Merle Fredrick Belt
12 Sep 1911 - 8 Oct 1980
Parke Co., IN
Brother of Robert Belt and [private brother (1910s - unknown)]
Husband of Mildred Irene (Livingston) Belt
Father of [private son (1930s - unknown)], [private son (1930s - unknown)], [private son (1940s - 1980s)], [private son (1940s - 1980s)], [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
George Harvey Belt
04 May 1892 - 1972
Raccoon Township, Parke County, Indiana, USA
John Castle Belt
04 Mar 1870 - 09 Oct 1956
Bridgeton, Parke county, Indiana, United States
George Crouch Belt
08 Mar 1834 - 11 Feb 1904
Harrison Twp, Vigo Co., IN
John Jared Belt
27 Feb 1806 - 18 Jan 1851
Matilda Angeline Evans
24 Apr 1837 - 07 Feb 1915
Vigo County, Indiana
23 Jan 1816 - 22 Oct 1844
Mary St. Clair
20 Oct 1816 - 14 Apr 1900
Sarah Ellen Adams
17 Mar 1870 - 08 Oct 1947
Parke County, Indiana
Harvey Marion Adams
20 Sep 1840 - 11 Oct 1902
Parke, Indiana, United States
William Clark Adams
16 Feb 1808 - 25 Jan 1861
Mary Elizabeth Sale
29 Nov 1812 - 22 Jul 1888
America Indiana Seybold
23 Oct 1843 - 12 Sep 1903
Parke County, Indiana
Thomas Kerr Seybold
18 Jul 1816 - 09 May 1850
14 Feb 1814 - 19 Jan 1899
Mary Rachel Hartman
31 Jan 1894 - 24 Nov 1981
Racoon Twp., Parke Co., IN
|[Hartman grandfather? please help]|
|[Hartman grandmother? please help]|
Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Merle's family history.
Ancestor List for Merle Belt
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.
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Merle along with their spouses.
DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Merle's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Merle gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Merle's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Merle's testable DNA.
DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid
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 Merle's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.
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
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.
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 Merle 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 Merle
There aren't any photographs or source images for Merle yet. Please contact the profile managers if you have any.
Index of Belts
This page shows all the Belts on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Merle. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Belt DNA Connections and BELT G2G.
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
Birth: Parke Co., IN on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Marriage: Windfall, IN on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Death: Kokomo, Howard Co., IN on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
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 Merle
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 Merle's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Belt-14 where Belt-14 is Merle's unique WikiTree ID.
Enter Belt-14 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Merle 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.
Share Tree on Facebook
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 https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Belt-14/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Merle's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Belt-14/10 via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.
Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Merle's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Merle's profile so far.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Merle'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!
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Belt surname index, etc. The green dot for Merle indicates that his profile is Public. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Merle's DNA
If Merle'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 Merle'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 Merle's Trusted List.
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Merle's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Merle and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links next their names will show you their relationship to Merle.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Merle's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Merle'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 Merle. 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 Merle'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 Merle 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
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Merle'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 Merle's information on WikiTree. You will need to login first.