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Fairfield County Genealogy Society
2015 Announcements


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 January 15th, 11:00 AM

 Preservation Tips presented by Gina Price White from Winthrop College Archives
 Fairfield County Archives & Resource Library, 231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180

 February 20th, 7:00 PM

 Documentary film, Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay
 Christ Central Church, 235 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180

 February 21st, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 150th Observance Of The Carolina Campaign Through Fairfield County
 headquartered: Fairfield County Museum grounds, 231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180

 February 28th, 2:00 PM until

 5th Annual St. Paul / Old Zion Heritage Day at St. Paul Baptist Church, Halsellville
 2344 West End Rd, Chester, SC 29706, Jannie Price-Woods at (803) 581-1545 or Email
 Fairfield County Genealogy Society plans to have a booth at this event, 2:00-5:00 PM

 March 11th - 13th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 SC Federation of Museums Conference in Florence, SC
 Fairfield County Genealogy Society (SCFM member) plans to have a booth

 March 13th - 15th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 150th Observance of the Closing Days of the War Between The States
  and the Events of March, 1865 in Chester, SC 29706
 Fairfield County Genealogy Society plans to have a booth at this event on Saturday

 March 19th, 11:00 AM

 Dead Librarian Blog by Debbie Bloom, Richland County Public Library
 Fairfield County Archives & Resource Library, 231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180

 April 16th, 11:00 AM

 Fairfield County Genealogy Society Board Meeting
 Fairfield County Archives & Resource Library, 231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180

 April 18th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 Annual Reunion of the Dutch Fork Chapter of the SC Genealogical Society
 St. Jacobs Lutheran Church, 844 Columbia Avenue, Chapin, SC 29036
 note: location change due to fire in the kitchen/fellowship hall at Mt. Horeb Lutheran Church
 Reservations: (803) 781-2416, 345-3141, 356-1739 or Email Kibler or Email Trotter
 Fairfield County Genealogy Society plans to have a booth at this event

 April 22nd, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)

 Learn to use Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest
 Lexington County Public Library Main Branch Conference Room 1
 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072 - More Information Call: (803) 785-2680

 April 23rd, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

 Winnsboro Rotary Club Spring Barbeque Fund Raiser Featuring Shealy's Barbeque
 Gordon Memorial Family Life Center, 502 Fifth Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180
 $12.50/plate, Pick-Up available, Tickets: Frances Lee O'Neal (803) 635-3027 or Email

 April 23rd, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 The 2015 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
 SC Archives & History Center, Columbia, SC
 Registration & Conference Information

 April 24th, 2:00 PM

 Treat the Fairfield Central High School Reading Honors Students
 Genealogy Class, Storytelling & Ice Cream Treat by Fairfield County Genealogy Society
 Abba's Sweet & Treats (Sam's Ice Cream Shop), S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180

 May 1st – 15th

 May 8 marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day in 1945.
 If you have family members who served in World War II,
 or you are just interested in the time period, access is FREE from May 1st to 15th.
 Visit Fold3’s World War II Collection  Visit Blog

 May 2nd, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 9th Annual Arts on the Ridge Festival
 Century House and at merchant’s locations throughout the Ridgeway Business District
 Contact Town of Ridgeway (803) 337-2213
 Fairfield County Genealogy Society plans to have a booth at this event

 May 9th, 12:00 PM (Noon)

 The Dedicatory Ceremony Unveiling of the CSA Cross of Honor
 Honoring the Service of CSA Veteran Osmund Boulware
 Graveside, Cool Branch Baptist Church
 3770 Cool Branch Road (SC Hwy 215), Blair, SC 29015

 May 15th, 3:00-4:00 PM

 Free Webinar DNA Testing – the Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research
 For More Information

 May 16th, 10:00-4:00 PM

 Home and Garden Tour - $15 Advance or $20 Day of Tour
 Proceeds benefit Mt. Zion Institute
 For information and tickets
 Visit Website or Email or Telephone: 803/712-9428

 May 16th, 12:00-4:00 PM

 Community Spring Event at the Ebenezer AME Church
 1108 W. Peach Road, Winnsboro, SC 29180
 A booth will be presented by the Fairfield County Genealogy Society

 May 17th, 3:00 PM

 Fairfield County Historical Society & Museum Annual Spring Membership Meeting
 Pine Tree Players Theater, 230 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180

 May 19th, 3:30-4:30 PM

 Fairfield County Genealogy Society Board Meeting

 May 25th, 4:00-8:00 PM

 WW II Memorial Monument Parade, Dedication and Reception
 Mt. Zion Campus, Winnsboro, SC 29180

 Sunday, June 7th, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  Sanders Family Reunion
  Nazarene Church, Winnsboro, SC
  Fairfield County Genealogy Society will be there to help you climb your family tree
  Come by and say hello at our booth

 Saturday, June 13th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  Career and Community Resource Fair
  Midlands Technical College-Fairfield Campus
  1674 US Hwy 321 North Business, Winnsboro, SC
  Event is free of charge! Click for more details.
  Fairfield County Genealogy Society will be there to help you climb your family tree
  Come by and say hello at our booth

 Wednesday - Saturday, June 17-20 (UPDATE!, POSTPONED!)

