Have been researching Geneology for several years and before Wikitree had been able to trace my family back at least in one line to the 1st person who lived in America, in the late 1600's. And now thru Wikitree, I can trace my family Waaaay back, lol! At least in one or two lines! Ha! I love Wikitree because it really helps you to make connections. And truly is a community of Geneologists.
Things I didn't know before Wikitree:
I did not know I'm related to:
Did not know I’m related to founding fathers and several Presidents
John Hancock, is also a Pierce
I'm NOT related to: Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Mckinley, Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Donald Trump, ( maybe that's why I dont like him, lol!
HISTORICAL FIGURES: Thomas Alva Edison, Sir Francis Drake, James "Wild Bill" Hickock, Sir Walter Raleigh, But Closely related to Warren Buffett 10th (i live n Ne, too), General Seth Pomeroy 2nd,
AND Winston Churchill is my 5th cousin.
MAGNA CARTA Barons----- I'm a direct descendant of 5 Surety Barons, but thru 4 lines, and of King John
Sir Thomas Beauchamp, KG. Lord of Warwick Castle my 22nd great grandfather (pronounced Beechum) I want my Castle back, just putting it out there.
Ralph de Vernon II Baron of Shipbrook, known as "The Old Liver" because he lived to be a rumoured 150 years old, 23rd great grandfather may I have his long livered life!
Queen Consort, Isabelle Angouleme, House of Plantagenet, and Capet. Thru both her husbands in 2 lines, husband King John and Hugues X Count de Marche formerly Lusigan (prounounced LooSinYin) of 25th great Grandmother who was the Great grandaughter to.....
King Louis VI , House of Capet, my 28th great grandfather, no wonder why I have trouble with my weight, lol. He was known as Louis the fat, Haha.
I was a direct descendant of Louis the VII (who happens to be Eleanor Aquitanes 1st hubbie) and Louis X, but these lines were disconnected due to lack of sufficient proof. This may change back, if there is supporting evidence.
Speaking of Disconnections King Richard I “Lion Heart” was a great grandfather as well thru his eldest illegitimate son, but again disconnected somewhere in the line between now and then. Richard’s sons were legitimized by parliament, which makes me believe if they had fought for Englands crown, i could have been a queen in waiting, sigh! There was a documentary a few years ago “Britains Real Monarch” which said Cousin Elizabeth really isnt the queen, but I beg to differ on who they said was the True King, they only traced back from the last Plantagent king, Richard II. However in retrospect Richard Ist sons were legitimized, which should have made them heirs. Which means the true line of succession should have went thru his eldest son not to his brother King John, my other great grandpa!
Another disconnection somewhere, was King Edward I “Longshanks” I am kind of glad about this one , I liked Braveheart, lol!
And also disconnected Gruffydd Maelor II ap, a welsh prince, was my 24th great Grandfather, made Owain Glyndwr my 4th Cousin.
(Note) King Henry I is the Grandfather of King Henry II
You know, ive always naturally put my pinkie up while drinking a beverage, tea and crumpets anyone? Does anybody know is there an empty throne, I could take over, Just saying, lol If anyone needs a monarch, I volunteer my services. :) I’ll even accept a regent position as long as they call me Queen Regent and Your Majesty, and I have full magestrial rights. ;) The crown would always come first with me. Its stability would be the priority. Why heck I would even be willing to rule Russia as Tsarina. Russia needs good leadership, their prez is okay and has done some bad things for the good of the country, but sometimes he lacks humanity and humility, like messing with elections, he could use a good “dressing down” by a Mum. I mention Russia only because I hear if anyone re-constitutes a limited power monarchy it would be them. But Queen of Sardinia would also work, lol. Why heck I’d take a Duchess title as long as I was an HRH. I could think of no greater way to honor my ancestors, by becoming Princess Alexandra of Plantagenet, just saying, lol! Yeah I would change my name! While I’m mostly 33% British, 10%French, 10%Norman And 25% African, I’m also 5% Russian and 5% Sardinian and 5% Spain and according to DNA. With a little Native American for good measure, sadly not jewish.
Speaking of DNA: https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Williams-47863-2 I wonder if the sample was complete, would I match all of the last Czar’s HVR2 numbers, I use to daydream my grandmother was his daughter, lol! She had dark Auburn hair and Dark blue eyes, like the eyes he was rumored to have, just saying, lol! But we may share a common ancestor, we are suppose to be cousins after all.
CLOSER FAMILY RELATION: I knew my 5th great grandmother was a Hull, but never knew of it's importance until Wikitree. Lets just say The Hull men married well, lol! It all started with George Hull []
I knew my 6th great grandfather was Richard Payton Bailey, but didnt know his wife's name Elizabeth Belcher, until wikitree. Bailey married well also, ha!
I also discovered I was a Chandler and a Cassidy []
I didnt know much about about my Main and Lipps family, but now I know more. And that includes that one of my Lipps ancestors lived to be 122 years old, and the state name for Maine, comes from Maine's Point, land owned by my ancestor, John Mayne/Main/Maine circa 1600's when it was New York. How many people can say that their ancestors settled a state and gave it, It's name. [] []
Capt James and his Father Major Brian Pendleton my 8th and 9th great grandfathers. You've heard of Camp Pendleton, right? Of course Camp Pendleton wasnt named after them but rather my more Than likely General cousin, lol! I am proud to say, Brian was asked to judge at the Salem Witch Trials and he Said NO! Im glad he stood up for something and didnt participate. He must have realized it was wrong. I am proud of him for not doing it. []
Thomas Greystoke my 24th great grandfather, and u thought Tarzan's birth name was pure fiction. In the movies he is A lord, but this one is just a regular guy his Son Thomas became a sir, but alas I'm from daughter Isabel Greystoke.
Capt Michael Pierce, my 9th great Grandpa, One of the early Plymouth settlers in Scituate. There are DNA test proving that Capt Michael and Thomas Pierce are perhaps brothers. Thomas is an ancestor of President Franklin Pierce. DNA testing has proven there is a relationship bewteen our families, we just cant find the paper connection. My relationship to President Pierce is probably much closer 4th or 5th cousin. In another line we are 15th cousins. See the Pierce Family DNA project []
And I've even discovered 3 Patriot Ancestors, who fought in The Revolution.
Wikitree is a place of discovery, enjoy the ride!
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On 22 Dec 2017 at 01:16 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Your work is appreciated. Thanks Guy Constantineau
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Just catching up on some old emails. I recently orphaned many profiles I created, so you can probably adopt any that interest you. If you wish to be on the trusted list for a particular profile, just click the trusted list request on each profile. Kitty
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On 8 Feb 2017 at 23:12 GMT Bill Dunkley wrote:
You are now a full member of WikiTree! Thanks for volunteering. How to start? Visit How to Use Wikitree for instructions. WikiTree members are always eager to help a fellow genealogist in our G2G Forum, and you can join in on the conversation with our Question of the Week: What genealogy-related statement would YOU like added to your obituary? Once settled in, you can check Volunteers Needed page. It lists all the great ways to help out our collective effort. Adding more TAGS helps you and others researching the same surnames. Enjoy the experience, Bill D
On 8 Feb 2017 at 22:35 GMT Bill Dunkley wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree. By now you should have received an email with helpful links to get you started on adding your family to ours. WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person and that means we share ancestors and work together as a BIG collaborative team! What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree? When you confirm your email address, you’ll be given an opportunity to volunteer to help document our collective family history. Use the Tags and comments to tell us about your genealogical interests. When you volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership. Enjoy the experience,
Bill D :-D