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.
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
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Biography

Peggy Watkins is a member of the Anyox, British Columbia One Place Study.
Peggy Watkins is a member of the Brisco, British Columbia One Place Study.
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.
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Peggy has been a member of the England Project for over 1,000 days.
Peggy Watkins has completed Level 3 of the Trans-Canada Orphan Trail.

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Peggy was a valued member of the Greeters Project who has moved to Emeritus status.
I am honoured to live, work, create, and explore 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 a member of the Canada Project and currently the Trans Canada Trail Team coordinator, Team Lead of British Columbia Team, and a member of the First Peoples Canada team.

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

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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Hi Peggy!! Thank you for your consistent improvement of WikiTree by participation in the Sourcerers Project during 2023!
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 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
Hi Peggy,

Thank you for your commitment to the England Project and its goals in 2023. Together we are making English WikiTree profiles the best they can be!

I'd like to share our end-of-year 2023 Newsletter. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading about what we have achieved in 2023.

On behalf of all the England Project Leaders, we wish you a peaceful, productive and enjoyable 2024!

Best wishes,

Steve, England Project Leader

posted by Steven Whitfield
Thanks so much for your work in improving our shared tree, 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 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
Peggy, thank you so much for helping me document my father's emigration from Canada to the USA.
posted by Michael Murane
No problem, happy to help. You should try building out your family branches. The immigration document lists his grandparents. Filling in these other family members may provide more clues.
posted by Peggy Watkins
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 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Peggy, thanks for your work to improve our shared tree.

posted by Bill Feidt
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Peggy Watkins reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the May 2023 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Peggy, thanks for your efforts to improve our shared tree.

posted by Bill Feidt
Hi Peggy

Thanks for all your amazing work on Canadian profiles and land acknowledgments. Thank you for the great improvements you made for a profile I started. You are completely welcome to make suggestions & improvements on my additions. You are a great example & resource I would love to follow!

Thanks for the kind words, Sharon!
posted by Peggy Watkins
Dear Peggy,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members periodically to make sure everything is going well. This is our formal annual check-in with you.

Are you happy to with your current project team choices? Would you like to join any other teams?

Also, we would really like to hear which team is currently your highest priority. If you are a member of more than one team, could you please rank them from highest priority to lowest? Thank you! If you don’t see yourself as being part of a team, please let us know.

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.

On behalf of all the Leaders, thank you again for all you do and we look forward to you continuing to be a part of our collaborative and fun Project!

Kind regards,

Elizabeth, England Project Leader

Hi Elizabeth,

I am happy to continuing being on the Sourcerers Team and adding sources to unsourced English profiles. I mostly work on Herefordshire and Hampshire.

posted by Peggy Watkins
Peggy, please don't change her name to Hamilton. She was my grandmother, her mother died when she was 4 months old and she was adopted by her mother's sister and her husband
posted by Jo-Anne Wheeler
Dear Germany Project member,

it's annual check-in time 2023. If you still wish to remain a member of the Germany Project, please reply to this post, by stating this intention. If we don’t hear from you in the next 30 days, your membership badge will be removed. In this case please don't be offended ... you're welcome to rejoin at any time. Please also note, that in order to receive help, with researching your German ancestors, membership is not mandatory. Just ask your questions in the G2G forum and tag them with Germany in order for knowledgeable people to see them.

If you wish to remain a member, we would like to learn more about your perception of the Germany Project in order to achieve a future development according to our members needs and wishes. For this, we created a survey, which we kindly ask you to fill-in.

In case you want to communicate, discuss and receive help about WikiTree in German, you might want to check out the WikiTree category at Compgen’s Discourse as well as the German Discord server Ahnenforschung.

Of course there’s still the official WikiTree Discord server, where we usually talk English. Feel free to learn more about Discord and the server at Help:Discord.

Kind regards from Black Forest

Flo (Project Coordinator Research/Resources)
posted by Florian Straub
Hi Flo,

I may have overextended my capacity so I will drop out of the Germany Project (at least for now). Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
Hi Peggy,

thank you for this wise choice in terms of self-care. Your badge was removed.

