When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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. 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.

My Happy Dance This Week: Spending four days at two archives, attending a genealogy workshop where I met old friends and made new ones is something to celebrate! 
I am exhausted but still doing that Happy Dance!

                                                                                           Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

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  1. I'm dancing all right! Been dancing all week since I received an email from the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport, Massachusetts. They are preparing a special exhibit of my dad's photos he took when he was in the Coast Guard in the late 1940s. Last year my sister and I donated to the museum his scrapbook featuring photos of the men of the USCGC Eastwind and their tours to Greenland. The exhibit will run from August to November. I'll be dancing for weeks to come!

    1. Wendy, that is fantastic! What a wonderful way to honor your Dad. Thanks for sharing! Dancing with you!!

  2. I'm a little late on the scene, but want you to know I thought of you as I did the happy dance last Saturday. I've looked and looked for immigration records for a Russian immigrant and just could not find her on any of the possible records. Then I happened on a site that had a document that listed her by Russian name, not her Americanized name and that was what I needed! I was then able to find her and now know the name of her father who remained in Russia!

    1. What a great reminder to look at all the possible records that may be out there! So glad,you found her and shared your Happy Dance! Putting on my dancing shoes!