Wednesday, August 5, 2020

GenFriends: Miya Jensen-The Polynesian Genealogist

Cheri and the panel, Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy welcome Miya Jensen who specializes in Polynesian Genealogy. Watch as Miya shares how the peoples of Oceana welcome, embrace and honor the lives of their ancestors. Miya also talks about her work with FamilySearch preserving the oral traditions of the Polynesian people. The conversation with Miya was heartfelt as she spoke about how connecting with our ancestors can be healing and help us to move forward in our lives. A beautiful conversation about a unique group of people who teach us so much about our connections to family and the earth.

Watch as Miya explains how the Polynesian people feel about their ancestors and how they view their place in history.

Links Mentioned  in this Episode:

The Polynesian Genealogist
Twitter:  @miyajensen
Instagram/Facebook: @thepolynesiangenealogist
FamilySearch: Polynesian Genealogy

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives
Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl
Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy
Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Aug. 5~
  Samuel James Bradford II (1815-1875), my paternal 3rd great grandfather, died 145 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina.

 Aug. 7~

  My paternal 4th great grandfather, John Milton Dargan (1799-1847), died in Sumter County, South Carolina 173 years ago. He was buried in the Dargan Cemetery in Sumter County. 

 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.

IGHR 2020 Course Four

My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

Understanding methods for technical writing is a skill I need more work on, I decided the virtual option of taking Tom Jones's class at IGHR was an opportunity I could not miss! I have to say, I was a bit intimidated and wondered if I could keep up and learn the things I needed. to.
My happy dance for this week is making it through the class with light bulbs going off and an understanding of many concepts I had not before. 
The best learning exercise was submitting a 500-word writing sample for Tom to edit. We went through several sessions on self-editing and rules for technical writing so we could edit before submitting it.

Nervous? You bet!!! Learn something? Absolutely.
As I looked at the many words taken out of my writing and the ways the sentences were rearranged caused a light bulb to go off in my head. I could "see" what we had been talking about in previous sessions. It all made so much sense! 
Now, I still have a long way to go, but it was a start! 

Learning and growing-my genealogy happy dance for this week!

Class Photo

What had you doing the Happy Dance this week?


                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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