BIGGEST GENEALOGY ACCOMPLISHMENT (week 42)
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 ...
52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
FUNNY ANCESTOR STORY
SOCIETY JOURNAL or QUARTERLY
PAST GENEALOGY RESOURCES
BIGGEST GENEALOGY ACCOMPLISHMENT
MEMORABLE GENEALOGY MOMENT