Sunday, August 23, 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: 

Listening to Playback NGS talk about WWI  documents helped me located an index giving me the birth date of my step-grandfather's father. I have been looking for more information on him for years.  I had a possible birth year, but no more. 
I still have much more I need to find, but it's a step! 
Next, I need to get to a FamilySearch Center to see a photo of the original records.

Headstone of Frank Emerson Sullivan, Sr.
Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC

Incidentally, a couple of months ago, I visited this man's gravesite. I told him that I needed his help to find out more about him.  My son asked me what I was doing. I replied I was asking for help from the other side. He just said" cool mom".  When I let my son know he cheered!

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!
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  1. Love this! Glad you found that birth date. FYI. I’ve also stood at the graves of ancestors and asked for their help. In two particular cases, they are, so far, not listening :(

    1. They may be doing there part to help get the record you need in place where you can find it! Hope you "hear" from them soon!