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BIGGEST GENEALOGY ACCOMPLISHMENT (week 42)

Journal by ngairedith

my biggest accomplishment was to make someone cry ...

she wrote a short query saying that she "had heard so-and-so might be my grandfather".
No idea of who her ancestors were as she had been brought up with another family and was lead to believe they were her direct bloodline until they passed and someone suggested otherwise when she was in her 40s.

What a shock this must have been, especially when no-one seemed to be able to help with details (or wouldn't)
This, of course, then became a real challenge and I put my all into it. Days and nights of research, writing every little bit of info into a draft page until finally it started to take shape into a family tree starting from her great, great, where they originated from, where they settled etc and down to the name she had of her grandfather, who I found had died in a tragic accident not far from where she was currently living!!

I found his marriages (plural) and all his many children so was able to provide a very large, extended family.
Not long after the journal was posted, long lost family members came out of the woodwork and left comments that he was also THEIR grandfather etc etc and they contacted her

She wrote me with overwhelming thanks, said she was overcome with all sorts of emotions and had cried

I wish I could make someone cry every day ...


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52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
week 33
ANCESTOR LEGEND

week 34
GENEALOGY CHALLENGES

week 35
GENEALOGY FRIENDS

week 36
ANCESTORS PHOTOS

week 37
STATE ARCHIVES

week 38
FUNNY ANCESTOR STORY

week 39
SOCIETY JOURNAL or QUARTERLY

week 40
WILD CARD

week 41
PAST GENEALOGY RESOURCES

week 42
BIGGEST GENEALOGY ACCOMPLISHMENT

week 43
MEMORABLE GENEALOGY MOMENT
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on 2012-10-14 02:56:51

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