Wednesday, October 21, 2020

GenFriends: FYR Season 6 Episode 11: Archives and Records of the Enslaved.

 



The GenFriends panel get and I get together to talk about a new episode of Finding Your Roots. Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, and Shelley Murphy share their thoughts about the use of the records of the enslaved, archival finds, and other methods used to build the family trees of RuPaul, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Narciso Rodriguez How can you use the same types of records and methodology to find your family?

Watch for helpful tips as we discuss episode 11.

Did you learn something that will help you? We'd love to hear your thoughts on FYR episode 11.






Links mentioned in this episode:

FamilySearch Wiki:

ArchiveGrid

Airbnb-Canary Islands Cave Home


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Sunday, October 18, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 





Oct. 20~
  My paternal 4th great grandmother, Emily Elizabeth (Vaughn) Dargan (1795-1863) was born 223 years ago. She lived most of her life in Sumter District, South Carolina, and may have been born there as well. Her parents were William Vaughn (1764-1857) and Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859).



Oct. 22~
  Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity (1894-1936), my maternal great grandmother was born 126 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina. Her parents were William A. McManus (1854-1914) and Frances "Fannie" Virginia (McRady) McManus (1856-1903).  Etta is said to have been adopted. 


Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity
About 1904

Oct. 24~
    The 27th anniversary of the death of my paternal great grandmother is on this day. Emma Ruth (Baker) Early (1901-1993) died in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina from congestive heart failure at the age of 92.  She is buried in Sumter Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina.
Emma Ruth (Baker) Early
Marker
Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina









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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.





Photo Credit: Penny Walters. Used with Permission.




My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 
Being part of a panel discussion with Sharon Gillins and facilitated by Thom Reed was a wonderful experience. Our Saturday morning presentation for the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) shared ideas on how descendants of both the enslaved and enslavers can heal and help reunite families.  If you didn't get a chance to watch or would like to view it again, here's the link to the presentation on YouTube.
Such a privilege to be able to participate. Definitely a happy dance moment!




What had you doing the Happy Dance this week?



                                                                      

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

GenFriends:Rebuilding the 1890 Census with Shelley Murphy

 



Cheri and the panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, and Mary Kircher Roddy talk with Shelley Murphy about how to use the questions asked on the 1890 census and look for answers in other records.  As Shelly says, "It's really not missing!"

Using the information on the 1880 and 1900 census plus records created during the 20 year period we can get a good picture of what the answers may have been for each of the household members enumerated on the destroyed 1890 US Federal Census.

Watch as Shelley challenges the panel to come up with ideas on what types of records can be used to answer the questions asked on the 1890 Census. 





Links Mentioned in This Episode:

"How to Research in a Dry County" -Melissa Barker

Questions Asked in the 1890 Census.


Have you used other records to fill in the information that would have been contained in the 1890 Census? We'd love to hear from you!



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Sunday, October 11, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 


Oct. 11~
 My paternal Great Great Grandfather, Ezra Ashby Hudson (1821-1882) was born 199 years ago in Darlington District, South Carolina. He was the son of Jacob Hudson (1788-1870) and Mary (?).

 Mary Jane (Brown) McRady, my maternal 3rd great grandmother (1821-1894), died 126 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina. She is buried in the Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Pisgah Crossroad, Sumter, South Carolina. 

Mary Jane (Brown) McRady
Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Picture courtesy Remember Me
Find A Grave 



Oct. 13~
  The 108th wedding anniversary of my maternal great grandparents, Manning David Daughrity, Jr. (1889-1931), and Loretta (McManus) Daughrity (1834-1936). David was 23 and Etta 17 when they married in Bishopville, Lee, South Carolina. 

David and Etta Daughrity
Marriage License 

   


  My 5th great grandmother, Mary (Strother) Dargan (1772-1822) died 198 years ago in Sumter District, South Carolina. 


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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: 

Spending a week with family in the mountains of Colorado had me doing the happy dance this week! So fun to be without wifi, internet, and phone service. Building family relationships is the best! 
  
What had you doing the Happy Dance this week?



                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
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Sunday, October 4, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 


Oct. 6~
   The 80th anniversary of the wedding of my maternal grandparents Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Sr. (1920-1944), and Azile Juanita Daughrity (1921-2009).  Gilbert was 20 and Azile 18 when they married in Lancaster, South Carolina in 1940.




Gilbert and Azile Roberts 
About 1940




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