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Monday, September 28
Early Families Of Hilton Head Island  (Webinars)
For a small coastal island in South Carolina, Hilton Head is home to many historical moments and interesting historical characters. The first session will discuss the life and actions of James and Charles Davant, Captain John Stoney, and Isaac Baldwin, and their families. What talents did they bring to the island? What did they do here? How did they live? What footprints did each of these families leave on this island?
This Heritage Library class is in an online format using Zoom. Classes run approximately 1 hour and enrollment will be limited in order to provide ample time for questions and discussion between participants and instructors. Reservations are required.
Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from Instructors will provide time at the beginning of the class to test audio and video.
Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member
Registration link and details at:

Tuesday, October 13
The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Up-ending Who We Are  (Local Events)
2:00 pm
The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Up-ending Who We Are explores the culture of genealogy, the science of DNA, and the business of DNA testing, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story.
Libby Copeland is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Washington Post, New York magazine, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She specializes in the intersection of science and culture. Her book investigates how home DNA testing has impacted many communities, including adoptees, the donor-conceived, and those who didn't start out with questions about their families – but found questions posed by their DNA results.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 17
AAHGS Annual Conference  (Conferences)
Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA
The AAHGS Annual Conference is the largest international African American conference that promotes African-ancestored family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by bringing together subject matter experts who promote scholarly research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.
In addition to attending sessions on many relevant topics, you may also explore intergenerational learning experiences on Family Day, take tours of local historical sites, and join in special dinners, recognition ceremonies, and other special events. Go to for more information and registration.