Join us and research experts at a genealogy workshop at the beautiful Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner in celebration of Black History Month. Learn more about free family history research resources available from the Berkeley County Library System, DAR, and SAR. Our experts, BCLS’s Oral History and Digital Projects Librarian along with a representative from the LDS Church Family Search, will have computer workstations available for use and will introduce you to multiple genealogy resources that you can access from home or the library.
At this event, you can meet one-on-one with a research expert and socialize other genealogy enthusiasts. There will also be a panel of speakers presenting throughout the day. While you are there, you are also welcome to tour the park and visit the Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center.
For free admission to the Park and to reserve a 15-minute one-on-one session with a research expert, please preregister online. Walk-ins are welcome but may have to pay gate admissions to the park ($3 / person). We will have computers available to use on a first-come, first-served basis but we highly recommend attendees bring their own device. If you have an active BCLS library card, please bring that as well to obtain access to the library’s ProQuest HeritageQuest® database.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution ®
About General Marion’s Brigade Chapter
In Moncks Corner, SC on October 24, 1999, twenty-four ladies organized a chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The chapter exists because of the efforts of Sallie “Kitty” Mescher, who had the vision to create a DAR chapter in Berkeley County, SC where so many American Revolution battles and skirmishes were fought from 1780 to 1782. The chapter name of General Marion’s Brigade was chosen to honor the native son of Berkeley County and the men who served with him. Francis Marion was known as the Swamp Fox for his ability to do the most with the least in the difficult terrain of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. To honor the efforts of these Patriot ancestors in the cause of Liberty, all activities of General Marion’s Brigade are focused on preserving history, promoting education and encouraging patriotism.
DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of The United States of America. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join. Daughters are vibrant, active women who are passionate about community service, preserving history, educating children, as well as honoring and supporting those who serve our nation.
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Colonel Hezekiah Maham Sons of the American Revolution, NSSAR
National Society Sons of the American Revolution ®
About Colonel Hezekiah Maham Sons of the American Revolution Chapter of Berkeley County
The Objects of this Society are declared to be patriotic, historical, and educational; to unite and promote fellowship among the descendants of those who sacrificed to achieve the independence of the American people, to inspire them and the community-at-large with a more profound reverence for the principles of the government founded by our forefathers; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom.