The Charleston Chapter of the S.C.G.S. was organized in 1974, one year after the SCGS received its Charter from the State. About thirty or forty very enthusiastic members elected Mrs. Caroline Moore as its first President. The Charleston Chapter now numbers nearly 150 members, the majority being from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties, South Carolina, but with members from about 20 other states.

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Our 40th Anniversary Celebration in November
Having received our Charter on April 1, 1974 means that we are in the midst of our fortieth year.
So far this has involved sharing items from our archives through our newsletter, the “Low Country Courier”.
Our major celebration will begin at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 16, at our regular meeting place,
the Masonic Lodge at 1285 Orange Grove Rd. Many other activities are being planned for the occasion.
Dr. Eric Emerson will be our speaker at a banquet
Guests are welcome at $15 each and Chapter members will receive a special price of $10 for the luncheon.
Registration is scheduled to begin September 1.
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Scheduled meetings of the Chapter

Officers of the Charleston Chapter


Books Available from Chapter

History of the Chapter

Links to Genealogy Sites

Chapter Research



Points of Interest
History of the area
Information for members only

The first project taken up by the Charleston Chapter was an inventory of the Charleston County cemeteries, led by Mr. Robert Babb. Mr. Babb, a very efficient engineer, made area maps of each "assignment" in Charleston, Berkeley and Colleton Counties, showing each cemetery in these areas. The result was the compilation of the Charleston County Cemetery Book now offered under
Books Available from Chapter.

Do you have genealogical materials that you would like to donate to an appropriate institution? We have a list of institutions that would welcome and care for your donations. Click here.

We cannot do extensive research for members, but do answer inquiries and make suggestions. The Charleston Chapter has members who are available for hire. You can obtain a list of paid researchers from the Charleston County Public Library's web site on the SC Room page. Another source is the SC State Archives, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223 (803-896-6100).

For additional information about the chapter, contact any of the chapter officers.

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