FCGS (Fairfield County Genealogy Society)
2022 Announcements/Conferences


*** Mark Your Calendar & Plan to Attend Board Meeting ***
Thursday, July 21st 28th, 2022, 11:30 AM (Rescheduled)
"FCGS Full Board Meeting"
Location: Lizard's Thicket
711 University Village Dr, Blythewood, SC 29016 (Directions)
If You Have a FCGS Polo Shirt, Please Wear It to Show Your Colors.




49th SCGS Summer Workshop
(Visit Website)

EVENT 1 - In Person
Friday & Saturday, July 8th & 9th, 2022 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM
$50 For SCGS Members, $55 for Non-Members
SC Department of Archives (Map)

EVENT 2 - 5 Virtual Sessions
Saturday, July 9th, 2022
$25 Open to All


*** Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Attend ***
Thursday, June 16th, 2022, 10:30 AM - 3:15+- PM

Orangeburg County Historical Society (OCHS) Museum & Salley Archives Group Tour
1421 State Rd S-38-211, Orangeburg, SC 29115 (Directions) Hour and 15 minutes+-

Group Convoy & Schedule
Group Leaves 10:30 AM Fairfield County Museum for Laird's BBQ in North, SC
(Directions) Hour and 15 minutes+-
Group Enjoys Laird's BBQ Buffet (45 minutes)
Group Leaves 12:30 PM Laird's BBQ for OCHS Museum & Salley Archives in Orangeburg, SC
(Directions) Less than 30 minutes
Group Tour Orangeburg County Historical Museum & Salley Archives (1 hour)
by Eric Powell, Orangeburg County Historical Society
Group Leaves 2:00 PM OCHS Museum & Archives for Fairfield County Museum, Winnsboro, SC
(Directions) Hour and 15 minutes+-

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to  by Wednesday, June 15th, 2022, 5:00 PM.

Salley Archives Contact Information
1421 Middleton St., P.O. Box 1881, Orangeburg, SC 29116, Email:  or (803) 535-9922

If You Have a FCGS Polo Shirt, Please Wear It to Show Your Colors.


The planned FCGS Board Meeting has been
CANCELLED

Thursday, May 19th, 2022, 11:30 AM
"FCGS Full Board Meeting"
Location: Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Directions)
FCGS Full Board Lunch (TBD)
If You Have a FCGS Polo Shirt, Please Wear It to Show Your Colors.


*** Mark Your Calendar & Plan to Attend Board Meeting ***
Thursday, April 21st, 2022, 11:30 AM
"FCGS Full Board Meeting"
Location: Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Directions)
FCGS Full Board Lunch (TBD)
If You Have a FCGS Polo Shirt, Please Wear It to Show Your Colors.


*** FCGS Will Have a Clan Tent (Booth), So Mark Your Calendar & Come Join Us ***
Thursday March 31st through Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
Come Celebrate Scotch-Irish History With the Gathering of the Clans!

Tartan Day South
10th Annual Highland Games & Celtic Festival
(More Details)
If You Have a FCGS Polo Shirt, Please Wear It to Show Your Colors.


Saturday, March 26th, 2022, 1:00-2:00 PM
"Making the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne Your Research Assistant" (Flyer)

Presented by Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, IGSF

  This virtual webinar presentation will cover how to explore the holdings of the Genealogy Center
  both to plan a research trip to Fort Wayne and, equally, to use the Genealogy Center remotely.

Register Online, Deadline March 22nd
Free to AGS members and $10.00 for non members.

Offered by The Augusta Genealocial Society
A Non-Profit Organization Founded September 1979, in Augusta, GA


***CANCELLED Due to Not Making Minimum Paid Attendees, Sorry for Any Inconvenience ***
Saturday, March 19th, 2022, 11:00 A.M. (Concludes About 2:00 P.M.)

Ticket Reservation Includes: Rion Express Ride; BBQ Catered Lunch; and Historic Movie.
$40 per Person, FCGS Members $35 per person (Need to Apply or Renew Membership)
Reservations: Minimum 17 by March 14th, 2022 & Per COVID Restrictions, Maximum 35
You Can Make Your Reservation By Buying Ticket(s) Online or  and Pay With a Check.
Please Reserve Your Ticket Today!

Thanks for Your Support of the Fairfield County Genealogy Society!
If You Have a FCGS Polo Shirt, Please Wear It to Show Your Colors.


*** Virtual Session Very Soon, So Mark Your Calendar & Register As Soon As Possible ***
Saturday, February 26, 2022, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.



"Writing Your Family History Book: The Narrative History Approach"
A virtual presentation by Dr. Walter B. Curry, Jr.

