I started working on my family tree in 1966 near the end of my senior year at The Citadel. It is truly amazing what has become available on-line. My first 30 years were pretty much in musty archives and cemeteries but also many delightful conversations with older folks who knew families. I have much information on families of my home county of Sumter County, S. C. I also have quite a bit on the "Dutch Fork" Swiss-German families in Lexington County, S. C. and adjacent counties around modern day Lake Murray west of capitol city, Columbia, S. C. My "homepage" website URL goes to one page which is my grandfather's graduating high school class (there are similar pages (links from each class page) from 1891-1919 & a link to Dave Pettigrew's awesome Edmunds High School website with classes from 1891 thru 1976...a genealogical gem (http://edmundshigh.com/). I was a local pathologist physician 1975-2019 at Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, S. C.
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