When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Sunday, September 19, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar


Sept. 24

 Manning David Daughrity, Sr., my maternal 2nd great-grandfather, would be 177 years old. He was born in Sumter County, SC in 1844. He was the son of William J. Dorrity (1820-1897) and Martha (Mathis) Dorrity (1820-1905).

Who are you remembering this week?

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Celebration Sunday-Genealogy Happy Dance!

You know the dance. You know you've done it. The one every researcher does after finding something new. The one where you want to jump up and down and shout to everyone around that you found the document, contacted a cousin who has the family Bible, made a DNA connection, or found a whole new branch to your tree. The one that is met with glazed stares and eye rolls.

                                                          Celebration Sunday is a place to share your discoveries. 
This is a weekly series to enable everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. 
Share by scrolling 
down and adding your story to the comments section or you may also put a link to a blog post telling about what had you dancing this week.


My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

Giving two presentations for the Utah Genealogical Society's conference "Summit of Excellence" was one o the highlights of my week.  This year marks the UGA's 50th Anniversary of serving the genealogy community. It is an honor to be invited to participate.
Doing that happy dance!

What's your Happy Dance Moment?
Please share and let's celebrate together!


                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: An 1870s Marriage Certificate Discovery with Connie Knox


Connie Knox from Genealogy TV joins me and the panel Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy to talk about the amazing find of an 1870s marriage certificate and how she researched and returned it to the family. 

Watch as Connie shares the steps she took to research the names on the certificate, discover the correct family and find a direct descendant of the couple. The process teaches a valuable lesson of applying sound genealogy research principles.

Have you ever researched to return a family heirloom home? We'd love to hear from you!

Links in This Episode: Genealogy TV 1870s Marriage Certificate Found in Thrift Shop: The Whole Story

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Hope Harbor Crisis Center: 310 Government Center Bolivia, NC 28422

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Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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