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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Next Generation from Legacy Family Tree Webinars

Exciting news this morning from Legacy Family Tree Webinars!

Contact: Geoff Rasmussen FOR RELEASE OCT 27, 2015 5AM
Tel. 800-753-3453

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FamilyTreeWebinars.com unveils next generation of online genealogy education
New mobile-responsive site with new playlist, searching, browsing, and indexed jump-to features now available for all 275 genealogy courses
SURPRISE, Arizona; October 27, 2015—Millennia Corporation, a leader in family history software, today announced the release of a brand new responsive, mobile-friendly website for FamilyTreeWebinars.com, the leading source for online genealogy education. The new site makes it easy to find topics of interest among the now-275 courses in the library. Genealogists will now be able to watch courses on their smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices.
Other new features include:
  • A new search tool to easily find courses.
  • Internal indexing of each individual course to allow easy access and jump to specific topics.
  • A new resume watching feature that lets members pick up where they left off.
  • A playlist to bookmark courses for future review.
  • Presenter pages that feature the individual instructor's courses and materials.
"We're very excited to make learning more accessible to the genealogy community and our members," explained Geoff Rasmussen, host of the webinar series. "Genealogists will be able to find what they need more quickly and watch on the platform of their choice. And they won't have to worry about remembering where they left off. They can focus on increasing their genealogy skills and less on navigating the website."
Rasmussen will demonstrate the enhancements and changes during upcoming free live webinars which are typically held at 2pm eastern every Wednesday. Website users will benefit from the changes immediately and will appreciate the upgrades that were made specifically with them in mind.
The new website can be found at www.familytreewebinars.com
About Millennia Corporation

Millennia Corporation is located in Surprise, Arizona. The company strives to provide top-quality genealogy software so people can record and track their family history. It is also the publisher of the award-winning FamilyTreeWebinars.com webinar series, now with 275 courses of quality genealogy education. For additional information on Millennia or the products they offer visit www.legacyfamilytree.com.

 The Legacy Family Tree Webinars have been an enjoyable part of my genealogy education for several years. Now, they will be even better! If you haven't taken the opportunity to tune in to Webinar Wednesday in the past, I encourage you to take advantage learning from some of the best in the genealogy community.

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Oct. 25-Oct. 31




Oct. 28~
  My paternal Great Great Grandfather, Arthur Wellington Baker (1857-1940), died 75 years ago at the age of 83 in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was buried in the Sumter City Cemetery. 


Arthur Wellington Baker
Marker
Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Oct. 18-Oct. 24




Oct. 20~
  My paternal 4th Great Grandmother, Emily Elizabeth (Vaughn) Dargan (1795-1863) was born 218 years ago. She lived most of her life in Sumter District, South Carolina and may have been born there as well. Her parents were William Vaughn (1764-1857) and Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859).

Oct. 22~
  Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity (1894-1936), my maternal Great Grandmother was born 121 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina. Her parents were William A. McManus (1854-1914) and Frances "Fannie" Virginia (McRady) McManus (1856-1903).  Etta is said to have been adopted. 


Loretta "Etta" (McManus) Daughrity
About 1904

Oct. 24~
    The 22nd anniversary of the death of my paternal Great Great Grandmother is on this day. Emma Ruth (Baker) Early (1901-1993) died in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina from congestive heart failure at the age of 92.  She is buried in Sumter Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina.


Emma Ruth (Baker) Early
Marker
Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina


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Friday, October 16, 2015

Grandmother Bessie~Wish I Had Known Her!

  My maternal Great Great Grandmother, Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943) was said by some to be a colorful character. 

Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price
1878-1943
                                            One of Bessie's Granddaughters described her personality in a letter written in 1997:

 "Bessie Price had a great sense of humor, she would tell them never take a trip without an umbrella, raincoat and winter coat because you never know what the weather was going to do. Bessie never came for a visit without her umbrella, raincoat and overcoat. No matter how hot it was. I don't remember Grandma Roberts going anywhere without those things. She also took food along. They enjoyed Bessie's visits because she would always make them laugh. Bessie would put cans in her windows at night to make sure she would wake up if someone broke in."

  I would have loved to have known her!

Do you have colorful characters in your tree? 


This post was written for week 41-Colorful - 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2015 Edition by Amy Johnson Crow.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Oct. 11-Oct. 17



Oct. 11~
 My paternal Great Great Grandfather, Ezra Ashby Hudson (1821-1882) was born 194 years ago in Darlington District, South Carolina. He was the son of Jacob Hudson (1788-1870) and Mary (?).

 Mary Jane (Brown) McRady, my maternal 3rd Great Grandmother (1821-1894), died 121 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina. She is buried in the Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Pisgah Crossroad, Sumter, South Carolina. 
Mary Jane (Brown) McRady
Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Picture courtesy Remember Me
Find A Grave 


Oct. 13~
  The 103rd wedding anniversary of my maternal Great Grandparents, Manning David Daughrity, Jr. (1889-1931) and Loretta (McManus) Daughrity (1834-1936). David was 23 and Etta 17 when they married in Bishopville, Lee, South Carolina. 
David and Etta Daughrity
Marriage License 



       My 5th Great Grandmother, Mary Strother Dargan (1772-1822) died 193 years ago in Sumter District, South Carolina.



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Friday, October 9, 2015

October Celebrations~Happy 218th Emily!





  Many October birthdays and anniversaries are on my Family History Calendar. The prompt for week 40 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2015 Edition is about those events.

   The oldest birthday found in October is for my 4th Great Grandmother, Emily Elizabeth Vaughn Dargan (1797-1863).  Emily was born 218 years ago in Sumter District, South Carolina to William Vaughn (1764-1857) and Alice Cook Vaughn (1774-1759).
    Emily married John Milton Dargan (1799-1847) in about 1820 most likely in Sumter District. They raised their 9 children on several acres of land where John was a planter.  Widowed in 1847 at the age of 50, Emily Dargan is listed in both the 1850 and 1860 Sumter District, South Carolina Federal Census. She lived a good life for the time period as her personal property was worth $8,000 and land over $2,000. 

  
Will of Emily Elizabeth Vaughn Dargan
May 1853
Sumter County, SC Will Book D1-E2, 1823-1868, pg. 256

   Her will, probated in 1863, shows a woman of means as she bequeaths several tracks of land to her children along with her carriage and several "servants".   
      
      It is thought that Emily Elizabeth Vaughn Dargan was buried in Dargan Cemetery in Sumter, South Carolina. The cemetery is now part of privately owned land in Sumter.  Many of the graves have been moved throughout the years as the property has changed hands. The headstones of her parents are still visible in  what was once known as Dargan Cemetery.

  Happy 218th Birthday, Emily!


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Oct. 4-Oct. 10 



Oct. 6~
   The 75th anniversary of the wedding of my maternal Grandparents Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Sr. (1920-1944) and Azile Juanita Daughrity (1921-2009).  Gilbert was 20 and Azile 18 when they married in Lancaster, South Carolina in 1940.




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