Archives (Newsletter) 1988 – 2001

Welcome to the Flora Flory Fleury Newsletter Archives
 For the Years 1988 Through 2001

     In November of 1988 Leslie Flory and Bill Flory published the first issue of the Flora Flory Fleury Newsletter.  Leslie was the inspiration for this publication and Bill agreed to serve as the editor.  From this modest beginning the newsletter grew to over one hundred and thirty (130) subscribers living in most of the fifty states, as well as several subscribers in other countries.

     When Bill made the decision to end the publication of the Newsletter with its October 2012 issue (Volume 25, Number 4) after a quarter century, he was asked to recount its early beginnings.  Bill wrote:  “In the 1960s I became interested in my father’s ancestral line.  As I talked to him I found how little he knew about his father, who had died when he was seven years old.  He thought he had come from Kansas (he was not sure).  So as a result of that conversation my interest in family research began.  Eventually (after a few years and following the writing of many, many letters) I made contact with Leslie Flory.  In the course of subsequent communications Leslie suggested that “We need a family newsletter”.  But he said “I am getting too old!”  Come to think of it, I believe at that time he was younger than I am now).  So I talked it over with Pat, my wife, and we decided we could take on the project.

     “It was decided to publish once each quarter.  Leslie had quite a few contacts that he encouraged to subscribe.  We determined the subscription would be just enough to cover postage.  At that time I had access to a copier that allowed me free use.  Shortly after the first issue we had a printer make up the front page.  The names that are listed on the left hand margin were the various family spellings Leslie had run across in his research.  The Crest was one he had made from Bunderman’s 1948 book depiction.  The statement at the bottom of the page was suggested by one of the early subscribers and seemed to say it all.  In the early years of publication I think the most subscribers we had numbered in the one hundred and fifty to one hundred and sixty range.  The subscriptions never did really cover the cost of publication and mailing.  The Newsletter was primarily a labor of love and Leslie made frequent contributions, both financial and historical.”

     The newsletters contain family trees, family histories, stories and anecdotes, reunion information and progress reports on various F/F/F research projects.  Since many of us had usually only recently become active researchers in our family histories later in, say, the 1990s or early 2000’s, prior to the depositing of this first group of Archived Issues on the web much of the earlier information was unavailable to many.  The 1988 to 2001 Uploading was done by Richard Gethmann on Ken Florey’s first Rootsweb F/F/F webpage in 2002.  When it was suggested to Bill that the online archiving of initially the earlier issues (and later the entire collection of issues) would be a helpful tool for researchers, Bill immediately agreed that it would be.

     See the list of archived issues in the dropdown box above under “Newsletter Archives 1988 – 2001” and “Newsletter Archives 2002 to 2012”.  In addition a partial listing appears in the right-hand box.  A “Table of Contents” broken down for each issued appears below for the 1988 – 2001 Issues.  A similar one appears in the Archives Section for the years 2002 to 2012.  Click on the highlighted Volume Number and the link will take you to that particular issue.


Nothing Is More Fragile Than History Ignored!


Table of Contents:

Vol. I, No. 1     November 1988

Lines From Leslie

Muskegon Chronicle, Saturday Feb 25, 1928  Veteran Tells of Terrors at Andersonvile

Experiences in Germany


Family, A Humanizing Force  By  Alex Haley

“Kith and Kin”

Family Histories

Vol. II, No. 1     January 1989


Family Reunions

“New Year”

