Genealogy has been my interest then my teens. My mother was also interested, and we would look for information together when we could. If we were visiting relatives in Alabama, my mother and I would go to the courthouse to gather data.
On one of those occasions while looking for information, I felt prompted to take a book from the shelf. I took it by my right hand and without using my other hand, allowed it to open.
To my surprise, it opens to two pages of data that my grandmother had submitted for recording in 1864. It was about her sons who were serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. It also contained addition information about her family, which I needed at the time. It showed how your guides could help in different ways. When this event occurred, I had no knowledge of spiritualism.