Derrick Watson
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Derrick Watson

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Only too happy to help with just about anything from my own tree, the One Name Studies on which I work, my home county (Nottinghamshire) or general data doctoring on English profiles.
Dr Derrick J. Watson
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
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Father of , [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private son (1980s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 28 May 2011 | Last significant change: 27 May 2022
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Biography

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Derrick Watson was born in Middlesex, England.
Derrick Watson is a member of the Kingsman Name Study Project.
Derrick Watson is a member of the Kinman Name Study Project.
Derrick Watson is a member of the Kinsman Name Study Project.
Derrick Watson is a member of the Kingman Name Study Project.
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The Kingsman Name Study is also registered with the Guild of One Name Studies.
Derrick Watson participated with Mighty Oaks during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
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Derrick reached the Royal Effort milestone by sourcing 500 profiles in the January 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
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Once upon a time I was a research chemist, then I ended up as a technology manager for a major chemicals company.

Now I'm retired, I work just about full time on genealogy research, mostly on other people's trees because of the one-name studies.

DNA matching

My DNA page at wikitree

Derrick's atDNA matches at DNA Painter
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GedMatch test match between Barbara Bridges and her first cousin Derrick Watson. Their most-recent common ancestors are their grandparents Tom Bridges and Sally Kingsman. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.0, based on sharing 925.4 cM across 37 segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GedMatch test match between Derrick Watson and his half first cousin once removed, GG. Their most recent common ancestor is Richard Kingsman, Derrick's great grandfather. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.7, based on sharing 348.4 cM across 16 segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a MyHeritageDNA test match between Derrick Watson and his 2nd cousin once removed. Their most-recent common ancestors are James Bridges and Ann Dorset, Derrick’s G2 grandparents. Predicted relationship from MyHeritage: 2nd cousin to 2nd cousin once removed, based on sharing 222 cM across 12 segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Derrick Watson, and his third cousin Jan Spink. Their most-recent common ancestors are their G2 grandparents Richard Kingsman and Bridget Bresnahan. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.6, based on sharing 93.8 cM across 8 segments.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on GEDmatch consisting of Derrick Watson, Doug Cox, and Caroline Jackson, who share a 14.6 cM segment on chromosome 17. The most-recent common ancestors shared by all three are Derrick's G4 grandparents Edward Kingsman and Susanna Leviston.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on GEDmatch consisting of Derrick Watson, JC and EO sharing a 15.2 cM segment on chromosome 7. The most recent common ancestors shared by all three are Derrick’s G5 grandparents James Thompson and his unknown wife.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Derrick Watson and his first cousin CF. Their most-recent common ancestors are their grandparents William Watson and Frances Lay Jones. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.9, based on sharing 1068 cM across 38 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on GEDmatch consisting of Derrick Watson, Lorne Newson, BM and MB sharing a 13.6 cM segment on chromosome 3. The most recent common ancestor shared by all four is Derrick’s G4 grandfather James Murrant.

WikiTree Advanced Directive

It may seem morbid, but in the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up being deleted. While I fully intend on being around to manage all my profiles for a very long time, in the event of my incapacitation or death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to Fritha Watson, whether or not she is currently on their Trusted Lists. [1]

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  1. Indebted to Sharon Wilson for this idea

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Derrick or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Derrick Watson: Y-Chromosome Test 43 markers, haplogroup E-V13-BY5505
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Derrick Watson: Mitochondrial DNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J2a1a1a3
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Thank you Derrick. When it comes to the Suggestions board..most of the time I am lost with this system. Feel free with anything else I goof up on…

Lynn

Thanks Derrick, we appreciate your work!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Derrick Watson reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the April 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Mel Bishop
Hi Derrick,

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon. The event will start on Friday, April 22nd, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, April 25th, at 8 AM (EDT). You do not need to participate full time.

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post here Connect-A-Thon Registration remember to mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks. There are just a few days left to sign up for the event.

Look forward to working with you again

Janet & Joan Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thank you Derrick for your help with the Lily Ashton Quamby Biography.
posted by Candice (Grice) Botes
Hello My grandparents had a Watson living with them in Sheffield he was listed in the household along with my Uncle and my Father as a child John Watson later in Early 2000 My Mother found her cousins living less than a mile away and they were doing ancestry and found a Sir Henry Watson and some kind of relative to her and he had a portrait in the Sheffield Museum I am still trying to research this but at the moment more focused on finding my Uncle Ronald Bennett and my Grandfathers name was John William Hadfield Bennett and Grandma was Millie Goodison Bennett
posted by Mandy Bennett
Derrick,

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

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Derrick Watson reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the March 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Thanks for sourcing with us again, Derrick.

posted by Bill Feidt
Hi Derrick.

