Sumter genealogical society will host ‘Show and Tell’ meeting Monday

By IVY MOORE
Special to The Sumter Item
Posted 12/13/17

The final 2017 meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church, 912 Haynsworth St. As is traditional, the December meeting is …

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The final 2017 meeting of the Sumter County Genealogical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church, 912 Haynsworth St. As is traditional, the December meeting is different from the society’s other monthly gatherings in that there will be no invited guest speaker.

“It has long been the tradition for this last meeting of the year to informally ask members and guests to share interesting items from their genealogical research or to provide helpful hints that have been beneficial to them while on such quests,” said Johnny Raffield, program chairman and first vice president of the society.

Instead, Monday’s meeting will be a time of “Show and Tell.” Also, members of the board of directors will be installed to serve for the 2018 year. The night will conclude with a Christmas party.

The society meets each month from September through May, encouraging visitors to attend. Admission is free, and those interested in local or related genealogy and history can join. Membership includes nine monthly newsletters and free use of the Sumter County Genealogical Research Center. Refreshments are served following each meeting.

Dues are $30 for individuals and $35 for family membership. Call the research center for more information at (803) 774-3901.