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, October 24, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 


Oct. 24~
    This day is the 28th anniversary of the death of my paternal great grandmother, Emma Ruth Baker Early (1901-1993), Ruth died of congestive heart failure in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina. She is buried in the Sumter City Cemetery in Sumter, South Carolina.

Emma Ruth (Baker) Early
Grave Marker
Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina


Oct. 28~
  My paternal great great grandfather, Arthur Wellington Baker (1857-1940), died 81 years ago at the age of 83 in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was buried in the Sumter City Cemetery. 


Arthur Wellington Baker
Grave Marker
Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, 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: 

Seeing my name in print is always fun! Thanks to the NGS magazine for including my article on Virtual Meetings in the October-December 2021 issue! Getting the magazine in the mail and opening it up to see it had me doing the happy dance this week!


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, October 20, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 8 Day 5!

 



The panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennette, Dan Earl, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy, and I continue our conversation about Season 8 of Relative Race. 

 In this episode, we discuss our thoughts and feelings of the highly emotional Day 5.


Watch as we talk about who the teams met, the tragic news for Team Blue, cousin connections for Team Black,  siblings and an important answer for Team Blue, and an emotional reunion for Team Red. A powerful day for all of the teams.




How did you feel about Day 5?

We'd love to hear from you!


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Links in this Episode:

Relative Race


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker-A Genealogist in the Archives

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

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, October 17, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 





Oct. 20~
  My paternal 4th great-grandmother, Emily Elizabeth (Vaughn) Dargan (1795-1863) was born 224 years ago. She lived most of her life in Sumter District, South Carolina, and may have been born there as well. Her parents were William Vaughn (1764-1857) and Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859).



Oct. 22~
  Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity (1894-1936), my maternal great grandmother was born 127 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina. Her parents were William A. McManus (1854-1914) and Frances "Fannie" Virginia (McRady) McManus (1856-1903).  Etta is said to have been adopted. 


Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity
About 1904



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: 

This week was the beginning of the SLIG Fall Virtual Practicum class.
For the next 6 weeks, we will be given a genealogy case to solve.
The purpose is to build our skills using various types of research problems.
The case is presented to us and then we have a week to work on it and see what we can come up with.  We will meet back, hear how the case was solved by the presenter, and then discuss how we tackled it.  Everyone has a different way to research and it is amazing what we can learn from hearing about the research process of the others in the class.
I am so excited about the next 6 weeks and learning as much as I can!

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, October 13, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show : Relative Race Season 8 Day 4!

 



The panel Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy and I join together to chat about what happened on Day 4. From the tears, frustration, and joy that were experienced by teams and viewers, we share our thoughts.  


Watch as Mary tells how she researched a death certificate shown on a past episode and was able to locate a family member and learn about her before she was revealed to viewers!





What was your favorite moment in this episode?

We'd love to hear from you!


Links in this Episode:

Relative Race


Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker-A Genealogist in the Archives

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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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show-Relative Race Season 8 Day 3!

 



The panel, Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Laura Hedgecock, Kathryn Lake Hogan,  Mary Kircher Roddy, and I talk about the challenges, relatives, and emotions of Day 3 of Relative Race.

Another great day of finding family connections!


Watch as we discuss the teams, the challenge, and who was behind the doors as they continued their search for family.







What touched you the most about this episode?

We'd love to hear from you!


Links in this Episode:

Relative Race


Contact the Panelists:

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Kathryn Lake Hogan-Looking4Ancestors

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy



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Sunday, October 3, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



Oct. 6~
   The 81st anniversary of the wedding of my maternal grandparents Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Sr. (1920-1944), and Azile Juanita Daughrity (1921-2009).  Gilbert was 20 and Azile 18 when they married in Lancaster, South Carolina in 1940.





Gilbert and Azile Roberts 
About 1940
Original Photo owned by 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: 

My granddaughter Maddy was listed as a speaker this week for the Slave Dwelling Project Conference. She created a video on Slave Ads for the National History Day competition last spring and her project was chosen to go to the national competition.  She interviewed Joeseph McGill from the Slave Dwelling Project as part of her project. After seeing the finished project he asked if she would allow it to be shown at the conference. And, she said yes.  My Happy Dance Moment? Maddy's hard work and her willingness to share what she learned and the way it was received. Great job Maddy!


What's 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!

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