#genealogy Library Treasure - Forgotten Ancestors - Forgotten Research
Serendipity and genealogy research. We hear the term associated with genealogy frequently. Almost every genealogist has a story or two to tell about something unusual happening in their ancestral research.
A letter arrives in the mail from someone you don't know.
A book with the references you need seems to fall into your hands.
You accidentally drop your research files and when gathering them up, you glance at the writing and notice that you had the answer to your quest all along. You'd made notes early in your quest that were possibly related somewhere so you jotted them down and then promptly forgot them.
It's happened to you and it has and continues to happen to me. It's part of the fun associated with genealogy research.
Sometimes the serendipity extends across oceans, through the hands of cousins and in a very circuitous route before arriving on your doorstep..