Sunday, July 26, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar

July 26=Aug. 1





July 26~
 Bertrand Campbell Price (1876-after 1922), my maternal Great Great Grandfather, would be 144years old on this day. Cam was born in Aiken County, South Carolina, and may have been the son of Adam and Sallie Price. 



July 29~
 My maternal 3rd great grandfather, Thomas J. McRady (1821-1896) died 124 years ago. Thomas died in Sumter County, South Carolina, and is buried in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina.

Thomas J. McRady
Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina
Photo Credit: Remember Me For Find A Grave
Used with permission


August 1~
 My maternal great great grandmother, Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943) died 77 years ago in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina from heart disease. She was buried in the Graniteville Cemetery, Aiken, South Carolina.

Bessie Mae Eargle Price
Headstone
Graniteville Cemetery, Aiken, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey




 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: 
I spent last week attending the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIP), virtually, right from my home office! My course selection was "Getting Your Hands Dirty-A Workshop in Land and Property Records" with course coordinator Kimberly Powell,
Other instructors in the class were Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA and Jerry Smith, CG.
We met on Zoom each day with homework and handouts placed on Google Classroom.
From using maps, finding land records in both federal and land states to learning how to plat we were immersed in understanding how these records can help us connect families together.
What a great learning experience. Without the willingness of GRIP and the instructors to move to a virtual platform, I would not have been able to attend and build skills.
Thanks to all who worked so hard to bring this experience to all who were part of GRIP 2020!



Class Photo

ProGen Study Group Alumni Photo

Yep! I am still dancing!
Next? Preparing for this upcoming week at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research  (IGHR)! 


What had you doing the Happy Dance this week?




                                                                      

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar



July 19~
 Margaret Frances "Fanny" (Gibson) Thames (1854-1929), my paternal great great grandmother, died 91 years ago in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Fannie died from stomach cancer and was buried in Home Branch Cemetery in Paxville.

Margaret Frances (Gibson) Thames
Headstone
Home Branch Cemetery
Paxville, Clarendon, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

July 22~
 Margaret Ann (Thames) Hudson (1875-1960), my paternal great aunt and step great grandmother, died 60 years ago on her 84th birthday. Annie died in Manning, Clarendon, South Carolina, and was buried in the Home Branch Cemetery in Paxville.  Annie was born in Clarendon County, South Carolina, and was the daughter of Benjamin Thomas Thames (1854-1931) and Margaret Frances "Fannie" (Gibson) Thames (1854-1929).



Margaret Ann (Thames) Hudson
Headstone
Home Branch Cemetery
Paxville, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey





July 23~
   My maternal 3rd Great Grandfather, Thomas Phillip Roberts (1830-1893),  would have been 190 years old on this day.  He was born in Richland County, SC to Phillip Roberts (1798-1852) and Mary Ann Evans (1800-).


Thomas Phillip Roberts Headstone
Brown's Chapel Cemetery
Richland County, South Carolina






July 25~

 Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859)my paternal 5th Great Grandmother, was born 246 years ago to Samuel Cook and Alice Dargan, possibly in the Sumter, SC area.




Alice (Cook) Vaughn Headstone
Dargan Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina




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Celebration Sumday~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: 

I had so much fun this week uploading photos to Vivid-Pix and MyHeritage.com to colorize and fix some family photos.  Have you tried these tools on your pictures?
Love the results! Made me very happy!!!





Colorized Photo of My Parents on Their Wedding Day with My Paternal Grandparents
MyHeritage




The original of the photo below is so faded. You could hardly see my mom's face.
Now, I can see her plus the detail in her dress. She even had a corsage on her arm!



Enhanced Photo of My Parents Going to a School Dance
Vivid-Pix 


What had you doing the Happy Dance this week?




