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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for William Thompson

Privacy Level: Open (White)

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

William Thompson
Born 1661
Died 08 Aug 1735

Brother of John Thompson, Robert Thompson, James Thompson, Alexander Thompson and Judith Thompson

Husband of Mary Loverling

William Thompson ancestors
abt 1630 - 1676
* [Thompson grandfather? please help] * *
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* [Thompson grandmother? please help] * *
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Unknown White ancestors
1639 - bef 1676
John White ancestors
* [White great-grandfather?] *
* [White great-grandmother?] *
Lucy UNKNOWN ancestors
1608 - 02 May 1678
* [great-grandfather?] *
* [great-grandmother?] *

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

Genealogy Research

Ancestor List for William Thompson 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.

Descendants descendants
Since William has no children the descendants page isn't available. Do you know of children? Please let the profile managers know.

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 William's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom William gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for William's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active because William has no children. It may still be possible to test connections to William by testing other descendants of his ancestors who inherited the same Y chromosome, X chromosome or mitochondrial 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 William'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. It may not be useful here unless you add children.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between William 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 William photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for William yet. Login to upload one.

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

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Kittery, York, Maine, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Death: Strafford, New Hampshire, USA 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 William
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 William's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Thompson-589 is William's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Thompson-589 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between William 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 William 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 William'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 William's family history.

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

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
William'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 William or have a Thompson 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 Thompson surname index, etc. The white dot for William indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of William's DNA
If William'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 William'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 William's Trusted List.

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


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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
William'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 William. 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 William'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 William 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 William 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 William'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 William'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 William, 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.