Cheri Hudson Passey


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, […]


Genealogical Proof Standard – A Guide for Your Genealogy Journey

On Sunday November 5th, the IDG Academy is starting its new class the Genealogical Proof Standard – A Guide for Your Genealogy Journey taught by the very talented Cheri Hudson Passey. In the class, the 5 Elements of the GPS will be discussed and put into practice. Weekly content includes what exactly is reasonably exhaustive search, why and how to […]


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 […]


GeneaChat: Last Leaves – Where Are You Stuck? 6

GeneaChat: Last Leaves – Where Are You Stuck? Who are the last leaves on your family tree? You know, those people who are the last on our pedigree charts. The ones we refer to as brick walls. We all have them. Sometimes, there simply is no information available to move past those leaves and add another. Other times, it’s a […]