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Fairfield County Genealogy Society
2018 Announcements


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Fairfield County Genealogy Society January Program
Come join us on a Genealogical/Historical tour of the Historic Rion Quarry & Railroad
At the South Carolina Railroad Museum


Fairfield County Genealogy Society
Presents an African American History Month Program
On History of Fairfield County's African Americans
By Sonya Renae Hodges-Grantham

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 11:30 am
Christ Central Church Community Center (map)
Next to Fairfield County Museum (map)
(231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180)

Topics

Isaac Woodard was born in Winnsboro, SC and his court case. How did it change the U.S. Armed Forces? Story was told to Sonya in 2011, by Mr. Gene Sansbury. Gene was the former owner of the Biscuit House that was located at 1019 Bluff Road. Sonya will explain the Civil Rights and the role of the NAACP in the case of Isaac Woodard-briefly.

History of Estee Louis "Bucking Sam" Trapp of Fairfield County

History of some of the black soldiers of World War I and others from Fairfield County.

Some soul food and different types of cornbread and sandwiches. Sonya is called upon locally, nationally and globally to give presentations for her cornbread and Soul Food.

More Information (PDF Flyer)


Thursday, March 15, 2018
Fairfield County Genealogy Society "full" Board, Members & Guest
Agenda (PDF)
6:00 PM Supper/Meeting (very brief meeting)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Scotch-Irish American History Month Program (Tartan Day South)

Scotch-Irish in Upper South Carolina (books available) (PDF)

by Brent Holcomb (PDF) (SCMAR)

Upcountry Family Restaurant
South U.S. Hwy 321, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
Please RSVP


National Agriculture Week
Saturday, March 17, 2018 thru Sunday, March 25, 2018

Come Join Us For An Agriculture & Farm Revival
Helping Our Farmers and Our Nation
Friday, March 23, 2018, 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Co-Sponsered by
Second Calvary Baptist Church
James M. Hinton Foundation
1110 Mason Road, Columbia, South Carolina
Reverend Carl Wells Pastor
Flyer (JPG)

Sonya Renae Grantham Keynote Speaker American Agri-Women
Topics
The Issues Facing Our Farmers
The 2018 Farm Bill: What Impact Will the Legislation Have for Families & Communities Across the U.S.
Women in Agriculture and Farming
The Agriculture Census and South Carolina and Richland County
Food Safety / Water Safety, Do you have a Food and Safety Storage Kit Ready?
Immigration and Farm Employment: Who has first priority to the jobs?


Thursday, March 22, 2018 thru Sunday, March 25, 2018
Tartan Day South


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Fairfield County Genealogy Society "full" Board, Members & Guest
Agenda (PDF)
6:00 PM Supper/Meeting (very brief meeting)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Program 50 Shades of Blue & Gray - Marie Boozer Story (PDF)

The Scandalous Lives of Carolina Belles
Marie Boozer and Amelia Feaster: Flirting with the Enemy (books available) (PDF)

by Tom Elmore (PDF)

Upcountry Family Restaurant
South U.S. Hwy 321, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
Please RSVP


Sunday, April 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Friends of the Fairfield County Library Annual Meeting

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Herbert Moore
Topic: Buffalo Soldiers

There will also be a special presentation!
Details (PDF)

Fairfield County Library
1399, 300 W Washington St, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)


Come Join Us at Our FCGS Booth
Friday, May 11, 2018, Starts at 10:00 AM
First Annual Winnsboro Senior Expo
A Community Health and Wellness Fair
All Seniors 55 and Older
hosted by Fairfield County Council on Aging
and Fairfield County Parks & Recreation
Music by D1 Papa Charlie
Lunch Provided for Pre-Registered in Advance Guest
Door Prizes
More Information or to Pre-Register for Meal
Please call Wanda Mills at (803) 635-3015

H. M. Boykin Center
1851 U.S. 321 BYP-N, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Fairfield County Genealogy Society "full" Board, Members & Guest
Agenda (PDF)
6:00 PM Supper/Meeting (very brief meeting)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Program

South Carolina Confederate Soldiers (Artillery, Calvary, Infantry) (PDF)
3,000 More Soldiers Found

by Bing Chambers (PDF)

Upcountry Family Restaurant
South U.S. Hwy 321, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
Please RSVP


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Fairfield County Genealogy Society "full" Board, Members & Guest
11:30 AM Meeting at Fairfield County Museum in Research Library (very brief meeting)
Noon - 1:00 Dinner (Lunch), Location to be determined


Thursday, June 21, 2018 (Cancelled to be Rescheduled)
Fairfield County Genealogy Society "full" Board, Members & Guest
Agenda (PDF)
11:30 AM Meeting (very brief meeting)
Noon - 1:00 PM Program
Genograms and Genealogy
Taking a Much Different Look at Your Family Tree
by Nancy Ulmer Thomas
1:00 PM Dinner (lunch)

Upcountry Family Restaurant
South U.S. Hwy 321, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
Please RSVP


Thursday, July 19, 2018
Fairfield County Genealogy Society "full" Board, Members & Guest
11:30 AM Meeting at Fairfield County Museum in Research Library (very brief meeting)
Noon - 1:00 Dinner (Lunch), Location to be determined


Thursday, August 16, 2018
Fairfield County Genealogy Society "full" Board, Members & Guest
11:30 AM Meeting (very brief meeting)
China Buffett, 83 US-321, Winnsboro, SC 29180


Saturday, September 1, & Monday September 3
Fairfield County Musuem and Genealogy Research Library
CLOSED for Labor Day Holiday


Thursday, September 20, 2018
Fairfield County Genealogy Society "full" Board, Members & Guest
11:30 AM Meeting (very brief meeting)
China Buffett, 25 US-321 BYP, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)


For more information, please contact:
Frances Lee O’Neal at email: francesleeoneal@gmail.com or call (803) 635-3027 (leaving a message)


Sunday, September 30th, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
8th 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 2018 Souvenir Book Publication
Email: or call (803) 581-1545


Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:30 PM
Chester County Historical Society Annual Meeting (PDF)
401 Dearborn St, Great Falls, SC 29055 (Map)


Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:00 PM
John Bratton SCV Camp Meeting
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Joint Meeting FCGS and Dutch Fork Genealogical Society
  Feasterville Academy Grounds, SC Hwy #215, Feasterville (Map)
  Email:  Killian or Call: W: (803) 635-9811, C: (803-747-9906)


Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Concord Presbyterian 200th Anniversary Celebration
Concord Presbyterian Church & Grounds, U.S. 321, Blackstock, SC (Map)


Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Fairfield County Genealogy Society Annual "full" Board, Members & Guest
11:30 AM Lunch - Sam's Ice Cream Parlor (in side Abba Sweet Treats & Gift Boutique)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Annual Meeting
12:30 PM - 13:00 PM Program = FamilySearch.org Advance Searching


Sunday, December 2, 2018
Joint FCGS, FCHS, Museum & Garden Club Christmas Gala
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Fairfield County Museum


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