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DrDownen (#47980005)
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My name is Charles Downen and several years ago, I was elected Historian for the Downen family by the Downen Reunion Association. I have since tried to update the entire Downen family tree to the best of my ability and it now contains over 32,000 names. I also maintain a family information page on facebook to daily answer questions about the Downen family and the family tree. I have what I believe to be the largest library of Downen books and papers in one place anywhere. If you have any questions about the family, please feel free to contact me at any time, I will be happy to help. Chuck.
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Chris Mills
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Hi Charles,

I updated the memorials you sent me information for back in December. The situation is slightly confusing as I have set up two separate Find A Grave accounts, my main account is getting crazy because I have put so many people in, most of whom are not related to me. I am in the process of migrating ownership of memorials of relatives and potential relatives into my new account (the one I am messaging you from) so I will have ownership of those memorials segregated from the account that has so many non-relatives in it.

I believe I have created more Downen memorials on Find A Grave than any other single contributor. I have only been researching the family for the last three and a half years but I believe I have made some serious inroads into the family history. I don't have any direct Downen ancestors but I have numerous cousins who are Downens because of intermarriage between our two clans in southern Indiana and Illinois back in the 1800s.

Will send you some links from my website later so you can see some of the stuff I've put online outside of Find A Grave. It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance.

If my responses seem a bit tardy I am maintaining so many memorials on my main account that it is quite time consuming. Again, another reason for segregating my relatives into this new account.
Added by Chris Mills on Jan 09, 2013 4:14 PM

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