General Membership Meeting

Jul 2017

Posted by Claudia Gainey

The  NEXT General Membership Meeting will be held at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church on 912 Haynsworth Street in Sumter, SC 29150.  Our featured speaker is  – —- His topic will be, ” – -“.  This promises to be an absolutely fascinating presentation!   — is a great speaker.  The meeting is open to the public with no admission cost. We would encourage anyone that is not joined the Sumter County Genealogical … Continue reading

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UPCOMING SPEAKERS FOR GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Jul 2017

Posted by Claudia Gainey

Just a reminder that you do not have to be a member to attend our General Membership Meetings. There is no fee to come to the meetings. Meetings are held at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church 912 Haynsworth St, Sumter SC 29150   KEY NOTE SPEAKER FOR 18 SEPTEMBER 2017:    KEY NOTE SPEAKER FOR 16 OCTOBER 2017:   KEY NOTE SPEAKER FOR 20 NOVEMBER 2017: KEY NOTE SPEAKER FOR 18 … Continue reading

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1st Annual South Carolina Native American Heritage Awareness Day Celebration at SC State House

Nov 2013

Posted by Claudia Gainey

The South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs is sponsoring the 1st Annual South Carolina Native American Heritage Awareness Day Celebration at the SC State House North Steps on Monday, November 18, 2013 from 12:00pm until 1:00pm.  The Public and the Media are invited to attend this free event. Special Presentations by elected leaders and Native American Leaders will include the formal reading of State and City of Columbia Proclamations, the … Continue reading

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OurBlackAncestry.com

Jun 2013

Posted by Claudia Gainey

The African American genealogy website, OurBlackAncestry.com (often abbreviated as OBA), is an online repository of records that name the names of people who were enslaved.  Working with a major genealogy company, OBA aims to create a platform where African American researchers will be able to search, view and download copies of records with a click of a button.  This service will be provided FREE of charge and there is no … Continue reading

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A LOOK AROUND THE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Jun 2013

Posted by Claudia Gainey

 

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BREAKING DOWN GENEALOGICAL BRICKWALLS (John L. Andrews, Jr)

May 2013

Posted by Claudia Gainey

I.     IDENTIFY YOUR PROBLEM A.     Gather all the information you can on the individual you are researching.  Pay attention to details.  Don’t neglect to document facts about age, residence, siblings, children, spouse, neighbors, etc. B.     Revisit each reference you have on the individual.  Recheck each fact and date.  Did you correctly interpret each document?  Are there “facts” that cannot be attributed to a source?  Always check the original document. C.     … Continue reading

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Quilting, An American Folkart

May 2013

Posted by Claudia Gainey

The term “quilt” comes from the Latin culcita, meaning a stuffed sack.  The word has come to have two meanings.  It is used as a noun, meaning the 3-layer stitched bedcovering.  It is also used as a verb, meaning the act of stitching through the 3 layers to hold them together.  A quilt is a cloth sandwich, with a top. which is usually the decorated part, a back, and a … Continue reading

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Reunion of Confederate Veterans

May 2013

Posted by Claudia Gainey

Photograph taken at Camp Branch Church July 4, 1908 Research by Caleen Watts indicates that most of those pictured were in the South Carolina 26th Regiment. There were 10 Companies in the Regiment. Manigault’s Battalion, also known as 6th, was made up of men mostly from Sumter, Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties. Anyone who can provide additional information on any of these men, or identify any of those unknown, is urged … Continue reading

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The Sumter Telephone

May 2013

Posted by Claudia Gainey

This article is from the December 4, 1909 issue of the trade magazine Telephony, pages 612-614. The Sumter Company The name Sumter is prominently identified with the history of our country, both telephonic and otherwise. At Fort Sumter the first gun in the Civil War was fired, and at the City of Sumter, S. C., 90 miles away from the fort, belongs the honor of firing the first gun in … Continue reading

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