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, July 28, 2021

GenFriends: The Applied Genealogy Institute with Mary Kircher Roddy, Lisa Gorrell and Jill Morelli

 


The panel, Melissa Baker, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy -who is doing double duty in this episode as a panelist and guest- and I welcome Lisa Gorrell and Jill Morelli to talk about the new Applied Genealogy Institute.

The goal of this program? Learn by doing!

Watch as Mary, Lisa, and Jill tell us about how the idea for this institute came to be, how it will work, the ways it will differ from other institutes, and the benefits of this new opportunity to build genealogy knowledge and skills.




  • Practicum Based
  • Smaller Class Sizes
  • All Virtual
  • Less Costly
  • No Travel
  • Courses Spread Out Over Weeks Instead of Days
  • Assignments to Apply Learning

For more information on AppGen visit the website here.

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Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

https://www.familyhistoryguy.net/

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

https://treasurechestofmemories.com/

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

https://familytreegirl.com/

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy




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Sunday, July 25, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



July 25~

 Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859)my paternal 5th Great Grandmother, was born 247 years ago to Samuel Cook and Alice Dargan, possibly in the Sumter, SC area.




Alice (Cook) Vaughn Headstone
Dargan Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina


July 26~
 Bertrand Campbell Price (1876-after 1922), my maternal Great Great Grandfather, would be 145 years old on this day. Cam was born in Aiken County, South Carolina, and was the son of Adam and Sallie Price. 



July 29~
 My maternal 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas J. McRady (1821-1896) died 125 years ago. Thomas died in Sumter County, South Carolina, and is buried in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina.

Thomas J. McRady
Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina
Photo Credit: Remember Me For Find A Grave
Used with permission






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: 
The past couple of weeks have been difficult as I spent a week at the hospital with my mom as she recovered from an infection and then another at home with her making sure she recuperated and was ready to be alone again in her home. My happy dance is the fact that she is doing well and things are returning to normal.   So, this week, I really want to hear from you! Make my day by sharing what you have been up to the last couple of weeks.
What discoveries have you made? I want to hear from you!



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, July 14, 2021

GenFriends: The Historical Newspapers Indexing Project with Taneya Koonce




The panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennette, Shelley Murphy, and I welcome Taneya Koonce, the organizer of The Historical Newspapers Project. Learn how to get involved with this amazing project and help newspapers get indexed and online. We also have a great discussion on newspapers and their importance in researching your family.

Watch as Taneya explains how the project came to be and how you can help.






Links in This Episode:

Indexing Volunteer Form

Acadamy of Legacy Leaders


Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 




July 13

 My great great grandmother, Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943) would be 143 years old. She was born in Aiken County, South Carolina, and was the daughter of George David Eargle (1827-1886) and Elvira America (Booth) Eargle (1834-1898).






Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price
1878-1943
©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: 
I had so much fun presenting " Evidence: What Type Do You Have? It Depends!"
virtually to the annual South Carolina Genealogical Society workshop on Saturday. A great group of attendees for the day-long event. 
Thanks to SCGS for inviting me to be part of the workshop this year.



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, July 7, 2021

GenFriends: Finding Ancestors in Revolutionary War Pension Files with David Allen Lambert

 



The panel and Melissa Baker, Laura Hedgecock, Terri O'Connel, Mary Kircher Roddy and I welcome David Allen Lamber, Chief Genealogist for American Ancestors and NEHGS to share what can be found in Revolutionary Pension Records and how to find them.

Watch for examples from the GenFriends panel and tips from David.






Have you found ancestors in Revolutionary Pension Files? Please share. We would love to hear from you!

Contact David at library@nehgs.org Links in this Episode: American Ancestors

Fold3 Revolutionary War Pension Records

Richmond Homestead and Jakes Island-Terri O'Connell

Revolutionary War Public Service Claims Index

NARA Advanced Search-Online Records

NARA Revolutionary War Records

Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogists in the Archives

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Terri O’Connell-Finding Our Ancestors

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Geneal

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Sunday, July 4, 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.

 
Statesville Record And LandmarkStatesville, North Carolina05 Nov 1895, Tue  •  Page 3





My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

Newspapers can shed so much light on our ancestor's lives.
This week, I discovered a story about my paternal 2nd great-grandmother Ellen Caroline (Martin) Early. I already knew she was a tough woman. She fought the courts and her stepchildren for rights to her own property and won after the death of her husband in 1888.  A search of her name in the Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina brought me this gem. Yep, she was a strong lady. Seems she was awarded monies after her son was killed in a train accident, and some of his siblings (the same ones who tried to take her land) took her to court. They felt they were entitled to a portion of the amount awarded to her.  Ellen ended up in jail for "contempt of court" when she said, nope, no way am I giving them anything!  What a woman! She ended up being released after making a deal with the court. 




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






                                                                      

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!


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