As some of you may know, I initiated the the Ancestor Approved Award back in March. I had a big smile on my face last night when I learned that this award has come full circle back to Ancestors Live Here thanks to TransylvaniaDutch. It really meant a lot. He said I didn't have to pass it along to ten more bloggers, but now I have a chance to list ten things I have learned about my ancestors that surprised, humbled, or enlightened me.
I was previously given this award by IrishEyes at 'On a Flesh and Bone Foundation': An Irish History on my other blog Lost Family Treasures and was only able to come up with eight things so I am pointing you there for those.
However because of yesterday I am able to come up with two more:
- I was surprised to learn yesterday that the daughter of my cousin (on mom's side) is also my third cousin twice removed on my dad's side.
- And I am also enlightened that said cousin has shown an interest in genealogy and family history (thank you WDYTYA!). It means a lot to know that someone from the next generation in my family will pursue genealogy research.
Thank you everyone for participating!