Wednesday, May 12, 2021

GenFriends~Maternal Heirloom Show and Tell!




Cheri and the panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy get together to share the heirlooms they have from their maternal lines. Melissa gives her advice about how best to preserve them and Laura helps with ideas for writing the stories.  

Watch and learn best practices for storing your precious heirlooms and the importance of capturing the stories.

We got so involved with hearing from Melissa that she didn't get a chance to share her heirlooms! She will make up for it when we do the paternal edition for Father's Day!




What heirlooms do you have from your Maternal ancestors?

We'd love to hear from you!

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 Links In This Episode:

Email Melissa with your questions about preserving your heirlooms-melissabarker20@hotmail.com

Email Laura with your questions about writing the stories of your heirlooms-Laura@laurahedgecock.com


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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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

GenFriends: Mexican Genealogy with Nefi Arenas Salazar

 

Cheri and the panel Melissa Barker, Dan Earl welcome special guest Nefi Arenas Salazar who specializes in Mexican Genealogy.  Nefi joins us from Mexico to answer our questions about how to research in Mexico and the records available.  We discover as we have seen before, the methodology is the same,  it's the records and how and when they were created that makes the difference. We can learn from any type of research!

Watch as Nefi makes us all jealous when explaining the information recorded on many of the documents created in his country.






Do you have Mexican Ancestors?

We'd love to hear from you!

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 Links In This Episode:
Contact the Panelists:

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Sunday, May 2, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



May 3~
   This day marks the 107th anniversary of the marriage of my paternal Great Grandparents, John McSwain Hudson (1880-1961) and Louvinia Blanche (Thames) Hudson (1886-1918). John was 34 and Blanche 28 when they married in Manning, Clarendon, South Carolina. 
Marriage Announcement
John and Blanche Hudson
Manning Times (Manning, SC)
9 May 1914 


May 5~
   My paternal grandmother, Mary (Baker) Hudson (1920-2010) was born 101 years ago in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina. Mary was the daughter of Jubal Ransom Early (1888-1964) and Emma Ruth (Baker) Early (1901-1993).
Happy Birthday, Mimi!


Mary (Baker) Hudson
1920-2010

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.



The Item, Sumter, South Carolina, 05 April 1927, pg. 1



 My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

Newspapers can fill in some of the details of the lives of our ancestors.
This article from 1927 has some details about a car wreck my great grandmother was involved in. My grandmother was in the car at the time along with her sisters. I can remember her telling me about it when I asked her to tell me some of her membories.
Discovering the article helped me to understand more about what happened.  A definite happy dance moment!



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






                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

GenFriends: Relative Race-Kacey and Monika!





GenFriends welcomes Kacey from Team Black and Monika from Team Green. Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, and Mary Kircher Roddy join me in the fun as we talk about Day 10 of Season 7 and the journey to find family for both teams. We also talk about the remarkable outpouring of love for Team Blue and how the teams and fans have supported the brothers to get them moved to Florida and obtain an apartment of their own. Watch as both Monika and Kacey share moments not seen on the show!



Did you watch Day 10? What are your thoughts on the challenge? What is your biggest takeaway from this season of Relative Race? Thanks so much for watching! Don't miss an episode -please subscribe.


 Links In This Episode:


Contact the Panelists:

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Monday, April 26, 2021

GenFriends Relative Race Season 7 Team Blue-Anthony and Joseph!

 


The panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock. Shelley Murphy Mary Kircher Roddy and I welcome Relative Race Season 7 Team Blue -Anthony and Joe!

Recorded right before the premiere of Day 10 on BYU TV, this episode of GenFriends talks to the team about their experience of finding relatives, the challenges, and their plans for the future.

Watch as we talk to Anthony and Joe share their thoughts about their journey on Relative Race.



How did their journey affect you? Cheri suggested they journal their story. Have you begun journaling YOUR story? Thanks so much for watching! Don't miss an episode-please subscribe!

Links In This Episode:

Relative Race

Go Fund Me Page


Contact the Panelists:

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphey- Family Tree Girl Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Sunday, April 25, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 

 


April 28~
  Arthur Wellington Baker (1857-1940), my paternal great great grandfather, was born on this day 164 years ago. He was born in Sumter County, South Carolina, and was the son of Alpheus J. Baker (1824-1917) and Mary Ellen (Jones) Baker (1826-1865).

Arthur Wellington Baker
(1857-1940)




My maternal great-grandmother, Beulah Mae (Price) Roberts (1897-1980) would have been celebrating her 124th birthday on this day. Beulah was born in Bath, Aiken, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Bertrand Campbell Price (1876-after 1922) and Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943).


