Wednesday, April 17, 2024

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: RR Season 13 Day 5: Halfway Point.



The GenFriends panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Jenny Hawran, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy and I talk about reaching the halfway point of Relative Race Season 13.

From the challenge to the emotional reunions, watch as we share our thoughts about all the happenings on Day 5!




What was your favorite part of Day 5?

We'd love to hear from you!










 Links in this episode:

Relative Race:

https://www.byutv.org/relative-race


 Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/

Bernice Bennette-Geniebroots

http://www.geniebroots.com/

Jenny Hawran-Like Herding Cats Genealogy

https://like-herding-cats.com/

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

https://treasurechestofmemories.com/

Shelley Murphey-Family Tree Girl

https://familytreegirl.com/



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Saturday, April 13, 2024

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show--A Conversation with Gena Philibert-Ortega and Kristi Sexton

 



The panel Melissa Barker, Laura Hedgecock, Shelley Murphy, and I welcome Gena Philibert Ortega and Kriti Sexton to discuss their new roles as Managers of GRIP.

Watch as we learn about the future of this long-loved genealogy learning opportunity. 





Have you been to GRIP either virtually or in person?

Are you planning on attending in the future?

We would love to hear from you!



Links in this episode:

GRIP Genealogy Institute

https://grip.ngsgenealogy.org/#1#about


 Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

https://treasurechestofmemories.com/

Shelley Murphey-Family Tree Girl

https://familytreegirl.com/



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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: RR Season 13, Day 4: Rubber Chickens and Long Awaited Answers

 


The panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Jenny Hawran, Laura Hedgecock,  Shelley Murphy, and I gather to share their thoughts about the race, challenge, and family connections on  Relative Race Season 13, Day 4.

The marker in the cemetery is beautiful. Thank you Relative Race for going beyone and showing us it truly is all about families!

And? The Rubber Chickens are baaaaack!



Watch and let us know how you felt about Day 4!












Links in this episode:

Relative Race:

https://www.byutv.org/relative-race


 Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/

Bernice Bennette-Geniebroots

http://www.geniebroots.com/

Jenny Hawran-Like Herding Cats Genealogy

https://like-herding-cats.com/

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

https://treasurechestofmemories.com/

Shelley Murphey-Family Tree Girl

https://familytreegirl.com/


What was your favorite part of Day 4?

We'd love to hear from you!

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Celebration Sunday-Genealogy Happy Dance ! An Open Case on My Great Uncle!

 




 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 this week?






An open case on my great uncle!

As many of you know, one of my jobs as a genealogist is for the US Army Repatriation Project. I am giving the details of a missing Soldier from WWII so that I can locate the next of kin and DNA donors for possible identification.
I have often hoped that one day, I would learn a case had been opened on my mom's uncle, Edman Roberts. He was part of the 82nd Airborne during WWII. His plane went down in Sicily, and his body never recovered. 





This week, I received an email asking me for information from a researcher from a different company than the one I work for. A case has been opened for him and the researcher needed help determining the correct family members. Looking through the family, he discovered I was a genealogist who did the same work! And the owner of the company knew me.
What a thrill to share the information I had on the family and confirm the names he had found. Will Edman's remains be coming home? It's a long process, from opening a case to identifying possible remains. DNA could either provide a match or rule out any remains being tested. Either way, I am so happy that Edman is part of an open case. 


 

What's your Happy Dance Moment?

 Please share, and let's celebrate together!






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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: RR Season 13: Day 3 with Special Guest Callie!

 



The panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Jenny Hawran,  Mary Kircher Roddy, and I welcome Season 12 winner Callie from Team Black! 

Watch as we share our thoughts about this week's show and who was waiting to meet each team. We are starting to better understand how being in the elimination zone will work! Maybe??






Thanks to Callie for her insights on what it's like to be a contestant on the show. We hope you come back and join us!















