I will be away July 24 to Aug 13 with no internet and will respond to questions and review suggestions when I return.
After a bit of too many things on the list so genealogy fell off it, I'm finding I'm enjoying working on profiles again but changing some of the direction of things I was working on and how I do it based on what aspects I enjoy. So focusing primarily on 1800 and later at this current time.
I had adopted all orphan Bewley, Millhorn, Cullom and Hargis Profiles on Wikitree(including nonrelated ones), and all orphans that show in my "family", many of whom I don't have in my own personal tree. I have found now that such great intentions of adoption a lot of those profiles simply couldn't be found any evidence so I have released a fair amount of them back to find new homes that might have better luck then me.
I also have created profiles for some interesting people I find in the news articles I have read such as the boy who trained a Squirrel at 9, or have other reason such as creating profiles for the family from Finland that I'm trying to get a box of Memorabilia back to from about 1900.
I now have settled in on a que format of updating and that I work off my watch list and update profiles as they come up as "last updated" and it's making for a very fun time on wiki tree.. As I delve deeper and deeper on the ones who I created when I first got here, I'm finding sources I never imagined before and adding them .. I try to spend at least 10-15 minutes updating each profile if not longer, and if I can't find new sources I make note of where I looked and what routes i explored.
I also will dedicate a few hours here and there specifically to connect my unconnected or unsourced profiles. Once I find at least once "source" the profile then falls into the que mentioned above. I think I have about 4,900 profiles I manage right now and about 41 are unsourced - about 31 of those are adopted. I also have taken on several special directions to me - one is in relation to a serial killer and building out profiles for his victims to link them back to the world tree at least once.
My final fun and Goal is to start expanding into transcription of Wills, Clips of Newspaper articles, and many of the other thousands of documents and records I have for each person. As I create people though if there is a photograph that does not require transcription I am uploading it immediately.
My parents first collided in their ancestry at: William Hoo right now.. will be interesting to see overtime if it becomes closer then that and if under evidence that link holds up. This makes William the 19th great grandfather of Linda. This makes William the 18th great grandfather of Roger. Roger and Linda are 19th cousins once removed which means that if any one of those (8,388,607+4,194,303=)12,582,910 people had chosen a different person or died before they made my ancestor I wouldn't be here.
As of the 31st of January that has changed and is now they are 18th cousins twice removed at Roger Lewknor
Adoption angels - I have helped 3 women find their birth fathers , it's an interesting experience in humanity. I'm not certain if I want to again, as great as it is to give people closure, and we did find healthy family to connect them with, some of the stories were not pretty, but could write a book about the families.
We get to tell a story about a human not a list of details and charts
There is ways to help others
If I find a cool story in a newspaper, or obituary or anything that deserves to be told about someone I can - we come across the coolest stuff when researching. As I make my way through my documents in files I can share.
By adopting profiles not ours, but same last names and linking them back, we may find links and hints for our own families that we missed.
My DNA confusion
I have one line of DNA showing up that I am a close match too - Cullom - I have no idea where they fit in, but is confirmed likely tied to my Roberts line. It may perhaps be related to either James Henry's size or Malvina - however, may in fact be Matlock's wife Zilphas family.. But now leading towards Warfords, but the Warfords married the Bane's and the line is pointing more towards Warfords, but Family history is that Zilpha's last name was Bane.. so it is helping.
How am I ever going to be able to use proven by DNA, still confuses me to much on here and the notation? maybe one day, but in the interim, I'm happy to let others set it up - I currently have at least 18 common ancestors going back to 3rd and 4th great grandparents I know my DNA Matches along with other lines.
I went to University at 14 and lived in both the US and Canada from the West Coast to the East Coast
I have traveled to Rome, Romania, France, Australia, Bahamas, Jamaica, Indonesia, Cuba with stop overs and exploring a bit of China, Taipai, and Germany
I have lived in California, Washington, Oregon, North Carolina, British Columbia and 2 years as a gypsy as a child exploring the Southern States
I have had some of my writing published, and hope in time after details are loaded that I will be able to bring my writing to the profiles and tell a story
My genealogy beliefs
I heard from a cousin - We don't own our ancestors - my view in a nutsell
It's easy to build a large database of a facts and figures, but genealogy is about who they are and the fact they paid $5 for rent is more important then wether they died March 5 or March 25
I know accuracy is important but you will not see me get emotional over "the 5th of march of the 25th of March" - We are talking about several hundred years ago - maybe the 2 records had people who thought it was different days - not like they had computers to track things.
