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, 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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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: 

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?
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                                                                                              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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Sunday, September 5, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



Sept. 9 ~
      Thomas J. McRady (1821-1896), my maternal 3rd great grandfather was born 200 years ago in South Carolina. He lived many years in the Sumter County area and may have been born in the area.


Thomas J. McRady
Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina




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: 
Most of my readers know my love for the BUYtv show Relative Race.
Over the years the GenFriends panel and I have interviewed many of the team members. This week, I was able to meet with Monika Bergman in person!
On a trip to Hilton Head, we met up in Harbortown where Monika runs the Pirates of Hilton Head, an hour and a half sea voyage where children and their parents learn how to be pirates, search for buried treasure, and fight off "Stinky Pete" who tries to steal the pirate's bounty! 
Monica brought many of her photos and memorabilia for me to see. We talked about her time on the show and even face-timed with her teammate Magen and with her parents. A big surprise was the gift Monika gave me of one of the envelopes received on the race that contained the information to find the next relative and the card with the coordinates to get there! The pirates may have found their treasure, but I received something even better!  
A happy dance moment that will stay with me for a long long time!

Are you a Relative Race fan? Season 8 starts on September 19, 2021!




What's 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!
Helping you climb your family tree,