I have been researching my family lines for well over 25 years. I am by no means an expert and still have a lot to learn. Not only do I hope that this blog will lead me to find family connections but I hope that through my writing about my experiences, good and bad., I will be able to help someone else find their family.
I remember the first interview I had many years ago with my Grandmother. I asked her what she knew about her Daughrity family from Sumter,SC. "Oh, they all died before I was born." she said. "All I know is that my Grandfather and his two brothers came from Ireland during the potato famine. I don't know anything else about their people" She then gave me a list of names and dates. I was hooked. Since then I have discovered that we are from a long line of Daughrity/Dorritys in Sumter County,SC-no sign of the immigrant so far....no leaving Ireland because of the famine...but we have men and women of faith, Civil War Veterans and widows, farmers and day laborers. Men and woman of faith who loved their families and did all they could for them. I have discovered pictures and Bibles, census and tax records, deeds and wills. Stories of mystery and intrigue, triumph and loss have enriched the process and brought even more fun and joy to this journey.
This is an exciting time in Genealogy Research! We can network faster and easier than ever before. A click of the keyboard can bring us records that it took weeks to find when I was just starting out. Questions can be answered in seconds with Twitter and other Social Media. Learning to become better at what we love to do can be found by the many on line classes, webinars and videos.I am excited to see where this new adventure will lead. Yes kids-Mom has a Twitter Account and a Blog!!!
|Azile Daughrity (1921-2009)|