Sunday, June 05, 2011

Church Record Sunday: University of South Carolina Libraries

For those with South Carolina roots, this collection of church records in the University of South Carolina Libraries Manuscript Collection includes original and transcribed church records as well as the information from the 1930s WPA Church Survey of church archives that "contains basic information on founders, buildings, and location of extant church records at that time."

Also, on this page for their manuscript collections, there is a link for their genealogy collection. Make sure to check out this as well for any manuscripts that can assist you in your research.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

I'm Going to FGS, Are You?

I  enjoy learning and part of my overall genealogical education plan involves going to conferences. I'm excited to have been named one of the FGS Bloggers for the Springfiled conference this year. I'm in great company and am looking forward to the presentations being offered .  (More on that later).

You can learn more about the conference below:

FGS Names Official Bloggers for FGS 2011 Conference

National Genealogy Conference Continues to Tap into Social Media

May 31, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), along with local host Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS), announce the Official Bloggers for the upcoming FGS 2011 Conference - Pathways to the Heartland – to be held in Springfield, Illinois, September 7-10, 2011. The Official Bloggers are:

With less than 100 days left before the start of FGS 2011, be sure to follow each of the Official Bloggers for their perspective on the upcoming conference. Many will be posting about research resources in the Springfield, Illinois area, what to pack for the conference and more. In addition, during the conference look to the Official Bloggers for live reporting via blog posts, Facebook and Twitter.

Complete conference information can be found on the conference website at We look forward to seeing you in Springfield in September!

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