UPCOMING SPEAKERS FOR GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

Oct 2015

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. KEY NOTE SPEAKER FOR NOVEMBER 16: Charles “Chuck” Gibbs  title of his presentation will be “A Victim of John Barleycom”.  It is a story of the murder of Chuck’s great uncle, Charles H. Scott, and the trial that followed.  The story unfolds in Somerset, … Continue reading

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AN OUTSTABDING ACQUISITION

Oct 2015

Posted by Claudia Gainey

GENEROUSLY DONATED BY SUMTER’S HOME CHAPTER, NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN, A THREE VOLUME  SET: America’s Women in the Revolutionary Era  1760-1790 MIL REV 35:  America’s Women in the Revolutionary Era  1760-1790, A History Through Bibliography  Vol 1 Subjects Part 1 MIL REV 37: America’s Women in the Revolutionary Era 1760-1790, A History Through Bibliography Vol 3 Authors and Chronology

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MEMBERSHIP

Jan 2015

Posted by Claudia Gainey

It’s that time again to renew your membership for 2015.  If you have not done this yet; please do so.  You can go by the Center or print an application from this site and mail it with your check to the address provided on the application.  Thanks

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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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September 16, 2013 General Membership Meeting

Sep 2013

Posted by Claudia Gainey

The September 16, 2013 General Membership will be held at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church on Haynesworth Street in Sumter, SC.  Our featured speaker is Brent Burgin, Director of the Native American Studies Archive at USC Lancaster. His topic will be, “Mrs. Bessie Raffield Dunlap and the Bethel Presbytery Mission School on the Catawba Indian Reservation:  The Origins of Catawba Literacy”.  This promises to be an absolutely facinating presentation!  Mr. Burgin … 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

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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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