Schedule

South Carolina Genealogical Society
47th Annual Summer Workshop
July 12-13, 2019

SC Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Day 1 – Friday, July 12, 2019

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8:30am – 9:00am

Patrons Room

Registration

 Refreshments, Donuts and Coffee

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9:00am – 9:30am

Auditorium

Welcome and Announcements

Mike Becknell, President: Shelby Hart Lollis, First Vice President: Dr. Eric Emerson, Director SCDAH

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9:30am – 10:30am

Auditorium

Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries

By Blaine Bettinger, Phd, JD.  
The Genetic Genealogist

Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries

Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries- Even though our 18th and 19th century ancestors have been dead for decades, their DNA still survives in their descendants. Learn how to use autosomal DNA to attack and potentially solve genealogical mysteries and brick walls for ancestors who were born or lived in the 1800’s, 1700’s, and beyond. Together we will also examine some of the ways that leaders in the field have attacked or solved their 18th and 19th century mysteries using autosomal DNA.

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10:30am – 10:45am

Break

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10:45am – 11:00am

Auditorium

Announcements and Door Prizes

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Auditorium

Why Y? South Carolina Y- Chromosome DNA Success Stories

By Katherine Bolt Borges

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Wachovia 1

Family Search

 By Robin Foster

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Archives

Introductory Tour of the Research Room for New Patrons

 By Steve Tuttle 

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12:00pm – 1:15pm

Lunch 

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1:15pm – 1:30pm

Announcements and Door Prizes

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1:30pm – 2:30pm

Archives

The Latest Advances in Third-Party Tools for atDNA- such as GEDmatch and DNAGEDcom

By Blaine Bettinger, Phd, JD.  
The Genetic Genealogist 

The Latest Advances in Third-Party Tools for atDNA

The Latest Advances in Third-Party Tools for atDNA- Third-party websites such as GEDmatch and DNAGEDcom are very popular with hundreds of thousands of genealogists. These tools can be used to mine for and learn about our close genetic matches. Both GEDmatch and DNAGEDcom are continually updating their existing tools and developing new ones. We will examine the latest tools and updates available from these excellent websites.

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2:30pm – 2:45pm

Break

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2:45pm – 3:45pm

Auditorium

DNA for Beginners

By Andrew Jordan

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2:45pm – 3:45pm

Wachovia 1

Ancestry.com vs. Family Search

By Charlie Black

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2:45pm – 3:45pm

Wachovia 2

Unusual Approaches to Genealogical Proofs

By Emily DeQuincy-Newman 

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2:45pm – 3:45pm

Wachovia 3

Newspaper Research in South Carolina

By Brent Holcomb

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3:45pm – 4:00pm

Break

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4:00pm – 5:00pm

Auditorium

Working with Indirect Evidence and DNA to Break Through Brick Walls

By Jan Alpert

Working with Indirect Evidence and DNA to Break Through Brick Walls

If you are unable to identify ancestors born before 1850, Jan will provide several examples of how she has used indirect evidence and DNA to solve genealogical problems. One of the examples will be a South Carolina family.

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4:00pm – 5:00pm

Wachovia 1

How to Research “Out of the Box” Genealogy Resources

 By Lisa Lisson

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4:00pm – 5:00pm

Wachovia 2

Beginning Genealogy

 By John Andrews

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4:00pm – 5:00pm

Wachovia 3

The Revolutionary War Story of My Grandfather, William Ballentine, a Loyalist Militiaman, from the SC Backcountry

 By Durant Ashmore

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5:00pm – 8:00pm

Archives

SC Archives – Open for Research

More information

Day 2 – Saturday, July 13, 2019

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8:30am – 9:00am

Patrons Room

Registration

 Refreshments, Donuts and Coffee

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9:00am – 9:30am

Auditorium

Welcome and Announcements

Mike Becknell, President: Shelby Lollis, First Vice President: Steve Tuttle, Supervisor, SCDAH

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9:30am – 10:30am

Auditorium

Introduction to Chromosome Mapping

By Blaine Bettinger, Phd, JD.  
The Genetic Genealogist

Introduction to Chromosome Mapping

Introduction to Chromosome Mapping – Chromosome mapping is a technique used to identify which segments of DNA you received from your ancestors. The technique assigns pieces of DNA you share with a known cousin to the ancestor or ancestral couple you share with that cousin. During this session, you will learn more about the basics of chromosome mapping and a third-party tool for chromosome mapping called “DNA Painter.”

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10:30am – 10:45am

Break

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10:45am – 11:00am

Auditorium

Announcements and Door Prizes

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Auditorium

Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your Matches?

 By Blaine Bettinger, Phd, JD.  
The Genetic Genealogist

Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your Matches?

Are You Doing Everything to Identify Your Matches? – In this lecture, we will examine numerous ways you can use a match’s profile to identify who they might be. We will also examine ways to use the In Common With tool and the Shared Matches tool to estimate how that elusive match is related to you.

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12:00pm – 1:30pm

Lunch – BBQ and all the trimmings

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1:30pm

Silent Auction Ends

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1:30pm – 2:15pm

Auditorium

Silent Auction Winners Announcment – Door Prizes

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2:15pm – 3:15pm

Auditorium

Maximizing the DNA Tools on Ancestry, FTDNA, and 23andme

 By Jan Alpert

Maximizing the DNA Tools on Ancestry, FTDNA, and 23andme

If you have tested your DNA with one of these testing companies, Jan will review many of the DNA tools on each website to help you identify new cousins and use the new information to further develop your tree.

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2:15pm – 3:15pm

Wachovia 1

Illuminating the Dark Corner: Uncovering Edgefield Roots with the Aid of Genetic DNA 

 By Natonne Elaine Kemp

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2:15pm – 3:15pm

Wachovia 2

A Visit with Four Revolutionary War Heroines – Mary Ramage Dillard, Rosanna Winter Farrow, Emily Geiger and Dicey Langston 

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2:15pm – 3:15pm

Wachovia 3

The Cherokee in South Carolina

By Anita Finger Smith

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2:15pm – 3:15pm

Archives

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Records Collection

By Steve Tuttle

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3:15pm – 3:30pm

Break

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3:30pm – 4:30pm

Auditorium

More DNAPainter and WATO

By Katherine Bolt Borges

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3:30pm – 4:30pm

Wachovia 1

The Genealogical Epoch: A Conceptual Framework in Genealogical Research

 By Walter Curry

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3:30pm – 4:30pm

Wachovia 2

Strategies for Finding Those Elusive Female Ancestors

 By Lisa Lisson 

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3:30pm – 4:30pm

Wachovia 3

Private Manuscript Collections at the North Carolina State Archives: Anything for South Carolinians?

 By John Smith 

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