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Old Darlington District Genealogy 
Chapter of The South Carolina 
Genealogical Society

South Carolina Genealogical Society
Publications Contest Awards

Hartsville Genealogical Research Library
114 South Fourth Street
(mailing address P.O. Box 175)
Hartsville, SC 29551-0175

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  The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. Publications Competition is held annually. 
   
The goals of this competition are to:

   ·        Encourage excellence in genealogical research.
    ·        Promote the publication of genealogical material related to South Carolina.
   
·        Recognize publications which achieve the highest genealogical standards.
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South Carolina Genealogical Society
2005 Publications Awards

The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. Publications Competition is held annually.  The goals of this competition are to:

     ·        Encourage excellence in genealogical research.
·        Promote the publication of genealogical material related to South Carolina .
·        Recognize publications which achieve the highest genealogical standards.

The 2005 Publications Competition was divided into seven categories. S.C.G.S. President John L. Andrews, Jr. presented awards at the 2005 Fall S.C.G.S. Annual Meeting held in Sumter on October 15, 2005.  Awards were based upon nominations and were judged by a panel of three judges with no affiliation with the S.C.G.S.  These judges included:  Lloyd Bockstruck, genealogy librarian at the Dallas , Texas Public Library, and winner of the National Genealogical Society’s Genealogical Librarian of the Year Award, Robin Copp, librarian South Caroliniana Library, Columbia , SC , and Ken Thomas, genealogy columnist for the Atlanta Journal – Constitution. 

Category I- Best S.C.G.S. Chapter Quarterly Publication

One quarterly from a Chapter with 100 or fewer members was entered.

Genealogical Roots and Branches, Old Ninety Six District Chapter, SCGS, edited by Henrietta Morton and Josephine Wash. Fall 2004 and Winter 2004 issues submitted. Nominated by Old Ninety Six District Chapter, SCGS.

WINNER- Genealogical Roots and Branches, Old Ninety Six District Chapter, SCGS, edited by Henrietta Morton and Josephine Wash.

Judges’ comments- … “is printed very well for a small society. Keep up the good work.”

 

Two quarterlies entered in 2005 Contest from chapters with more than 100 members.

Darlington Flag, Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS. Edited by John L. Andrews, Jr. Winter and Spring 2005 issues submitted. Nominated by Doris M. Bateman, President Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS.

Pinckney District Chapter Quarterly, Pinckney District Chapter, SCGS. Edited by Rebekah P. Gray. December 2004 and March 2005 issues submitted. Nominated by Pinckney District Chapter, SCGS.

WINNER- Darlington Flag, Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS. Edited by John L. Andrews, Jr.

Judges’ comments- “Looks good, content excellent.”

 

Category II- Best S.C.G.S. Periodical Newsletter  

One newsletter from a Chapter with 100 or fewer members was entered.

Catawba – Wateree Messenger, Catawba - Wateree Chapter, SCGS.  Edited by William Guerry Felden.  May and June 2005 issues submitted. Nominated by William Guerry Felden, editor. 

WINNER- Catawba – Wateree Messenger, Catawba - Wateree Chapter, SCGS.  Edited by William Guerry Felden. 

Judges’ comments- “Good data.”

 

Four entries in this category, from Chapters with more than 100 members.

Chesterfield District Chronicle, Chesterfield District Chapter, SCGS.  Edited by Sharon F. Corey.  Winter and Spring 2005 issues submitted. Nominated by Chesterfield District Chapter, SCGS. 

Pee Dee Queue, Pee Dee Chapter, SCGS.  Edited by Jo Church Dickerson.  July / August and September / October 2004 issues submitted. Nominated by Pee Dee Chapter, SCGS. 

Quill, Old Edgefield District Chapter, SCGS.  Edited by Carol Hardy Bryan . September / October and November / December 2004 issues submitted. Nominated by Old Edgefield District Chapter, SCGS. 

Sumter Black River Watchman, Sumter Chapter, SCGS.  Edited by Geraldine “Jay” Ingersoll.  October and November 2004 issues submitted. Nominated by Sumter Chapter, SCGS. 

WINNER- Sumter Black River Watchman, Sumter Chapter, SCGS.  Edited by Geraldine “Jay” Ingersoll.   

