Wednesday, February 24, 2021

GenFriends: Kicking Off Relative Race Season 7 with Chris and DeShae!




On this edition of GenFreinds,  the panel Meissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Mary Kircher Roddy and I  welcome Relative Race Season 6 winners Team Green- Chris and Deshae Pardon to talk about Day 1 of Season 7. 
They are always a joy to have on the show!


Watch as the panel and Team Green share their favorite moments from the premiere! We also get an update on the family Chris and Deshae met on the show and their continued relationship with the other teams from season 6. 



 







Are you a Relative Race fan? 
How did you like the start of Season 7? 
We'd love to hear from you! 
 


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Links In This Episode: Relative Race Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy 

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Sunday, February 21, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar



February 24~

    Mary (Strother) Dargan (1782-1822), my paternal 5th Great Grandmother was born 249 years ago. Her parents are said to be William Strother (1730-after 1779) and Catherine (Dargan) Strother (1735-?). She lived in Sumter District, South Carolina.

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:


Relatives at Rootstech for next week's event RootsTech Connect is now up and running!
How do you participate and make family connections?

1-You will need to have a tree on FamilySearch (it's free!)  
The data from your tree is where the connections are made!

2-Register for RootsTech Connect. Again, for free!
Once registered, you will be taken to the page to opt-in for "Relatives at RootsTech"



3-Either download the FamilySearch app and click on the  "Relatives at RootsTech"  button at the top or go to the website using this link: http://www.familysearch.org/connect/relatives!



You will get a list of cousin connections and be able to see their connection to you, where they live, and contact information to reach out and share information. Remember, the connections are only as good as the information placed on the trees. False connections may be a result. With thousands of people already registered and the count going up every day, this is a fun way to get in touch with possible relatives around the world!



At the time of creating this post, my connections are 6, 270 from all over the world!
Doing that happy dance as I think about connecting to people from the US and far away places!   Have you registered and opted-in? Maybe we are related!!








What had you doing the genealogy happy dance this week?
                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

GenFriends: Talking DNA and WikiTree with Mags!



Mags Gaulden from Grandma's Genes and WikiTree joins me, Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy talk DNA, the MitroYDNA project, and WikiTree.

Mags is so much fun to talk to! Watch this fun episode that also includes Mags' suggestions on how to craft a source station for DNA.





Have you uploaded your DNA to the MitroYDNA Project or

do you have a tree on WikiTree?

We'd love to hear from you!

Links in This Episode:

Grandma's Genes

MitroYDNA

WikiTree

 Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy 

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy



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Sunday, February 14, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 




Headstone of Benjamin Allen Hudson
Sumter City Cemetery
©CheriHdusonPassey


Feb. 14~
 My paternal grandfather, Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976) died 45 years ago in Lake City, Florence, South Carolina. He was 57 years old when he suffered a heart attack. 


Louvinia Blanche (Thames) Hudson
(1866-1918)


  February 17~
   Louvinia Blanche (Thames) Hudson (1886-1918), my paternal great-grandmother would be celebrating her 135th birthday on this day. Blanche was born in Clarendon County, South Carolina to Benjamin Thomas Thames (1854-1930) and Margaret Francis (Gibson) Thames (1854-1929).

February 20~

My Paternal 3rd great grandmother, Mary Alice (Dargan) Bradford (1825-1875), died 146 years ago in Sumter County, SC.


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:

Two SLIG Academy courses started this past week! These will be weekly classes that will run until April.  So excited to learn from great instructors along with wonderful classmates.
Happy to be learning and skill-building!









What had you doing the genealogy happy dance this week?
                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

GenFriends: Lessons Learned from Finding Your Roots. Season 7: Episodes 2 & 3



The panel, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy, and I discuss lessons learned from two recent episodes of Finding Your Roots on this week's GenFriends. Soundex methods, naming patterns, social history, and context along with newspapers and other records are some of the topics we discuss.

Watch as they share their thoughts on the records and methodologies used to discover family for the celebrities and how we can use them in our own research.



What have you learned from watching Finding Your Roots?

We'd love to hear from you!

Links in This Episode:

Finding Your Roots/PBS

Irish Name Site  Do advanced search.

Soundex Code Website 


 Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy 

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy



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Sunday, February 7, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar


 

February 9 ~

 Catherine Ann (Singleton) Dargan (1729-1808), my paternal 6th great grandmother, was born in Virginia 292 years ago. Her parents were Robert Singleton and Ann. Catherine may have been called by her middle name Ann. She was the wife of  Capt. John Dargan (1726-1766) and lived in Sumter County, South Carolina.


Who are you remembering this week?


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Helping you climb your family tree,

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:

My YouTube Genealogy Talk show GenFriends is so much fun! Week get to talk about genealogy topics, methodology, genealogy TV and so much more. Having guests join me and the panel is always something to celebrate!
This past week we were thrilled to have friend and writer Nathan Dylan Goodwin spend time with us all the way from Kent, England.
Nathan as you may know is the author of the Genealogy Crime Mystery Series, The Forensic Genealogist featuring main character Morton Farrier.  The series at this point is 8 books strong with number 9 being written at the time of this post.

Nathan has begun a new Genetic Genealogy Series -The Venator Series-that features main character Maddison Scott-Barnhart who with her team solves closed cases with the help of DNA.
The first in this new venture is "The Chester Creek Murders". 

So much fun talking to Nathan about his writing process, his ideas for the new series, and getting a little bit of info about what's coming for Morton is book 9!

Didn't see the episode?
Here's the link!














What had you doing the genealogy happy dance this week?
                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

GenFriends: Nathan Dylan Goodwin-"The Chester Creek Murders"

 


On this episode of GenFriends the panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy and I welcome Genealogical Crime Mystery author Nathan Dylan Goodwin to talk about his new book "The Chester Creek Murders".


Watch as Nathan shares how the idea for an Investigative Genetic Genealogy series came to be, his writing process, and his thoughts on future books in this Venator series. Plus we get some hints about Morton's next adventure in book 9 of the Forensic Genealogist Series!





Have you read any of Nathan's books? (and if you haven't, you REALLY should!)

Which is your favorite?

We'd love to hear from you!


Links in this Episode:

Nathan Dylan Goodwin

Nathan Dylan Goodwin-Amazon

Nathan Dylan Goodwin-Facebook


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy 

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy



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