I'm so excited! Just couldn't keep it to myself and couldn't wait to tell you and MaryE.And I thought you rocked before, well now you really ROCK!!!! Thank you so much for suggesting that I contact Jack. His response was much to my satisfaction. He is such a kind and very patient person who took the time to really help me make sense of it all. It was truly my privilege and honor to have this encounter with such a very knowledgeable and wonderful person whose Melungeon origins have been well researched and documented.
I won't post any details of my communications with him orresponses of any others I contacted, because to do so would certainly be unethical and a breach in confidentiality and trust, and we know that's the quickest way to loose credibility with people.
And here I was thinking I might have made a wrong turn somewhere, or it may have been just all in my head.All I can say is that it's not, but my grandmother, who has been following all of this had already told me that. She is the one who encouraged me at one of our recent family reunions to dig deeper after the topic came up in a discussion about the post on ACOM.