Sourcing (Cousin) Ancestor Profiles

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Call me sentimental, label me overly nostalgic, what-ever the case I receive great emotional satisfaction out of locating source data for a cousin profile during direct family line research.  Does that make sense?  :-)  Perhaps the emotional appeal is from the thrill of the chase (in my youth I was raised hunting game although I couldn't bear to kill and left that to the elders).  Perhaps the gratifying results are from a dogmatic effort to not give up and somewhere along the way unexpectedly finding treasure.  Maybe it's OCD, I don't care.  I find it immensely gratifying to reach that point when I can unexpectedly turn an unsourced profile into something more.  The cherry on the banana split is that he/she is a cousin.  Maybe I'm crazy but isn't this how civilizations progress. Somehow, whether directly or indirectly, we all help one another in any way we can.  Thank you WikiTree for providing me with a way to (indirectly) help those common ancestor descendant cousins I've never had the opportunity to meet.
in Appreciation by Leigh Anne Dear G2G6 Mach 6 (67.6k points)
Wait until someone contacts you to thank you when they find their family here!
Wait until someone contacts you to thank you when they find their family here!

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It's a real buzz when that happens!   (Every time is like the first.)

I like that: Everytime is like the first.... "boy howdy" as an old boyfriend used to say.

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