Sunday, May 20, 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.

My Happy Dance moment this week:

Writing posts about our ancestors is one of the best ways to make contact with others who are seeking information about them. From time to time I receive a message from someone who found me via my blog and wants to connect. It happened again this week. An email came from someone who was helping with locating family members of the 504th Parachute Infantry Division who had served in WWII. My great uncle Edman George Roberts (1922-1943) was one of those men.
A photo collage was created using a photo of Edman to honor his service. Edman did not come home from the war but is still listed as Missing In Action. In addition to the photo, a jump will be held in his honor in a few weeks. His photo will then be placed on the wall of the plane along with others who have been so honored.
 The discovery lead me to a researcher who is looking into the company Edman was assigned to when he went missing, the story the family has told of his plane going down seems not to be true after all. Was Edman captured and held hostage? Time will tell as more research is done by those gathering information about the details of Company G.
My services have been requested to help find the descendants of other members of this company. Some made it home, but others like Edman are MIA.
As so many times before, family stories need to be researched and the truths pulled out of records that may be available.
A family mystery? Yep! That has me dancing this week!!

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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