                                                                      

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

South Carolina Places-The Camden Archives and Museum





The Camden Archives and Museum is a must place to research if you have Kershaw County or surrounding area ancestors. Information on other South Carolina locations and be assessed there as well. he building is the city's former Carnegie Library, built-in 1915. It's located at  1314 Broad Street/US Highway 521, Camden.  (803) 425-6050.
Hours are posted on the website, but I recommend calling before you arrive.




Camden Archives and Museum
Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina


The Archives

The staff is helpful and will help you with any research questions and help you locate records, books, maps, periodicals, and microfilm that may contain information on your family. I have been able to call ahead and ask for books, files, and other items to be pulled before I arrive.
Hanging files can be requested and brought to the research tables for you to look through and see what information has been collected on Surnames, Organizations, businesses,  history, and other topics. For a list of some of the holdings please click here.


Research Tables






Periodicals








Books from Kershaw County and other Locations






Microfilm Readers




Map Collection





The Museum

Walking through the archives leads to the museum. Permanent and rotating exhibits feature artifacts from all time periods of the area's history.  Since Camden was a major player in the Revolutionary War many of the artifacts come from the Battle of Camden and other locations.
Don't overlook museums in your genealogy research.  The exhibits will give you an idea of what was going on during your ancestor's lifetimes. Photos, clothing, tools, etc, represent what life may have been like for them, or what they may have experienced or known about. Even if they don't belong to your ancestor, we can learn so much by the items in a museum's collection.  Some lucky researchers have found artifacts belonging to their ancestors in exhibits.  The photos below are some of the items on display on my last visit. The Alexander Young shown in one of the photos may have been related to my step-grandfather!

Original Town Clock
Circa 1825




Artifacts from the Battle of Camden 



!844 Wedding Slipper of Lucretia (Douglas) Kershaw



1918 Victrola




Alexander Young Silver Maker Exhibit





The Ross E Beard Gun Collection


For more information about the Camden Archives and Museum use these links: 

YouYube Channel
Facebook Page


The Camden Archives and Museum is a special place to research for me. 
From newspapers, books, hanging files, and city directories, I have found many valuable pieces of information on my family who called the area home.


Have you researched the Archives and visited the Museum?
Please leave a comment and share your experience!




Wednesday, July 15, 2020

GenFriends: Becoming an Accredited Genealogist with Diana Elder. AG



GenFriends welcomes Diana Elder, AG to help us understand the process for the accreditation process for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen).  Diana takes us through the steps involved, the helps provided to help you succeed, and the benefits of earning an AG.
  
Watch as Diana Elder, AG answers the questions form the panel and clarifies the testing and submitting process.







Links from this Episode:
ICAPGen
Family Locket
Research Like a Pro Podcast

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

Do you have the AG credential or are you working or thinking or working on obtaining it?
We'd love to hear from you!

Curious about the difference between the BC and AG accreditation programs?
Click here for our Certification Discussion.


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Sunday, July 12, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar





July 13

 My great great grandmother, Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943) would be 142 years old. She was born in Aiken County, South Carolina and was the daughter of George David Eargle (1827-1886) and Elvira America (Booth) Eargle (1834-1898).






Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price
1878-1943
©Cheri Hudson Passey





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: 

For three days this week, I had the opportunity to attend my first Midwest African American Institute (MAAGI). Due to COVID-19, it was held virtually. It w

It was fabulous. The presenters were knowledgeable about their topics and even though we were meeting via Zoom, new friendships were made. It was also wonderful to be able to speak to fellow genealogists I hadn't been able to see since RootsTech 2020 in February.
Here's my schedule for the week. No wonder I was doing the happy dance!








Just some of the amazing people I met and learned from.
MAAGI is open for registration for 2021 now! Will I attend? I hope so!


What had you doing the Happy Dance this week?