I have added the gender for Margaret ‘Peggy’ Harwood. Thank you for pointing it out to me. Irene x

posted by Irene Harwood
Hi Derrick, I received your email about the pending merge for Benjamin Yates and agree with you. The person who created the new Benjamin Yates has also created a new mother Susannah Gibbs (with differently spelled surname) and also a new Jane (Carrickson) Yates. So there are at least 3 duplicates created by Arthur Bushell and could be more.

Could you please help me sort through them? I haven't got a lot of experience with merges in WikiTree and I guess I am feeling inexperienced with the links between profiles. Some are correct, some are linked to duplicates. Also, does Arthur need to be contacted about making duplicates? Thanks, Anita Beavan

posted by Anita (Mueller) Beavan
Hi Derek

I see that you have changed Willmott Holcombe profile 783 from male to Female, what makes you think he is a she, Looking on google the only Willmott are Males. best wishes Roger

posted by Roger Lloyd
Roger

Just following the citation that is on the profile for her baptism. It says she was female not male. Person Sex =F

Derrick

posted by Derrick Watson
Hi Dereck. You clearly know much much about the Andrews/Amey than I and have good sources. I don't entirely understand what you say but I think it is time that you reorganised this in the way that you think right. I look forward to seeing the result. Cheers, C
posted by C. Mackinnon
Thanks. I've made the changes on your John Andrews and added a research note to his profile.
posted by Derrick Watson
Thanks for spotting the duplication of Sarah Harris, [ Sarah Harris (Harris-51906) and Sarah Ehlvers (Harris-51890)]

All my fault I suspect, being a newbie to Wiki I confused myself, all sorted & merged now

posted by Mike Wright
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
Thank you for all your help resolving the issues around Jewell-3707. I'm in awe of your ability to find all the information, pull it together and form a consistent picture from it.
posted by David Moore
Hi there. Regarding John Andrews husband of Elizabeth Amey. In my opinion a difference of 10 miles is a poor way to determine parentage. I set up the merge to alert the other PM to the problem. The 1841 Census return quite clearly states that John was not born in Dorset but I have only recently noticed that. My preferred option would be to remove both sets of parents but to do that I need to have the attention of the other PM.
posted by C. Mackinnon
Thanks Derrick for helping me recently with explaining the formatting of certain kinds of links on the profile of William Cuffay Your time and friendly approach were greatly appreciated.
posted by Shoshanah Luckie
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Derrick Watson reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the January 2022 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.

Thanks for sourcing.

posted by Bill Feidt
Derrick,

Congratulations on adding sources to 61 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
Hi Derrick, thanks for editing Charles White (abt.1880-1917) to remove quotation marks from the reference tags. This is news to me that the quotation marks aren't necessary, and it's gonna save me a lot of time.
posted by Caleb (Anderson) Day
It's a complicate piece of coding Caleb. Quote marks are only required if the refname includes a space, and then the system gets upset between single quotes, double quotes and angled quotes. Much easier if you stick with a very simple refname and avoid the quotes completely.
posted by Derrick Watson
Hi Derrick

Well, the Connect A Thon was fun, we hope you enjoyed yourself and have fully recovered. Thank you for joining us. It is appreciated. The combined score of 13,284 - is 113 more than the last CAT so well done. The total overall figure was 85,839 profiles connected.

Check your personal figures here - https://wikitree.sdms.si/Challenges/ConnectAThon/TeamAndUser.htm (gives you a target for next event)

Thanks again for last weekend, we look forward to working with you again

Janet & Fran

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thanks for fixing up details on profile I am new to this so hopeful will get better.

Thanks again. George.

posted by George Smith
Thanks for your consistent sourcing with us, Derrick!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Derrick Watson reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the December 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone for at least 1 sourced profile tracked every month
Derrick Watson 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
Derrick,

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
Hello Derrick

I have added you on the trusted list of all ‘Cases’. There are some I am a bit stuck with so please feel free to add

Thanks Elizabeth, all fixed now.
posted by Derrick Watson
Hi Derrick,

Hope you have had a good Christmas. Just started updating a few profiles myself and have noticed you have deleted the British Isles Politicians|category from quite a few of the MPs I have created and I'm profile manager for.

