Sunday, January 7, 2018

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:  Putting classes together to teach others genealogy methodology always teaches me things too! This week as I looked for photos and documents to add to a powerpoint presentation, I discovered two things I had somehow overlooked. First, I found the World War II Discharge Certificate for my paternal grandfather. Now, I knew I had it, but I must have never really looked at it because it gave a description! My grandfather died when I was a teenager and most of my memories are faded. The photos I have of him are mostly in black and white with the color ones not close enough for a detail I had not remembered. He had grey eyes. Grey! 
Second, I found a love letter written from my dad to my mom! This folded up piece of paper was inside an envelope full of other family "stuff". How had I not seen this before? It appears to have been written not long before they were married. I am thrilled to have found it and am making plans to do something special with it for them for Valentines Day!!
The moral of the story? Go back over your files, look through all those envelopes of stuff again.
You never know what you may find that will have you doing that Happy Dance!!

                                                                                    Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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