Heritage Library Annual Meeting
Feb
21
11:00 AM11:00

Heritage Library Annual Meeting

Join the Board and members of the Heritage Library at Fish Seafood and Rawbar in Coligny Plaza.  We will elect our new board members, review the accomplishments of 2017, and look forward to the new year.

Our guest speaker is Ahmad Ward, Executive Director of the Mitchelville Preservation Project.

Lunch selection:

Grilled salmon topped with herb butter, smashed red potato and braised green beans

OR

Seared sweet tea brined chicken with tasso gravy, smashed red potato and braised green beans

Assorted cookie display and beverage station

$22 per person

OR

Call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560

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Researching Italian Ancestry
Feb
21
1:30 PM13:30

Researching Italian Ancestry

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

La Storia Della Tua Famiglia Italiana

Beginning with what you already know about your Italian family heritage, we will first discover or authenticate their town of origin in Italy. Starting with US Federal Census records we will then search for their passenger ship and retrace your Italian ancestors emigration path to the USA. Using Italian civil records we will continue the genealogical discovery of your family in Italy. We will use about a dozen research sites; some common, some not so common, to hopefully unfold generations of your unknown Italian ancestors. 

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Historic Bike Tour
Feb
21
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Zion Living History Tours
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online

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Tips and Tricks for Family Tree Maker 2017; Moving Beyond the Basics
Feb
28
1:30 PM13:30

Tips and Tricks for Family Tree Maker 2017; Moving Beyond the Basics

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

This class is for those currently using Family Tree software (2014 or Mackiev’s new 2017 version) You will learn how to go “beyond the basics” including:

  • Using built in tools (calculate dates, determine relationships)
  • Finding and Fixing People errors (merging, detaching, attaching people)
  • Finding and Fixing data errors (impossible birth years, missing dates)
  • Adding custom facts (divorce, adoption)
  • Using the book feature (a general overview….just to get you started)

Presented by Carol Clemens
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Historic Bike Tour
Feb
28
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Zion Living History Tours
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online

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Sea Pines 1950-1985
Mar
6
10:30 AM10:30

Sea Pines 1950-1985

Learn about the development of Sea Pines Plantation from the days of the lumbermen in the early 1950’s, to the planning done by Charles Fraser and the Sea Pines Company, through to the incorporation of the Town of Hilton Head in 1983.

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Irish Genealogy Essentials
Mar
7
1:30 PM13:30

Irish Genealogy Essentials

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

Tracing your Irish and Scots Irish ancestors can be exhausting and frustrating, but the ‘hunt’ can lead to exciting discoveries along the way.  We will cover toics such as land divisions & the importance of discovering your ancestor’s “townland”; the 1901 & 1911 census, 19th century fragments & pre-1800 census substitutes; Griffith’s Valuation and tithe applotment books;  the Ulster Plantation; where and how to access church, civil & workshouse records; on-line records, websites and the resources available in Ireland at PRONI and the National Archives of Ireland.

We will end with shared stories and knowledge/insights gained from your research. Come join us and celebrate your Irish heritage!

Presented by Barbara Friis
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Historic Bike Tour
Mar
7
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Looking for German Ancestors?
Mar
8
10:30 AM10:30

Looking for German Ancestors?

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Beaufort Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Beaufort Branch

Cost: $15.00    ($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”)

Instructor: Barbara Friis

Were your German ancestors really German?  A unified nation called Germany did not exist until 1871, so you may have to extend your search to include Dutch, Danish and Swedish records.  Learn how to identify your ancestor’s “Heimat” and discover the importance of the “Ortsippenbuch”.  Identify resources that will help you further your research beyond ancestry.com. Compare German “Fraktur” to modern handwriting as a helpful tool for translating documents.  A packet including a brief German history, historical maps, German genealogy terms, occupations, “Fraktur” charts,German family history websites and a bibliography will be distributed to all participants.

Advance registration (by following the link below) is strongly recommended.