Judges’ Comments- “Good content.”

Category III- Best Article in an S.C.G.S. Publication

One entry in this category from a Chapter with 100 or fewer members.

“Scotch Cross: A Home and Family History,” by Charles Andrews. Published in Genealogical Roots and Branches, Old Ninety Six District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society, edited by Henrietta Morton and Josephine Wash. Appeared in Volume 25, issues 1, 2, & 3. Nominated by Old Ninety Six District Chapter, SCGS.

WINNER- “Scotch Cross: A Home and Family History,” by Charles Andrews. Published in Genealogical Roots and Branches, Old Ninety Six District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society, edited by Henrietta Morton and Josephine Wash.

Judges’ comments- “Very well researched…nostalgia piece, a lot of work.” … “well done with good citations.”

Nine entries in this category from Chapters with more than 100 members.

Censuses, Mortality, and Tombstones of Early Anderson County , South Carolina ,” by James E. McConnell.  Published in the Carolina Herald, South Carolina Genealogical Society, edited by Patricia G. Rivers. Appeared in the January – March 2005 issue. Nominated by John L. Andrews, Jr., President, South Carolina Genealogical Society.

Descendants of Peter Mellet, The Immigrant, Now Eligible for Huguenot Society Membership,” by James A. Nettles.  Published in the Carolina Herald, South Carolina Genealogical Society, edited by Patricia G. Rivers. Appeared in the July – September  2004 issue. Nominated by John L. Andrews, Jr., President, South Carolina Genealogical Society.

“Head, Adams, and Devore: Connections Between Edgefield District , SC and Alabama ,” Compiled by Jo Justus Bennett. Published in the Quill, Old Edgefield District Chapter, SCGS, Edited by Carol H. Bryan. Appeared in the July / August 2004 issue. Nominated by Carol H. Bryan, editor.

James Williams,” by Edith Greisser.  Published in the Carolina Herald, South Carolina Genealogical Society, edited by Patricia G. Rivers. Appeared in the July – September  2004 issue. Nominated by John L. Andrews, Jr., President, South Carolina Genealogical Society.

“John and Ann Williams Hardy: Documentation on the Family,” (10 part series), compiled by Carol Hardy Bryan. Published in the Quill, Old Edgefield District Chapter, SCGS, Edited by Carol H. Bryan. Appeared in the May / June 2003 through January / February 2005 issues. Nominated by Carol H. Bryan, compiler.

“Lost Minutes of Big Stephens Creek Baptist Church ,” by Carol H. Bryan. Published in the Quill, Old Edgefield District Chapter, SCGS, Edited by Carol H. Bryan. Appeared in the January / February 2004 issue. Nominated by Carol H. Bryan, author.

Marion County Newspaper Account of The Hanging of Moses Harrelson of Horry County , 1857,” by Jo Church Dickerson.  Published in the Carolina Herald, South Carolina Genealogical Society, edited by Patricia G. Rivers. Appeared in the April – June  2005 issue. Nominated by John L. Andrews, Jr., President, South Carolina Genealogical Society.

Origins of the First South Carolinians ,” by Dr. Charles H. Lesser.  Published in the Carolina Herald, South Carolina Genealogical Society, edited by Patricia G. Rivers. Appeared in the April – June  2005 issue. Nominated by John L. Andrews, Jr., President, South Carolina Genealogical Society.

“Rowell, Carmichael and Related Records: An Abundance of Clues,” by Jo Church Dickerson. Published in the Pee Dee Queue, Pee Dee Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society, edited by Jo Church Dickerson. Appeared in May – June 2005 issue. Nominated by Pee Dee Chapter, SCGS.

WINNER- “Rowell, Carmichael and Related Records: An Abundance of Clues,” by Jo Church Dickerson. Published in the Pee Dee Queue, Pee Dee Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society, edited by Jo Church Dickerson.

Judges’ comments- “Well presented, good genealogical information, shows how to use records and has citations.”  “Exciting discovery, show how to do research and to evaluate when new data appears….This kind of article shows techniques and that one should not give up hope and invites further updates.”

Category IV- Best Book by an S.C.G.S. Chapter (100+ members) 

One entry in this category, from a Chapter with more than 100 members.

