Does anyone know who the parents of Elisha White (White-30841), my ancestor, were?

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White-30841 Elisha White
WikiTree profile: Elisha White
in Genealogy Help by Sharlimar Gamlen G2G2 (2.6k points)
retagged by Lynda Crackett
Hello Sharlimar, I have put his profile link into your question. You can do this yourself in future using the box beneath the question main text.
Thank you. I will add a question about his son and see if I can figure out how to "add the profile link" to the box beneath the question main text. (Possibly just copying the link when I'm on his page and pasting it in??). I'll see if that works.
Yes, that should work. You can either copy the url to put in the box or you can just add the Wikitree id.
Thank you. I copied the link and then realized you meant a box even lower than that that let me put the White-30841 in. I'm on my way...Thank  you again and so long.

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None of the data on the profile is sourced (without knowing what 'Rosalie's family history binder "White's".' contains), so it's not clear whether the following is relevant. ASSUMING birthplace Weymouth, Mass., is correct:

Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
Weymouth - V1 p 338, Weymouth Births (transcribed)
WHITE
Elisha, s. Samuell and Ann, June 16, 1702.
by Bruce Veazie G2G6 Mach 5 (57.5k points)
selected by Sharlimar Gamlen
Thank you also for the answer you gave. The only source I had was a binder given to my folks before my Aunt died, and prior to personal "internet". Someone else source his son so I will go ahead and ask a question regarding him and also try to put the "profile link" in, as Lynda suggested and did for me, if I am able to figure that out correctly.

I will also look into the information you gave, and see what all I find there. Thank  you again.
I suggest you actually provide details of the info that you may have derived from the binder, even if it's reflected verbatim in the profile dates/places. That will help others determine the "quality" of the info, knowing the source is "Rosalie such-and-such. daughter of whomever" or similar.

Also, before you do any more editing, take a look at

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/White-36922

That references a similar birth record to the one I posted, and you don't want to get things too complicated before a possible merge.
Thank you again. I looked at the "similar birth record" that you gave a "link" to. I also noticed that the site you told me about lets a person copy the link and that brings them right to the page. Nice and tidy for those like me that for some reason keep having trouble figuring out and doing references properly. (I have looked at how to and still get tangled up). I did look at the site you gave (at first it wanted me to "guest join", but then let me see the page you referred to. (It took me a while to figure that part out, but was do-able with some patience.

I will put what I know right now regarding my Aunt Rosalie, and then will add more (like a picture of her binder page after I dig it back out). Thank you.
Sounds like a good plan!

By the way, the americanancestors.org site does require membership in the NEHGS for access to most databases. That's why I added the information I extracted from the cited record.
Yes, it did seem to want me to join, but then let me search with the information you gave and let me search the rest of the "free databases and records" while I was there. Thank you! I spent several hours on there today. Very nice cause I could look at who was and wasn't related from their families and marriages and such.
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*"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FCQY-JBM : 10 February 2018), Elisha White in entry for Caleb White, ; citing , ; FHL microfilm unknown.

by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (248k points)
Thank you too for your answer. I tried to go to your link and it wants me to sign in. I may check that out later, but for now the info answered me on both questions (this one and the one about Caleb) have pretty much gotten me more on my way, so the other site can hold for me deciding to sign up or not. Have a good day. Thank you all of you.
Feel free to sign up for an account on Familysearch.com.    It is totally free and you won't be barraged with trying to sell you stuff you don't want.  They are a tremendous source of free censuses, some marriage and death records, etc.  Some of the pay sites may have more available but give free a try until you get your sea legs under you and need much more than you use to start.  If you are new to using familysearch,com here is a tip.  If you want to save the source to a profile and it isn't at the base of the list, go to the image and look below the image for a small white square with an arrow in it.  Press that and it will give you the source for whoever you have highlighted.  This is necessary for second (and more) person sources used from the same source list.
I must have signed up years back when I did a little "dipping" into ancestry back then. I found I have an account and they didn't close it! Thank you again. All of a sudden I have loads and loads of info to look at and sort through. Yippee!
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*"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCQY-SXG : 10 February 2018), Samuell White in entry for Elisha White, 16 Jun 1702; citing WEYMOUTH,NORFOLK,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm unknown.

by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (248k points)
There is a whole line already on wikitree for Elisha and Ebenizer, Mathew, Ann  and Ezekial.  The birth year is listed as  1702, there is a difference.

It is under Elisha White-36922.  Don't make duplicates until this is checked out.  It appears some already have duplicates.  Also their father  Samuel White-5128.
O.K. I won't make any that I haven't already made. I will try to find those two that you mentioned but the only way I know how is to look up all the Elisha Whites on WikiTree and try to figure out if it is one of them by date. Is there no way to just enter the White-36922 and the White-5128?
I found the first one you mentioned (Elisha White). On my way to check it out. (There were only 50ish Elisha Whites thankfully!).
O. K. I just noticed that the "numbers" for profiles are after the sentence on the lookups. I didn't get here yesterday to WikiTree, but I feel like I did. I need to "investigate" a whole lot more on this site. Thank  you.
Hello again. I just found the way to search by surname with number. I think I will write me a "cheat sheet" so I can find it again until it's "old hat" and no longer need a cheat sheet. I checked out the other "Samuel Whites" including the White-5128 and none are the same as mine. I think I got a clue as to who many of those are when I looked at the data base (earlier today) that Bruce Veazie directed me to. That site was wonderful as far as resources go. I was able to bring up all the Whites from the area of my family and compare them with mine along with their possible wives, husbands, parents, and children. (hours of gleaning). This is where he mentioned: Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
Weymouth - V1 p 338, Weymouth Births (transcribed)
WHITE
Elisha, s. Samuell and Ann, June 16, 1702.
www.wikitree.com/wiki/NAME-number will take you to a profile.
I understand White is a common name but I'm surprised there are so many Elishas.  Maybe some are duplicates.

The answer you gave (see below) is one I don't understand, since I'm not much of a genealogist. I don't understand what FHL micorfilm unknown means. Does it mean there is no source?

*"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCQY-SXG : 10 February 2018), Samuell White in entry for Elisha White, 16 Jun 1702; citing WEYMOUTH,NORFOLK,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm unknown.

I have no idea what it means.  I just use the facts they present.  All the rest is how someone with more determination than I have would use to track down wherever the Mormons have it stored.
Thank you.

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