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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for James William Riley

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

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James William Riley
Dec 1877
Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA

Brother of Elizabeth Riley, Joseph Riley, William Riley and Ailsy Frances Riley

Husband of Nancy Jane Smoot

Father of Lee W Riley, Marcus Owen Riley, Mattie Jane Riley and Ester Ethle Virginia Riley

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Marcus O Riley ancestors
abt 1836 -
Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA
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Spencer Riley ancestors
abt 1803 -
Rappahannock, Virginia, USA
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Elizabeth Betsey Conner ancestors
abt 1815 -
Virginia, USA
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abt 1773 - 10 Oct 1856
Frederick, Virginia, USA
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abt 1773 -
Virginia, USA
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Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in James William's family history.

 

Genealogy Research

Ancestor List for James William Riley 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 James William 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 James William's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom James William gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for James William's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited James William'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 James William'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 James William and Queen Elizabeth II? 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 James William photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for James William yet. Please contact the profile managers if you have any.

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

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Death: Unknown.

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 James William
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 James William's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Riley-2117 where Riley-2117 is James William's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Riley-2117 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between James William 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 James William 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/Riley-2117/4 into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of James William's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Riley-2117/10 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 James William's family history.

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

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

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

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

Contact

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

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

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

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

If you have sourced information about James William, 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.