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Zion Living History Tours
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online

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Cemeteries of Hilton Head Island
Mar
13
10:30 AM10:30

Cemeteries of Hilton Head Island

 Learn about the 16 known cemeteries of Hilton Head Island in a PowerPoint presentation that contains pictures of the existing cemeteries. Learn about funeral customs as well as locations and directions if you would like to visit these cemeteries on your own. Each cemetery has its own story. 

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Autosomal DNA - Make the Most of your Results
Mar
14
1:30 PM13:30

Autosomal DNA - Make the Most of your Results

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

Have you tested your autosomal DNA? Learn how to make the most of your results!

If you have tested your autosomal DNA with Ancestry, Family Tree DNA, or 23andme, this lecture is for you.  Jan Alpert will review all three websites with suggestions for contacting cousins and analyzing your DNA results.  She will also show you how to download your results to www.gedmatch.com and find matches from the other sites with whom you have not tested.  She will provide examples of triangulation or "circles" on Ancestry and how those are your most important matches.  The course is for people who have already tested their autosomal DNA.

Presented by Jan Alpert, FNGS
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Historic Bike Tour
Mar
14
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Mar
15
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Zion Living History Tours
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online

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Researching Military Records in Fold3
Mar
21
1:30 PM13:30

Researching Military Records in Fold3

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

Fold3, formerly Footnote, advertises itself as “The web’s premier collection of original military records.” The website has records from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican and Indian War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War, as well as some non-military collections. Fold3 is a subscription website if used from home, but it is available at the Heritage Library for our patrons.

Presented by Peter Somerville
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Historic Bike Tour
Mar
21
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Researching Military Records in Fold3
Mar
22
10:30 AM10:30

Researching Military Records in Fold3

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Beaufort Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Beaufort Branch

Cost: $15.00    ($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”)

Instructors: Peter Somerville and Philip Cromer

Fold3, formerly Footnote, advertises itself as “The web’s premier collection of original military records.” The website has records from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican and Indian War, theCivil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War, as well as some non-military collections.

Fold3 is a subscription website if used from home, but it is available at the Heritage Library for our patrons.

Advance registration (by following the link below) is strongly recommended.

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Zion Living History Tours
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online

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The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, to 1950
Mar
27
10:30 AM10:30

The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, to 1950

Follow the journey of the women who came first to Hilton Head Island. Their journeys tell about their strong commitments to this island and how they made life here stronger and better.  The role of women has changed through out history because of their commitment and dedication. This program begins with life before the Plantation Era and ends with the timber days of the early 1900s

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Help Session for Family Tree Maker 2017 - Afternoon Session
Mar
28
1:30 PM13:30

Help Session for Family Tree Maker 2017 - Afternoon Session

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

Are you currently using Mackiev's Family Tree Maker 2017? Do you have questions? Need a review of how to work with specific parts of this software? Join us for a help session. Feel free to bring your laptop and your questions and we will try to get you on track.  

This class is for those using FTM 2017 who have attended at least one of the basic classes on the program. This is NOT an introductory class. Please bring previous class handouts on FTM 2017 with you as a reference. 

Requirements: This session is for those currently using Family Tree Maker 2017 and/or those who have taken a previous FTM 2017 class at the Heritage Library.  Come with specific questions or things you want reviewed. If you want to be certain your question is answered in writing, email cclemens318@roadrunner.com by March 17th and she will try to include it in the class handout.

For this class, laptops are welcome!

Presented by Carol Clemens
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Historic Bike Tour
Mar
28
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Zion Living History Tours
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
Apr
4
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Free Research Sites
Apr
5
10:30 AM10:30

Free Research Sites

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Beaufort Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Beaufort Branch

Cost: $15.00    ($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”)

Instructor: Amanda Hughes

Sources such as Google, Find-a-Grave, state archives and many more can add valuable data to your family’s past — and the best part is that they are FREE!  By learning how to utilize these sources, a family researcher can possibly fill in some of the missing links of their family story or even discovering something brand new!  This class is appropriate for all levels of genealogists, including beginners.

