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, September 28, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 10 Day 2-Someone Who Looks Like Me!

 


Cheri and the panel Bernice Bennett, Dan Earl, Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy get together to talk about the connections made for the teams on Day 2 of the 10th season of Relative Race season! 

Each team has been able to connect with family and learn more about their biological family.

For Jamie on Team Red, a family member he remembered, for team black family who had been known as friends.  Teams Blue and Green have met family and seen photos of people who look like them.  So much healing, and it's only day 2! 


Watch as we talk about all things Day 2!




How are you feeling about this season?

The photo challenge every day has certainly created a twist for the time results each day!

Did you love the challenge! 






We'd love to hear from you!

Links in this episode:

Relative Race 

Relative Race Live

Fans of Relative Race


Contact the Panelists:

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Dan Earl-Family History Guy

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy



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Sunday, September 25, 2022

This Week On My Family History Calendar



Sept. 27~


 The 146th anniversary of the death of my paternal 3rd great-grandmother. Matilda Caroline (Splawn) Martin died in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina, in 1876. She is buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery.


Matilda C. Mathis Headstone
Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery
Statesville, NC


Sept. 29~

  My maternal Grandfather, Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Sr., died 78 years ago. He was killed in action on the island of Peleliu while serving in the Marines during WWII.  He is buried in Quaker Cemetery, Kershaw, Camden, South Carolina. 



Gilbert Ernest Roberts (1920-1944)




 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: 

Speaking at genealogy events is so much fun. This week, I talked to attendees at the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional ManagementConference. 

My presentation, "Blogging for Clients: Bringing in Customers One Post at a Time," was fun to put together and speak about. I appreciated the comments and questions I received from those who watched.

I also loved sharing examples of great ideas from other bloggers during the presentation! 

Thanks to everyone who helped me have a great happy dance moment this week!


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






                                                                      
                                                                                              

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 10-Day 1!

 



The panel Bernice Bennett, Dan Early, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, Mary Kircher Roddy, and I get together to talk about Dan's announcement and the happenings on Relative Race Season 10 Day 1. 

We already love all four teams and their stories.

Watch as we share information about each team, the new twists for this season, and the amazing relatives already discovered on this first day of the race. 



As we mentioned, Deshae -Green Team from Season 6 has asked for friends and fans to share a picture in support of Dan. Wear blue or a blue ribbon for Prostate Cancer Awareness month, which starts in November. She needs your photos by Oct. 9th.

Her email is DeShaeHughes@gmail.com


Here's our photo. 



Send yours to DeShae, and let's show our love and support for Dan Debenham!




Did you watch Day 1?

What was your favorite part?

How do you like the changes for this season?


Links in this episode:

Relative Race 

Relative Race Live

Fans of Relative Race



Contact the Panelists:

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



 Thank you so much for watching!

Don't miss an episode-please subscribe to my YouTube Channel!


Join the GenFreinds Cruise Next Spring!

We would love to have some Relative Race fans join us!!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Black Homesteaders of the South with Bernice Bennett



Cheri and the panel  Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock,  Shelley Murphy, and Mary Kircher Roddy welcome back Bernice Bennett, who has been away from GenFriends working on her new book - "Black Homesteaders of the South". This amazing book shares the inspirational stories of 49 black homesteaders from 5 states.  We are so happy for Bernice and congratulate her on all her hard work. We also want to give kudos to Shelley for writing the forward to the book. 


Watch as Bernice shares how this project began and the labor of love putting it all together! 



Do you have homesteaders in your family tree?

Bernice invites anyone who has discovered their black ancestors were homesteaders to reach out and share their stories with her!


Links in this episode:

Book Trailer

Black Homesteaders

African American Homesteaders of the Great Plains

Descendants of African American Homesteaders Facebook Page



Contact the Panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

Shelley Murphey-The Family Tree Girl

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy



 Thank you so much for watching!

Don't miss an episode-please subscribe to my YouTube Channel!


Join the GenFreinds Cruise Next Spring!

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Sunday, September 4, 2022

This Week On My Family History Calendar



 Sept. 4~

   My maternal 4th great grandfather, Phillip Roberts III (1798-1852), died 170 years ago in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, at age 54. He is buried in St. Wesberry High Hill Cemetery, Richland, Columbia, South Carolina. Thomas J. 

Phillip Roberts    Westbury High Hill Cemetery
Phillip Roberts, III
Headstone
Wesberry High Hill Cemetery
Richland County, Columbia, South Carolina
Picture Courtesy: Jim Hepler



Sept. 9 ~
      Thomas J. McRady (1821-1896), my maternal 3rd great grandfather, was born 201 years ago in South Carolina. He lived many years in the Sumter County area and may have been born there.


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



Who are you remembering this week?


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Celebration Sunday-Genealogy Happy Dance! A Presentation and Unexpended Praise





 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: 

It was a privilege to be part of the first day of the Legacy Family Tree Webinar's"Webtember" Event. Sharon Gillens, a friend and college, joined me in a presentation entitled:

"Descendants of the Enslaved and Enslavers: Working Together to Discover Family"

We felt this conversation is important to share with the genealogy community.

We were happy that it seemed to go well. and were thrilled to receive comments and questions at the end of the hours. We have received emails asking more.


That was happy dance enough, but then we received this wonderful review from Marian Pierre-Louis, who hosted the webinar.

"About once a year a presentation is delivered that elevates the genealogy profession and community. For me, this year, this is that presentation.
Sharon Batiste Gillins and Cheri Hudson Passey have exhibited professionalism and vision and deserve accolades for their work. I hope many people will take the opportunity to watch this valuable work.
 Descendants of the Enslaved and Enslavers – Working Together to Discover Family by Sharon Batiste Gillins and Cheri Hudson Passey."

Needless to say, we are honored by her kind words.  We hope that our work will help many be encouraged to work together and connect families. 


Let's all commit to saying their names!


If you missed the webinar, you can view it here:

https://familytreewebinars.com/.../descendants-of-the.../



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






                                                                      
                                                                                              

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