Chase Ashley
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Chase Ashley

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Chase W. Ashley
Born 1950s.
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Brother of [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and [half]
Father of , [private daughter (1990s - unknown)], and
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Hi again! I'm really enjoying playing with the Ancestor Listmaker. It turned up 13 surety barons for my immigrant ancestor - in checking on the ones that weren't listed, I think I found a bug: Surety Baron de Vere was ommited de_Vere-309 (because "de" included in LNAB?).

Anyway, I checked using Warenne-97 (de Vere's gr-gr-granddaughter) & the Listmaker only turns up Quincy (Quincy-226) for her.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks, Liz. You are correct. The app was looking for De_Vere-309, which is how his WT id is listed on his profile, but the ancestor data that the app gets back from WT lists his WT id as De Vere-309 without the underscore. I have now fixed that, so that Warenne-97 and other descendants of Robert de Vere will now find him as a Magna Carta Surety Baron ancestor.

Btw, you may need to do a hard refresh to clear the old version of Ancestor Listmaker out of your browser cache. I have started adding version stamps to the app versions on the bottom right hand corner of the startup page in the format of The new one is (ver 1p.6.7.20). If you don't see this new version stamp, when you are on the app page, hold down Command + Shift and press R if you have a Mac and press Control and F5 if you have a Windows machine to remove to old version from your browser cache.

posted by Chase Ashley
Thanks again! And thanks for the reminder to do a hard refresh.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Chase, A year or so ago, I found that I had been notified of some distant (Mayflower vintage) ancestors. How would I go about finding them (or those in similar historic settings)??
You need to try to push all the American branches of your tree back as far as you can. So far, however, it looks like all your American branches are southern, so it is quite possible that you don't have any Mayflower ancestors. Jamestown is perhaps more likely. There is, for example, a Jamestowne Society with a list of early Jamestown residents:
posted by Chase Ashley
Just FYI: I know of one ancestor who was in the Revolutionary War (Weatherby-156), but the search with Ancestor Listmaker turned up no one. So I'm still wondering if there are some more.  ??

Also: I saw a note that the list is generated from DAR and SAR records. From my (admittedly brief) experience with DAR and SAR records, these people would "turn up the toes" of the WikiTree founders because they apparently do not check nor ask for sources/accuracy. But just my limited experience.

Carol Lillevang

posted by Carol Lillevang
Unable to view fan tree, my 4x great-grandfather served in the American Revolution War

His name is James Young, was told to ask for help

posted by Jocelyn Young
My app is not the fan tree app. I no nothing about the fan tree app.
posted by Chase Ashley
Yes, Thank you! I have several questions, however. Some profiles, not created or managed by me, but among my ancestors, appear on the GED Junk list. Is the way to remove them to edit the profiles and add additional sources/references? Also, although both Elizabeth Tilley and John Howland appeared on my Mayflower ancestors list, her parents did not. Curious about why not? And a third question, I descend from many more men who have documented Revolutionary War service than appeared on my list. How was that list compiled? What is needed to be sure these men are recognized for their service? DAR or SAR designation? I know I'll enjoy using the list maker. I was aware I descended from many early New Amsterdam settlers, but seeing them in a list has me rethinking my heritage a bit.
Re GEDCOM junk - yes, you are correct. Specific to removing GEDCOM junk, see

Re Elizabeth Tilley's parents - They are included if you search at least 13 generations back. Her parents were John Tilley and Joan Hurst (maiden name).

Re Revolutionary War - the criteria for including ancestors each list are set forth in the List type/criteria dropdown menu where you pick the type of list. In the case of Revolutionary War, it lists profiles that have the 1776 sticker or project template on them or that are in the NSDAR or NSSAR Patriot Ancestor categories.

posted by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase,

I just saw your list maker for the first time! I know what I'll be doing for the next few days! Thank you so much! By the way, we are 8th cousins through James Keith, Sr.

