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The Heritage Library, History & Ancestry Research Center

The Heritage Library is a non-profit library offering research assistance on ancestry in addition to classes and tours focused on Hilton Head Island’s history from prehistory to the modern era. The Heritage Library owns two historic sites, Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation and the Historic Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum on the corner of William Hilton Parkway & Mathews Drive


upcoming events:

Fall 2020 Heritage Library Online Classes

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Heritage Library Online Classes

The Heritage Library will host our traditional fall ancestry and history classes 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 and can be made at heritgelib.org. See the class schedule below and sign up today!

Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from heritageclasseshhi@gmail.com. Be sure to check your SPAM file If you do not see the link to your scheduled program. Instructors will provide time at the beginning of each class to test audio and video. If participants need further ZOOM instruction, please visit their support website at support.zoom.us for helpful tips and videos prior to the class.

Classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A WORLD WAR NO ONE KNOWS

Instructor: Rich Thomas

The long-standing mythology of the American Revolution, American Exceptionalism and the founding of the first modern democracy is supported by the interpretation of history that American colonists of Great Britain were the first of their kind to win independence from a European empire in a war fought on their soil, virtually on their own. In this class discover how looking at the American Revolution in a broader context as a World War fought by Great Britain on four fronts with dozens of countries involved changes the narrative of our founding story.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

PIECES OF YOUR PAST: A GENEALOGY PROJECT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Looking for a fun and straightforward way to share your family story with the next generation? This step-by-step class will take participants through a sample project to learn how to share the highlights of your own family story. PREREQUISITES: basic computer skills for creating a word document (various programs work); photos and family information to use for the project; basic knowledge of Family Tree Maker is helpful. | NOTE: Examples will be done using FTM 2019 software and Word.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed Military Governor of the Department of the South and Inspector of Settlements and Plantations under General Sherman’s special order creating the reservation for resettlement of Freedmen. Saxton’s determined struggle to resist President Johnson’s order to return confiscated land to its former owners allowed the blacks on Edisto and the other sea islands, including Hilton Head Island, to retain the lands they had purchased from the government following Emancipation.

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Why use Family Tree Maker software? What can be produced with it? How to buy the software and begin entering data into the program? This class is part of a 4-part series, you will find it most helpful if you take all 4 classes (there is no prerequisite for this class).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

STARTING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

This is a class for those new to family research and those in need of a refresher focusing on the basic concepts of genealogy and where to begin collecting data.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 2 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software. | PREREQUISITE: You should have purchased FTM 2019 and installed it on your computer.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

EARLY FAMILIES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Instructor: Dee Phillips

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?

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 3 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Learn to follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Part 2 – 9/28 at 10:30 AM).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 1: THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE TRIANGULAR TRADE

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Explore the evolution of the slavery in different parts of the world from primitive man through the English shipment of Africans to the New World. Gather understanding of the Portuguese exportation of Africans to Brazil as a precursor to the beginning of the African trade with the West Indies and North America, along with learning about the history of the Native American slave trade.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. The last step in the process of creating a final project. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Parts 2 & 3 – 9/28 and 10/5 both at 10:30 AM).

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RECONSTRUCTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND & BEAUFORT COUNTY (1862-1877)

Instructor: Dee Phillips

In 1862 the Port Royal Experient, also known as the “Rehearsal for Reconstruction” began right here on Hilton Head Island. Join the discussion, as the class looks at the early efforts to integrate the new Freedmen into society, the Amendments that extended civil and political rights to newly freed African Americans, the gain of education, land, representation, and the brave trailblazers who led the way.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: MEDIA AND SEARCH REVIEW

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019 followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: Open only to those who have completed the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

RESEARCHING YOUR QUAKER ANCESTORS

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

Have you found Quaker ancestry in your research? This class focuses on the history of the migration of the Quaker population beginning in the early 1600s, the reason for continuous migration, and how this unique population kept records.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 2: COLONIAL DEMAND THROUGH ABOLITION

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Learn how the changing economy in the Southeastern American Colonies drove the development of the English trade in African slaves. Examine the impacts of Triangular Trade and the management and treatment of slaves on Southern Plantations. Explore the rise of the Abolitionist Movement and the path to Emancipation with special focus on the influence of events on Hilton Head Island and the Port Royal Sound area in the early 1860s.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Instructor: Jan Alpert

Have you taken a DNA test through Ancestry? This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Learn about updates on Ancestry’s website within the past year including, colors and tags to identify surname groups and how to indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. PREREQUISITE: This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken one of Jan’s DNA classes before.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: FIXING ERRORS AND BEGINNING A BOOK

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019, focusing on fixing errors and beginning a book, followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE complete the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

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Beginning September 21 @ 10:30 am

Heritage Library Online Classes

The Heritage Library will host our traditional fall ancestry and history classes 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 and can be made at heritgelib.org. See the class schedule below and sign up today!

Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from heritageclasseshhi@gmail.com. Be sure to check your SPAM file If you do not see the link to your scheduled program. Instructors will provide time at the beginning of each class to test audio and video. If participants need further ZOOM instruction, please visit their support website at support.zoom.us for helpful tips and videos prior to the class.

Classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A WORLD WAR NO ONE KNOWS

Instructor: Rich Thomas

The long-standing mythology of the American Revolution, American Exceptionalism and the founding of the first modern democracy is supported by the interpretation of history that American colonists of Great Britain were the first of their kind to win independence from a European empire in a war fought on their soil, virtually on their own. In this class discover how looking at the American Revolution in a broader context as a World War fought by Great Britain on four fronts with dozens of countries involved changes the narrative of our founding story.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

PIECES OF YOUR PAST: A GENEALOGY PROJECT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Looking for a fun and straightforward way to share your family story with the next generation? This step-by-step class will take participants through a sample project to learn how to share the highlights of your own family story. PREREQUISITES: basic computer skills for creating a word document (various programs work); photos and family information to use for the project; basic knowledge of Family Tree Maker is helpful. | NOTE: Examples will be done using FTM 2019 software and Word.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed Military Governor of the Department of the South and Inspector of Settlements and Plantations under General Sherman’s special order creating the reservation for resettlement of Freedmen. Saxton’s determined struggle to resist President Johnson’s order to return confiscated land to its former owners allowed the blacks on Edisto and the other sea islands, including Hilton Head Island, to retain the lands they had purchased from the government following Emancipation.

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Why use Family Tree Maker software? What can be produced with it? How to buy the software and begin entering data into the program? This class is part of a 4-part series, you will find it most helpful if you take all 4 classes (there is no prerequisite for this class).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

STARTING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

This is a class for those new to family research and those in need of a refresher focusing on the basic concepts of genealogy and where to begin collecting data.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 2 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software. | PREREQUISITE: You should have purchased FTM 2019 and installed it on your computer.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

EARLY FAMILIES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Instructor: Dee Phillips

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?

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 3 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Learn to follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Part 2 – 9/28 at 10:30 AM).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 1: THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE TRIANGULAR TRADE

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Explore the evolution of the slavery in different parts of the world from primitive man through the English shipment of Africans to the New World. Gather understanding of the Portuguese exportation of Africans to Brazil as a precursor to the beginning of the African trade with the West Indies and North America, along with learning about the history of the Native American slave trade.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. The last step in the process of creating a final project. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Parts 2 & 3 – 9/28 and 10/5 both at 10:30 AM).

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RECONSTRUCTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND & BEAUFORT COUNTY (1862-1877)

Instructor: Dee Phillips

In 1862 the Port Royal Experient, also known as the “Rehearsal for Reconstruction” began right here on Hilton Head Island. Join the discussion, as the class looks at the early efforts to integrate the new Freedmen into society, the Amendments that extended civil and political rights to newly freed African Americans, the gain of education, land, representation, and the brave trailblazers who led the way.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: MEDIA AND SEARCH REVIEW

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019 followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: Open only to those who have completed the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

RESEARCHING YOUR QUAKER ANCESTORS

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

Have you found Quaker ancestry in your research? This class focuses on the history of the migration of the Quaker population beginning in the early 1600s, the reason for continuous migration, and how this unique population kept records.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 2: COLONIAL DEMAND THROUGH ABOLITION

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Learn how the changing economy in the Southeastern American Colonies drove the development of the English trade in African slaves. Examine the impacts of Triangular Trade and the management and treatment of slaves on Southern Plantations. Explore the rise of the Abolitionist Movement and the path to Emancipation with special focus on the influence of events on Hilton Head Island and the Port Royal Sound area in the early 1860s.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Instructor: Jan Alpert

Have you taken a DNA test through Ancestry? This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Learn about updates on Ancestry’s website within the past year including, colors and tags to identify surname groups and how to indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. PREREQUISITE: This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken one of Jan’s DNA classes before.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: FIXING ERRORS AND BEGINNING A BOOK

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019, focusing on fixing errors and beginning a book, followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE complete the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Find Out More

2020 Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Costumed Cemetery Tour (National Register and Bargain Box)

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Tuesdays, 11am

July through October

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Registration Required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing

The Island’s history comes to life every Tuesday at 11:00 am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories of the Colonial era on Hilton Head Island and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing sites. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures. [post_title] => 2020 Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Costumed Cemetery Tour (National Register and Bargain Box) [post_excerpt] => Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 2020-zion-cemetery-baynard-mausoleum-costumed-cemetery-tour-national-register-and-bargain-box-2020-09-22 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-19 19:13:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-19 23:13:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 32411 [guid] => https://culturehhi.org/?post_type=tribe_events&eventDate=2020-09-22#038;p=32411 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_date] => 2020-09-22 11:00:00 )
Beginning September 22 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays, 11am

July through October

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Registration Required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing

The Island’s history comes to life every Tuesday at 11:00 am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories of the Colonial era on Hilton Head Island and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing sites. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.
Find Out More

Fall 2020 Heritage Library Online Classes

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Heritage Library Online Classes

The Heritage Library will host our traditional fall ancestry and history classes 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 and can be made at heritgelib.org. See the class schedule below and sign up today!

Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from heritageclasseshhi@gmail.com. Be sure to check your SPAM file If you do not see the link to your scheduled program. Instructors will provide time at the beginning of each class to test audio and video. If participants need further ZOOM instruction, please visit their support website at support.zoom.us for helpful tips and videos prior to the class.

Classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A WORLD WAR NO ONE KNOWS

Instructor: Rich Thomas

The long-standing mythology of the American Revolution, American Exceptionalism and the founding of the first modern democracy is supported by the interpretation of history that American colonists of Great Britain were the first of their kind to win independence from a European empire in a war fought on their soil, virtually on their own. In this class discover how looking at the American Revolution in a broader context as a World War fought by Great Britain on four fronts with dozens of countries involved changes the narrative of our founding story.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

PIECES OF YOUR PAST: A GENEALOGY PROJECT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Looking for a fun and straightforward way to share your family story with the next generation? This step-by-step class will take participants through a sample project to learn how to share the highlights of your own family story. PREREQUISITES: basic computer skills for creating a word document (various programs work); photos and family information to use for the project; basic knowledge of Family Tree Maker is helpful. | NOTE: Examples will be done using FTM 2019 software and Word.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed Military Governor of the Department of the South and Inspector of Settlements and Plantations under General Sherman’s special order creating the reservation for resettlement of Freedmen. Saxton’s determined struggle to resist President Johnson’s order to return confiscated land to its former owners allowed the blacks on Edisto and the other sea islands, including Hilton Head Island, to retain the lands they had purchased from the government following Emancipation.

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Why use Family Tree Maker software? What can be produced with it? How to buy the software and begin entering data into the program? This class is part of a 4-part series, you will find it most helpful if you take all 4 classes (there is no prerequisite for this class).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

STARTING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

This is a class for those new to family research and those in need of a refresher focusing on the basic concepts of genealogy and where to begin collecting data.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 2 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software. | PREREQUISITE: You should have purchased FTM 2019 and installed it on your computer.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

EARLY FAMILIES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Instructor: Dee Phillips

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?

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 3 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Learn to follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Part 2 – 9/28 at 10:30 AM).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 1: THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE TRIANGULAR TRADE

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Explore the evolution of the slavery in different parts of the world from primitive man through the English shipment of Africans to the New World. Gather understanding of the Portuguese exportation of Africans to Brazil as a precursor to the beginning of the African trade with the West Indies and North America, along with learning about the history of the Native American slave trade.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. The last step in the process of creating a final project. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Parts 2 & 3 – 9/28 and 10/5 both at 10:30 AM).

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RECONSTRUCTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND & BEAUFORT COUNTY (1862-1877)

Instructor: Dee Phillips

In 1862 the Port Royal Experient, also known as the “Rehearsal for Reconstruction” began right here on Hilton Head Island. Join the discussion, as the class looks at the early efforts to integrate the new Freedmen into society, the Amendments that extended civil and political rights to newly freed African Americans, the gain of education, land, representation, and the brave trailblazers who led the way.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: MEDIA AND SEARCH REVIEW

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019 followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: Open only to those who have completed the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

RESEARCHING YOUR QUAKER ANCESTORS

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

Have you found Quaker ancestry in your research? This class focuses on the history of the migration of the Quaker population beginning in the early 1600s, the reason for continuous migration, and how this unique population kept records.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 2: COLONIAL DEMAND THROUGH ABOLITION

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Learn how the changing economy in the Southeastern American Colonies drove the development of the English trade in African slaves. Examine the impacts of Triangular Trade and the management and treatment of slaves on Southern Plantations. Explore the rise of the Abolitionist Movement and the path to Emancipation with special focus on the influence of events on Hilton Head Island and the Port Royal Sound area in the early 1860s.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Instructor: Jan Alpert

Have you taken a DNA test through Ancestry? This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Learn about updates on Ancestry’s website within the past year including, colors and tags to identify surname groups and how to indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. PREREQUISITE: This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken one of Jan’s DNA classes before.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: FIXING ERRORS AND BEGINNING A BOOK

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019, focusing on fixing errors and beginning a book, followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE complete the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

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Beginning September 23 @ 10:30 am

Heritage Library Online Classes

The Heritage Library will host our traditional fall ancestry and history classes 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 and can be made at heritgelib.org. See the class schedule below and sign up today!

Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from heritageclasseshhi@gmail.com. Be sure to check your SPAM file If you do not see the link to your scheduled program. Instructors will provide time at the beginning of each class to test audio and video. If participants need further ZOOM instruction, please visit their support website at support.zoom.us for helpful tips and videos prior to the class.

Classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A WORLD WAR NO ONE KNOWS

Instructor: Rich Thomas

The long-standing mythology of the American Revolution, American Exceptionalism and the founding of the first modern democracy is supported by the interpretation of history that American colonists of Great Britain were the first of their kind to win independence from a European empire in a war fought on their soil, virtually on their own. In this class discover how looking at the American Revolution in a broader context as a World War fought by Great Britain on four fronts with dozens of countries involved changes the narrative of our founding story.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

PIECES OF YOUR PAST: A GENEALOGY PROJECT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Looking for a fun and straightforward way to share your family story with the next generation? This step-by-step class will take participants through a sample project to learn how to share the highlights of your own family story. PREREQUISITES: basic computer skills for creating a word document (various programs work); photos and family information to use for the project; basic knowledge of Family Tree Maker is helpful. | NOTE: Examples will be done using FTM 2019 software and Word.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed Military Governor of the Department of the South and Inspector of Settlements and Plantations under General Sherman’s special order creating the reservation for resettlement of Freedmen. Saxton’s determined struggle to resist President Johnson’s order to return confiscated land to its former owners allowed the blacks on Edisto and the other sea islands, including Hilton Head Island, to retain the lands they had purchased from the government following Emancipation.

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Why use Family Tree Maker software? What can be produced with it? How to buy the software and begin entering data into the program? This class is part of a 4-part series, you will find it most helpful if you take all 4 classes (there is no prerequisite for this class).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

STARTING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

This is a class for those new to family research and those in need of a refresher focusing on the basic concepts of genealogy and where to begin collecting data.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 2 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software. | PREREQUISITE: You should have purchased FTM 2019 and installed it on your computer.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

EARLY FAMILIES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Instructor: Dee Phillips

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?

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 3 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Learn to follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Part 2 – 9/28 at 10:30 AM).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 1: THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE TRIANGULAR TRADE

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Explore the evolution of the slavery in different parts of the world from primitive man through the English shipment of Africans to the New World. Gather understanding of the Portuguese exportation of Africans to Brazil as a precursor to the beginning of the African trade with the West Indies and North America, along with learning about the history of the Native American slave trade.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. The last step in the process of creating a final project. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Parts 2 & 3 – 9/28 and 10/5 both at 10:30 AM).

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RECONSTRUCTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND & BEAUFORT COUNTY (1862-1877)

Instructor: Dee Phillips

In 1862 the Port Royal Experient, also known as the “Rehearsal for Reconstruction” began right here on Hilton Head Island. Join the discussion, as the class looks at the early efforts to integrate the new Freedmen into society, the Amendments that extended civil and political rights to newly freed African Americans, the gain of education, land, representation, and the brave trailblazers who led the way.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: MEDIA AND SEARCH REVIEW

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019 followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: Open only to those who have completed the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

RESEARCHING YOUR QUAKER ANCESTORS

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

Have you found Quaker ancestry in your research? This class focuses on the history of the migration of the Quaker population beginning in the early 1600s, the reason for continuous migration, and how this unique population kept records.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 2: COLONIAL DEMAND THROUGH ABOLITION

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Learn how the changing economy in the Southeastern American Colonies drove the development of the English trade in African slaves. Examine the impacts of Triangular Trade and the management and treatment of slaves on Southern Plantations. Explore the rise of the Abolitionist Movement and the path to Emancipation with special focus on the influence of events on Hilton Head Island and the Port Royal Sound area in the early 1860s.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Instructor: Jan Alpert

Have you taken a DNA test through Ancestry? This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Learn about updates on Ancestry’s website within the past year including, colors and tags to identify surname groups and how to indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. PREREQUISITE: This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken one of Jan’s DNA classes before.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: FIXING ERRORS AND BEGINNING A BOOK

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019, focusing on fixing errors and beginning a book, followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE complete the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

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2020 Hilton Head Haunted History Tales

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Wednesday nights

June-September

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Minimum audience size is 12!

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesday nights or check heritagelib.org/tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144. $25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16) Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.   [post_title] => 2020 Hilton Head Haunted History Tales [post_excerpt] => Ghost stories told in Hilton Head's oldest and most haunted cemetery setting. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 2020-hilton-head-haunted-history-tales-2-2020-09-23 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-19 19:17:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-19 23:17:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 32432 [guid] => https://culturehhi.org/?post_type=tribe_events&eventDate=2020-09-23#038;p=32432 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_date] => 2020-09-23 21:00:00 )
Beginning September 23 @ 09:00 pm

Wednesday nights

June-September

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Minimum audience size is 12!

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesday nights or check heritagelib.org/tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144. $25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16) Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.  
Find Out More

2020 Historic Fort Mitchel Tours (National Register)

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Thursdays, 11:00 am July-October

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/Tours

Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/Tours. This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures. 
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Beginning September 24 @ 11:00 am
Thursdays, 11:00 am July-October

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/Tours

Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing

Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/Tours. This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures. 
Find Out More

2020 Hilton Head Haunted History Tales

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Wednesday nights

June-September

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Minimum audience size is 12!

