Sunday, March 10, 2024

Celebration Sunday: Genealogy Happy Dance-RootsTech 2024!

 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 that you found the document, contacted a cousin with the family Bible, made a DNA connection, or found a 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 weekly series enables 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.

My Happy Dance this week?

 RootsTech 2024 is over, and I am still doing the happy dance as I reflect on my experiences while attending. It was a week to celebrate, from the keynote speakers to my duties in the Media Hub, teaching classes, and meeting up with friends!

And, of course, there was the opportunity to research in the FamilySearch Library.

There's no way to choose a favorite part. 

Check out the video of some of the highlights.

Did you attend RootsTech 2024?
What will you always remember?

Want to watch or rewatch the Keynotes or recorded classes?
Click here.

What's your Happy Dance Moment?

 Please share, and let's celebrate together!

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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. I still remember a happy-dance moment from a number of years ago at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston. I was trying to find evidence of the maiden name of a very distant female ancestor, Rebecca, who married John Kent of Newbury. It was my last day at NEHGS, and it was getting close to closing time. I thought Rebecca’s last name was Somerby, but I was looking for evidence. I was scrolling through Massachusetts probate records and found a will from Rebecca’s childless brother, which mentioned his “sister Kent’s children” and then listed the children by name. The children’s names matched those of John and Rebecca’s children. I quickly made a scan of the probate file right before the library closed. That was a very satisfying moment.

    1. What a great happy dance moment! Thanks so much for sharing!