Cheri Hudson Passey


Cheri Hudson Passey

About Cheri Hudson Passey

Cheri Hudson Passey is a Professional Genealogist, Instructor, Writer and Speaker. She is the owner of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC which provides research services as well as instruction and coaching though her Genealogy 1-on-1 classes. Born in South Carolina, Cheri has roots in the state for many generations. Her blog Carolina Girl Genealogy has helped tell the story of these ancestors and her research process. You can contact Cheri by email Cheri@carolinagirlgenealogy.com or by visiting her blog Carolina Girl Genealogy. Cheri Hudson Passey writes the Modus Operandi column for Going In-Depth Magazine.


GeneaChat: What are Y’all Saying? -April Showers ~Weather in Your Family Tree Recap

GeneaChat: What are Y’all Saying? -April Showers ~Weather in Your Family Tree Recap This month we have been thinking about and sharing the affects weather had on our ancestors. Farmers depended on good weather for their crops; extreme conditions may have caused death or destruction of property. As we struggle through weather conditions today that can change our lives, so […]


GeneaChat: April Showers ~ Weather in Your Family Tree 2

Natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards can change the life of a family. Droughts bring the loss of crops and death of farm animals. Each of these weather-related events have a major impact on a community, living conditions and health of our ancestors. Lives and memories are wiped out and people are forced to relocate. Turning to newspapers, […]


GeneaChat: Beware the Ides of March – Recap – What are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat: Beware the Ides of March – Recap – What are Y’all Saying? What a fun topic this month! Now, I know that sounds weird because we’re talking about causes of death, but some of your responses have been quite interesting and unique! This time the twitter verse has been especially vocal on this subject. The following responses were all […]


GeneaChat: Beware the Ides of March ~ Causes of Death in Your Family Tree 2

GeneaChat: Beware the Ides of March ~ Causes of Death in Your Family Tree As we collect and record death information on the members of our family tree, we come across some interesting details about the cause of death. These can be found on death certificates, in obituaries, medical records, newspaper articles and other places. Often, we look for the […]


GeneaChat: Reporting on the Past – Recap – What are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat: Newspapers-Reporting on the Past-Recap-What are Y’all Saying? This month we have been sharing our experience with newspaper research. There is so much beyond finding obituaries. So, what were y’all saying? Dawn Williams-Kogutkiewicz said: I found an uncle by marriage was a bootlegger! He was a bootlegged margarine during the depression! Terri O’Connell writes: I have found so many things […]


GeneaChat: Newspapers – Reporting on the Past 2

I love using newspapers in my genealogy research! There are so many things you can learn about your family. We usually think of obituaries, but there is so much more! Marriage notices, birth announcements, lists of who participated in community events, who ran for offices and lists of widows who received pensions are just some of the things found in […]