Laurens District Chapter
of the
South Carolina Genealogical Society

Post Office Box 1217

Laurens, South Carolina 29360-1217


The Laurens District Chapter is one of 19 chapters of the South Carolina Genealogical Society. The State Society was founded in 1970 and currently has over 2,000 members. A person who joins the Laurens District Chapter is automatically a member of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, which is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization. The SCGS was chartered by the Secretary of State for South Carolina. The Internal Revenue Code, Section 501 (c) (3) allows tax deductions for the value of material donated to the chapter.

The Chapter directs its own activities as a member of the parent society. The Chapter's publications are of particular interest to the geographical area, while the Society's publications seek to serve the entire state. Through these publications, members may seek or share genealogical information.

The mission of the Laurens District Chapter is to raise the standards of genealogical research through educational programs and workshops, publications of genealogical data, promotion of the collection and preservation of records, and the stimulation of a general interest in genealogy and family history.

Officers of the Chapter

Scheduled meetings of the Chapter

Books Available from the Chapter


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Current Weather in Laurens

We cannot do extensive research for members, but do answer inquiries and make suggestions. A list of paid researchers can be obtained from the SC State Archives, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223 (803-896-6100).

For additional information about the chapter, E-Mail Sarah Limehouse Armstrong

2007- 2010 Laurens District Chapter of SCGS

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