Congressional Medal Award

A National Reunion.  Lines from Leslie

More Lines from Leslie

Documents on Flory Etc., Families

Found in the New Century Classical Handbook

Memorial to Human Error

Vol. II, No. 2     April 1989


Genealogical Travel in Germany by Marlene (Flory) and Richard Stillahn

Buyer Be Warned

Turtle Story


Commendable Achievements

Village Fleury, Near Verdun, France

Family History Library

Questions / Answers

Vol. 2, No. 3     July 1989

Need to Trace Trail

The Genealogy of the Flory-Dinkey Family

Movie Director

Research in Germany

Questions and Answers

53rd Reunion

Florea Family Cookbook

Sheepskin Deed

Happy Ending

Vol. 2, No. 4     October 1989

Abraham Senior Descendants

Returned Mail


Family Heirloom

In Switzerland

Brubakers and Floras

Streamline-Time Line

We’re Proud of Our Alumni

Florea Family Cookbook

Questions and Answers

Vol. 3, No. 1     January 1990

Western Migration

Immigration Records

Flora, Indiana

Paris, France

Albright Flora-Florea

Flory Reunion

Flurie Reunion


Florea Family Cookbook


Questions and Answers


Vol. 3, No. 2     April 1990

Western Migration

Birthday Party

Florea Family Cookbook


Famly Newsletter


1990 N.G.S. Conference

Questions and Answers

New Arrival

Turning Our Hearts


In Memory Of


Vol. 3, No. 3     July 1990

Western Migration

Far West Migration

Questions and Answers

Warm Breezes, Warm Memories

Lone Star Reunion

Kasey – A Miracle

Cemetery Warnings

Roger’s Correction


Vol. 3, No. 4     October 1990

Fleury France

Thomas Flora-Flory-Flurry

Wanted !!!

Abraham & Catherine Flory

Daniel Flory

Huber-Flory Line

Florea Family Cookbook

Put It All Down in Writing

Cousin Finder

Vol. 4, No. 1     January 1991

Trials of Passage

Sailing Ships

Early Land Grants

Grandfather Search

54th Family Reunion

French Research

Florea Family Cookbook

Computer Genealogy

Florea Family Cookbook

Double Duty Givt

Vol. 4, No. 2     April 1991

Pleasant Hill Cemetery (Lawrence, Kansas)

Family Newsletter

Jacob Flory Jr. Family

Family Traditions


Story of Immigration

Civil War — Letter from Levi Flory to Joel Flory in 1865


Florea Family Cookbook

Vol. 4, No. 3     July 1991

Host of the Coast

Gale to the Rescue

Civl War Record of Berlin H. Flora

Barnhart Ancestors

David Flory

John Flora Search

Company L, Cole’s Maryland Volunteer Cavalry

Soldier’s Memorial

Vol. 4, No. 4     October 1991

Ocean Voyage Was a Test

Regarding Joseph

Landi-Flory Reunion

Worth Quoting

Seeking Information

Flury/Fleury Research

Possible Helps

Noah E. Flory ??

Jacob F. Flora – Update

Our Heritage

Digging for Roots

120 Questions to Ask Your Parents (Before It’s Too Late)

Vol. 5, No. 1     January 1992

Miraculous Mishap — Howard Florey

Mystery Bites Dust


Abijah Flora


First Reunion

Peter Flory

Obituary — Grant B. Flory


Parents – Grandparents

At Day’s End


A Note


Vol. 5, No. 2     April 1992


Virgil H. Flory

Englehart Flore

Before You Are and Ancestor

Worth Quoting

Food For Thought

Flory – Changed – Florea


Bird Man — Dick Florea

Search – Matthew Flory

Obituary — Benjamin D. Flory



Peterson – Florea Reunion


At Day’s End

Vol. 5, No. 3     July 1992

Elmer L. Flory

Help !!

Family Labels



Flurry Family

Drucilla Flora

Family Newsletter

The Fun of Family Folklore

Sun Dial Poem

Fleury Huguenot

Florea Family Cookbook

Vol. 5, No. 4     October 1992

Flora, Indiana






U.S.S. Arizona

Citizens Politician — Richard A. Flora


Success Story


Vol. 6, No. 1     January 1993

Flora, Indiana

Letter to Editor


Move to Kansas

Trip to Kansas

Bride’s Quilt


Riley W. Flory

Questions — Answers


U.S.S. Arizona Update


Vol. 6, No. 2     April 1993

European Background

Family Reunions

Rev. Henry Flory

York County Flory’s

Questions — Answers

Flora Search

S.D. Flora


Vol. 6, No. 3     July 1993

… last from Cowes

Write Your Story

Joseph A.F. Fleury

Arthur W. Fleury

Dear Ancestor


It’s the ‘Misadventures’ That make Life Fun

Robert J. Fleury


Vol. 6, No. 4     October 1993

1755 Experiences — by Ulrich and Anna Engel


Dan L. Flory


William Floro

Henley Florry


Zip Codes


Flora Family 1749-1800

Old Letters

Friendship Book

Vol. 7, No. 1     January 1994

Dan Leroy Flory


History Lost?

