Sunday, May 6, 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. 

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.

 I LOVE attending genealogy conferences. This week the National Genealogical Society held it's annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Unfortunately, I was unable to go. I was able to listen to two days of livestream presentations though!

What a lineup speakers! Day one I learned about 
Researching African American ancestors who were enslaved-LaBrenda Garratt
Revolutionary War Loyalists-Terry Koch-Bostic
Y DNA Tests-Diahan Southard
Why cousins are important in DNA testing-Angie Bush
Native American DNA-Blaine Bettinger.
Each of these talks related to either my family or my clients. I came away filled with new thoughts and ideas for research!

Day 2 was just as powerful:
Researching the locations of your ancestors for context and history-Angela Packer McGhie
Figuring out  same named people-Elizabeth Shown Mills
The GPS and DNA-Judy Russell
Using analysis strategies for problem solving-Elissa Scalise Powell
Again, all of these BCG Skill building presentations were things I needed to hear and will be working to put into practice. 

My Happy Dance this week was the opportunity to sit at home and learn from each of these wonderful genealogists. Did I wish I was there in person? Oh, yes! But very grateful for the technology available to bring these lessons into our home. 

What had you dancing 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!
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