Welcome to Laurens Disctrict Chapter SCGS, Inc.!

History of the Laurens District Chapter Genealogical Society – SCGS – 1985-2023

In March 1985, The Laurens County Library and the Henry Laurens Chapter of DAR co-sponsored workshops on genealogy. Other meetings were held and on Thursday, May 8, 1986, there was a Charter night held with a dinner. At this meeting, Edward L. Cheatham of Greenville, past President of SCGS, presented the Laurens District Chapter Genealogical Society their Charter with Andrew McGeachie, President of Laurens District Chapter receiving the Charter Certificate. At this Charter night, it was reported there were 142 charter members from twenty-two states. As of 2023 four of these original charter members are still members and active in our organization with three presently serving on our Laurens County SCGS Board and one on the State SCGS Board.

The Mission of the Laurens District Chapter SCGS, is to raise the standard of genealogical research through educational programs. workshops, publications of genealogical data, preservation and promotion of collected records, publications of a newsletter, and to stimulate and encourage a general interest in Laurens County Genealogy.

We are proud of what Laurens District Chapter of SCGS has achieved since that first meeting in 1985 and we strive to continue, for many years to come, our love of history of Laurens County.