Local History Author to Discuss Genealogy and Local History on GeneaBloggers Radio

Burtonsville, MD, January 20, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Marion Woodfork Simmons, a family historian and author, will be a guest on GeneaBloggers Radio on Friday, January 20, 2012 starting at 9pm Eastern with host Thomas MacEntee. The show is titled Go Local: Local History and Genealogy. She will discuss how she combined her love for genealogy and local history to write a local history book.

Ms. Simmons founded the Union High History Project to preserve the history of Union High School. The end result of the project is book titled, Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969. She will discuss her experience with the Union High History project and provide tools tips and strategies for preserving local history.

Ms. Simmons believes preserving local history is not just the responsibility of professional historians but must start with the ordinary people who live, work and have an interest in the community. She hopes to inspire other family historians and genealogist to take an active role in preserving local history.

She will also be giving away a free autographed copy of her book to one eligible listener.

Woodfork Genealogy, LLC
Marion Woodfork Simmons
(301) 549-3659
PO Box 505
Burtonsville, MD 20866-1163