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, February 23, 2012

A Blog Is Born!

  After hemming a hawing and wondering if I could do it and if anyone but me would ever care, I have decided to just jump in and start this blog.
 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)

                                 

10 comments:

  1. Welcome to blogging world! Looking at your list of family names, I have Walker as well, from OH and WV.

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  2. Welcome to the world of blogging.

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  3. I'm intrigued by the potatoe famine story...I can't wait to hear about it. Welcome to blogging and I look forward to hearing your stories!

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  4. Great to see another interesting blog join GeneaBloggers. Welcome :)

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  5. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"
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  6. I am a Carolina girl, too, though I now live on the Texas Gulf Coast. Best wishes to you as you research your southern roots.

    I found your blog through the Geneabloggers daily e-mail.

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  7. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family.

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  8. Welcome Cheri, your off to a great start.

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  9. Welcome. I you ever need inspiration for blogging post just peruse the geneabloggers site and the link genealogy blogs. But beware - you can get sucked in.... :-)
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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