Peggy Watkins
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Peggy Watkins

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Signed 1 Aug 2018 | 56118 contributions | 3860 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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Profile last modified | Created 31 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 13 Jun 2021
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Biography

England Orphan Team
Peggy Watkins has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.
Peggy Watkins has completed Level 2 of the Trans-Canada Orphan Trail.

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
I am also a Greeter

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
Photo credit: Ted Watkins

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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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
I'm giving a brief talk at this weekend's Wikiconference North America (no connection to WikiTree) about our suggestions that are driven by Wikidata. I noticed one of the other speakers, Benoit Rochon, is a beginning Atikamekw speaker who will talk (with Thérèse Ottawa) about Indigenous Languages and Knowledge in Wikimedia Projects. Thought it might be interesting for our First Peoples folks.
posted by Karen Lowe
Congratulations on being awarded the blue generous genealogist badge! Well done! :-)

Kylie ~ Appreciation team volunteer

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

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Peggy,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Lizzie, Amy, Joan

England Project Leaders

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

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Just a quick note to say thank you for all the work you've done on the Nanaimo Mine Disaster! You're awesome :)
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Thanks so much....I really appreciate your help!,
Hi, Peggy my fellow Greeter!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Peggy reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the September 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 August 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job! We had another month of over 10,000 profiles sourced!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Thank you for your Greeting. So many of you give so much to all of us.

Margaret Louise Drody Thompson 8/9/20

posted by Margaret Thompson
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