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.

School Days Recap – What are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat: School Days Recap – What are Y’all Saying? Facebook and other social media platforms are full of back to school photos! From pre-k to college kids and adults are putting away their summer toys and getting back to the books. This month we have been geneachatting about memories surrounding the educational pursuits of our current family or those of […]


In Search of a Prize Winner

Recently, during a barn clearance, the broken top of a goblet was unearthed. The inscription read “Won by E S Gatlow/Catlow” (the script is unclear), Lorne House, Uppingham 1891. Never one to ignore a challenge, I set out to track down the prize winner. I was aware that Uppingham was a prestigious private school, in what used to be Rutland, […]


School Days – Your Ancestor’s School Records 10

School Days – Your Ancestor’s School Records Summer has sped by so fast! It’s time to begin thinking about back to school for those of us who live in North America and other places. Do you have school records your ancestor’s school days? Have you found yearbooks, photos, report cards or assignments saved over the years? What have you learned […]


Going Further Back

We all have them, those pesky ancestors who’ve been lurking at the top of a branch of our family tree for years, or even decades. They seem to have come from nowhere. We are desperately searching for their parents so we can extend the line but the necessary records elude us. The first step is to revisit the life of […]


Oh. The Places You’ll Go! – Recap – What are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat: Oh. The Places You’ll Go! – Recap-What are Y’all Saying? The month of July has been all about sharing where we have gone to research our ancestors and where we are planning to go. Do you have a genealogy trip bucket list? There is nothing like visiting the towns, counties and countries our family lived in. Visiting sites in […]