Forgive me if I have missed something, is the British Isles Politicians category no longer used? Should I no longer use it for new profiles I create for MPs?

Regards

Mark Fretwell-188

posted by Mark Fretwell
Mark

Could you give me an example profile so that I can check out exactly what I changed and why I changed it.

I would only have been looking at it because the profile had an associated error message - probably DBE885 - high level category - but without looking at an actual example I can't be sure.

Derrick

posted by Derrick Watson
Hi Derrick,

This is the amends that happened on the 23 Dec for a profile that I manage.

20:05: Derrick Watson edited the Biography for Samuel Woods (1846-1915). (931 DBE ProjectBox Without Project Account (Data Doctors) Removed box from non-Project managed profile) [Thank Derrick for this]

It started at 18:49 and altered 47 MPs profiles I'm the manager for. All had the 931 DBE explaination .


Hope that helps!

Regards

Mark Fretwell-188

posted by Mark Fretwell
Thanks Mark, I understand now.

What you had at the top of that profile (and probably all the others) was not a Category but a Project Box. The rules are that Project Boxes should only appear on profiles that are actively managed by the Project themselves.

If a profile has a Project Box but is not managed by the appropriate Project then that Project box should either be replaced by a Project sticker or be removed, or the appropriate project should be installed as a Profile Manager.

In these cases I could not find an appropriate sticker to use from the project pages and I do not have the authority to add the Project as Profile Manager (you do) - so they just got removed.

If you think they would benefit from being managed by the British Isles Politicians Project then you should approach them to see if they want to (they may not) and if they do, then add them as joint manager and then add in the Project Box.

As an addendum - I just checked your personal errors list and you have another 10 of these. I didn't change them because they either have no locations or are Scottish - so they didn't show up on my England list.

Derrick

posted by Derrick Watson
edited by Derrick Watson
Hi Derrick,

Thanks for explaining that to me.

Regards

Mark

posted by Mark Fretwell

Hi Derrick

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon. The event will start on Friday, January 14, at 8 AM (EST) / 1pm GMT and run until Monday, January 17, at 8 AM (EST). You do not need to participate full time

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post here Connect-A-Thon Registration remember to mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

Janet & Joan Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Derrick, did you know you have a significant number of profiles with a template error, data error 892, https://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTWebUser/Suggestions.htm?UserID=1779795&ErrorID=892 I only came across them as we have about 200 of them on the Australian suggestion list.

Regards, Margaret, Australia Project & Data doctor.

Margaret

Yes, I do know. I have had about 2000 of these dumped on me by this change in wikitree policy (not because the system that Aleš personally designed to help me didn't work or caused problems - it worked fine for years - it's just now contrary to someone's view of how things should be done).

I could of course stop spending my time on fixing other, more significant, database errors and do these instead, but somehow it's difficult to get up the enthusiasm to fix something that wasn't broken.

Thanks anyway, they are on my "to-do" list, but right at the bottom of it.

Derrick

posted by Derrick Watson
I don’t see any typographical errors for profile Crawford-6392; not everyone uses American English. The profile is for an ancestor who lived in England, hence the UK spelling. Perhaps WikiTree needs to adjust their algorithms to reflect to reflect this.

Thanks.

Kathryn,

The "typo" is one of omission rather than commission. The profile has an inline citation but does not have the display references command (DBE863).

It seeds to have a Sources heading and the <references/> tag added.

Thanks for the very quick response. We're doing our best to get these old errors cleared.

posted by Derrick Watson
Knowing I had messed up Athalia Westaway's biography/references I approached it today with dread, thinking that the easiest way to fix it might be to delete it all and start again. But you'd fixed it for me! (I didn't get a message from WikiTree about this )

Many, many thanks!

posted by Sue Pragnell
You're most welcome Sue. It was only a minor typo but not the easiest to spot, even with the enhanced editor.

If you need any help with citation type stuff please drop me a note, but you look to be doing a fine job anyway.

posted by Derrick Watson
Thanks for participating, Derrick. We appreciate your work!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Derrick Watson reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the November 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Mel Bishop
Derrick,

Thank you for your 55 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
Thanks for cleaning up the biography page. It's much easier to read now. Sent a wonderful wikitree badge.


Carolyn

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Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Derrick reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the October 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
Blue Skies Milestone for tracking 50 profiles with improved sources in one month.

Thanks for sourcing, Derrick.

posted by Bill Feidt
Thanks Derrick I have added you to the trusted list.

