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

About Me


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Cheri Hudson Passey has been researching her family and helping others get started with their research since the early 1980's. Born in Camden, South Carolina, her ancestors have been in the state for many generations. She is truly a "Carolina Girl". A love of History and Genealogy has grown into a passion for not only for researching name, dates and places, but for adding flesh on the bones with family pictures, stories, and ephemera.

Cheri is the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC. Along with traditional client research, her Genealogy 1-on-1 Research Services include classes that provide individual and group instruction as well as coaching for all levels and needs. She also enjoys speaking and writing on the many aspects of family history.

Cheri is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, The NextGen Genealogy Network, APG-SL Chapter, The South Carolina Historical Society, The South Carolina Genealogical Society, The North Carolina Genealogical Society, and several South Carolina Genealogy Societies. She currently serves as the President of the Grand Strand Genealogy Club.

Her blog, Carolina Girl Genealogy has been instrumental in connecting with and sharing information about her family and the research process.

Cheri Hudson Passey writes the Modus Operandi column for the magazine Going In Depth from the In-Depth Genealogist and is a twice monthly contributor to their blog. She also contributes to the World Wide Genealogy Blog as well as writing guest posts for community and industry blogs.

A mother of 11 and grandmother of 15, Cheri lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she enjoys spending time at the beach-usually reading a genealogy book, patrolling for sea turtles and being with her family.

Contact Cheri: Cheri@carolinagirlgenealogy.com
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