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Gill Whitehouse
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Gill contributed to the England Project’s presentation for WikiTree Day 2022.
England Orphan Team
Gill Whitehouse has completed the England Project's Post 1700 Orphan Trail I.
England Orphan Team
Gill Whitehouse has completed the England Project's Pre-1700 Orphan Trail II.
England Orphan Team
Gill Whitehouse has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail III Pre-1500 Prep.
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Gill helped improve some profiles in the GEDI Challenge.
Gill Whitehouse was RAWKED in the We Will RAWK You Event.

I started my family tree on Ancestry in 2016, but my mother and some cousins had already done a lot of useful groundwork. Luckily she never threw anything away, so after her death I found a bundle of letters to her and my maternal grandparents written from my great grandmother in Australia in the 1950s. They solved the mystery of her date of death as nowhere was it recorded that she'd had a fourth marriage, and so there wasn't a surname to look for - her husband's name and approximate date of marriage were in her letters.

I love making my ancestors come to life, and their profiles will probably always be work in progress. I also love puzzles and researching which is probably an essential vice. The thrill of turning up that missing piece of evidence can't be beaten.

Born in England but living in France for 17 years at time of writing means it's impossible to research on the ground, but so much more is available and more easily accessible on line now.

Digital Afterlife When I finally shuffle off 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 the next 80 years or so (unlikely!), in the event of my sudden death I hereby give (and bequeath) permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to anyone in the England Project, their executors, administrators, heirs and assigns, share and share alike equally betwixt them, to be disposed of as they think fit.

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Re: Samuel Shenton b1729 marriage to Sarah Wild vs Sarah Brundley

Hi there, According to Family Search, Samuel Shenton KZ34-ZLY (also son of Nathaniel Shenton K487-Q4Q and Lidia Teate MXKJ-DXQ) was born about 1728 in Alstonfield, Staffordshire and baptized in Loughborough, Leicestershire and married Sarah Brundley/Brindley (born in Alstonfield), not Sarah Wild (born in Leicestershire) - both Sarah's were born around 1732-33 and both married a Samuel Shenton in 1753 but in different places (i.e. Brundley-Alstonfield and Wild-Rothley). This Samuel Shenton is my 6th great grandfather and now I'm very confused! I always had him married to Sarah Wild but now Family Search is saying Sarah Brundley. I noticed in your research notes you stated "The barely legible page of marriages including Samuel Shenton and Sarah Wild has been crossed out and rewritten on the next page, probably at a later date, as Mary Wild. I believe this to be a mistake as the children's baptisms have Samuel and Sarah as parents." so I'm wondering if Sarah Brundley could be correct instead of Sarah Wild. Let me know your thoughts, and thank you, Barb West

posted by Barb (Singleton) West
Hi Barb, or should I say cousin as he's my 5x gt grandfather too!

I'm going to send you a PM as there's not enough room here to discuss theories :)

Gill

posted by Gill Whitehouse
edited by Gill Whitehouse
Hi Gill,

Thanks for your contributions to Puritan Great Migration (PGM) project profiles.

Like all WikiTree projects we check in with team members periodically to find out about their continued interest in the project. Would you please respond by February 12, 2024, to let us know about your interest:

1. Would you like to continue as a PGM project team member?;

2. Do you have any suggestions for PGM Project priorities in the next year (optional)?;

3. Do you have interest in taking a more active role within the PGM project, and if so, what you might be interested in doing (optional)?

Please respond to this comment on your profile, or if you'd like, send a private message to either Bobbie (Madison) Hallor S (Hill) Willson.

Thanks for all you do for PGM and WikiTree!

Regards,

Bobbie and Sharon, Co-Leaders, Puritan Great Migration Project

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Hi Bobbie & Sharon

1. I'm happy to continue as a member though I'm not terribly active, hopefully I caan chip in from time to time.

2. -

3. Not really, so many projects, so little time :)

Keep up the good work! Gill

posted by Gill Whitehouse
Thank you Gill...................................
posted by S (Hill) Willson
I see that you added me to the Hutchins free space profile. Did you have a chance to check it out. I'd be interested in your thoughts. Thanks in advance.
posted by Anne Massey
Hi Anne, sorry - I forgot to answer!

What a lot of work you've done :)

posted by Gill Whitehouse
Thank you for creating a Hutchins free space page for me. I just wasn't sure how to. I've been playing with it, adding information and stories. My 7th Grandfather was Nicholas Hutchins as was Mary Watkins my 7th Grandmother. I started researching them years ago. My Virginia family has deep roots in Virginia. Have you got any Hutchins in your past? I'd like your thoughts and input about the page if you have any suggestions. Thanks again.
posted by Anne Massey
It's coming on well! I have no connection to the family but just wanted to help out. The important thing is to add as many reliable sources as you can!
posted by Gill Whitehouse
Thank you for editing Rebecca Martin Evans. I am a novice at the suggestions and was unsure if I fixed it or not.
posted by Sharon (Hosie) Withrow
You're very welcome! There's a lot to learn when you first start. This page might help with what should be on a profile, and the correct order https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Biographies#Proper_order

I still have to refer to it myself :)

posted by Gill Whitehouse
Hi Gill,

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
Hi Gill

We all did a great job this weekend, thank you, a job well done, we hope you had fun. The grand total for the event was 77,293 profiles sourced. The Mighty Oaks contributed 7,332 of those.

If you open up your contribution or tracker list you can review your work and possibly do some tidying up, on the profiles.

Thanks again for this weekend, you rock

Joan, Janet, Maddy and Fran

Hi Gill, We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Source-A-Thon. The event starts Friday, September 29 at 8AM EDT (Noon UTC) and runs until Monday, October 2 at 8AM EDT (Noon UTC)

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1628429/register-now-for-the-2023-source-a-thon? here Source-A-Thon Registration] Remember to mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks. Registration close at Midnight this Wednesday 27th September that is this Wednesday.


Look forward to working with you again


Joan, Janet, Maddy & Fran Co-Captains for the Mighty Oaks

Mighty Oaks

Hi Gill

The Connect-a-Thon was fun, we hope you enjoyed yourself and are recovering. Thank you for helping, it is appreciated.

Our teams did really well. Our big Mighty Oaks Team came first overall, and our Little Mighty Oak Branches Team was in the top 5 on the Normalised Score. The combined score of our two teams was 11,109. A total of was 95,575 new profiles added by all during the thon.

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

The next Thon, towards the end of the year will be a Source-a-Thon, And watch G2G for the WikiTree Games sometime in August.

Thanks again for a great weekend, we look forward to working with you again soon.

Joan, Janet, Maddy, & Fran (Co Captains)

Hi Gill

We are delighted to announce a new Profile Improvements Team namely the England Tangled Families Team which will be formed by merging the Arborists, Gedcoms and Unknown Teams,

As we know tangled families are created from old GEDCOM’s which cover many generations resulting in the need to merge profiles and having to disconnect others together with finding unknown spouses and family members.

The merging of the existing three teams into one exciting new team will hopefully reduce duplications and definitely will increase collaboration between you our experienced and dedicated members.

Team Leader for the England Tangled Families Team will be Fran Weidman who has agreed to manage the team bringing her excellent knowledge and experience from creating and managing the Unknowns Team together with Fran’s five year membership of the England Project.

Currently as a member of one or more of the named teams we are asking you to join our new amalgamated Tangled Families Team and letting us know by contacting Joan Williams or Malc Rowlands through Discord Messaging, England Project Google Group or Private WT Message if you want to join our new team.

Kind regards

Joan and Malc

posted by Malc Rowlands
Dear Gill,

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,

Steve, England Project Leader

posted by Steven Whitfield
Hi Steve

I haven't really got any suggestions and I'm happy with my team choices. As for priority:

1 Orphan Trail

2 All the others - I flit between them, though probably Wiltshire gets more of my time :)

All the best, Gill

posted by Gill Whitehouse
Thank you Gill. you were very helpful regarding connections. Now I just have to see what I can find!
posted by Jean Blane
Hi Gill,

We all did a great job this weekend, thank you, a job well done. The grand total for the event was 76,995 profiles created. The Mighty Oaks contributed 6,258 of those.

If you open up your contribution list you can review your work and possibly do some tidying up, before you orphan the profiles ;)

Thanks again for this weekend, you rock!


Joan, Janet, Maddy and Fran

Dear Gill,

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,

Amelia, England Project Leader

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Gill

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Source-A-Thon. The event will start on Friday, September 30 at 8AM EDT (Noon UTC) and runs until Monday, October 3 at 8AM EDT (Noon UTC) [time zone calculator] You do not need to participate full 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

Joan, Janet, Maddy & Fran Co-Captains for the Mighty Oaks

Sorry Janet, too much going on with my new role in the OT this time! Maybe next time!
posted by Gill Whitehouse
Hi Gill, Thanks for letting me know about a correction for an 'unknown'. I've updated that now.

Keep up the good work :-) Chris

posted by Christopher Hutchfield
Hi Gill,

The Connect A Thon was fun, we hope you enjoyed yourself and are recovering. Thank you for joining us, it is much appreciated. Our combined score was 11718. Considering the heatwave in England we did really well. You did a great job. The total overall figure was 87,731 new profiles added (some 3,000 more than last time) and numerous connections made.

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

Thanks again for last weekend, we look forward to working with you again during the next thon in 3 months time

Joan & Maddy

posted by Maddy Hardman
Thanks Maddy, hopefully I'll be better prepared next time, though I surpassed my expectations with 203. Thanks to everyone for the organisation.
posted by Gill Whitehouse
Gill, that’s a fantastic score and all the better for knowing how good your profiles are! Thanks again, see you next time :-)

Maddy

posted by Maddy Hardman
Hi Gill

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon. The event will start on Friday, July 15th, at 8 AM (EDT) and will run until Monday, July 18th, at 8 AM (EDT) [time zone calculator] You do not need to participate full time.

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post here before Midnight this Wednesday https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1431009/have-you-registered-for-the-july-2022-connect-a-thon-yet? 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

Joan, Carol, Maddy & Fran Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

thanks for adding the birth name of Catherine Rossiter!

Chandra Wilby (nee Morgan)

posted by Chandra (Morgan) Wilby
Hi Gill,

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

Thanks, no I'm currently happy with what I'm doing, being involved in the Orphan Trail doesn't leave much time for other teams :)

posted by Gill Whitehouse
Hi Gill. I see you've deleted lots of links today. That is not the correct thing to do when you find a broken link. Please see advice here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1169257/database-suggestions-weblinks
Hi

I appreciate your concern, but the website no longer exists, and the recommendation to delete the links was given by the managers of WikiTree.

Kind regards, Gill.

posted by Gill Whitehouse
Dear Gill,

I see that you now are the manager of Harvey-6261. I have been researching the extended Antwerp family of his wife, Agnes Gheens (Gheens-2), and am happy to share what I've found.

Best regards,

Joel Lefever

posted by Joel Lefever
Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge! And thank you for all of your hard work with the England Project, it is appreciated.
posted by Robin Lee
Thank you! I'm enjoying every minute :)
posted by Gill Whitehouse
Thank you for your work on my Wikitree during the challenge. It is well appreciated, happy hunting!
posted by Shelley Murphy
Hi Gill

Well, it was a fun weekend, we hope you enjoyed yourself and are recovering from your hard work. Thank you for joining us. It is appreciated. The combined score for our teams was a fab 9,296 up 419 on last year, well done. The total overall figure was 56,972 profiles sourced.

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

Thanks again for this weekend, you rock

Janet & Fran

Congratulations on completing the OT2 process Gill. Hooray for you!
posted by Brad Cunningham U.E.
Thx! It's nice to see someone working on the Herons:)
posted by [Living Ogle]
Well, I'm not really I'm afraid - I was doing Ranald Grahme as part of the Orphan Trail and noticed some of his brother's children were missing, so I added one and connected yours. Perhaps I'll get back to them when I've finished the trail, if I ever do :)
posted by Gill Whitehouse
Hi Gill,

As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now, I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the New Member How-To been helpful, or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. To contact me, log into WikiTree and go to your profile. Use the ‘Reply’ link below my comment so that I will be notified. Alternatively, you can click my name to visit my profile, where you can send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page.

Pam ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
Thanks Pam, to be honest I hadn't even read the new member how to! I'm finding my way around slowly but surely, I've done a few profiles on GRIP though at the moment I spend more time looking up how to format things than actually doing things! Still, I've added a few people of my own, just connected my bit of tree to another bit, completed some merges etc.

I'm fine, when I get stuck there are always people to ask, thanks for asking :)

posted by Gill Whitehouse
Glad to hear and it looks like you are doing great!
posted by Pam (Dale) Fraley
Hello Gill,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Pre-1700 ancestors can be shared by many descendants, so collaboration is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Based solely on your biography, I would like to suggest that the England Project could fit your current research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find other possibilities. Review the project page to learn about resources and guidelines as well as how to collaborate with the project members.

Please take your time. Accuracy is so much more important than speed on WikiTree. And please add locations, dates, and at least one reliable source to each profile, particularly any pre-1700s profile, before you leave it. (See: Pre-1700 Reliable Sources).

Have questions? Reply to this comment or ask in the comments section of my profile.

 :)

Claire ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Claire (Chapel) Nava
Welcome again G. Congrats on being a Family Member of WikiTree!

I am one of a team of volunteer greeters, here to answer your questions about WikiTree.

Our Member How-To pages can help you get started adding profiles or just learning your way around.

Welcome to the community!

Rosalie~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Rosalie (Martin) Neve
Welcome!

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about WikiTree.

To contact me, log into WikiTree, and go to your profile. Use the ‘Reply’ link below my comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment, on my profile page.

Rosalie ~ WikiTree Greeter

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posted by Rosalie (Martin) Neve
Thankyou :) It looks awfully complicated so it may take me a while to get started.

Gill

posted by Gill Whitehouse

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