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 November 12, 2018. There are 1,564 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
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.

Data refreshed
May 30, 2016 - 7:49:57 a.m.

New data covers a lot of difference parts of my tree, but the largest part of the update is in the descendants ot Frank Parker and Ellen Kenefick.

-Phil.

Data refreshed
December 27, 2015 - 6:07:57 p.m.

I've refreshed the data again.  No specific focus this time.  Just adding more people and events that have solid sources.  I still have quite a few documents that need to be processed before I really start researching again.

-Phil.

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Statistics — The Big Tree

This family tree was last updated on November 12, 2018.

Individuals
Males
2,628
51.7%
Females
2,432
47.8%
Total surnames
Families
Sources
Media objects
Repositories
Total events
11,794
Total users
10
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On this day
RecordDateEvent
Monica BauerNovember 18, 20144Death
Richard Glenn WeissNovember 18, 196454Death
Gustav Adolf EngströmNovember 18, 1909109Birth
Elizabeth SmithNovember 18, 1903115Death
Anna ÖbergNovember 18, 1899119Birth
Anna ÖbergNovember 18, 1899119Death
Elgie Jerome RyanNovember 18, 1876142Birth
Sven NilssonNovember 18, 1827191Birth
Fritz Arvid Nordvall + Eva Kristina NäslundNovember 18, 1918100Marriage
Joseph Peter Weiss + Frances Regina “Frankie” RyanNovember 18, 1891127Marriage
Top 10 given names
Female
NameCountCOUNT
Mary116116
Anna102102
Maria7171
Marie6060
Ann5757
Elizabeth5656
A.3939
Margaret3838
M.3434
Lovisa3333
Male
NameCountCOUNT
John141141
William130130
James9898
Johan8989
Robert7474
Thomas5858
Joseph5858
Michael5353
A.5151
August5050