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesday nights or check heritagelib.org/tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144. $25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16) Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.   [post_title] => 2020 Hilton Head Haunted History Tales [post_excerpt] => Ghost stories told in Hilton Head's oldest and most haunted cemetery setting. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 2020-hilton-head-haunted-history-tales-2-2020-09-25 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-19 19:17:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-19 23:17:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 32432 [guid] => https://culturehhi.org/?post_type=tribe_events&eventDate=2020-09-25#038;p=32432 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_date] => 2020-09-25 21:00:00 )
Beginning September 25 @ 09:00 pm

Wednesday nights

June-September

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Minimum audience size is 12!

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesday nights or check heritagelib.org/tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144. $25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16) Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.  
Find Out More

Fall 2020 Heritage Library Online Classes

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Heritage Library Online Classes

The Heritage Library will host our traditional fall ancestry and history classes 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 and can be made at heritgelib.org. See the class schedule below and sign up today!

Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from heritageclasseshhi@gmail.com. Be sure to check your SPAM file If you do not see the link to your scheduled program. Instructors will provide time at the beginning of each class to test audio and video. If participants need further ZOOM instruction, please visit their support website at support.zoom.us for helpful tips and videos prior to the class.

Classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A WORLD WAR NO ONE KNOWS

Instructor: Rich Thomas

The long-standing mythology of the American Revolution, American Exceptionalism and the founding of the first modern democracy is supported by the interpretation of history that American colonists of Great Britain were the first of their kind to win independence from a European empire in a war fought on their soil, virtually on their own. In this class discover how looking at the American Revolution in a broader context as a World War fought by Great Britain on four fronts with dozens of countries involved changes the narrative of our founding story.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

PIECES OF YOUR PAST: A GENEALOGY PROJECT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Looking for a fun and straightforward way to share your family story with the next generation? This step-by-step class will take participants through a sample project to learn how to share the highlights of your own family story. PREREQUISITES: basic computer skills for creating a word document (various programs work); photos and family information to use for the project; basic knowledge of Family Tree Maker is helpful. | NOTE: Examples will be done using FTM 2019 software and Word.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed Military Governor of the Department of the South and Inspector of Settlements and Plantations under General Sherman’s special order creating the reservation for resettlement of Freedmen. Saxton’s determined struggle to resist President Johnson’s order to return confiscated land to its former owners allowed the blacks on Edisto and the other sea islands, including Hilton Head Island, to retain the lands they had purchased from the government following Emancipation.

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Why use Family Tree Maker software? What can be produced with it? How to buy the software and begin entering data into the program? This class is part of a 4-part series, you will find it most helpful if you take all 4 classes (there is no prerequisite for this class).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

STARTING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

This is a class for those new to family research and those in need of a refresher focusing on the basic concepts of genealogy and where to begin collecting data.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 2 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software. | PREREQUISITE: You should have purchased FTM 2019 and installed it on your computer.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

EARLY FAMILIES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Instructor: Dee Phillips

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?

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 3 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Learn to follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Part 2 – 9/28 at 10:30 AM).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 1: THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE TRIANGULAR TRADE

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Explore the evolution of the slavery in different parts of the world from primitive man through the English shipment of Africans to the New World. Gather understanding of the Portuguese exportation of Africans to Brazil as a precursor to the beginning of the African trade with the West Indies and North America, along with learning about the history of the Native American slave trade.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. The last step in the process of creating a final project. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Parts 2 & 3 – 9/28 and 10/5 both at 10:30 AM).

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RECONSTRUCTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND & BEAUFORT COUNTY (1862-1877)

Instructor: Dee Phillips

In 1862 the Port Royal Experient, also known as the “Rehearsal for Reconstruction” began right here on Hilton Head Island. Join the discussion, as the class looks at the early efforts to integrate the new Freedmen into society, the Amendments that extended civil and political rights to newly freed African Americans, the gain of education, land, representation, and the brave trailblazers who led the way.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: MEDIA AND SEARCH REVIEW

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019 followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: Open only to those who have completed the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

RESEARCHING YOUR QUAKER ANCESTORS

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

Have you found Quaker ancestry in your research? This class focuses on the history of the migration of the Quaker population beginning in the early 1600s, the reason for continuous migration, and how this unique population kept records.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 2: COLONIAL DEMAND THROUGH ABOLITION

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Learn how the changing economy in the Southeastern American Colonies drove the development of the English trade in African slaves. Examine the impacts of Triangular Trade and the management and treatment of slaves on Southern Plantations. Explore the rise of the Abolitionist Movement and the path to Emancipation with special focus on the influence of events on Hilton Head Island and the Port Royal Sound area in the early 1860s.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Instructor: Jan Alpert

Have you taken a DNA test through Ancestry? This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Learn about updates on Ancestry’s website within the past year including, colors and tags to identify surname groups and how to indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. PREREQUISITE: This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken one of Jan’s DNA classes before.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: FIXING ERRORS AND BEGINNING A BOOK

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019, focusing on fixing errors and beginning a book, followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE complete the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

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Beginning September 28 @ 10:30 am

Heritage Library Online Classes

The Heritage Library will host our traditional fall ancestry and history classes 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 and can be made at heritgelib.org. See the class schedule below and sign up today!

Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from heritageclasseshhi@gmail.com. Be sure to check your SPAM file If you do not see the link to your scheduled program. Instructors will provide time at the beginning of each class to test audio and video. If participants need further ZOOM instruction, please visit their support website at support.zoom.us for helpful tips and videos prior to the class.

Classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A WORLD WAR NO ONE KNOWS

Instructor: Rich Thomas

The long-standing mythology of the American Revolution, American Exceptionalism and the founding of the first modern democracy is supported by the interpretation of history that American colonists of Great Britain were the first of their kind to win independence from a European empire in a war fought on their soil, virtually on their own. In this class discover how looking at the American Revolution in a broader context as a World War fought by Great Britain on four fronts with dozens of countries involved changes the narrative of our founding story.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

PIECES OF YOUR PAST: A GENEALOGY PROJECT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Looking for a fun and straightforward way to share your family story with the next generation? This step-by-step class will take participants through a sample project to learn how to share the highlights of your own family story. PREREQUISITES: basic computer skills for creating a word document (various programs work); photos and family information to use for the project; basic knowledge of Family Tree Maker is helpful. | NOTE: Examples will be done using FTM 2019 software and Word.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed Military Governor of the Department of the South and Inspector of Settlements and Plantations under General Sherman’s special order creating the reservation for resettlement of Freedmen. Saxton’s determined struggle to resist President Johnson’s order to return confiscated land to its former owners allowed the blacks on Edisto and the other sea islands, including Hilton Head Island, to retain the lands they had purchased from the government following Emancipation.

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Why use Family Tree Maker software? What can be produced with it? How to buy the software and begin entering data into the program? This class is part of a 4-part series, you will find it most helpful if you take all 4 classes (there is no prerequisite for this class).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

STARTING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

This is a class for those new to family research and those in need of a refresher focusing on the basic concepts of genealogy and where to begin collecting data.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 2 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software. | PREREQUISITE: You should have purchased FTM 2019 and installed it on your computer.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

EARLY FAMILIES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Instructor: Dee Phillips

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?

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 3 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Learn to follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Part 2 – 9/28 at 10:30 AM).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 1: THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE TRIANGULAR TRADE

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Explore the evolution of the slavery in different parts of the world from primitive man through the English shipment of Africans to the New World. Gather understanding of the Portuguese exportation of Africans to Brazil as a precursor to the beginning of the African trade with the West Indies and North America, along with learning about the history of the Native American slave trade.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. The last step in the process of creating a final project. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Parts 2 & 3 – 9/28 and 10/5 both at 10:30 AM).

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RECONSTRUCTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND & BEAUFORT COUNTY (1862-1877)

Instructor: Dee Phillips

In 1862 the Port Royal Experient, also known as the “Rehearsal for Reconstruction” began right here on Hilton Head Island. Join the discussion, as the class looks at the early efforts to integrate the new Freedmen into society, the Amendments that extended civil and political rights to newly freed African Americans, the gain of education, land, representation, and the brave trailblazers who led the way.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: MEDIA AND SEARCH REVIEW

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019 followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: Open only to those who have completed the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

RESEARCHING YOUR QUAKER ANCESTORS

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

Have you found Quaker ancestry in your research? This class focuses on the history of the migration of the Quaker population beginning in the early 1600s, the reason for continuous migration, and how this unique population kept records.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 2: COLONIAL DEMAND THROUGH ABOLITION

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Learn how the changing economy in the Southeastern American Colonies drove the development of the English trade in African slaves. Examine the impacts of Triangular Trade and the management and treatment of slaves on Southern Plantations. Explore the rise of the Abolitionist Movement and the path to Emancipation with special focus on the influence of events on Hilton Head Island and the Port Royal Sound area in the early 1860s.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Instructor: Jan Alpert

Have you taken a DNA test through Ancestry? This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Learn about updates on Ancestry’s website within the past year including, colors and tags to identify surname groups and how to indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. PREREQUISITE: This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken one of Jan’s DNA classes before.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: FIXING ERRORS AND BEGINNING A BOOK

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019, focusing on fixing errors and beginning a book, followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE complete the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Find Out More

Fall 2020 Heritage Library Online Classes

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Heritage Library Online Classes

The Heritage Library will host our traditional fall ancestry and history classes 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 and can be made at heritgelib.org. See the class schedule below and sign up today!

Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from heritageclasseshhi@gmail.com. Be sure to check your SPAM file If you do not see the link to your scheduled program. Instructors will provide time at the beginning of each class to test audio and video. If participants need further ZOOM instruction, please visit their support website at support.zoom.us for helpful tips and videos prior to the class.

Classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A WORLD WAR NO ONE KNOWS

Instructor: Rich Thomas

The long-standing mythology of the American Revolution, American Exceptionalism and the founding of the first modern democracy is supported by the interpretation of history that American colonists of Great Britain were the first of their kind to win independence from a European empire in a war fought on their soil, virtually on their own. In this class discover how looking at the American Revolution in a broader context as a World War fought by Great Britain on four fronts with dozens of countries involved changes the narrative of our founding story.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

PIECES OF YOUR PAST: A GENEALOGY PROJECT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Looking for a fun and straightforward way to share your family story with the next generation? This step-by-step class will take participants through a sample project to learn how to share the highlights of your own family story. PREREQUISITES: basic computer skills for creating a word document (various programs work); photos and family information to use for the project; basic knowledge of Family Tree Maker is helpful. | NOTE: Examples will be done using FTM 2019 software and Word.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed Military Governor of the Department of the South and Inspector of Settlements and Plantations under General Sherman’s special order creating the reservation for resettlement of Freedmen. Saxton’s determined struggle to resist President Johnson’s order to return confiscated land to its former owners allowed the blacks on Edisto and the other sea islands, including Hilton Head Island, to retain the lands they had purchased from the government following Emancipation.

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Why use Family Tree Maker software? What can be produced with it? How to buy the software and begin entering data into the program? This class is part of a 4-part series, you will find it most helpful if you take all 4 classes (there is no prerequisite for this class).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

STARTING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

This is a class for those new to family research and those in need of a refresher focusing on the basic concepts of genealogy and where to begin collecting data.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 2 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software. | PREREQUISITE: You should have purchased FTM 2019 and installed it on your computer.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

EARLY FAMILIES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Instructor: Dee Phillips

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?

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 3 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Learn to follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Part 2 – 9/28 at 10:30 AM).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 1: THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE TRIANGULAR TRADE

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Explore the evolution of the slavery in different parts of the world from primitive man through the English shipment of Africans to the New World. Gather understanding of the Portuguese exportation of Africans to Brazil as a precursor to the beginning of the African trade with the West Indies and North America, along with learning about the history of the Native American slave trade.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. The last step in the process of creating a final project. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Parts 2 & 3 – 9/28 and 10/5 both at 10:30 AM).

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RECONSTRUCTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND & BEAUFORT COUNTY (1862-1877)

Instructor: Dee Phillips

In 1862 the Port Royal Experient, also known as the “Rehearsal for Reconstruction” began right here on Hilton Head Island. Join the discussion, as the class looks at the early efforts to integrate the new Freedmen into society, the Amendments that extended civil and political rights to newly freed African Americans, the gain of education, land, representation, and the brave trailblazers who led the way.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: MEDIA AND SEARCH REVIEW

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019 followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: Open only to those who have completed the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

RESEARCHING YOUR QUAKER ANCESTORS

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

Have you found Quaker ancestry in your research? This class focuses on the history of the migration of the Quaker population beginning in the early 1600s, the reason for continuous migration, and how this unique population kept records.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 2: COLONIAL DEMAND THROUGH ABOLITION

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Learn how the changing economy in the Southeastern American Colonies drove the development of the English trade in African slaves. Examine the impacts of Triangular Trade and the management and treatment of slaves on Southern Plantations. Explore the rise of the Abolitionist Movement and the path to Emancipation with special focus on the influence of events on Hilton Head Island and the Port Royal Sound area in the early 1860s.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Instructor: Jan Alpert

Have you taken a DNA test through Ancestry? This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Learn about updates on Ancestry’s website within the past year including, colors and tags to identify surname groups and how to indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. PREREQUISITE: This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken one of Jan’s DNA classes before.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: FIXING ERRORS AND BEGINNING A BOOK

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019, focusing on fixing errors and beginning a book, followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE complete the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

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Beginning September 28 @ 01:00 pm

Heritage Library Online Classes

The Heritage Library will host our traditional fall ancestry and history classes 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 and can be made at heritgelib.org. See the class schedule below and sign up today!

Once registered, on the day prior to class, participants will receive a Zoom link from heritageclasseshhi@gmail.com. Be sure to check your SPAM file If you do not see the link to your scheduled program. Instructors will provide time at the beginning of each class to test audio and video. If participants need further ZOOM instruction, please visit their support website at support.zoom.us for helpful tips and videos prior to the class.

Classes will be added to the schedule throughout the year so be sure and check the website regularly. http://www.heritagelib.org

Cost: $15 non-Library member and $12 Library member

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A WORLD WAR NO ONE KNOWS

Instructor: Rich Thomas

The long-standing mythology of the American Revolution, American Exceptionalism and the founding of the first modern democracy is supported by the interpretation of history that American colonists of Great Britain were the first of their kind to win independence from a European empire in a war fought on their soil, virtually on their own. In this class discover how looking at the American Revolution in a broader context as a World War fought by Great Britain on four fronts with dozens of countries involved changes the narrative of our founding story.