Beulah Mae (Price) Roberts
(1897-1980)
57th Birthday-1954
©Cheri Hudson Passey



April 28~
 Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Jr. (1944-1999), my maternal uncle died 22 years ago on this day. He is buried in Quaker Cemetery in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina.

Gil Roberts, Jr.
1962
©Cheri Hudson Passey




Interesting how events coincide with one another. Not only did these three happen on one day, but Gil Roberts died on his grandmother Beulah Mae (Price) Robert's birthday.



April 30~
 This day is the 272nd birthday of my 5th great grandfather, John Dargan (1749-1817). He was most likely born in Sumter District, South Carolina. John's parents were John Dargan (1726-1766) and Catherine Ann (Singleton) Dargan (1729-abt. 1808).



Who are you remembering this week?


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Heping you climb your family tree,


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: 

Last week I told you my happy dance was being asked to be a participant in the WikiTree Challenge.
For a week, volunteers from WikiTree work on cleaning up my ancestor's profile pages, look for sources, and try to break through brick walls.  My reveal was live on YouTube this week and they did all that and more! A 100-year-old mystery was solved! A DNA match helped to discover what happened to my missing great great grandfather! Nope, he didn't leave home and never return due to an accident or because he was killed for the money he had with him as family has believed all these years. He moved to Georgia and had another family!!! Wow! I am so grateful for all the volunteers who took the time to work through my tree. I know it was messy, I know there were things I haven't updated. But, that's the story of someone who spends most of their time working on other people's trees.
Thank you WikiTree. Not only have you given me a better-sourced tree, ancestors to get to know, and now a new family to add but you have shown me I need to recommit to researching my own family!

Want to watch the reveal? Click here and see my reaction to learning about the family mystery being solved!







Want to know more about WikiTree? Here's the link!

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






                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

GenFriends: Relative Race Season 7: Day 9-It's All About Family!



Can you believe Relative Race Season 7 is coming to an end?

The panel Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy and I get together to talk about the stress of knowing someone will go home, the challenge, and emotional family connections on Day 9 of Relative Race! Hard to believe another reason is almost over.

Watch as we announce a recording of a special episode with Anthony and Joseph from Team Blue in a few days, so be looking for that to come soon! Do you have any questions you would like for us to ask them? Leave them in the comments!





Have you watched Day 9?

Have any predictions for Day 10? We'd love to hear from you!

Have you watched Day 9?

Have any predictions for Day 10? We'd love to hear from you!

Links In This Episode: Relative Race


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker-A Genealogist in the Archives

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphey- Family Tree Girl Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Sunday, April 18, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar



April 18
   Martha "Mattie" Victoria (Bradford) Baker, my paternal great great grandmother (1862-1947) died 74 years ago in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina. Mattie was 84 when she died from a case of the Flu which turned into Pneumonia. She was buried in the Sumter City Cemetery. 



Martha Victoria (Bradford) Baker
Headstone
Sumter Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey






 Who are you remembering this week?


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Heping you climb your family tree,


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, I have been asked to be the guest genealogist for the WikiTree Challenge!
A team of volunteers will go through my tree that I uploaded several years ago and work through it to make sure sources have been attached, merges completed, and hopefully break down a brick wall or two.  Next week during a WikiTree Livecast, they will present what was accomplished and any records or ancestors found.   Am I doing the Happy Dance? You bet!! Can't wait to see the results!

You can watch by clicking on the link to the video above. Don't forget to subscribe to their channel so you won't miss all the fun as genealogists will be featured all year long!





Want to know more about WikiTree? Here's the link!

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






                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


Share the fun! Click below to tweet this post! 
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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

GenFriends: Catching Up with Day 7 & 8


The GenFriends panel Benice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Mary Kircher Roddy and I get together to talk about the family connections and race fun on both Day 7 and 8 of Relative Race.

Some big moments filled with needed answers for the teams. Watch as we share our thoughts about the emotions, gameplay, and our prediction as to what may happen on Day 9!




 Have you watched Day 7 & 8?

What was your favorite part? 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

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

GenFriends: Relative Race Season 7: Day 6 with Rebecca Dalton!

 


Season 3 winner Rebecca Dalton (Team Black) landed her dream job working for Relative Race and joins me, Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, and Mary Kircher Roddy on this episode of GenFriends. Rebecca shares her responsibilities working for the show as a unit production manager and her thoughts on the teams and their experiences on Day 6.

Watch to see how Rebecca feels about the show so far this season and her take on the contestants. She also reveals some information on the upcoming Season 8!





Have you watched Day 6?

What was your favorite part? We'd love to hear from you!

Links In This Episode: Relative Race


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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