FCGS (Fairfield County Genealogy Society)
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3-Day RootsTech Conference by FamilySearch
Thursday, February 29, 2024 Through Saturday, March 2, 2024
See Conference Details



Spartanburg Libraries
2024 March Genealogical Workshop
Friday, 8 March, 2024, 8:00 PM and Saturday, 9 March, 2024, 9:15 AM - 2:45 PM EST
Headquarters Library—Barrett Room (Map)
Registration REQUIRED (Register While Seating is Available)

"Two Day - Genealogical Research Workshop" (Details)
Keynote Speaker: Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist®
Guest Speaker: Whitney Day, International African American Museum in Charleston, SC
Topics
Breaker Boys and Spinner Girls: Child Labor Laws and their Records presented by Judy Russell
Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans presented by Judy Russell
Learn about the International African American Museum in Charleston by Whitney Day
Property Rights and Wrongs: African-Americans at the Courthouse presented by Judy Russell


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South Carolina Society, Sons of the American Revolution


"Living History Event"
Saturday, 14 March, 2024, 10:00 am - 3:00 PM EST
South Aiken High School, 232 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803
The South Carolina SAR and the Henry Laurens Chapter, Aiken SC want to sponsor a
living history event at South Aiken High School that would also include elementary,
middle and High school students. This would be a historical Living History event with
period dress militia, muskets and cannons along with the “Traveling Trunks” and
presenters’ of 1700s life. The focus would be a historical teaching event with hands
on learning we also will offer hands on learning about 18th Century life in Georgia
and South Carolina.

Request to Muster
Revolutionary War period: Living history presenters/Re-enactors/Militia/Color Guard
We are asking for your help in finding groups who would like to participate in this
wonderful teaching opportunity. We will be allowed to perform demonstrations of all
kinds so just let us know your requirements. Tent flies, camp fires, black smiths,
woodworks, skins, pelts, artifacts anything that demonstrates the period life will
be allowed we just need to work out the details. I look forward to hearing from you
and any suggestions that will help us make this a successful event for the South
Aiken High School Students.
Booth?/presentation?/special requirements?/period Dress?
To Register and participate in our event or if you have any questions,
please call me at (803) 599-1654 or email me at .


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Saturday, March 16th, 2024, 10:00AM until 1:30PM
A Continued Collaboration for a NEW Book Called:
"Communities Hope for the Future, A New Wind is Blowing"
or "Winnsboro is the World!
"


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FCGS (Fairfield County Genealogy Society) March Program
Saturday, March 16th, 2024, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
DNA Doesn't Lie!
Presented by

Jerlean Noble

Jerlean S. Noble is the visionary & President of the Columbia Writers Alliance, J.S. Noble Books,
and For Your Namesake Productions. Three of her latest books are in the Richland County Library
in Columbia, SC. Originally from Greenville, SC, she has made Columbia her home for the last
41 years. She is an entrepreneur with three companies: She attended Boston University, Action
for Boston Community Development, and Rutledge College.

Of the now nine books she's written, "Big Mama and Me" is still her favorite. She was
selected as contributing editor in the Writer's Net; "Anthology of Prose, Vol. 1", edited by
Gary D. Kessler, & lately published as a contributing author in the anthology,
"Poets Respond to Race", edited by Al Black and Dr. Len Lawson. Her latest 2 novels are:
"Benson's Bloodline to Freedom's Trail", published in 2021 and
"Beyond the Lies of Freedom", published in 2022.

As of October 13th, 2022, through a virtual ceremony held in Washington DC she was awarded the
International Literary Award for Historical Fiction by the African American Historic and
Genealogical Society for "Benson’s Bloodline to Freedom’s Trail". To God be All the Glory!
Jerlean S. Noble's Books are at (Amazon.com).

At Christ Central Community Church (Next to Fairfield County Museum),
235 S. Congress Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Directions)
FCGS board & members, please wear your FCGS polo shirt.


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FCGS (Fairfield County Genealogy Society) March Program
Thursday, March 21st, 2024, 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM
The National Digital Newspaper Project
Presented by Laura Carter

At Christ Central Community Church (Next to Fairfield County Museum),
235 S. Congress Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (Directions)
The National Digital Newspaper Project preserves newspapers throughout South Carolina and
makes them freely available on the Library of Congress's Chronicling America website.
This website has over 20 million newspaper pages ranging from 1770-1963 from all 50 states,
Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Laura Carter is a Project Manager for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP)
in the Digital Collections Department at the University of South Carolina.
FCGS board & members, please wear your FCGS polo shirt.


Thursday April 4th through Sunday, April 7th, 2024
Come Celebrate Scotch-Irish History With the Gathering of the Clans!

Tartan Day South
11th Annual Highland Games & Celtic Festival
(More Details)

Saturday, April 6th, FCGS Will Have a Clan Tent (Booth), Come By & Join Us!
If You Have a FCGS Polo Shirt, Please Wear It to Show Your Colors.