Plenty to Choose From. Take Your Pick!

February 12th is rather busy day if you're interested in increasing your knowledge of local history and/or African American genealogy. It's impossible to attend both the book review presentation and the genealogy workshop so you will have to pick the topic (and location) that best suits your needs! Both are free.

1) BDC@ Bluffton Branch History Book Club
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Bluffton Branch
BDC Manager, Grace Cordial, leads the discussion of Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls from Slavery to Congress, 1839-1915 by Edward A. Miller. She will share some of the special collections materials from the BDC with participants during the presentation. No need to register; everyone over age 12 with an interest in our local history is welcome! Free. Call Bratton at (843) 255-6503 or bdeloach@bcgov.net for more information.

2) African-American Genealogy Workshop
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Beaufort Branch
Are you looking to accelerate your family history search? Get started with African American genealogist specialist, Fallon Green. Registration is required! Free! Everyone is welcome! Please call Stacey Edmonds (843) 255-6458, or email sinman@bcgov.net.

Can't make the African-American Genealogy overview? Interested in learning more about how to start your family history research? Then perhaps you'd also be interested in participating in the final "Introduction to the 1940 Census" workshop being held the following week.

BDC@ Lobeco Branch -- Final “Introduction to the 1940 Census” workshop
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Lobeco Branch

Sign up to find yourself - or your ancestors – for the final session of the 1940 US Census workshop. Basic computer skills are helpful. Limit of 10 people. Free; Anyone over age 12 interested in learning the ins-and-outs of using 1940 census data to compile a family history is welcomed to attend but registration is necessary. Instructor: Grace Cordial, BDC Manager. Register in person at Lobeco Branch Library, by calling 255-6475, or by e-mailing gmolter@bcgov.net.