The Gowen Research Foundation proposes to:
Preserve and promulgate the
heritage of the family, dealing not with just a study of the "begats,"
but with the accomplishments and contributions of the family members as well.
Unite the familia in toto
and to undo the divisive damage done by careless recorders who have brought
about the spelling variations of our surname.
Assist individual family members
to find their "place" in the lineage and to understand the motivation for
the actions and the moves of their ancestors and the sacrifices they made for the family.
Instill in the younger
generation an appreciation of their heritage and a knowledge of the effort
expended to bring the family to its present position, and to make certain that young and old alike will manifest a family pride
that will be handed down for generations to come.
Act as a repository
to permanently preserve the history of the family and sponsor an annual
Research Conference & Family Reunion where researchers
can become better acquainted and formulate plans for teamwork and joint
Your participation is needed for the Foundation to discover "the rest of
the story." If you concur with the Foundation's purposes, we invite you to click here to get the Foundation
A Complete File of Foundation Newsletters published since 1989 are available
here to any interested party.
Electronic Newsletters online are available here to any interested party.
Letters from your kinsmen reveal much about you and your ancestors. This
is an open stack of the Electronic Library filled with news, views and clues. And perhaps you can supply the
answer to a cousin's query.
You are welcome to write your own Dear Cousins letter for inclusion in the Electronic Library at no charge. Your
genealogical manuscripts, narratives of your forebears, ancestor charts and computer files are solicited for the
Library. Mail your material to the Foundation at 5708 Gary Avenue, Lubbock
Texas, 79413-4822 or E-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ownership of your
material and copyright privileges remain with you, and editorial credit
will be given to you for your literary contributions.