The Williams Family Tree



Welcome to The Williams Family Tree website.

Quite a few years ago my first cousin once removed set about on the trail of the Barker family. Professor Alan Barker produced a booklet containing extensive research dating back to 1423. This prompted my brother, David, to undertake research of the Williams family. Following on from his research we computerised the data and eventually created The Williams Family Tree website.

Initially, the Williams family from Aberdovey was the main target of research. Being a very busy port, Aberdyfi produced sea-faring families with many of the men reaching the pinnacle of their trade as Master Mariners. My grandfather, John Davies Williams, served as a 'Boy' aboard the schooner Sarah Davies at the age of 13. After many travels and two circumnavigations of the world he served as a Trinity House Pilot for Aberdyfi for 15 years - a post previously held by his father, Captain Owen Williams, a Master Mariner who married twice and had 13 children!

As research progressed it became evident that this was a big family and a huge task. The Williams Family Tree now has many branches extending all over the world and interesting information is received on an almost daily basis.

I would like to thank all the people who have contributed to The Williams Family Tree database over the years and to those who continue to do so. Without your help The Williams Family Tree would not be anything like as large as it is. I am very grateful for every piece of information whether it be a name correction, a photograph, a copy of a certificate, some biographical information or a whole data file. All additions and corrections, however large or small, are logged as soon as possible and will find their way on to the website soon after. Please keep it coming and please notify me of any corrections and/or additions you would like to see.

If you are visiting for the first time the easiest way to get started is by either selecting the Surnames from the menu or search for a name in the search boxes. Then explore the features and all the different ways to look at ancestor and descendant data. If you find yourself connected feel free to register for an account. You will then be able to log in with a username and password and enjoy a few extra benefits of the site.

If you use any information contained within the pages of this website for your own purpose please ensure that this site and all the relevant sources are cited. Accuracy is not guaranteed but I do try to confirm all the data I research and any that is sent to me wherever possible.

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Latest News


  • 07/11/2014: World Map
    • I have added a page to display places on a world map. This is by means of a 'mod' developed by Felipe Miralha da

  • 21/10/2014: Posts List added to Menu Bar
    • I have now added a menu of Blog Posts to the Main Menu Bar. There is already a list of the last five posts in

  • 19/10/2014: Wiki Broken :-(
    • I have removed the Wiki link from the top menu temporarily (?) as the wiki is well and truly broken. I will try to

  • 19/10/2014: Blog, Guestbook, and Wiki
    • Links to the Blog, Guestbook, and Wiki are now available from the main menu bar. Each of these links will open a new window