Regards Larry.

posted by Larry Bown
Thank you for the lovely message regarding one of my profiles. I had a secret weapon creating the tables, WikiTree Sourcer to be found on the Apps page.
Thank you Derrick for removing the punctuation in Eliza Mary Ann Ada Adams’ profile. I assume I had hyphenated Mary-Ann.
Not a hyphen, a comma, apparently the system doesn't like them in some name fields.
posted by Derrick Watson
Hi Derrick, thanks v much for giving the Craston-70 Ellen Sharp Craston biography a proper look and tidy. Craston name is an nth degree project I'm researching on Ancestry and have begun populating in Wikitree. Finding my feet still.
posted by Simon Walsh
edited by Simon Walsh
Thanks for editing my error - I still haven't got a clue sometimes!
posted by Rosamund (Boal) Martin
Thanks for joining us again this month, Derrick!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Derrick Watson reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the September 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for correcting the tag on Charlotte Absalom / Timothy James Absalom. I am totally new to this and do not really understand tags. Hope to get it right next time .
posted by Paula Absalom

Hi Derrick

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Source-A-Thon. The marathon starts Friday, October 1 at 8 AM (ET) and ends Monday, October 4, 8 AM (ET) but you don't need to participate the whole time

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post here Source-A-Thon Registration remember to mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

Janet & Joan Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thanks for sourcing, Derrick!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Derrick Watson reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the August 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Derrick,

Thank You so much for your tech help. I truly appreciate it. Thanks Debbie Freeman

posted by Debbie Freeman
Hi Derrick

Laughing...grrrh I always miss tags or put the wrong one in...so pleased you spotted that... :)

Cheers, Kathy.

Hi Derrick,

RE: Clara Taylor

What were the errors you wanted corrected?

posted by A. C. Raper
Thanks for getting back to me.

The system has an error flag on Taylor-23867, error type 868 - Inline citations after the <references/> tag

The compiler cannot deal with these and so reports an error requesting a person to fix it.

As the profile has a green lock, I cannot open an edit page and see exactly what the coding says that is causing the error, but I suspect that you have something like:

<references/> <ref>note-19</ref>

at the end of this profile. The compiler does not know what to do with reftags if they are placed after the closing <references/> marker and forms an internal loop instead.

The solution is that last reftag pair needs to be moved or modified.

A question for you in return please. This profile is very good, and I really like the way you have the sources displayed in a different font - looks very neat and readable. I guess you have some style coding in it, would you share what you've done please as I'd quite like to use the same on my own profiles.

Thanks

Derrick

posted by Derrick Watson
Hey,

That should be all fixed now.

The code I used was <small><references /></small>

posted by A. C. Raper
Thanks for mending it. I've taken off the error flag. And thanks for the piece of code, very simple when you known how.
posted by Derrick Watson
Thanks, Derrick!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone for 100 sourced profiles
Derrick Watson reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the July 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
I see that you (or a bot in your name?) removed "|au" from an ancestry.com link. The Wikitree blurb said to put it in, because I'm on ancestry.com.au, but as it does work without then I'm happy to leave it out.
posted by Mike Jonas
Mike

You're quite right about the blurb saying that (I had to go look and check) but if you put the third parameter in then the system raises an error message (at least it does for au or ca, I'm not sure about other countries).

The instructions for that error (896) are to either correct or remove the extra parameter. As it works fine without the country designator then I'd leave them out, but I shall raise it as an issue in G2G as it is silly having the instructions telling you to do one thing only to have that cause an error.

Thanks for pointing it out.

posted by Derrick Watson
As a follow up on this - having done some more research. There is a difference between the templates for an ancestry record and an ancestry tree.

The ancestry record allows three parameters (I haven't checked what difference including the country locator makes, but there has been some discussion about it on G2G) but the ancestry tree template only has two parameters - the country code does nothing in the tree context.

As all of your links were to your own tree on ancestry, the country code was not required so the system was working properly when it identified them as being surplus to requirements.

posted by Derrick Watson
Thanks Derrick for formatting by removing ref tags from sources section on McGuigan-496. I hope I am getting the hang of WikiTree layout.
posted by G Mitchell JP. Ret.
Thank you for helping out on George William Cooper! Still new at this and amazed at what other members do!
posted by Karen St. Jean
Hi Derek, just wondering why you want TL access to my husband's grandma, Elsie Blinko, as you don't appear to be related?
scotch that, I just found your e-mail in the trash. I have edited the profile and hopefully it should not cause any more problems. I am on wikitree every day, usually for a few hours, so if there are any more of my profiles that cause an issue, please leave a message.

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