South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc.  

2008 Annual Meeting

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 11 — 12, 2008


The 37th Annual Workshop of the South Carolina Genealogical Society will be held Friday and Saturday, July 11th – 12th, at the South Carolina Archives and History Center , 8301 Parklane Road , Columbia .  Registration for Genealogical Sessions will begin at 10:00 a.m. 

Friday’s sessions will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a “Hands-on Tour” of the Archives Search Room by Steve Tuttle. Friday afternoon speakers and sessions include: Chief Ralph Justice (Sumter Catawba Indians); Charles Andrews (Understanding Old Plats); Shirley Gage Hodges (2 sessions: Little Known Facts about the Census and Wither Thou Goest: Tracing our Female Ancestors); John H. Smith (The Lost Years: NC Records for African American Research between Emancipation & the 1870 Federal Census); Greg Matthews (Googling and Genealogy); and Bennett Greenspan (DNA Testing: Why is it important?). A Speakers’ Reception will be held on Friday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 at the Marriott Courtyard, 111 Gateway Corporate Blvd. , Columbia .  Saturday’s speakers and topics include: John H. Smith (What’s New for South Carolinians in the Southern Historical Collection at the UNC – Chapel Hill ); Scott Wilds (Beginning Genealogy – How to get started); Harris Bailey (Yes, you can find your African American Ancestors before 1870); Shirley G. Hodges (Newspapers: A Pot of Gold); Richard Fowler (Celtic & Irish Influences on the SC Upstate); Bennett Greenspan (How do I Use the Results of DNA Testing); and Scott Wilds (Intermediate Genealogy). 

Numerous displays featuring genealogical books, software, maps, charts, and information from all areas of the state will also be featured.  

The cost of pre-registration is $25.00 for S.C.G.S. members and $30.00 for non-members.  A catered lunch on Saturday is offered for an additional $10.50.  Registration the day of the event is an additional $5.00.  For additional information contact: 

SCGS 2008 Summer Workshop, P. O. Box 636 , Williamston , SC 29697 .  For Additional Information E-Mail: