"Who are their People? My grandmother used to ask me this whenever we discussed anyone. She wanted to know family connections. Like her I want to know "My People". This blog is about that discovery.

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).  

 Are we kin? Please contact me: Cheripass@aol.com. Together we can find our people!
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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!