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.
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
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.