Are you familiar with Pioneer Day? It’s a popular celebration for members of my church. I always wanted to have Mormon pioneer ancestors, but alas, I didn’t, and my husband didn’t either. But someone very close to us did! Read along as I share how I found my special connection to a pioneer heritage.
Pioneer Day celebrates the arrival of the Mormon pioneers on July 24th, 1847 to the Salt Lake Valley of Utah. Growing up a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), I always wanted to have Mormon pioneers in my ancestry. I was sure I would marry a Utah boy with lots of pioneer heritage to share…but alas, that was not to be.
I could never have known when we adopted my eldest daughter, Devyn, that it would be her birth mother’s family that would make my wish come true!
Join me at the YouTube channel as I share just a few of the amazing pioneer stories I found while researching my adopted daughter’s birth-family lines!
Do you want to learn more about your family history, especially the stories of the past? Take a look at this helpful post and learn how Google Books may have stories and pictures of your ancestors!