24 hours before that lucky moment took place….
Paul had heard Stan was making an appearance at Comic Con and would be signing memorabilia from his fans. When you combine the love of comics and the fact you work at a family history company, one quickly realizes how cool it would be to build a tree for Stan and have him sign that as your keepsake. So Paul and fellow ProGenealogists Kellie Scherbel Hale and Chloe Bailey did just that.
Paul headed to Comic Con with Stan’s family tree in tow, stood in line for a bit and when the time came for the autograph, he handed the paper with the family tree over for signature. Surprised at what he was looking at, Stan looked up and then Paul explained he worked for Ancestry.com and presented a second, framed, copy for Stan to keep for his collection. Stan gave a hearty ‘thank you’ and then handed the framed copy over to his handler and said “don’t lose that”.
We think he liked it.
And we know Paul likes his autographed copy of Stan’s family tree.
About Kristie Wells
Kristie is Ancestry's Head of Global Social Media and Online Support Community and is responsible for developing and managing the company's social media and social business offerings worldwide. She works with a team of community managers, genealogists and social content developers to help educate Ancestry's existing customers, inspire new family historians and expand awareness into new social audiences and communities. She has a deep love of family history and is currently trying to break through the brick wall of her Christophier line (that was supposedly French and Catalan, but it seems was really the Christopher's from Iowa) and to one day prove where the heck William Wells of Southhold, NY (b. 1608) was really born.