Darlington District Genealogy
Chapter of The South Carolina
John Carroll Skinner's
Genealogical Collection Index
JOHN CARROLL SKINNER GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION: John Carroll Skinner was a professional genealogist and author with strong ties to Darlington, Lee, and Sumter Counties, SC. Skinner's genealogical interests were not limited just to these counties, but embraced all areas of South Carolina. He was well known for his comprehensive research, his knowledge of the available resources, and his leadership in the South Carolina Genealogical Society. Upon his death, his genealogical collection consisted of tens of thousands of index cards, hundreds of books and files, and scores of completed genealogical research projects. For several years this collection remained in storage awaiting a fitting home. The Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS approached Skinner's heirs and asked that the Skinner Genealogical Collection be housed in the Hartsville Genealogical Research Library. The ODDC SCGS would undertake the massive task of sorting, cataloging, and making available to the public this collection. In early 1998, the ODDC SCGS was given this opportunity by the Skinner family. The Skinner Genealogical Collection was placed at the Hartsville Genealogical Research Library. After a year of work, the collection was finally made fully available to the public in early 1999.
and subjects listed below represent only a portion of the Skinner Genealogical
Collection. This index of the tens of thousands of cards was prepared by ODDC
SCGS officer, Lynn W. Lee. Some topics are represented by only a few cards
in the Skinner Collection, other topics may be represented by scores of index
I OBTAIN COPIES FROM THIS COLLECTION?
IS CONTAINED IN THE SKINNER GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION? The collection consists of thousands of
index cards. The information
focuses primarily on South Carolina, although other states are represented. Below are several samples of the type of information that is
contained in the collection.
invited to visit the Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, 114 South Fourth
Street, Hartsville, SC to conduct your own research in this collection. Copies
may be made in person at the library.
AM OUT OF TOWN (STATE), CAN I OBTAIN COPIES?
YES, please read further.
Due to the
overwhelming response that we have had to this list, we are going to try to fill
requests for copies by mail. However, please keep in mind that our staff is
"all volunteer," and most of our folks work full time, so please be
DO I FIND THE SURNAME OR TOPIC I AM INTERESTED IN? A little trick.. if you do not want to
scroll all of these names. Go up and click on "Edit" at the top of
your screen. Then click on "Find" or it may say "Find in Top
Window." Put in the name you are looking for and it will go to it on this
DO I ORDER COPIES OF THE
INFORMATION IN THE SKINNER GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION?
Copies of the cards in the Skinner Genealogical Collection are 33 cents
each, postpaid. There is a MINIMUM
ORDER of $10.00.
THE NUMBER OF CARDS IS LISTED NEXT TO THE SURNAME OR TOPIC THE PROCEDURE IS
Determine how many cards are in the set(s) you desire.
Multiply the number of cards by .33.
Mail a check or money order payable to ODDC SCGS to the address below and
your order will be filled as quickly as possible.
Barrett Family- 44 cards
times .33 = $14.52.
Anchors Family- 25 cards + Beach Family- 3 cards + Broom Family- 16 cards
+ Boulware Family- 11 cards = 55 cards times .33 = $18.15.
Ambrose Family- 13 cards times .33 = $4.29 (Sorry, MINIMUM ORDER OF $10.00.
If you desire, you MAY purchase only these 13 cards, but the cost is
IF THE NUMBER
OF CARDS IS NOT LISTED NEXT TO THE SURNAME OR TOPIC, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS
PROCEDURE: Select the families or
topics you are interested in and e-mail the Chapter's
We will count the number of cards and respond to you in a couple of days.
You can then decide to order the cards.
SEND ORDER AND
REMITTANCE (MINIMUM ORDER OF $10.00) TO:
District Chapter, SCGS
PO BOX 175
HARTSVILLE, SC 29551-0175
HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.
You may email Chapter's
for further information.
A NOTE FROM A SATISFIED RESEARCHER
I got the copies of the cards for Mozingo and Kea last week. I really appreciate your quick response. I see in your note that there are an additional 150 cards for the surname Key. I think I will wait on that. I'm hoping to get up that direction this summer and I will check those then. In checking land records I had come across a Mozingo name - Jesse Mozingo - I wasn't familiar with as a witness in an 1806 land transaction and had hoped to find a possible lead on him.
Thanks for all your help.
Skinner Card Collection Index
You may email Chapter's Officers for further information