Hopes and Dreams: In Their Own Words Recap – What are Y’all Saying? 1

This month is all about learning about your family from journals, diaries, letters or anything else they may have written in their own words.

The question is- What have you discovered to help you better understand the people on your family tree? What did they say in their own words?

So, what are y’all saying?

Liz Gauffreau left this comment:

I remember growing up in the 1960s that my mother and her mother exchanged weekly letters, my grandmother’s on her signature blue stationary written with a fountain pen. It seems so quaint now.”
What wonderful memories Liz! Thanks for sharing!

Bethany (Jensen) Maddox said:

Oh, I love this idea! I don’t have much “in their own words,” but I do have a couple of things. Thank you for the blog post idea!

Bethany, I hope you will share a link to your post once you finish writing it! Glad you like the prompt!

This comment was left by Cathy Meder-Dempsey

I haven’t found letters or journals written by my ancestors. But I’ve saved many letters I’ve received over the years from friends and family. Someday I will re-read them and hope to find things I’ve forgotten about.

Cathy, happy to get you thinking about those letters!

Thanks, everyone for your comments this month. Sounds like this topic got many thinking about rereading and creating blog posts.

How about you?

It’s never too late to be part of the fun. If you missed the original post, here’s where to find it, “Hopes and Dreams – In Their Own Words.

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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.

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  • Cheri Hudson Passey
    Cheri Hudson Passey Post author

    Elizabeth Smith Walker sent me this link to add to the recap!
    “My Father’s Voice” is a touching read as she shares letters her father wrote to family members. Thanks so much for sharing, Elizabeth!