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, August 31, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Genealogy Software Power Tool Goldie May with Special Guest Richard Miller

 





The panel Dan Earl, Shelley Murphy, and I welcome special Guest Richard Miller, creator of Goldie May. A genealogy tool to help you research faster and stay organized.  Run from a Chrome Extention, this may be just what you need to help with your personal research and projects for organizations and groups. 

Watch as we get a demonstration from Richard on how Goldie May works to automatically create a research log, help with research plans, capture citations, and so much more.


Have you tried Goldie May?

We'd love to hear your thoughts!


Links in this episode:

Goldie May

Goldie May Introduction Video

Goldie May Youtube Channel

Goldie May Facebook Page


Contact the panelists:

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy


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Sunday, August 28, 2022

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 that you found the document, contacted a cousin with the family Bible, made a DNA connection, or found a 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 weekly series enables everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. 
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My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

A probate package for a collateral member of my Brazell family included many documents referring to my ancestors and their children. this particular page is a petition for part of the estate. In the petition, family members and spouses are named! There are several pages to go through that look to shed light on this family and help to separate some same-named individuals. 

Remember to always research the collateral members of your family lines!

Their records just may have the clues you need to find your ancestors,



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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Photo Reminiscence Therapy and More with Special Guest Rick Voight



The panel Melissa Barker, Dan Earl,  Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy, and I welcome Rick Voight from Vivid-Pix to discuss their new educational offerings and print products. Laura joins us as a panelist and special guest to share her classes on telling stories and help share what's new.

Watch as we talk to Rick and Laura about how these new classes can help genealogy societies and individuals engage those who are suffering from memory loss.



Have you used photos to help with memory function?

We'd love to hear from you!


Links in this episode:

Vivid-Pix

Reminisce Therapy

Education Classes


Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker: A Genealogist 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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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: WDYTYA Season 11 Episodes 5 & 6 -Bradley Whitford and Zachary Quinto




The panel Laura Hedgecock,  Mary Kircher Roddy, and I  get together to talk about the episodes featuring Bradley Whitford and Zachary Quinto.

Watch as we share our thoughts about the records used, the importance of social history, and how family stories can be changed over the years.










From Melissa:



From Shelley:





 Links in this episode:

Who Do You Think You Are?

WDYTYA? Clips On YouTube


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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Sunday, August 14, 2022

This Week On My Family History Calendar

 



Mary Jane Brown McRady (1821-1894), my maternal 3rd great-grandmother,  would have been 201 years old on this day. Jane was from the Sumter County, South Carolina area and may have been born there. 

Martha Jane Brown McRady
Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina
Photo Credit: Remember Me-Findagrave.com
Used with permission



Also, on this day~

My paternal 3rd great-grandmother, Matilda Caroline (Splawn) Martin (1812-1876), was born, possibly in the Iredell County area of North Carolina, 210 years ago.

Matilda's maiden name is unknown to me at this time.



Matilda C. Martin
Headstone
Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery
Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina
Photo Credit: Joy Steele-Findagrave.com
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 that you found the document, contacted a cousin with the family Bible, made a DNA connection, or found a 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 weekly series enables everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. 
Share by scrolling 
down and add 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: 

Spending some time researching my own family!

Between client, repatriation and volunteer work, I don't often get to my own family!

This is something I don't get to do much and I have felt a need to add it to my busy schedule.

Did I find anything to help with my brick walls? No, but the joy of looking for records for my people was a true happy dance!


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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Who Do Season 11 Episodes 3 & 4: Allison Janney and Zachary Levi

 



The panel Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, , Mary Kircher Roddy  and I share thoughts on what was revealed to Allison Janney and Zachary Levi about their family. From abusers, adventurers, and an accused witch, each learned how their ancestors were affected by the events around them and were able to read documents that added to their stories. 


Watch as we talk about the amazing adventures of Stephen Hopkins, the sorrow of abuse through the generations, and the love of a man and the community that saved a good woman.



Did you watch these episodes of Who Do You Think You Are?

What lessons did you learn about researching your family?

We'd love to hear from you!


Links in this episode:

Who Do You Think You Are?

WDYTYA? Clips On YouTube


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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