Local Sumter District Researchers

Quite often I am contacted about doing research here in Sumter for those living out of state. I spend much of my spare time working on the Old Sumter District Web pages, transcribing old newspaper, and when I acutally get a chance to do genealogy, I only have the time to work my own family lines. Thus, I am asked for the name of someone who would be willing to do local research. I am listing the names of a few local researchers here as a service to those living out of town and out of state. The folks listed below, live in the area, and are well-known in Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee Counties' genealogical/historical communities. When the word went out about the need to list local researchers on this reference page, they contacted me and let me know that they do research for other people.

THIS LISTING OF LOCAL RESEARCHERS IS PROVIDED AS A FAVOR TO THOSE WHO NEED SUCH INFORMATION. THE MENTION OF A LOCAL RESEARCHER IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THEIR WORK.

IN GENEALOGY AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH, THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES AS TO WHAT WILL BE FOUND WITHIN IN ANY GIVEN TIME FRAME.


Margaret Browning Dinkins
Genealogy is My Hobby
506 Haynsworth Street Sumter, S.C. 29150
803-773-1708

Margaret Browning Dinkins has the time to research family lines other than her own.
An experienced Sumter County researcher, she is able to do genealogical research of local records
and of records in the State Archives as well as at the Caroliniana Library in Columbia.


Bubba McElveen
Mayorbubba@sumter.net

"Mayor Bubba" has 6 filing cabinets full of clippings, old pictures, news articles, post cards,
and a great deal of data on the history of Sumter District.

He is well known as the former "retired" mayor of the city of Sumter.

He serves on the board of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History,
and is the local unofficial Sumter County historian.

He knows a great deal about the places and people of Sumter, but
he does NOT DO GENEALOGY.

Reasonable Rates


Glenn W. Corbett
R.R. 4, Box 1062
Manning, S.C. 29102
803-478-4337
803-435-0328

fscorbett@ftc-i.net

Glenn Corbett is an archivist, family researcher, and WBTS Re-enactor.
He lives in Manning, and is the husband of Windy Corbett, Clarendon County Archivist.


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This page was last updated on September 14, 2000