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Fairfield County Genealogy Society
2017 Announcements


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Friday, January 13, 2017
Midlands Tech Center
1674 US 321 Bus., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
5:30 PM FCGS Board Meeting
7:00 PM James Clark Memorial Report and
1846 Mexican War - Palmetto Regiment

by Dr. Jack Allen Meyer
(more information) (PDF)


FEBRUARY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM

Friday Night, February 24, 2017
Midlands Tech Center
1674 US 321 Bus., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
5:30 PM FCGS Board Meeting
7:00 PM Report on Freedmen's Bureau Records Project

by Sister Rachel Moody of the Camden Family History Center in Camden, SC
Print Out a Reminder
Freedmen's Bureau Project Sites
LDS Media Library Project Completed News News Release
Freedmenís Bureau Records Sites
FamilySearch Wiki: African American Freedmen's Bureau Records
National Archives: African American Records: Freedmen's Bureau
National Archives: Links to Freedmen's Bureau Resources
FamilySearch Wiki: SC Freedmen Bureau Field Office Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Mapping the Freedmenís Bureau


Friday, March 17, 2017
Midlands Tech Center
1674 US 321 Bus., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
5:30 PM FCGS Board Meeting
7:00 PM How to use FREE Family Search.org

by Sister Rachel Moody of the Camden Family History Center in Camden, SC


Friday, April 21, 2017
SC Archives and History Center, Columbia, SC
2017 SC Historic Preservation Conference
Information: Grace Salter (gsalter@scdah.sc.gov)
or Elizabeth Johnson (ejohnson@scdah.sc.gov)


Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2017
Camden & Columbia, SC
Family History Workshop
See Flyer for More Information


Monday, April 24, 2017
Midlands Tech Center
1674 US 321 Bus., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
5:00 PM FCGS Board Meeting
6:30 PM, Robert Mills: America's First Native Born Architect
by Bill Davies Mr. Davies was born in Greenwood, SC.
He is a graduate of the Citadel & University of South Carolina Law School.
He served 5 years in the U.S. Army and afterwards worked for a law firm in Columbia, SC.
He is a member and on the board of the SC Historical Scoiety.
A contribution can be made to the SC Historical Society.

(front)  (side)
Fairfield County Court House
(before outside steps were added)
Robert Mills Architect
See Flyer for More Information


Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church
3087 Fishing Creek Church Road
Chester, South Carolina 29706
10:30 AM until 1:00 PM, Confederate Memorial Day Service
Special Speaker: President Jefferson Davis (aka Robert Hayes)
Sponsored by: Lucy Holcombe Pickens Chapter #2700, UDC
Ann White Chapter #123, UDC
Brig. Gen. Micah Jenkins Camp #1569
Sixth SC Volunteers, Co. C, Palmetto Battalion Living History Group
Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church Historical Committee
For more information (flyer), contact: Melody Howell, melody_howell@aol.com or (803)367-6237


Wednesday, May 10 thru Saturday, May 13, 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference
NGS Conference Website


Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Midlands Tech Center
1674 US 321 Bus., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
5:30 PM FCGS Board Meeting
7:00 PM SC Families Who Moved to Brazil after Civil War
by Ed Sharpe
Books, Photographs and Information Past and Present

  Information:
    on Festa Confederada held each April at the Campo Cemetery (how it came about)
    on how whole idea of immigration to Brazil started after 1863 (Vicksburg & Gettysburg)
    on actual immigration after the war
    on how degrees of reconstruction in South affected role of Dom Pedro II (Emperor of Brazil)
    on how Col. William Hutchison Norris, Dr. James Gaston and others shaped modern Brazil

More Information from Frances Lee O'Neal
The Confederates Who Moved to Brazil by Dick Eastman


Friday, May 19, 2017
LIVE Webinar 3:00 PM thru 4:00 PM ET
Cherokee Genealogy: The Basics by Anita Finger-Smith
presented by (NCGS) North Carolina Genealogical Society
For Webinar Information


Thursday, June 22, 2017
Fairfield County Research Library & Resource Archives
2nd Floor of the Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
5:30 PM FCGS Board Meeting
7:00 PM DNA Tools Workshop
by Nancy Hoy


Friday & Saturday, July 7 & 8, 2017
SC Archives, Columbia, SC
45th Annual SCGS 2017 Summer Workshop
by SC State Genealogy Society
Registration Form & Schedule


Thursday, July 20, 2017
Fairfield County Research Library & Resource Archives
2nd Floor of the Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
5:30 PM FCGS Board Meeting
7:00 PM DNA Tools Workshop - GEDMatch Part II - A Follow-up
* How to upload your DNA results to Gedmatch (follow-up questions)
* More about Gedmatch (follow-up questions)
Presented by Nancy Hoy
FCGS Fairfield Families DNA Project Administrator



The Great American Eclipse
Information (PDF)

Astronomy Public Exhibit
July 10 thru November 1, 2017
Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)

The Sun and the Coming Eclipse Public Workshop
Information (Poster)
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
109 W. College St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
Workshop is FREE, Limited to first 15 who register
Registration Deadline Sunday, July 30, 2017
Registration


