Peggy Watkins
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Peggy Watkins

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Signed 1 Aug 2018 | 69622 contributions | 4825 thank-yous
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
Sister of , [private brother (1960s - unknown)] and [private sister (1970s - unknown)]
Mother of
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Biography

Profile Improvement Voyager
Peggy has completed the Profile Improvement Project's Voyage
England Orphan Team
Peggy Watkins has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
Peggy Watkins has completed Level 3 of the Trans-Canada Orphan Trail.

Peggy Watkins contributed two biographies to the 2021 Canada Project Notables Biography Challenge.
GEDImprove
Peggy helped improve some profiles in the GEDI Challenge.
Project Logo
Peggy was a valued member of the Greeters Project who has moved to Emeritus status.


I am honoured to live, work, create, and bike on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples -- Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
I am currently the Team Lead of British Columbia Team, Canada project and a member of the First Peoples team of the Canada Project.

My Free Space pages:

Lord Strathcona Elementary School
British Columbia city directories: 1860 to 1955
Borge Kirke (church) in Lofoten, Nordland, Norway
Watkins Family Letters
Trent River Train Disaster 1898

My photos can be found:

Peggy Watkins photos
Oatman North Coast Photos
Anyox, British Columbia, Canada
Photo credit: Ted Watkins

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Hi Peggy!

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals over the past year. Every English profile we improve helps!

The England Project Leaders are currently doing our six-monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

We also welcome any feedback on things you would like to see the project do more of in the future.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message.

Many thanks!

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Hi Ian,

I think I would like to be on the England Sourcerers team instead of the Bio Builders. Sourcing is the main thing I do to contribute to the project.

Thanks for checking in.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Thanks Peggy! I will arrange that for you.

Ian

posted by I. Speed
Peggy,

Great work on the March 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving our tree.

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thanks for your contributions Peggy !
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Peggy Watkins reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the Mar 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Mel Bishop
Hi Peggy,

I wanted to touch base and see if you have any questions about the Germany Project. Have you read the main Project page? Most of the basic info on the Project will be linked to that page, here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Germany.

Thank you for joining our Google Group! You can ask questions relating to German genealogy there as well as on G2G. Also, as a project member, you can join us and chat in real-time on Discord. More info on joining Discord is available on the main project page.

You are also now also a member of our Porfile Improvement/Sourcerers team and you’ve been added to the trusted list on that team's page. We add team members to team page trusted lists because each member will get notified when someone posts to the team page.

Do you have any suggestions on how we might improve the project? Are there any new teams or resource pages you’d like to see created? I am always available to answer questions as is my co-leader, Dieter. Just let us know if you need anything!

Best regards, Traci ~Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Thanks, Traci!

I had a look at the project page and am on Discord and following the Germany Project channel.

No questions so far but I will drop you a note if I have any.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Congratulations on adding so many sources during the February 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! Great improvements to the One Tree. Thanks!

Nan, WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Dear Peggy,

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.

For those of you who joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If you’re at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

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.

Sincerely,

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

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

Thanks for checking in!

Recently, I have been working with Pam on the Unknowns so I will join the the Unknowns Team.

Here is my fast track profile: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Webb-14686

I think this fulfills all of the level 2 requirements. If not, I am sure I could find one that does.

I work mostly on adding sources. I do this throughout the week but primarily on Saturdays for the Saturday sprint. I have been enjoying chipping away at the unknowns. Being able to find a name for an unknown definitely feels like a success! When I work on profiles, I start or add to the biography and always add notes, where needed. Sometimes, the amount of work seems daunting but I remind myself that every little improvement helps.

I will check out the Google Group and Discord channel. Keep in touch.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Hi Peggy,

Thanks for joining the Germany Project! I've awarded you a project member badge. When you have a chance, please do the following:

1. Read the main Germany Project Page (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Germany) to familiarize yourself with what we do and what is required of project members.

2. Submit a join request to our Google Group (https://groups.google.com/g/wikitreegermanroots), where our project communicates. **Please make sure to add your name and WikiTree ID** to the request so we can get you set up.

I've added you as a member of our Sourcerers Team. We look forward to working with you! Please feel free to contact me with any questions any time.

Thanks! Traci Thiessen ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Thank you for correcting the unknown
posted by Prunella Reed
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Peggy Watkins reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the January 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Thanks for sourcing.

posted by Bill Feidt
Peggy,

Congratulations on adding sources to 53 profiles during the January Sourcerers Challenge! Thank you for improving the health of our One Tree.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Would I be correct in saying that My Heritage and FamSearch have very different source document databases. My cousin has a well researched tree on My Heritage whilst my tree is on FamSearch with good source documents.

The challenge comes in when we get to the great great grandparent level. FamSearch has good source docs showing his identity, whilst on My Heritage those source docs are not there, taking the tree in a different direction.

