Elaine (Weatherall) Martzen
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Elaine (Weatherall) Martzen

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Signed 4 May 2016 | 33,106 contributions | 1,380 thank-yous | 1,452 connections
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I'm adding profiles from a large Dutch gedcom on behalf of Frank Polak & Jerry van Kooten.... if you want to help, go here! https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Weatherall-96_Needs_Formatting_and_More_Sources_Polak_Gedcom_2024
Elaine Martzen formerly Weatherall
Born 1980s.
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Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
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RootsTech Attendee: 2024
Elaine (Weatherall) Martzen 26 profiles with links back to WikiTree! March 2024 Ambassadors Project Link Building Challenge.
Elaine (Weatherall) Martzen Won Team Silver in the CC7 Wall Climb in the 2023 WikiGames.
USBH Connecting Challenge
Elaine has participated in the USBH Connecting Challenge.
Elaine was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the G2G Forum!
Elaine (Weatherall) Martzen is a member of the Appalachia Project.
US Black Heritage PATH Guide
Elaine (Weatherall) Martzen is a Guide on the US Black Heritage Project PATH.
Profile Improvement Voyage Guide
Elaine (Weatherall) Martzen is a member of the Weatherall Name Study Project.

Hello WikiTree cousins and friends!

I am the project leader for Project:Holocaust, and a co-leader for the Project:Jewish Roots and the Project:US Black Heritage. My focus at USBH is the Heritage Exchange program

I also chip in for the Cemeteries Project, Data Doctors, and Wikitree Challenges for 2023.

My family is primarily from the American South, as well as a bit of New York and Vermont. Roots extend back to England, Scotland, and other nearby countries, according to DNA, and some paper trails which I’m slowly working on. I’m on AncestryDNA as emartzen, check to see if we're kin there, too!


  • I do some of my work in honor of Dave Ebaugh, a truly Wonderful WikiTreer and person. I hope to complete his to-do lists for the US Black Heritage Project, of which he was an early member.
  • I am learning Hebrew, but do not know much beyond letters and names. I intend to become conversant. I know enough Korean to add dates, names and fix place names; I am not continuing to study Korean at this time. French…. I learned it for many years, lived in Paris briefly, and was near-fluent… now I’d say I’m conversant. I need to brush up, don’t want to lose what I have!


  • The Hockaday School, Dallas. 2004.
  • The University of Texas at Dallas, 2007. BA, Psychology
  • Printmaking and other fine art courses, UT Arlington and Brookhaven College, Farmer’s Branch, Texas. (2010-2012)


Drawings for WikiTree

In the course of the WikiTree challenges, I have made 3 drawings:

And next, I'd like to draw Temple Aaron in Trinidad, Colorado. Also, my grandmother has requested her former home in Beaumont, Texas.

Advance Directive

Advance 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 profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreers, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists: Emma MacBeath, Denise Jarrett, and any other member Emma or Denise selects.


See also:

  • Obituary for maternal grandfather, George William Scoggins. Houston Chronicle, published Jan. 10 and Jan. 11, 2010. Archived link to obituary

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships. Maternal line mitochondrial DNA test-takers:
  • Elaine (Weatherall) Martzen: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup K1a4a1a-T195C!
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Elaine:
  • 100.00% X DNA 100.00% Elaine (Weatherall) Martzen: AncestryDNA, Ancestry member emartzen + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, FTDNA kit #689407
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Hi Elaine,

Thank you for contributing towards the goals of the England Project! Over the past year, a staggering amount has been done to improve English profiles on WikiTree and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

The England Project leadership like to check in with all our project members at least once a year.

Are you happy to stay in your current project team/s? Or is there another team you would like to join or become more active in?

Please reply to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you. Please also let us know if you have other feedback about the direction of the project.

Many thanks!

Elizabeth, on behalf of the England Project leadership. :-)

Yes, I’m happy on the Data Doctor team, thank you!
Hello Elaine,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing a check-in. The Project operates in a team structure with these participant PIP Teams -- The Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and three Biography Teams. There is also the Voyage Team which guides new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team.

You’re currently identified as a member of the Voyage Team and previously as a member Unknowns Teams. Are you happy with the Team you are on? If you are interested in working with a different Team, please let us know.

If you have not already done so, we invite you to join the email GoogleGroup. We use the WikiTree Discord server #profile-improvement channel for our project. Neither is required; we also use the Profile_Improvement tag in G2G for Project announcements.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project meet its goals. We would like to hear about the successes you’ve had and would also appreciate any feedback you have to help improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or via private message to one of us.


Debi Hoag and Kay Knight, Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

Robin Shaules, Project Coordinator, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Yes, I'm happy where I am. Thank you!
Thanks for responding, Elaine. We are glad you want to continue as a Guide. Debi
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Elaine, this category sent for renaming, can't be deleted as it is linked to help pages, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Holocaust_Victims_at_Treblinka

See the "what links here", https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Whatlinkshere/Category:Holocaust_Victims_at_Treblinka

The links to the category will need to be removed/changed on the help pages.

Regards, Margaret, Categorization project

Oh, I see. This is a new and interesting problem, ha! I’ll write you back when it is fixed! I’ll provide the help page editor similar but non-Treblinka link.
Ok, the link has been replaced, so should be good to go!
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