You would hope that as you research your family you will connect with more and more of your relatives out there that you have yet to meet. That is exactly what happened about a month ago.
Roland was doing research on his on family when his wife Isabella said to him that she wish that she knew more about her own family because she was raised in foster care along with her sisters.
Knowing the name of her grandfather, Roland entered the name in Google and came up with my website, yes this very site. He yelled out to her to come quick because he had not only found some information on his wife's grandfather he had come across a picture of him. Isabella's grandfather was my grandmother's brother, Roscoe Sapp.
From there they found me on Facebook, sent me a message and we connected. I was excited as was Isabella.
This website was also found by someone who researches and reads many other blogs of this type. I was then contacted and asked if my blog could be featured on Geneabloggers.
I was very flattered when they contacted me after they found my site on the internet and liked what they saw.
We all love to be recognized for what we contribute to this world, for the work that we do, and for what we deem important, so being recognized by Geneabloggers put a smile on my face, but Isabella and Roland's excitement in finding not only Isabella's grandfathers name but his picture on my Family Affair website, put a smile in my heart.
When my family members find value in what I am doing and shows that excitement through their encouragement and monetary support, it continues to fuel my passion and pay for my research. This makes it even more worthwhile.