Thursday, January 6, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday: A Picture To Go With the Name!

The Hummer is Doing the Dance!
Over the weekend, I contacted a Private tree owner in that had saved a document from my public tree.  The documents were for a family I had almost given up on finding another living soul interested in. When she emailed back, she had not realized she had set her tree as a private one.  It turned out she was researching her husband's family for him. Her husband is a third cousin to the Hero.  
The young lady was gracious and shared pictures she had of the Hero's great-grandfather and great-grandmother.  I had almost given up hope of ever having a photo of them. 
Edward Ellsworth from PEI 1890 Photo Chicago
Helena Heimbach Ellsworth in Oak Park, Chicago

You can tell this line has been sitting and waiting in anticipation of finding someone else related.  Yahoo!  It happened!
I, in return, sent all the BMD records and newspaper items I have to help her to further along her family tree.  One has to remember it is not My tree; it is Our tree. ; )
The snapshots are a golden prize for our family. It came at a perfect time. I am staying with my 70 year old Sister in law because she broke her ankle and had to have surgery to have it reset.  I sat with her shared the snapshots and brought her up to date with the ancestry. 
It has been a golden day or two.


  1. Frances, this is wonderful, I'm really happy for you. Sure gives hope to all of us, who want to be as lucky as you right now. Yes, a Happy Dance is in order for several days.

  2. Congrats! Nothing like finding prize like this!

  3. Golden days indeed! Pictures and memories to share and be shared. Congratulations.

  4. You do something good for others, and someone does something GREAT for you! Could not happen to a better gal! WAHHOOOOOO we are happy dancing tonight!

  5. PEI and Chicago - the Hero's ancestors are from interesting places!

  6. It is so exciting to find another family member researching the same line you're researching - that's the first wonderful thing. The second wonderful thing is when that person has photos and is willing to share them! Hooray for you! Congrats.

  7. Kudos for contacting the other tree owner! I see so many posts where people get upset because someone "took" something from their tree without contacting them. You've shown that you can just as easily contact them and that by sharing what you have you can make connections.

  8. I haven't noticed this blog Frances, Looks awesome. Shall see what all things you have