With that in mind, I'm going to try something new in the Facebook group: a Question of the week, every Tuesday. I have pages and pages of questions I've already thought up. I'm focusing on questions that I hope could help the whole group. I'm impressed the group has grown to 76 members, for a relatively small research area. I'm also thankful that sometimes people post their questions or things about their family. Hope to see much more sharing soon. As a moderator I regrettably haven't been very active except to screen each post to make sure it isn't spam, etc. I am ready to be more involved now. I'm hoping a question of the week might help us learn more from each other, and encourage others to speak up about their own research questions. I recently got the Facebook Groups phone app, so I can immediately see requests to join, and check posts the second they post. This helps me see posts before they get lost in my feed. I'm seeing you can pre-write posts to send to FaceBook groups. So even if I'm having a bad day that Tuesday, I can still have a post written earlier, to try to keep things consistent.
Facebook Group link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/MecklenburgVAGen/
I also hope people understand that I never really wanted to just hear myself or only share stuff I learned. Preservation of history and stories is what I want the most. So if you have ancestry from Mecklenburg, (or neighboring areas with Mecklenburg connections), I'd love to read and/or post your stories. Here or in the Facebook Group. Even if we aren't related. I enjoy and prefer collaboration. I feel preserving stories and family history is very rewarding.