I strongly believe in proof and circumstantial evidence if it's supported
I want to be proven I'm wrong in my information, only if something can't be proven wrong is it still correct.
much like Rome.. it is not Nero or Ceaser we appreciate when standing upon the ruins - it is the work of those that built it
It is not great names, nor famous for one act - but it is the small people with their dedication to their lives, communities -
Yes I believe even our black sheep that created our world as we know it
Our Ancestors secrets deserve to be told, then we will all see we are the same
I've been tracing the family tree off and on for about 27 years now.. just picked it up again after a few years of having it sit on the shelf.
I just took everything out of the attic last night - there is a large steamer trunk of genealogy stuff..
In looking at that stuff I realized it's going to take me a lifetime to build and that one day I will be at 5,000 - but this is not about the numbers, but those documents in the binders, and copies of letters and wills deserve the time
I have 34,000 people in my personal file, most well documented, but even with that as I've reproofed them to enter here I'm fixing my own errors . that makes me happy
Books in my library
Bewley book by Eva Franklin
From Whence we Came - Ora Leon
DeKalb county, Tennessee Genealogy from administrator's settlement books (1846-1907)
DeKalb County Tennessee - Chancery Records 1844-1892
DeKalb County Tennessee Marriage records 1848-1880
Land Deed Genealogy of DeKalb County, Tennessee - 1838-1869
Tennessee History & Biographies - DeKalb County - Goodspeed
Young Cushians (Cushing Oklahoma)
First-hand information. Entered by Kristina Wheeler at registration.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 15.7 cM gedmatch from Chr 16Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) 21 SNPs 7675034 to 15535539 between JJ Stratton A162716, David Stration A989528 and Kristina Wheeler T632560
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 127.4 cM Family Finder match between Brown and his cousin [[Wheeler-13722|Kristina Wheeler].
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 10 cM gedmatch from Chr 15Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) 21 SNPs 78,980,690 to 87,151,971 between Ferne Emilia Holley T587714 , Donald Shaw M142144 and Kristina Wheeler T632560
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 30.2 cm gedmatch from chr 4 start location 138028378 to 167238522 between Kristina Wheeler T632560 & Bess A069877 & Kreft A951231
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mona Peck and her second cousin once removed Kristina Wheeler . Their MRCAs are their great grandparents, James Henry Roberts and Malvina Warford. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 2nd Cousins, based on sharing 127 cM across 8 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Mika Miller and her second cousin Kristina Wheeler . Their MRCAs are their great grandparents, Howard Talton Wheeler and Gail Storm. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins, based on sharing 190 cM across 10 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kristina Wheeler and her first cousin AW. Their MRCAs are their grandparents, Howard Wagner and Swenson. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins, based on sharing 748 cM across 43 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kristina Wheeler and her first cousin 2X Removed A.W.. Their MRCAs are their grandparents, Johann Wagner and Auguste Buchwalkd. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins, based on sharing 187 cM across 8 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kristina Wheeler and her 2nd cousin 1X removed JWG . Their MRCAs are their great grandparents, Henry David Wheeler and Martha Bewley. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins, based on sharing 91 cM across 5 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 34 cM gedmatch from Chr 1 Start Location 119,978,977 End Location 170,733,667 Centimorgans (cM) 34 SNPs 3,844 Ch4 5 Start Location 22,467,224 End Location 33,332,089 Centimorgans (cM) 12.7 SNP's 1,446 Chr 12 Start Location 3,269,690 End Location 6,793,279 SNPs 944 Chr 14 Start Location 18,397,823 End Location 22,814,772 Cm's 12.7 SNPs 966 between Conkin T640489 & Kristina Wheeler T632560 - 2nd cousins 1 removed
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kristina Wheeler and her Nephew SW . Their MRCA is Roger Wheeler. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, based on sharing 689 cM across 20 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kristina Wheeler and her Nephew RW . Their MRCA is Roger Wheeler. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st Cousins, based on sharing 1113 cM across 32 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal Relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kristina Wheeler and her Cousin CB . Their MRCA are Axel SwensonCornelia Sheaffer . Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st-2nd Cousins, based on sharing 355 cM across 24 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Parental Relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kristina Wheeler and her Cousin DB . Their MRCA are Axel SwensonCornelia Sheaffer Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 1st-2nd Cousins, based on sharing 450cM across 30 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
paternal Relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kristina Wheeler and her Cousin EW . Their MRCA are James RobertsMalvina Warford] Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins, based on sharing 143cM across 11 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Kristina or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H3b-G16129A, FTDNA kit #721538
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Kristina: