Photo: Buffalo National River in Arkansas -- Photograph by Joy Brown's brother, Wayne Neal

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June 2016 -- New Page Created for the Ozark Uncle's Ongoing Family Research Projects --
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The Ozark Uncle welcomes you to his web site for family members and local historians. Here's a brief synopsis of the materials on this web site.

OUR STORY -- Ken and Joy Brown had their 50th wedding anniversary on June 5, 2015. Read a short recap of where all those years have gone. Read all about Joy's family roots going back to before the Civil War in southwest Arkansas. Major family names included are NEAL, EVANS, ADAMS and BLAKE. Read all about Ken's family roots going back to before the Civil War in southwest Missouri. Major family names included are BROWN, HARTLEY, MORRIS and GUNNELS.

OUR PHOTO ARCHIVES-- Ken and Joy Brown have scanned and archives hundreds of old family photos. This page provides links to photo-sharing sites where these old photos have been stored.

FAMILY ARTICLES -- See photo essays put together over the past few years by Ken and his cousin, Cinita (Davis) Brown. These materials were handouts at Davis-Brown reunions or other family gatherings.

LOCAL HISTORICAL WRITINGS -- Read some of the historical articles that Ken has authored or co-authored related to his family and birthplace, Douglas County, Missouri.

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES -- Find links to books about the family and Douglas County, MIssouri.

FAMILY RESEARCH PROJECTS -- Find links to family research projects that are ongoing presently.

The Ozark Uncle is an archivist, not a genealogist. While he does not provide research services for family history queries, he will try to guide site visitors to others who can help.

Ken Joy 1964
Ken & Joy 1964

Joy 2007
Joy 2007

Ken 2008
Ken 2008


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