posted by Larry Dunn
Thanks for the list maker ap ❤️
posted by Kaye (Davis) Stover
Great list! I see William Bradford. Jr., born 1624 in "Plymouth, Plymouth," listed as an immigrant. But this Plymouth is in what is now Massachusetts, so he's not an immigrant. I don't know whether his profile needs to be changed or the list's selection criteria.
posted by Joan (Watts) Carter
Thanks, Joan. For the American Ancestors list, the app checks all the ancestors to see if their Birth and Death Location fields include a location term that indicates that the event occurred in America. If the Death Location field does but the Birth Location field doesn't, the app assumes the ancestor was an American immigrant. The app's list of American place names includes Plymouth Colony but does not include Plymouth (without the word Colony) since that could be in England. If you change Plymouth, Plymouth to the more accurate Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, William Bradford Jr will drop from the list.
posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Chase, well done - I love the results from your hard work developing the Ancestor List generator.
posted by Karen (Malley) Morris
Incredible development.....thank you and proud of you, Cousin ! David and Chase are 10th cousins once removed (Uncertain)

David Morehead and Chase Ashley are both descendants of Thomas Parke.

1. David is the son of [private mother] [unknown confidence] 2. [Private] is the daughter of Elton Tully [unknown confidence] 3. Elton is the son of LeMon DeGary Sexton (Lunsford) Tully [unknown confidence] 4. LeMon is the daughter of John Thomas Lunsford [unknown confidence] 5. John is the son of Peyton Spear Lunsford [unknown confidence] 6. Peyton is the son of Peyton Charnock Lunsford [unknown confidence] 7. Peyton is the son of Elizabeth (Wyatt) Lunsford [unknown confidence] 8. Elizabeth is the daughter of William Wyatt [unknown confidence] 9. William is the son of Elizabeth (Park) Wyatt [confident] 10. Elizabeth is the daughter of Joseph (Parkes) Parke [unknown confidence] 11. Joseph is the son of Nathaniel Parke [unknown confidence] 12. Nathaniel is the son of Thomas Parke [unknown confidence] This makes Thomas the tenth great grandfather of David.

posted by David Morehead
Thanks for the list maker. Great !
posted by LG Price
I just used your Ancestor Listmaker tool and want to thank you for all your hard work. it's a great, user-friendly too tool that we can easily see our ancestors.
posted by Lawana (Mills) Puderer
edited by Lawana (Mills) Puderer
Hi Chase

Hi Chase, well done! I'd like to add my thank you to the long list you've already received. The list really organizes ancestors in a useful way and makes it simple to see what needs to be done to correct or add missing information.

Bob Loov

posted by Robert Loov

The Ancestor Listmaker is a great app!

Not that you want to get bogged down in small improvements, but I find that, if I select "Include generation and ahnentafel number column" and then just simply open up the resulting .csv file in Excel, Excel "assumes" some very strange things about the data in the Gen-Ahen column. (I would tell you which version of Excel I am using, except that Microsoft, in its infinite wisdom, seems to have eliminated (or hidden) the "Help -> About" box, which used to give you the version information. Geez!)

Perhaps some different formatting of this column in the .csv file would overcome this, but I haven't played with that . . .

All in all, still a GREAT app!

Regards, Floyd

posted by Floyd Mitman III
Glad you like the app, Floyd. Re Excel - are you referring to some of the gen-ahnen numbers getting converted to dates? If so, that's not a problem with the app or the data in the download file, but with importing the data to Excel. If you importort a csv file into Excel without telling it what type of data is in the column, Excel just assumes that, since some of the numbers look like they could be dates, that they are dates and converts them from numbers to month names. You can prevent that by specifying during import that that column is "text". My version of Excel also shows a few odd symbols in the Gen-Ahnen heading. That also seems to be an Excel issue, as there is nothing in the csv file. Google Sheets works fine, btw.
posted by Chase Ashley
Thank you for your wonderful app. It's not only helpful -- it's great fun.

