Sunday, July 17, 2022

Celebration Sunday-Genealogy Happy Dance! A Workshop and Big Boxes.


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 that you found the document, contacted a cousin who has the family Bible, made a DNA connection, or found a 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 weekly series enables 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.

1908 Letter Signed by Sarah R. Hudson

Half of One of the Big Boxes!

Diane Richards

LaBranda Garrett

Cousin Marilyn Trevino

Mags Gaulden

My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

Spending time in the Archives and meeting up with genealogy friends last weekend was so much fun. 

It's wonderful to get back to speaking in front of a live audience and meeting up with friends I haven't seen for a couple of years because of COVID.  

I had an amazing experience in the Archives in Columbia, SC. I requested two big boxes of miscellaneous documents to see what they had in them. There were letters, school records, receipt books,  and so many more pieces of paper that had never been indexed.  

Then a family discovery! One box held a letter written by my great great grandmother Sarah R. Hudson and the other one from Sarah's son, my great grandfather, John M. Hudson.  There were also pension receipts for Sarah and even two letters from her son-in-law letting the pension office know she had passed away and that he had paid for her funeral. 

I was astounded that these finds were buried in a big box of miscellaneous items.

What a happy dance moment!

I am planning on writing a post about miscellaneous records and how to look for them when you are researching in the archives. Stay tuned!


What's your Happy Dance Moment?
 Please share, and let's celebrate together!


Share the fun! Click below to tweet this post!

Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Helping you climb your family tree,

No comments:

Post a Comment