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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Gerald William Griffin

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This is a pedigree chart for Gerald [Griffin-14211]. There are additional tools below.

Gerald William Griffin
12 Jul 1909 - 12 May 1971
Canaan, Jefferson, Indiana, United States

Brother of Clennie Hobert Griffin, Delbert Lewis Griffin, Dana May (Griffin) Wyne, Wilber Franklin Griffin and Raymond Lee Griffin

Husband of Wauneta Opal (Jackson) Griffin

Husband of Hazel E. Kinman

Father of Delmar Wayne Griffin, Eldon Leon Griffin, Donald Loyd Griffin and Jan Harlan Griffin

Joseph Franklin Griffin ancestors
21 Oct 1869 - 15 Feb 1938
Jefferson, Indiana, United States
John William Griffin ancestors
06 Feb 1844 - 09 Feb 1927
Jefferson, Indiana, United States
* James E. Griffin ancestors
02 Feb 1810 - 10 Jun 1900
Clark, Indiana Territory, United States
* John Griffin more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1779 - 11 May 1861
* Nancy Lockridge more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1788 - abt 1867
* Mary Ann Griffin ancestors
01 May 1812 - 10 Mar 1898
New York, United States
* Martin Griffin more tree ancestors
07 Oct 1777 - 24 Jan 1818
* Elizabeth Carter ancestors
23 Mar 1787 - 02 Oct 1870
Eliza Ann Ward ancestors
Feb 1846 - 05 Sep 1940
Jefferson, Indiana, United States
* [Ward great-grandfather?] *
* [Ward great-grandmother?] *
Loura Myrtle Lemen ancestors
25 May 1888 - 25 Jun 1916
Canaan, Jefferson County, Indiana
Thomas E. Lemen ancestors
1854 - 03 Nov 1891
Ripley, Indiana, United States
* Gabriel David Lemen Sr ancestors
09 Jul 1789 - 17 Apr 1869
Nelson, Kentucky, United States
* John Lemen more treemore tree ancestors
1740 - 1824
* Mary Cox more treemore tree ancestors
1753 - 1813
* Mary Y. Caplinger ancestors
02 Feb 1806 - 04 May 1873
Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States
* Henry Caplinger more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1780 - 1806
* Margaret Harper ancestors
abt 1784 -
Alice Jane Shreve ancestors
10 Jun 1855 - 13 Jun 1943
Ripley, Indiana, United States
* Samuel Shreve ancestors
13 Mar 1818 - 23 Jan 1900
Ripley, Indiana, United States
* Jonathan Shreve more treemore tree ancestors
14 Jan 1794 - 1856
* Elizabeth Myers ancestors
15 Jul 1796 - 13 May 1884
* Eliza Jane West ancestors
23 Apr 1822 - 07 Mar 1903
Ripley, Indiana, United States
* John T. West ancestors
abt 1787 - 20 Jan 1865
* Martha R. Benefiel more treemore tree ancestors
13 Mar 1789 - 31 Dec 1878

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

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Ancestor List for Gerald Griffin ahnenlist
Uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text.

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.

Compact Family Tree
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.

How many degrees of separation are between Gerald 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 Gerald along with their spouses.

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

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.

Dynamic Tree by Topola [independent app]
Advanced visualization tools plus downloading and printing capabilities.

FamilySearch Connections
Here is a likely matching profile for Gerald on the FamilySearch Tree: LHPN-MY8.

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 Gerald photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Gerald yet. Please contact the profile managers if you have any.

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

Map Navigator SampleLocation Maps map pin [independent apps]
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Canaan, Jefferson, Indiana, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Carrollton, Carroll, Kentucky, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Madison, Jefferson, Indiana, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Madison, Jefferson, Indiana, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
WikiTree+'s Map Navigator can plot Gerald'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 Gerald
The central place for organizing and viewing information and sources. Whenever you see Gerald's name on WikiTree it will be linked to the profile at where Griffin-14211 is Gerald'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 Griffin-14211 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Gerald 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 Gerald 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 Gerald's family names.

WikiTree Tools

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

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

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

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Gerald'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 Gerald or have a Griffin 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 Griffin surname index, etc. The green dot for Gerald indicates that his profile is Public. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

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

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


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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
Gerald'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 Gerald. 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 Gerald'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 Gerald 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 private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Gerald'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 family member or descendant please join the Trusted List. This will you give you full access to view, follow, and edit Gerald's information on WikiTree. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Gerald, 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.