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, November 19, 2017

This Week On My Family History Calendar

November 19-November 25

Nov. 22~
    My paternal grandfather, Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976), was born 99 years ago in Clarendon County, South Carolina. He was the only child of John McSwain Hudson (1880-1961) and Louvinia Blanche (Thames) Hudson (1886-1918). 
Benjamin Allen Hudson
About 1920
Clarendon County, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

 William Gordon Bonner Stukes (1745-?), my paternal 6th great grandfather, was born 272 years ago in Cambridge, England.

Nov. 23~
 Ellen Caroline (Martin) Early (1850-1926), my paternal great great grandmother, died 90 years ago in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina. She was 76 years old. Ellen is buried in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina.

 The 197th wedding anniversary of my paternal 4th great grandparents, John Milton Dargan (1799-1847) and Emily Elizabeth (Vaughn) Dargan (1897-1865). They were married in 1820 when John was 20 and Emily 23. Their marriage most likely took place in Sumter District, South Carolina.

Nov. 24~
  Frances Virginia (McRady) McManus (1836-1903), my maternal great great grandmother, died 114 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina at the age of 47. Fannie is buried in the Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina.
Fannie McManus
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

 My paternal 5th Great Grandfather, Philip Roberts (1763-1854) died 163 years ago in Harrison County, Kentucky.

This date also marks the 129th anniversary of the death of my paternal Great Great Grandfather, Ransom Taylor Early (1829-1888).  Ransom was 76 years old when he died in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina. He is buried in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville.

Ransom Taylor Early
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Statesville, Irdell, North Carolina
Photo Credit: Joy Steele-findagrave.com Contributor
Used with permission

Who are you remembering this week?
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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:  
 Teaching genealogy classes is something I really enjoy doing. This week, finding out some advice to a student about where to possibly locate needed records which resulted in success had me dancing!
There's not much better for a genealogist to locate the information long sought after for an ancestor. 
My week was made as I celebrated with my student. 

What had you dancing this week?                                                                                    

                                                        Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Win a Free 4-Day Pass to RootsTech 2018!

As a RootsTech 2018 Ambassador, I am pleased to be able to give a way a free 4-day pass (a $279 value) to the biggest genealogy conference in the world! It will be held from February 28-March 3, 2018 in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
What does the pass include?

Airfare, Hotel, Meals, Luncheons, Paid Workshops or other expenses are not included.

Entering is easy! Click on the button on the right to follow my blog,
 like my Facebook page Carolina Girl Genealogy, follow me on Twitter , Instagram and Pinterest.
 Each of these will be considered a separate entry! So that means you have 5 chances to win!
 Leave a message on either of these platforms and let me know you have followed and where. Already a follower? Leave a comment telling me where!
The winner will be chosen by a random drawing and will be sent information on registering.
Planning on being there and purchased a pass? No problem! If you are the winner you will be receive a refund.
Contest begins Saturday, November 18 and ends Sunday, November 26 at midnight ET.
The winner will be announced on Monday, November 27.

In case you are still wondering if RootsTech is where you want to be at the end of February, check out the Why Attend page and my blog posts from last year!
Wednesday at RootsTech -Inspiration, Friends and Fun
Thursday at RootsTech-Tradition, Connection and Song
Friday at RootsTech-Laughter, Tears and Smiles
Saturday at RootsTech-Keynotes, Vendors and Genfriends

So what are you waiting for? Enter today!
RootsTech is a genealogy party! You don't want to miss it!

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