William Vandewater  O'Shea

Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for William Vandewater O'Shea

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This is William Vandewater O'Shea's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for William Vandewater's genealogy below.

* William Vandewater  O'Shea
William Vandewater O'Shea
1906 - about 1955
Mt Vernon, NY

Brother of L. Daniel O'Shea, Sarah Olivet O'Shea, Charles Henry O'Shea and Albert O'Shea

Husband of Grace (Tbd) O'Shea

Michael J. O'Shea ancestors
Sep 1866 - bef 1930
* [O'Shea grandfather? please help] * *
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* [O'Shea grandmother? please help] * *
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Lois VanDeWater ancestors
Jun 1869 - 07 Sep 1918
William G Van de water ancestors
05 Sep 1835 - abt 1910
Lagrangeville, Dutchess, New York, USA
* [Van de water great-grandfather?] *
* [Van de water great-grandmother?] *
Sarah Jane Olivet ancestors
01 Jun 1836 -
Quaker Hill, New York
* Isaac Olivet ancestors
1809 - 07 Nov 1891
South Dover, Dutchess, New York, USA
* David B Ollivett more treemore tree ancestors
1775 -
* Nancy Wopall ancestors
1777 -
* Lois Louise Craft ancestors
1814 - 09 Feb 1907
New York
* [Craft g-g-grandfather?]
* [Craft g-g-grandmother?]

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

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Ancestor List for William Vandewater O'Shea 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.

Descendants descendants
Since William Vandewater has no children the descendants page isn't available. Do you know of children? Please let the profile managers know.

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 William Vandewater's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom William Vandewater gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for William Vandewater's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active because William Vandewater has no children. It may still be possible to test connections to William Vandewater by testing other descendants of his ancestors who inherited the same Y chromosome, X chromosome or mitochondrial 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 William Vandewater'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. It may not be useful here unless you add children.

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 William Vandewater and Queen Victoria? 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 William Vandewater photos
Here are photographs and source images for William Vandewater. Please contact the profile managers if you have any to add.

Index of O'Sheas
This page shows all the O'Sheas on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond William Vandewater. There are a variety of connected tools, such as O'Shea DNA Connections and OSHEA G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Mt Vernon, NY on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Death: Age 53, in Mt Vernon 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 William Vandewater
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 William Vandewater's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/O'Shea-438 where O'Shea-438 is William Vandewater's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter O'Shea-438 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between William Vandewater 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
Automatically search for William Vandewater 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 https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/O'Shea-438/4 into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of William Vandewater's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/O'Shea-438/10 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 William Vandewater's family history.

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

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

Tests of William Vandewater's DNA
If William Vandewater'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 William Vandewater'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 William Vandewater's Trusted List.

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


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

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

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

E-Card for William Vandewater
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of William Vandewater 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 William Vandewater'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 William Vandewater's information on WikiTree. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about William Vandewater, 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.