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The Rakestraw/Heffernan/Perera/Perez Family Tree

Updated August 27, 2003

About Our Family Research

Welcome to our "Family Tree" web page.

Most of the information on the Rakestraw/Heffernan side of the tree (Jerry's parents) was found in U.S. Census records or Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy.

The majority of the Perera/Perez side (Denise's parents) is strictly word of mouth, with just a few baptism/birth certificates for back-up, so unfortunately we're missing quite a few children's names, and the ancestors don't go back farther than Cuba.

This is a work in progress, so please help!! Any additional information or corrections will gladly be added. If you'd like more information on any individual or would like to be added to our tree, we'd be happy to hear from you.

Remember to right click on an individual and make them the **primary individual** to see their decendents (ie: if you don't see your name, make your grandparent the 'primary individual').

The first three trees only include direct ancestors (no second cousins, siblings, etc.) "The Forrest" has about 1700 people on it (mostly Rakestraw ancestors and distant relations)!!

Have fun :)

Gerald L. Rakestraw
Denise A. (Perera) Rakestraw

Family Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later browser)
  • The Perez Tree (43 KB)
    Denise's Mother's side (since the 'primary individual seems to default to the husband, right click on Denise and select "make primary individual")
  • The Perera Tree (27 KB)
    Denise's Father's side (since the 'primary individual seems to default to the husband, right click on Denise and select "make primary individual")
  • The Rakestraw/Heffernan Tree (88 KB)
    Jerry's Father's side (we don't have enough on his mom, Luella Heffernan for her own tree)
  • The Whole Forrest (415 KB)
    This one includes *everyone*, on both sides, so plan to spend some time "clicking" around. :)
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