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 21, 2019

RootsTech London Free 3-Day Pass~And the Winner Is...

Thanks to everyone who entered my RootsTech London 3-Day Pass giveaway!
I wish more could win, but there could only be one lucky winner, and it's

Pauline Cass!

Pauline is from Queensland, Australia! 
Congratulations, Pauline! 

Please email me at Cheri@CarolinaGirlGenealogy.com so I can send you the information needed to register for your pass to RootsTech London.

Can't wait to see you there!

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This Week On My Family History Calendar

July 21-July 27

July 22~
 Margaret Ann (Thames) Hudson (1875-1960), my paternal great aunt and step great grandmother, was born 144 years ago.in Clarendon County, South Carolina.
She died 59 years ago at the age of 84, on her birthday in Manning, Clarendon, South Carolina. She was buried in the Home Branch Cemetery in Paxville. 
Annie was the second wife of John McSwain Hudson (1880-1961) and the sister of his first wife, Louvinia Blanche (Thames) Hudson (1886-1918).

Margaret Ann (Thames) Hudson
Home Branch Cemetery
Paxville, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

July 23~
 My maternal 3rd great grandfather, Thomas Philip Roberts (1830-1893) was born 189 years ago in Richland County, South Carolina. He was the son of Philip Roberts, III (1798-1853) and Mary Ann (Evans) Roberts (1795-1876).

Thomas Philip Roberts
Brown's Chapel Cemetery
Richland County, South Carolina
Photo Credit: Jim Hepler

July 25~
 My maternal 5th great grandmother, Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859) was born 245 years ago, possibly in the Carolina's. She lived many years in the Sumter County area of South Carolina. 

Alice (Cook) Vaughn
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 143 years old on this day. Cam was born in Aiken County,  South Carolina was the son of Daniel David Price (born about 1836) in South Carolina and Martha Elizabeth (Price) Price (born about 1840) in South Carolina.

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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: 
On July 13, 2019, the registration for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Salt Lake Academy for Professionals opened.  (SLIG)
Anyone who is familiar with these two weeks of learning knows the classes fill up fast and you need to have your fingers ready to go to sign up for the classes you want.
I came late to the game since I was attending a Genealogy Workshop in Columbia, SC and wasn't sure if there would be anything left for me once I got home and was ready to register!
Luckily, I was able to take one of the last couple of available seats in Josh Taylor"s course
"You're Invited: Public Speaking from Concept to Delivery"
One of my favorite things to do is to teach genealogy methodologies and I am excited to learn new skills and get better at giving presentations to groups and societies. 
As for the first week, I am currently waitlisted for two of the institute courses.
Hopefully, more spots will open up and I will be able to get into one of my top two choices.
If not, there are still wonderful learning opportunities to take advantage of!
My Happy Dance moment for this week?

Will I see you in Salt Lake in January?

What's 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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