EXPO – April 25, 2020


The Genealogy EXPO Sponsored by Savannah River Valley 📷Genealogical Society Hartwell, Georgia
Saturday, April 25, 2020 –
and our regular SRVGS monthly meetings till September 2020.


Genealogy EXPO
Sponsored by
Savannah River Valley
Genealogical Society
Hartwell, Georgia
April 25, 2020
Hart County Adult Learning Center next to the
Hart County Library, 150 Benson Street, Hartwell GA.
TIME 10:00am – 2:00pm
Set up for groups will begin at 9:00 am
Please call and register if your group is planning to come.
11:30 am – Guest Speaker Presentation
The Oconee War: Defending the Beloved Land, 1783 – 1796
Focusing on the early settlements, Indian treaties and how the land was acquired from the Indians and about Forts that were established along the rivers to protect settlers in colonial America. “Our land is like the flesh on our bones.” This singular insight was disclosed by Cussita Mico to convey the deep and intimate bond with which the Muskogee/Creek people held their southern homelands. The view had particular resonance over the rolling hills and fertile vales of the Oconee basin. Ancestral homeland for several of the confederated Creek towns, the resource abundant river basin was regarded as “Beloved.” Early attempts to wrestle the region from the Muskogee people was successfully resisted. Their defense of this country lasted the length of the American Revolution, but the conclusion of that conflict brought new “Georgians” to their borders. We’ll bring the war that broke out over this region into sharp focus, and delineate the dramatic consequences emerging from this prolonged struggle in the southern borderlands.
Steven Scurry is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He studied Anthropology at Western Carolina University before completing his degree at U.GA. A lifelong interest in American Indian culture and history was initiated on learning of his own family ties that criss-crossed the Oconee valley in Georgia’s early years; he’s writing a book on the subject, using the archival sources for the lecture and presentation. Steven is a cofounder of Nowhere Archery, a traditional school of archery in Athens.

• How to start researching your family history.
• Pick up handouts about Genealogy.
• Basic resources available in our area.
• Talk with representatives from local historical organizations such as Historical Society, Daughters of American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and much more.
• View family histories displayed by local people.
• Sign-up for additional information from the SRVGS.
Groups or individuals may have table space to share their information.
Contacts: SRVGS, P.O. Box 895, Hartwell, GA 30643
Email: David Ray (706-436-3156) or Brenda Harbin (706-436-2752) or Ellen Davenport gdavenpo@bellsouth.net (706-498-6504) or Kathy Heriford kheriford@comcast.net Visit http://www.srvg.org or http://www.srvgs.wordpress.com or visit our Face book page.

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Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society – Next Meeting

The Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society (SRVGS) will meet on September 16, 2019 at the Community Club House in Hartwell at 7 pm. Everyone is invited and our topic will be Family Reunions. Call 706-436-3156 with any questions or check http://www.srvg.org or http://www.srvgs.wordpress.com

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Great websites for Genealogists !!!!

Here is some great websites for Genealogists.  Check it out.

http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/    Georgia State Archive – Lots of information!!!
http://www.utahwest.com/Gen/index.htm  McMullan Family
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marylove/Berryman/berryman.htm  John Berryman Family
Log on to Pines for Heritage Quest.  This is a free site !!!  Search Census, Books, Persi, Revolutionary War Records, Freedom’s Bank Records and U. S. Serial Records. You must have Georgia Library Card and pass code.
(Instructions for login on)
Go to my account (at bottom of page)
Sign in  (Get user name and pass code from any Georgia Library)
Click on Galileo
Click on Databases A-Z (at top of page)
Click on H
Click on HeritageQuest Online
http://www.findagrave.com/   Find A Grave
Corps of Engineers, Hartwell, GA For Counties: Georgia = Franklin, Hart & Stephens South Carolina = Anderson & Oconee
 http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/gafiles.htm Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project South Carolina = Anderson & Oconee
http://home.windstream.net/ktledford/menworegrey   These Men that wore Grey by Karen T. Ledford
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Welcome to the NEW SRVGS Blog

Welcome,  to the new blog for the Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society.  We will be posting interesting facts and information about coming events and happening.

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