SOUTH CAROLINA

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

PO BOX 24526
COLUMBIA, SC 29224

 

 

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© John Rochester 1997 used with permission


 

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The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization. The aims of the Society are to raise the standards of genealogical research and to promote the preservation of records of the Colony and State of South Carolina.

Welcome to the official web page of the South Carolina Genealogical Society.  We are here to provide you with helpful information on the SCGS, as well as provide you with links to information on our individual chapters, other genealogical web sites, research, histories, publications, and much more. 

If you wish to contribute genealogical information to our site, with family trees, bible records, diaries, cemetery surveys, county histories, or general information on research in the State of South Carolina, please, feel free to do so.  All information made available to our site will belong to the submitter and will be marked copyright in the submitter's name. We hope you enjoy our site and find our information useful.

 

Membership in the Society is through one of the affiliated chapters. Upon application to the chapter of one's choice and acceptance by that chapter, a membership number is assigned by the State Treasurer.  Dues are payable for the calendar year beginning January 1.  Membership entitles members to receive only those official periodicals of the Society published subsequent to receipt of member's dues by the Society Treasurer.  Two classifications of membership are available: (1) Individual membership - one person at one address; (2) Family membership - two persons at the same address.  State dues are included in the Chapter dues.  Membership in any Chapter entitles a member to join another Chapter by paying that Chapter's dues only (Associate membership).

Libraries and other organizations desiring to receive SCGS, Inc. publications may be subscribers only.  Please see the link: Application for Subscription.

 

The South Carolina Genealogical Society's Annual Meeting will be at 1:00 PM, October 8, 2016 at the South Carolina Department of Archives & History, Columbia, SC

This meeting is open to all SCGS members - Registration is not required.

The following is part of the business that will be discussed:

The Nominating Committee of the SCGS would like to submit the following candidates for the 2017-2018 term of office:

First Vice-President: Liana Orr
Treasurer: Sandra Wilkie
Archivist/Historian: Tonya Guy

The general membership shall have the privilege of submitting nominees for consideration by filing a written nomination, endorsed by five members in good standing, with the consent of the nominee to serve if elected and filed with the Recording Secretary (Ben Hornsby) at least ten (10) days prior to the election.

Proposed changes to the SCGS Constitution:

Recently the board of the SCGS voted to submit the following proposed change to our Constitution for the membership to vote on at the 2016 annual meeting:

Under Article III, Section 2.  Membership.  Our Constitution currently reads: "Membership in the Society shall be by application submitted to a local chapter and the payment of annual dues."

The proposed change would read: "Membership in the Society shall be by application submitted to a local chapter or to the State Treasurer and the payment of annual dues."

The reason behind this proposed change is due to the fact that currently there are many counties in our State where SCGS does not have a presence. Therefore, this proposed change would allow individuals who desire membership in SCGS, but do not have a nearby chapter to join, the opportunity of becoming a member.


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RESEARCH BY THE SOCIETY

The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. does
 NOT have a staff to do research. A list of professional researchers (paid research)
may be obtained from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History,
Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223,
or the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC 29208. Most county libraries also maintain similar lists.

 

Excerpt from Volume 2 Number 1 of  The Carolina Herald

A staff member of the late Tri-centennial Commission remarked that South Carolinians
are more interested in genealogy than in history.  We recognize no conflict between the two.
Each subject enhances and enlightens the other; indeed, is part and parcel of the other.
We do deplore the image that has been attached to genealogical study by the uninformed: an old
folks' pastime tainted with snobbery.  Genealogy is fun--more fun than a detective story because
it deals with real people and events.  And the pleasure is not restricted to those who descend
from "old families". All families are old families, and South Carolinians, whatever their stripe
and whatever their purpose, will find that their ancestors are fascinating folks.

 

There are lots of things that I wished I had asked my grandparents.
Young people should be attentive to their elders and ask all
kinds of questions every time they can.  If you don't think
you will remember it, write it down.  Because one of these days,
there won't be anyone to ask.

 

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