SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2016
Sources for Genealogical Research at the SC Department of Archives and History, Thursday, June 9th at 10:00am Wachovia I/II
Join Steve Tuttle, Deputy Director of Archives & Records Management for an introduction to genealogical research. In this workshop, he will discuss and show examples of the following sources for locating information about your South Carolina ancestors: census records (federal, special and state); vital records (birth, death, marriage and divorce); military records (service and pension); county records (probate, land and equity); and online sources (Online Records Index, Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org and Fold 3). At the end of the workshop there will be time allotted for questions and a tour of the Research Room and stacks.
Sources for Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors Thursday, July 7th at 10:00am Wachovia I/II
In this workshop, archivist Elaine Sherrill Rohr will focus upon the major sources available at SCDAH that provide the most genealogical information for someone who served in the Revolution. For the Patriots, these will be the federal pension and bounty land applications and the South Carolina audited account files. For the Loyalists, the major sources will be the forfeited estate materials and some indexes and lists of Loyalist soldiers. Much of the workshop will be devoted to Patriot service, since most of the records the State of South Carolina created and maintained were those for men who resided in and served from the state. At the end of the workshop there will be time allotted for questions and a tour of the Research Room and stacks. A number of original documents pertaining to the Revolutionary War will be on display during the tour.
Sources for Researching Your Civil War Ancestors, Thursday, August 11th at 10:00am, Wachovia I/II
In this workshop, archivist Wade Dorsey will discuss and show examples of many relevant sources for finding a Civil War ancestor. You will explore the Compiled Service Records for Confederate and U.S. Colored Troops, the “Memory Rolls” of Confederate Units, Pension Records for veterans and widows, applications for Artificial Limbs, records of the Confederate Soldiers Home, and many other avenues of research to help you find that elusive ancestor! You will explore what is available online through Fold3.com and other sites. At the end of the workshop there will be time allotted for questions and a tour of the Research Room and stacks.
All workshops are free and open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-896-0339.