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, February 18, 2018

Celebration Sunday~Genealogy Happy Dance!

You know the dance. You know you've done it. The one every researcher does after finding something new. The one where you want to jump up and down and shout to everyone around that you found the document, contacted a cousin who has the family Bible, made a DNA connection or found a whole new branch to your tree. The one that is met with glazed stares and eye rolls.
                                                          Celebration Sunday is a place to share your discoveries. 
This is a weekly series to enable everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. This can be done by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section. You may also put a link to a blog post.?

My Happy Dance This Week:  
This week, my facebook feed has been full of memories posted by friends of our moments from past RootsTech conferences. It has been so much fun to see this photos again and get excited about attending the conference again. It's almost time! Will I see you there?

                                                                                   Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

South Carolina Places~The South Carolina Room at Chapin Memorial Library

South Carolina is beautiful and full of history. 
This series highlights places around the state where you can go to learn, experience and research.

The Shirley Walker Boone South Carolina Room at the Chapin Memorial Library is a resource for those researching in Horry County and other places in the state or those nearby.

Located at 400 14th Ave North in Myrtle Beach, it is open each day except Sunday at 9am.
Closing times vary throughout the week so check the website or call 843-918-1275 before you plan a visit.

Chapin Memorial Library
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

On the second floor of the library, the room provides access to many books on the county and state, maps and a microfilm machine for viewing census records. There are videos to watch containing oral histories of Horry County and a set of CD sets of records from South Carolina and neighboring states.
There are tables and chairs to spread out your research and sit and read as you discover information on your ancestors. 

Outside the room, there are shelves with genealogy periodicals from local, state and national genealogical societies. Magazines and genealogy how-to books are also available.

Chapin Library also has subscriptions to several genealogy sites such as Ancestry and My Heritage. In order to access these, you must have a Chapin Library card. There are several public computers available near the research room.

Over the last few years, the staff has begun a digitization program featuring obituaries from Horry County newspapers, and other items from the county's history. 

This is an ongoing project and can be found by searching the library's online catalog. Just drill down to "Digitized Collection"  on the search page.

You can also find a booklet called "Beginning Genealogy" to help get you started on your genealogy journey. This booklet was produced and continues to be updated by The Grand Strand Genealogy Club which meets at the library on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. The club is free and all are welcome to attend.

Have you utilized the resources in the Shirley Walker Boone South Carolina Room at Chapin Memorial Library? What discoveries did you make?

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Finding Love

My parents are an inspiration. 
In their 58 years of marriage, they have experienced the joy of family, the pain of being apart during dad's tour of duty in Viet Nam plus his other assignments with the Air Force and the heartache of debilitating illness.

This Valentines Day I honor them with this Adobe Spark video for their example of love, moving past difficulties and commitment through adversity.

Happy Valentines Day, Mom and Dad!

This post was written for this week's 52 Ancestors blog prompt "Valentine" from Amy Johnson Crow.

Do you have examples of enduring love in your family tree?

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