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

Monday, December 31, 2012

A Snapshot of New Years Eve 1966 and Goals for 2013


   While looking through and old photo album of my Grandmother's today I discovered this picture labeled "New Year's Eve 1966".

Azile Daughrity Roberts Sullivan (in middle) - New Year's Eve 1966
with friends Bud and Ann Plexico.

                  This picture was taken in my Grandmother's den in her home in Camden,SC. She loved to play Bridge and it looks as though that was what she and her friends were doing on this New Year's Eve in 1966.
       This has been a fun year for me genealogy wise. I have discovered the world of blogging, twitter and other social media sites that have helped me so much.  I am hoping that 2013 is filled with a lot more discoveries and learning.
  I have been thinking about the genealogy goals I would like to achieve for the new year and have come up with just a few. Hopefully I will do better on these than I do with my personal goals every year!
  First I would like to take more "field trips" and do some more on site researching. I have cousins and cemeteries and archives to visit.
   Second, I would like to become better at this blogging thing! I need to post more and get the word out about my research.  I appreciate the comments from readers that have helped me look at my research in a different way and helped me come up with new solutions. Of course there is the "cousin bait" hanging out there on the web. Thank you cousins who have taken a bite and helped me out!
 Third, I need to get more organized. Isn't that the one goal we all want? I am beginning to do better at making a research plan and trying to stick with it. It helps when you have lots of ancestors in one county and keep running across other names when you only wanted to find one name on one document. I tend to get sidetracked by other lines if I don't have a plan.
 Furthering my education is the fourth thing on my list. I have signed up for the NGS Homestudy Course and will begin next week when the kids go back to school.  I am excited to get started. I know the things I learn will help me with my research. I also will continue to attend webinars, listen to podcasts, blogradio and attend meetings in SL.  I love being able to take advantage of all the many topics available and learning from the best in the genealogy community!
 Then of course is the seemingly never ending scanning! That would be goal number five. There are so many pictures and documents that I need to scan. I got a Flip-Pal for Christmas and have been scanning away ever since. This may be one goal I can actually reach!
  There are many more things I would like to do in the next year as far as discovering who my people were and how they lived.  If I can manage these goals maybe I can complete others along the way!


Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas! A 1955 Moment In Time

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Azile Daughrity Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009) and Frank Sullivan, Jr. (1923-2004)
Christmas 1955

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blog Caroling

 This year I am excited to join FootnoteMaven's tradition of Blog Caroling!
   Every year my family has a Christmas Eve program. It is a fun time to be together, to sing, laugh and feel the spirit of Christmas. Several years ago we discovered that the song "Breath of Heaven" by Amy Grant went exactly with a church video about the Savior. We have shown it at the end of our program ever since. Youtube makes it easier for us now!

Enjoy and Happy Blog Caroling!

Wordless Wednesday- William A. McManus' Headstone


                                   W.A.McManus born June 4, 1854 died September 13, 1914
              "Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on his gentle breast, there my savior has gone     before me to fulfill my soul's request".         
                                            Pisgah Church Cemetery, Sumter County, South Carolina