In the past few weeks, I’ve discovered Facebook groups that I wish I’d known about a year ago! There’s the North Carolina Genealogy Network, the Tyrrell County Genealogy group, and the Washington County Geneaology group. Great group of serious researchers, some of whom are familiar to me, such as Taneya Koonce and Shannon Christmas.
Through these groups, I’ve discovered some new relatives, learned that I’ll be missing the 23rd annual Scuppernong River Festival by two days, and generally found myself moving out of the abstract world of family trees, old photos and paper ephemera and into an excited anticipation of being in the present and among the living in a different landscape.
I’m planning to visit Somerset Place, and hopefully, with one of my DNA relatives from Virginia.
My next post will be from Down Home.