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Easily Finding My Union County, SC, African-American Ancestors

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 11:00am until 12:00pm

Start the month with a journey into your genealogy. Discuss how to use oral history and specific online and offline resources to look for your roots. Discover ancestors who were enslaved or free before 1865 or research the Reconstruction and the Jim Crow eras to learn about freed people in your family tree. Presented by Robin Foster of  Genealogy! Just Ask! For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

300 East South St.
Union, SC 29379
(864) 427-7140

Built in 1905 the Carnegie Library was the first library funded in the South Carolina with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie foundation. The Beaux Arts structure was designed by architects Wheeler and Runge who were responsible for the construction of numerous public buildings throughout the Carolinas and Georgia early in the twentieth century. The building features a copper dome, a defining feature of Wheeler and Runge design, interior and exterior columns, a stained glass ceiling and windows, and ornate architectural details. Named Library Journal's Best Small Library of the Year (2009) for service to the community and use of technology to improve services. Also a genealogical research documents covering Union County and the surrounding area. Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9 am-7 pm; Wednesday and Friday: 9 am-6 pm; Saturday: 9 am-3 pm. No paid researchers.