On today, the detective in me said that there has to be a way to contact her. I used her “handle” from Ancestry.com to send her an email thru the major email servers (Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail); in the subject line I typed “DNA match.” I got a hit! When I got home from work I checked my email and there she was asking me to call her on her cell.
We talked for a good forty-five minutes, trying to figure out how we are connected. She is a newbie, so I felt compelled to give her some pointers and encouraged her to just stay focused so that she would not become overwhelmed with all the info. Our connection is in the ballpark of Greenville, South Carolina; we will meet again on the phone when she gets back to North Carolina!
We do not share any common surnames, so we have our work cut out for us and we are up for the challenge. We are addressing the names Westmoreland, Pilgrim, Jeter, Edwards, and Day; all from Greenville.Now I can relax a bit!