Sumter Genealogical Society to meet, hold party on Monday


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The Sumter Genealogical Society will hold its next membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Swan Lake Presbyterian Church, 912 Haynsworth St.

As is traditional, there is no formal speaker for the final meeting of each year; instead, members and guests share informal, interesting stories from their own genealogical research or provide helpful hints that have benefited them in their searches. During the meeting, members of the society's board of directors will be elected and installed, and a Christmas party will close the evening. Visitors are encouraged to attend.

The Sumter County Genealogical Society meets monthly from September through May. Admission is free to the public, and refreshments are served following the presentation. Interested persons can join the society during the meetings. Membership includes four newsletters during the year and free use of the Sumter County Genealogical Society Research Center. Annual dues are $30 for an individual membership and $35 for family. Call the society's research center for more information at (803) 774-3901.