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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for William James Bierce

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This is a pedigree chart for William [Bierce-59]. There are additional tools below.

William James Bierce
26 Mar 1753 - 1835
Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay

Brother of Patty Martha (Bierce) Judd

Husband of Abigail (Bell) Bierce

Father of Lucretia Bearce, Hannah Bearce, Columbus Thomas Bierce, William Whiting Bearce, Lucinda Bearce, Marcus Aurelius Bierce and Lucius Verus Bierce

Hezekiah Bierce ancestors
06 Apr 1720 -
Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA
Shubael Bierce ancestors
abt 1688 - abt Feb 1774
Plimpton, now Halifax, MA
* James Bearse ancestors
31 Jul 1660 - 07 Oct 1728
Barnstable, Massachusetts (Barnstable)
* Augustine Bearse ancestors
1618 - 02 Jun 1686
* Mary UNKNOWN ancestors
abt 1624 - 21 Feb 1678
* Experience Howland ancestors
28 Jul 1668 - 07 Oct 1728
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts
* John Howland Jr. more treemore tree ancestors
24 Apr 1627 - aft 18 Jun 1699
* Mary Lee more treemore tree ancestors
1626 - aft 22 May 1693
Thankful Ford ancestors
1689 - aft 1754
* Andrew Ford II. ancestors
1651 - 24 Aug 1725
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony
* Andrew Ford more treemore tree ancestors
1620 - 04 Mar 1692
* Ellen Lovell more treemore tree ancestors
1628 - bef 1692
* Abiah Pierce ancestors
abt 1658 - 22 Mar 1721
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay
* Michael Pierce ancestors
abt 1615 - 26 Mar 1676
* Persis Eames more treemore tree ancestors
abt 28 Oct 1621 - 31 Dec 1662
Deborah Sturtevant ancestors
12 Feb 1732 -
Plympton, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Issac Sturtevant ancestors
10 Aug 1708 - abt 06 Feb 1751
Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay
* William Sturtevant ancestors
1683 - 28 Aug 1753
Plymouth Church, Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
* Samuel Sturtevant Jr. more treemore tree ancestors
19 Apr 1654 - 21 Apr 1736
* Mercy Cornish ancestors
04 Aug 1654 - 06 Aug 1714
* Fear Cushman ancestors
10 Mar 1689 - 13 Jul 1746
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
* Isaac Cushman Sr more treemore tree ancestors
08 Feb 1648 - 21 Oct 1732
* Rebecca Harlow more treemore tree ancestors
12 Jun 1655 - 03 Sep 1727
Sarah Fuller ancestors
28 Sep 1712 - 21 Jul 1763
Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay
* Nathaniel Fuller Sr. ancestors
14 Nov 1687 - 20 Apr 1750
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
* Samuel Fuller III more treemore tree ancestors
1659 - 06 Sep 1728
* Mercy Eaton more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1665 - aft 27 Feb 1704
* Martha Sampson ancestors
25 Oct 1689 - 08 Jun 1770
Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts
* George Sampson more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1655 - 26 Jul 1739
* Elizabeth Sprague more treemore tree ancestors
1657 - 27 May 1727

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

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Ancestor List for William Bierce ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text.

Ancestor Listmaker [independent app]
View or download a list of up to 20 generations of ancestors who meet a wide variety of criteria.

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.

How many degrees of separation are between William and Henry VIII (or anyone else)? 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.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of William along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
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 page shows exactly who has inherited William'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 William's tree.

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.

Dynamic Tree by Topola [independent app]
This app has advanced visualization tools plus downloading and printing capabilities.

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.

Fan ChartFan Chart [independent app]
This tool has lots of options for display, color, and sharing, including DNA inheritance, print with PDF, and other views such as "Fractal H-Trees" and "Relative SpiderWebs."

Images of William photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for William yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Bierces
This page shows all the Bierces 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 Bierce DNA Connections and BIERCE G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Nelson, Portage, Ohio, United States 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 it will be linked to the profile at where Bierce-59 is William's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Bierce-59 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. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch [independent app]
Automatically search for William 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 William's family names. Many members share its URL via email, 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 Bierce 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 Bierce 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 email, 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.

Private Message Not Possible — Direct Contact Unavailable
Unfortunately, there is no manager for William's profile. Will you become a member and take responsibility for it?

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.