Saturday, May 19, 2012

Twice in one week....

....it's almost too much for an old girl to bear.

Earlier this week I wrote about a response I had to my one of my "Do you Know...?" blog posts.  I often hear from other people via comments on this blog or my family web site.

A recent comment on my "I Found it in Forbes" blog post sent shivers up my spine. For over 20 years I have been trying to gather more information on my Great-Great-Grandmother's family to no avail. A name like Bridget Ryan made my task rather difficult. My trip to Forbes unearthed an obituary that gave me a few clues about which I blogged. On Wednesday this comment appeaered on my post:


Now aren't I fortunate to have an Ancestry.com account! I hopped on to that site and found details of extra siblings for Bridget and some family stories.

And you know what I am going to do?  Commit what some other genealogists see as a Mortal Sin - I am going to copy this information into my database and publish it online before I check my sources. I will then set aside a few hours to do a bit of research on these new cousins and add sources as I find them because my online tree is a work in progress that I share with others. If others choose to copy my erroneous infrmation they do it at their peril.

But I digress. The purpose of this post was to share my excitement and stand on my virtual pedestal to promote social media as a marvellous means of making cousin connections.


8 comments:

Aillin said...

Congratulations Jill. I love it when genealogy brick walls come falling down :)

Celia said...

Ta-Da!! Yeah!! Balloons!! Confetti!! Cheers!! Isn't it wonderful when this happens?! And yes, of course you'll go check this line out in more detail - but it will look so wonderful in your tree NOW! Congratulations.

Sharon said...

A great week! Some are like that.

Kylie Willison said...

Yay!!! What great news! I work with my ancestry tree a bit like that too, adding people in and then checking the sources. I can always delete them if they're not related.

Shelley Crawford said...

Very exciting! Putting your info online pays off again!

Kerryn said...

Congratulations Jill! It is so wonderfully exciting when it finally happens, twice in one week is awesome. I agree with you on the ancestry entries, I do much the same with mine as it helps with research and we can always tweak it later.

Vanessa said...

how exciting for you Jill. i broke down a huge brick wall when i put my tree on ancestry and a 4th half cousin made contact with a copy of the family bible to boot!! we are now friends and go to the archives and the LDS centre together!!

Catherine Crout-Habel said...

Wonderful news Jill... Congratulations!!! I made contact with the great nephew of my Grandmother, from Leeds UK, via Ancestry. Amazingly he migrated to Victoria in the mid 1960'and had provided lots of information...so happy for you.

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