County historian seeks information for website
CENTREVILLE — At the Queen Anne’s County Commission meeting in early November, County Historian Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin made a presentation regarding the new Queen Anne’s County Histor y website being built that will cover all 310 years of the county’s history.
Primary areas of coverage are: individuals who made significant contributions of any kind to the coun- ty, businesses of all kinds, agri- cultural history, historic properties and those who lived in them through the years, major events — even significant fires — and all major organizations.
The public is requested to submit anything in these named categories as soon as possible that they feel merits being included in the histor y website.
When submitting information, Goodwin asks to leave contact information for followup questions in order to complete the information. The county history website will be the formal information site for all the history of the county.
Areas of special interest are all of Kent Island, all of Grasonville, parts of Queenstown and all of the northern part of the county. A considerable amount of information has been accumulated for Centreville, Goodwin said. If anyone is a descendant of any family in the county during the early 1900s or late 1800s, Goodwin asks them to contact her.
Contact may be made by Facebook personal message to Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin, or on the county history Facebook page, MMRG--History of Queen Anne’s County Data Needs. Information can be mailed to Goodwin at P.O. Box 114, Centreville, MD 21617.
Goodwin said she hopes the website will go live this upcoming summer, though it will take the cooperation of county citizens to assure that no one is left out of the documented history.
MARY MARGARET REVELL GOODWIN