SNGF-Ways I’m Genealogically Lucky

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musing has posted the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, challenge for this week.
His instructions were as follows:

1) When have you had a dose of good genealogy luck? What document or resource did you find just by happenstance or chance? By being in the right place at the right time? By finding a family history treasure in your family’s attic or basement? By finding a helpful document or reference without even looking for it?

2) Tell us (Genea-Musing)about it in Comments to that post, in Comments on Facebook or Google Plus, or in a blog post of your own.

When my Grandfather passed away, and the estate was being divided, I let a cousin take many of the hard copy photos home. At that point in time I wasn’t really working on my Dad’s family, but rather working on my husbands genealogy. I knew Dave was doing my Dad’s side of the family and would take care of them.

About a year after that, my sister said, you know I have a few boxes in the garage that Aunt Jenny put together for Dad. Well, I hi-jacked it. Dad has never really seemed to have  a working interest in his history. There were many wonderful things in it, which I will most likely write about in the future.

I have recently gone through the box again and found a bunch of photos, and to top it off I found some old negatives.  These negatives have turned into a wonderful find. Many of them are taken in the 1930’s and include pictures of my Great Grandparents their children, spouses, and some of their grandchildren!  Some of these people I probably met at one time or another, but I don’t recall them and I surely wouldn’t remember them at this time of their lives!  I am developing them in batches and posting them on shutterfly to share with family and to get names on them. I don’t how much luckier one can get.

Happy Hunting!


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  1. Anonymous

    but i still have both of my grandma’s so Happy Grandparents Day to grandma and my great grandma :)

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