Belle Lewter West, Olive A. Morgan, Robert Phillip Upchurch and almost 1000 cooperators have worked over sixty years to research and document the genealogy and associated history of the Upchurch and many "Allied" families associated with them.
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 since 2013 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:
- Upchurch Bulletins
- Over 4000 pages of information published by Phil Upchurch about Upchurches and Allied Families in America.
- A list of over 65000 descendants of Michael Upchurch, the first Upchurch American emigrant. Each descendant has a unique ID number. This is the best place to start looking for a relative from the past.
- 356 pages of information about Upchurches in England also published by Phil Upchurch
- Upchurch and Allied Family Biofiles
- These are scanned copies of Phil’s research notes. The original paper records filled 44 four drawer filing cabinets. This is a massive ongoing project.
- Transcribed Biofiles
- Some of the biofiles have been transcribed so they are easier to read and search.
- The Upchurch and Allied Families YouTube Channel
- This channel showcases over 35 fifteen to twenty minute videos of Phil Upchurch telling Upchurch and Allied family stories.
- Ancestry Website
- www.ancestry.com family trees. UAFA maintains over 30 public family trees. Dozens of volunteers have extracted information from Phil’s paper record 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. You can search Ancestry.com for relatives in the public “allied families” trees (note: living relative do not show on publicly accessible trees for privacy reasons)