Sunday, April 25, 2021

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: 

Last week I told you my happy dance was being asked to be a participant in the WikiTree Challenge.
For a week, volunteers from WikiTree work on cleaning up my ancestor's profile pages, look for sources, and try to break through brick walls.  My reveal was live on YouTube this week and they did all that and more! A 100-year-old mystery was solved! A DNA match helped to discover what happened to my missing great great grandfather! Nope, he didn't leave home and never return due to an accident or because he was killed for the money he had with him as family has believed all these years. He moved to Georgia and had another family!!! Wow! I am so grateful for all the volunteers who took the time to work through my tree. I know it was messy, I know there were things I haven't updated. But, that's the story of someone who spends most of their time working on other people's trees.
Thank you WikiTree. Not only have you given me a better-sourced tree, ancestors to get to know, and now a new family to add but you have shown me I need to recommit to researching my own family!

Want to watch the reveal? Click here and see my reaction to learning about the family mystery being solved!

Want to know more about WikiTree? Here's the link!

What is your Happy Dance Moment?
Please share and let's celebrate together!


                                                                                              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!
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