Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sorting Saturday - Big Discovery

I am doing the Genealogy Happy Dance today.  I was sorting through some papers of Mom's when I came across a small file folder with several goodies.

The best of the bunch:
  • My maternal grandmother's birth certificate stating where her parents were born.  Not just the state which I already knew, but the town.  Now I finally have a specific location to begin looking.
  • My mother's maternal grandmother's birth certificate also stating where her parents were born.  Again with the town so I can begin looking in a specific location.

Also in the same folder - more original, documents corroborating information I already had:
  • My maternal grandmother's Record of Baptism
  • Marriage license for my maternal grandparents (I already have their marriage certificate)
  • My maternal grandfather's "Certified Copy of Register of Births"
  • Original Social Security card for my maternal grandmother
Of course, these documents also raise some other questions, some of them procedural. So after I get done celebrating and then analyzing, I'll post some copies and ask some questions so we can learn a thing or two.

© 2010, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. Great finds! It is great someone in the family kept all the documents. How exciting.

  2. Ooooo, that's good stuff. Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations! I am sooo excited for you Michelle. I would be doing a Happy Dance, too.

  4. Wow, this is a real jackpot - no wonder you are dancing!

  5. Nice! That's a dream come true.

  6. You are one lucky Lou today! I am dancing with you!

  7. Great findings! The happy dance is always a moment of elation. What a moment to realize what is in your hands.

  8. How exciting! I'm doing the "happy dance" with you.

  9. Thanks for all the congrats! I think I've recovered from all of my happy dancing - it kinda wore me out :)