Local Historian Marion Woodfork Simmons Rewarded

Family Historian Receives Caroline Historical Society Award.

Bowling Green, VA, January 28, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Marion Woodfork Simmons received the 2013 Caroline Historical Society Award during the society’s meeting on January 26, 2014. Ms. Simmons was recognized for her tremendous efforts to research, document, promote, and preserve the history of Caroline County, Virginia.

She is the owner of Woodfork Genealogy LLC in Burtonsville, Maryland whose mission is to empower ordinary people to take an active role in preserving family and community history. In 2009, she initiated the Union High History Project to preserve the history of Caroline County Virginia’s only high school for Negroes during segregation. She interviewed and collected information and artifacts from over 100 alumni, faculty, family and friends. The final result of the project was a self-published book titled Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903 to 1969.

Ms. Simmons has been recognized for her outstanding achievements by the Caroline County Board of Supervisor’s, the USA Best Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Books Awards. She was the recipient of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., Meritorious Achievement Award for 2012 for her significant and measurable contribution to African-American history and genealogy.

Book Information

Title: "Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia" 1903-1969

Author: Marion Woodfork Simmons ISBN: 978-0-615-53092-5

Format: Paperback Pages: 168 pages

Publication Date: November 2011 Size: 8.5” x 11”

Price: $19.99

Available from amazon.com or http://www.woodforkgenealogy.com
Woodfork Genealogy, LLC
Marion Woodfork Simmons
(301) 549-3659
PO Box 505
Burtonsville, MD 20866-1163