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 April 1, 2019. There are 1,803 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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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.

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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.

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Vivan Teresia JohanssonApril 25, 192891Birth
Nancy Claire GranvilleApril 25, 192594Birth
Theodore “Ted” LindemannApril 25, 1905114Birth
Rosemary LimbackApril 25, 1903116Birth
Leland Alphonsus “Jack” FinnApril 25, 1902117Birth
Jennie Elliott SammsApril 25, 1881138Birth
Nils Gabriel NilssonApril 25, 1871148Birth
Margaretha “Greta” NilsdotterApril 25, 1870149Death
Phebe Ophelia GillilandApril 25, 1850169Birth
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Female
NameCountCOUNT
Mary138138
Anna107107
Marie8787
Ann7777
Maria7373
Elizabeth6666
A.4747
Margaret4646
M.4343
Jean4343
Male
NameCountCOUNT
John174174
William150150
James116116
Robert9090
Johan8989
Joseph7373
Thomas6969
Michael6868
George5454
Charles5353