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Woodfork Genealogy, LLC is Researching the History of the District of Columbia Fire Department

Woodfork Genealogy, LLC is Researching the History of the District of Columbia Fire Department in the 1950s and 1960s.

Washington, DC, June 22, 2018 --( Marion Woodfork Simmons, owner of Woodfork Genealogy, LLC, is researching the integration of the District of Columbia Fire Department. Individuals who were affiliated with the DC Fire Department in the 1950s or 1960s are encouraged to share their experiences and memorabilia. Other individuals with knowledge about the fire department during this time period may also participate.

Ms. Simmons is interested in the experiences of firefighters who worked in the fire department in the 1950s and 1960s, discrimination lawsuits that were filed during the 1960s, and firemen’s interactions with the doctors at the Police and Fire Clinic during the 1960s.

Individuals having information to share may contact Marion Woodfork Simmons at (301) 549-3659 or

About Woodfork Genealogy, LLC

Woodfork Genealogy LLC was founded by Marion Woodfork Simmons in 2004. The mission of the company is to empower ordinary people to preserve family and community history.

In 2009, Woodfork Genealogy LLC initiated the Union High School History Project to preserve the history of Union High School in Caroline County, Virginia. The end result of the project was a self-published book titled Memories of Union High: An Oasis in Caroline County, Virginia 1903-1969. Memories of Union High was recognized by two national organizations. It was a Finalist in the African American Non-Fiction category by the National Indie Excellence Book Awards and a Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards.

Simmons has received several awards for her efforts to preserve local history. She was the recipient of the 2014 Caroline Historical Society Annual CHS Award for preserving and promoting the history of Caroline County, Virginia. In 2012, she was recognized by the Caroline County Board of Supervisors for preserving the history of Union High School and publishing Memories of Union High. She was the recipient of the 2012 Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Meritorious Achievement Award for distinguished performance through a significant and measurable contribution to African American history and genealogy.

She has lectured and been interviewed to discuss how ordinary people can preserve the history of the communities where they live.
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Woodfork Genealogy, LLC
Marion Woodfork Simmons
(301) 549-3659
PO Box 505
Burtonsville, MD 20866-1163

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