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

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show:Finding Your Roots Season 9-Episodes 3 & 4-Changing the Narrative


 Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and I  get together to talk about Finding Your Roots Season 9, episodes 3  with Carole Burnette and Neicy Nash & 4 with Cyndi Lauper, Jamie Chang, and Danny Trejo. 

Watch as we discuss how DNA and the paper trail can change our family narratives.

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Links in this episode:

Finding Your Roots

 Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker-A Genealogist in the Archives

Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Celebration Sunday-Genealogy Happy Dance! SLIG 2023


  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: 

Another successful week of SLIG is over, and I learned so much! 
This year I took Metes and Bounds Land Platting with Jerry Smith, Sydney Cruice,
Kimberly Powell and Richard G. Sayre.
If you ever get a chance to take this course, I highly recommend it.
This was an amazing week, from learning how to plat by hand and on Deed Mapper, practicum time to practice skills, to using what we learned on our own projects.

I am exhausted from the intense week, but it was so worth it! Thanks to the instructors and the SLIG committee for another great @SLIGexperience!

What's your Happy Dance Moment?
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Sunday, January 22, 2023

This Week On My Family History Calendar

January 24~
 Loretta McManus Daughrity (1894-1936), my maternal great-grandmother, died 87 years ago in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina. Etta was 41 at the time of her death. She is buried in the Sumter City Cemetery in Sumter, South Carolina.


Loretta (McManus) Daughrity
Photo Owned by Cheri Hudson Passey

My 5th great grandfather, Phillip Roberts, II (1763-1864), was born 260 years ago in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

 Who are you remembering this week?

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