Sunday, January 23, 2022

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 add 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: 

Attending the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy course "Operation Jumpstart: Beyond the Basics of Military Research" with course coordinator Michael Strauss, AG was a whole week of happy dance moments! My goal in taking the course was to up my knowledge of researching in military records and gt some clues on finding information about the Soldiers in my family tree.  I learned so much about different types of records, how laws affect what may be available, how to work through Soldiers with the same name and how to find bounty land records. Besides Michael Strauss who is an expert on military records,, I also had the opportunity to learn from:

Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL

Lori Berdak Miller

Judy G Russell, JD, CG, CGL

Richard G. Sayre, CG, CL, FUGA

Gerald H. "Jerry" Smith. CG

All excellent instructors who gave me so many ideas on where and how to find information needed for many of my ancestors. 

I highly recommend this course!

Have you had a chance to take this or another SLIG course?

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What's your Happy Dance Moment?

Please share and let's celebrate together!


                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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