Welcome, or welcome back! Whichever the case may be, I’m happy you’ve visited the new and improved East Carolina Roots site.

I’m a busy full-time work-from-home AND homeschooling mom, as well as an author of historical fiction novels, so maintaining this genealogy website has to get balanced in with everything else, but as I continue to make genealogical discoveries and catalog new information, I always try to publish that information here for all of you.

In case you’re new to this site, or if you just haven’t been here in a while, here are a few features I’d like to highlight:

  • New & Improved Queries – Searching for that elusive ancestor? Put this website and social media to work to solve the mystery. Submit a query and it should be posted to the site within 24-48 hours on the Queries page. Each query page has a comments section where I would hope anyone with information about the query would be able to add their information.
  • New & Improved Navigation – I’ve made the Research Databases more easily accessible. Just click on the Databases link in the navigation menu above and it will bring up everything in that category, along with big buttons for each sub-category. This should make navigation on mobile phones and tablets much easier. Also, I’m now featuring recent queries right on the home page.
  • Improved Facebook Presence – It’s been a nice surprise to see the Facebook page for EastCarolinaRoots.com growing quite a bit lately. I hope if you find things on this site useful, you will share that information with your relatives and fellow researchers. Each post has a row of “Share” buttons at the bottom to make it easy to post links from this site to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
  • Family Trees – Did you know there is an entire section of this site where you can upload your own GEDCOM and search the GEDCOMs that are available? Please note, however, it is only for families who have a large concentration of ancestors in the eastern North Carolina regions covered by this site. Go here to check it out.

If you have any requests for content areas you’d like to see covered, please share them in the comments below. I’m always interested in new ideas.

Thank you and happy researching!

[Last updated 8/31/16]