The Parke Society
Clearing-House for Ongoing Research
on all Park/e/s Immigrants
from the British Isles.
Promoting Fellowship, Genealogical
Research, and the Preservation of our Heritage.
About the Parke Society
We are a genealogy organization whose members share research so that each can benefit from other
members' discoveries toward their immigrant ancestor. We contribute our lineage into a members
resource that presently consists of over 33 three-inch binders of family group sheets. The
binders are indexed in a database (not on-line) that contains over 22,000 individual given names.
Member research is further facilitated through
Our road to discovery is facilitated by a Historian responsible for the identification of
common lineages and the maintenance of lineage binders and their index. While most members
trace their ancestors to more recent immigrants, many have identified very early settlers,
such as Thomas (VA, 1768), Roger (NJ, 1682), Robert (MA, 1630), James (VA, 1724-1769), and
several who initially settled in Canada.
- a Newsletter published three times per year (see Newsletter Excerpts below),
- an administered DNA research project,
- a circulating library containing over 100 books and other documents, both published and
unpublished, pertaining to various Park/e/s lineages, and
- an annual meeting, open to all, held at various cities within the U.S. These annual
convocations generally feature a research room containing assembled Society research materials, a
guest genealogy presentation, and often a local tour related to research
(see Announcements below).
Parke Society Contacts
||Parke Society Registrar
Mr. Ron N. Parks
For Registrar business, please email:
email@example.com and include 'Parke Society' in the Subject line.
Please include your mailing address and a membership application packet will be mailed to you.
NOTE: Please send subsequent changes to your mail or email address to Fr. Michael Parks (see below).
The following fees are to be returned with your completed application packet:
Application Fee: $15.00, plus your first year
Annual Dues: $25.00, or
Lifetime Membership: $250.00
Member's Change of Address
|Fr. Michael Parks
Executive Director and Historian
||The Parke Society Newsletter
Paul Jordan-Smith, Editor
13038 6th Avenue N.W.
Seattle, WA 98177-4211
The Parke Society publishes for its members a
newsletter three times per year. The newsletter
is sent also to libraries and genealogically-oriented
societies on request. Articles on research, historical
records as well as news items and queries are always welcome.
© Copyright 1998 - 2009, The Parke Society, Inc.
In order to promote collaborative research on our common ancestors, we have collected personal information
data from our members. We consider your personal information to be proprietary; for use only within our Society,
- Our membership lists and database is not for sale, loan, or trade
to any person or organization.
- Further, lineage information collected and organized by the Society
will not be submitted to any third party, including other genealogy
- Published articles on our lineage lines will not include the names
of individuals of an age who could not be listed
in the released U.S. Census.
Summarized from Privacy Issues, The Society and You, published in The Parke Society Newsletter,
2001-Vol. 38 No. 2, Page 30. Approved by Trustees on July 27, 2001.
Precious Memories Midi Haven
Curtis H. Parks
Parke Society Webmaster