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Sardis Senior Center Holds Monthly Genealogical Workshop

Jackie Brandu, Marecia Phillips, Wanda Tillman Maness, Patty Fisher, and Judith Hart Willis stand with Wanda’s hand fashioned and framed family tree at the Sardis Senior Center’s genealogy day.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

The Sardis Senior Center keeps busy with an array of events. Director Tammie Martin said that on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, they have a genealogical workshop.

“Sometimes we just get together and share ideas and research, other times we have a speaker,” said Judith Hart Willis.

For Wednesday’s session, Judith was joined by Jackie Brandu, Marecia Phillips, Wanda Maness, and Patty Fisher, who all shared where their families came from, representing some of the oldest names in Sardis and Henderson County.

Jackie Brandu said that she had moved to Sardis about five months ago, from “that place that’s about to slide into the ocean,” and just loves her new neighbors and their love of history.

Wanda Maness brought two homemade genealogical charts. One was an older one for her husband’s side of the family, and one for her ancestry was in a presentation frame. “I’ve worked on these for decades,” she said.

And the charts were just the tip of the iceberg, Wanda brought several albums that she had put together. They were separated by family with index sheets and were accompanied by information that she had gathered on each family. Each person was identified in each photo, with the…

For the complete story, see the January 19th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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