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 2, 2019. There are 1,651 surnames in this family tree. If you have any comments or feedback please contact Philip Weiss.


August 22, 2018 - 5:16:01 p.m.
News
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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RecordDateEvent
Minnie Amelia KrienkeJanuary 22, 196950Death
Kåre Gustaf Anton NordvallJanuary 22, 193683Death
Sarah C. JensenJanuary 22, 193584Death
Richard Vincent LeslieJanuary 22, 192693Birth
Hilma Lovisa BergmanJanuary 22, 1905114Birth
Agnes Frances ParkerJanuary 22, 1876143Birth
Robert L. “Bob” Shifflet + Elizabeth Jane OliverJanuary 22, 194970Marriage
Top 10 given names
Female
NameCountCOUNT
Mary124124
Anna105105
Maria7272
Marie7070
Ann6464
Elizabeth6060
Margaret4141
A.4141
Johanna3434
M.3434
Male
NameCountCOUNT
John152152
William137137
James106106
Johan8989
Robert8080
Thomas6565
Joseph6464
Michael5656
A.5252
George5151