I have an incredible story to share with y'all. Bear with me.
My mother was born without her father. All she had were bits and pieces of a story that my grandmother told her growing up. My grandma didn't like to talk about it, most likely from the shame. (I still love ya gma.. RIP). My momma has always had this hole in her heart wondering who she was. Where she came from. I decided to take the Ancestry DNA kit test not to see who I was (I knew I was an Irish German. I mean c'mon look at me) I wanted to do it for my mom. She deserved to know the truth. So I took my test in hopes I'd get some kind of clue. Now all we really knew was the mans name was Walter Conn. When I got my test back yesterday it told me I was linked to a Virginia Conn. I knew that couldn't be a coincidence. Equiped with a name she left on her family tree on ancestry, Google, and determination, about 13 hours later I found him. 48 years my mom has wondered who her dad was and there he was. 2 states away from us this whole time. Unfortunately he passed away in 2015 but the answer we needed has been brought to light. Thank you @ancestry for providing us the link we've needed for so long. I love you momma. We did it.
An indexer’s dream! The handwriting on this probate document is amazing! So unique compared to many documents I read here at the Maryland State Archives. Thanks to Family Search and so many welcoming volunteers, hundreds of important handwritten documents are being digitized every day. @be_rooted_genealogy
There’s nothing like seeing, for the first time, the face of a relative that you’ve researched and tried to learn more about. Yesterday I saw my great-great-grandparents James Aloysius McKeon and Mary McLoughlin McKeon for the first time. 💛 #ilovegenealogy#genealogy#mckeon#peekskill#familytree
May 1st 1980 my grandfather George Duffy lighting up a cigar outside of Duffy Jewelers following smoke/water damage to his business. This guy was the definition is tough.. #ancestry#irishancestry#familytree
Just to think a few months ago I was just starting out on my filmmaking journey. Now having my first client, it has really increased my respect for this industry.
I love creativity and the power of storytelling. That will never change and will only continue to grow. I appreciate @sozofitnessapparel for letting me work with them. But I’m not stopping there...my journey is just beginning.