Welcome to "The Big Tree" which shows the facts I've documented about the three branches of my family tree: my mother's, my father's and my step-father's. My goal is to include only the information for which I've got reasonable documentation. I manage this information offline using Gramps and periodically upload new versions to the web site.
Due to the time and hosting space required, I do not upload photos or scans of documents. However, I do maintain copies offline whenever possible.
Interested researchers and family members may request an account in order to see details on living individuals and facts tagged private. In addition, source citations are currently available only those with accounts, as some of the text associated with a few citations has information on living people.
Note for those of you coming to this web site through links on Find A Grave or other sites: this is not the best way to contact me for things not directly related to the trees presented here.
This family tree was last updated on May 4, 2020. There are 2,199 surnames in this family tree. If you have any comments or feedback please contact Philip Weiss.
August 22, 2018 - 6:16:01 p.m.
The latest update to the tree (uploaded 3 May 2020) includes a pretty complete tree of descendents of Deborah Sheedy. The last month saw additions of her children with James Carey.
The latest update includes significant descendant trees for John Ryan and Catherine Lewis, William Dennis Ryan and both his wives, and Mary Ann Ryan and Walter Hicklin.
The newest update (uploaded 29 Sep 2019) includes descendants of William Lewis and Catherine Ryan, 230 in total.
May's update concludes the major work I plan to do on the descendants of Patrick Parker and Mary Murphy. I will fill in here and there when I learn new facts, but I don't plan to spend much effort filling out the branch. There's enough in there now that nearly all descendants should be able to recognize a parent or grandparent to see if they connect.
I have started on similar work for the descendants of Deborah Sheedy and her two husbands, John Ryan and James Carey. I'm hoping that somewhere in this research as well I will find clues as to where in Ireland the Ryans came from. I've seen locations attached to them on internet published trees, but no evidence to back those up. I hope to find some.
Continuing to add more Parker descendants. Frank Parker's branch is relatively complete, and the update includes more descendants of Julia Parker Kenefick.
This family tree was last updated on May 4, 2020.
Most common surnames
Bender, Bender Green, Schmidt - Bender, Hathaway, Jensen, Dunn Jensen, Briggs Jensen, Jensen Bliss, Jensen Jorgensen, Lewis, Taggart Lewis, Lindemann, Parker, Parker Hilton, Parker Cates, Vosper - Parker, Eger Parker, Ryan, Powers Ryan, Berry Ryan, Andrews Ryan, Holford Ryan, Chaves Ryan, Ryan Thompson, Smith, Otterness Smith, Sorenson, Sorenson Bouchard, Storandt Sorenson, Kingsbury Sorenson, Weiss, Solle Weiss, Zeller Weiss
|Bruce Winsor Watson||May 25, 2009||11||Death|
|Marian Elizabeth Greer||May 25, 1956||64||Death|
|Maitland Henry Cooper||May 25, 1951||69||Death|
|Mary Louise Stafford||May 25, 1943||77||Birth|
|Mary-Ann Oman||May 25, 1928||92||Birth|
|Ona F. Knudtson||May 25, 1918||102||Birth|
|Sarah Alberta Mathieu||May 25, 1916||104||Birth|
|Joe Theodore Beving||May 25, 1912||108||Birth|
|Jens Marinus Christiansen + Anna Christina Nielsen||May 25, 1894||126||Marriage|
|John J. Foley + Mary Ann “Millie” Lewis||May 25, 1881||139||Marriage|