Kim Williams
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Kim Williams

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Kim J. Williams
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Daughter of DNA confirmed and [private mother (1930s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and
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Biography

Profile Improvement Voyager
Kim has completed the Profile Improvement Project's Voyage
Kim Williams is a New Hampshirite.
Kim was born in New Hampshire. She now lives in Florida.
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Most recent immigrant ancestor arrived in Massachusetts (from Wales) about 1915. John Abram Williams

My earliest identified female ancestor in a direct maternal line (provided all the connections are correct!) is Mary Bitfield.

My earliest identified male ancestor in a direct paternal line (provided all the connections are correct) is Thomas Williams This is a brick wall.

Wikitree Activity

I volunteer on Wikitree as an Accessibility Angel and formerly as a "Ranger". I like to work on people from the the 1700s and more recent. Most of my work focuses on the New England States, Cornwall, England and northern Wales. These areas are where my ancestors lived. I rely heavily on the town histories that were written in New England during the 1880's.

Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by Kim Williams at registration.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a MyHeritageDNA test match between Kim Williams and her father. Predicted relationship from MyHeritage: Father.
Shared DNA 49.9% (3,538.9‎ cM)
Shared Segments 22
Largest segment 284.3‎ cM
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a MyHeritageDNA test match between Kim Williams and her mother. Predicted relationship from MyHeritage: Mother
Shared DNA 50.0% (3,541.9‎ cM)
Shared Segments 22
Largest segment 284.3‎ cM

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Kim,

Thank you for your contributions to the March 2022 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.

WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Hello Kim,

We wrote to you about the changes in the Profile Improvement Project (PIP) a couple of weeks ago. If you would like to continue with the Project, we can place you in the Biography Team, Level 1 where you can work on improving profiles from your own watchlist to Level 1 of the Profile Standards.

We would like to hear from you with any ideas or suggestions. If you do not wish to participate in the Project, please let us know. If we don’t hear from you within 7 days we will remove you from the Project, but we will welcome you back at any time.

Sincerely,

Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
I guess you can remove me from the project.
posted by Kim Williams
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
Dear Kim,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

For those of you who joined the Project before the Voyage started in late 2018, we would like to invite you to consider a "fast track" Voyage, especially if you plan to join the Biography Team. If you’re interested, choose a profile that you have completed to the best of your ability and compare it to the Voyage Biography Standards. If you’re at Level 2 or better, include a link to the profile in your response to this check-in for a “fast track” review.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.

Sincerely,

Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Kim,

Thank you for again contributing to the Sourcerers Challenge in January! 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
Kim: It was brought to my attention that Tabitha [Smithers] who married Woodward Abrahams is the daughter of Joseph Smethurst and Tabitha Skinner. In fact when Joseph Smethurst died intestate, the settlement mentions Tabitha being the wife of Woodward Abraham Abrahams. This is a link to the actual handwritten transcription. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=69b04d34d3&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1723389940655370276&th=17eab605263eb024&view=att&disp=safe&realattid=f_kz1ct3o01


I am trying to clean up the record to reflect this. Part of the confusion comes because in the Marblehead (or was or Charlestown records) the records were grouped under both Smithers and Smethurst. I may have furthered the confusion by perpetuating the Smithers name. I may need your consent to make the correction.

Chet Ogan

posted by Chet Ogan
Wow, good detective work! Yes please make the necessary corrections. Thank you very much for improving the profiles.
posted by Kim Williams
Kim,

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
Hi Kim,

I am new to WikiTree. You asked another WikiTreer a question re: adding sources for JAMES BOONE, Boone-3417. I saw that comment, and it relates to my tree. I am also working with Boone family members, and I could use some help on how to link Family Search information in the proper way. Are you able to help, or if not, could you make a suggestion? Many thanks and good wishes for the new year. ~Marcy Gingles

posted by Marcy Gingles
I’d be very happy to help you. I use familysearch a lot, as well as old town histories if I can find them. I’m send you a private message with my email and we can communicate more easily. I don’t remember that profile you mention but I’ll go take a look.
posted by Kim Williams
Your tutorial was great, Kim! I’m really glad we are communicating via email, but I wanted to thank you here as well.

~Marcy

posted by Marcy Gingles
Hi Kin,

Oh no! Did you miss the Wales Project Semi-Annual Check-In posted below? Did I miss your response?

I hope all is well with you.

Please take a minute to post a reply to confirm you are still interested in the project and wish to remain an active member.

Let us know about your contributions during the last 6 months.

No response within the next 2 weeks will result in the removal of your Wales Project Badge.

You would be welcome to rejoin the project in the future. At such time, review the Membership Requirements on the Wales Project page and then click on the G2G Welcome Post link.

Stuart Awbrey, Membership Coordinator

posted by Stuart Awbrey
Sorry I failed to reply earlier. I was traveling the month of November and got behind on everything. Sadly I am not active in the project. I wish I were, but I find myself without reliable sources most of the time. Perhaps I will renew my interest later. Thanks for checking up on me.
posted by Kim Williams
Thanks Kim for responding. Sorry to see you leave the project. Please do consider rejoining in the future.

