Sunday, April 7, 2024

Celebration Sunday-Genealogy Happy Dance ! An Open Case on My Great Uncle!


 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 with 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. 
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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 this week?

An open case on my great uncle!

As many of you know, one of my jobs as a genealogist is for the US Army Repatriation Project. I am giving the details of a missing Soldier from WWII so that I can locate the next of kin and DNA donors for possible identification.
I have often hoped that one day, I would learn a case had been opened on my mom's uncle, Edman Roberts. He was part of the 82nd Airborne during WWII. His plane went down in Sicily, and his body never recovered. 

This week, I received an email asking me for information from a researcher from a different company than the one I work for. A case has been opened for him and the researcher needed help determining the correct family members. Looking through the family, he discovered I was a genealogist who did the same work! And the owner of the company knew me.
What a thrill to share the information I had on the family and confirm the names he had found. Will Edman's remains be coming home? It's a long process, from opening a case to identifying possible remains. DNA could either provide a match or rule out any remains being tested. Either way, I am so happy that Edman is part of an open case. 


What's your Happy Dance Moment?

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