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, December 30, 2020

GenFriends: Capturing Memories with Laura Hedgecock

 


Panelist Laura Hedgecock leads our discussion on ways to capture memories. Yours and your ancestors. The panel Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, and I share our issues with being consistent with writing our own stories and share ideas on how to improve.

Watch as Laura gives advice for finding a way that resonates with each individual to help us be intentional in capturing memories for us, our families, and our ancestors.







Links in This Episode:

Laura’s Book:

Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing theStories of Your Life


  You can upload from this URL if you’d rather: https://treasurechestofmemories.com/wp-content/uploads/Memories-of-Me-book-cover-w-shadow.jpg

Other Links:

Write About Memories: It’s Therapeutic!  

Your Memories: 5 More Reasons to Share   

Why You Should Start a COVID-19 Journal and What to include 

You can find all writing and storytelling prompts at https://treasurechestofmemories.com/tag/prompts/

 Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy



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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Celebration Sunday~Genealogy Happy Dance! Christmas Edition

 





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 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: 
 Getting together with family and friends who live close by and calling those who don't and we couldn't be with or Christmas was wonderful this week.  Whether you were able to safely get together with loved ones or used technology to spend time together,  being with family is always a reason to celebrate. 
So, share your favorite part about Christmas 2020 or any holiday you are celebrating at this time of year. Let's celebrate the joy of the season together!





What had you doing the genealogy happy dance this week?
                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

GenFriends: Understanding Copyright with Special Guest Judy Russell

 


Cheri and the panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy welcome special guest Judy Russell for a discussion of copyright. What it is and what it isn't and how to make sure you have the right to share works from others and how to protect yours.

Watch as Judy answers our questions about sharing photos, documents, and other items plus where to find materials that are out of copyright that we can feel confident about using.






What are your experiences with copyright?

We'd love to hear from you!


Links in This Episode:

The Legal Genealogist

The Library of Congress

Chronicling America

Flicker Commons


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists 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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Sunday, December 20, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 


Dec. 25~
   My paternal 5th great grandfather, John Dargan (1749-1817) died in Sumter County, South Carolina 203 years ago. John is said to have been buried in the Dargan Cemetery in Sumter although there is no marker for him. 



Who are you remembering this week?

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

GenFriends: Genealogy Crafts with Mary Kircher Roddy

 


Panelist Mary Kircher Roddy leads the discussion and shares her ideas and methods for creating unique genealogy crafts. Cheri, Dan Earl, and Laura Hedgecock join in on the conversation and share their ideas. From Jewelry, lampshades to pillows, there's something for everyone! Watch as we share and learn some tips for repurposing items once owned by our ancestors and sharing their memories with our families.




We'd love to hear from you! Share your genealogy craft ideas!

Mary's 2020 Christmas Ornament


Links in this Episode:

Mary:

Vivid-Pix-Last Minute Holiday Crafts for Genealogists

Laura:

11 Easy DIY Memory Crafts

Pinterest Board -memory crafts

 Repurposing Maps:  DIY projects Using Maps

 Family History Scrapbooking and papercrafts

Pinterest Board -Scrapbook and Paper Crafts


Contact the Panelists

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

https://www.familyhistoryguy.net/

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

https://treasurechestofmemories.com/

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

https://www.mkrgenealogy.com/

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

http://www.carolinagirlgenealogy.com/p/genealogy-1-on.html

 

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 


December 18~
    My paternal 3rd great grandfather, Ezra Ashby Hudson (1821-1882), died 138
years ago in Sardis, Darlington, South Carolina. He is buried in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in Sardis, Florence, South Carolina.


Ezra Ashby Hudson
Headstone
Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery
Sardis, Florence, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

Mary  Elizabeth Stafford Dority (Abt. 1843-1930), my maternal 3rd great grandmother died 90 years ago of heart disease in Sumter County, South Carolina.
She is buried in the Sumter City Cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth (Stafford) Dority
Seated in the chair on the porch
©Cheri Hudson Passey




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. 

Share by scrolling 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: 

It has been a fun year studying the NGSQ and concepts from Mastering Study Group with Cari Taplin and the others in the Monday afternoon group.
Thanks to all for the discussion each month.  Your comments helped me to learn and build skills. A special thanks to Cari for creating this opportunity!
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What had you doing the genealogy happy dance this week?
                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Saturday, December 12, 2020

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



December 6~
  My maternal Grandmother, Azile Juanita Daughrity Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009) would have been 99 years old on this day. 
Azile was born in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina to Manning David Daughrity, Jr.   (1889-1931) and Loretta McManus (1894-1936).

