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, 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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Sunday, March 28, 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 124thBeulan 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?


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This Week On My Family History Calendar




March 30~
   My maternal step-grandfather, Francis "Frank" Emerson Sullivan, Jr. (1923-2004), was born 98 years ago on this day. Frank was the first and only child of Francis Emerson Sullivan, Sr. (1880-1925) and Mary Christine (Williams) Sullivan. (1896-1930). He was born at Camp Jackson, Richland, South Carolina. 

Frank Sullivan
©Cheri Hudson Passey

Who are you remembering this week?


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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: 

My maternal grandfather, Gilbert Ernest Roberts, died while serving in WWII. The letters he wrote to his parents were saved and given to me. 
I thought I had him all until a visit to the home his parents built in about 1949.
There was one more letter! And this one seems to be one of the last one he wrote-at least to them. Gilbert died on 29 September 1944. The letter is dated August 18, and was excited about his upcoming birthday and turning 24.


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






                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

GenFriends: Relative Race Season 7: Day 5 with Tristan Tolman!

 



Day 5 of Relative Race brought more fun, tears, and family!
The panel, Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, and Laura Hedgecock, and I were happy to be joined by Tristan Tolman. Tristan is the head genealogist for the show. She talked about her responsibilities looking for family connections and the privilege she gets of contacting the teams and their family members. From there we move on to talking about Day 5.
Another amazing day for the teams as they pushed through the challenge, discovered new relatives, and how the day ended with the results.

Watch as we get an inside view of the genealogy that puts it all together!






Have you watched Day 5?

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

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Monday, March 22, 2021

Focus on Societies-A Virtual Event from The National Genealogical Society

 



 Why sign up for the Focus on Societies Virtual Event? 

Here's a list of what you will get straight from those who are putting it all together:

Focus on Societies Virtual Event

ACCESSIBILITY - for the first time, society leadership know-how becomes accessible not just by the few board members or committee chairs who travel to the conference, but by your full society leadership team. This means all those who hose who make your society tick day in and day out (newsletter editor, webmaster, membership chair, etc.) can tap into current best practices and tips on building leadership, attracting new members, planning/holding online meetings and events, developing newsletters and publications in our digital world and more.

AFFORDABILITY - for the first time, a society group rate makes it especially affordable ($100 for the first 5 society leadership team members and $20 for each additional) to send ALL your society leaders to the specific session(s) that will help them be more effective and take less time in performing their volunteer leadership role. Attendance does not require a full conference pass.

DEEPENED BENCH STRENGTH / ATTRACTING AND RETAINING VOLUNTEERS - a unique opportunity to train, retain, and groom your current and upcoming society leadership volunteers.

NETWORKING - Chat with the speakers, panelists, and other society leader participants during the sessions.

SOCIETY MANAGEMENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED - Get new perspectives and information on your society management questions.

NEW IDEAS GENERATION - after the conference, poll your participating NGS Focus on Societies team for recommendations your society can act on to achieve more members and more mission with less time.

 I am honored to be part of this virtual event.

The new NGS promised and they are delivering!

Take advantage of the society group rate and sign up those in your group's leadership today!

Sign up here!



Sunday, March 21, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar




March 22~

 This day would have been the 127th birthday of my paternal great grandfather, William Treadford Roberts (1894-1959).
 He was the son of George Phillip Roberts (1856-1930) and Hattie (Brazell) Roberts (1870-1927) and was born in Richland County, South Carolina. 

Yesterday -March 20, 2021, I spent part of the day in Camden, SC visiting the home he built in 1949  Cand riding around the Hermitage Mill Village where he worked in the mid to late 1940s.  Always humbling to walk where they walked.



William Treadford Roberts
©Cheri Hudson Passey




March 25-
  My Maternal 3rd Great Grandmother, Eliza Atiza Brazell Roberts (1836-1890), would be celebrating her 185th birthday. Eliza was born in Richland County, S.C. to John Brazell (1794-?) and Martha Parnold Brazell (1795-1876).   


Eliza (Brazell) Roberts
Headstone
Brown's Chapel Cemetary
Richland County, South Carolina




Who are you remembering this week?

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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: 
Took my mom to visit her cousin.  This particular cousin lives in their grandparent's home built in 1949.  They both have so many memories of their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  There are also many items belonging to family members. 
On this trip, I got to see, hold and take a photo of the wooden bowl my great grandmother, Beulah Mae Price Roberts made her biscuits in.  I have heard stories all my life of the wonderful made from scratch with no recipe she used for her mouth-watering biscuits. Now I can imagine her mixing them up in the bowl!




                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

GenFriends: Relative Race Season 7: Day 4 with Jenn & JD!



The gang and I, Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, and Shelley Murphy welcome Jenn and JD -Team Black from Season 6 as we talk about Season 7 Episode 4. The perfect pair to help us talk about all the family connections and emotions of the day's journey for each of the four teams. We also get an update on Jenn and JD since their season.

Watch as we share our feelings about this special episode as team members shared their love and appreciation for not only the family they have met along the way but for their adoptive families who raised them.





Have you watched Day 4?

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

Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy 

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Sunday, March 14, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 






Dad
John Allen Hudson
(17 March 1941-18 May 2019)

March 17
 This day would have been my dad's 80th birthday.
The first birthday since his death last year.
You are missed terribly. 
John Allen Hudson (17 March 1941-18 May 2019)


March 19~
    Eliza (Brazell) Roberts (1836-1890), my maternal 3rd great grandmother, died 131 years ago in Richland County, South Carolina. She was buried in Brown's Chapel Cemetery, Richland County, South Carolina. 

Elisa Brazell Headstone
photo credit: Jim Hepler





Who are you remembering this week?

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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: 
An unexpected phone call leading me to a Soldier's family had me celebrating this week!


  
What had you doing the Happy Dance this week?




                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

GenFriends: Relative Race Season 7:Day 3 with Nicole and Ray!

 


Cheri and the panel Melissa Barker, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, and Mary Kircher Roddy have a great time
as Team Red from
Relative Race Season 6, Nicole and Raymond help to discuss the events of Season 7:Day 3. Nicole and Ray are so fun to talk to!

Watch as they describe what it's like to watch the teams experience some of the same things they did and what emotions it brings back.


Are you a Relative Race fan? 

What was your favorite part of Day 3?
We'd love to hear from you! 
 


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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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Sunday, March 7, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



March 8~
    Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859), my paternal 5th great-grandmother died 162 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina. She was buried in the Dargan Family Cemetery, which is now part of private property in the city of Sumter. 


Alice Cook Vaughn
Headstone
Dargan Cemetery
Sumter, South Carolina



March 9~

 My paternal great great grandmother, Sarah Rebecca (Smith) Flemming Hudson (1835-1916) died 105 years ago in New Zion, Clarendon, South Carolina. Sarah died of influenza and was buried in the Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery also in New Zion, Clarendon, South Carolina.


Sarah Rebecca (Smith) Flemming Hudson
Headstone
Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery
New Zion, Clarendon, South Carolina


March 12~
   This day marks the 91st anniversary of the death of my maternal great great grandfather, George Phillip Roberts (1956-1930).  George was 73 when he died from Endocarditis. He was buried in Macedonia Church Cemetery, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. 


George Phillip Roberts
Headstone
Macedonia Chruch Cemetery
Columbia Richland, 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. 

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:
As a genealogist, it's always fun to add a new leaf to the family tree.
My son Ryan got married last week and his bride has now been added to mine!
What a joy it is to watch your children move to the next step in their lives.
Welcome to the family Davis! We love you!








What had you doing the genealogy happy dance this week?
                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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