SOUTH CAROLINA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Old Marion District
(Marion, Florence, & Dillon Counties)
Pee Dee Chapter Officers
|Welcome to the site of the Pee Dee
Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society. We
are one of the oldest chapters in the state. We've been
around since 1976, when our charter members began
organizing a new genealogical society to serve the Pee
Dee area. We organized with the primary goals and aims of
furthering genealogical research in the Pee Dee area, and
of preserving and making available the old records,
especially those of Old Marion District.
When we began, we were the only genealogical society in the Pee Dee Section of South Carolina. Since then, other genealogical societies have been established in some of the other Pee Dee counties. We have welcomed Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, and the Chesterfield Chapter, SCGS. In addition, there are Historical Societies in Horry and Williamsburg Counties that are very active in genealogical research. So the Pee Dee Chapter has come to primarily focus on the counties that evolved from Old Marion District - Dillon, Marion, and Florence Counties, and on Marlboro County (old Marlborough District). However we do not exclude information from and about any of the counties that make up the Pee Dee area - many of our families travelled widely and had connections throughout the whole Pee Dee area.
Chapter meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m. We meet in the Pee Dee Federal Savings Bank at 106 Court Street, in Marion, SC. Visitors are welcome. In May there is a Tour and Picnic for chapter members and their invited guests. In December there is a Show and Tell social & potluck. There are no meetings in July and August.
The genealogical collections of the Pee Dee Chapter are housed at the Marion County Archives and History Center.
Annual membership dues are $18 for an individual and $20 for a family. Annual dues for members of other SCGS Chapters are $10. Members receive the Pee Dee Queue (the bimonthly chapter newsletter) and the Carolina Herald, the quarterly newsletter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society.
Send check payable to Pee Dee Chapter to:
The South Carolina Genealogical Society may be contacted via their website.
We have published The Pee Dee Queue - the bimonthly newsletter of the Pee Dee Chapter, SCGS - since 1977. Back issues are available.
Holly L. Moody
Chapter Director (SCGS):
Editor, Pee Dee Queue:
R. Maxcy Foxworth, Jr.
County Archives & History Center
TRIBUTE TO THE FOUNDERS
All below was found in a scrapbook in the Pee Dee Chapter Archives. The scrapbook was apparently kept by one of the early officers, but no name was in evidence on it. We are in the process of fixing up our Chapter Archives files. If anyone has photographs, articles, memorialia or other items of interest we would be delighted to place them - or copies - in the files and make them available to other members and researchers.
of the Pee Dee Chapter of the South Carolina
Genealogical Society who were installed at a meeting here
Sunday are, from the left: Walter Clay, Mullins, first
vice president (projects); Mrs. Elizabeth Hendrix
[front], Dillon, president; Mrs. Thelma Clark, Marion,
recording secretary; Mrs. Marilyn Roberts, Latta,
corresponding secretary; Mrs. Joy Horton, Latta,
treasurer; R. Maxcy Foxworth Jr., Marion,
archivist-historian. Dillon Herald, Dillon, S.C.,
Thursday, Jan. 13, 1977
ACCORDING TO Maxcy Foxworth, the names
are, Elizabeth Hendrix in front. Then, from left:
Directors and chairmen of the Pee Dee chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society include, from the left: Haywood A. Stanley, Marion, finance; Mrs. Ben R. Mullins, Marion, constitution; Mrs. Marion Gambrell, Mullins, hospitality; John C. Cottingham, Dillon, director; Doris Dunn, Mullins, director.
members named in the Dillon Herald article of Jan. 13,
attending the October 24, 1976 organizational meeting
the first public organizational meeting for the Pee Dee
This page last revised on July 1, 2017.
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