Stuart

posted by Stuart Awbrey
Kim,

Thank you for contributing 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
Hi Kim,

Wales Project Semi-Annual Check-In

Thank you for being a member of the Wales Project. You may recall membership requires at least one contribution to project goals during each 6 month period. A contribution includes creation of and modification to Wales related profiles.

Have you been able to contribute?

It is recognized some members are active. Thank you for your work. (There is no viable method to determine which members have been active in the Wales Project.)

Do you desire to stay on your current project team(s)? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

Stuart Awbrey, Membership Coordinator

posted by Stuart Awbrey
You incorrectly changed Hannah Totman's baptism date to that of her brother, John. I have corrected it.
posted by Gillby Weldon
Unintentional error. Sorry. Thank you for letting me know.
posted by Kim Williams
Why did you change the LNAB of Dorothy Whetcomb to Whitcomb when her birth and marriage records are Whetcomb? Now this all needs to be changed.
posted by Chris Hoyt
Sorry I guess I messed up. The siblings are all Whitcomb. There was no objection to the merge proposal. I am sorry if it was wrong.
posted by Kim Williams
edited by Kim Williams
If you are the PM could you just change the LNAB to Whetcomb?
posted by Kim Williams
Thank you, Kim. I see this email as I am getting ready for work and am jumping for joy. Cannot wait to do more with wikitree.
posted by Christine Coggins
Hi Kim,

Thank you so much for all your contributions to WikiTree in the last six months, and especially to the Wales Project. It’s been wonderful to have you as part of the team as we work together to increase the quality and quantity of Welsh Profiles.

I have you down as being on the Caernarfonshire Team. Is this right? How are things going? Do you have any questions? What can we do to support you? Would you like to change any of your teams? Do you want to continue in the Wales Project moving forwards?

I see you’re not currently on the Discord server. You’d be very welcome to join us where we have live text and voice conversations which really helps with collaboration. Just let me know and I can send you an invitation.

I look forward to hearing back from you with all the above.

Thanks once again,

Olivia, Project Coordinator for Wales :-)

posted by Susie MacLeod
To be honest I haven't done much with the Caernarfonshire Team. A lot of the available resources seem to be focused on deep history or ancient town names but I am still stuck on my ancestors in the mid-1800s. I was hoping I could work on these brick walls but haven't (yet) found anything. I haven't joined the Discord server because truly I don't spend much time on it. Perhaps it would be helpful to join.

Thank you for reaching out. This has been a discouraging journey with the Welsh ancestors for sure.

posted by Kim Williams
Hi Kim,

I'd be happy to take a look at those ancestors with you if it would help. Discord is a great place to do this because we can communicate real-time. There are also others on there who would be more than happy to help. I specialise in 19th Century England and Welsh records and there are a number of others who do too, so I'm sure we could have a good old stab at it with you. Maybe this will be your year!

I'm happy to send you the Discord invite and I'll do it via private message.

Best wishes, Olivia :-)

posted by Susie MacLeod
Hello Kim Williams. My name is Fred Bailor. I am very interested in a picture of William Moore and Sara that you posted this past February! The Sara in the picture was posted into my watchlist. The Sara in the picture is identified as Sara Westerbarge(r). When I checked William Moore's profile he was married to Sara Bonowitz. Now my reason for writing! In my personal tree, I have a Susannah Westerbarge(r) that is married to a Johann Bailor. They are my GG grandparents. Both were deceased by 1859 in Pennsylvania. Susannah was from Maryland and Johann from Pennsylvania. Last year I had my Y-DNA done. The predominance of Surnames was overwhelmingly Moore!!! The 6th Ggranfather seemed to be a Collins Moore from Sussex, Massachusetts. So some liaison occurred (by my calculations) about 1810 or 1811. That places a Westerbarge(r) aunt or grandmother having an affair with a Moore in that time period. My parents searched the old fashioned way for 25 years and could not find any records on the origins of my Ggranfather, John Bailor (1812-1897)! I thought my tree was very accurate until the Y-DNA results. I see that your interests include the Moore surname. Have you any knowledge in the Moore family of suchan adoption. Somehow the Westerbarge(r) and Moore association was made by Wikitree when the picture was posted. This a long shot, I know! But, I have to follow every possiblity in solving this issue. Thank you for any information or leads you have to offer. My GEDmatch number is A169365.
posted by Fred Bailor
Hi Fred, very nice to hear from you. I was working on this line to help a friend who wanted to research the Moores in her ancestry. She hasn’t (yet) had DNA done but wouldn’t that be interesting to see if you both are related! I’ll do a little more research and I’ll ask her about your question too. She may have some clue, who knows!
posted by Kim Williams
Kim, thank you for prompt response. I also have an ancestry account which is public. I am willing to try any pathway to obtaining an accurate family tree! My goal is to write a book about my family! So I am trying to use both the paper trail and the DNA findings to justify my research! Again, thanks.
posted by Fred Bailor
Hi Kim!

What town near Keene are you from? Or have we already discussed that? LO

I’m from Marlborough. I think you and I once talked about the square dances in Nelson and knowing Bob McQuillen. My family was in that area many years. Nice to hear from you.
posted by Kim Williams
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Kim reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the July 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hello, Kim!

