The Big Tree

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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 March 1, 2019. There are 1,761 surnames in this family tree. If you have any comments or feedback please contact Philip Weiss.


August 22, 2018 - 6:16:01 p.m.
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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.

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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.

More data from James Parker branch
September 9, 2018 - 11:44:38 a.m.

James Parker is the son of Patrick Parker and Mary Murphy who went west to California.  I've added a fair number of people to his branch, now that I have documentation.

However, I still do not have information on what happened to his wife, Ellen Neagle Parker. If any researcher has information or documentation on her, please contact me.

New host
August 25, 2018 - 7:51:30 p.m.

This past week I moved hosting for this site to a new provider.  There shouldn't be much difference, but the new host supports Let's Encrypt certificates.  That means logging in here is more secure, and it's a lot harder to snoop on web traffic.

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Katherina “Katie” HoffmanMarch 21, 197643Death
George S. ReichleMarch 21, 197346Death
Dennis Michael “Denny” GrayMarch 21, 194376Birth
Anna Magdalena SandbergMarch 21, 193485Death
Joseph William “Joe” Weiss JrMarch 21, 193188Death
William SolleMarch 21, 1903116Death
Ernst August OlofssonMarch 21, 1887132Death
Henry Joseph DarbyMarch 21, 1870149Birth
Maria Fredrika ErikssonMarch 21, 1854165Birth
Christina Margreta CarlsdotterMarch 21, 1820199Birth
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Female
NameCountCOUNT
Mary133133
Anna106106
Marie8484
Ann7575
Maria7272
Elizabeth6464
Margaret4646
A.4444
M.4040
Jean3939
Male
NameCountCOUNT
John167167
William149149
James111111
Johan8989
Robert8585
Joseph7171
Thomas6666
Michael6060
A.5454
George5353