Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
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Amy (Crawford) Gilpin

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Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors
My personal research is focused on Lanark County, Ontario, Canada and the early settler families that arrived here from Scotland, Ireland and England. If you have ancestors from this area, feel free to reach out to me!

I currently co-lead the following projects: Scotland Project, Canada Project, One Name Studies Project and the One Place Studies Project . Please consider joining these projects if you have an interest in helping improve our Global Tree!

Amy L. Gilpin formerly Crawford
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [private father (1950s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and DNA confirmed
Sister of [private sister (1980s - unknown)] and [private brother (1980s - unknown)]
Mother of [private son (1990s - unknown)] and [private son (2000s - unknown)]
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Scotland's Tartan Trail
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin is a Scotland Tartan Trail Guide.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin has completed Level 3 of the Trans-Canada Orphan Trail.
Trans-Canada Orphan Trail Guide

I was born in Perth, Ontario. I am a wife, mother, stepmom, and proud grammy of 2. I am a family historian and self-taught genealogist. When I'm not volunteering here on WikiTree or working, I enjoy spending time with my family, painting, reading, writing, taking photographs, visiting historical locations, and you'll generally find me with a coffee cup in my hand.[1]

Always with my coffee cup in hand!
Amy spends way too much time on WikiTree.


Maternal DNA confirmed through testing with
Paternal DNA confirmed through testing with

Ancestry DNA results

  • 58% Scotland
    • Scottish Central Lowlands
    • Scottish Highlands and Islands
      • Sutherland and Caithness
      • South Sutherland, Scotland
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Amy (Crawford) Gilpin has Scottish Ancestors.
  • 35% Ireland
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin has Irish ancestors.
  • 5% Sweden & Denmark
  • 2% England and Northwestern Europe
English flag
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin has English ancestors.

FTDNA Origins

  • 45% England, Wales and Scotland
  • 21% Ireland
  • 18% Central Europe
  • 16% Scandinavia
    Amy (Crawford) Gilpin is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger Stephen Hopkins.

2021 Surname Research

I am currently researching the following surnames:

  • Crawford: My father's paternal line, originating in Scotland
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin is a member of the Crawford Name Study Project.
  • Francis: My father's maternal line, originating in England.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin is a member of the Francis Name Study Project.
  • Gilpin: My husband's paternal line, originating in Ireland
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin is a member of the Gilpin Name Study Project.
  • Closs: My husband's maternal line, origin unknown
  • McKay: My mother's paternal line, originating in Scotland
  • Pretty: My mother's maternal line, originating in England
  • Other surnames connected to these branches.
Follows Rabbits Down Holes'


Geographical Projects

Scotland's Tartan Trail
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin is a graduate of the Scotland Tartan Trail III.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin Is a member of the Scottish Clans Protocol Team
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin participated with Team Twisted Thistles during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding 55 sources to profiles.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin participated with Team Twisted Thistles during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding 78 sources to profiles.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin participated with The Twisted Thistles during the 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 144 connections.Thanks for participating in the January thon!
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin participated with Team Twisted Thistles during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 41 connections.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin participated with Team Twisted Thistles during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 1521 suggestions.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin participated with Canada Cleanup Crew during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin is participating with Canada Cleanup Crew during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin has completed Level 3 of the Trans-Canada Orphan Trail.

Topical Projects

Amy (Crawford) Gilpin is a member of the One Name Studies Project.
Amy (Crawford) Gilpin is a member of the One Place Studies Project.

Functional Projects

Wiki Relations

Amy's WikiTree Relatives Found

Digital Afterlife

To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all open profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following Projects:

  • Canadian Profiles to the Canada Project
  • Scottish Profiles to the Scotland Project
  • Irish Profiles to the Ireland Project

Private profiles may be distributed to my maternal aunt Donna Hall and paternal aunt Carol Vallier; and/or cousins Jean Steele, Jim Crawford and Lynda (McLean) Falloon


  1. First hand information entered by Amy Gilpin updated 31 Dec 2019

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Hi my cuz and dear friend,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project (I know you are taking a break, but can you let me know if you are still interested in leading the categories team when you get back?)

