Penny N. (Dorsey) Cosby
May 1884 - 18 Oct 1923
Wife of Henry Samuel Cosby
Mother of Henry Cosby
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Penny's family history.
Ancestor List for Penny (Dorsey) Cosby
This page is empty. Do you know who Penny's parents were? Please contact profile managers.
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Penny 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 Penny's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Penny gets her mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Penny's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Penny'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 Penny's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.
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 Penny 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 Penny
There aren't any photographs or source images for Penny yet. Login to upload one.
Index of Dorseys
This page shows all the Dorseys on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Penny. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Dorsey DNA Connections and DORSEY G2G.
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
Birth: Georgia, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
Death: Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia, USA 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 Penny
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 Penny's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Dorsey-1626 where Dorsey-1626 is Penny's unique WikiTree ID.
Enter Dorsey-1626 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Penny 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/Dorsey-1626/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Penny's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Dorsey-1626/10 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 Penny's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Penny's profile so far.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Penny'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 Dorsey surname index, etc. The white dot for Penny indicates that her profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Penny's DNA
If Penny'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 Penny'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 Penny's Trusted List.
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Penny's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Penny and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links next their names will show you their relationship to Penny.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Penny's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Penny'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 Penny. 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 Penny'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 Penny 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 Penny'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 Penny'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.