Advance registration (by following the link below) is strongly recommended.

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Zion Living History Tours
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, 1950 to Present
Apr
10
10:30 AM10:30

The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island, 1950 to Present

Follow the timbering era and resort development as they pertain to the women whose causes helped establish a way of life on Hilton Head Island. Their decisions--from the home, to the environment, to the Arts, to the town---made living on Hilton Head Island more welcoming. This program ends when the journey becomes the current history.

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Call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560

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Historic Bike Tour
Apr
11
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

OR

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Zion Living History Tours
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

OR

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Historic Bike Tour
Apr
18
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

OR

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Zion Living History Tours
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Native Americans of South Carolina
Apr
24
10:30 AM10:30

Native Americans of South Carolina

Journey in a full circle around South Carolina. Learn all the tribes that traveled and settled in the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern parts of the state. Discuss how these tribes functioned within their communities, and how they joined other tribe. Understand how their locations defined them.

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Call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560

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Historic Bike Tour
Apr
25
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

OR

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Zion Living History Tours
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

OR

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Historic Bike Tour
May
2
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

OR

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Zion Living History Tours
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
May
9
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
May
16
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
May
23
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Historic Bike Tour
May
30
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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African American Genealogy
Feb
17
10:30 AM10:30

African American Genealogy

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Beaufort Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Beaufort Branch

Cost: $15.00    ($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”)

Instructor: Amanda Hughes

This class is designed to offer techniques and resources of special interest to those researching African-American family history. The class begins by describing the methods basic to all family research regardless of ethnicity.  It then offers suggestions for moving beyond the 1870 brick wall which complicates most African American research. Examples will highlight resources found in Beaufort County but will be of value to anyone looking for African- American ancestors as the nation celebrates African American History Month this February!

Advance registration (by following the link below) is strongly recommended.

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Zion Living History Tours
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

 

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What Can Census Records Really Tell Us?
Feb
15
10:30 AM10:30

What Can Census Records Really Tell Us?

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Beaufort Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Beaufort Branch

Cost: $15.00    ($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”)

Instructor: Amanda Hughes

Do you deduce everything you should out of the census records?  Trace your family tree every ten years from 1940 to 1790 and see the wonderful things you can learn about them. The lecture will review the information which is unique in each census year and why it is important to find your family in every census including 1940 and those before 1850. The experience level is beginner through intermediate.

Advance registration (by following the link below) is strongly recommended.

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Historic Bike Tour
Feb
14
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Family Tree Maker 2017 is Here, so Get With the Program!
Feb
14
1:30 PM13:30

Family Tree Maker 2017 is Here, so Get With the Program!

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

Are you researching and saving your info on scraps of paper, posting your tree on line at ancestry.com, or doing nothing with your research? If so, this class is for you!  None of the above will allow you to prepare, print out, or easily share a nice, polished, genealogy product. You need genealogy software such as Mackiev’s Family Tree Maker 2017. 

Topics covered include the following:

  • Basics of entering data 
  • Linking data for various individuals in a family
  • Adding photos 
  • Understanding the various views
  • Adding  on-line info directly to the tree without retyping or copying it
  • Preparing, printing, and sharing basic charts and reports
  • There will be examples displayed of what you can create with this powerful software. The class also is appropriate for those who are not using any software and are trying to decide what to use.  NOTE: This class will help you if you are using Family Tree Maker 2014, too!

Requirements: While you may bring your laptop, you will be asked to close down before the class starts.  You will get lost and unfairly slow down the class if you are trying to actually do the tasks while they are eing covered.  

Questions?  Contact Carol Clemens at cclemens318@roadrunner.com

Presented by Carol Clemens
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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Zion Living History Tours
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online.

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Historic Bike Tour
Feb
7
10:00 PM22:00

Historic Bike Tour

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  

Meet at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Bring your own bike. Helmets required.  

