Sunday, July 14, 2019

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.

Field Trip for the Grand Strand Genealogy Club
Attending the SC Genealogical Society Workshop with Keynote Blaine T. Bettinger
July 2019

My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 
I love genealogy events! 
Anytime we can get together with others who are interested in learning about researching their families it is a joy!
The past few days, I have attended the South Carolina Genealogical Society Workshop held annually at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
The event started out with a lock-in at the Richland County Library Research room. 

Research Room at the Richland County Main Library, Columbia, SC

This is a wonderful place to search for your SC ancestors!

With Blaine after his fabulous 4 presentations!

Keynote Speaker for the two-day workshop was Blaine T. Bettinger! 
Anyone who has heard Blaine speak knows how good he is at explaining DNA tools and methodologies. 
There were other great classes and a chance to research at the archives.
In fact, for the first time, the archives stayed open until 8pm so we had time after the last session to take advantage of all their resources! 

Cousin Marilyn Trevino 

Cousin Guerry Felder

One of the best parts of attending a genealogy event?
The people! It's so much fun to meet new people and connect with old friends!

My roommates
Judy Lake and Kathleen Keenan

Wouldn't be the same without Robin and Ellis!!

Always good to see Lisa!

Blaine joined us for dinner! 

Dinner with friends from The Grand Stand Genealogy Club,
Blaine Bettinger, Lisa Lisson, and Robin Foster with her husband Ellis Mc

My Happy Dance moment? Attending the 2019 SC Genealogical Society Summer Workshop!

Make plans to join me next year July 10-11! J. Mark Lowe and Diahan Southard have been announced as featured speakers!! The workshop is always held at the Archives in Columbia, SC,

What's 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!
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