The author of the original database was Mrs. Charlette O. Parsons of Mtn. View, CA, USA,
shown with her husband, Mr. Robert B. Parsons, both are Native Californians.
Mrs. Parsons has spent over 50 years in its research and compilation, without the aid of
computers. Her works are compiled into 15 volumes of family history that are on file
at three major genealogical libraries in the United States: Sutro State Library in
San Francisco, CA, LDS Main Library in Salt Lake City, UT, and the Library of Congress in
Washington, DC. Without her firm foundation, the PFA's Master Database
could not have been possible.
The sole author of the Parsons Web Page and primary compiler of the Parsons Family
Association's Master Database is Mr. Gary A. Parsons of San Jose, CA,
USA. Gary is a, fourth generation, native Californian and holds a Masters Degree from
the School of Social Science, San Jose State University. Gary is married to Mrs.
Patricia V. Parsons, has three children, and three grandchildren.
Three of Gary's ancestral lines were among the early pioneers of California. His Charles
Dornbach line immigrated to CA from Prussia during the Gold Rush of 1849. As merchants,
they founded the town of Dutch Flat, in Placer Co., CA. His Joseph Holmes line immigrated
to CA from England during the Gold Rush of 1849. As an Engineer, he worked at one of the
stamp mills in Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA. His Theron Parsons line migrated to CA from Watertown,
Onondaga Co., NY, to National City, CA, in 1851. He was listed in the first California Census of
1852 as an Orchardist.
Gary has been in the publishing business for over 35 years and is currently involved in
digital photographic restoration, desktop publishing, and four color digital printing.
Gary has been involved in family history research since the 1970's. Also, he has been the
Historian for the Parsons Family Association since 2013.
Please send your comments and suggestions
concerning the Parsons web page to:
Mr. Gary A. Parsons, Web Page Administrator, at: