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

Sunday, October 24, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar


Oct. 24~
    This day is the 28th anniversary of the death of my paternal great grandmother, Emma Ruth Baker Early (1901-1993), Ruth died of congestive heart failure in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina. She is buried in the Sumter City Cemetery in Sumter, South Carolina.

Emma Ruth (Baker) Early
Grave Marker
Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina

Oct. 28~
  My paternal great great grandfather, Arthur Wellington Baker (1857-1940), died 81 years ago at the age of 83 in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was buried in the Sumter City Cemetery. 

Arthur Wellington Baker
Grave Marker
Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, 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. 
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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: 

Seeing my name in print is always fun! Thanks to the NGS magazine for including my article on Virtual Meetings in the October-December 2021 issue! Getting the magazine in the mail and opening it up to see it had me doing the happy dance this week!

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


                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 8 Day 5!


The panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennette, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy, and I continue our conversation about Season 8 of Relative Race. 

 In this episode, we discuss our thoughts and feelings of the highly emotional Day 5.

Watch as we talk about who the teams met, the tragic news for Team Blue, cousin connections for Team Black,  siblings and an important answer for Team Blue, and an emotional reunion for Team Red. A powerful day for all of the teams.

How did you feel about Day 5?

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Links in this Episode:

Relative Race

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Melissa Barker-A Genealogist in the Archives

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

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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