William Henry Flory


Vol. 7, No. 2     April 1994

James Harold Florea

Samuel Flory

Tribute to Eleanor Mastin Florea

Family Seal

Look Alike

Adolph Flohri

Polly Flora

Adam Flory

Cacapon Settlement

Vol. 7, No. 3     July 1994

J. J. Fleury


A Florea Generation


Eduard G. Floury

Amy Flora

Allegheny Passage


Family Reunions

Vol. 7, No. 4     October 1994


Cemetery Markers



Import Listing

Vol. 8, No. 1     January 1995

Lavina Kinsey

Do You Know

Flora Research — Brian Flora

The Florea Line

John Flory

Nicholas Peter Flore

Henley Florry

Many Questions

Records in Jeopardy

Genealogical Society

Vol. 8, No. 2     April 1995

Fleury – Ancient France


Flory Connection

English Researcher

Flory/Landis Descendants

Vol. 8, No. 3     July 1995

A Colorado Pioneer


Flora DAR Connection

Peffly/Flory — DAR

Date of Birth

Kinsey Family History

Kentucky Connection

Henley Florry

Family Photos

A Bit of History

Vol. 8, No. 4     October 1995

Flory Reunion – 1907

59th Annual Reunion

The German Card


Lydia Ann Flory

Isaac Fleury

Family History

Vol. 9, No. 1     January 1996

Jacob Stoner Flory

Early German Tribes

Product Alert


Lydia Ann Flory

True Grit

German Symbols

Flora Research

Vol. 9, No. 2     April 1996

Special Barn

Kasey – A Miracle

Who Can Help Find

Thomas Flora

Canadian Germans

Lydia Ann Flory

Germans In/Out of Ohio

Hessian Diaries

Family Facts

Grandma Climbed the Family Tree

Vol. 9, No. 3     July 1996

Parent’s Journal


Flora Research

Cherokee Cousins

The John Flory Family of York County, Pennsylvania

Old Ships Never Die


Lydia Ann Flory

Adolph Flora

Vol. 9, No. 4     October 1996

Old Farm House

Mary Ann Shaftner

Lydia Ann Flory

Mary Fleury

Noah E. Flory ???

Traveling Family

60th Reunion

Vol. 10, No. 1     January 1997

Flory Arrival in Kansas

Levi Flory

German Research

German Genealogical Digest

Abraham Flory


Military History

Meanings of Titles????

National Genealogical Society Conference

Date Confusion

Vol. 10, No. 2     April 1997

Lone Star Reunion History


Any Answers ?????

Jonathon Flory

Flora Research

English Roots

The Best Robes

“Bound Servant

Double Check

Vol. 10, No. 3     July 1997

The Birkenau Project

The Birkenau Flohri Family – Partial Descendant Chart

Special Notice

90th Birthday

Keagy Line

Our Children’s Heritage

Mathew Flory (Flora)

Girrard Flory

Obituary Summaries

Augustus Flory

David Flory 1823-1888

Confederate Veteran Magazine

Vol. 10, No. 4     October 1997

The Maryland Brethren During the Revolutionary War:  Interpretations and Clarifications

Flora – Flory Line

61st Flory-Flora-Fleury Family Reunion

Bound Servant

More Keagy Information

Fleury Family Crest

Genealogist’s Disease

Missouri Reunion

Jacob (Flory) Flora (1727-1796 Descendants

Kagy / Keagy Connection

Vol. 11, No. 1     January 1998

English – Florey Line

Birkenau Brother’s – Book

Australia Fleury

American Enterprises

Search for Two Sisters

Fleury Data Base

Rita A. Wilcox — Western Australia

Switzerland Burials

Middle Name ???

Food For a Ocean Journey

Samuel S. Flory

Vol. 11, No. 2     April 1997

The Search for the European Roots of Joseph Flory 1682 – 1741

Family Reunions

Update: The English – Florey Line

Hey, Sailor

Abraham Flory 1805-1893 and Wife Mary Vaniman 1796-1871 Descendants

Family History Library

Flory Meets Flora

Born in Missouri 1805 – 1812 ?

Vol. 11, No. 3     July 1998

Stephen Flora ca 1850-1879

That Colorado Pioneer

Kansas – Flory Reunion

Revision of, “Revision To”

Mildred Williams

Helen Louise Kezeler Flory

Civil War Pictures

Rachel Flory’s Descendants

Lost Records?

