Dawn became a member of GenealogyWise the 2nd week we were online. Dawn loved her family, genealogy, her friends, and chatting with people in the chat room. She loved to laugh and make other people laugh. She was witty, and loved having fun. Dawn was loved by so many. She almost always could be found in the chat room every morning. She took time to help anyone with anything they wanted or needed.
She was looking for an ancestor who she was told was a "Revolutionary War Soldier", however, with a lot of research, and checking out documentation Dawn seemed to think that her "Owen Thomas" was NOT the Owen Thomas who fought in the Revolutionary War. I am going to try to keep finding out the information for her family if they would like it. I knew Dawn well enough from several chats, and several private messages that one of her last wishes would be that her genealogy research not be forgotten, and continued so that even though she can not tell her grandkids all the wonderful stories about herself and her ancestors, her husband and children will..
Please feel free to leave a comment her about Dawn. If you have a story to share about a day you were in chat together or a message she sent you please consider sharing it. There is a time for tears and a time for celebration. Let’s not make Dawn's life all about tears lets Celebrate It because that is what she would want. I wrote a post on Dawn's page; however, in case that page disappears I am going to add it here.
Dawn's words about Genealogy:Documentation should be a part of every genealogists research, but it shouldn't be a chore to do. "Genealogy without documentation is mythology".
Dawn Showed Us Yet Again "Life is So Short Do Not Wait To Talk To Grandma About Her Ancestors. Pick Up The Phone Today and Call Her Before You Do Not Get That Chance. I am going to call my grandmother in Denmark
(who turned 94 in June) today, and ask her more about what she remembered growing up, and about my grandfather who passed in 1994.
If you pray would you consider please saying a prayer for Dawn and her family and friends…Thank You
Be Safe and Blessed My Friends
Debbie Anne Jackson-GenealogyWise On Site Administrator