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The Nail-Ray Association is a family history organization founded to research and celebrate the lives and families of Henry Nail & Mary Keller and Thomas Ray & Elizabeth Pearce, pioneers of Shelby County, Indiana.  The organization was founded in 1981 and normally meets in June on the weekend preceding Father's Day.  

The Nail-Ray family tree with records and photos is available online for those who have a paid subscription to ancestry.com at trees.ancestry.com/tree/83684359/recent. This tree contains ancestors, descendants, and relatives of two couples, Henry Nail & his wife Mary Keller and Thomas Ray & his wife Elizabeth Pearce. This is the best resource for those doing research and compiling their own family trees on ancestry.com. Living persons are not in this tree for privacy reasons.


A free version of the Nail-Ray family tree with over 19,000 persons is available for browsing at www.nailrayfamilyassoc.tribalpages.com. Access to this tree is controlled by the administrator, so you must request an invitation. There is no charge for basic viewing and reports, although the more detailed reports require a fee.


The organization usually publishes two newsletters annually. Newsletters and other records shown on the following pages may be downloaded, viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.   For more information, contact Janet Morgan Ross, Corresponding Secretary/Treasurer, Nail-Ray Association, 7788 Ballston Dr., Springfield, VA  22153, (703) 455-6581, jmorganross@juno.com

This website is maintained by dw_ross@yahoo.com