There is a lot to be said for sharing genealogy information. You can smile about it. You can hum about it. You can know you broke down a brick wall for someone. It is a great feeling to know you have come across that one puzzle piece that fits …your genealogy brick wall or someone else’s.
“You are great. How did you ever find Sarah Ann Lanning Schenck? There was a genealogy I found that said Melvin died at Pikes Peak. In the 1860 census of Belvidere Boone Co. Illinois, this family is listed. So, they must have left there soon afterwards.
Sarah was my 3rd grand aunt, her brother Uriah Richard was my 3rd great grandfather. I have done this for 11 years now and you answered the mystery of what became of Sarah Ann. With the help of my genealogists I have been able to trace my branches of the Lanning tree across America. If there is anything else you find about Lannings anywhere, please contact me."
Now doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy? It did it for me.
In our journey along our research road, we encounter a little information that doesn’t apply to our lines, but could be just the perfect fit of information for another person’s line. Speak up. Post it out there when you find a query that asks about information you know or have seen.
Sharing genealogy research gives one such a good feeling.