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Personal ”Gateway” Ancestors

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  • Maria Eva Augustin (1826 - 1897)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : May 13 2018, 6:48:30 UTC
  • Luís José de Oliveira (c.1750 - d.)
    Luiz José de Oliveira, * em Barcelos, Arcebispado de Braga, Portugal (filho de Luiz da Costa e Sebastiana Francisca). Ele cas. Anna Maria da Trindade Barros, * c1759 em Curitiba, PR (filha de Henrique ...
  • Erik Ångerman Sursill (c.1480 - aft.1558)
    Varakas talollinen, lautamies. Teg, Uumaja, Ruotsi. Genealogica Sursillianan kantaisä. Förmögen bonde, nämndeman. Teg, Umeå socken, Sverige. Stamfadern för Genealogica Sursilliana. Wealthy farmer, ...

From Nat Taylor's A Genealogist's Sketchbook:

What is a Gateway Ancestor?

" ... in broad terms, a gateway ancestor is any individual with known or traceable ancestry in a specific group who intermarries into a target group, and therefore adds a new set of ancestors to his or her descendants in the target group. For example, every immigrant from one country to another is a potential gateway ..."

about this project

Collaborators, please add profiles representing a door from one group to another in your Geni tree. Immigrants, "notables," adventurers ... Let's get beyond the usual suspects and find more people who connect us all together. Profiles must be set to "public.".

For more information about Geni Projects, see the Geni Wiki Projects Page. If you would like to contribute to this page, or add profiles, request to join as collaborator from the "actions" menu in the upper right hand corner. Click here for instructions about using Wiki markup language. Click here to start a new discussion within the project. It may be more efficient to use the "Related Projects" link to add profiles already gathered in a Geni project.

to add profiles to the project

  • From the profile page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add to project" (select project)
  • From the project page: upper right hand corner, actions, (drop down), "add profile"

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