Ben Franklin

Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Ben Franklin

Privacy Level: Open (White)

Here is Ben's "pedigree chart." Below it are many additional tree views and genealogy features.

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Benjamin "The Philosopher" Franklin
Born 17 Jan 1706
Died 17 Apr 1790

Brother of Elizabeth Franklin, Samuel Franklin, Hannah Franklin, Josiah Franklin, Anne Harris, Joseph Franklin II, John Franklin Sr, Abel Franklin, Peter Franklin, Mary Franklin, James Franklin, Sarah Davenport, Ebenezer Franklin, Thomas Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, Lydia Scott and Jane Mecom

Husband of Deborah Read

Father of William Franklin, Francis Folger Franklin and Sarah Bache

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Josiah E. Franklin ancestors
23 Dec 1657 -
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Thomas Franklin ancestors
08 Oct 1598 - 24 Mar 1682
* Henry Franklin ancestors
26 May 1573 - 25 Oct 1631
* Thomas Franklin more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1542 - 11 Aug 1598
* Margaret Meadows more tree ancestors
abt 1543 - abt 1575
* Agnes J. James ancestors
abt 1574 - 29 Jan 1646
* [James g-g-grandfather?]
* [James g-g-grandmother?]
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Jane White ancestors
01 Jan 1615 -
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Abiah L. Folger ancestors
15 Aug 1667 - 08 May 1752
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Peter Folger ancestors
1617 - 1690
* John Folger ancestors
abt 1590 - abt 1660
* John Folgier ancestors
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* Elizabeth UNKNOWN ancestors
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* Meribell Gibbs ancestors
abt 1595 - abt 1662
* John Gibbs ancestors
1565 - 1608
* Alice Elmy more tree ancestors
1574 -
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Mary Morrill ancestors
abt 1617 - 1704
* Abraham Morrill ancestors
1620 -
* [Morrill g-g-grandfather?]
* [Morrill g-g-grandmother?]
* Abigail Powell ancestors
1624 -
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The following is for genealogists with an interest in Ben's family history.

Genealogy Research

Ancestor List for Ben Franklin ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

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.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Ben along with their spouses.

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 Ben's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Ben gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Ben's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Ben's testable DNA.

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 Ben's tree. This is still fairly complex. WikiTree is working on tools that will make it simpler.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's especially handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Global Family Reunion Connection
This is a special tool associated with the Global Family Reunion being planned for this June. It enables you to see Ben's connection to AJ Jacobs, the organizer of the reunion. Note that the Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder.

Images of Ben photos
Here are photographs and source images for Ben. Please contact the profile managers if you have any to add.

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

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Boston, Mass on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

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.

Profile of Ben
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 Ben's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at http://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Franklin-1 where Franklin-1 is Ben's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Franklin-1 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Ben 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 Ben that is designed for sharing on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. Copy and paste the URL http://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Franklin-1/4 into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Ben's family names. Many members share its URL http://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Franklin-1/10 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 Ben's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Ben's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Ben'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!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Ben or have a Franklin family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Franklin surname index, etc. The white dot for Ben indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Ben's DNA
If Ben's DNA (not a family member's or descendant'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 Ben'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 Ben's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Ben's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Ben and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Ben.

Contact

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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
Ben'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 Ben. 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 Ben's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

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

Privacy Take-Down Request Form
If you are Ben or officially represent him and the profile manager refuses to remove personal information use this form.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Ben's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Ben's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Ben, 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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