Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday Night Fun Good Luck

1)  When have you had a dose of good genealogy luck? What document or resource did you find just by happenstance or chance? By being in the right place at the right time? By finding a family history treasure in your family's attic or basement? By finding a helpful document or reference without even looking for it? 

2) Tell us about it in Comments to this post, in Comments on Facebook or Google Plus, or in a blog post of your own.

Well just recently I was working on trying to find out why Elizabeth Libby moved her family to Spokane after the death of her husband George Libby. Still do not know why, but I found that George Libby had three cousins in Spokane at the time so I guessed maybe that was the reason they moved to Spokane. I then tried to see if I could find the ancestors of all four Libby's. Turns out they are 5th cousins, but I did find they were all related to John Libby a very early immigrant to Maine. So now the luck or chance. I was reading a blog and up came a screen about the John Libby Association 2014 Reunion In September of this year and found Allen E. Humphries the corresponding secretary of the John Libby Association. The Association had put nearly the all the descendants of   John Libby on Rootsweb World Connect, all the way down to all four Libby's in Spokane, but since they were researching in Maine they did not have much on the Spokane Libby's, so I looked up a bunch of obits, and showed them where to find marriage certificates online, and they were thrilled about finding all this information.

The second chance this last week. I went to a fund raising for the Spokane Public Library Foundation that raises money for the Spokane Public Library where I volunteer, They had a trivia contest and had twenty one teams competing for the Spokane Trivia Champions. I went to see the contest and to help support the library. They had 15 door prizes and I won one.

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