When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday~Grandmom's Christmas Decorations

Azile Juanita Daughrity Roberts Sullivan, Frank Emerson Sullivan, Carolina Girl Genealogy
Azile and Frank Sullivan
Christmas 1955
Camden, South Carolina

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Two of my maternal Grandmother's Christmas decorations have been handed down and are part of my celebration each year.


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Do you remember these ceramic trees? Love that it lights up!


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This Nativity was set up in Grandmom's home every Christmas for as long as I can remember. 
Do you have any Christmas decorations that once belonged to your ancestors? 




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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday's Tip~Gettin' By with Help from Our Friends~Toni Carrier


This time our Tuesday's Tip comes from Toni Carrier of  Lowcountry Africana:


6 Tips for Researching in Archives
Toni Carrier

1.      Don’t overlook archival resources in your family research. Family papers and other unpublished manuscripts may hold treasures for your research!

2.      Use ArchiveGrid (www.archivegrid.org) to locate manuscript collections of interest.

3.      Before traveling to an archive, contact the archivist to give them your visit dates, and tell them what you are researching. Archivists know their collections well and can point you to collections that may be of interest to you.

4.      If the archive’s catalog is online, do some searching ahead of your trip to identify collections you would like to view so you can make the most of your research time when you arrive.

5.      Be aware that archives may have restrictions on what you can take into the research room. You may be asked to leave other belongings in lockers onsite.

6.      Always handle archival materials carefully. Have fun and happy ancestor hunting!


Toni Carrier, M.A., is the founding director of Lowcountry Africana (www.lowcountryafricana.com), a free website dedicated to African American genealogy and history in SC, GA and FL, and co-founder, with Angela Walton Raji, of Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau (www.mappingthefreedmensbureau.com), an online finding aid for researching in Freedmen's Bureau records.







Thanks for these terrific tips on researching in the archives, Toni! Time for another research trip!


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Sunday, December 4, 2016

This Week On My Family History Calendar

December 4- December 10



December 5~
     Mary Christine (Williams Sullivan) (1896-1930), my maternal Step Great Grandmother, was born 120 years ago in Kershaw County, South Carolina. Christine was the daughter of James Lewis Williams ( 1873-1937) and Lizzie (Pettigrew) Williams (died before 1900).

December 6~

  My maternal Grandmother, Azile Juanita Daughrity Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009) would have been 95 years old on this day. Azile was born in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina to Manning David Daughrity, Jr. (1889-1931) and Loretta (McManus) Daughrity (1894-1936). 



Azile Juanita Daughrity Roberts Sullivan   Carolina Girl Genealogy
Azile Juanita (Daughrity) Roberts Sullivan
1921-2009
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