Extracts from Darlington, S.C., Newspapers: The Civil War and Reconstruction, Volume I, 1860 – 1868, by Robert M. DeFee and John L. Andrews, Jr., published by Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS.

 

WINNER- Extracts from Darlington , S.C., Newspapers: The Civil War and Reconstruction, Volume I, 1860 – 1868, by Robert M. DeFee and John L. Andrews, Jr., published by Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS.

Judges’ comments- “Well done! And it will be extremely useful especially as the index is very thorough – especially appreciated are the subject entries! (i.e. Free Negroes).”

Category V- Best South Carolina Family History

Six entries in this category. 

Benjamin Family of Laurens County , SC , 2003 Revision, by Richard W. Fowler. Nominated by Richard W. Fowler author.

Caldwell Family of Spartanburg County , South Carolina , Book 3, 2003 Revision, by Carroll Wayne Caldwell and Richard W. Fowler. Nominated by Carroll Wayne Caldwell and Richard W. Fowler authors.

George Galphin: Indian Trading Patriot of Georgia and South Carolina : Families of his Children of Three Races, by Isabel Vandervelde. Nominated by Isabel Vandervelde, author.

  Hines Bush Family, And Other Related People of Color from Barnwell District , South Carolina , 1842 – 2004, by Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly. Nominated by Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly, author.

Jesse Weatherford Family of Darlington County , South Carolina , by Jeannine Walton Talwar. Nominated by Doris M. Bateman, President Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS.

Let Me Tell It My Way: A Farm Girl’s Story, 1923 -- 2000, by Lucille Berry Easterling. Nominated by Lucille Berry Easterling, author.

WINNER- Hines Bush Family, And Other Related People of Color from Barnwell District , South Carolina , 1842 – 2004, by Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly. Nominated by Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly, author.

Judges’ comments- “Great addition to African – American genealogy. As difficult as it is to find African – American sources, she has, and documented her facts.”

 

Category VI- Best South Carolina Genealogical Book

Two entries in this category.

Hines Bush Family, And Other Related People of Color from Barnwell District , South Carolina , 1842 – 2004, by Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly. Nominated by Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly, author.

Tell Them That We Have Gone On: A Survey of African – American Cemeteries in McCormick County , South Carolina , by Claude Gilchrist. Nominated by Dr. Constance McNeill, President Old Edgefield District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society.

WINNER- Tell Them That We Have Gone On: A Survey of African – American Cemeteries in McCormick County , South Carolina , by Claude Gilchrist.

Judges’ comments- “A definite contribution to South Carolina genealogy.”

Category VII- Best South Carolina Local History Book

Seven entries in this category.

Beaverdam Creek: True Stories About a Branch of the Little River in Laurens County , South Carolina , by Richard W. Fowler.  Nominated by Richard W. Fowler, author.

Cateechee Story, by Jerry Alexander.  Nominated by Marguerite Swank, Old Pendleton District Chapter, SCGS.

Hartsville, My Town by Carson Steen, compiled by Betty Sue Watkins Wilkie.  Nominated by Doris M. Bateman, President, Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS.

Heritage of Chesterfield County , South Carolina , 2004, by Historical Society of Chesterfield County . Nominated by Sharon F. Corey, president Chesterfield District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society.

Journal of Warren Franklin Robertson, M.D., by Edith Greisser.  Nominated by Edith Greisser, author.

Laurens County, Ghosts of the Past, by Richard Fowler.  Nominated by Richard Fowler, author.

Murder and Mayhem in Old Kershaw: And in Nearby Sections of Lancaster , Kershaw, and Chesterfield Counties , by Miles Gardner.  Nominated by Sharon F. Corey, President Chesterfield District Chapter, SCGS.

WINNER- Cateechee Story, by Jerry Alexander.  Nominated by Marguerite Swank, Old Pendleton District Chapter, SCGS.

Judges’ comments- “Great photographs and valuable sources…”

A copy of each nominated publication has been deposited at the SCGS Archives located at the Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, 114 South Fourth Street , Hartsville , SC. For library days and hours of operation please visit the WEB site at:  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/7212

 In addition, one copy of each publication has been deposited at the South Caroliniana Library on the campus of the University of South Carolina . 

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