Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Free Week

Ancestry.com will offer one week free viewing of the 1860 and 1870 census records beginning Thursday. This is in honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

Lexington County Obituaries

The Lexington County Library now has a searchable database of obituaries
published in the Lexington Dispatch, the Lexington News and/or the Lexington
County Chronicle. Dates range from 1802-2011, though some early years are

The search results will provide basic statistics (name, date of death, date
of birth), plus a specific reference for the newspaper - date and page
number. The newspapers are available (microfilm) in the South Carolina Room
at the main library facility in Lexington.

The library's website is http://www.lex.lib.sc.us - click on the RESOURCES
tab and then scroll down to the link for OBITUARY SEARCH. Good luck.

Columbia Chapter Meeting

Columbia Chapter, SCGS will meet Sunday April 10, 2011 at SC Museum on Gervais St. Walter T. Leverette will be our speaker on the topic of internet sites for family history research. All meetings are open to the public. Hope to see you there.