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, August 1, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar


August 1~
 My maternal great great grandmother, Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943) died 78 years ago in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina from heart disease. She was buried in the Graniteville Cemetery, Aiken, South Carolina.

Bessie Mae Eargle Price
Graniteville Cemetery, Aiken, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

Aug. 5~
  Samuel James Bradford II (1815-1875), my paternal 3rd great grandfather, died 146 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina.

 Aug. 7~

  My paternal 4th great grandfather, John Milton Dargan (1799-1847), died in Sumter County, South Carolina 174 years ago. He was buried in the Dargan Cemetery in Sumter County. 

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

GenFriends: The Applied Genealogy Institute with Mary Kircher Roddy, Lisa Gorrell and Jill Morelli


The panel, Melissa Baker, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy -who is doing double duty in this episode as a panelist and guest- and I welcome Lisa Gorrell and Jill Morelli to talk about the new Applied Genealogy Institute.

The goal of this program? Learn by doing!

Watch as Mary, Lisa, and Jill tell us about how the idea for this institute came to be, how it will work, the ways it will differ from other institutes, and the benefits of this new opportunity to build genealogy knowledge and skills.

  • Practicum Based
  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • All Virtual
  • Less Costly
  • No Travel
  • Courses Spread Out Over Weeks Instead of Days
  • Assignments to Apply Learning

For more information on AppGen visit the website here.

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Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

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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Sunday, July 25, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar


July 25~

 Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859)my paternal 5th Great Grandmother, was born 247 years ago to Samuel Cook and Alice Dargan, possibly in the Sumter, SC area.

Alice (Cook) Vaughn Headstone
Dargan Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina

July 26~
 Bertrand Campbell Price (1876-after 1922), my maternal Great Great Grandfather, would be 145 years old on this day. Cam was born in Aiken County, South Carolina, and was the son of Adam and Sallie Price. 

July 29~
 My maternal 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas J. McRady (1821-1896) died 125 years ago. Thomas died in Sumter County, South Carolina, and is buried in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina.

Thomas J. McRady
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina
Photo Credit: Remember Me For Find A Grave
Used with permission

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Heping you climb your family tree,