Matthew Cates

Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Matthew Cates

Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)

This is Matthew's basic pedigree chart. There is also a dynamic tree view and many additional tools for Matthew's genealogy below.

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Matthew Cates
Born 1980's.

[private father]
(1960's - unknown
Gaylen Albert Cates ancestors
13 Jul 1939 - 27 Mar 2000
* Alpha Omega Cates ancestors
25 Aug 1915 - 22 Mar 1993
* John Alice Cates more treemore tree ancestors
14 Jun 1869 - 16 Apr 1948
* Carrie Belle Evans more treemore tree ancestors
03 Feb 1877 - abt 27 May 1951
* Florence Lillian Lomas ancestors
18 Feb 1918 - 14 Jan 1999
* James Harry Lomas ancestors
abt 28 Sep 1869 - abt 04 Jan 1943
* Florence Lydia King ancestors
abt 12 Apr 1881 - abt 14 Nov 1960
[private grandmother]
(1930's - unknown
* Peter Veenstra ancestors
unknown - unknown
* [Veenstra g-g-grandfather?]
* [Veenstra g-g-grandmother?]
* Hazel Cassidy ancestors
1910's - 1990's
* [Cassidy g-g-grandfather?]
* [Cassidy g-g-grandmother?]
[private mother]
(1960's - unknown
[private grandfather]
(1940's - unknown
* Delbert Spencer Sr ancestors
1910's - 2000's
* David Christison more treemore tree ancestors
27 Aug 1879 - bef 1920
* Lizzie David more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1887 -
* [private great grandmother]
(1920's - unknown
* Clark Hoxie ancestors
* Mildred Town ancestors
[private grandmother]
(1940's - unknown
* Glenn Swegles ancestors
1910's - 1960's
* Earl John Swegles more treemore tree ancestors
18 Jan 1886 - 18 Mar 1951
* Hazel I Chambers more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1892 -
* Ilene Walton ancestors
1920's - 1980's
* Robert Walton more treemore tree ancestors
* Rosella Ward more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1901 -

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Matthew's family history.

Genealogy Research

Ancestor List for Matthew Cates ahnenlist
This page isn't linked because it contains more private information than the tree view above. You need to be on Matthew's Trusted List to access it. Please login.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendants descendants
This view isn't linked because it contains private information.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Matthew's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Matthew gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Matthew's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active for privacy reasons.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Matthew's tree. This is still fairly complex. WikiTree is working on tools that will make it simpler.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage. Matthew's Family Group Sheet is not linked for privacy reasons.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Matthew and Kevin Bacon? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Images of Matthew photos
Here are photographs and source images for Matthew. They are not linked for privacy reasons.

Index of Catess
This page shows all the Catess on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Matthew. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Cates DNA Connections and CATES G2G.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering. It is not linked here because it contains private information.

Profile of Matthew
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Matthew's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Cates-371 is Matthew's unique WikiTree ID. Since the profile is private you would see significantly more information if you login and join the Trusted List.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Cates-371 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Matthew and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal.

Shareable Family Tree shareable tree
This is a family tree page for Matthew that is designed for sharing on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. Copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Matthew's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Matthew's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Matthew's profile so far. Login to access the feed. Since Matthew himself is a WikiTree member there is also an activity feed showing his contributions, of which there have been 3236 to date.

Members such as Matthew have badges on their profiles. Matthew has 19 already. They can be a quick way for other WikiTreers to see his range of activities and achievements.

G2G Profile
As a member, Matthew has a page in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. Here you can see his questions, answers, comments, and other activity.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Matthew's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Cates surname index, etc. The yellow dot for Matthew indicates that his profile is Private with a Public Biography and Family Tree. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Matthew's DNA
If Matthew's DNA (not a family member's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Matthew's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Matthew's Trusted List.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Matthew's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Catess
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about the Cates family or surname and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Matthew's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Matthew's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Matthew. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Matthew's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Matthew or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Private Message — Directly Contact Matthew private message
Since Matthew is a WikiTree member you can send him a message directly and privately. You don't need to login for this.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a family member please join the Trusted List. This will you give you full access to view, follow, and edit Matthew's information on WikiTree. This is especially important since the profile is private. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Matthew, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.

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