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HCH&GS Wins Award for Excellence in Publishing!


     The 2017 Award for Excellence in Publishing for a Book of Abstracts of an Original NC Record was presented to the Hyde Co. Historical and Genealogical Society for its recent publication of Early Hyde County, North Carolina Marriage Records:  1735-1899.  The book was edited by Linda Gray Mayo who accepted the award in Raleigh on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Linda is also the current president of the Hyde Society.

     As the NCGS information notes: “This well-done and well-presented hardcover book abstracts one marriage contract, sixty-three marriage bonds, and over three thousand licenses and certificates, the latter providing names of parents, race, date and place of marriage, officiant, and witnesses.”  It continues by highlighting the book’s “clean, uncluttered appearance and easy to follow layout” and remarks that it is a “very valuable resource for Hyde County researchers.”

     For more information about the book, contact the HCH&GS at PO Box 517, Engelhard, NC  27824, telephone 252-542-0000 or email

Linda at NCGS Awards Presentation

Linda at Book Signing

© 2017 Kay Midgett Sheppard