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only)

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Ancestry.com for Beginners
Feb
7
1:30 PM13:30

Ancestry.com for Beginners

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

This 2-hour session will give participants a "walk-through" of the Ancestry.com site. We will discuss setting up your family tree and show how to do basic Ancestry.com searches. There will be tips on using the many features of Ancestry.com as well as information on doing more advanced research via the site.

Presented by Joyce Kelleher
Heritage Library Volunteer

$10 for Heritage Library members; $15 for non-members

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The Story of Santa Elena
Feb
6
10:30 AM10:30

The Story of Santa Elena

Before Jamestown and Plymouth, there was the Spanish settlement of Santa Elena on Port Royal Sound in Beaufort County, SC. The story of Santa Elena, founded in 1566 on Parris Island, is one of religion, geopolitics, cultural clashes, war and struggles to survive. It also is little known — even in South Carolina, where colonial European powers France and Spain established beachheads in the New World.

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The People on Hilton Head during Reconstruction
Feb
4
3:00 PM15:00

The People on Hilton Head during Reconstruction

Join us to hear the stories of the Reconstruction Era on Hilton Head Island, and the history of Historic First African Baptist Church as told by the Heritage Library and descendants of those who were here.  

This program is presented by the Gullah Institute in conjunction with the Heritage Library, the Gullah Celebration, and First African Baptist Church.

Free Will Offering

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Genealogy 101
Feb
3
10:30 AM10:30

Genealogy 101

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Beaufort Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Beaufort Branch

Cost: $15.00    ($10.00 for Heritage Library members. Use promotion code “member”)

Instructor: Mary Sommerville

If you are just starting family research, this class is for you!   Some people have very specific reasons for tracing their family tree. Others jump into family history research without giving it much thought. Knowing why people research their ancestors can be a source of inspiration and support for genealogists. … Genealogy can provide a doorway to the past. This workshop introduces the first-time family researcher to the fascinating field of genealogy, its unique nomenclature, and suggested research technique and avenues.  It may also be of value to researchers with limited experience who wish to refresh their skills.  

Advance registration (by following the link below) is strongly recommended.

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Zion Living History Tours
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Zion Living History Tours

  • Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island. Tours held Fridays at 10am.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. 

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

Tour Historic Fort Mitchel

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.

Fort Mitchell is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926. When entering the plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To register, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or click here to register online .

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Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners - Session 2 of 2
Jan
31
1:30 PM13:30

Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners - Session 2 of 2

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

This session will include a review of homework and questions, and then cover the importance of proofs/sources, how to organize your work, searching available software, and include a walk-through of  free online sites.

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Jan
30
10:30 AM10:30

Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island

Join us for a 1½-hour talk about the history of Hilton Head Island and the historic sites on the island accompanied by a  map that you can then use for your own self-guided tour of the sites by car or by bicycle.

Hilton Head Island has an extensive and varied history, and much of that history can still be seen and enjoyed at a variety of sites around the island. See the tabby remains of the Stoney-Baynard plantation house in Sea Pines, and the ramparts of Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation.  Visit the Mitchelville kiosk in Fish Haul Park to learn about the first self-governed black community created during the Civil War, and the Gullah Museum on Gum Tree Road to learn of the Gullah community that continues to flourish on the island.

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Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners - Session 1 of 2
Jan
24
1:30 PM13:30

Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners - Session 1 of 2

  • Heritage Library Foundation - Hilton Head Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Location: Hilton Head Branch

If you are just starting family research, this class is for you! This two-part workshop introduces the first-time family researcher to the fascinating field of genealogy, its unique nomenclature, and suggested research techniques. It may also be of value to researchers with limited experience who wish to refresh their skills. Participants will receive hand-outs to help guide you in your research. This session will review basic concepts and vocabulary, standard formats and methods for collecting data,  record keeping and citing sources, and how to start your family tree.  There will be homework!

Fee: $25 for Foundation members; $35 for non-members. 

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