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 25, 2022

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Sept. 27~

 The 146th anniversary of the death of my paternal 3rd great-grandmother. Matilda Caroline (Splawn) Martin died in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, in 1876. She is buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery.

Matilda C. Mathis Headstone
Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery
Statesville, NC

Sept. 29~

  My maternal Grandfather, Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Sr., died 78 years ago. He was killed in action on the island of Peleliu while serving in the Marines during WWII.  He is buried in Quaker Cemetery, Kershaw, Camden, South Carolina. 

Gilbert Ernest Roberts (1920-1944)

 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 that you found the document, contacted a cousin with the family Bible, made a DNA connection, or found a 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 weekly series enables everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. 
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down and add 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: 

Speaking at genealogy events is so much fun. This week, I talked to attendees at the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional ManagementConference. 

My presentation, "Blogging for Clients: Bringing in Customers One Post at a Time," was fun to put together and speak about. I appreciated the comments and questions I received from those who watched.

I also loved sharing examples of great ideas from other bloggers during the presentation! 

Thanks to everyone who helped me have a great happy dance moment this week!

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


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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 10-Day 1!


The panel Bernice Bennett, Dan Early, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy, and I get together to talk about Dan's announcement and the happenings on Relative Race Season 10 Day 1. 

We already love all four teams and their stories.

Watch as we share information about each team, the new twists for this season, and the amazing relatives already discovered on this first day of the race. 

As we mentioned, Deshae -Green Team from Season 6 has asked for friends and fans to share a picture in support of Dan. Wear blue or a blue ribbon for Prostate Cancer Awareness month, which starts in November. She needs your photos by Oct. 9th.

Her email is DeShaeHughes@gmail.com

Here's our photo. 

Send yours to DeShae, and let's show our love and support for Dan Debenham!

Did you watch Day 1?

What was your favorite part?

How do you like the changes for this season?

Links in this episode:

Relative Race 

Relative Race Live

Fans of Relative Race

Contact the Panelists:

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

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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We would love to have some Relative Race fans join us!!

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