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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Ruth (Sheffield) Baxter

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This is Ruth (Sheffield) Baxter's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Ruth's genealogy below.

Ruth (Sheffield) Baxter
22 Apr 1762 - 6 Nov 1793
Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia

Sister of Amos Sheffield and Stephen Sheffield

Wife of William Baxter MD MPP

Mother of Sarah (Baxter) Woodworth and John Belcher Baxter M.D.

Amos Sheffield ancestors
04 Jun 1733 - 1815
Newport, Rhode Island
John Sheffield ancestors
08 Jan 1698 - 02 Jul 1756
Tiverton, Newport, rhode Island
* Amos Sheffield ancestors
25 Jun 1673 - Jun 1710
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
* Ichabod Sheffield Sr. more treemore tree ancestors
23 Dec 1630 - 04 Feb 1712
* Mary Parker more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1642 - 1712
* Anna Pearse ancestors
14 Feb 1673 - 27 Nov 1706
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
* John Pearce more treemore tree ancestors
08 Sep 1647 - 05 Dec 1707
* Mary Tallman more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1651 - Jun 1720
Martha Taber ancestors
1703 -
* Philip Taber ancestors
abt 29 Feb 1676 - aft 14 Jul 1749
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay
* Philip Taber more treemore tree ancestors
bef 08 Feb 1646 - bef 04 Mar 1693
* Mary Cooke more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1652 - bef 25 Jan 1715
* Margaret Wood ancestors
10 Mar 1680 - abt 1756
* William Wood more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1634 - 03 Feb 1697
* Martha Earle more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1646 - aft 22 May 1697
Mary Harrington ancestors
abt 1745 - abt 1821
Rhode Island
Stephen Harrington Jr. ancestors
03 Aug 1708 - abt 19 Dec 1799
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island
* John Harrington ancestors
09 Oct 1662 - 30 Jan 1736
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
* Benjamin Harrington ancestors
1616 - abt 18 Apr 1694
* Elizabeth White more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1623 - 13 Dec 1701
* Lydia Cranston ancestors
abt 1677 - bef 1729
Scituate, Rhode Island
* [Cranston g-g-grandfather?]
* [Cranston g-g-grandmother?]
Elizabeth Shippe ancestors
abt 1713 - abt 22 Aug 1804
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island
* Solomon Shippee ancestors
abt 1700 -
* [Shippee g-g-grandfather?]
* [Shippee g-g-grandmother?]
* [Shippe great-grandmother?] *

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

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

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

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Cornwallis, Kings Co., Nova Scotia on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Cornwallis Township, Kings County, Nova Scotia 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 Ruth
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 Ruth's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Sheffield-434 is Ruth's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Sheffield-434 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Ruth 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 Ruth 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 Ruth'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 Ruth's family history.

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

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Ruth'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 Ruth or have a Sheffield 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 Sheffield surname index, etc. The white dot for Ruth indicates that her profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

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

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


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

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

Comment on Profile Message Board
Ruth'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 Ruth. 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 Ruth'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 Ruth 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 Ruth'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 Ruth'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 Ruth, 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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