Trees of Wilson available at DigitalNC.

DigitalNC’s blog recently announced the availability of 25 years of Wilson County Genealogical Society’s newsletter, Trees of Wilson. I’ve been a member of WCGS since 1998 — see my hat tip here — and am pleased to see that its fine newsletters — which I’ve saved faithfully for more than 20 years — are now widely available to all.

As a bonus, DigitalNC shouted out a Trees article about Black Wide-Awake:

“One notable article was published in the March 2016 newsletter titled: “Black Wide-Awake: The Roots of Wilson’s African-American Community.” The article recounts a presentation given by Lisa Y. Henderson—a Wilson County native, WCGS member, researcher, and writer. In her lecture, she talks about the local history and heritage of Wilson County’s early African American community, including information on the earliest recorded account of African Americans in Wilson County. In addition, Henderson discusses the difficulties of researching African American family history, early communities, and provides links to places where she has gathered her information so that others may also use the resources. Her blog was highlighted here last year as a great example of how DigitalNC is used on the web.”


  1. Any information existing on a Charlie Jenkins who was married to or lived with Geneva Thompson Mercer ( b.1906 – 1993) Had a son Robert Allen Jenkins (b. 1927)

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