What I want to try is put my cousins combination into Famsearch and Ancestry and see if any source docs come up.

I believe the source docs on FamSearch are a true record, so that's my idea of resolving the tree glitch in My Heritage. Hope that makes sense, would be good for the two trees to agree with each other, even if they are not perfect.

Just throwing my thoughts out there for any comments or ideas.

posted by [Living Roberts]
I don't know for sure but I think it is reasonable to assume there is a some overlap but some differences in the records that each platform provides. I haven't used My Heritage so I don't have any personal experience to draw from and I couldn't find any information on this online.

If the FamilySearch tree has records and the My Heritage tree does not, for a particular person or generation then that's a pretty clear indication of which one to use. If they both have some sources, you need to look at both cases to determine which is correct.

You can always take your questions to the G2G forum. I'm sure members with experience with these platforms would have more insights and tips on this.

Hope that helps.

posted by Peggy Watkins
Thanks for your consistent sourcing with us, Peggy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone for 1 sourced profile tracked every month
Peggy Watkins reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Peggy,

Thank you for your contributions to the December 2021 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thanks for your help. I appreciate you being willing to look at the issues I was having.

Amy Brooke

posted by Amy Brooke
Thanks for participating, Peggy. We appreciate your work!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Peggy Watkins reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the November 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Mel Bishop
HELP! I have just found this comment on my Wikitree page. it says: "

Sorry, Perkins-11393's family tree is not public and you are not on their Trusted List.". How do I add Wikitree to this 'Trusted" List?????

Cherita Davis

Hi Cherita,

You must have not been logged in when you tried to access your family tree. If you want to have a public tree, click on the privacy tab on your profile and choose "private with a public tree" or "private with a public tree and biography". More info on this help page:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Privacy

Drop me a note and let me know how you do with this.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Peggy,

Thank you for your 56 contributions to the November Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Thank you, Peggy, for removing the unmerged match of Foote-671. Really appreciate the simple resolution after three years of doing trying to work with a non-responsive profile manager following the guidelines for that, I appreciated your magic wand!!!
posted by Kathy (Foote) Durham
Happy to help, Kathy!

cheers, Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Thanks for sourcing, Peggy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Peggy Watkins reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Would you have time to help review some recent additions and edits? https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&who=Hefke-21&l=500 The editor recently deleted their profile so there are many orphaned pages. I see you also commented on their profile - I also tried to reach out and help them but didn't receive any reply from them.
posted by Michael McLellan II
Thanks for your concern, Michael. I will have a look.
posted by Peggy Watkins
Hi Peggy,

Could you pass this on to someone for help Please?? The Data Dr thing is way too much tech for me. I give up on that. I accidently made a double profile. Once again it was a spelling error. I did Rees Young, the other user did Rhesa Young. I think we both agreed to match. I could not figure out how to merge. It looks like my page remains? Thank You, Debbie Freeman

posted by Debbie Freeman
Sending you a private message.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Hello Peggy,

I have been adding more sources to the Bolender families. Mostly from Familysearch. Hope I am doing it right. I decided I did not know enough to do any editing, and hopefully did not step on other WikiTree cousins as I added sources. The page format is still confusing. please feel free to pass on my messes to others, or if you have time to tidy if needed Thank You. Take Care. Debbie Freeman

posted by Debbie Freeman
Hi Debbie,

I did some formatting on this profile John Wesley Bolender (1828-1900). Here's some tips:

There are three elements required on every profile: the biography heading, the Sources heading followed immediately by the references tags. Those last two are listed on the right side of each profile. Do not remove these three elements and if they are missing, add them back in.

Use an asterisk to create a bullet list.

You can delete the gedcom junk leftover from when the profile was added. Keep any info that may be useful in the Research Notes section.

This particular profile was created in 2011 and the profile manager has not worked on it since so I don't think you need to be concerned about stepping on toes.

You can see the changes made to the profile under the changes tab.

You may find this help page useful as you learn to edit profiles. The help index is found under the Help drop down menu. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Biographies

Keep up with your sourcing!

posted by Peggy Watkins
edited by Peggy Watkins
PS maintenance categories are a good way to bring the shortcomings of the profile to the attention of others members. For example, on this profile I added "Ohio needs biography". Unsourced and needs gedcom cleanup are two useful ones. Find more here:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Maintenance_Categories These should be combined with the location. Let me know if you have any questions on this.

posted by Peggy Watkins
Thanks for updating the profiles of Henry Thomas and his extended family. I did make a few small changes - added notes where the person was known by another name (usually known through oral memories of family); also, being born on a particular reserve doesn't mean that person, or their parent, is a member of that band or reserve. The mother could have been at that location for a number of reasons. As Band Membership (particularly in the past) was controlled by the Department of Indian Affairs in Ottawa, it is important that we are extremely careful in wording any references to membership, or 'part of' a partilar band. That said, it is wonderful to have someone working on these families. I continue to encourage First Peoples to add information to WikiTree, rather than paying for memberships in some of the large corporate genealogy sites. --- Sharon Runolfsson/ Syrette
posted by Sharon Runolfsson
Thanks for the tips, Sharon. It is great to have your expertise and collaboration on this!
posted by Peggy Watkins
Hello Peggy,

