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, November 18, 2018

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. 

Share by scrolling down and adding 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 Moment for this week:
 I did it! I completed the 5 cases for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) Virtual Practicum!
What a powerful learning experience! Never heard about it? Well, let me tell you, it's a fabulous way to test and broaden your genealogy skills. For 5 weeks, participants receive a new case and have til the end of the week to submit their summary reports It was all done online via Zoom meetings.
We had military, locating family members land, DNA, and same-named people cases. Each took at least 10 hours to solve and sometimes more!
Would I do it again? You bet! Diving into real live cases and then meeting to see how others worked through the cases was so helpful. I could see where my strengths and weaknesses are. 
I will be a better genealogist from the lessons learned.  I did it! I completed the practicum nd I am doing the happy dance!!
What has been the best genealogy learning experience you've had?

What is your happy dance moment for this week?
  


                                                                               

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!






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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!


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Helping you climb your family tree,


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Monday, November 12, 2018

And the Winner is:




Each year as an ambassador I get the privilege of giving away a free 4-day pass to RootsTech, the worlds largest genealogy conference. Each year I wish I could give one to everyone who enters.
Unfortunately, there can only be one winner and this year by random drawing of the names of all those who entered the winner is:
     
   Julie Parker Wood!

Congratulations Julie! Let's meet at RootsTech and take a photo of the two of us together!


Thanks to everyone who entered.
There are still some contests running so be sure to go to Conference Keeper to see a list and enter for another chance to win your free pass! 

I hope to see you all at RootsTech 2019!


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




Sunday, November 11, 2018

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. 

Share by scrolling down and adding 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 Moment for this week:
 Speaking to groups about any genealogy subject makes me happy, but recently, I spoke to a group of young people from the local chapter of the Children of the Revolution.
The ages ranged from young elementary aged children to teenagers.
My goal? To help them have a desire to learn about who they are and where they came from. 
We filled out family trees and told stories about our ancestors. Some even came in period costume.
Nothing makes me celebrate more than seeing a connection start to form between generations.
My happy dance? Getting the next generation started on their journey! 


What is your happy dance moment for this week?
  


                                                                               

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!






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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!


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