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, May 30, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



May 31~
Margaret Frances "Fannie" (Gibson) Thames (1854-1929), my paternal 3rd great-grandmother, was born 167 years ago in Clarendon County, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Benjamin Reese Gibson (1824-1907) and Margaret Cantey (Walker) Gibson (1830-1900).

Fannie Thames
(1854-1929)
©Cheri Hudson Passey


June 2~
 My paternal grandparents, Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976) and Mary (Baker) Hudson (1920-2010) were married 82 years ago in Turbeville, Clarendon, South Carolina. Ben was 19 and Mary 19 when they said " I do."

Mary and Ben Hudson
Early 1960s
Camden, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey




June 4~
  My maternal great great grandfather, William A. McManus
(1854-1914), was born 166 years ago possibly in Sumter County, South Carolina. As of now, his parents are unknown.

William A. McManus Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter County, SC


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 part of my work for the US Army Repatriation group, I have to reach out to a Soldier's family. Making contact is often difficult as addresses and phone numbers may have changed or people are suspicious of the phone messages and letters they are sent asking for help with the project. 
This week, I made one of those phone calls, hoping to connect with a DNA relative. The phone call was answered. Not only was this person willing to help with the case, but her mother, the Soldier's niece, and next of kin was in the car with her! And, she agreed to help out as well.  I also was given a couple of phone numbers of others who I had been looking for. One phone call and I was well on my way to being able to complete this case and turn it over to the Army to identity remains.  A HUGE happy dance!!

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






                                                                      

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

GenFriends: The Inclusive Family Wheel with Mary Kate Gliedt


The panel, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, and Mary Kircher Roddy, and I welcome the Manager of Genealogy for the St. Louis Public Library, Mary Kate Gliedt. Mary Kate shares how she came up with her new way to chart families that allows for including all different types of family units.


Watch as she shares how the idea came about and how it can be useful for helping bring people into the world of genealogy and family history.







Links in This Episode:
Mary Kate Gliedt email: mgliedt@slpl.org
The Family Wheel Chart






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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Sunday, May 23, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



May 24~
Benjamin Thomas Thames (1854-1931), my paternal great great grandfather, was born 167 years ago in Clarendon County, South Carolina. He was the son of Thomas Lemuel Thames (1827-1863) and Rebecca Hannah (Stukes) Thames (1830-1870).


Benjamin Thomas Thames
(1854-1931)
About 1910
©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: 

It's been a wonderful week of learning and working hard to make sure the NGS Family History Conference was a success!



The week began on Monday with the first-ever Delegate Council Workshop.
We invited Delegates from societies and organizations from across the county to gather together and learn how this new program from the New NGS will help them help each other work together to solve problems and support each other. The phrase we heard the most from the day was "we are not alone!".  For those of us on the Steering Committee for designing the workshop, it was a huge happy dance moment.




Then Tuesday, was the SLAM! event. Societies, Libraries, and Museums shared their innovative programs and projects to help genealogists. So fun to see what they had to offer. I am so glad I didn't have to help pick the winner!





Wednesday and Thursday we were able to hear presentations from a fabulous group of genealogists with a wide range of topics.  I was happy that someone even watched my talk because I was up against Elizabeth Shown Mills! She's fabulous! My Q&A period was fun and went well. Another happy dance moment!






Friday was the biggest day for me. As the NGS VP of Society and Organization Management, it was my honor to host the Focus On Societies Event. 
My welcome and announcements were followed by an opening presentation by Jill Morelli who shared with us an interesting set of graphics created from a poll she sent out to societies about the effects of the pandemic on their organizations. I was able to moderate for her and ask her some great questions from the audience. 
Then it was time to host the Society Showcase where societies from around the US joined me to talk about what their groups were up to over the past year and share their successes and thing that would be beneficial for others.  We heard many wonderful ideas of things we can take back to our own groups.
After was my session for FOC and the Q&A. It seemed to go well and there was good feedback and questions from attendees.

A quick change in Zoom links, and I was leading the last discussion of the day dealing with after the merger of NGS and FGS. We talked about how the New NGS is planning on moving forward with the programs FGS already had in place, the development of additional support, and plans for the future.

And with that, it was a wrap of an incredible week!
Am I exhausted? Yes! Am I doing the happy dance anyway?
Absolutely!

Did you attend? I'd love to hear your thoughts!



What's your Happy Dance Moment?
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                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
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Sunday, May 16, 2021

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.


 
 May 24, 1946 Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Page 1..


My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

Discovering information in the newspaper had me dancing again this week.
This time, with the help of a genealogy friend and a librarian, I was able to order an obituary needed for a case I am working on. Did it give me the information I needed?

Well, not what I had hoped for, but it helped me cross off a record needed for reasonably exhaustive research!


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, 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?


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.



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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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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