How do I find the name of the parents of William James Jones?

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Looking for information on or where to find information about  William James Jones b: April 19, 1863 in Maryland d: Nov 30, 1935 in Allegany County, MD. Married Sarah Marie Downton Aug 26, 1882 in Allegany County MD. Have death certificate for William, father's name unknown, but says father was born in Wales (also in the census says that father was born in Wales) , mother's name looks like 1st name Eve or Eva middle name may have been Ellen last/maiden name Porter or Brown (the person giving info was grandson, not sure if he really knew the info or not). William & Sarah had  children all born in Allegany County, MD Mary b; 188 /  Nellie b; 1887 /  Annie May b; 1889 / Minnie b; 1892 / George b; 1894 / John b; 1897. William & Sarah lived in Allegany County, MD have found them in 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930 census in this county. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Brenda Ray

brendajray ---at--- comcast.net
WikiTree profile: William Jones
in Genealogy Help by Brenda Neilson G2G Rookie (160 points)
edited by Chris Whitten

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I'd start by pulling up your profile of William and do a match search.  You'll find a yellow magnifying glass towards the end of a string of links right after his name.  This will pull-up all profiles with the same name.  You can see if anyone else has included him in their tree already.  Great way to find "cousins!"  For any proposed matches that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt are not a match select "reject match"  This really helps the Wiki team in our mission for one world-wide tree and prevents a lot of headaches down the road.

Next, you may want to consider posting William on the Welsh Immigrants to America Category page.  That way if anyone else is looking for Welsh relatives they will see William and mayge you'll catch a tip that way.  To add the link to your page copy/paste the following in the text box.  I generally type mine right at the top.  It isn't visible to people viewing your page unless they're in "Edit" mode so it can go anywhere.  I just find it easier to keep track of them there.

[[Category: Welsh_Immigrants_to_America]]

To check-out the Welsh Immigrants Category page follow this link:

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Welsh_Immigrants_to_America

Best of Luck!!!!
by Therese Schmidt G2G3 (3.6k points)

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