Top Ten Genealogy Moments in 2009
Lisa Alzo, who writes The Accidental Genealogist blog, posted her Top 10 Genealogical Moments of 2009 and invited other genea-bloggers to write about theirs too.
Top 10 Genealogical Moments in 2009:
Chronilogically?? or by Importance??
ok 10 in no particular order.
1. A moment of genealogy community acceptance by being asked to be the Sunshine Person for the Chula Vista Genealogy Society. Does it sound like a made up position? Well it is ---Shirley Becker came up with the post and I was accepted annoumiously.
2. A moment of surprise when the LATimes called to interview me regarding my Grandma's Geni Camp that I conducted for a week with my grandchildren.
3. A moment of accepted family connection meeting "new" cousins Martha Jane Good Caswell, Preston Bell, Lonnie Potter, and David Reed.
4. A moment of accomplishment receiving Eliza Jane Mooring Hayley Works pension application regarding the great grandfather my father never knew, Captain John William Hayley.
5. A moment of feeling that somebody-out-there-understood-what-I-really-wanted-in-a -software-program ROOT MAGIC 4
6. A moment of collaboration with my Aunt Helen showing her that we had over 200 relatives that are ready to be presented for temple.
7. A sense of being a part of history: Connecting the Needhams and the Hayleys in Jamestown 1640 and realizing their off springs (my g-g-parents) marry in 1850.
8. The moment of devastation I felt when I realized what my family survived during and post Civil War.
9. A moment of validation connecting with so many genealogist verifing, and relating to my family history.
10. A moment of responsibility and purpose when I realized that I am the Family Historian and need to complete this work to the best of my ability.