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, June 17, 2018

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 this week:

Continuing education is something I feel is very important for every genealogist. From those who are just beginning to the advanced, there are classes to help hone your skills and make you the best researcher you can be. I try to take courses as often as I can. This week my goal was to get into the Virtual Practicum course offered through the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in the fall. This is an advanced methodology course. Registration was held yesterday. I had been warned the class quickly filled up even though two sessions were being offered. I pre-registered and then waited until the appointed time when I could click on the link to sign up. And huzzah! I got in! Seeing some of the others posts on social media saying they would be in the same class has me has me so excited!  

What had you dancing this week?

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Book Review-Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide

Disclaimer: A pdf version was provided at no charge for the purpose of this review

New to the genealogy book market is Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide by Diana Elder, AG with Nicole Dyer.

Based on successful "Research Like a Pro" classes and blog posts, this step by step approach will lead the reader through a research project large or small and can be used by those with all levels of genealogical research experience.

Beginning with an explanation of how to use the book, the following chapters lead the researcher through the process:
Chapter 1-Research Objectives
Chapter 2-Analyze Your Sources
Chapter 3-Locality Research
Chapter 4-Research Planning
Chapter 5-Source Citations
Chapter 6-Research Logs
Chapter 7-Report Writing
Chapter 8-What's Next for the Researcher?

This book is so much more than just a well-written explanation of basic research methodology. After a detail explanation of the methodology introduced in the chapter, a task is given to the reader to help put each into practice. There is an appendix with templates of the forms used in each chapter and real work samples that show "how to" use each technique.

If you are looking for a way to strengthen your research skills and learn to "Research Like a Pro" this is the book for you!

Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide is available in print or ebook on amazon.com

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

This Week on My Family HIstory Calendar

June 3-June 9

June 4~
  My maternal great great grandfather, William A. McManus
(1854-1914), was born 164 years ago possibly in Sumter County, South Carolina. As of now, his parents are unknown.

June 9~

David Daughrity
Late 1920's
©Cheri Hudson Passey

Manning David Daughrity, Jr. (1889-1931) died 89 years ago in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina. David, my maternal great grandfather, died from an illness he had been suffering from for a while. He was buried in The Sumter City Cemetery. 

Who are you remembering this week?

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