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, January 14, 2018

This Week On My Family History Calendar

January 14-January 20

January 19~
        My maternal 2nd Great Grandfather, Manning David Daughrity, Sr. (1844-1918) died in Statesburg, Sumter, South Carolina 100 years ago. He is buried in the Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina.

Manning David Daughrity, Sr.
Sumter Watchman (Sumter, SC)

 23 January 1918 pg.5

  January 20~
          Martha (Parnold) Brazell (1795-1876) my maternal 4th great grandmother, was born 223 years ago. She may have been born in the Richland County area of South Carolina. 

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 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. If you don't belong to a local club or society start one yourself. There are also groups that meet online

My Happy Dance This Week:  One of my goals for this year is to make sure I take the time continue educationg myself on all things genealogy. So, I decided to become a part of Dear Myrtle's upcoming AmGen Study Group. As panalists for this once a month class, we will read, prepare homework and discuss the "The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy" 4th edition by Val D. Greenwood.
This will be my second time being a panalist for one of her study groups.
Homework consists of showing an example from the chapter we are studying each month. 
We meet together online to share. It's open to anyone who would like to watch via an online webinar platform called Zoom. Those watching can contribute by using the chat aea to ask questions and post comments. 
If you are interested in watching and learning, here's the link to register (for free) for Week 1.
 Being a panalist has me excited to learn and grow my skills. Doing that dance!!!

                                                                                    Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Product Review~An In-Brief Guide to Turning Your Family Tree into a Family Treasure by Christine Woodock

New from the In-Depth Genealogist is an In-Brief Guide from Christine Woodock "Turing Your Family Tree into a Family Treasure.

This four-page guide will help you create a family history compilation of your research to share with members of your family. It comes in .pdf downloadable or laminated forms. 
The guide gives tips on getting started, content suggestions and helps for considering formats for sharing your research.
A section is included on telling your own story along with suggestions for interviewing family members to preserve family stories in your project.
The recommended resource section shares links to websites and a list of books and publishers to give you more help to turn your tree into a treasure.
Do you want to put a book together on a family line, create a photo album with stories or publish an ebook about your own life? The tips and advice from Christine Woodock in her "In-Brief Guide to Turning Your Family Tree into a Family Treasure" will help get you on your way.

A free copy of the guide was provided for review. No financial compensation was given.

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