Historic Bike Tour
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Tips and Tricks for Family Tree Maker 2017; Moving Beyond the Basics
Oct
17
10:30 AM10:30

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

This class is for those currently using Family Tree Maker’s software ( MacKiev’s new 2017 version).  You will learn how to go “beyond the basics”.  

Requirements:  Intended  for those  who have previously taken MacKiev FTM 2017 Is Here! So Get With the Program!   OR  have mastered the basics..  This is not a basic class and is intended for those currently using  the new MacKiev FTM 2017.  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 being covered.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Oct
18
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

To registerAdmission is $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry., call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 

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Zion Living History Tours
Oct
19
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry.

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

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BEAUFORT: Making Sense of the Census
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

BEAUFORT: Making Sense of the Census

Do you deduce everything you should out of the census records?  Trace your family tree every ten years from 1790 to 1940 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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Sea Pines 1950-1983
Oct
23
10:30 AM10:30

Sea Pines 1950-1983

The modern era of Hilton Head Island’s history began when Charles Fraser began developing Sea Pines from timber land owned by his family. Learn about how our island’s destiny was shaped by Fraser’s vision from those early days up to the incorporation of the Town of Hilton Head in 1983.

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Historic Bike Tour
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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HeritageQuest Online
Oct
24
10:30 AM10:30

HeritageQuest Online

Heritage Quest is a family history database that includes some of what Ancestry has to offer and more.  It includes direct links to:  wills and probates, immigration records, public records, Revolutionary War Pensions, Freedman's Bank records, historical maps, and Land Records.  It can be accessible from outside the library for premier members as well as new/renewed members of the HL after September 1st.  Come see what this program has to offer.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Oct
25
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 $15 per adult and $10 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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BEAUFORT: HeritageQuest Online
Oct
25
10:30 AM10:30

BEAUFORT: HeritageQuest Online

Heritage Quest is a family history database that includes some of what Ancestry has to offer and more.  It includes direct links to:  wills and probates, immigration records, public records, Revolutionary War Pensions, Freedman's Bank records, historical maps, and Land Records.  It can be accessible from outside the library for premier members as well as new/renewed members of the HL after September 1st.  Come see what this program has to offer.

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

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Zion Living History Tours
Oct
26
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry.

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

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Ghosts & Myths of HIlton Head Island
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Ghosts & Myths of HIlton Head Island

  • Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Experience the chills of the paranormal stories of Hilton Head Island as we bring to life Lydia Davant, Andrew Baynard, Cap’n Jack Stoney, Mary Kirk, Paulson Schwarzer and William Eddings Baynard. Witness the Hilton Head Island of the 18th and 19th centuries through their eyes on a journey beyond the cemetery gates. Hear rsthand the ghost stories about the Harbour Town Lighthouse, The Baynard Funeral Procession and the Blue Lady of Hilton Head Island.

Friday and Saturday 7:00 and 8:30; Sunday 7:00 only

Not recommended for children under 10 years old.

Corner of 278 & Mathews Drive

$15 per person; Reservations Required

 

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Historic Bike Tour
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Getting the Most From the Census
Oct
31
1:30 PM13:30

Getting the Most From the Census

This class takes a look at all the census records from 1790 through 1940, the last census available to the public at this time.  Learn what happened to the 1890 census and what is happening locally to recreate in part that census.  There is much to be learned from census records if you just know how to utilize them to your best advantage!

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Nov
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 $15 per adult and $10 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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BEAUFORT: Looking for German Ancestors?
Nov
1
10:30 AM10:30

BEAUFORT: Looking for German Ancestors?

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 Polish 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
Nov
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry.

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

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Historic Bike Tour
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Help Session for Family Tree Maker
Nov
7
10:30 AM10:30

Help Session for Family Tree Maker

Are you currently using MacKiev 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.  If you want to be certain your question is answered in writing, e-mail: cclemens318@gmail.com no later than 2 weeks before the class and she will try to include it in the class handout.
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
 

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Nov
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 $15 per adult and $10 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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Heritage Library History Forum; The Revolutionary War in the Lowcountry
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Heritage Library History Forum; The Revolutionary War in the Lowcountry

A Day-long forum presenting speakers (listed below) on topics pertaining to the archaeology and history of Beaufort County during the Revolutionary War

The admission fee of $65 includes

  • Continental breakfast

  • Snacks and beverages throughout the day

  • Buffet lunch

  • Lunchtime speaker, Rich Thomas, Heritage Library, The History of the 2nd Militia in the Beaufort District

  • Late afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery with opportunity to meet individually with conference speakers.

Speakers:

Dr. J. Brent Morris - Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor of History and Humanities Dept. Chair, University of South Carolina Beaufort; The Southern Campaign: The Conflict that Turned the Tide of the American Revolution

Jim Jordan - Author and History Lecturer; The Battles of Savannah, 1778 and 1779

Douglas W. Bostic - Executive Director and CEO of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust; Purrysburg in the Revolutionary War: American Headquarters and Battlefield

Rich Thomas - Heritage Library Board Member and History Department Lecturer; The Beaufort District Militia and HHI’s Bloody Legion in the Revolution

David Reuwer - David works as an attorney and serves as Municipal Judge of the Town
of Elgin, but his avocation is to save and interpret Revolutionary War battlefields in the southern states, serving on the boards of the SC Battleground Preservation Trust and Historic Camden Foundation. The Battle of Port Royal Island

Dr. Donald Wright - Distinguished Teaching Professor of History, Emeritus, at SUNY-Cortland, where he taught African, African-American, and world history for 31 years. Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Lowcounytry during the Revolutionary War

Mr. Frank Genello - Master Craftsman and owner of the American Building Restoration Company; Restoration of the Baynard Mausoleum

Dr. Matt Sanger - Assistant Professor. Binghamton University; Archaeology Studies at the Zion Cemetery

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Zion Living History Tours
Nov
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. 

