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, March 29, 2023

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 11, Day 1 with JD and Jenn!


The panel Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock,  Shelley Murphy, and I welcome Team Black from Season 6, JD, and Jenn!

Watch as we get an update on Dan,  learn about the four teams, and talk about the challenge and family connections made on Day 1. 

Huge connections straight out of the gate!

This season is already making history!

What are your thoughts about Day 1?

We would love to hear from you!

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Dan Update Video

Relative Race

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Relative Race Live

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Melissa Barker-A Genealogist in the Archives

Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

This Week on My Family History Calendar-A 100 Year Birth Anniversary


March 30~
   My maternal step-grandfather, Francis "Frank" Emerson Sullivan, Jr. (1923-2004), was born 100 years ago on this day. Frank was the first and only child of Francis Emerson Sullivan, Sr. (1880-1925) and Mary Christine (Williams) Sullivan. (1896-1930). He was born at Camp Jackson, Richland, South Carolina. 

Frank Sullivan
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Celebration Sunday-Genealogy Happy Dance! Finding an Ancestor's Signature


  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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E.A. Hudson Signature
Freedmen's Bureau 
30 August 1965
Darlington County, SC

My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

I love finding the signatures of my ancestors. This week, I discovered the signature of my paternal great great grandfather E. A. Hudson (Ezra Ashby Hudson) from Darlington County, SC  on a Freedman's Bueau Record. He signed as a witness for a labor contract. 

Another to add to my collection! 

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