My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Stunned Disbelief and Incredulous Silence


Last week, I posted, Do you Have Ellsworth in your Tree? There was a reason for that, I was trying to help somebody from New Zealand who has ancestors from the same county as mine in Quebec, Canada (I live in Massachusetts). On a whim, I sent the post to a good friend still living there in Missisquoi County, Quebec. This Ellsworth family is not in my direct line, we are very distant cousins, so, I had nothing to gain by writing the post.

You know how it goes, in what seemed minutes, I received three photos from my Canadian friend. These photos were of people mentioned in my post, and were family members of my New Zealand friend, Sue. One was of her gg-grandfather, she had never seen a photo of him before now, a photo that went from Canada, to Massachusetts to her, within a very short time.

She responded right away with, "I’m speechless, gratitude beyond measure." and "Stunned Disbelief and Incredulous Silence." You will always make somebody's day when you share information, so why not make somebody's day soon.
Ed A. Ellsworth h.o. Catherine Primmerman
(Catherine was my 2nd cousin 4x removed)
 Elmer, John, Sarah children of Henry and Elizabeth (Ellsworth) Cossitt
(They are my 4th cousins 2x removed.)
Jim Ellsworth
(3rd cousin 3x removed.)

5 comments:

BDM said...

There's a special happiness in finding an ancestral connection for others, n'est-ce pas?! :-) - Brenda

Anonymous said...

Those who are generous usually reap the benefits! You have made someone very happy.

Carol said...

SUPER!!!

And, MORE SUPER!!!

Sheri Fenley said...

I just love, love, love stories like this!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Wow, you've got some awesome genea-mojo going there! Could you send some my way, or maybe introduce me to your Quebecqois friend (I've got ancestors from there, too)? :-)