When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 10 Day 2-Someone Who Looks Like Me!


Cheri and the panel Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy get together to talk about the connections made for the teams on Day 2 of the 10th season of Relative Race season! 

Each team has been able to connect with family and learn more about their biological family.

For Jamie on Team Red, a family member he remembered, for team black family who had been known as friends.  Teams Blue and Green have met family and seen photos of people who look like them.  So much healing, and it's only day 2! 

Watch as we talk about all things Day 2!

How are you feeling about this season?

The photo challenge every day has certainly created a twist for the time results each day!

Did you love the challenge! 

We'd love to hear from you!

Links in this episode:

Relative Race 

Relative Race Live

Fans of Relative Race

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Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Sept. 27~

 The 146th anniversary of the death of my paternal 3rd great-grandmother. Matilda Caroline (Splawn) Martin died in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, in 1876. She is buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery.

Matilda C. Mathis Headstone
Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery
Statesville, NC

Sept. 29~

  My maternal Grandfather, Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Sr., died 78 years ago. He was killed in action on the island of Peleliu while serving in the Marines during WWII.  He is buried in Quaker Cemetery, Kershaw, Camden, South Carolina. 

Gilbert Ernest Roberts (1920-1944)

 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 that you found the document, contacted a cousin with the family Bible, made a DNA connection, or found a 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 weekly series enables everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. 
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down and add 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: 

Speaking at genealogy events is so much fun. This week, I talked to attendees at the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional ManagementConference. 

My presentation, "Blogging for Clients: Bringing in Customers One Post at a Time," was fun to put together and speak about. I appreciated the comments and questions I received from those who watched.

I also loved sharing examples of great ideas from other bloggers during the presentation! 

Thanks to everyone who helped me have a great happy dance moment this week!

What's your Happy Dance Moment?
 Please share, and let's celebrate together!


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