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 23, 2016

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. This can be done by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section. You may also put a link to a blog post.

My Happy Dance This Week: Yesterday, I was privileged to spend the day at the Charleston, SC Family History Workshop where I taught a Beginning Genealogy and a Genealogy Blogging class. So wonderful to see people get excited about learning. One lady followed my steps to setting up a blog while I was demonstrating and got hers up during class! The look of "aha! I get it" on faces of those wanting to gain more skills and be better researchers got me doing that dance! What about you? What had you doing the Happy Dance this week?

                                                                                           Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Family Recipe Friday~For a Nice, Suitable Meal

Have you ever wondered what types of food your ancestors may have eaten? If they lived near or could travel to a store, what may have been available to them? Were there recipes showing how they cooked their food? A search of newspapers in the area your ancestors lived may help answer some of those questions.

The Watchman and Southron (Sumter, SC)
Wed., April 20, 1892-pg.6
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Ducker and Bultman, a store in Sumter, South Carolina let their customers in April 1897  know that their list of foods "will enable housekeepers always to know where something nice and suitable for a meal, at this most difficult season for them, can be procured."
   It goes on to say that fresh meat is hard to come by just at this season.

As I look at the lists of foods available I think about my people who lived in or near Sumter. 
Most of them were farmers and grew their own produce and had  animals for meat.  Perhaps the "difficult season" brought them into town to feed their families.

  Did they see and follow the recipes for Ham and Bacon Breakfast Bread A La Epicure? Did they ever stop by for the fresh crackers and sliced cake? 
Did my ancestors go to Ducker and Bultman for a nice, suitable meal?  Ah, questions that may never be answered but the information in the paper gets me thinking about experiences they may have had.

Have you discovered interesting ads, recipes or other social history items in the newspapers from where your ancestors lived?
I would love to read about it. Please leave a comment below.

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Together we can find our people.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

This Week On My Family History Calendar

October 16-October 22

Oct. 20~
  My paternal 4th Great Grandmother, Emily Elizabeth (Vaughn) Dargan (1795-1863) was born 219 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 122 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina. Her parents were William A. McManus (1854-1914) and Frances "Fannie" Virginia (McRady) McManus (1856-1903).  

Etta Daughrity
Sumter, South Carolina
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 Together we can find our people.

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