My name is Darryl Parsons
and I started this site. This site was created using Family Tree Builder. I have been collecting family tree information since my eldest son asked a few questions about our ancestors in 2010. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me. Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 3219 names in our family site. The site was last updated on May 13 2018, and it currently has 35 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here. Enjoy!
17 Dec 2015 - I have now confirmed or rejected 32959 smart matches and 692 records, adding all available information. My 'book report' now exceeds 1500 pages.Have started estimating dates of birth (and making them "about") for those without that information to try to locate better matches, or confirming and putting a refernce in the "description" field to the BDM registration certificate number. Have also run inconsistency checks and fixed them. Have started trimming off relatives greater than 15 steps away (except for direct ancestors) for whom I have no information other than a name.
30 December 2015 - I have estimated the birth dates of over 300 people in the tree, based upon the birth dates of spouses, children, or parents. These are indicated with "Estimated:" in front of the date. "Calculated" is a close guess resulting from a census or tombstone that lists an age from which the year has been calculated - it may be one year off. There are some estimated dates still showing "About", but I am working through and changing these.
February-March 2016 - I have been putting in dates of death for people born more than 150 years ago, using either a "before YYYY", or a "between YYYY and YYYY" when I have a confirmed date when they were alive (e.g. date of birth of a child). For closer relatives who might have died more than 30 years ago, I'm trying to find a grave or date of death.
April 2016 - Have now checked 37.614 matches, and put in estimated death dates for people born up to 1880. Have 5700 people in tree.
July 2016 - Checked 40,100 matches. Deleted some duplicate photos. Everyone born before 1910 has estimated date of death as "before ...". All photos have association with someone in tree.
September - October 2016 - Tired of checking smart matches for distantly related people only to find no new information. Deleted 2500 people who were not blood related or a spouse of one. Now have 3190 people in tree and about 548 photos.
January 2018 - Since the new system of confirming smart matches is such a pain, I've given up looking at smart matches or discoveries unless they give new information or photos for someone in the tree (not adding new people unless they are ancestors). Tree will now only contain the direct ancstors of my grandchildren and cousins, and the immediate family of some of those ancestors.