Picture of 71st Flory Family Reunion Lone Star, Kansas September 14, 1997

Vol. 11, No. 4     October 1998

62nd F.F.F. Reunion

Mary Flory (Flora, Flore, Floro)


The Elusive George


Fury of Ireland

World Address Information

Flory Park

Cost of Living

Swiss Possibilities

Eli Flury

Mary “Polly” Florer

Minerva May Flory 1895-1954

Food on Board Immigrant Ships

The Family History Show

Civil War Medical Records

Genealogical Work Preserved

Vol. 12, No. 1     January 1999

Dorothy Flory, Plainview, Oregon

Sad Medical Aspects of the Civil War

Watch Out for Halbert

Flora – Bodenstadt Family

Revolutionary War Records

Pandemonium Pioneer Cemetery

The Death of a Cemetery

Vol. 12, No. 2     April 1999

The Florys

Catharina Flory

Vol. 12, No. 3     July 1999

Florey / Flora Return to Birkenau, Germany

England Florey/Flurry Family Reunion

Fleury Brothers in Australia

Switzerland Interest

James Flora

Help for Germanic Researchers


Surveyors Measures

Vol. 12, No. 4     October 1999

The Sunshine Mine Disaster

Flory 72nd Annual Reunion

Mary Ann Shafner Flory

Civil War Database

Abraham Flory of Douglas County, Kansas

Flory T-Shirts Available

63rd Flory Reunion in Pennsylvania

United Colonies of America

Family History

Enlistment in the U.S. Army – 1798 – 1815

Flory Links ???

War Personnel Records

Vol. 13, No. 1     January 2000

Harvey E. Flory

Flora Family Crest

Samuel Henry Flora, Sr.

Your Name

About Things Military

Burma Shave Story

Rule of A Thumb

10th Flora Family Reunion

Vol. 13, No. 2     March 2000

Civil War Union Draft Records

Birth Records Available on Internet Site

Clay County, Indiana Genealogical Society

Flory Connection with the Bridgewater College in Shennandoah Valley, Virginia

Fort Wayne Genealogy Library on the Internet

A Bit of Rockingham County, Virginia History

The Match, and How It Came to Be

Index to Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers from Kentucky

National Conference

Paul Revere

New York State Archives Discontinues Mail-In Search Requests

Library of Congress Website

Vol. 13, No. 3     July 2000

Halbert’s of Bath, Ohio

Flury Search

America the Beautiful

Moving Cemetery (Quickell Evangelical Lutheran Church, Conewago Township, Pennsylvania

William Austin Flory

Charles “Strapper” Flory

Michael Flory and Hannah Wogoman

Vol. 13, No. 4     October 2000

Emanuel W. & William Austin Flory Obituaries


Civil War Income Tax?

Correction of Incorrect Information

Association of Early American Witches

George D. Flory 1863-1939 Descendants


Coffman / Flory Connection

A Civil War Private in Search of His Family

Vol. 14, No. 1     January 2001

John Florea World War II Photographer

Geologist?  Genealogist?

Flory Meets Flora Follow Up

Reunions Special Recognition

74th Flory Family Reunion

Johannes Flohri – Bible?

New Swiss Center

64th Flory-Flora-Fleury Reunion

Mary Ann (Shaftner) Flory

Vol. 14, No. 2     April 2001

Coffman / Flory Connection

Life Magazine Photographer


Oregon Flory Line

Five Mile Rule

Harman – Flory Bible

Passport Applications – Help

Pilgrim Sites Threatened in the Netherlands

Vol. 14, No. 3     July 2001

William Austin Flory Update

Your Legacy

Visit to Switzerland (James Flory)

Crossing the Plains in 1847

Middle Names – Illegal!!!

Flora-Flory-Fleury … France, Germany or Switzerland???

Major Epidemics

Vol. 14, No. 4     October 2001

Flory’s Arrival in Kansas

Strange to Us

Early Families of the St. Vrain Church of the Brethren in Colorado

Was Joseph Flory Actually Swiss???

William Austin Flory’s Information

English Sayings

The Mystery Flory Immigrants

Terms to Remember

Have You Ever Heard Your Grandparents Say …. ?

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