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?