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 January 30, 2019. There are 1,697 surnames in this family tree. If you have any comments or feedback please contact Philip Weiss.


August 22, 2018 - 5:16:01 p.m.
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New Iowa Parker updates
January 1, 2019 - 5:30:28 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 - 5:38:23 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 - 10:03:58 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 - 10:44:38 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 - 6:51:30 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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Pearl SchraderFebruary 23, 200415Death
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Leroy Virgil “Roy” AlveyFebruary 23, 197742Death
George Washington BunkerFebruary 23, 1912107Death
Max von BeyerFebruary 23, 1906113Death
Robert Milton KlindtFebruary 23, 1891128Birth
Ella KnappFebruary 23, 1885134Birth
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Marie7373
Maria7272
Ann6565
Elizabeth6262
A.4343
Margaret4242
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Jean3535
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NameCountCOUNT
John157157
William142142
James109109
Johan8989
Robert8181
Joseph6666
Thomas6565
Michael5858
A.5353
Charles5252