Sunday, April 24, 2022

Celebration Sunday-Genealogy Happy Dance! Mom's Scrapbook


 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 add 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.

The Scrapbook Cover

3rd Grade phot I had not seen before!

Cousin Photos

The missing photo

My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

My mom put together a scrapbook when she was a teenager.  It includes photos, report cards, ephemera from dances,  school and church events, and fun with friends.  Unfortunately, it hasn't survived well and a few years ago it fell apart when being moved.   I decided it was time to go through it.

So many fun things are included. Some of the photos I have never seen before and some are labeled as having been in the scrapbook at one time but are no longer there.    One missing photo was labeled  "Daddy, Gil, and me".  A photo I have never seen of my mother, her father who died in WWII, and her little brother. Oh, to find that photo somewhere! 

There are photos of her cousins-some of whom are no longer with us- that I will share with their families.  It has been so fun to go through her memories. Those things that she cared enough to keep and place in her scrapbook.  I am going to try to put it back together the best I can and then scan each page. 

I also plan to share the scans with mom and ask her to tell me about each item.

What fun that will be!   

What's 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!

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