J is for Joy and Jubilation and a touch of Jealousy

Family History AlphabetAlona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents you bring to your research. What does the letter J have in store?

J is for Joy and Jubilation when we make discoveries about our ancestors and flesh out their stories, not to mention knocking holes in those so-called brick walls.

J is for Joining Family History Societies, Geneabloggers, writing groups as well as joining in the joy of celebrating other researcher’s discoveries.

J is for Jealousy:  We may not want to admit it, we may be thrilled for others when they find old letters or suitcases full of photos, but I’d be surprised if we don’t occasional feel a twinge of the little green-eyed monster of jealousy and envy, longing for the same discoveries in our families.

What other J attributes can you think of?

18 thoughts on “J is for Joy and Jubilation and a touch of Jealousy

  1. Just a little bit longer, Just one more book, Just one more certificate, Just the next search… Just one more fact and jhen Just wait till I write it all up… 🙂

    Just kidding, I know you do all this and Just wait a little more and I will too… Ohh, got to go… Just found some Juicy stuff… so Jumping for Joy!


      1. A common problem for all of us, Kristin. On the other hand you are in essence writing up your history through the blog so you should take credit for that.


  2. Ah, Jealousy…I know thee too well. I have Photo-envy-itis which I’m hoping I can cure with a visit to my parent’s house, flip-pal in hand. I’m enjoying your attributes series, Pauleen.


  3. Another great post Pauline. The “Joining” resonates with me re: blogging and what a Joy to discover so many people who understand/ accept and appreciate “the passion”.
    Admit to having been a tad Jealous, in the past re: feeling frustrated at not to having more photos, diaries etc,
    However, have been encouraged to look more closely and “hooley dooley”!!! … What a Joy to discover so many “treasures” which have previously been un-recognised. The Jealousy quickly changes into Joy and Jubiliation 🙂


  4. Pauleen, once again great ‘J’ words, and ones that I (and obviously others) can relate all relate to, as well as the JUST 5 more minutes, or JUST one more … that Crissouli mentioned … scarily true :D.


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