Sunday, May 17, 2020

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 for this week: 

This week, I was honored to be interviewed by Bernice Bennett on her Blog Talk Radio Show "Researching in the National Archives and Beyond".  The topic was Descendants of Slaves & Slave Holders Sharing Records.  For anyone who may have missed it and would like to listen here's the link.
Bernice and I discussed the importance of helping each other connect by sharing the records we find as we research.  Being a guest on the show was a happy dance moment in and of itself, but there was more! Later that day, I received an email from a defendant of one of my ancestors. Her family was enslaved by them. We met a few years before and discussed working together but life got in the way.  She heard me speak and reached out.
Hopefully, this time we will continue the conversation and be able to share records and connect the family.  I am thrilled! A very special Happy Dance!

What had you doing the Happy Dance 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. Good one! My happy dance this week has been finding more Seaver/Sever folks in records and adding them to my RootsMagic tree. Found about 50 Severs in England and today about 40 Sever folks in New Jersey that I've added. The keyboard is smoking!