One day last month while using Facebook, I had a story appear in my sidebar about a UNC student named Amber Koonce. She is a current senior and was named by Glamour Magazine as one of their Top 10 College Women.
Me being as obsessed as I am, I had to start researching her family tree. Her parents, Donnie & Masherill, were graduates of UNC-Charlotte and thanks to the large collection of yearbooks from the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, I was able to find them easily. Tracing Donnie back further, I located his father and grandmother, Dora Koonce.
However, I am now stuck on Dora. I know she is from Jones County but I don’t know anything about her family. I have a speculation as to how she may fit in with the Koonces I already know about, but I need further documentation or, contact with Amber’s family to see if they can help fill the gap. The research will continue of course
From one UNC Koonce grad to another soon to be one (Amber will graduate in May 2012), I wish her the best of luck! Amber is quite accomplished and I know she has great things ahead of her.