Miss you so much, Grandmom! Happy Birthday!




Azile Juanita (Daughrity) Roberts Sullivan
(1921-2009)
© Cheri Hudson Passey



Dec. 10~
 My paternal 3rd great-grandmother, Mary Ellen (Jones) Baker (1826-1865) was born 194 years ago in Sumter District, South Carolina. Mary was the daughter of Ludolphus Jones and Mary Elizabeth Chandler.



Mary Ellen (Jones) Baker Headstone
Hezipah Church Cemetery, Lee County, SC




Dec. 12~
  William A. McManus (1854-1914) and Frances Virginia McRady (1856-1903) my maternal 2nd great-grandparents were married 148 years ago. William was 18 and Fannie 16 when they were married in Sumter County, South Carolina. 



Who are you remembering this week?

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

GenFriends: Sharing Traditional Family Recipes

 


Cheri and the panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, and Laura Hedgecock have fun sharing traditional holiday recipes. Family, memories, and the feeling of home can be tied to the taste and smell of a favorite dish. Watch as we each share recipes and the stories surrounding them.





Melissa-Old Fashioned Potato Candy






Bernice-SeaFood Gumbo

Seafood Gumbo

Ingredients

o 2 pounds of fresh shrimp

o 2  cartons of Chicken broth or you can use Knorr’s extra-large chicken-flavored bouillon cubes

o Lump crab meat

o Whole female Crabs with claws

o Fresh Oysters

o 1 pound of andouille sausage-cut and set aside

o 1 pound of smoked sausage – cut and set aside

o The Trinity

2 cups of chopped onions

1 cup of chopped green bell peppers

1 cup of chopped celery

2 tablespoons of minced garlic

¼ cup of chopped fresh parsley

2 bay leaves

o 1 cup of all-purpose flour

o ½ cup of vegetable oil

o Chicken wings – not required

o Chopped ham – not required

o Creole Seasoning

o Pepper

o Cooked rice

o Zatarain’s Pure Ground File 

Instructions

o Peel and devein shrimp and put the shells in a pot with water to create a shrimp broth.

o Using a large pot, you are now ready to start the roux. Pour a ½ cup of oil or a half a stick of butter in the pot and add the flour to create your roux. You must constantly stir the mixture until it is the color of a copper penny or chocolate. Make sure that you don’t burn the roux because if you do, you will need to start all over again.

o Add the Holy Trinity to the roux and stir until are soft.

o Add the chicken and shrimp broth.

o Pre-cook the andouille and smoked sausages until brown, drain the grease and add to the pot.

o Add all other ingredients plus seasonings (crab, chicken, oysters and shrimp)

o Season to taste and add the file.

o Let simmer.

o The wonderful soup (gumbo) is served over rice.





Dan-Home Made Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting






Laura-Using a Raclette Grill. 

Boil new potatoes and fix your “pan” with your favorite cold cuts (prosciutto is my fav) and veggies such as mushrooms, onion, and pepper, cover it with raclette cheese and heat until the cheese is melted. You slide your meat and cheese onto smashed potatoes and enjoy. Other cheeses work too.  It’s fun to experiment.

Her blog links:

Christmas Traditions-12 Writing Prompts

Recipe for Posterity




Brenda Roberts Hudson
Bermuda 1969
Telling us we were having "Sweet Potato Souffle"


Cheri-Sweet Potato Souffle

3 cups of sweet potatoes-cooked and mashed

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

1tsp. vanilla

1 cup sugar

1/2 stick butter-melted

Directions:

Mix all ingredients. Pour into greased baking dish.

Cover with marshmallows.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until the souffle is no longer runny

and the marshmallows are lightly browned.


Do you have a favorite family recipe that brings back memories?

We'd love to hear from you!

Tell us about it and post the recipe in the comments below.


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


 


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Sunday, December 6, 2020

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 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: 
Completing a client report,  finishing up a presentation video, and adding names to my family tree were some of the highlights for me this week.
Simple things but so much fun. My job has me doing the happy dance and I am so grateful for it! They say find a way to make money doing what you love. Grateful to be a professional genealogist!

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What had you doing the genealogy happy dance this week?
                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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