MA, History, University of South Carolina

BA, Major: History; Minors: Greek and Political Science, Furman University, magna cum laude

Certificate, Modern Archives Institute, National Archives

Certificate, South Carolina Executive Institute

Professional experience

AJH Historical Enterprises


Genealogical and Historical Consulting

University of South Carolina - Aiken

2002 - present - Adjunct Faculty, Department of History

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

1968 – 2001: Reference, Public Programs, Education, Special Programs

2001-present: Consultant


Beaufort: a History (publication expected April 2005)

Branches: Basic Sources for South Carolina Genealogy (series

airs March 2005, SCETV Hi-Definition Channel;

April 2005, ETV (regular channel))

South Carolina Map, Historical Annotations (George F. Cram & Co.) (2004)

*South Carolinians in the War for American Independence ( 2000)

*The Many Faces of Slavery (co-author, 1999)

South Carolina Secedes: A Drama in Three Acts (1998)

South Carolina’s African American Confederate Pensioners (1998)

Silent Cities: Cemeteries and Classrooms (1997)

Unsung Heroines of the Carolina Frontier (1997)

*African American Genealogical Research (co-author, rev. ed.1996)

SC Court Records: An Introduction for Genealogists (co-author, 1993)

Changing Face of South Carolina Politics (co-author, 1993)

First Baptist Church of Irmo (1992)

Researching Family History: A Workbook (1992; rev, 1996)

Harbison: an Historical Overview (1986)

* SC State Library recognition as one of the top ten governmental documents published that year.

Professional memberships

Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society (charter member and vice-president)

National Genealogical Society

Joseph McDowell Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Society of American Archivists (Chair, Reference, Access and Outreach Division, 1981-1983)

South Carolina Archival Association (President, 2005)

South Carolina Council for the Social Studies

South Carolina Historical Association


County Focus

Discovering Carolina

Henderson County Genealogical & Historical Journal

Herald (South Carolina Genealogical Society)

South Carolina Encylopedia (publication expected in 2005/2006)

South Carolina Historical Association Journal

South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research

Awards received

Governor's Archives Award, 2006

Richland Sertoman of the Year 2000

Willie Parker Peace Book Award, Society of North Carolina Historians, 1997

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest (1997-present); Who’s Who in America (1998-present); Who’s Who in the World (1998-present)