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi Jen!

Sorry for the delayed response. Just getting caught back up now. I'm happy to remain on my current teams, including the categories team. No comment to make on the Project's current status. I know you guys are working hard on making some changes, which is good! I'm happy to help with the newsletter production, as previously discussed. Best way to get me in a hurry, is always on Discord ;) Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things!

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Dear Amy,

The Profile Improvement Project (PIP) is performing its first annual check-in with our project members. We are in the process of transitioning to a team structure. There will be three participant PIP Teams to start -- The Maintenance Category Team, the Unknowns Team, and the Biography Team. There is also the Voyage Team who guide new Voyagers. See the Profile Improvement Project Teams for a brief outline of each team. Please let us know which team(s) you would like to participate in.

We would also like to invite you to join the email GoogleGroup and text chat Discord channel for our project. (When you request to join our GoogleGroup, please be sure to include your Wiki ID). You will find more information on the GoogleGroup.

We thank you for all you do to help the Profile Improvement Project and WikiTree. The Project’s mission is to:

Make profiles beautiful! We clean up messy biography sections and sources, and try to set standards for attractive, useful, and well-written biographies, starting with those we manage.

We know you’re working on profiles *smile* We would like to hear about successes you’ve had toward the Project’s goals. We would also appreciate any feedback you might have to help us improve the Project. Please share your thoughts in a reply to this comment or privately via private message to either of us.


Debi Hoag and Robin Shaules Co-Leaders, Profile Improvement Project

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Debi and Robin

Thanks for checking in. I wish I could continue with the Project, however, as you'll note from the notice on my profile, I'll be away from WikiTree for a little while. I'll let you know if I'm able to return to the Project once I return.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Thanks for letting us know, Amy. I'm going to leave the badge and move you to Biography Team Level 1 as I'm sure you'll be working on profiles from your own watchlist as you have time.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Amy!

Here's your sticker code for the January 2022 connect a thon. Just add the curly brackets {{ }} on the ends: Connect-a-Thon|team=The Twisted Thistles|year=2022|profiles=144|extra=Thanks for participating in the January thon!


posted by Sarah Mason
Huge thanks Amy for all you've done, and continue to do, for Project Scotland.

Your unfailingly generous approach to all and to any question is an inspiration ton Best regards, Moira

posted by Moira Macdonald
Thank you for your kind words, Moira and thank you for taking time to check in with the Scotland Project.
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Please remove my name from the One Name Study list for Ford. Thank you.
posted by MaryAnn (Ford) Thomas
Hi MaryAnn

I've removed you from the Ford Name Study. We're sorry to see you go.

Thanks for all you do on WikiTree!

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
I see the proposal to merge Honora Stephenson & Eleanor Crawford. (Grimes-4532 & Grimes-973). I had stopped working on this because I wasn't sure this Wlm Crawford was my relative since there are a few. Just hadn't had time to research. But I do see some of what I think are errors in 973 like Horora's mother. If ya look at the GENI source it says her mother is "Alice", and I found it to be Alice Townley--lost my source but will find. I will continue to research as I find time. Thank you, Jan Dempsey (I added more info to my Grimes- 4532)
posted by Jan Dempsey
Hi Amy!

Thanks for contributing to Puritan Great Migration profiles over the last six months. Every little bit helps, so please keep those edits coming!

Like all WikiTree projects we check in with team members twice per year and it's that time again. (Even though you're brand new :)) Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  1. If you'd like to continue as a PGM project team member
  1. If you're happy with the team you're on (Research and/or Profile Improvement) or if you'd like to make a change
  2. Optionally, what you like since the reboot back in May or what you think could be improved. This could be something about Discord, or Google Groups, or managed profile spreadsheets, or challenge participation or really anything. If you like everything the way it is, you can let me know that too :)

If you'd like to tell me about a particular project or family you're working on, I'd love to hear about that as well.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Brad Stauf, PGM membership coordinator

posted by Brad Stauf
Hi Brad! Thanks for checking in :) 1 - Yes, I'd love to continue as a team member. 2 - I'm happy to continue with the team I'm on and 3 - I wasn't part of the previous project structure, but did consult with the new leaders about the new one. You are all doing a great job with this project and I look forward to continuing to work on my husband's Hudson line.
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
edited by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Thanks for your quick response Amy and great job on PGM so far, glad you are sticking around!


posted by Brad Stauf
Amy, I am already part of the Crawford project. I would like to start a One Name Study for Kernohan. This is a brick wall for me and I would love to break it down.
Hi Eleanor

Thanks for your interest in starting a One Name Study. I'll be in touch via private message shortly go get more details.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Amy, I apologize if this is not the place to ask to be in the Scots Irish and Ulster Scots project. If it is not, please direct me to it. I am also interested in the Crawford name project as my grandmother is a Crawford.

Virginia Kline Norris Kline-1865

Hi Virginia! Thanks for your interest in the Scots Irish/Ulster Scots Project. (edited) I see you are already a member of the Scotland Project, so I will get you added to the team.

As for the Crawford Name Study, I'll get you added to our team!

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
edited by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi, Amy. where can I find the most recent recommendations on the organization and presentation of Name Studies at WikiTree?
posted by Douglas Beezley
Hi Douglas

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Here's the link to the One Name Studies Project page:

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Thank you for adding my Nordic badge.
posted by Robin Barclay
Amy, a couple weeks back you told me you would check out my William & Hugh Crawford dilemma & then get back with me. Have I missed your note or did not find anything? Would like to hear back from you. Thanks, Jan
posted by Jan Dempsey
Hi Jan

You haven't missed any messages. I've had a death in the family and I'm getting ready to return to my seasonal job. It's just taking me a little longer to research this than it would normally. My apologies.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Oh Amy, I am so sorry! No problem, I totally understand...I just was excited to get help and thought I had missed something. No apology necessary. Thanks, Jan
posted by Jan Dempsey
Hi Amy,

I would like to thank you for all your contributions towards the goals of the England Project during the past six months. We have achieved a huge amount during this period and we couldn't have done it without you and our other project members.

As the England Project Leaders, we are completing our six monthly check-in with all project members. Are you happy to stay in your current project teams? Which teams are you most active in? Are there other teams you would like to join or become more active in?

Also, do you have any feedback on what the project is doing well and anything we could do better in the future? Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks!

Mike Christmas, England Project Leader

posted by Michael Christmas
Hi Michael!

Glad to have you aboard! As always, I'm happy to remain a member and will continue my brick wall research in England. I'll also continue to act as Liaison between the Scotland and England Projects.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Amy the changes occurred overnight from the 27 of April I believe. Perhaps it was do to the "Clean-a-thon?" I just know early in the day I was listed as a 13th Great Grandson of James IV and then on the 28th, I was listed as a third cousin, 15 x removed. One of the Margaret Stewarts surrounding the King James might have been changed. Margaret Stewart Drummond (Stewart-2306;) Margaret Stuart Stewart (Stuart -194; ) Margaret Tudor Stewart (Tudor -33) or Margaret Douglas Stuart (Douglas- 65) all of these ladies are related to me. I also noticed that I now had two people popping up in my relationship breakdowns that I hadn't notice as often before the 27th of April. So they may be a key to where the line change took place. Their names are John Drummond Ist Lord Drummond (Drummond-52), his wife, Elizabeth (Lindsay) Drummond (Lindsay-150)

I hope this helps in the search. Any insight will be appreciated. Thanks , Again. Farryl (Essig-190)

posted by Farryl Essig
edited by Farryl Essig
Hi Amy, I see there have been changes along my lines dealing with the Stewarts, the Drummonds,and the Napiers changing me from a Great Grandson of James IV of Scotland to a 3rd Cousin 15x removed. Do know the specific changes that occured to reveal this difference in my line of descent? I am confused and would like to find some clarification. The changes are surprising from one day to the next when the new line occured.


