The Big Tree

About this site

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 July 1, 2019. There are 1,916 surnames in this family tree. If you have any comments or feedback please contact Philip Weiss.


August 22, 2018 - 6:16:01 p.m.
News
May update - Starting on Ryan descendents
May 30, 2019 - 11:52:57 p.m.

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.

March update
April 1, 2019 - 8:17:45 a.m.

Continuing to add more Parker descendants.  Frank Parker's branch is relatively complete, and the update includes more descendants of Julia Parker Kenefick.

New Iowa Parker updates
January 1, 2019 - 6:30:28 p.m.

The December 2018 update fills out a lot of details on descendants of Patrick Parker and Carrie Ulrich who lived in Iowa.

Phil.

Saskatchewan
December 5, 2018 - 6:38:23 p.m.

The latest update includes more information on James Leland Parker's family and descendants, who moved to Saskatchewan about 1911.  Newspapers.com has a pretty good run of the the Leader-Post, which most of this latest information is pulled from.

James Parker
September 30, 2018 - 11:03:58 p.m.

September I continued to work on the descendants of James Parker.  Those records are now updated.

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Statistics — The Big Tree

This family tree was last updated on July 1, 2019.

Individuals
Males
3,179
51.7%
Females
2,940
47.9%
Total surnames
Families
Sources
Media objects
Repositories
Total events
15,809
Total users
10
Latest birth year
2018
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Average age at death
67
Males: 64   Females: 70
Family with the most children
16
This information is private and cannot be shown.
Average number of children per family
1.54
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On this day
RecordDateEvent
John Harvey “Curly” NicholsJuly 21, 200118Death
Patrick M. Haighbetween July 21, 1990 and August 4, 199029Death
William Todd “Billy” SorensonJuly 21, 196851Birth
Anna Teresia IsakssonJuly 21, 196059Death
Julia ParkerJuly 21, 193386Death
Anton M. “Tony” SchmidtJuly 21, 192297Birth
John Philip VicarsJuly 21, 1907112Birth
Agnes L. WeissJuly 21, 1903116Death
Thomas “Tom” Vander WegenJuly 21, 1892127Birth
Mary Evelyn “Evie” ParkerJuly 21, 1883136Birth
Leo Isadore RyanJuly 21, 1874145Birth
Johanna Augusta JonsdotterJuly 21, 1870149Birth
Peter August Ström + Anna Fredrika Nilsdotter HedlundJuly 21, 1867152Marriage
Who is online
1 signed-in user
Top 10 given names
Female
NameCountCOUNT
Mary155155
Anna109109
Marie9393
Ann8787
Maria7676
Elizabeth7373
A.5151
Margaret4949
M.4949
Jean4545
Male
NameCountCOUNT
John191191
William166166
James130130
Robert9595
Johan8989
Joseph8282
Michael7979
Thomas7878
A.6262
Charles6060