Deaf Dave's family tree

David Parker and the search for his ancestral family

I lost my technical job in 2009. I was thinking about my family and where they came from. I was also thinking about who I am. I got started on Ancestry and the rest is history! Every time the weather report came on TV, I always looked at the map of NSW and especially Taree. The attractive feeling from Taree is very strong. I often wondered why. Ahhh my Parker heritage is from Taree.

James Parker from England came to Australia as a convict and settled in Taree. The rest is history... I have included up to 5 generations of my family tree on this website. So you are free to check the surnames and see if we are matched!

I often wondered what my heritage make up is. Basically I am 100 percent North West European. I am from roughly 38% Central Southern England, 24% Ireland, 20% Scotland, 9% Sweden, 5% Germanic Europe, 2% Norway and finally 2% Portugal. So I am not a pure bred :)

My Origins (DNA)
https://www.ancestry.com.au/dna/origins/share/d488abd2-1bb5-4d63-b4cc-fae3a0a441ed

My Convicts
Yes I do have convicts in my family! Check them out ยป Deaf Dave's convicts

A fitting tribute about our ancestors... Graveyards of Liverpool

Dear Ancestor
Your headstone stands amongst the rest, neglected and alone.
The names and dates are chiselled out, and detail unknown
It reaches out to all who care; it is to late to mourn.

You did not know that I exist, you died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you, in Flesh, in Blood, in Bone.
Our Blood contracts and beats a pulse, entirely not our own.


Dear Ancestor
The place you filled 100 years ago.
Spreads out among the ones you left,
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you know.
That someday I would find this spot, and come and visit you.

Liverpool Journal 22 Sept 1849
The main tools Deaf Dave used to help find his ancestors were;
Ancestry http://www.ancestry.com
Family Heritage http://www.familyheritage.com
BDM website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/
Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au/