South Carolina

Calendar of Genealogy Events in South Carolina:

Would you like to add a new entry to this page? Would you also delete any information about past events? To do so, click on edit this page above.

All URLs should start with "http://" (without the quotes). Want to learn more about how to add or edit pages in this calendar? Click here.

Saturday,February 10, 2018

-The Grand Strand Genealogy Club will be holding their regular monthly meeting, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at the Chapin Library, 400 14th Ave.N., Myrtle Beach beginning at 10:00 AM.
Please note NEW START TIME
This month professional Genealogist Cheri Hudson Passey of Carolina Girl Genealogy, LLC, and club member.will be presenting "Back to School-Genealogy Education". Cheri will show us options for free and fee-based ways to build our genealogy skills. No matter how long you've been researching, there's always something new to learn!
The Grand Strand Genealogy Club is free to the public. All visitors welcome!
Afterward, join us for a "Dutch Treat" Luncheon at Harry's Breakfast Pancakes (2306 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach)
and continue the conversation!
Hope to see you there!

International African American Museum to Present Free Genealogy Seminars Every Saturday in February

The International African American Museum (IAAM) in Charleston, SC will present free genealogy programming every Saturday in February.

Saturday, February 3: Gullah Society and the IAAM’s Center for Family History (CFH) present "Update on Anson Street African Burial Ground" and "Who Are Your People? Beginning African American Genealogy." Charleston County Public Library Auditorium, 3pm-5pm.

Saturday, February 10: Bernice Bennett, host of the BlogTalkRadio show Research at the National Archives and Beyond, will present "Discover Your Ancestor’s Journey in Civil War Pension Files" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Connecting the Dots Through DNA Research" at Edisto Hall at James Island County Park, 1pm-4:30pm. Sponsored by Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and IAAM | CFH.

Saturday, February 17: IAAM | CFH will present "Breaking Through the 1870 Brick Wall in African American Genealogy" and "I Discovered the Slaveholder. What's Next? Documenting Enslaved Ancestors." Shannon Christmas, MCP will present "Using DNA for African American Genealogy," Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, Florence, SC, 10am-5pm. Sponsored by the Jamestown Foundation and IAAM | CFH.

Saturday, February 24: IAAM | CFH and The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor will present "Tracing Your Gullah Geechee Roots" and "Documenting Your USCT Veteran Ancestors," Johns Island Regional Library, 2:30pm-4:30pm.

All events are free and open to the public.

About the IAAM:

Nearly half of all enslaved Africans forced to America through the Transatlantic Slave Trade arrived in Charleston, and the vast majority disembarked at Gadsden’s Wharf, the future home of the International African American Museum (IAAM) and one of the most significant and sacred sites of the African American experience in the Western hemisphere. The IAAM, a museum, memorial and site of conscience, will present unvarnished history and culture, commemorate and celebrate the foundational role that Africans and their descendants played in the making of America, and highlight their diasporic connections around the world.

The IAAM will include immersive, interactive exhibits engaging to all ages and feature the Center for Family History (CFH), a leading genealogy archive, with a special focus on African American genealogy, that will help visitors identify their individual threads in the complex tapestry of history. Through a variety of resources and programs, the CFH will help individuals and families advance their understanding of their family’s history and the role their ancestors played in shaping American history.

July 13-14, 2018
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
The Legal Genealogist is coming to South Carolina!

If you have already heard her, you know you want to hear her again, and if you haven't heard her, you need to be at the
South Carolina Genealogy Society, INC.
46th Annual Summer Workshop
South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, S.C.

A genealogist with a law degree, Judy G. Russell is a lecturer; educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law. She has a bachelor's degree in political science and journalism from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a law degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, and holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer credentials from the Board for Certification of Genealogists where she serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is the coordinator of the Advanced Genealogical Methods and Evidence Analysis course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at the University of Georgia. Judy is a Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother's side and entirely in Germany on her father's side. Visit her website at
Judy will do 2 sessions each day!

Friday: 1.When World's Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records.
2. After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History Through DNA.

Saturday: 1. Don't Forget the Ladies…. A Genealogist's Guide to Women and the Law in Early America.
2. DNA and the Golden Rule: The Law and Ethics of Genetic Genealogical.

2 Day Event

Total of 22 Sessions – 18 Speakers
Topics include: DNA, Law and Genealogy, Methodology, Native American, African American, CSI-Dixie, SC Records, and More….To be announced
Vendors: To be announced
More Info:

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

This page was last updated 02 Feb 2018 16:13.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License