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|
|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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On 3 Oct 2018 at 16:07 GMT Alison Palmer wrote:
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:
On 30 Sep 2018 at 15:28 GMT R Hull wrote:
On 30 Sep 2018 at 15:25 GMT R Hull wrote:
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:
On 5 Aug 2018 at 00:03 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
Thanks for improving Quaker profiles, Joan!
On 18 Jul 2018 at 11:51 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:
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
On 12 Jul 2018 at 16:05 GMT A. C. Raper wrote:
Next week I might not be able to add much due to work, but will continue after that.
On 6 Jul 2018 at 14:14 GMT Lauren Thorpe wrote: