York County Genealogical & Historical Society

3:00 PM Sunday, March 11

Wade Fairey "Roots and Recall"
Sanctuary of Olivet Presbyterian Church, 159 Church Street, McConnells

Roots and Recall (www.rootsandrecall.com), which began in York County and has expanded to include all of South Carolina, is a property-based site which allows the user to search the information available on historic homes, commercial buildings, and public properties along with photographs and genealogical information. Wade Fairey will explain how to use the site to search for family information and will provide opportunities for those in attendance to submit.

3:00 PM Sunday, May 20

Tour of the White Home (There is a $5 charge per person)
White Home, 258 East White Street, Rock Hill

Purchased by George and Ann Hutchison White in 1837, this farm was where they raised four children. The home was built in multiple phases between 1839 and 1869 by five generations of the family. In 2005, Historic Rock Hill, a local preservation society, purchased the home and 3.25 acres from the White family to restore the home. Historic documents and photographs from the family provided invaluable assistance in the historic preservation of the home.

3:00 PM Sunday, September 9

Randell Jones "Saving Colonel Williams - A New King's Mountain Story"
Bethel Presbyterian Church Educational Building, 2445 Highway 557, Clover

Award-winning author and storyteller Randell Jones will share a new presentation on the Battle of King's Mountain, one of the great events of the American Revolution. New historical research greatly expands the landscape of the militiamen at King's Mountain, many who came from the Catawba River region of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and South Carolina. The militiamen from South Carolina and Lincoln County, North Carolina composed more than a quarter of the men who fought at the battle. Mr. Jones will correct the misunderstandings about the role of these men and, in particular, of Colonel James Williams. who has been much maligned by an account suspect in its accuracy and will discuss Williams' patriotic character and deeds before the battle which present him in a more heroic light.

3:00 PM Sunday, November 4

Janelle Dixon "Anatomy of a Deed and Uses in Genealogy"
Chamber of Commerce of Greater York Meeting Room, 23 East Liberty Street, York

Many family historians do not consider deeds when conducting research due to the unfamiliar terms in them. Unlocking the mysteries of deeds can open up new lines of research and provide clues to find family. We will learn about chains, links, and poles; grantors and grantees; where to find deeds; how deeds differ from surveys; and what clues to look for when reading them.

York County Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O Box 3061 CRS
Rock Hill, SC 29732

York County Genealogical & Historical Society