Thanks Marc for the heads up on this book. Vance is a very learned man in regards to the Yeasah. I have read numerous articles he has written and have chatted with him via FB. I just ordered and cannot wait to get it.
I am going to purchase it as well. Darlene helped Vance with the editing, and Chief Jamie of the New River Catawba wrote the review. His posts on SaponiTown are under ‘Vance’ and ‘Vance Hawkins’. He has done a considerable amount of research.
I’ll do my best to help Vanessa. Haven’t read Vance’s latest book yet. I’m standing on the shoulders of all the researchers who came before me on this forum, Linda Carter, Bill Childs, TeachTeach, DreamingHawk, Rick Haithcock, Brenda Collins-Dillon… and many others, I could go on.
If you search the fourms here for the surnames of your ancestors, and they are more unique names like Sizemore, Oxendine, Boling you may quickly find post from someone who has compiled information on your lines. If they are common names like Jones, Smith, Miller… it may take some time to dig. .
Also if there are locations and time periods were your can identify your ancestors were, it may correspond with a larger group.
If it is DNA you are looking at you can search DNA relatives for common Saponi surnames.
If you post what you are searching for in the Genealogy Research forum I will see what I can do.