This page is a portal to the Ray/Endreson/Leraas/Lohse Interactive Family Tree (family.mnray.net) to simplify finding information about persons of interest. The entire family tree contains thousands of individuals, so it can be difficult to find one particular person. If you are already familiar with the system, you can use the link above or the picture to the right to get to the main page.
|Jump to Family:
Chart for Royal Ancestry
Link to Leraas Family Tree Overview
How to use the Interactive Family Tree
|If you want to include living people in your search, then you must first use the "Login" link shown in the picture below.||If you don't like the Background Color or icon set, feel free to "Change Theme" from the drop-down menu.|
|It is also possible to choose a different language by clicking on a flag.|
|Requesting an account is easy. After the "Login" link, click on "Request new user account" and fill in the requested information. Your email is only required for administrative purposes and will not be shared.|
|From the home page of an individual, use the "Chart"pull-down menu to create one of a variety of types of charts such as "Ancestry", "Descendency" or "Hourglass"||From the Chart boxes, remember that clicking on the person's picture will only bring up that particular picture.||Click on the person's name to get to his or her home page.|
magnifying glass button brings up details about the individual.
The chart button can be used to create a new chart based on the new subject.
If you have questions, please look under the Question Mark ("?") for the Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ List", which is tailored for the site) or use the "Technical help contact" link. Or, feel free to email Eric directly at:
The majority of the Family Tree was compiled by Diane (Heuchert) Berg. She created GEDCOMs about the Ray and Bridges families, which were combined into this database. She continues to publish a newsletter about Ray family history.
The information about the descendants and in-laws of John M. LeRoss, (who changed his name from Leraas) was contributed from a GEDCOM by Les LeRoss.
In addition to running several family websites, Eric Ray combined the above GEDCOM files and is constantly trying to create a consistent and entertaining user experience. Most of his data can be found in the (other) Leraas, Hesjedal, Lohse and Golz lines. He also compiled information about European royalty before Charlemagne (mostly from wikipedia)..
How You Can Help
- We need fact-checkers! Please let us know if you find mistakes.
- Please submit a flattering portrait of yourself and each of your ancestors. Remember that only family members with an account will be able to view photos of living individuals (like yourself!).
- Help us fill in the blanks with information about your immediate family.
- If you ended up with Family Bibles, old Photographs, or important Documents, please let us know. Better yet, scan them into the computer so we can share them with everybody.
- We can't travel everywhere. If you are traveling or happen to live near an area mentioned in the Family Tree, please consider visiting the government offices or churches to photocopy records.
- The next phase involves posting pictures of gravestones. If you are near an appropriate cemetery, please take some pictures and email them to us. Sometimes important facts are lying right out in the open!