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

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General Mitchel and Reconstruction
Nov
13
10:30 AM10:30

General Mitchel and Reconstruction

The name of General Ormsby Mitchel lives on through two island sites that were named for him: Fort Mitchel and Mitchelville, the community he founded for slaves that had not yet been emancipated.  Learn about the man behind the name, his early life and military career, and how his legacy impacted the era of Reconstruction.

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Historic Bike Tour
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Nov
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 $15 per adult and $10 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
Nov
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry.

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

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The Story of Santa Elena
Nov
20
10:30 AM10:30

The Story of Santa Elena

At the crossroads of Colonial America, Santa Elena has witnessed the march of history. Founded in 1566, before Jamestown or Plymouth, this little-known settlement served as the first capital for Spanish colonization of the new world. Its story mirrors that of early America; its religion, geopolitics, cultural clashes, war and struggles.

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Historic Bike Tour
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Battle of Ft. Pulaski
Nov
27
10:30 AM10:30

Battle of Ft. Pulaski

It was considered an impregnable fortress, guarding the entrance to Savannah’s harbor. But during the Battle of Fort Pulaski, Union Forces accomplished the impossible, forcing the surrender of the previously invincible fort. Here you’ll learn the tactics they used to achieve this unlikely victory.

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Hilton Head Island in the Civil War
Oct
16
10:30 AM10:30

Hilton Head Island in the Civil War

Robert Carse’s 1961 book, “Hilton Head Island in the Civil War: Department of the South” is the definitive work on the history of Hilton Head Island during the Union occupation of our island in the 1860’s. This program focuses on Hilton Head Island during the Union Army and Navy occupation of our island in the 1860’s. 

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History Day 2018
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

History Day 2018

Hilton Head Island History Day offers two unique ways to witness the Island’s history. A docent-led bike tour and two docent-led trolley tours offer morning and afternoon explorations of the Island’s role in the Civil War and 4000 years of Island history found in Sea Pines.
Tours are rain or shine; No refunds unless the event is canceled!
Melly Mel's will be on-site at Coastal Discovery Museum from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm serving up delicious BBQ and more for an additional price
The Gullah Museum will be on-site at Coastal Discovery Museum from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm to teach about the Gullah culture on Hilton Head Island
Detailed instructions for the bike tours will be sent with confirmation

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Zion Living History Tours
Oct
12
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry.

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

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MacKiev Family Tree Maker 2017 is Here, So Get With the Program!
Oct
10
10:30 AM10:30

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

Are you researching and saving your info on scraps of paper, posting your tree online 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.  

 

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Historic Bike Tour
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Zion Living History Tours
Oct
5
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry.

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

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BEAUFORT: Using fold3
Oct
4
10:30 AM10:30

BEAUFORT: Using fold3

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, Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War, as well as some non-military collections.  Fold3 is a subscription website if used from home, but is available at the Heritage Library for our patrons.

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

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Oct
4
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 $15 per adult and $10 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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DNA - Make the Most of Your Results
Oct
3
1:30 PM13:30

DNA - Make the Most of Your Results

Have you tested your autosomal DNA?

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

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Using Ancestry.com
Oct
3
10:30 AM10:30

Using Ancestry.com

This class is intended for newcomers to the Ancestry.com site.  We will take a tour through the site noting ways to use it to your best advantage in developing your family tree.  You are welcome to bring your battery-powered computer to use during the presentation.

Class is limited to 12 people.

 

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Historic Bike Tour
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Zion Living History Tours
Sep
28
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry.

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

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BEAUFORT: Genealogy Free Sites
Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

BEAUFORT: Genealogy Free Sites

Want to flesh out your family tree?  Come learn about some online sources that may help you fill in some pieces in your family puzzle and add “life” to your tree.  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!  This class is appropriate for all levels of genealogists, especially beginners.

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

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Sep
27
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 $15 per adult and $10 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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Historic Bike Tour
Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Zion Living History Tours
Sep
21
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry.

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

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Sep
20
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 $15 per adult and $10 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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Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners, Afternoon Class
Sep
19
to Sep 26

Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners, Afternoon Class

This two-part class is an essential first step for those building their family tree from the roots up and just digging into their ancestry.  During the first session, participants from beginners to amateur researchers will learn the lingo of genealogy and discover techniques to help track down their ancestry.  The second week’s session will build on this knowledge base with a walkthrough of Ancestry.com.  From basic searches and setting up a family tree to advanced research through the site’s many tools and features, you’ll leave ready to delve into your ancestry.  

OR call the library at 843-686-6560

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Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners, Morning Class
Sep
19
to Sep 26

Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners, Morning Class

This two-part class is an essential first step for those building their family tree from the roots up and just digging into their ancestry.  During the first session, participants from beginners to amateur researchers will learn the lingo of genealogy and discover techniques to help track down their ancestry.  The second week’s session will build on this knowledge base with a walkthrough of Ancestry.com.  From basic searches and setting up a family tree to advanced research through the site’s many tools and features, you’ll leave ready to delve into your ancestry.  

OR call the library at 843-686-6560

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Historic Bike Tour
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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BEAUFORT: Genealogy 101
Sep
15
10:30 AM10:30

BEAUFORT: Genealogy 101

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
Sep
14
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry.

Or call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Sep
13
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 $15 per adult and $10 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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Historic Bike Tour
Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

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) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes.

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Zion Living History Tours
Sep
7
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 $15 per adult and $10 per child ages 7-12. 

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

OR

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Tour Historic Fort Mitchel
Sep
6
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 $15 per adult and $10 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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