Karen Avery Miller

     HSC Honorary Member

      HSC Sponsor

       HSC Advisor


Karen Avery Miller

Karen Lavone Avery Miller, a native of Missouri, is the daughter of Frances Lavone Silver and the late Harry Hollis Avery, Jr.  She is married to Henry Clay Miller; and has one daughter, Carie Michelle (Mrs. Timothy James Wright) and grandchildren.

Mrs. Miller attended Central Missouri University in Warrensburg, MO.  Her career is diverse and included employment at George K. Baum & Co. in the investment banking sector; as a retail sales representative in Dallas, Texas; and as a Realtor at Henry S. Miller Real Estate.  Mrs. Miller is also a professional genealogist.


* National Gavel Society (President)
* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783 (Founder; Honorary
   President General)
* National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-
   1861 (Honorary President General)
* Order of the First Families of Maine 1604-1652  (Honorary President
* Plymouth Hereditary Society  (former Governor General)
* Order of First Families of New Hampshire (Honorary Governor General)
* Order of the First Families of Connecticut (Honorary Governor General)
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors (former Registrar
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Honorary President General)
* Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192 (Honorary Member)
* Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (Recording Secretary
* National Society Dames of the Court of Honor (former Corresponding
   Secretary General; former Historian General; former National Trustee)
* Order of the First Families of Massachusetts (former Marshall General)
* Colonial Dames of America (Chapter Board of Management)
* General Society of Mayflower Descendants (former Texas State
   Recording Secretary)
* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (former Chapter
* National Society Daughters of 1812 (former Chapter First Vice President)
* National Society of New England Women (former Chapter President;
   National Committee)
* National Society Daughters of American Colonists (former Chapter
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Recording
   General; Texas Branch Governor)
* National Society Descendants of Early Quakers (National Corresponding
   Clerk; National Trustee)
* Order of First Families of Vermont (Secretary General)
* Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands (Founding Historian General)

* National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century
* Flagon and Trenchers, Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
* National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable
   Artillery Company
* Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy
* National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America
* Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury Massachusetts
* Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
* Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
* National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865
* First Families of Ohio
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
* Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar
   1565-1861 (former Chaplain General)
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of the Loyalist & Patriots of the
   American Revolution
* Winthrop Society
* Illinois Prairie Pioneers
* Presidential Families of America (former Historian General)
* National Society Southern Dames of America
* National Society of Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century
* Hereditary Order of the Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of 
* Piscataqua Pioneers
* Old Plymouth Hereditary Society
* National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars
* National Society of the Blue and Gray
* National Huguenot Society
* Descendants of Sheriffs and Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America
* Order of Descendants of the Justiciars (Honorary Member)
* Holland Dames
* Dutch Colonial Society

Chivalric Orders
* The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John in Jerusalem
   (Officer, bestowed by Elizabeth II, Queen of England)

Daughters of the American Colonists National Lineage Book
   XXXVIII (Topeka, KS: Jostens Publishing Company, 2009), 680+
   pages including index

TEXAS STATE MAYFLOWER, Newsletter (1997-2001); ARMORIAL HERALD, Order of Americans Armorial Ancestry Newsletter (2007-2011); THE PLANTER, National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861 Newsletter (2009-2011); ANCHOR AND PINE, Order of the First Families of Maine 1604-1652 Newsletter (2009-2011); PLAIN LANGUAGE, Descendants of Early Quakers Newsletter (2007-2009); Co-Editor, GUILD GAZETTE, Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783 Newsletter (2004-2011).

CALUMET, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars (national publication)

Articles published in:
National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 90, No.4, December 2002, p.311-316; As well as numerous articles written for, and published in, each newsletter listed above.

Lineage Book I, National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861

Other Notes
Mrs. Miller's proudest accomplishment is that of being a Wife, Mother and now Grandmother (i.e. Mimi) to two grandsons, two step-granddaughters and four step-grandsons ranging in age from four (4) to twenty-five (25) years.

She has been a member of the Washington Club since 2000.  Mrs. Miller currently attends Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, a Member of the Diocese of West Missouri, Kansas City, MO. 

Her current memberships include The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG);  the National Genealogical Society (NGS); The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS 1997 Conference Regional Publicity Chairman); The New England Historic and Genealogical Society (NEHGS); The Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS); The New Hampshire Genealogical Society; Charter Member of the Carroll County [MO] Genealogical Association; The Dallas [TX] Genealogical Society (Past President, 2000 DGS Award of Merit recipient, Capital Expansion Project Chairman); The Dedham [MA] Historical Society; and the Cape Cod Genealogical Society.

Additionally, Mrs. Miller has participated in genealogical educational workshops and conferences for NGS, FGS, GenTech, NEHGS Sesquicentennial, Boston, MA; Virginia Institute of Genealogical Records (VIGR), Richmond, VA; alumni of the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR), National Archives, Washington DC; Dallas Institute, Dallas Texas.

She is a national, regional and local speaker on genealogical and historical topics. Has conducted beginner and advanced genealogy research seminars. Worked as a Volunteer Genealogist at the DAR National Headquarters, Washington DC, 2000-2002, verifying over 100 supplemental papers. She has prepared and submitted over 200 of her own ancestor supplements for various societies. She is the owner of The Little Studio and Galler - Karen Avery Miller Fine Art, in Arrow Rock, MO.

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