Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Happy Dance, Ah-ha Moments or Genea-gasms!

Hey, it's Saturday Night (again), time for some Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Think of any number of genealogy events or moments that make you have a genealogy happy dance, an ah-ha moment, or a genea-gasm.

2) Tell us about them in a blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook.

Here's (some of) mine:

* The 1990 trip to New England where I discovered and visited my Richmond cousins.

* The 1993 trip to England - researching, visiting the family church, and learning why James Richman came to America in 1855.

* The 1999 trip to Norway - seeing beautiful Voss and visiting the family farms that Linda's ancestors lived on.

* Finding the treasures in my mother's closet - my find when cleaning out my mother's closet after she died in 2002.

* Finding the Union Case with Isaac and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver - I had never seen this before it was found in my Aunt Geraldine's collection and passed to me after her death in 2007.

* Finding the box of forgotten treasures in the garage in late 2006 - this included many things from my childhood and Della's Journal for 1929, which I transcribed week-by-week in 2007.

* Finding the will of Ranslow Smith, that indicated that Devier J. Smith was an adopted son, and that his birth name was Devier Lamphear.


Mel said...

Thanks for sharing, Randy! Here are some of my happy dances...

Carol said...

Fun assignment, thanx

Here is mine, a Southern Drawl Ah Ha moment

Susi's Quarter said...

Happy Dance was my trip to Pennsylvania on the wish of a deceased Grandfather Hoffman.

Happy dance was the live births of all five living children.

Happiest Dance was the marriage to my husband.

Other happy dances along the way of life including finding you a cousin of distance like Shirley is also.

Greta Koehl said...

Some of my Happy Dances and Ah-Has are here: thanks for the fun, Randy!