My one comment/question has to do with the fact that the app will not list my mother as an ancestor who immigrated to America. (Born in Qld., Australia in 1923; died in Saratoga County, NY in 2003.) Any thoughts?

posted by Sharyn (Ennist) Leonard
edited by Sharyn (Ennist) Leonard
Sharyn - The reason your mother is not listed as an American Immigrant is that her privacy setting does not reveal place of birth or place of death unless you are logged in and on the Trusted List. Since the app does not currently use login information, it only gets info that is viewable by the general public.
posted by Chase Ashley
Totally brilliant, congratulations!!! Is this going to be available from now on?

I can't thank you enough.


I just used your Ancestor Listmaker and am thrilled!!! So fast and easy. I can't say enough positives!

I wish it would have found my mystery g-g-grandfather, (Peter O'Rourke, b 1810, Sligo, Ireland) who I now believe must have been in the Witness Protection Program.

posted by Deborah Harvey
If it«,s any help, I think Peter O'Rourke changed his name to Rorke and became my dentist about 45 years ago! Seems to have gone underground again....
No. He moved to St Joseph, Mo and passed away in 1874.
posted by Deborah Harvey
Chase, I'm being copied on answers about your Ancestor link app within Wikitree, (which I really love), but don't know why or how to stop that from happening. Richard Herndon (Herndon-1623)
posted by Richard Herndon IV
Richard - By default, if you post an answer/comment to G2G, then you get notification of any further comments below your comment. You can turn off getting those notifications for a particular answer/comment you have posted by opening up your answer/comment to edit and de-checking the box for getting notifications.
posted by Chase Ashley
Hi, I did the id thing and got about what I have imputed to a point, and I see a name I think I can maybe go backwards and find a common-maybe-Benson-my great grandma-name or there abouts or totally missed it by an initial and a day of the birthday, that close but not close enough. Then did I do it right or did I need to wait longer or do it again.

Aldrich-2574 is me. I got to wondering what would happen if I plugged in one of them and let it do its thing. OR-wouldn't work? maybe.

The app can take you back 20 generations, which is probably back to at least 1500. It looks like your WikiTree connections currently stop around 1830, so you need to work your ancestors (at least some of them) back further until they connect with existing profiles. The app does not create connections, it just lists ancestors to whom you are currently directly or indirectly connected on WikiTree.
posted by Chase Ashley
Love your Ancestor ListMaker.

I was thinking about creating one. Now I don't have to!

posted by Glenn Tuley
Great app Chase. Is there any chance in future to expand the 'Number of ancestor generations back' to include more ancestors? Just to see if it worked, I checked my great-grandfather - it worked! Now, how do I edit/add some of the information that I am seeing on WikiTree? Just to let you know, this app will be my go-to tool to trace more of my suggestions on my links. Great job...! Truly Brownlee (nee Campbell-6401)
posted by Truly Campbell
Glad you like the app! If you are logged into WikiTree, you can add/edit info in any Open profile by clicking the edit tab, make the changes, and clicking save. You can only edit profiles that are not Open if you are on the Trusted List. Before making any additions/edits to a profile, make sure you provide a RELIABLE source for your info (not just a family tree or info copied from some family tree) and, if you are changing something, make sure that the sources you have for your info are better than the sources for the existing info. If a page has been worked on a lot by others, the safe route is to first post a public comment about the change you want to make and why. Please see
posted by Chase Ashley
What a great tool! Found so many branches to my tree that I did not know about.

Thank you. Kerry Rock

posted by Kerry Rock
Hi Chase,

Thank you for this awesome tool! Quick question, how can I update the missing information for some relatives? I checked the profile and the info is already there.

Thanks for your help!

I am getting error messages everytime I try the app. I changed my privacy settings. I cannot get a listing.
posted by Patti Frabotta
Patti - What error message are you getting? When I put your WikiTree ID (Frabotta-11) in as the Descendant, the app runs properly but says you have no ancestors. That is the correct response since the app only finds ancestors that your profile is connected to (either directly or indirectly) on WikiTree and, currently, your profile isn't connected to any (ie, you are not connected to profiles for your parents). The app doesn't create connections; it only finds and lists that ones that exist.
posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Chase and I are sixth cousins, both direct descendants of Thomas Ashley, a connection determined by Chase himself. I couldn't find where to answer on the Question page so here it is. As far as I can tell, no one who answered is closer!
posted by Kate Killebrew
Hi Chase,

Along with everyone who does not get the app - I am sorry to say "me too". Any advice would be greatly appreciated and I have followed all of your directions to link up......but, Blank screen. ellen

I just fixed it. Should be working now.
posted by Chase Ashley
Love It!

