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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for William Cornelius Alford

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This is William Cornelius Alford's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Bill's genealogy below.

William Cornelius Alford
6 Aug 1913 - 20 Jun 1996

Brother of Hollis Murray Alford

Husband of Phyllis (Hughes) Alford

Husband of Bessie R. (Unknown) Alford

Father of Bonnie (Alford) Newman, David M. Alford, Donald W. Alford and James R. Alford

James W. Alford ancestors
06 Apr 1886 - 04 Aug 1933
Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, United States
Jessie Brumfield Alford ancestors
29 Dec 1855 - 15 Sep 1909
Washington Parish, Louisiana, USA
* John Seaborn Alford ancestors
11 Oct 1807 - 15 Nov 1897
Washington Parish, LA
* Jacob Alford more treemore tree ancestors
15 Aug 1761 - 16 Jul 1824
* Frankie Seaborn ancestors
* Margaret Brumfield ancestors
09 Feb 1819 - 08 Sep 1885
* Willis Brumfield more treemore tree ancestors
23 Jul 1794 - 16 Oct 1833
* Virginia Nancy Holmes more treemore tree ancestors
25 Jan 1797 - aft 1885
Sarah W. Simmons ancestors
24 Mar 1865 - 13 Aug 1940
* James Washington Simmons ancestors
1836 - 1920
Pike County, Mississippi, United States
* William Simmons more treemore tree ancestors
1807 - 1892
* Nancy Rimes more treemore tree ancestors
1808 - 1854
* Eliza Ann Stallings ancestors
1838 - abt 1871
Pike, Mississippi, United States
* James Stallings more treemore tree ancestors
1814 - 1896
* Sarah Pearson more treemore tree ancestors
21 Jul 1813 - 05 Nov 1878
Mamie Bennett ancestors
15 Aug 1890 - 27 Apr 1972
* [Bennett grandfather? please help] * *
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* [Bennett grandmother? please help] * *
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Bill's family history.

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Ancestor List for Bill Alford 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 Bill 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 Bill's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Bill gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Bill's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Bill'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 Bill's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.

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.

Family List
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Bill and Henry VIII? 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 Bill photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Bill yet. Please contact the profile managers if you have any.

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

Profile of Bill
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 Bill's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Alford-615 is Bill's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Alford-615 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Bill 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. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for Bill on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just 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 Bill'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 Bill's family history.

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

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Bill'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 Bill or have a Alford 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 Alford surname index, etc. The green dot for Bill indicates that his profile is Public. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

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

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


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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
Bill'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 Bill. 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 Bill'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 Bill 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 Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Bill'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 family member or descendant please join the Trusted List. This will you give you full access to view, follow, and edit Bill's information on WikiTree. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Bill, 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.