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, September 28, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Sept. 29~
  On this day 70 years ago, my maternal Grandfather, Gilbert Ernest Roberts,Sr. (1920-1944) was killed in action while serving in the US Marine Corps during WWII.  His death occurred during a battle on Peleliu Island in the South Pacific. Gilbert was 24 years old and left a wife and two children. He is buried in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina.

Oct. 2~
  The 158th birthday of my maternal Great Great Grandmother, Francis Virginia McRady McManus (1856-1903). Fannie was born in Sumter County, South Carolina and was the daughter of  Thomas McRady (1821-1896) and Mary Jane Brown (1821-1894).  

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Monday, September 22, 2014

One Lovely Blog Award-My Thanks and Nominations

 Yesterday, I was nominated for the "One Lovely Blog Award" by Valerie Hughs, author of  Genealogy With Valerie .
 Thank you so much, Valerie! What a great list of Blogs to be included in!
Now, I have to do my part in passing this award on.

                 Here are the rules for this award:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to that blog
  2. Share Seven things about yourself
  3. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire (or as many as you can think of!)
  4. Contact your bloggers to let them know that you’ve tagged them for the One Lovely Blog Award

Seven Things About Myself
1) I am the mother of 11 and grandmother of  15.
2) My father served in the USAF and I was lucky enough to live for a time in Bermuda and England.
3) I was born in SC and most of my ancestors, for many generations, are South Carolinian's.
4) I began researching my family over 30 years ago.
5) I love teaching people how to begin researching their family.
6) Indexing is one of the ways I relax.
7) And something not genealogy related...I am a Sea Turtle Patrol Volunteer.

Blogs that I admire:
  There are so many wonderful blogs out there! Here are some that I would like to nominate:
2) The Pendleton Genealogy Post by Catherine Pendleton
3) Saving Stories by Robin Foster
4) Tonia's Roots by Tonia Kendrick
5) Sally Searches by Sally Knudsen
6) Beautiful Water Genealogy  by Christine McCloud
7) West in New England by Bill West
8) Are My Roots Showing? by Jenny Lanctot
8)  My Adventures in Genealogy by Liz Loveland
9) Jollette Etc. by Wendy Mathias 
10) Leaves and Branches by Colleen Pasquale
11) Genealogy by Ginger by Ginger Smith
12) The Dead Librarian by Debbie Bloom
13) A Family Tapestry by Jaqi Stevens
14) Beth's Genealogy Blog by Beth Sparrow
15) A Sense of Family by Shelley Bishop

  Thanks to all the Genealogy Bloggers that I nominated plus those who have already been and will be nominated by others. Your stories, experiences and how to ideas help me as I research and write my blog.
I will be contacting all 15 on my list. 
Thanks again for the nomination, Valerie!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Sept. 21-Sept. 27

Sept. 24~
   Manning David Daughrity ( 1844-1918), my Great Great Grandfather, was born 170 years ago in the Spring Hill area of Sumter County,South Carolina. Manning was the son of William J. Dorrity (1820-Aft. 1897) and Martha Mathis (1820-1905).   

Sept. 27~
    My paternal 3rd Great Grandmother, Matilda C. Martin (1812-1876) died 138 years ago in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina.  Matilda is buried in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville next to her husband William A.Martin (1813-1887).

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Genealogist's Guide to Richmond,Virginia-Book Review

Disclaimer: This book review is at the request of author Shannon Combs-Bennett. No payment was given for this review. A copy of the book was mailed to me free of charge.

   A Genealogist's Guide to Richmond,Virginia, was written by Shannon Combs-Bennett and published by The In-Depth Genealogist in May 2014.

  From information on the history of Richmond, to packing lists, restaurants, ATM machines , maps of places to visit and repositories to research, this book is a must for those who are not familiar with the city and would like to be prepared for a successful visit.

  Here's a look at the Table of Contents:

Packing Checklist
Downtown Richmond
City Safety Guide
Public Transportation
    ATM's & Banks
    Convenience Stores
Richmond Area
    Genealogy Attractions
    Other Attractions
Day-Trips (within 2-hours drive)
      Genealogy Attractions
       Other Attractions
Links for More Information

 To purchase a copy of A Genealogist's Guide to Richmond,Virginia in either paperback ($9.99) or .pdf ($4.99) format go to  The In-Depth Genealogist Shop.
 The time it will save in planning your next research trip to Richmond is well worth the price!

Thanks to Shannon Combs-Bennett and The In-Depth Genealogist for making this book available. I am looking forward to future Genealogist's Guides for other cities.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Sept. 14-Sept. 20


An empty calendar again this week. 

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Sept.7-Sept. 13

Sept. 9~
   Thomas McRady (1821-1896), my maternal 3rd Great Grandfather, would have been 193 years old.  Tom lived in the Springhill area of Sumter County, South Carolina. 

Sept. 13~
   My  maternal Great Great Grandfather, William Amos McManus (1854-1914), died 100 years ago. He is buried in the Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, SC. 

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