                                                                      

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

GenFriends~Becoming a Board Certified Genealogist-Mary Kircher Roddy, CG



GenFriend panelist Mary Kircher Roddy, CG, explains the process of becoming a Certified Genealogist. Mary explains how she prepared and the steps necessary to put together a Portfolio to be submitted and judged. She answers questions about her journey and gives tips for those who are considering obtaining this credential. Mary suggests applying the rubrics set by BCG as a guide for your research, even if a credential is not something you want to pursue. 

Watch as we learn from Mary Kircher Roddy about "Going on the Clock"








Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Board for Certification of Genealogists
Certification Overview
Application Process
Certification Discussion Group

Contact Our Panelists:
Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives
Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots
Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl
Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy
Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

Interested in the AG credential from ICAPGen?
Click here for a discussion with Diana Elder, AG.

Have you thought about pursuing Certification or are you currently on the clock?
We'd love to hear from you! 


                                               
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tuesday's Tips-Gettin' By with Help from Our Friends: Taralyn Parker




This edition of Tuesday's Tips comes to ous from Taralyin Parker blogger at KeepMovingForwardwithMe.com shares her tips for using Facebook Groups to help with your genealogy research.

Are you looking for a miracle? Have you hit a dead end and don't know where to turn? Facebook groups may have your answers! These groups can be a gold mine of information. Here are some of my favorite types of Facebook groups and tips on how to use them.

Facebook Group Lists:
A must-have resource is Katherine Wilson’s Genealogy Groups on Facebook List - https://socialmediagenealogy.com/genealogy-on-facebook-list/. This list is updated regularly and is a fantastic place to look for groups to join in the topics you are interested in. Want to collaborate with other Mayflower descendants – there’s a group for that! Interested in vintage memorabilia from a certain time period – there’s a group for that, too.  As of May 2020, it included 16,000 links. If you have a Facebook group yourself – make sure that you are on Katherine’s list!  

City Groups:
These groups are primarily focused on day to day happenings in an area, but can still be a useful resource. For example, if you have ancestors who lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, in the early 1900s, it may be useful to join the current Spanish Fork Community Facebook group. Local community members may be willing to help you locate a certain location or be able to answer questions. Great place to crowdsource information!  

Historical City Groups:
Some cities have a group to share local history and pictures. Use the Facebook search bar to look for last names or specific events. Scrolling through the pictures is also helpful. Even if you don’t find pictures of your own family, it is fun to see pictures from your family’s hometowns during the time periods that they lived there.   

Family Groups
Search for groups that include the last names in your family. You may even find long lost relatives. Can’t find any with your surnames? Start your own!

Genealogical Help Groups
There are many groups to assist with translation, decoding DNA results, and more. I have also found groups for beginners, for children, and for teens. Major genealogy companies like MyHeritage have groups where you are able to ask for assistance as well.

Family Photo Groups
You may love the groups where family photos and heirlooms are shared in an attempt to return them to descendants. These groups are a great way to serve and help others in the genealogy community. Doing a quick search for your family surnames may yield fun results for you.

High School Reunion Groups
High School reunion groups are mainly helpful with research from the 1950s onward. If you don’t have many pictures from your own childhood, you may find classmates who have posted their class pictures and memories in the class reunion group. This is a fantastic place to share your photos and memories as well. Great way to connect.

Whether you are excited to find Facebook groups or start your own, I hope these tips have been helpful to you. Social media is a fantastic resource for collaborating and sharing information.




Taralyn Parker is a journalist turned family historian who runs the blog Keep Moving Forward With MeWhether she is unraveling record clues or traveling to ancestors’ hometowns, Taralyn is passionate about sharing family history and stories. She is social media manager for her local Family History Center where she regularly teaches classes. Taralyn is a multi-year Rootstech ambassador who thoroughly enjoyed making her debut as a Rootstech speaker in 2020. As a founding member of the 21-Day Family Connections Experiment, Taralyn has been actively working during the COVID-19 crisis to help families continue to connect with each and discover their family history.



Thanks so much, Taralyn! These tips are so helpful!



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