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 47464 contributions | 1453 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 2 Feb 2017 | Last significant change: 24 Nov 2018
07:46: Joan (Williams) Whitaker edited the Biography for Joan (Williams) Whitaker. [Thank Joan for this]
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Wiki Genealogist November 2018 Club 1,000 England Project Member Project Coordinator Arborist Sourcerer Data Doctor Connector Pre-1500 Profile Improvement Project Member Disasters Project Member One Name Studies Project Member Ambassador Generous Genealogist -  Green Star Community Star GEDCOM Equipped Spring Clean-a-Thon 2018 Source-a-Thon 2018 Winner Sourcing Sprint Winner October 2018 Club 1,000
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Categories: Wombwell, Yorkshire | English Nurses | Profile Improvement Project | Arborists | England Project | Saturday Sourcing Sprint Winners.


Joan was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!
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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 300 profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
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Joan sourced the most profiles in the 20 Oct 2018 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge
Joan (Williams) Whitaker participated with Windsor Warriors during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 1469 sources to profiles.
Joan (Williams) Whitaker participated with Windsor Warriors=2018 during the Clean-a-Thon, correcting over 1000 suggestions.

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 22/32 Derbyshire (6) Gloucestershire (2) Leicestershire (2) Nottinghamshire (5) Shropshire (2) Staffordshire (1) Suffolk (2) Yorkshire (2)
4th Great Granparents 15/64 Derbyshire (6) Leicestershire (2) Nottinghamshre (4) Shropshire (2) Yorkshire (1)
5th Great Grandparents 11/128 Derbyshire (4) Nottinghamshire (5) Yorkshire (2)
6th Great Grandparents 4/256 Derbyshire (3) Yorkshire (1)
7th Great Grandparents 3/512 Derbyshire (3)
8th Great Grandparents 0/1024


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Joan is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I think I can help.
Just interested
Enjoying building up biographies.
Correcting Errors
Looking for English duplicates
Working on the England Project
Gyte name study
Hargate name study
Always seem to be cleaning up other peoples merges.
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
Might consider challenges
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 [compare], Ancestry member joanewhitaker47

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On 23 Nov 2018 at 13:38 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

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Joan sourced the most profiles in the 20 Oct 2018 Saturday Sourcing Sprint Challenge

It's always good to have you join us, Joan. Thanks for all your sources.

On 21 Oct 2018 at 21:41 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Thank you for participating in the September/October Biography Builders. Your effort is greatly appreciated, and makes WikiTree a better source for information about our ancestors.


On 3 Oct 2018 at 16:07 GMT Alison Palmer wrote:

You're right - the profile was unforgiveably lacking in proper sources. I had hastily added a source on his son's profile (his baptism) and I was coming back to add better detail but got sidetracked. I couldn't add a baptism that I didn't have but yes, I could have added the census or marriage records (which I have now done).

I understand the Wikitree code of honor says we 'cite sources' (and I strive to do so) but it also says we 'care about accuracy'. I guess we need to weigh up whether adding the wrong source is better than adding no sources.

Anyway, thank you for explaining your thought process in adding the sources that you did. I hope my query didn't come across as an accusation - I apologise if it did. I just thought you may have been a relative and known more about the situation. I understand you were trying to help and thank you for that. It gave me the kick I needed to go back and cite properly!


On 3 Oct 2018 at 13:03 GMT Alison Palmer wrote:

Hi Joan - you added a (Derby) birth/christening source to however all my info suggests he was born in Radford, Nottinghamshire and his marriage record records his father as John (not James). Could you explain why you believe this christening to be correct? (I can't see the actual image so not sure if it holds extra identifying information.) Or is it possible you added this in error?

On 30 Sep 2018 at 15:28 GMT R Hull wrote:

I think you added the marriage source to and then her father rather than her husband

On 30 Sep 2018 at 15:25 GMT R Hull wrote:

G'day Joan, The source you added to Postlethwaite-48 does not fit the profile - I think you may have pasted the source into the wrong window. - It looks like Different people entirely.

On 21 Sep 2018 at 11:20 GMT Wendy (Heller) Kelly wrote:


Thank you for your Help. I did notice a Typo in Sigmund name. * the extra i) But his name indeed did start with an S, not a Z. I also realized I did not have my grandfather's twin brother Joesph in, the Tree so I add him. Thank you

On 21 Sep 2018 at 00:48 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Thank you for participating in the August/September Biography Builders. Your effort is greatly appreciated, and makes WikiTree a better source for information about our ancestors.


On 5 Aug 2018 at 00:03 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

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Joan improved Quaker profiles in the July 2018 Challenge to "add Quakers Sticker"

Thanks for improving Quaker profiles, Joan!

On 18 Jul 2018 at 11:51 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Joan

Thank you for all your work on the England suggestions it is very much appreciated

From the list below you can see we are making a difference

There were 88052 suggestions on 2018-07-08.

There were 87013 suggestions on 2018-07-15.

Janet Team Leader - England Data Doctor Team

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