Sunday, September 23, 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 this week:

This week has been a very hard one for my family. Hurricane Florence scared us all as it came barrelling towards our coast in eastern SC. Luckily by the time it arrived, it had been downgraded to a tropical storm. Personally, the only damage my house suffered was a few shingles blown away. The storm may have left, but the rain deposited over 4 days has left our rivers and waterways in danger of flooding. Many have had to evacuate from their homes. My parents may have to in a few days if water begins rising as predicted in their neighborhood.
What then could I have to celebrate? We are well and no one was injured. That is a cause for joy!
Like all during stressful times, we need things that get us to take our mind off of what is happening and for me two events this week helped.
First was the season premiere of BYUtv's Relative Race! It was so great to take an hour to think about something else and be entertained!
If you've never heard of or seen this genealogy tv show, here's the link.

GenFriends, a genealogy chat show I host will be discussing the episodes each week. It's so much fun to get together and talk about genealogy and we love it when the race is on!
Here's the link to see what we thought about episode 1 of season 4.

The second event helping me to get through the week was the announcement on the opening of registration for RootsTech 2019. 
I think you all know how much I love this fabulous conference and being able to register is one step closer to attending again!

Did you see the announcement and the link to register? If not, here it is! 

Most of all, I want to thank all who checked on my family and me over the last couple of weeks. Feeling your love and prayers is truly the best happy dance of all!

What is your happy dance moment for 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!
Helping you climb your family tree,


  1. Glad to hear you had little impact from the hurricane. I'd never heard of Relative Race - thanks for the new show to watch - just watched episode 1 of season 1, I'm hooked!!

  2. Just caught up with episode 1. Hoping to catch episode 2 before MwM today as I am sure it will get a mention. Look forward to your discussion of episode 2 wish I could join you but the time difference doesn't allow.
    Will miss you at RootsTech 2019 but I know next year is going to be awesome. GOONS 40th anniversary conference, The Genealogy Show and RootsTech London in the same year.
    So glad you survived the storm. We have started getting the tail end of some of the storms and had a dislodged roof tile this week. Can only imagine how bad tropical storms and hurricanes can be, hope your parents don't get flooded and everyone continues to be safe.

    1. Thanks Hillary. It would be awsome to have you join us! Too bad the time isn't good for you!