Thank You Again. ellen

Hello Chase,

Just a note to say hi to a new cousin. We are related through both Charles Briggs Reed, and his wife Eunice Benson Harden.

I'm looking forward toi trying your new tool once the glitches are worked out. Thanks!

posted by Sue (Bateman) Matthews
I just fixed it. Should be working now.
posted by Chase Ashley
Cecil winston Collins; Blank Screen as well.
posted by Winston Collins
I just fixed it. Should be working now.
posted by Chase Ashley
I can't get anything but a blank screen when I click ancestor listmaker.

Glenda McCarty

posted by Glenda McCarty
That's exactly what I'm getting, too, Glenda McCarty.
posted by Sandra (Archer) Martin
Also seeing just a blank screen.
posted by Gary Christopher
I just fixed it. Should be working now.
posted by Chase Ashley
Hi Chase, looks like we're 9th cousins with Nicholas Wallingford as our common ancestor.
I support previous message by Jim Griffin i.e:

'The ancestor listmaker does not seem to work. I click the link in the wikitree page and it goes blank. Is there another way to access?' Same occurred when I used the link a few moments ago. Dave

posted by Dave Male
Can not access the Ancestor list maker?
posted by Joy Galliver
I am finding the same when clicking on The Ancestor Listmaker it just goes blank and the same with the others on the same page.

Daphne (Bellamy)Clelford 568.

The ancestor listmaker does not seem to work. I click the link in the wikitree page and it goes blank. Is there another way to access?

James Griffin

posted by Jim Griffin
Hello Cousin, Chase, and Janine are 9th cousins
I know you're almost inundated with messages about the Ancestor Listmaker, but I just wanted to ask a question. In setting the criteria to Ahnentafel, many of my ancestors came back with this: "NaN--1" which I don't fully understand. Could you shed some light on this?
posted by Amy Utting
I think it's because you have both parents and grandparents who have unlisted or private profiles. I thought I had fixed that problem, but apparently only for people with parents with unlisted or private profiles. I'll see if I can fix it. I'll let you know
posted by Chase Ashley
Thank you so much - both for a speedy reply and the explanation. Both of my grandmothers are still living, so I can't stop them from being unlisted haha. I hope you can fix it - it isn't a huge deal if you can't though :)
posted by Amy Utting
OK. I think I found the problem and fixed it. Thanks for letting me know of the problem.
posted by Chase Ashley
Question on the ListMaker: What’s the correct sticker usage for French and Indian War for ListMaker to recognize? Help:Stickers for Veterans doesn’t list this sticker, so I’ve used the Veteran Recognition sticker on Johnson-59775 which isn’t picked up by the (really cool) tool. Thanks for the app!
posted by M Johnson
The sticker that the app looks for is the one used by the French and Indian War Project. See
Chase Ashley served with the unknown during the French and Indian War
Service Started: unknown
Unit(s): unknown
Service Ended: unknown
posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
Interesting and useful list maker. Thank you for all the work you have put into it. It reveals the need for me to add stickers, categories, and projects to profiles..
posted by Mary E. Gossage
I am sure you are being innundated with questions about the Ancestor Listmaker, which is amazing by-the-way. I was just wondering why my 2nd GreatGrandfather ( did not not show up on the Civil War List. If I am reading it correctly, he needs the sticker in addition to/or instead of the Category?

Is that correct?

posted by Colleen Chapin
Yes, currently the app's US Civil War filter is based on the presence of a US Civil War sticker on the profile. However, I am currently considering the feasibility and desirability of changing the app so that it works off the presence of a US Civil War category.
posted by Chase Ashley
The listmaker app is fantastic! Thanks for all your work! It has created some new avenues for me to explore and encouraged me to have some ancestors get recognized who should be included due to Civil War service, etc.

