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About Memories by Karen
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The measure of a womans character is not what she gets from her ancestors but what she leaves for  her descendents... Its like planting a tree that you will never get to sit under but you hope that  your family will enjoy the shade of the tree you planted one day. When I first started doing  Genealogy I had a conversation with John Polk Campbell, a descendent of the founder of Springfield,  Missouri, in Bolivar. He had studied his family's history for many years. His question to me was  "Are you really sure you want to do this? You will sometimes find out things that you really don't  want to know." I have always been curious, so..... This is my Family's History. It is in no way even close to being completed, a work in progress. There is a lot to be filled in, changes to be made  and photographs to find. And, WOW what a thrill! It has been an Honor filled with Love as I was  never told about my ancestry, and it has been a fun and fascinating adventure for me to discover  who was related to whom, when and where they were born, how and where they lived and when and where  they  moved to. Health problems, personal descriptions,careers and accomplishments, the ages they   lived to be and when and where they died, and finding where they are buried. The more that I have  discovered,the more I have grown to love my ancestors. Genealogy makes you feel like you have a  personal relationship with each person and their family. You feel their happiness and heartbreaks. It helps  It helps you to understand where you come from and the reasons you are like you are and even who you look like. I've even been able to see photographs of some of them and pictures of their  headstones and to visit some of their graves! Because of this knowledge, I have been able to speak   to a few elderly living relatives and to introduce myself and ask them questions. I've met many relatives that I never knew existed, and found out that some of the people I have known for years  are actually my distant and not so distant relatives! And the stories, (some of them are great!) I  was never told or that I remember hearing when I was young and had forgotten about long ago. My  parents had no idea about any of this. What a wonderful gift to leave for my children and for  theirs. It is my dream that my journey will be continued because of curiosity and passion like  mine, and with the coming of new members as our family grows.......

                                     With My Love, Karen Higman-Austin
Welcome to Memories by Karen.....For it was not in my ear you whispered, but into my heart, It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul...... Well behaved Women are rarely remembered in History.........May Gods Richest Blessings rest upon you!........
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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