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, September 25, 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: The genealogy community never ceases to amaze me. They love and support one another and rally when one of our own needs help. This past week genfriend Robin Foster from the blogs Saving Stories and Genealogy is a Trip and one of the administrators of the facebook group Genealogy! Just Ask! was hospitalized due to a sudden stroke that left her paralyzed on her right side and unable to speak. Hundreds of fellow genealogists when hearing about Robin sent love, thoughts, and prayers through social media and in person to her family. They wanted to give back to someone who has lovingly done so much for them.  The response was so huge that it has been hard keeping up with the enormous outpouring of likes and comments as I have tried to keep everyone up to date with her progress. As of today, she has been moved out of ICU and transferred to a Rehab Center. She has movement in her right leg. My Happy Dance this week? In a world increasingly violent, with bad news reported almost every day, this week has shown that there is still love for one another. People still come together and help out in times of need. Thank you for your loving words, offers of prayers and positive thoughts. My heart has been touched and Robin and her family have been uplifted and strengthened by each of you. What's more? Robin is recovering. I am jumping for joy.

                                                                                           Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I blogged about my happy dance this week at http://www.oldbonesgenealogy.com/finding-victors-father-completing-the-story/. Thank you for allowing me to share this with you.

    1. What a great record to find! Thanks so much for sharing!

    2. What a great record to find! Thanks so much for sharing!