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 18, 2019

GenFriends: Beginning Genealogy~ What We Wish We Had Known!






In this episode of GenFreinds, the panel and I talk about how we began our genealogy journeys and our tips and advice for those who want to avoid making the mistakes we did!
Our discussion is not just for beginners since we all find ourselves creating our own brick walls from time to time!

Watch as Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, Shelley Murphey and I share what we wish we had known when we started researching our ancestors!






Lack of education is a major factor in making mistakes no matter how long you've been researching.
GenFriends has addressed that topic in the following posts:
GenFriends~Genealogy Conferences-News, Learning, Fun and More!
GenFriends~Virtual Education for Genealogists
GenFriends~Favorite Books for Genealogy Research

Share what you wished you had known! We'd love to hear from you!
What advice do you have for genealogists of all levels?

Contact our panelists:
Bernice Bennett-Geniebroots.com
Melissa Barker-A Genealogist in the Archives
Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl
Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy




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Sunday, September 15, 2019

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 for this week: 
Two living people located for two different cases on the same day had me jumping for joy this week!  It's always nice to find one person's contact info and for them to call you back, but to have two in one day? 
Celebration time for sure!  
Sometimes it feels like you just witnessed a miracle!

What had you doing the Happy Dance this week?









                                                                               

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                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!





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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

GenFriends: Ric Murphy ~ 1619 Project




Genealogist and author Ric Murphy joins the panel to discuss the 1619 Project commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship arriving in Virginia. 
These "20 and odd" souls were the first Africans brought to America from Angola.
Their story is fascinating and should be remembered and told.
Watch as Ric, Bernice Bennett, Shelley Murphey and I learn more about this group of people who helped build our country and have been left out of the history books.
The 1619 project seeks to have them honored for their contributions and connect to their descendants.









For more information on the project, please visit:
Project1619.org
Project 1619, Inc. (Facebook Page)
The Free Negro in Virginia, 1619-1865
400 Years of African- American History Commission
400 Years of African- American History Act
The 1619 Project | American Black Journal Clip 9/8/19

From Kathryn Knight Hall: Author, Historian, and Genealogist who been working with Project 1619 for the last 13 years researching and documenting the first Africans. She has written 5 books on them and has documented the family lines.  Kathryn is currently the AAHGS Library chair for 1619 Commemoration.





Stay tuned to the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society for more on the project and plans for the future!



How did the story of the "20 and Odd" touch you? Please share your thoughts!
Are you a descendant? We'd love to hear from you!




Links to our panelists:
Bernice Bennett-GenieRoots.com
Shelley Murphy-Family Tree Girl
Cheri Hudson Passey-Carolina Girl Genealogy







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