Saturday, October 31, 2020

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.

Manning Dorrity Voter Registration Record
Staatsburg Electoral Precinct, Sumter County, SC 

My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

Discovering the Secretary of State, Abstract of Voter Registrations Reported to the Military Government, 1868 microfilm held at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History was digitized and could be viewed on the South Carolina Digital Library had me looking for ancestors voting records. And? I found many, in several counties. The one above is for my great-great-grandfather Manning David Dorrity (1844-1918)who lived in Statesburg, Sumter, South Carolina. Above him is his brother Henry who was born about 1842. 
Voter registration records are fun because they show an ancestor was participating in his civil duty but also because it places them in a location at a specific time.
Take Henry, for instance, I have not been able to find his death date. I know he served in the Civil War but have found no records passed that point. Now  I know he was still living in 1868 when he registered to vote! Another clue to help me fill in the pieces of his puzzle.
Doing that happy dance!! 
What had you doing the genealogy happy dance this week?

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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