Hosted by the  Augusta Genealogical Society

Registration deadline is February 22.
Program Information, Dr. Walter B. Curry Jr. Bio & to Register


Wednesday, February 23rd through Sunday, February 27th, 2022



"Sherman’s March Through South Carolina"
Programs and Tours Presented by Stephen Wise (Bio)
Hosted by the  Blue & Gray Education Society
Programs/Tours Information and to Register


Each Saturday in February From 10 AM - 4 PM



Celebrate Black History Month with us every Saturday in February!

We'll be taking a closer look into the deeper interpretation of African American culture.
We will also include special themed tours of Brattonsville African American history at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

• Feb. 5 - African American Foodways
  - Food of the planter class vs. food of the enslaved
  - Impact of West African crops and cooking styles on Southern food
• Feb. 12 - Trades and the Skilled Enslaved People
  - Blacksmithing
  - Carpentry
  - Tailoring and seamstress work
• Feb. 19 - Daily Life for Enslaved People
  - Food rations
  - Clothing and hygiene
• Feb. 26 - Arts and Cultural Contributions
  - Storytelling
  - Quilting
  - Children's games

Reserve your free online tickets to this event with a Culture & Heritage Museums membership.
Benefits include free General Admission to all Culture & Heritage Museums sites for one year from the date of purchase.

Membership Information


*** Virtual Session Very Soon, So Mark Your Calendar & Register As Soon As Possible ***
Thursday, February 17th, 2022, 11:30 AM
"Glimpses of Fairfield County African Americans"
Zoom Meeting ID: 627 343 4868 Passcode: nX46Yt
Presentation Presented by Pelham Lyles
Local Historian and Director Fairfield County Museum
Hosted by the Fairfield County Genealogy Society
Location: Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St., Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Directions)
FCGS Full Board Lunch (TBD)
(Click to View Post Meeting Amateur Video , Program Starts at 11:33 on Video)


*** Virtual Session Very Soon, So Mark Your Calendar & Register As Soon As Possible ***
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 1 p.m. (Noon, CST)



From Tulsa to Beyond: "African American Genealogy in the Indian Territory and Oklahoma”
A FREE virtual presentation by Nicka Smith (Bio, citizen of the Cherokee Nation)
 Register

Hosted by the Oklahoma Historical Society
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
1-405-522-0765


African American History Month Special Online Oral History


Elizabeth Martin

 Elizabeth Martin was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1928. Although Nashville was segregated, the
 Martin family lived in an integrated neighborhood on the campus of Fisk University, where her father was
 the alumni secretary. After college, she and her husband, a World War II veteran, finished their
 educations and settled in Fairfield County, South Carolina. She became a teacher at Fairfield High
 School in 1968. She later became principal at Mt. Zion Intermediate School after integration. It was from
 this position that she retired. She is still actively engaged in her community, advocating inter-racial
 harmony and working together as a means to build community and foster leadership skills in others.

(Picture and Bio summary from the Elizabeth Martin Oral History from the SC Digital Library,
 Fairfield High School Oral History Collection, Rural Education and Integration in Fairfield County, SC)

 I (Eddie Killian) had the pleasure of knowing this wonderful, pleasant, understanding and overall
 remarkable women; always concerned about the individual before her and for her community.
 She is truly missed!


*** Virtual Session Very Soon, So Mark Your Calendar & Register As Soon As Possible ***
Thursday, January 27th, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Genealogy Resources at the Missouri State Archives
FREE Virtual Session (Register)


*** Virtual Session Very Soon, So Mark Your Calendar & Register As Soon As Possible ***
Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, 2:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors
FREE Virtual Session (Register)


CANCELLED - To Be RESCHEDULED *** Due To Forcasted Weather and New COVID Virus Concerns ***
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, 11:00 A.M. (Concludes About 2:00 P.M.)



Ticket Reservation Includes: Rion Express Ride; BBQ Catered Lunch; and Speaker or Movie.

$40 per Person, FCGS Members $35 per person
 (Apply or Renew Membership)
Per COVID Restrictions, Limited to 35, So Reserve Your Ticket Today!

Buy Ticket(s) Online or You Can RSVP and Pay by Check.


Thanks for Your Support of the Fairfield County Genealogy Society!
If You Have a FCGS Polo Shirt, Please Wear It to Show Your Colors.


History of Freemasonry in South Carolina and Fairfield County
Exhibit Now on Display

Fairfield County Museum
231 S. Congress St.
Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Map)
For More Details (Latest Museum Newsletter, Page 2)