Kurt Donald Cobain

Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Kurt Donald Cobain

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This is Kurt Donald Cobain's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Kurt's genealogy below.

* Kurt Donald Cobain
Kurt Donald Cobain
20 Feb 1967 - 5 Apr 1994
Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA

Brother of Kimberly Cobain

Husband of [private wife (1960s - unknown)]

Father of Frances Bean Love

Donald Cobain ancestors
1940s - unknown
Leland Elmer Cobain ancestors
24 Oct 1923 - 29 May 2013
Kittitas, Kittitas, Washington, United States
* John Arthur James Cobain ancestors
19 Mar 1889 - 08 Sep 1938
Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, USA
* John James Cobain more treemore tree ancestors
28 Dec 1863 - 28 Nov 1922
* Anna Minerva VanAlstyne ancestors
18 Sep 1866 - 20 Sep 1958
* Grace Almeda Gibson ancestors
21 May 1890 - 18 Dec 1957
Porter, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA
* Jasper Gibson more tree ancestors
1859 - 26 Mar 1954
* Mary Ford more tree ancestors
abt 1865 - abt 1893
Iris Maxine LaBrot ancestors
19 Aug 1926 - 01 Dec 1997
Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA
* Neil Clairmont LaBrot ancestors
abt 1901 - 31 Oct 1944
* Thomas LaBrot more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1877 -
* Delia Clairmont more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1876 -
* Florence Jeanette Tuck ancestors
08 May 1906 - 21 Jun 1979
Washington, USA
* Benjamin F Tuck ancestors
abt 1875 - 01 Jul 1936
* Theodosia Unknown more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1888 - 27 Sep 1944
Wendy Fradenburg ancestors
1940s - unknown
* [Fradenburg grandfather? please help] * *
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* [Fradenburg grandmother? please help] * *
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Kurt's family history.


Genealogy Research

Ancestor List for Kurt Cobain 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 Kurt 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 Kurt's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Kurt gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Kurt's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Kurt'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 Kurt'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 Kurt and Kevin Bacon? 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 Kurt photos
Here are photographs and source images for Kurt. Please contact the profile managers if you have any to add.

Index of Cobains
This page shows all the Cobains on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Kurt. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Cobain DNA Connections and COBAIN G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Death: Seattle, Washington, U.S. 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 Kurt
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 Kurt's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Cobain-1 where Cobain-1 is Kurt's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Cobain-1 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Kurt 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 Kurt 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 https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Cobain-1/4 into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Kurt's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Cobain-1/10 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 Kurt's family history.

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

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Kurt'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 Kurt or have a Cobain 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 Cobain surname index, etc. The white dot for Kurt indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

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

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


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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
Kurt'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 Kurt. 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 Kurt's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

E-Card for Kurt
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Kurt or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Privacy Take-Down Request Form
If you are Kurt or officially represent him and the profile manager refuses to remove personal information use this form.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Kurt'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 genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Kurt'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 Kurt, 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.