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, July 24, 2016

This Week On My Family History Calendar

July 24-July 30


July 25~
 My maternal 5th Great Grandmother, Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859) was born 242 years ago, possibly in the Carolina's. She lived many years in the Sumter County area of South Carolina. 
Alice (Cook) Vaughn
Headstone
Dargan Cemetery
Sumter, South Carolina
Photo Credit: Michael & Allison Dillingham for FAG
Used by permission


July 26~
 Bertrand Campbell Price (1876-after 1922), my maternal Great Great Grandfather, would be 140 years old on this day. Cam was born in Aiken County, South Carolina and may have been the son of Adam and Sallie Price. 



July 29~
 My maternal 3rd Great Grandfather, Thomas J. McRady (1821-1896) died 120 years ago. Thomas died in Sumter County, South Carolina and is buried in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina.


Thomas J. McRady
Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina
Photo Credit: Remember Me For FAG
Used by permission


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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.




                                                                 
My Happy Dance This Week: After 18 months of learning I completed and submitted my last assignment for Progen 25! This has been a tough year and being able to complete this program is surely something to celebrate! 

                                                                                           Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!




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Saturday, July 23, 2016

SNGF: Playing Along With Randy~What Are the Top Locations In My Tree?

Tonight's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge from Randy Seaver is to use our Genealogy Management Program to discover how many places we have in our family tree.



 Using Legacy Family Tree's Statistics information, I was able to get a list of the Top Nine locations in my tree.
 For those of you who are familiar with my research, you won't be surprised at all.
 Drum Roll Please
 The Top Nine are:
1) South Carolina, United States    222 
2) Sumter County, South Carolina  201
3) Clarendon County, South Carolina  111
4) Williamsburg County, South Carolina  86
5) Columbia, Richland, South Carolina  81
6)Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina   69
7)Richland County, South Carolina 63
8) Aiken County, South Carolina  61
9) Lee County, South Carolina  50

Surprised? Didn't think so!

According to the Location Statistics Chart, there are 454 Unique Locations in my tree.  
Most of these are in the Carolinas. Yep, again, proof that I am a Carolina Girl!



What are the top locations in your family tree? Visit Randy's blog, Geneamusings, and play along!!



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Together we can find our people.
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