Joan (Williams) Whitaker

Joan (Williams) Whitaker

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Joan E. Whitaker formerly Williams
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors Descendants descendants
Mother of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
Account confirmed 2 Feb 2017 | Joan's 30473 contributions | 915 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 2 Feb 2017 | Last significant change: 17 Jun 2018
03:40: Terry (Watson) Bidgood posted a message on the page for Joan (Williams) Whitaker. [Thank Terry for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Categories: Wombwell, Yorkshire | English Nurses | Profile Improvement Project | England Project | Miners' Family.


Yorkshire flag
Joan (Williams) Whitaker was born in Yorkshire England.
Joan (Williams) Whitaker is proud to be a coal miner daughter
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Joan has written and improved 200 profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.

I may choose to tell my life story at some future time, but for the present it is enough to know that I have a an interest in family history. I started looking at the history of our family shortly after my fathers death over 20 years ago. At the time my first grandchild was expected. I was concerned that information that I knew about our family would be lost for future generations. The reason I have decided to put my research on Wikitree is to try to preserve it if my children and grandchildren do not take an interest. My favorite activity on Wikitree is sourcing as much information as I can about a person and writing a biography.

The names in my family that I am interested in include Williams, James, Shephard, Orwin, Count, Gyte, and Nuttall. In my husbands family they include Whitaker, Keeling, Towning, Corbett, Sokell, Palmer, Winder, Hargate Truelove and Birks.

I have only a few people on my tree that do not live in England. Among the places that interest me are Wombwell and Darfield in South Yorkshire, Youlgreave and Chelmorton in Derbyshire and Tipton and West Bromwich in Staffordshire. The counties where I have interest include Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Durham, Staffordshire and Suffolk.

' Direct Ancestors and Their Place of Birth '

Generation Direct Ancestors Found All Born in England: County of Birth
Self 1/1 Yorkshire (1)
Parents 2/2 Yorkshire (2)
Grand Parents 4/4 Derbyshire (1) Durham (1) Yorkshire (2)
Great Grandparents 8/8 Derbyshire (3) Gloucestershire (1) Nottinghamshire (1) Staffordshire (1) Sufflok (1) Yorkshire (1)
2nd Great Grandparents 16/16 Derbyshire (5) Gloucestershire (2) Leicestershire (1) Nottinghamshire (3) Staffordshire (2) Suffolk (2) Yorkshire (1)
3rd Geat Grandparents 20/32 Derbyshire (8) Leicestershire (1) Nottinghamshire (5) Shropshire (2) Suffolk (2) Yorkshire (2)
4th Great Granparents 13/64 Derbyshire (6) Nottinghamshre (3) Shropshire (2) Yorkshire (2)
5th Great Grandparents 8/128 Derbyshire (4) Nottinghamshire (2) Yorkshire (2)
6th Great Grandparents 4/256 Derbyshire (3) Yorkshire (1)
7th Great Grandparents 3/512 Derbyshire (3)
8th Great Grandparents 0/1024

52 Ancestors - 2018


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Joan is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Taking part in 2018
I think I can help.
Enjoying building up biographies.
Correcting errors when found
World Disasters Project
Working on the England Project
Some family members died in Mining Disasters
Hargate one name study
I like receiving up to date information
I am interested in profile improvement.
Interested in sourcing
This is where my family are
Where I was born

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Joan Whitaker's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Joan or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Joan:
  • Joan (Williams) Whitaker: AncestryDNA, GEDmatch A682808 , Ancestry member joanewhitaker47

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On 17 Jun 2018 at 03:40 GMT Terry (Watson) Bidgood wrote:

Hi Joan, You posted a comment about George JAKEMAN, saying there is an error report (Unique Name) on his profile. His second name is maybe what you refer to. His mother was Mary Jakeman. His second given name as I have found, but don't have documentary evidence for, was given as Jakemond.

Any comments? Cheers, Terry.

On 14 Jun 2018 at 06:47 GMT Tricia Higgins wrote:

thank you Joan all help is appreciate

On 11 Jun 2018 at 07:51 GMT A. C. Raper wrote:

Hi Joan,

I made those category changes - I think the editbot might have mixed it up as it made the last changes.


On 10 Jun 2018 at 14:08 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Joan,

Thank you for continuing to be part of the team, appreciate everything you are doing to help reduce the errors

I finished adding the links to the table yesterday and have messaged everyone you have added as part of the team

Thank you for the opportunity to do little more on wikitree


On 9 Jun 2018 at 15:33 GMT Thom Anderson wrote:

Hi Joan,

I have been concentrating on categorizing towns in West Yorkshire as well as creating/improving profiles of ancestors and cousins from Halifax.

Next week, I am heading to the Arctic for five weeks, so, sadly, there will be little activity during that time.


On 9 Jun 2018 at 11:29 GMT A. C. Raper wrote:

Hi Joan,

RE: Yorkshire

I'm currently working on my Killerby family - updating research/profiles - they go back to the 1620s in Leeds, and have some descendants in New Zealand I think.

Anything you want me to work on let me know

On 8 Jun 2018 at 04:46 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

"Congratulations" Joan on receiving the green "Generous Genealogist" recently. Keep up the good work! Great profile too! Thanks for all you do!!

On 6 Jun 2018 at 13:19 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

I love the Sourcerer's Team page for England, Joan. You are on a roll! I've left a message on there about one of my brick walls. Thanks for all your hard work. It's really appreciated. Susie :-)

On 6 Jun 2018 at 12:58 GMT Patricia (Prickett) Hickin wrote:

Hi, Joan,

Yes, Prickett-48 is a brick wall for me. Thanks! Pat

On 5 Jun 2018 at 19:36 GMT Alan Waterhouse wrote:

Hello Joan. Thank you very much for the suggestion for the correct name of Ampert Johnson. You were right and aside from the birth record you found I also found his baptism record.

Regards Alan

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