Thanks for the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree over the weekend. I hope you’ll join us for the Source-a-thon this fall.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Kim reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the June 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Kim,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources, merge duplicates, clean up gedcom biographies, and interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!

Debi

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thanks. It may be beyond my ability to work on the pre-1700 as I don't have paid sites to use. I wanted to work on some family names. I appreciate the links.
posted by Kim Williams
Have you tried "RootsSearch" tool? There are over 20 websites to access from there; some are paid but many are free. I use it all the time and it helps me remember different places to check.

I especially like FamilySearch and GenealogyGophers for pre-1700 profiles. FamilySearch requires an account but there is no charge for it. GenealogyGophers is a vast OCR search of book that have genealogical information. They limit how many you can access in a week without making a donation. I've only run in to that limit one time and then I just waited til the next week to continue working on that profile.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Yep, use it all the time! Familysearch is my primary tool (and I use the citations and not the crazy unsourced "family trees". I also have a slew of town histories from New England so that's my primary go-to. Archive.org and hathitrust.org. The sources pages on Wikitree are very helpful.
posted by Kim Williams
I’m so sorry, thank you for catching my error. I will go back and be sure of what I was trying to do, sounds like I had too many screens open at once! Thanks for letting me know.
posted by Kim Williams
Hi Kim...you recently removed Rachel Ferguson Young (Ferguson-397) as Rachel Young Lymburner's ( Young-2324) mother...I have added her back as I believe you have confused her with Rachael Young born on November 10 1771 to Jacob and Sarah Young. I can't find this Rachael on Wikitree but I have found a copy of her birth registry in the archives of Marblehead Mass USA. As for Rachel Young Lymburner, I have 3+ sources that have Rachel Ferguson Young as her mother

https://boombridgegenealogy.com/getperson.php?personID=I38693&tree=4Februry2018

http://clanwaddell.com/family/getperson.php?personID=I138308&tree=10283

https://www.ancestry.ca/imageviewer/collections/2495/images/40143_268598__0005-00122?pId=16419159&backurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ancestry.ca%2Ffamily-tree%2Fperson%2Ftree%2F109085218%2Fperson%2F362205328703%2Ffacts%2Fcitation%2F1022285766644%2Fedit%2Frecord (this is a photo of Jacob Young and Rachel Ferguson's marriage registry)

posted by Lori Lymburner
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Kim reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the May 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Kim,

As you will have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the Wales Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address? I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders, are in the Google Group, and receive an invitation to join our Discord server.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Wales Project that you respond to these check-ins.

Many thanks,

Susie, Wales Project Co-Leader

posted by Susie MacLeod
I sent you an email with my address. I would like to participate in the Caernarvonshire geographical team.
posted by Kim Williams
Hi Kim: Re Jonathan Goodenow. Thanks for the post. There's a reason why Jonathan's parents are listed as uncertain. It looks like there is more info in the Goodenow book, which I don't have access too. You might contact the WikiTreer who added info from there. I think the placement of Jonathan in that family comes from the Hastings Memorial which says that Jonathan was the brother of the wife of Eunice's brother Nathaniel. But as I started looking into that I saw that Eunice was attached to the wrong parents. So a change there is pending.
posted by M Cole
It appears Kyle rejected the merge of Wisdom-377 and Wisdom-224. I think they should be merged. Janet
posted by Janet (Dusten) Segler
Thanks for your note regarding Addison Sawyer-5738 as a possible son of Emanuel Sawyer-5635. I find that Emanuel and Submit Sawyer did have a son named Addison, born 1 November 1818 in Plymouth, Vermont (thanks for the hint!). This could be the same Addison Sawyer, but if so, he would have been only 18 at his marriage to Laura H. in December 1836 (when she apparently was 21 years old) -- and a birth in 1818 is inconsistent with the census record, death card, and gravestone that imply that your Addison was born in August 1814. Maybe he lied about his age, but it's also very possible that these are two different Addison Sawyers. I guess I'll make a profile for Addison born 1818, possibly to be merged later on...
posted by Ellen Smith
Thanks for the compliment! ;-)

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lanckford-1

posted by SJ Baty
Kim, please know that PPP does not prevent you from editing a profile, nor from adding a child to a PPP profile. Thats a false urban legend, and it prevents progress.

PPP only protects LNAB and the profile's parents. That Joseph Rickard profile you commented on (thanks!) was protected to prevent people from changing his last name to Richard. If you find profiles for more of his kids, PLEASE add them as his children!

posted by Ellen Smith
Kim, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I will gladly merge Barrows and Barrow - if you can keep the last name is Barrows. I have pieces of hand work done by this woman and the name is Barrows Barrows 1195 and Barrows 156. KPM aka Rantz- 7
posted by Karen (Rantz) Munro
Kim, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Merged Abigail - she is now Ingram-128. That is the first time I've done one of those, please tell me I didn't screw up.

Regards, Jack Parker

posted by Jack Parker
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Kim reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the July 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks Kim!

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag