Do you like hunting for treasure? If you have ever followed a treasure map then you know that X marks the spot where the treasure lies. For me, doing genealogy is like hunting for treasure; finding that elusive ancestor after following the clues to the eXact document is truly a treasure more precious than gold.
Many times I’ve experienced that Eureka! moment of discovery. Here’s one from my mom, who, over the years has been my foot soldier in the search.
I was viewing microfilm at the BYU Family History Library trying to find the people on the list you gave me. I was getting nauseous from the film movement looking for Grants in Massachusetts with no results. I finally said a prayer asking for divine intervention, as I was at a total loss and about to give up due to feeling so sick. Suddenly, like a neon sign flashing in my brain, the word VERMONT! VERMONT! VERMONT! filled my mind. I pulled the Vermont film and there they all were. That experience has stayed with me vividly all these years. What an immediate answer to prayer!
Finding the information you seek is only part of the treasure. Superseding it almost is the way it is found–often through extraordinary means such as this. Synchronicity!