Thanks for all you do!

posted by Connie Davis
Chase, you did all of us such a wonderful favor! Your program is awesome!!! It made me realize that I need to get busy with stickers, because I didn't even realize there were stickers for Revolutionary War patriots, Civil Ward, etc . I did not realize that I could possible have 4 other Gateway ancestors - how neat is that?! For me, your directions were super clear and concise. Would it be possible to extend the European Royals and Aristocrats to 40 generations or possibly even further?

Thank you so much for developing this terrific tool, and I will definitely be using it a lot. It has inspired me to get busy and add to my lineage on Wikitree!


posted by Davine (Moore) Roberts
Thanks, Davine. Glad you like it!
posted by Chase Ashley
am interested in ancestors from Scotland but as a senior, am not literate enough to follow directions - it's kindly, Joe McDonald
Hi Joe,

Just type McDonald-13985 in the "Wikitree ID of Descendant:" text box, select 10 from the "Number of ancestor generations back:" dropdown menu (you don't have any relatives farther back than that), select All from the "Category:" dropdown menu, and click Find Ancestors. The app will then show you a list of all of your ancestors to whom you are connected to in WikiTree. To sort by Birth Date, Birth Location, Death Date, or Death Location, just click on the applicable column heading. I'm not sure any of the Categories would be of interest to you except there is one category which will show you a list consisting of the subset of your connected ancestors who were Canadian immigrants. You can download any of the lists to a .csv file (which you can then open up in a Excel or Google Sheets or another spreadsheet app) by clicking on Download List. Please note that the app doesn't find or connect any ancestors who aren't already connected to you.

posted by Chase Ashley
Thanks Chase for this fabulous tool! I knew I had filles-du-roi ancestors but not how many. Now I know it's at least 2. Thanks again for sharing this.
posted by Myrna Coubrough
I would be interested in a list of my ancestors who were slave holders. It’s unpleasant to think about but adds to my knowledge of my ancestors.
Chase, After I enter info on the 3 areas of descendants info and click on find, I get a reply of cannot find descendants. Any info as to why?
posted by Frank Parsons
Frank - The app can only list those ancestors to whom you are already connected on WikiTree. It doesn't do research and connect you to new ancestors. If you enter Parsons-11255 in the WikiTree ID of Descendant field, select 3 in the Number of generations back" drop-down menu, and select All in the Category drop-down menu, you will get a list of all 5 ancestors who you are currently connected to on Wikitree.
posted by Chase Ashley

Thank you for creating this App. Please forbear, very weak on the computer. I can't even get my name typed into the "Wikitree ID of Descendant" box. What am I missing? The Download step? Many thanks. Dave Jenkins

posted by Dave Jenkins
Just type Jenkins-761 in the WikiTree ID of Descendent box, select the desired number of generations back you want to go from the Generations drop-down menu (the max is 20), and select the All option from the Category drop-down menu. I just tried it with your ID and the app produced a list of 4,686 of your ancestors.
posted by Chase Ashley
Thanks Chase - very useful. (can you expand it to all ancestors in the tree not just direct or are the numbers too great?)
posted by Paul Etheredge
Glad you found it useful, Paul. I am not currently considering extending it beyond direct ancestors.
posted by Chase Ashley
Tried new app for Sease but no results. Maybe I'm not in the right generation or there isn't enough data on Sease surname.

Thank you Annette Sease Stewart

posted by Annette Sease
Annette - The app can only list your ancestors that are already connected to you in Wikitree. It doesn't find new ancestors that aren't connected.
posted by Chase Ashley
Can't understand how to insert the location - the explanatory text appears, but where can I enter a location like "ireland", for example?
posted by Ian Thomas
Just start typing in the box where the explanatory text appears. The explanatory text will disappear as soon as you start typing.
posted by Chase Ashley
Thank you Chris but didn't find any more new information.
posted by Jane (Tobin) Eblen

Chase is 26 degrees from Ludwig Kraayenbrink, 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 30 degrees from Ferdinand von Zeppelin on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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