Thomas Alva Edison

Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Thomas Alva Edison

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

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Thomas Alva Edison
11 Feb 1847 - 18 Oct 1931
Milan, Ohio

Brother of Marion Edison, William Pitt Edison, Harriet Ann Edison, Carlisle Edison, Samuel Edison, Eliza S Edison, Marietta Edison, Maud Edison and Mabel Edison

Husband of Mary Jane Stillwell

Husband of Mina Miller

Father of Madeleine Edison, Theodore Miller Edison, Marion Estelle Edison, Marion Edison, Thomas Alva Edison, William Leslie Edison, Madeline Edison, Charles Edison and Theodore Miller Edison

Samuel Ogden Edison Jr. ancestors
16 Aug 1804 - 26 Feb 1896
Marshalltown, Annapolis Co, Nova Scotia
Samuel Ogden Edison ancestors
05 Mar 1762 - 27 Mar 1865
Acquackanonk, Essex County, New Jersey
* John Edison UE ancestors
1727 - 1814
* [Edison g-g-grandfather?]
* [Edison g-g-grandmother?]
* Sarah Ogden ancestors
1744 - 1851
Orange, Essex, New Jersey
* Samuel Ogden more treemore tree ancestors
bef 20 May 1716 - bef 10 Jul 1798
* Phebe Baldwin more tree ancestors
1724 - 1789
Nancy Stimpson ancestors
Oct 1769 - 26 Sep 1824
Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada
* [Stimpson great-grandfather?] *
* [Stimpson great-grandmother?] *
Nancy Matthews Elliott ancestors
04 Jan 1810 - 09 Apr 1871
Chenango County, New York, USA
Ebenezer Matthews ancestors
28 May 1759 - 1836
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut
* Abner Matthews ancestors
22 Jul 1712 - 1777
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
* Caleb Matthews more treemore tree ancestors
20 Apr 1675 - 23 Aug 1755
* Elizabeth Hotchkiss more treemore tree ancestors
30 Aug 1684 - 11 Jan 1736
* Lois Hotchkiss ancestors
16 Jan 1717 - Mar 1777
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
* Obidiah Hotchkiss more treemore tree ancestors
20 Mar 1690 -
* Eunice Beach more treemore tree ancestors
03 Aug 1698 -
Mercy Peckham ancestors
11 Jul 1783 - abt 1855
Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
* William Peckham ancestors
03 Apr 1742 - 1780
New Bedford, Bristol Co, Massachusetts
* John Peckham ancestors
15 Jan 1696 - May 1781
* Mary Boston ancestors
1702 - 1780
* Mercy Tallman ancestors
1750 -
Warwick, Newport Co., RI
* Benjamin Tallman more treemore tree ancestors
19 Jun 1710 - 26 Feb 1803
* Elizabeth Gorton more treemore tree ancestors
01 Dec 1715 - 01 Nov 1800
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Thomas's family history.


Genealogy Research

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

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

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Milan, Ohio on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Newark, Passaic, New Jersey, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Death: West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey 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 Thomas
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 Thomas's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Edison-1 is Thomas's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Edison-1 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Thomas 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.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for Thomas 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 Thomas's family names. Many members share its URL 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 Thomas's family history.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

E-Card for Thomas
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Thomas 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 Thomas 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 Thomas'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 Thomas'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 Thomas, 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.