Local Sumter District
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
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.
"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
he does NOT DO GENEALOGY.
Glenn W. Corbett
R.R. 4, Box 1062
Manning, S.C. 29102
Glenn Corbett is an archivist, family researcher, and
He lives in Manning, and is the husband of Windy Corbett, Clarendon
This page was last updated on
September 14, 2000