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Will respond back as soon as I can to anything, but having to pay attention to the living people first.
Anticipate having more time come middle of May, however won't be able to fully work on profiles in depth as I was likely until October. But will still monitor edited profiles that I manage, make minor changes and watch for merges etc to ensure basic housekeeping is kept up
As of last weekend, I completed a very important journey in helping 3 people locate their birth fathers. It was a lesson in humanity, sociology and truly understanding genealogy at a different level.
I have adopted all orphan Bewley, Millhorn, Cullom and Hargis Profiles on Wikitree(including non related ones), and all orphans that show in my "family", many of whom I don't have in my own personal tree. These get immediately reviewed then put in either the unsourced/unconnected ques, or my updating ques. 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 know 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 2,200 profiles I manage right now and about 90 are unsourced - about 85 of those are adopted and if I truly in the end can not support the person or know it's a "bad" profile I merging it away or reusing it.
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
As of Feb 15th it is now Marion Crawford Houston Roger and Linda are 16th cousins
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..
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 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.
Here is my todo list: To Do List
Here is my work in progress Confirmed DNA Ancestors, list of Last Names and their status, Those who fought in 1776 and those here before 1700.
My documents can be found at this link, or on my Ancestry tree: Wheeler's Documents
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 8 Aug 2018 at 20:08 GMT Craig Smith wrote:
The newly merged record gives John's surname as Edwards. This is inaccurate - John's surname ( and that of his father) was Edward with no 'S'. This is easily verifiable from official records at scotlandspeople.co.uk.
John used the surname Edward with no 'S' all his life. The family only adopted the name Edwards with the 'S' after john had died.
I am now listed as the owner of an inaccurate profile. Your response mightl be that I can edit the merged record back to the correct details, but why should I need to? It was accurate to begin with?
If you are going to go around merging records, please ensure that you do not remove accurate details!
On 5 Aug 2018 at 22:05 GMT Debra Hudnall wrote:
It's just I prefer to work on the profiles I create by myself-without assistance. Sometimes, I stop in the middle of a task because I had surgery in the not so distant past to remove bones in my hands and I can only work in short spurts. But, I do that because every single profile that I have put here do have multiple sources, and rather than hurry through them, I enjoy going through my records and sources, as I upload them, so that I can figure out how I wish to write the biography sections and figure out who else is listed on that same record. It reminded me of the first painting I painted. I was painting a living room and some girl walked by and snuck in some clouds, the sun and a sky in my livingroom when my back was turned. LOL
On 2 Aug 2018 at 13:31 GMT Debra Hudnall wrote:
The sources are in the images folder, as they are scanned documents of original sources. If you click on that folder, you can see the documents.
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