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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Martha Ellen (Burris) Shoptaw

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This is a pedigree chart for Mattie [Burris-964]. There are additional tools below.

Martha Ellen (Burris) Shoptaw
13 Jan 1863 - 31 Jan 1943
Missouri, USA

Wife of Daniel Christopher Pless

Wife of Jesse James Shoptaw

Mother of Laurence M. Pless, Rosalie Pless, Etta (Pless) Williamson, Florence Shoptaw, Mildred (Shoptaw) Tomlinson, Lillie Ethel (Shoptaw) Scott, Edna Malinda (Shoptaw) Bowen, John Emmett Shoptaw, Reba (Shoptaw) Lemley, Delois (Shoptaw) Peeler, Betty Shoptaw, Lala (Shoptaw) Burnett and William James Shoptaw

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

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Ancestor List for Mattie (Burris) Shoptaw ahnenlist
This page is empty. Do you know who Mattie's parents were? Please contact profile managers.

Ancestor Explorer [independent app]
View or download a list of up to 20 generations of ancestors who meet a wide variety of criteria, map them, and more.

How many degrees of separation are between Mattie 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
Up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Mattie along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Mattie's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Mattie gets her mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Mattie's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Mattie's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
A step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Mattie's tree.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
Simple page to illustrate nuclear families based on marriages. Handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Family List
Flexible tool for viewing more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Fan ChartFan Chart [independent app]
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 Mattie photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Mattie yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Burriss
Shows all the Burriss on WikiTree. Useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Mattie. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Burris DNA Connections and BURRIS G2G.

Map Navigator SampleLocation Maps map pin [independent apps]
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Missouri, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Pope County, Arkansas, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Pope County, Arkansas, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Unknown.
WikiTree+'s Map Navigator can plot Mattie's ancestors or descendants on a map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
Parallel to the pedigree chart above but optimized for printing. Can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form.

Profile of Mattie
The central place for organizing and viewing information and sources. Whenever you see Mattie's name on WikiTree it will be linked to the profile at where Burris-964 is Mattie's unique WikiTree ID.

Profile Overview [independent app]
Dig into the contents of WikiTree profiles in a completely different way.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Burris-964 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Mattie 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 Mattie 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
A quick reference sheet with seven generations of Mattie's family names.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Mattie's family history.

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

Bio Check [independent app]
Scan for missing sources and opportunities to improve profiles.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Mattie'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 Mattie or have a Burris family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate her tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Burris surname index, etc. The white dot for Mattie indicates that her profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

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

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


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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
Mattie'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 Mattie. 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 Mattie'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 Mattie 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 Mattie'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 Mattie'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 her in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Mattie, 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.

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