Sunday, June 28, 2020

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. 

Share by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section or you may also put a link to a blog post telling about what had you dancing this week.

My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 
To prepare for an upcoming virtual institute class, I attended a Zoom meeting to get the students acquainted with the technology we would be using.  During the meeting, I received a private message. It turns out someone else attending the meeting had a genealogy connection with one of my ancestors! We are both descendants of Benjamin Reese Gibson of Clarendon County, SC.  Me through this man who was my 3rd great grandfather, a slaveholder, and the person who contacted me through one of his enslaved. 
We will work together to share records and information on the family.
Genealogy Serendipity strikes again!

What had you doing the Happy Dance 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. While reviewing research notes on my Nottinghamshire Butler family, I found that several children that only lived a few days (including a set of twins) had not been entered into FamilySearch. (This family reused the names of babies who only lived a few days.) Tender mercy that the short lives of these precious babies are now documented with their parents!