Links in this episode:

Relative Race:

https://www.byutv.org/relative-race


 Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/

Bernice Bennette-Geniebroots

http://www.geniebroots.com/

Jenny Hawran-Like Herding Cats Genealogy

https://like-herding-cats.com/

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

https://www.mkrgenealogy.com/

https://appliedgen.institute/


What was your favorite part of Day 3? We'd love to hear from you!

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: RR Season 13, Day 2




GenFriends Melissa Barker, Jenny Hawran, Laura Hedgecock, and Mary Kircher Roddy keep the coverage of Season 13 going, as Cheri is absent due to a family death. 

Watch as they talk about the race, the family, and a a better understanding of the new rules!  



What was your favorite part of Day 2?

We'd love to hear from you!









Links in this episode:

Relative Race:

https://www.byutv.org/relative-race


 Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/

Jenny Hawran-Like Herding Cats Genealogy

https://like-herding-cats.com/

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

https://treasurechestofmemories.com/

Mary Kircher Roddy-MKR Genealogy

https://www.mkrgenealogy.com/

https://appliedgen.institute/



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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: Relative Race Season 13 with Guest Thaddeus Ervin




Relative Race is back, and the panel Melissa Barker,  Bernice Bennett,  Dan Earl, Jenny Hawran, Laura Hedgecock ad I welcome Thaddeus from Team Red Season 11 to talk about everything new about Season 13!

Watch as we share our thoughts about the teams, the new cars, and the new rules. No strikes? What? Can't wait to see how this plays out!



How did you feel about all the changes?

We'd love to hear from you!











Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/

Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots

http://www.geniebroots.com/


Dan Earl-Family History Guy

https://www.familyhistoryguy.net/


Jenny Hawran-Like Herding Cats Genealogy

https://like-herding-cats.com/

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

https://treasurechestofmemories.com/

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

http://www.carolinagirlgenealogy.com/p/genealogy-1-on.html


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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

GenFriends Genealogy Chat Show: RootsTech Roundup!



The panel—Melissa Barker, Jenny Hawran, Laura Hedgecock, Mary Kircher Roddy, and I—share our varying experiences of being #RootsTech or #NotAtRootsTech!

Watch as we talk about the success of RootsTech 2024 and its offerings for all.

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Did you participate in RootsTech 2024 either in person or virtually?

What are your takeaways?

We'd love to hear from you!

Links in this episode:

Rootstech: Catch up or rewatch!

LiveStream Recording: Where in the World? How to Research a New Location-

Cheri Hudson Passey

                                      The Homestead Act and Southern Black Homesteaders-Bernice Bennette

Webinars: Church Records in the Archives-Melissa Barker

                    Digging into Finding Aids: The Road Map to Any Manuscript Collections-Melissa Barker

Virtual Expo Hall



Upcoming Genealogy Education:

Applied Genealogy Institute-Virtual
https://appliedgen.institute/

National Genealogical Society Family History Conference-Virtual
https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/



Contact the panelists:

Melissa Barker -A Genealogist in the Archives

http://agenealogistinthearchives.blogspot.com/

Jenny Hawran-Like Herding Cats Genealogy

https://like-herding-cats.com/

Laura Hedgecock-Treasure Chest of Memories

https://treasurechestofmemories.com/

Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy

http://www.carolinagirlgenealogy.com/p/genealogy-1-on.html


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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Celebration Sunday: Genealogy Happy Dance-RootsTech 2024!





 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 this week?



 RootsTech 2024 is over, and I am still doing the happy dance as I reflect on my experiences while attending. It was a week to celebrate, from the keynote speakers to my duties in the Media Hub, teaching classes, and meeting up with friends!

And, of course, there was the opportunity to research in the FamilySearch Library.



There's no way to choose a favorite part. 








Check out the video of some of the highlights.


Did you attend RootsTech 2024?
What will you always remember?


Want to watch or rewatch the Keynotes or recorded classes?
Click here.

What's your Happy Dance Moment?

 Please share, and let's celebrate together!






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