Kind regards

Flo (constantly overextending his capacity)
posted by Florian Straub
It's time for the One Place Studies Project Check-In!

We've put together a survey for you to fill out to check in with you, it will only take a moment as there are only a few questions. Filling out the survey lets us know you are still interested in coordinating your study and provides an opportunity for you to share any suggestions you may have for the project.

If you have decided to step away from your study, please reply to this comment to that effect.


🤓🤗 az

posted by Azure Robinson
Thank you for all your help Peggy
No problem. Drop me a note if there's something you think I can help with.
posted by Peggy Watkins
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 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

We appreciate your consistent work in improving WikiTree through the Sourcerers Project in 2022!

posted by Mel Bishop
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Peggy Watkins reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the December 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Happy New Year, Peggy, and thanks for your continued sourcing.

posted by Bill Feidt
Hi Peggy,

On behalf of the England Project, I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve English profiles!

I'd also like to share our annual Newsletter with you. You can read it here: England Project Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading a bit about what has gone on in 2022 and what our Project has achieved.

The England Project Leaders like to touch base with each of our members every 6 months just to make sure everything is going well. There's no need to reply to this message unless you have something you'd like to let us know about (e.g. if you would like to change your team choices or provide other feedback). We will be in touch with you again in the middle of next year when we do our annual check-in with project members.

On behalf of all the Leaders, I wish you a peaceful and productive 2023.

Best wishes,

Ian, England Project Leader

posted by I. Speed
Thank you peggy, i found that info on a cemetary hunt. thats my dead end and im trying to duplicate my family crest heritage and determine the animals inscripted in the wax mold to make a ring.
posted by David Trainer JR.
Hi David,

If you want to research David Trainer (Trainer-369) further, start by contacting the profile manager. There's a link on the profile to send him a private message. You can also check out the project list. There's a United States project with sub-projects for each state and topics of interest. Project usually have lists of regional resources that may help with your research and members who can provide tips and suggestions. The project list can be found under the Find drop down menu. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Trainer-369 Peggy

posted by Peggy Watkins
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 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Peggy, thanks for your efforts to improve our shared tree.

posted by Bill Feidt
Hi Peggy, I received your email re my Great Grandfather Henry Smith. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Much appreciated.

Kind Regards Brian Smith

posted by Brian Smith
Hello Peggy,

I hope you can help with with a second opinion and merge? I think these people pages should be merged? Maybe? Maybe not? Could you or someone else take a look? Maybe merge them? Thank You. Debbie Freeman

Samuel Blann / Bland - Bland-10 and Bland-1216 and Margaret A G Huckaby Bland - Huckaby-206 and Mary A G Polly Huckabee Bland - Huckaby 956. I have only seen Polly as her name. The marriage date is a little off.

I am sure that they are the same people. I will leave it up to others.

Thank You, Debbie

posted by Debbie Freeman
Hi Debbie,

I sent a message to the profile manager. It does look like two duplicates but the details of the profiles need some sorting before a merge takes place. I will wait to hear back from the PM.

posted by Peggy Watkins
I have initiated merges on these four profiles. Now we wait for a respoonse.
posted by Peggy Watkins
Hello Peggy, Thank You for your help. Could you please notify me once the merges are done. I tidied up some of my paperwork and located Samuel Bland's will. I will add it to his profile. I have also have been working on another Samul Bland (of Lewis County, Missouri) family a possible cousin of my Samuel Bland. I found his will too and will add his profile and his will info too. He died in 1840. Thank You Debbie Freeman
posted by Debbie Freeman
Hi Debbie,

This merge is now done. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bland-10

posted by Peggy Watkins
Hello Peggy, I added sourcing to Samuel Bland's page. Will, ect. I hope It is OK. Maybe I did not screw it up too much. Thank You. Debbie Freeman
posted by Debbie Freeman
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