Sumter County Genealogical Center

Membership Meetings 2022

Date:  01/17/2022

Time: 7:30 pm (EST)

Speaker –  Mr. Joseph Matheson

Topic –  Camden’s Six Confederate Generals.

Date:  02/21/2022

Time: 7:30 pm (EST)

Speaker –  Mr. Michael Thomas

Topic –  Wade Hampton’s Iron Scouts.

Date:  03/21/2022

Time: 7:30 pm (EST)

Speaker –  Former members of the 521 All-Stars 

Topic –  Talk about the book about their experiences, The 521 All-Stars, A Championship Story of Baseball and Community

Date:  04/18/2022

Time: 7:30 pm (EST)

Speaker – Zack Cook & Chief William Goins

Topic –  How the Privateer Indian Community emerged.  Thomas Gibbs Sr. and his role in the Revolutionary War and his friendship with General Thomas Sumter. Discussion of the formation of the Goins Indian Community of Greeleyville, South Carolina. The Black River Indian Nation is a direct continuance of the Goins Indian Community of Greeleyville and all present members descend from the founding members of this community and in turn, those of the Privateer Indian Community.

Date:  05/16/2022

Time: 7:30 pm (EST)

Speaker –  David Branson

Topic –  Presentation on Raymond Bland, son of H.C. Bland, the owner of the swamp land north of Liberty Street that eventually became Swan Lake.

No Speaker for June, July or August 2022

Date:  09/19/2022

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker –  Dr. Walter Curry

Topic –  The Thompson Family: Untold Stories From The Past (1830-1960)

Date:  10/17/2022

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker –  TBA

Topic –  TBA

Date:  11/22/2022

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker –  TBA

Topic –  TBA

Date:  12/19/2022

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker –  None

Topic –  Anyone can share their Genealogy/Family history stories.

Membership Meetings are Open to the Public

Membership Meetings are at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church at 912 Haynsworth St, Sumter, SC 29150

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