A few weeks ago my hubby was checking Disneyland prices and noticed a big price drop for last week. We decided to move up our tentatively planned February Disney trip to last week. It was fantastic! I’m so glad we fit it in this year. Our youngest is at the perfect age – he can ride everything and he LOVES the magic of Disneyland.
Hastily moving a trip to the same week as the big Family History Fair in my town meant I had to go into serious prep mode for both the trip and the Fair. It all worked out wonderfully. The Fair was this past Saturday (we got home late Thursday).
I had been a little bit nervous to be teaching four different classes all on the same day but it went great! We had a fabulous turnout, especially considering the major snowstorm the night before. I learned I can teach four different classes on the same day without losing my voice, mind, or ability to make sense. Phew!
But the BEST part of the Fair was having a minute to talk to my sweet friend and catch up on her recent discoveries. She is my elderly friend whose own father was her brick wall. She had only one picture of him. ONE! And did not know for sure who his parents were. Using her DNA results, we were able to identify those grandparents and come up with a hypothesis for which of their children is her father – he changed his name. It turns out we were correct! It also turns out that her father was married before he married her mother. My friend has FOUR previously unknown half-siblings. They are much older and have all passed away. But there are two living children of those half-siblings. They have connected and will meet for the first time THIS WEEK! Photos have been shared and relationships have begun.
Using DNA with your research = MIRACLES.
Give it a try!
I have lots of catching up to do but had to share the fantastic news. xoxo