, Norway

My photos can be found:

Peggy Watkins photos
Oatman North Coast Photos
Anyox, British Columbia, Canada
Lemon cat

My WikiTree Directive

To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private and public profiles I'm presently managing to be transferred to community members on my trusted list or to the Leadership Team to be farmed out to any interested party or parties.

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  • First-hand information. Entered by Peggy Watkins at registration.

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Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Peggy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the July 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Peggy, Thank you for the information showing Susie was born Susie Winn and Married Swallow at age 15. That clears up the record. I have changed Susie's birth surname to Winn as you suggested. Thank you so much for your help.
posted by Alan Christiansen
Great, Alan! It is always satisfying to clear up a mystery.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Hello, Peggy!

Thanks for the work you accomplished 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
Thanks Pip! I enjoyed the connect-athon.
posted by Peggy Watkins
Alexis-6269

Hi Peggy, I was wondering if there was any way you could possibly help me? I have a couple questions on how this works and if there’s anyway you could mentor me step by step with this because I’m just trying to figure out my fathers last name for the sake of both of us. I just want to make sure it is patton because from what my father was told he was named after a street but I don’t know I’m German, and british, and Irish, and Scottish just like a patton. So can you Please let me know if you any information on how to help me with my family tree when I have absolutely no idea about anything.. Or any information about my past family. thank you! - Alexis! Hope to hear From you ASAP thank you again

posted by Alexis Patton
Hi Alexis,

I have posted a comment on your profile. Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Peggy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the June 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
This software is very hard to navigate! Having difficulty even adding my own parents—I’ll try it for a bit more and if it doesn’t get easier—I’ll just use Ancestry—too much reading detail and a lot of clicking—is their a way to streamline info better?
posted by Mary Ellen Fawk
Hi Mary Ellen,

Sorry to hear you are having problems adding family members. WikiTree can be overwhelming at first but take it one step at a time and I am sure you will be up and running soon!

You do have the options of using your research from Ancestry. To do this you will need to export a GEDcom file from Ancestry. The GEDCOM will not automatically populate your tree, it generates a GEDCOMpare report which you work through either accepting or rejecting suggested matches, once you have done this any remaining names will need to be added manually.

If this is something you are interested in trying, have a look at the GEDcom help pages. You should find useful info about uploading your tree. There is a limit of 5000 names with the GEDCOM. If your tree is large you may want to split it into smaller trees to make the task more manageable. Here is some info on splitting a tree.

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

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Peggy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the May 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Peggy, thanks for your email. I hope you can assist me. I have looked at the "How to..." but having a little difficulty. Firstly, I included a date & place of death for Heddle-156 & in the reasons for changes, included the Source & citation. The next time I looked, the DOB & place were there, but citation missing. Today I went to the same area & ticked the Source button & did a copy & paste of the info - unfortunately, only part showed up - is there only so much you can include ?

Secondly, I notice a poor quality photo of Heddle-561 has been attached to his profile. I am a member of the Orkney Family History Society & about 6 years ago I submitted an article to the quarterly magazine "Sib Folk News", wherein I included a photo of the above profile. It would appear that this is the photo from my article. Is it possible for me to upgrade the photo, with the original one I have ? Lastly, I have photos of a sea chest that the above travelled to Australia with in 1851 - where in the profile should I include items like this ? Again, thanks for your email & hope you can assist. Regards Lynton Heddle

posted by Lynton Heddle
Hi Peggy,

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 particularly your work in orphan Trail.

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.

Joan

Thanks for checking in, Joan. Since I just recently joined, I'm happy to stay with the involvement I currently have and make adjustments later, as needed.

Cheers,

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Peggy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the April 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi there, my fellow Greeter!

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

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you, Peggy. I am part of a rather large and getting larger group that mostly uses another website. It's costly and so I thought more people could take advantage of Wikitree. We are descended from Switzerland and France in the 1800's who emigrated to the NY, CT area in the early 1800's. I have a great deal of information and photos that I'm currently putting on our facebook blog. I am unable to access the paid tree information so felt it might be advantageous for me to put/get it here. Hopefully, I will find other members of the family already here. Family names are Turbarg, Bryant and Anderson
posted by Elsie Anderson
Hi Elsie,

Thanks for reaching out. If your group has done research on another site, you should be able to use your research from this other site.

To do this you will need to export a GEDcom file from the other site. The GEDCOM will not automatically populate your tree, it generates a GEDCOMpare report which you work through either accepting or rejecting suggested matches, once you have done this any remaining names will need to be added manually.

Have a look at the GEDcom help pages. You should find useful info about uploading your tree. There is a limit of 5000 names with the GEDCOM.

If your tree is large you may want to split it into smaller trees to make the task more manageable. Here is some info on splitting a tree.

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

Let me know if you have any questions. If I don't know the answer, I will help you find someone who does. Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Thanks Peggy! It's been a few years since I did all of this research and some of it was guesswork. May McCracken was my great grandma who passed away when I was about 10 yrs old.
posted by Deidre Steward
Great! Thanks for getting that done so quick. My great-great-grandmother was Leah (McCracken) Walker but I don't know if there's a connection!

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Thank you, Peggy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Peggy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the March 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Peggy,

I am very new to this, but very curious about my family's past, where they came from. I know a bit about my maternal side, but almost nothing about my paternal side. I'm not sure really, about how to get started. Maybe you have some hints for me.

posted by Marie (Jackson) Miklas
edited by Marie (Jackson) Miklas
Hi Peggy,

I understand you are looking to join the Orphan Trail. Could I please ask you to respond to the G2G question in this link.

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/997231/do-you-want-to-become-an-england-project-member-in-2020

You will then be contacted by our membership coordinator who will make sure that you get properly looked after.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Mike

posted by Michael Christmas
Thanks, Mike!

~~~~~~ Peggy ~~~~~~

posted by Peggy Watkins
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Peggy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the February 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Peggy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the January 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Great job Peggy! Thanks for all your contributions to the Sourcerer's Challenges!

posted by Alex Stronach
Peggy - thanks for the warm welcome. Your work on here is inspiring! Looking forward to contributing as well.
posted by JC May

Peggy is 17 degrees from Laurie Giffin, 34 degrees from Toni Morrison and 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.