Sunday, September 24, 2017

Celebration Sunday~Genealogy Happy Dance!

You know the dance. You know you've done it. The one every researcher does after finding something new. The one where you want to jump up and down and shout to everyone around that you found the document, contacted a cousin who has the family Bible, made a DNA connection or found a whole new branch to your tree. The one that is met with glazed stares and eye rolls.
                                                          Celebration Sunday is a place to share your discoveries. 
This is a weekly series to enable everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. This can be done by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section. You may also put a link to a blog post.

My Happy Dance This Week:  
This week I had the opportunity to meet with some local genealogists and spend an hour and a half talking about genealogy! We shared our frustrations, suggested solutions and talked about amazing finds. What really had me dancing was when one of the ladies presented us with a handout she brought for each of us. She wanted us to have a copy since she felt it was an important resource. It turned out to be one I had given out during a presentation to the local genealogy club! It was a list of links to various newspaper research sites. Funny and encouraging at the same time. Maybe I am doing OK at presenting information people can use!  What had you dancing this week?

                                                                        Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Helping you climb your family tree,


  1. Over the last two weeks, i have been looking at the census going back to 1790. I saw the evolution of the census but i also looked not only the names but the categories that was listed. The most intriguing was the 1830 census. I have been looking for free blacks and some how i had missed it. Look at all the catogories up to 1940. You might see something you missed.

    1. Looking at the questions asked for each decade is so important. So glad you were able to make the connection you needed. Thanks for sharing!