Sumter County Genealogical Center

Membership Meetings 2024

Date:  01/15/2024

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker -USC Professor Emerita Pat McNeely.

Topic –  PowerPoint presentation about her new book, “Elizabeth & Ann Timothy: America’s first female journalists in Colonial and Revolutionary times.”

*Presentation is co-sponsored by the South Carolina Humanities Council.

Date:  02/19/2024

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker –  Austin China

Topic –  African American Civil War Soldiers from Sumter County.

Will discuss pre and post war genealogy for African Americans serving the Union Army in the United States Colored Troop 104th Infantry Regiment, all of these men were slaves on plantations across Sumter County. During the Occupation of Potter’s Raider’s, they were recruited to join the Union Army, trained in Beaufort SC and stationed in the Low-Country. At the end of thir service the men returned to Sumter County where many were active members in the community.

Date:  03/18/2024

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker – Barbara Kucharczyk

Topic –  Women’s Military Memorial in Washington, D.C., which stands at the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery.


Date:  04/15/2024

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker – Stephanie Gibbons and Faye Carraway

Topic – Grace Baptist Church History

Date:  05/20/2024

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker –  Dianna Roof

Topic –  Temple Sinai Jewish History Center

No Speaker for June, July or August 2024

Date:  09/16/2024

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker –  Ty Atkins

Topic –  Nash-Ligon Family of Sumter

Date:  10/21/2024

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker – TBD

Topic –  TBD

Date:  11/18/2024

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Speaker –  TBD

Topic – TBD

Date:  12/16/2024

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.