Thursday, August 17, 2017
Fairfield County Research Library & Resource Archives
2nd Floor of the Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
5:00 PM FCGS Board Meeting
7:00 PM Wrap-up DNA Summer Workshops + Genomate Tool
Nancy Available Thursday Afternoons 1:00-4:00 PM
Sign-up For Assistance By Emailing



The Great American Eclipse
Information (PDF)

The Sun and the Coming Eclipse Public Lecture
Sunday, August 20, 2017, 7:00 PM
Christ Central Community Center next to Fairfield County Museum
235 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)

The Total Eclipse Public Viewing Party
Monday, August 21, 2017, 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Garden Street Park Ball Field
1 N. Garden St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)

presented & sponsored by Davidson College, Fairfield County Museum & Fairfield Historical Society


Wednesday, August 30 thru Saturday, September 2, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Building Bridges to the Past
2017 Federation of Genealogy Societies Conference
local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
More Information


Saturday, September 9, 2017
38th Anniversary of the Augusta Genealogical Society Homecoming Seminar
Registration: 8:00 AM until 8:45 AM - Seminar 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809 (Map)
"Research: The Ties That Binds Us Genealogists"
Guest Speaker: J. Mark Lowe, CG FUGA
Presentation Topics
The Migration Triangle: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Out on a Limb, Trapped by Research
Land Barons or Dirt Farmers: Finding Land Transactions
Early Registration & Information


Friday & Saturday, September 15 & 16, 2017
Southern Studies Showcase
Celebrating the Roots of SC History & Heritage

Hosted by
Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society
and Edgefield Civic League
Registration: 9:30 AM until
D. A. Thompkins Library, Edgefield, SC (Map)
Registraction Form & More Detailed Information


Sunday, September 17th, 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
7th Annual St. Paul / Old Zion Heritage Day
St. Paul Baptist Church, Halsellville
2344 West End Rd, Chester, SC 29706 (Map)
Reserve Your Copy of the 2017 Souvenir Book Publication
Order Form & More Information
Please Order by: July 15, 2017
Email: or call (803) 581-1545


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Fairfield County Research Library & Resource Archives
2nd Floor of the Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
11:30 AM FCGS Board Meeting


Friday, October 13 thru Sunday, October 15, 2017
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Great Canadian Genealogy Summit
by Canadian Genealogist: Kathryn Lake Hogan UE & Christine "Chris" Woodcock
More Information


Thursday, October 19, 2017
Upcountry Family Restaurant
1418 U.S. 321, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - FCGS Board & Annual Business Planning Meeting



Saturday, November 11, 2017, Veterans Day
100th Year Commemoration - 1917 US Joined Europe in the Great War to End All Wars
by Fairfield County Museum & Historical Society and Winnsboro & Fairfield County Organizations

Events commemorate the 100th year since US joined Europe in 1917 in the Great War to End All Wars.

Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities
between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918

Please plan to celebrate with us to honor the brave men and women who have given their services to
protect Freedom

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (Flyer)

10:00 AM Veterans Day Parade (Liberty & Congress north to College, east to Mt.Zion War Memorial Park)

11:00 AM Wreath Laying and Comments at the World War I Monument (Map)

11:30 AM Public Reception and Viewing of New WWI Exhibit at the Fairfield County Musueum (Map)

12:30 PM Four Distinquished Speakers/Authors Presentations at Christ Central Community Center (Map)

    Brian Brooks (More), Dean of the School of Journalism, University of Missouri
    who will be speaking on his research and book about his Grandfather Robert Rabb Shedd,
    who served with distinction and medals in the famed 42nd Rainbow Division, Company C,
    117th Engineer Regiment.

    Sonya Hodges Grantham (More), historian and Columbia area civic leader, researched and installed
    the first historical marker in US to honor the 371st Infantry Regiment,93rd Division (Colored) of WWI.
    In her leadership capacity, she served in many roles in the Red Cross services at Ft. Jackson,
    and was founding member of the 371st Historical Society, and organizer/founder of several area
    events, author of several books, and restorer of the historic Childs Cemetery in Columbia.

    Jonathan Johnson (More), a native of Winnsboro, is a behavioral technician in child
    and adolescent psychology at USC and Project Coordinator for Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters.
    His great grandfather served in World War I with the 371st Infantry Regiment.
    Frank Johnsonís story had a tragic ending after he returned home from the war,
    suffering with the effects of a terrible war experience, common to many returning soldiers.

    Fritz Hamer (More), Curator of History, SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum,
    has produced many major exhibits, books, and articles, and is well known in historical research circles.
    He will present information that he was has assembled in his book, Forward Together:
    South Carolinians in the Great War.

Book signings will take place in the museum


Thursday, November 16, 2017
Upcountry Family Restaurant
1418 U.S. 321, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - FCGS Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinner
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - FCGS Board & Annual Business Meeting


Sunday, December 10, 2017
Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Christmas Gala
Public event, light refreshments
Jointly presented by the
Fairfield County Museum
Fairfield County Historical Society
Fairfield County Genealogy Society
Winnsboro Garden Club


Thursday, December 21, 2017
No Board Meeting This Month
Hope y'all have a safe and enjoyable Christmas


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