Farryl Essig Essig-190

posted by Farryl Essig
I would need more information to determine when the changes were made. Can you provide a date that I can narrow the search on?
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
We want to thank you very much for your participation in this weekend's Clean-a-thon! Your 1521 contributions helped bring our team to almost 7000 corrections made, which is an amazing number for a small team. As a token of thanks for helping our team, please feel free to add this participation sticker to your profile (as always, below the Biography line). You'll need to add curly brackets/braces { like these, but doubled } around the following template:
Clean-a-Thon|team=Team Twisted Thistles|year=2021|suggestions=1521

If you enjoyed working to make repairs like these, please consider joining the Data Doctors Project, a group of members who work on these improvements on an ongoing basis.

Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Team Captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Amy,

I'm sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. I'm disabled and have a hard time concentrating on anything for more than a few minutes. I've caught myself messing up my own records. (I blame it on the 13 prescription meds I have to take every day.) Right now I don't think it would be safe for me to work on anyone else's records. Thank you for the invitation.


posted by Gail (Andrews) Hardy
edited by Gail (Andrews) Hardy
Thank you for checking in, Gail. I'm sorry to hear that you're having issues. Please do take care of yourself. Should your situation change in the future, you are always welcome to come back.

~ Amy

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Amy, thanks for checking in!

It seems most of my Scotland effort has been be flying solo. I'm not using Google or Discord, email works best for me.

I've been using to get sources for Forbes, Douglas, Stewart, Sutherland and Cumming family names (to name a few). I think I've used up all my credits.

posted by William Catambay
I am continuing to work on Argyll in Scotland, seeing how far I can go back with families. Also hoping to add more families associated with Campbeltown Distilleries. I prefer Google Groups. I just can’t get the hang of Discord. (Why you never heard from me on Crawford name study -I think that’s what they use).
Scotland project got it right with Discord! Turned out to be the BEST realtime communication method I've yet to see from any WikiTree project to date.

... APPLAUSE:)...

This year I'm going to think about what happened around the time of the English Civil War and how it affected Northumberland allied families. And I'm interested in the Grays. Some antiquarians thought that after arriving with the Conqueror, one line went to Scotland and then the Northumb. sprang from it. I'm curious to see if there's anything in that theory.

posted by [Living Ogle]
I am trying to resolve a family surname from the 1700's due to a pending merge proposal. I am trying to determine the proper WIkiTree naming convention, at birth, to improve overall success of the tree.

I will admit that the name I included has a typo and should actually be Saulnier-Beausoleil. (I left out the L in Saulnier.)

The name, as it appears in official records is: Saulnier dit Beausoleil. I am not familiar enough with the French to determine how to proceed. In looking down the descendants of this line, some chose to use only Saulnier and some chose to go with Beausoleil, as my family did. (Some changed to a completely unrelated anglican name, too.)

This is a link to a record that has the name of marriage record in question: Goulet-938.jpg

Your help in bringing clarity to this will be greatly appreciated.


Hi Amy :)

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Amy, Joan & Lizzie.

posted by Amelia Utting
Thanks for checking in :) I'm not all that active in England at the moment, but would be happy to stay if you'll keep me lol
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Of course you can stay, Amy! We couldn't be England's Amy² otherwise...LOL

Glad to hear you're doing well!

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Amy,

Thanks for participating in the 2020 Source a Thon with Team Twisted Thistles! Here is a sticker code, just add the curly brackets.

Source-a-Thon|team=Team Twisted Thistles|year=2020|sources=78

Best Regards,

Sarah and Bobbie, Twisted Thistles Team Captains

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi, Amy!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard