I just got home from a three day (two night) trip to South Carolina for genealogy research. Most of my mom's family is from South Carolina and I wanted to go find original records. I plan to write a few posts about my trip. To start, here are my tweets from my journey:
#Genealogy trip starts today: 1) Edgefield County Gen Soc Library, 2) GG-Grandparents' graves, 3) @SCArchives, 4) the zoo!
No one else on this road knows how to drive #roadtrip
#wafflehouse in Augusta, Ga #roadtrip twitpic.com/6nerlr
Welcome to South Carolina! #roadtrip http://twitpic.com/6nfby1
Mom (@rubyacraft) doing #genealogy research at the Edgefield gen society http://twitpic.com/6ngt4t
At hotel now-Didn't really learn much new at Edgefield #genealogy soc library, but did get pic of 5x G-Grandad Dorn's house c1819 #roadtrip
As in, house was built in 1819 #genealogy
Things to remember: load the film rightside up! #genealogy #roadtrip http://twitpic.com/6nt01w
Did expext 2 pay4 copies on microfilm like they are bubblegum #genealogy http://twitpic.com/6ntpmj
@ACoffin Guess i didn't need to bring my flashdrive!
@Smitty327 I'm being overcharged! Didn't expect it, keep having to get change. Which is a good thing!
Found originals of docs I had info on (ie marriage licenses) & some records on index, time for lunch then back to @SCArchives #genealogy
Yay, #genealogy happy dance at the @SCArchives - finding lots of stuff, including my Grandparents' marriage license and wills
I'm supposed to use this to find microfilms @scarchives #genealogy #fail http://twitpic.com/6nx6cu
Went to the zoo, now at the Lexington Co History Museum #genealogy #roadtrip
Also in this series:
- [This Post]
- Visiting the OEDGS at the Tompkins Library
- Visiting the South Carolina Department of Archives and History
- Visiting Elmwood Cemetery / RestingSpot Review
- Visiting the Lexington County Museum
- Visiting the Franklin Memorial Library (Emanuel County, GA)