EXPO – March 10, 2018

Genealogy EXPO

Sponsored by Savannah River Valley Genealogical Society Hartwell, Georgia

Saturday – MARCH 10, 2018

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

Our guest speaker will be Dr.Timothy Drake from Anderson County, South Carolina. Dr. Drake will speak about “Burial Customs and mourning in the American South During the 18th and 19th Centuries”

Dr Drake has degrees in Biology and Entomology from Clemson University and currently serves as the State Entomologist for the State of South Carolina and Assistant Director of the Clemson University Department of Pesticide Regulation.  Dr. Drake is a native of South Carolina and his ancestral families have been here since Colonial times.  Dr Drake is a member of the Cambridge Chapter Sons of The American Revolution and has an intense interest in history of the southern states and in historic preservation.


  • 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 < davidr@hartcom.net> (706-436-3156) or Brenda Harbin <brharbin@hartcom.net> (706-436-2752)  or Ellen Davenport gdavenpo@bellsouth.net        (706-498-6504) or Kathy Heriford kheriford@comcast.net Visit  www.srvg.org  or www.srvgs.wordpress.com or visit our Face book page.

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