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

Saturday, December 4, 2021

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 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: 

THE Genealogy Show Winter Event has been taking place this weekend.

One of my talks was featured on the Main Stage and one is in the On-Demand section.

You can still register and catch up on all the amazing talks until the beginning of January.

Just click on this link to register. 

It has been so much fun to connect virtually with many of my genealogy friends from all around the world as we met up in chat rooms.  Meeting up with genealogy friends either in person or virtually is always a happy dance moment!

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


                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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This Week On My Family History Calendar


Nov. 22~
    My paternal grandfather, Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976), was born 102 years ago in Clarendon County, South Carolina. He was the only child of John McSwain Hudson (1880-1961) and Louvinia Blanche Thames (1886-1918). 

Benjamin Allen Hudson
About 1920
Clarendon County, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

 William Gordon Bonner Stukes (1745-?), my paternal 6th great grandfather, was born 275 years ago in Cambridge, England.

Nov. 23~

 Ellen Caroline (Martin) Early (1850-1926), my paternal Great Great Grandmother, died 93 years ago in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina. She was 76 years old. Ellen is buried in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina.

 The 200th wedding anniversary of my paternal 4th Great Grandparents, John Milton Dargan (1799-1847) and Emily Elizabeth (Vaughn) Dargan (1897-1865). They were married in 1820 when John was 20 and Emily was 23. Their marriage most likely took place in Sumter District, South Carolina.

Nov. 24~

  Frances Virginia (McRady) McManus (1836-1903), my maternal great great grandmother, died 117years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina at the age of 47. Fannie is buried in the Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina.

Fannie McManus
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

 My paternal 5th great grandfather, Philip Roberts (1763-1854) died 166 years ago in Harrison County, Kentucky.

This date also marks the 129th anniversary of the death of my paternal Great Great Grandfather, Ransom Taylor Early (1829-1888).  Ransom was 76 years old when he died in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina. He is buried in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville.

Ransom Taylor Early
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina
Photo Credit: Joy Steele-findagrave.com Contributor
Used with permission

Who are you remembering this week?

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 8 Reunion!


The panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock,  Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy, and I are joined by all four teams from Relative Race Season 8 for a reunion! We celebrate the end of the journey on day 10, talk about the food challenges and congratulate the winner of the $50,000.

Watch as we party with the teams and hear more about their experiences with each other and meeting family. 

What is your favorite moment from Season 8?

We'd love to hear from you!

Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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