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

 It’s Saturday Night – 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 


Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) 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.


Exploring Dodge and Dane Counties of Wisconsin in the summer of 2011, finding home sites and burial locations of my Smith ancestors and Linda’s Leland/Natvig ancestors. 

Finding the Will of Elizabeth Auble (1814-1899), a single woman, which had the names of her living or deceased siblings (besides my 2nd great-grandfather David Auble, and five other known siblings).


Using FOREVER to digitize over 50 of my own, my parents and my grandparents home movies.  There were so many events in their lives that are on these movies, including weddings of my parents and myself, lots of movies of me as a baby, etc.  Some tears might have been shed!

Awarded a Geneabloggers Lifetime Achievement Award at RootsTech 2020.  This was a complete surprise to me and I really appreciated it.

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