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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Matilda Preston

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

Matilda Preston
about 1803 - 1883
Kentucky, USA

Sister of Edith (Preston) Brown and Elizabeth Catherine (Preston) VanHoose

Wife of Bracken L Lewis

Mother of Moses D Lewis and Zachariah Lewis

Nathaniel Preston ancestors
abt 1760 - 06 Aug 1832
Bedford County, Virginia
Philip Preston ancestors
abt 13 Aug 1711 - abt Apr 1774
Ingestre, Staffordshire, England
George Preston III ancestors
1683 - 02 May 1720
Ingestre, Staffordshire, England
* George Preston II ancestors
29 Jun 1636 - 05 Apr 1703
* Alice Plant ancestors
1631 -
Anne Bagot ancestors
1685 - abt 25 Jul 1767
Staffordshire, England
* [Bagot g-g-grandfather?]
* [Bagot g-g-grandmother?]
Mary Ann Unknown ancestors
abt 1718 - abt 1814
Bedford County, Virginia
* [great-grandfather?] *
* [great-grandmother?] *
Elizabeth Vaughn ancestors
abt 27 Mar 1759 - 29 Jan 1846
William Shields Vaughan ancestors
28 Apr 1738 - abt 1800
New Kent, Virginia
* William Vaughan ancestors
1701 - 07 Sep 1774
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia
* John Vaughn more treemore tree ancestors
1660 - 20 Jan 1724
* Sarah Poindexter more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1674 - 1725
* Elizabeth Shields ancestors
abt 1700 - 14 Apr 1774
Colony of Virginia
* [Shields g-g-grandfather?]
* [Shields g-g-grandmother?]
Hannah Crew ancestors
aft 1722 -
Charles City, Virginia
* Andrew Crew ancestors
abt 1701 - 27 Jun 1786
Charles City, Charles, Virginia
* John Crew more treemore tree ancestors
1669 - 1727
* Sarah Osborne Gatley more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1670 - 01 Jan 1760
* Hannah Ellyson ancestors
1708 - 21 Nov 1774
New Kent County, Virginia
* Gerrard Robert Ellyson III more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1671 - 02 Oct 1749
* Sarah Crew more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1694 - May 1772

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

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Ancestor List for Matilda Preston 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 Matilda 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 Matilda's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Matilda gets her mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Matilda's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Matilda'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 Matilda'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 Matilda 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 Matilda photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Matilda yet. Login to upload one.

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

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Kentucky, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Floyd County, Kentucky, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Arkansas, USA 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 Matilda
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 Matilda's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Preston-2994 is Matilda's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Preston-2994 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Matilda 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 Matilda 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 Matilda'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 Matilda's family history.

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

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Matilda'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 Matilda or have a Preston family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate her tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Preston surname index, etc. The white dot for Matilda indicates that her profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

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

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


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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
Matilda'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 Matilda. 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 Matilda'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 Matilda 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 Matilda'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 Matilda'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.

If you have sourced information about Matilda, 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.

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