Welcome to the Flory/Flora/Florey/Florea/Flori etc. genealogy site. The original purpose (when a F/F/F site was first created by Ken Florey on June 15, 2001 (using files he had “prepared earlier”)) was to promote more general awareness of the history of the Flory family in America, focusing particularly on those lines that arrived in North America prior to 1755. Over time information regarding post-1755 lines as well as lines originating from and settling outside of North America came to be included. It was also a tool (like the Printed Newsletter) that encouraged and nurtured projects that led to the discovering of more information on the Lines than probably any of us originally knew existed.
To help in carrying on the original site’s purpose, if anyone has further information on any one of the lines (or even on new lines), its sharing would be most appreciated. Please take some time to browse the features of the page and to look at the family lines shown both under “Lines: North America” and “Lines: Australian, English, French, German, Swiss“. The early North American Flory lines are divided into nine main branches (A-I), and a page is devoted to each. You can access the various pages either by using the drop-down menu boxes at the top of each page or by using the “Search” function on this Home Page.
Any suggested additions, corrections, updates are most welcome. And please offer contributions to add to the data, writings and other miscellaneous items related to F/F/F on this site. It is only through sharing that we can hope to fill in some of the gaps that we all have in our knowledge and understanding of history.
Comments can be left at the bottom of this Home page.
This Site was relaunched on 24 January 2013 using the WordPress Platform and software. (Originally the data was hosted on various evolutions of Rootsweb). It is a work in progress, especially as regards possibly the creation of an Index of the Newsletter archive (all issues of which are now uploaded and accessible with a Table of Contents “tool” at the bottom of both of the main pages) and some of the longer documented lines. If you wish to compare the current pages with those at the Rootsweb site, click here.
Current (2013) Web Administrator: Steve Flora. Original Web Administrator: Ken Florey. Original site advisory panel Brian Flora, Tim Flora, Steve Flora, Shirley Gamble, Dick Gethmann, Pat Hageman, John Marcinkowski, Betty Naff Mitchell, Donna O’Malley.
NEWS (17 April 2013): There is now a newly inaugurated “sister site” at the following link: http://floryfamilytree.com/
This TMG/SecondSite created page is administered by David Flory and he advises the following: “The http://floryfamilytree.com/ web site is nearing its final form. I have settled on a design/theme and have figured out how to add several master indexes that include every individual in all twenty five family trees. I think the site is ready for public scrutiny. It still needs work. Particularly on the place information in the E-Line. I also intend to keep adding cross-links to tie together the various trees. Feel free to send comments and suggestions.”
MYSTERY and FAITH by Wilmer B. Flory (1914)
There’s a something in the flower
That exalts the soul of man.
There’s something in the sunset
That its dying embers fan.
There’s something in the starlight,
Beaming gently on the Earth
That softly sweeps our heartstrings
Giving harmony a new birth
What that glorious something is,
I cannot clearly tell;
But I see it in all nature,
And Faith whispers, “All is well.”