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 21, 2018

This Week On My Family History Calendar

21 October-27 October





Oct. 22~
  Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity (1894-1936), my maternal great-grandmother was born 124 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


Oct. 24~
    This day is the 25th anniversary of the death of my paternal great-grandmother, Emma Ruth Baker Early (1901-1993), Ruth died of congestive heart failure in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina. She is buried in the Sumter City Cemetery in Sumter, South Carolina.

Emma Ruth (Baker) Early
Grave Marker
Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, 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. 

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:
I decided to sign up for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy's Virtual Practicum class in an effort to take advantage of some long distant learning. The class is held weekly online via a Zoom Meeting.  Last week we received our first case to work on and I can tell you I was a bit nervous about being able to keep up with the fantastic group of genealogists in my session.  This week I was able to work through the research question given, write my case summary and submit my homework.  Then when it was time to get together as a group to talk about how we worked through the case and came up with our conclusions, I learned so much from the other participants. Each of us approached the research questions in a different way, yet we were able to come to the same conclusion. Learning from the others in the class for the next month will be exciting and very educational. I could see where I could improve and feel good about the methodology I used.  
If you have thought about taking an institute or any other type of class to strengthen your research skills, I would highly recommend doing so. Find something that has a hands o approach so you can take what you have learned and put it into action. It's well worth it.
Successfully completing week 1 of the SLIG Practicum has me celebrating learning this week!

What is your happy dance moment for this week?
  

                                                                               

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!





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Sunday, September 30, 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 this week:
 We spent the week watching the flood waters rise around my parent's neighborhood. As the week went on their backyard slowly began to fill. They had experienced water in their yard before during other hurricanes but nothing like this. By the time the water crested it was up to their back steps.


Water up to back steps at my parent's house.


Unfortunately, many in the community were not so fortunate. Homes have been inundated with water from the nearby rivers and waterway. People have been displaced from their homes and will not be able to return for weeks if not months. 

House down the street with water encroaching 


 Many prepared by moving all their belongings out and into storage units. Some like my parents placed things up high and moved valuables to friends and family's homes for safekeeping.
My heart hurts for those who have suffered so much these past three weeks as Hurricane Florence past through and deposited enormous amounts of water causing devastation in many areas.




Water running through my parent's yard


It's hard to celebrate but I can be grateful for the protection my family received.
None of the 5 family residences received any damage.
None of our belongings were destroyed. 
The coming together of the community to house, feed, and care for those who have lost so much is something to warm the heart. 
Tomorrow and in the days ahead teams of volunteers from my church and many other organizations continue the task of helping to move people back into homes that luckily were not in the path as predicted. As the waters recede the job of cleaning and mucking out water lodged homes will begin. 
Memories of the events bringing our community together will be told and retold and become a part of our family stories. 




Where were you when Hurricane Florence hit North and South Carolina and later when the rivers rose? 




What is your happy dance moment for 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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