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, 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?

We'd love to hear from you!


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Links in this Episode:

Relative Race


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 Murphy-Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy



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Sunday, October 17, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 





Oct. 20~
  My paternal 4th great-grandmother, Emily Elizabeth (Vaughn) Dargan (1795-1863) was born 224 years ago. She lived most of her life in Sumter District, South Carolina, and may have been born there as well. Her parents were William Vaughn (1764-1857) and Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859).



Oct. 22~
  Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity (1894-1936), my maternal great grandmother was born 127 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina. Her parents were William A. McManus (1854-1914) and Frances "Fannie" Virginia (McRady) McManus (1856-1903).  Etta is said to have been adopted. 


Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity
About 1904



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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: 

This week was the beginning of the SLIG Fall Virtual Practicum class.
For the next 6 weeks, we will be given a genealogy case to solve.
The purpose is to build our skills using various types of research problems.
The case is presented to us and then we have a week to work on it and see what we can come up with.  We will meet back, hear how the case was solved by the presenter, and then discuss how we tackled it.  Everyone has a different way to research and it is amazing what we can learn from hearing about the research process of the others in the class.
I am so excited about the next 6 weeks and learning as much as I can!

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 13, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show : Relative Race Season 8 Day 4!

 



The panel Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy and I join together to chat about what happened on Day 4. From the tears, frustration, and joy that were experienced by teams and viewers, we share our thoughts.  


Watch as Mary tells how she researched a death certificate shown on a past episode and was able to locate a family member and learn about her before she was revealed to viewers!





What was your favorite moment in this episode?

We'd love to hear from you!


Links in this Episode:

Relative Race


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker-A Genealogist in the Archives

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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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show-Relative Race Season 8 Day 3!

 



The panel, Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Laura Hedgecock, Kathryn Lake Hogan,  Mary Kircher Roddy, and I talk about the challenges, relatives, and emotions of Day 3 of Relative Race.

Another great day of finding family connections!


Watch as we discuss the teams, the challenge, and who was behind the doors as they continued their search for family.







What touched you the most about this episode?

We'd love to hear from you!


Links in this Episode:

Relative Race


Contact the Panelists:

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Kathryn Lake Hogan-Looking4Ancestors

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy



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Sunday, October 3, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



Oct. 6~
   The 81st anniversary of the wedding of my maternal grandparents Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Sr. (1920-1944), and Azile Juanita Daughrity (1921-2009).  Gilbert was 20 and Azile 18 when they married in Lancaster, South Carolina in 1940.





Gilbert and Azile Roberts 
About 1940
Original Photo owned by Cheri Hudson Passey




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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: 

My granddaughter Maddy was listed as a speaker this week for the Slave Dwelling Project Conference. She created a video on Slave Ads for the National History Day competition last spring and her project was chosen to go to the national competition.  She interviewed Joeseph McGill from the Slave Dwelling Project as part of her project. After seeing the finished project he asked if she would allow it to be shown at the conference. And, she said yes.  My Happy Dance Moment? Maddy's hard work and her willingness to share what she learned and the way it was received. Great job Maddy!


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, September 29, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 8 Day 2 with Patty Welch Egetoe from "Fans of Relative Race"

 



"Fans of Relative Race" admin Patty Welch Egetoe joins me, Melissa Barker, Shelley Murphey, and Mary Kircher Roddy to talk about why she created the Facebook page and her goals for it. She also tells us about her twin sister who created the "Relative Race Live" page.

Watch as we talk about the teams, the gameplay, the challenge, and who was behind the doors on Day 2!







Links in this Episode:

Relative Race

Fans of Relative Race

Relative Race Live



Contact the Panelists:

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, September 26, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 




Sept. 27~


 The 145th anniversary of the death of my paternal 3rd great-grandmother. Matilda Caroline (Splawn) Martin died in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina in 1876. She is buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery.


Matilda C. Mathis Headstone
Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery
Statesville, NC


Sept. 29~

  My maternal Grandfather, Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Sr. died 77 years ago. He was killed in action on the island of Peleliu while serving in the Marines during WWII.  He is buried in Quaker Cemetery, Kershaw, Camden, South Carolina. 



Gilbert Ernest Roberts (1920-1944)



October 2~

Frances "Fannie" Virginia (McRady) McManus (1856-1903), my maternal great great grandmother, was born 165 years ago. She was born in Sumter County, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Thomas J. McRady (1821-1896) and Mary Jane (Brown) McRady (1821-1894).                                                                                                                                                 



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




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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: 

Relative Race Season 8 has begun and GenFriends welcomed the show's host Dan Debenham!
We were able to talk to him about the show, the teams for the new season and get some inside information about Season 9 which begins filming soon!. We love watching Relative Race and were so happy that Dan could take some time out of his busy schedule to join us
A happy dance moment for sure!

If you would like to watch our discussion with Dan click here.
To watch Relative Race click here.



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, September 22, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show-Relative Race Season 8 Day 1 with Dan Debenham!



Dan Debenham, Host, Co-Creator, and Executive Producer of Relative Race joins me and the panel Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy to talk about the show and Day 1 of Season 8! Watch as Dan talks about the teams, the challenges, and the importance of the family connections made when the relatives open their doors! Sorry about the glitch when the video freezes for a few seconds!




Are you a Relative Race fan? What's your favorite part of the show? We'd love to hear from you!

Links in this Episode:

Relative Race



Contact the Panelists:

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, September 19, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 




Sept. 24

 Manning David Daughrity, Sr., my maternal 2nd great-grandfather, would be 177 years old. He was born in Sumter County, SC in 1844. He was the son of William J. Dorrity (1820-1897) and Martha (Mathis) Dorrity (1820-1905).


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: 

Giving two presentations for the Utah Genealogical Society's conference "Summit of Excellence" was one o the highlights of my week.  This year marks the UGA's 50th Anniversary of serving the genealogy community. It is an honor to be invited to participate.
Doing that happy dance!




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, September 15, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: An 1870s Marriage Certificate Discovery with Connie Knox

 



Connie Knox from Genealogy TV joins me and the panel Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy to talk about the amazing find of an 1870s marriage certificate and how she researched and returned it to the family. 


Watch as Connie shares the steps she took to research the names on the certificate, discover the correct family and find a direct descendant of the couple. The process teaches a valuable lesson of applying sound genealogy research principles.








Have you ever researched to return a family heirloom home? We'd love to hear from you!

Links in This Episode: Genealogy TV 1870s Marriage Certificate Found in Thrift Shop: The Whole Story

Donate to Hope Harbor Home:

Hope Harbor Crisis Center: 310 Government Center Bolivia, NC 28422


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

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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