  2015 National Underground Railroad Conference at Hilton Head Island, SC
  POSTPONED: NO LONGER June 17-20-2015
  The dates for the 2015 National Underground Railroad Conference have been unexpectedly
  changed to accommodate government conference procedures. The conference will not
  beheld in June. The conference planning team is re-scheduling the conference dates and
  will send a notice out when they have been finalized. We sincerely apologize for any
  inconvenience caused by this change. This year the annual conference will explore the
  transition from slavery to freedom, while highlighting Hilton Head's Mitchelville, established
  in 1862 as the first self-governing town of formerly enslaved people in America.
  For more information, contact:
    National Program Manager (402-661-1588)
  National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program or
    Southeast Regional Coordinator (404-507-5635)
  Click for more details.

 Thursday, June 18th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  Fairfield County Genealogy Society Board Meeting & Lunch (Banister's)

 Thursday, June 25th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  Ag and Art Tour Fairfield 2015 Kick-off Invitation
  Join us for a fun evening at Terrace Under the Oaks at Mission Ridge Retreat
  601 S Congress Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180
  Zazz by Eboni Ramm & BBQ $10 by Mission Ridge Retreat Restaurant
  A preview of the Ag & Art Sites and/Artisans on tour in Fairfield County, June 27 & 28
  Tickets available at Chamber of Commerce Office
  120 N Congress Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180 for more information phone 803-635-4242

 Saturday, June 27th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM & Sunday, June 28th, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  Ag and Art Tour 2015 Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, and York Counties
  Click for more details.

 Friday & Saturday, July 10th & 11th

  South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc.
  43rd Annual Summer Workshop
  SC Archives and History Center, Columbia, South Carolina
  Detail Information and Registration Information

 Friday, August 14th, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  "Early Religion in South Carolina", by Dr. Susan Wilds McArver
  Professor of Church History and Educational Ministry
  Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC
  Cove Family Restaurant, US 321 South, Winnsboro, South Carolina
  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration, Social Hour & Meal
  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Summer Program
  8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Post Meeting Social Time

September Reunions
Reunion Season is Here!

  (See Reunions)

Friday & Saturday, September 11th & 12th
The BIG Grab 43 Mile Yard Sale

  Fairfield County Genealogy Society will have information booth, Friday 10:00AM until 4:00PM
  No yard sale items this year; you all enjoy the Big Grab!

September Board Meeting
September 23, 2015 - 11:30 AM - Resource Library (Lunch - TBD)

  Executive Board reports
  Committee Reports
  Form Nominating Committee as per By-Laws
  By-Law Changes (to be presented in writing for Board approval) per By-Laws

October Reunions
Reunion Season is Here! (See Reunions)


October Board Meeting
October 15, 2015 - 11:30 AM - Resource Library (Lunch - TBD)

  Executive Board reports
  Nominating Committee Report per By-Laws
  Committee Reports
  By-Law Changes (presented & Board approval) per By-Laws


FamilySearch
Two Workshops
September 17, 2015 - Part 1 - Beginning My Search
October 15, 2015 - Part 2 - Taking It One Step Further
At Midlands Tech Winnsboro Campus, 1674 Hwy 321 North Business, Winnsboro, SC 29180
Presented by
Fairfield County Genealogy Society,
Friends of the Fairfield County Library
and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ridgeway Ward.

  A FREE research web site by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka Mormons)
  It has millions of genealogical records from all over the world available for free,
  and is an excellent supplemental search site for anyone getting started in genealogy.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Part 1 - Beginning My Search Workshop

  Space is very limited. Please email to reserve your place in these free workshops.

Thursday, October 15th - 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Part 2 - Taking It One Step Further Workshop

  Space is very limited. Please email to reserve your place in these free workshops.


FamilySearch
Freedmen's Bureau Indexing Project
Friday, November 6th - 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Palmetto Room, Midlands Technical College
U.S. 321 Business North, Winnsboro, SC

  Space is very limited. Please email to reserve your place in this free training.

November Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday, November 19th - 12:30 PM
Chinese Restaurant (behind McD's, U.S. 321 By-Pass, Winnsboro, SC)

  Executive Board Elections (Nominating Committee nominee's & from the floor)
  By-Law Changes

December Annual Christmas Gala
Sunday, December 6th - Drop-In Between 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Fairfield County Museum, 231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC

  Sponsored by the:
    Fairfield County Historical Association,
    Fairfield County Genealogy Society,
    and the Winnsboro Garden Club
    Details: Email or Call (803) 635-9811.

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