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. This can be done by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section. You may also put a link to a blog post.
Let's celebrate and dance together.
A No Eye Rolling Zone
My Happy Dance for this week:
A discovery at the State Archives in Columbia, South Carolina recently had me doing a quiet happy dance. They tend to disapprove at shouting and jumping for joy in the archives....
According to family stories, my maternal Great Grandmother, Loretta (McManus) Daughrity (1894-1936) is said to have been adopted. She is recorded in family records as the daughter of William A. McManus (1854-1914) and Francis Virginia McRady (1856-1903). Nothing had been found to document the family story until I found Etta's marriage license application. Along with it was this piece of paper:
|Permission for Loretta McManus to Marry|
Signature of William A. McManus
10 Oct. 1912
©Cheri Hudson Passey
Oh, it was so hard to contain my composure. Here was what I had been looking for- actual documentation of an adoption to add credence to the family lore.
Share your discoveries!
Let the dancing commence!