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Edgefield, SC Genealogy Resources with Tonya A. Browder

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Join Tonya A. Browder - Director of the Tompkins Memorial Library to learn about the rich history and historical documents and genealogical information available in Edgefield County, South Carolina. 


Since becoming Director, Tonya A. Browder  has played an important role in the organization of the library's materials and has published a number of resource books on Edgefield County genealogy.


She received a BA cum laude in History from the University of South Carolina at Aiken in 1992.  Starting in 1991, Tonya worked for seven years as Community Historian for the Savannah River Archaeological Research Program, a division of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology.  Her work involved conducting an oral history project on the former towns and hamlets of the Savannah River Site and from this research, she co-authored two books, Memories of Home: Dunbarton and Meyers Mill Remembered and, Memories of Home: Reminiscences of Ellenton.  


Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi).