Welcome to AlliedFamilies.com, a resource for linking, preserving, and supporting family history for generations to come.
For over sixty years Belle Lewter West, Olive A. Morgan, Robert Phillip Upchurch and almost 1000 cooperators have worked to research and document the genealogy and associated history of the Upchurch and "Allied" families such as Yates, Pearce, Mills, Edwards, Ray, and many others.
On October 10, 2013 Upchurch & Allied Families Association (UAFA) was formed by Robert Phillip "Phil" Upchurch, UAFA Manager, and five organizers, to provide access to genealogical resources relating to Upchurch and other "Allied" families. All of these families can trace their heritage back to 17th century Colonial America. Over half of this documented research pertains to "allied" families.
Now, thanks to modern information technology, membership fees from many, generous monetary gifts by a few and the fact that so many dedicated people have worked for the love of service only, much of the information they have collected and organized is available for free on this site.
Our nonprofit 501(C)3 organization, Upchurch and Allied Families (UAFA), has worked to move as much information as possible to the Internet. This is a huge and ongoing project that has already created the following:
The Upchurch and Allied Families website containing the following items located under our resource tab
Plus UAFA is working with Ancestry.com to provide access to our family tree project UAFA maintains over 30 public family trees. Dozens of volunteers have extracted information from Phil’s research and entered this into the trees. Each tree is managed by a UAFA tree master who adds carefully vetted information from other contributors and internet resources. To access our trees, simply search the member directory in Ancestry for Phil Upchurch and click on the UAFA tab. From there go to the American Upchurch Index Tree and start searching for names. (note: make sure to click on beta version when searching the member director and be advised that living relatives do not show on publicly accessible trees for privacy reasons)
A chart showing the first six generations of the Upchurch Family can be viewed here.
To find out how you can become a member of Allied Families or subscribe to the UAFA Newsletter and Upchurch Bulletin, click on JOIN UAFA on the menu bar above. Here, you can download the UAFA Enrollment & Participation Form. We look forward to linking, preserving, and supporting your family history. Join Allied Families today!
Come Visit Us At Our Cary Facility!
Allied Families invites you to visit our facility in Cary, North Carolina. The best time to visit is on Thursdays from 2 -4. Our address is:
1130 Kildaire Road
Cary, North Carolina 27511
Check out the Cary Facility monthly newsletter here!
Dr. David Thomas Upchurch, GA
Woody H Yates, MBA, CPM - NC
Debra Upchurch Heck, MO
Dr. Robert Phillip Upchurch, MO
Carla Michaels, Cary NC
Nancy B. Upchurch Ariano, GA
Staley Smith, NC
Michael R. Upchurch, Cary NC
Stephen Terry, NC
Dr. Virginia Collier, AZ
Herbert Jackson "Jack" Upchurch, NC
John Calhoun Upchurch, GA
Jay Buck, MO
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Upchurch & Allied Families Association
& Allied Families Research Center
173 Long Road, Suite 108
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Free Family History Records Available from Allied Families
- Enrolled Families - To view a family tree for any of the UAFA Enrolled Families, follow instructions under the "Enrolled Families" tab above
- Resource Collection - To search the Resource Collection, follow instructions under the "Resources" tab above
Upchurch & Allied Families Association (UAFA) counts on member input to help improve the Association. UAFA's main purpose now and in the future will be to promote family & historical aspects by:
- Providing educational and research opportunities to UAFA members
- Offering community services in related fields to connect UAFA members
- Collecting, interpreting, preserving, sharing, and publishing genealogical and historical records for UAFA members
- Maintaining a public museum and repository for such records and artifacts that illustrate American history