02 October 2012

Serendipity plays role in genealogy and family history research

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I dare you to find a genealogist or family historian who has NOT had serendipity play a role in their research!

That was why an article titled “Serendipity plays a role in research” caught my eye!  Though I do appreciate that “hard work” often gets us to where serendipity does happen, unfortunately, hard work doesn’t always result in a bit of serendipity!

As the article says ...

It was recently reported that Cathy Tyree, a woman in Richmond, Va., had discovered a “lost” photograph of her father in an antique shop. Her father had died in 1976 at age 51 and she was most surprised to find his photo while looking for some furniture to purchase.

Many genealogists have experienced similar coincidences and Henry “Hank” Jones has even written about many of them ...

Do read the full article.

What’s your “best” example of serendipity and it’s role in your research?

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