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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Peter's family history.
Ancestor List for Peter Merchant
This page is empty. Do you know who Peter's parents were? Please contact profile managers.
This view isn't linked because it contains private information.
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 Peter's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Peter gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Peter's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active for privacy reasons.
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 Peter'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. Peter's Family Group Sheet is not linked for privacy reasons.
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 Peter 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 Peter
There aren't any photographs or source images for Peter yet. Please contact the profile managers if you have any.
Index of Merchants
This page shows all the Merchants on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Peter. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Merchant DNA Connections and MERCHANT G2G.
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. It is not linked here because it contains private information.
Profile of Peter
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 Peter's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Merchant-275 where Merchant-275 is Peter's unique WikiTree ID. Since the profile is private you would see significantly more information if you login and join the Trusted List.
Enter Merchant-275 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Peter 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/Merchant-275/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Peter's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Merchant-275/10 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 Peter's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Peter's profile so far. Login to access the feed. Since Peter himself is a WikiTree member there is also an activity feed showing his contributions, of which there have been 6 to date.
Members such as Peter have badges on their profiles. Peter has 6 already. They can be a quick way for other WikiTreers to see his range of activities and achievements.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Peter'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 Merchant surname index, etc. The yellow dot for Peter indicates that his profile is Private with a Public Biography and Family Tree. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Peter's DNA
If Peter'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 Peter'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 Peter's Trusted List.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Peter's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Peter'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 Peter. 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 Peter'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 Peter 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 Peter
Since Peter 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 Peter's information on WikiTree. This is especially important since the profile is private. You will need to login first.