Sumter County, SCGenWeb Queries Index Page

Sumter County, South Carolina



To have your query posted by the County Coordinator:

In the interest of keeping the information that is posted here relevant and manageable,
please follow these simple guidelines when posting to Sumter County:

E-mail your query to the email address that you will find on the main page of the Sumter County site.

I am not posting my email address as a link do to spammers.

 I will post your query as soon as I possibly can.

Be sure that " Sumter Query" is in the subject area of your message.

I coordinate the web pages for other counties, so I must know which county you want your query posted to, plus I am on a number of mailing lists so I tend to delete some of the of e-mails that clutter my mail box with out reading all of them unless the subject catches my attention, assuming that it is spam.

 If "Sumter Query" is not placed in the subject area, it might be deleted without being read because there are days when I get 100 or more messages. I just can't read all of them. Please grab my attention with your subject line. I don't want to delete your message by mistake.

I will let you know when I post your query.
If you don't hear from me in a timley manner, please contact me again.

Please remember that I am a volunteer for the SCGenWeb project, and that I only post information to the web pages that I coordinate for others to view via the internet; I am not available for doing any personal research.

I recieve a huge amount of e-mail and I am unable to read it all.

I will be sure to read your message if you place Sumter in the subject line.

If you don't put Sumter in the subject, I may delete your message without reading it!

Queries are usually posted over the weekend

I will do my best to post new queries at least once per week. I teach school, I have a family, and 4 dogs and 6 cats so I might get behind. I always (almost always) get caught up over the weekend. If you see any errors, ommisions, typos, etc. please let me know. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.

I am also coordinating the Clarendon County and the Lee County, South Carolina pages so be sure to let me know which county or counties you want to have your query posted on via the subject line. If you don't mention the county name, I will have to email you back and wait for your reply, which will make the process take longer.

Please Remember

I am quite willing to share information on the surnames that I research, but please understand that I am an amatuer genealogist with limited time for researching my own family lines. I do not research other surnames nor do I have info on other surnames other than from my family tree. I am happy to share my knowledge of Sumter County via the my volunteer work with SCGenWeb, but I am not available for outside research.

Please, do not write to me asking me to do a "quick" lookup in something like a Sumter County census or run to the courthouse for you and mail you a copy of a will. I am sure that you understand.

I won't know anything about your family history unless we happen to share ancestors. I teach middle school math and I spend all of my spare time as a volunteer for the Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee County SCGenWeb sites, volunteering as First Priority Adviser, as a Math Club Coach, and working with the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics. What little spare time I have left, I devote to researching my own family tree. I don't do outside research.

Sumter has one of the best local archives in the state of South Carolina and our courthouse has won awards for their preservation of old records. The Sumter County Library has an entire reference area devoted to genealogy. Come here, to Sumter County to do your research and you'll receive a warm welcome. 

Query Page Links for

Sumter County, South Carolina

Sumter County Queries # 1 October 1996 - March 1997

Sumter County Queries # 2 April 1997 - July 1997

Sumter County Queries # 3 August 1997 - October 1997

Sumter County Queries # 4 November 1997 - January 1998

Sumter County Queries # 5 February 1998 - April 1998

Sumter County Queries # 6 May 1998 - August 1998

Sumter County Queries # 7 September 1998 - December 1998

Sumter County Queries #8 January 1999 - April 1999

Sumter County Queries #9 May 1999 - August 1999

Sumter County Queries # 10 September 1999 - December 31, 1999

Sumter County Queries # 11 January 1, 2000 - May 30, 2000

Sumter County Queries # 12 June 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000

Sumter County Queries # 13 January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001

Sumter County Queries # 14 January 1, 2002 - June 8 - 2003

Sumter County Queries # 15 June 9, 2003 - January 2005

Sumter County Queries # 16 February 1, 2005 - present

Changes In E-mail Addresses or E-mails that Bounce From Query Pages

If a query writer's email address does not work, I will not know what their new e-mail address is.

Please, if your e-mail address changes, let me know.

You'll need to let me know:

Please, if an email that you send bounces,

don't expect me to know the query writer's new e-mail address.

They moved and didn't let me know.

More Information 

Archived Postings From the SCSumter Mailing List

If new subscribers would like to see the old postings, as of December 1, 1997, they began to be archived by Rootsweb at :

Type in SCSumter to search the archives.

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This page was last updated on December 13, 2014