A Great Find…

One of the great joys of doing genealogy work is that every once in a while, you make a great find.  A find that brings on a feeling of joy, wonder, and belonging.  Yesterday was one of those days for me.Raphael Robidoux- Euphemie St Germain

I know I have been offering a lot of insights into issues associated with using Ancestry.com but yesterday’s experience reinforced “why I use and value Ancestry.”

Lately, I have taken on the effort of cleaning up and adding to some of my earlier genealogical work.  As you probably already know genealogy requires a lot of organization as well as continual care and feeding.

Well, as luck would have it, I found one of those always interesting, frequently useful, Ancestry Hints. The hint was for my g-g-g-grandfather Raphael Robidoux (aka. Russell Rabideau) and his wife Euphemie (gotta love a good name!).  When I selected the hint, there they were!  I had never seen them in anything other than a photocopy of the image before, but here was their photo (digitized- I know.). Wow!

Thank you dkmessier_1 of Vermont, USA. I truly appreciate your contribution.