Sorry to bug you. Could you pass this mess on to someone else or could you try to fix my big mess? I somehow created and added to two different profiles for the same person. I can't figure out how to transfer the info to the "kept" profile. Sarah Mathes 493 and Sarah Mathews 5076 are the same person. Mathes is the English (UK) spelling, her father is from England. Mathews is the Americanized spelling. Sorry to add to your to do list Grateful Debbie Freeman

posted by Debbie Freeman
No problem, Debbie. It was not a big mess, just a little one! :)

You started the merge, I just completed it. For all the know-how on merging, check this help page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Merging

The Help index is found under the Help drop down menu (top right) and for most things that's the best place to look for answers. If you can't find an answer there or you still have more questions, drop me a note or take the question to the G2G forum. There is a link to the forum under that menu, too.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Hello Peggy,

After a bit of a break I am back trying to add sources, connections, and hopefully not screw things up too big. Could you or someone else please double check me. I am still tech challenged and still learning WikiTree. Trying though. Hopefully I have not made too much a mess. Thank You Debbie Freeman

posted by Debbie Freeman
Hi Debbie,

Not too worry, most of us are self-taught and had to learn and make mistakes along the way! I am sure you will be up to speed very soon. Here are some tips for adding sources.

  • Check out this help page on sources. It has some examples: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources
  • If you have a paper certificate, add more info from the certificate: dates, locations, registration numbers etc. then indicate that it is in your possession.
  • If it is an online source, include the above info and the link to the source.
  • Use the handy RootsSearch tool on the right side of any profile. Sign in with your WikiTree ID and password. Choose a database to search; I suggest starting with FamilySearch. When you find a correct source, copy and paste the citation given into the profile and save. Do not link to FamilySearch trees as a primary source; use the source citation instead.

I have added a source to this profile to give you an idea of the formatting: Mary Viola (Cowell) Bland (1870-1963)

Hope that helps! Drop me a note anytime if I can help further.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
edited by Peggy Watkins
Thank you Peggy. I hope to be able to seek advice from you in the near future.
posted by Dee Forte
Drop me a note anytime, Dee -- with questions big or small!
posted by Peggy Watkins
Thanks, Peggy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Peggy Watkins reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the July 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you Peggy for the greetings. I'm still getting my mind around my journey so far. I'll reach out soon for some helpful hints to continue.

best, Jackie

Drop me a note anytime, Jacqueline -- with questions big or small!

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Thanks for Sourcing this month, Peggy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Peggy Watkins reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the June 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
I removed it from the primary image. But it is still showing in the background image. I want to remove it and post it in his wife's profile. Now I cannot do it. Says duplicate image is not allowed. Please help.
posted by Asok Sarkar
On the edit page for the picture, look on the left side. That's where you will see where you can add or remove profiles from the picture. So you should be able to add your sister-in-law and remove your brother.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Peggy: I put an image for my brother that I want to remove. I mean delete it from his profile. How can I do that? Let me know. Thanks.
posted by Asok Sarkar
Hi Asok,

You click on the photo, click "add/edit" and then "remove from image" below your brother's name and ID. Then click Save.

More info here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Photos_FAQ#How_do_you_remove_or_delete_a_photo.3F

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Peggy: You made a comment in my wikitree profile. Your tree shows many things whereas mine is very limited. How can I expand my privacy? Asok K. Sarkar @ [email address removed]
posted by Asok Sarkar
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Peggy reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the May 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Peggy,

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We've achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members.

Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Amelia, England Project Leader

posted by Amelia Utting
Thanks, Amelia. I have sent you a message.
posted by Peggy Watkins
Thank you Peggy for being a wonderful greeter, I appreciate you.
posted by Jan (Wall) Wall-Buker
Thank, Jan. That's nice to hear. Drop me a note anytime if I can help!
posted by Peggy Watkins
Hi, Peggy.

I've added you to the Trust List for the Young family members and removed myself as Profile Manager. Let me know if I missed any.

Susan

posted by Susan DeFoe
Thanks, Susan!

........... Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Thanks , I am still trying to learn how to work this site.
posted by L Todd
Feel free to reach out via private message if you need a hand. Take care.
posted by Susan DeFoe
Thank you, Peggy Watkins, for welcoming my new friend, Mark Auld (Auld-1326). I encouraged him to sign up for Wikitree and I look forward to connecting with him with a common ancestor of both of us (Auld-400). Thank you, again, for welcoming my new friend here.

