And The New Location Is…

Filed in Quick Hits, Strictly SC, Welcome by on 4 October 2013 2 Comments
Replica of the State Flag of South Carolina (2012)Photo Credit: “Replica of the State Flag of South Carolina” (2012) by Ron Cogswell Flickr

The Who Hunter Heads South!

And I couldn’t be more excited! Leaving New York is not without its challenges. Real Estate transactions have been known to fall through all the way up to closing (Yikes!) Regardless, the ‘where’ has been decided whether I make it out at the end of October or not. I’m headed to South Carolina! The location will be Mount Pleasant, just across the Coooper River from Charleston. 

Research Opportunities Abound

Honestly, an entire month in the South Carolina Department of Archives and History simply would not be enough time to learn all I seek on the Cathcart line! And that is not the only place, or line, worth looking into. Me thinks FindAGrave.com and BillionGraves.com are about to get a whole bunch of new images. I can’t wait to see where your research takes me as well!

Genealogy Happy Dance

As I type I realize this post is full of exclamation marks but I just can’t help myself!!!! This will be the first time I’ve ever had the opportunity to live where I need to research. With lines spanning most states between Illinois and Texas, Missouri and South Carolina spending the last 20 years in California and New York has been a frustration many genealogoists are all too familiar with. While the internet has certainly been a boon there is no substitute for boots on the ground research.

I’m so close I can almost smell the pluff mud…

by Rorey Cathcart
Copyright (c) 4 October 2013

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Professional genealogist and lecturer. Located in Charleston County, SC. Special research interests in South Carolina, Southern States, Irish Heritage and Migratory Patterns. Researcher for Genealogy Roadshow on PBS seasons two and three.

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  1. Lisa Moncur says:

    Best of luck on the move! That sounds exciting! I can’t wait to see all those new headstone images you get to take! Yay!!

    • Thanks Lisa, the list is long and the smartphone is new but I think I’ll start with Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston. No one has begun that one yet. So looking forward to working in a region where I can work year round rather than miss out on 4-6 months a year to snow and cold!

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