The primary goal of our Society is to serve as a clearing-house for research on all Park/e/s immigrants from the British Isles. This research clearing-house may help us, its members, discover our lineage back to our immigrant ancestors, and help other members locate their ancestors as well. Some of us have reached an ancestor whose parents are unknown to us (the proverbial "brick wall") and we may wonder if others are looking for these same parents. A search of our Society's database of names and other forms of lineage information, such as family group sheets, may discover which members may share a common ancestry.
Wouldn't it be great if those of us who share a "missing link" could have all the information known to the Society about our family available in a separate collection?
Jean Churchill PS#934, the Society's Missing Links Editor, has begun a series of case studies. Each study is an article about a member whose lineage has not yet been traced to an immigrant ancestor, compiling all the known information in a concise manner for all to view. In each of these articles/compilations, Jean describes one or more member's earliest established ancestor and traces the known descendants sufficiently close to the present in hopes that a reader may recognize a connection. This connection may be to an established Society immigrant, to an immigrant new to our Society, or to an earlier ancestor than was known when the article was published.
If you have a lead to help find a missing link, please email@example.com to Jean and, if possible, the individual member(s) mentioned in the article.
|Lineage Key||Missing Link Research||Notes||LK=BP||Joseph Howard PARKE|
|LK=BU||Samuel and Mary PARKS Possible Ancestor of James W. PARKS||DNA Project donors needed; as names like Linsfield and Carroll suggest link to Thomas PARKS (VA 1728) LK=C|
|LK=CT||David PARKS/Elizabeth LANCE|
|LK=CU||(Rev.) Silas Leonard PARKS and Peter Glick Parks||More DNA Project donors are needed as presently there is a surname question. See also the entry for Loudon H. Parks, LK=IO, below.|
|LK=EN||David Parks of Coshocton, OH|
|LK=IO, CU||Loudon H. Parks||More DNA Project donors are needed as presently there is a surname question. See also the entry for Silas Leonard Parks and peger Glick Parks, above, LK=CU, above.|
|LKs=JJ, XW||John PARK and Rachel CROOKS of Manor of Maske (now Adams Co., PA)||Available from PS Library|
|LK=OQ||John PARKS of York County, PA (b. abt 1715)|
|LK=PZ||John PARKS and His Wife MARTHA from NC to Mississippi||Available from PS Library. Represented by one test. Shows genetic link to Thomas PARKS (VA 1728) line LK=C|
|LKs=PZ, WS||James Monroe PARKS|
|LK=5T52||Another Look at Josiah PARKE|
|LK=6T334||Descendants of Thomas PARK|
|LK=TZ||James PARKS/Elizabeth DAVIS||Represented by one test. Genetic link to several other LKs: Z, LQ, EV, IW, TZ, RO|
|LK=WP||Hugh Alexander PARK||Represented by one test. Genetic link to several other LKs: KY, DU, LL, RP, WP, ZY|
|LK=WQ||James PARKS (1780 CT-30 Mar. 1855 Pitcher, Chenango Co, NY)||Represented by one test. Genetic link to Robert PARKE (MA 1630) LK=T. Genetic link to several other LKs: AO, CC, GU, RY, WQ, WR|
|LK=WQ||Ralph Emerson Parks|
|LK=WR||Robert and Laban PARKS||Matches DNA Project members tracing their immigrant ancestor to Robert Parke (MA 1630) LK=T. Genetic link to several other LKs: AO, CC, GU, RY, WQ, WR|
|LK=XQ||John Russell PARKS (abt 1790-1800 - 7 Dec 1844 Clinton Co., IL)|
|LK=YT||King Cyrus Alexander PARKS Sr. and Mahala Watts TUMLINSON|
|LK=ZY||Johnny B. PARKS||Represented by one test. Test needs to be upgraded to higher level and other representatives of this line needed. Shows genetic link to several other LKs: KY, DU, LL, RP, WP, ZY|
|LK=none||Nathaniel Hall PARKS of Chardon, Ohio|
|LK=none||Robert PARKS (1768 DE - 1845 Harrison Co., WV)||Ongoing research; available from PS Library|