Sonny Auld Auld0122

posted by HB Auld Jr.
New comment for you from Lois whom you greeted earlier today. (Instead of a Reply).

Lois Fenske

Thank you Peggy, that is very kind.

posted 7 minutes ago by Lois Fenske

posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Hi Peggy!

I ran into an issue where I cannot add my great grandfather because I'm not in the Trusted circle. But when I go to his profile to request such from the Profile Manager, it says there is no profile manager! Can you tell me where I can start with this? I'd be happy to adopt and manage his profile, but I'll certainly need help getting access first.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

~ Erron

posted by Erron Alvey
Hi Erron,

That does seem like a glitch! Can you send me a link to the profile and I will take a look. You can also, contact the WikiTree team for further assistance. Email: info @ WikiTree.com

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Pellerin-221

Thank you! Let me know if you want me to use the team instead, but I really appreciate your help!

~ E

posted by Erron Alvey
Hi again.

I was able to adopt this profile. To adopt the profile, you need to click on the "adopt this profile" link.

Try again and if that doesn't work, I can adopt it and add you as a profile manager.

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
It's still just says no profile manager where The instructions say the adopt me link should be. Would you please add me as a profile manager? That would be great! I have a lot of information and photos on Ross.
posted by Erron Alvey
Ok, I've adopted the profile. To add you as a manager, you can either send me your email address by private message or go to the profile and request to be added to the Trusted list. The link for that is on the right hand side of the profile or on the privacy tab.
posted by Peggy Watkins
Hi Peggy,

I am trying to find the location on Wiki Tree where by dna shows others that share some of my dna. Think I’m a slow learner and not understanding how wiki tree works. Also, I was trying to find a link to Rev. Harry Lee Rice, Roslyn, NY. William Hull indicated he had done some research on him and posted it on Wiki Tree, but don’t know how to find it. Would it be possible for you to help and get me headed in the right direction and what section of Wiki Tree I need to use. As you know, I think I did provide my Ancestry dna and my Y chromosome from Family Tree. Thanking you in advance for any assistance. Paul D Rice

posted by Paul Rice
Hi Paul,

You can see info about the DNA test results you have added here: https://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Rice-17482/89

You can also find this info by clicking on your Wikitree ID drop down menu, Rice-17482, under dna.

The next step is to add your family members until you reach profiles already on Wikitree. Within 24 hours, your DNA connections will appear on your family profiles. If you exhaust what you know about one branch, start adding to another branch.

Here is the profile of Harry Lee Rice (1887-1940). There is a search box at the top of your profile that you can use to find individuals or look up info on surnames. Give it a try.

Drop me a note anytime!

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Hello Peggy,

Do you or another WikiTree admin/volunteer/kind soul who has some time might be some help? Could someone double check me on a new WkiTree Profile Elder 3982 Please? I added the will source, plus a newspaper bio. It still needs more sourcing, etc. That should not be too much trouble. The will is a little difficult to comprehend though mentions a lot of family. I tried to decipher and add it to his page. Gratefully Thank You Debbie Freeman

posted by Debbie Freeman
Hi Debbie,

I have done some formatting and adding a couple of sources to this profile. The info in the will be useful in adding profiles for his family. If you have more info about the newspaper article, you can add it as a source (name of Newspaper, publication location and where it can be found, online or otherwise).

If you need some more tips on how to proceed, contact the folks at the Pennsylvania project as they will have resources that they can share with you.

Best of luck and drop me a note if I can help out!

Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Hey thank you! Looking forward to this—finally; I’ve been interested in tracing my lineage for years! I may have to take you up on that offer to help!
Great! Drop me a note anytime!
posted by Peggy Watkins
Hi Peggy,

I was leaving the DNA message and saw that Natalie had tried to respond to you. Here's her page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Carmichael-2939.

 :)

Claire

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Thanks Claire. I have responded.
posted by Peggy Watkins
Dear Peggy, Thank you so very much for your work! My father grew up in Anyox they left in 1925 when my grand father retired and he died in 1935 so we don't have many pictures of him and the pictures you posted are so wonderful because the second one the group of men my grandfather is J Dillon, John. We have this picture but the one you posted has all the names of the group such a treasure!! I have down loaded it and printed it and posted on FB for my family to see and I hope this is all right. Take care Therese Dillon
posted by Therese Dillon
Hi Therese!

So happy you found the photos. And yes, I am happy that you are sharing the photo of your grandfather. All of these photos come from my grandfather, E. Ross Oatman's scrapbook. Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Thanks for all the sourcing you did this year, Peggy!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Peggy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the December 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
Sourcerers' Challenge Yearly Milestone Summary
Peggy earned 12 Red Milestone Owls while participating in the 2020 Monthly Sourcerers' Challenges
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Peggy reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
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