Local Historian Marion Woodfork Simmons Receives National Recognition.
She is the owner of Woodfork Genealogy LLC in Burtonsville, Maryland whose mission is to empower ordinary people to take an active role in preserving family and community history. In 2009, she initiated the Union High History Project to preserve the history of Caroline County Virginia's only high school for Negroes during segregation. She interviewed and collected information and artifacts from over 100 alumni, faculty, family and friends. The final result of the project was a self-published book titled Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903 to 1969. Ms. Simmons was recognized as a finalist in the African American non-fiction category for the 2012 National Indie Excellence Award, and has received local acclaim for her book.
Ms. Simmons frequently speaks to genealogy groups on the importance of preserving family and community history.
Title: Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969
Author: Marion Woodfork Simmons ISBN: 978-0-615-53092-5
Format: Paperback Pages: 168 pages
Publication Date: November 2011 Size: 8.5” x 11”
Available from amazon.com or http://www.woodforkgenealogy.com
Woodfork Genealogy, LLC
Marion Woodfork Simmons
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PO Box 505
Burtonsville, MD 20866-1163
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|Date:||Nov 20, 2012|
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