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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Shelby's family history.
Ancestor List for Shelby Decorah
This page is empty. Do you know who Shelby'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 Shelby 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.
This view isn't linked because it contains private information.
DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants
Designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Shelby's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Shelby gets her mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Shelby's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active for privacy reasons.
DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid
A step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Shelby's tree.
Family Group Sheet
Simple page to illustrate nuclear families based on marriages. Handy when someone had children from more than one marriage. Shelby's Family Group Sheet is not linked for privacy reasons.
Flexible tool for viewing more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.
Fan 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 Shelby
There aren't any photographs or source images for Shelby yet. Please contact the profile managers if you have any.
Index of Decorahs
Shows all the Decorahs on WikiTree. Useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Shelby. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Decorah DNA Connections and DECORAH G2G.
Parallel to the pedigree chart above but optimized for printing. Can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form. It is not linked here because it contains private information.
Profile of Shelby
The central place for organizing and viewing information and sources. Whenever you see Shelby's name on WikiTree it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Decorah-1 where Decorah-1 is Shelby's unique WikiTree ID. Since the profile is private you would see significantly more information if you login and join the Trusted List.
Profile Overview [independent app]
Dig into the contents of WikiTree profiles in a completely different way.
Enter Decorah-1 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Shelby 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/Decorah-1/4 into your favorite social network.
A quick reference sheet with seven generations of Shelby's family names.
Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Shelby's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Shelby's profile so far. Login to access the feed. Since Shelby himself is a WikiTree member there is also an activity feed showing his contributions, of which there have been 1 to date.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Shelby'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 Decorah surname index, etc. The yellow dot for Shelby indicates that his profile is Private with a Public Biography and Family Tree. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Shelby's DNA
If Shelby's DNA (not a family member'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 Shelby'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 Shelby's Trusted List.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Shelby's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Shelby'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 Shelby. 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 Shelby'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 Shelby 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 Shelby
Since Shelby is a WikiTree member you can send him a message directly and privately. You don't need to login for this.
Trusted List Request Form
If you're a family member please join the Trusted List. This will you give you full access to view, follow, and edit Shelby's information on WikiTree. This is especially important since the profile is private. You will need to login first.