Cheri Passey


Cheri Passey

About Cheri 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: Organization-Where Do You Put Your Stuff? 1

GeneaChat: Organization-Where Do You Put Your Stuff? Seems like every January we start planning and thinking about our lives. We make goals and decide we are finally going to get organized. As genealogists, we often end up with piles of papers. Documents, things we’ve printed, mail, photos, books, etc. We have to- do files that never seen to get done […]


GeneaChat: DNA-Has it Solved a Puzzle -Recap-What are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat: DNA-Has it Solved a Puzzle -Recap-What are Y’all Saying? Did you hear how many DNA kits ancestry.com sold on Black Friday? The report was 1.5 million! DNA testing to help with our genealogy puzzles has become very popular and now the pool of testers has gotten even bigger. This season of giving has many handing out those tests. What […]


GeneaChat: Native American Ancestry. A Part of Your Family Tree? -Recap-What are Y’all Saying? 2

This month we have been discussing Native American roots and rumors in our family tree. Many of you have family lore of a member of your ancestral lines being full or part “Indian”. You have photos of people who “looked” the part. Some have been able to verify these tales by using a genealogy paper trail or DNA results. So, […]


GeneaChat: Native American Ancestry. A Part of Your Family Tree? 3

GeneaChat: Native American Ancestry. A Part of Your Family Tree? My mom was very close to her paternal grandfather William Treadford Roberts (1894-1959). She spent many hours with him sitting on his lap and listening to him read to her or tell her stories. One of those was his tale of a Cherokee maternal ancestor. Like many families in the […]


GeneaChat: Last Leaves-Where Are You Stuck~Recap. What Are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat7: Last Leaves-Where Are You Stuck~Recap. What Are Y’all Saying? As we climb our family tree, we come to point where we are not able to go further. We are stuck. Records seem to be lost, destroyed or never created. Our attempts to move back another generation are frustrating and sometimes feel hopeless. This month we have been sharing information […]