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About Nichols-Perry-Williams-Derval Trees
FOREWORD



I think that most of us at one time or another has given some thought as to - "Where did we come 

from?" with respect to our ancestral background. My interest, I believe, started sometime in the 

early 1980's. I don't know why, but I suddenly was curious about my ancestors. I was visiting my 

parents in Oklahoma and remember asking if anyone had done any genealogical research on our family 

background. My mom indicated that my aunt Lizzie (Perry) and aunt Wanda (Nichols) both had information 

about the family that they had collected over the years through various sources.  They graciously gave me 

copies of the information that they had obtained.  Also a cousin named Peggy Wimbish Hayes (pwh) 

contacted me and provided information on the Wimbish branch of the family.  I reviewed the 

information, stored it away and would on occasion take it out and browse over it again. During the 

last couple of years, I found that the information contained in the documents, started to have a 

greater impact on my curiosity regarding the individuals whose names, dates, spouses and offspring 

were listed.



Philosophically speaking, I feel we reach that point in our lives that we search for that level of 

self-realization that Maslow and others describe in defining our hierarchy of needs, or basically the 

need to know...who am I?  I am overwhelmed when I think about the random sequence of events that 

occurred to the generations of ancestors leading up to that moment of conception that focused the 

genes of so many individuals and created me as a unique person. I have a tremendous need to know 

more about these people and feel obliged to find out who they were and what they were like. I also 

think we should take a few moments and leave a legacy of stories and memories about each other 

to pass on to our descendants that will help them in answering the question that I am now pursuing - 

who was I ... before I was me?



I hope this collection of genealogical facts and stories will be a beginning of that legacy.



James Perry Nichols (December 2012)


Getting Around
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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