 

Monday, September 14, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

PIECES OF YOUR PAST: A GENEALOGY PROJECT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Looking for a fun and straightforward way to share your family story with the next generation? This step-by-step class will take participants through a sample project to learn how to share the highlights of your own family story. PREREQUISITES: basic computer skills for creating a word document (various programs work); photos and family information to use for the project; basic knowledge of Family Tree Maker is helpful. | NOTE: Examples will be done using FTM 2019 software and Word.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed Military Governor of the Department of the South and Inspector of Settlements and Plantations under General Sherman’s special order creating the reservation for resettlement of Freedmen. Saxton’s determined struggle to resist President Johnson’s order to return confiscated land to its former owners allowed the blacks on Edisto and the other sea islands, including Hilton Head Island, to retain the lands they had purchased from the government following Emancipation.

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 1: OVERVIEW AND THE FIRST STEPS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 1 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Why use Family Tree Maker software? What can be produced with it? How to buy the software and begin entering data into the program? This class is part of a 4-part series, you will find it most helpful if you take all 4 classes (there is no prerequisite for this class).

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

STARTING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

This is a class for those new to family research and those in need of a refresher focusing on the basic concepts of genealogy and where to begin collecting data.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 2: GETTING STARTED: PEOPLE AND MEDIA TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 2 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Now it’s time to add people; set relationships; add and categorize media; set profile pictures; link media to several people at once; back up your files and more. This class gets you started on the process of documenting your family history in this software. | PREREQUISITE: You should have purchased FTM 2019 and installed it on your computer.

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

EARLY FAMILIES OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Instructor: Dee Phillips

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?

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 3: INTRODUCING THE WEB SEARCH AND PLACES TABS

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 3 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. Learn to follow your ancestors through maps; search web sites through Family Tree Maker, add favorite search sites; and add information directly to your tree. This is the next step toward creating a finished product. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Part 2 – 9/28 at 10:30 AM).

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 1: THE BEGINNING THROUGH THE TRIANGULAR TRADE

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Explore the evolution of the slavery in different parts of the world from primitive man through the English shipment of Africans to the New World. Gather understanding of the Portuguese exportation of Africans to Brazil as a precursor to the beginning of the African trade with the West Indies and North America, along with learning about the history of the Native American slave trade.

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER PART 4: CREATING A FINAL PROJECT: FIND AND FIX ERRORS, GET STARTED WITH THE PUBLISH TAB

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Part 4 of 4 in the Family Tree Maker Series. The last step in the process of creating a final project. Participants will learn how to find and fix duplicate information and errors; what reports can be created from the software; how participants can share work; and how to create a book. | PREREQUISITE: Completion of FTM Parts 2 & 3 – 9/28 and 10/5 both at 10:30 AM).

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

RECONSTRUCTION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND & BEAUFORT COUNTY (1862-1877)

Instructor: Dee Phillips

In 1862 the Port Royal Experient, also known as the “Rehearsal for Reconstruction” began right here on Hilton Head Island. Join the discussion, as the class looks at the early efforts to integrate the new Freedmen into society, the Amendments that extended civil and political rights to newly freed African Americans, the gain of education, land, representation, and the brave trailblazers who led the way.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: MEDIA AND SEARCH REVIEW

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019 followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: Open only to those who have completed the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

RESEARCHING YOUR QUAKER ANCESTORS

Instructor: Susan Dobbs

Have you found Quaker ancestry in your research? This class focuses on the history of the migration of the Quaker population beginning in the early 1600s, the reason for continuous migration, and how this unique population kept records.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY-PART 2: COLONIAL DEMAND THROUGH ABOLITION

Instructor: Rich Thomas

Learn how the changing economy in the Southeastern American Colonies drove the development of the English trade in African slaves. Examine the impacts of Triangular Trade and the management and treatment of slaves on Southern Plantations. Explore the rise of the Abolitionist Movement and the path to Emancipation with special focus on the influence of events on Hilton Head Island and the Port Royal Sound area in the early 1860s.

 

Monday, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

MAXIMIZING THE DNA TOOLS AT ANCESTRY

Instructor: Jan Alpert

Have you taken a DNA test through Ancestry? This class is a review of the Ancestry DNA website including Shared Matches, ThruLines, and Common Ancestors. Learn about updates on Ancestry’s website within the past year including, colors and tags to identify surname groups and how to indicate adoption, hypothesis, brick wall, and more. New search tools have been added to find and communicate with a cousin match. PREREQUISITE: This class is for people who have tested their DNA on Ancestry and have not taken one of Jan’s DNA classes before.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 10:30AM – 12:00 Noon

FAMILY TREE MAKER 2019 REFRESHER: FIXING ERRORS AND BEGINNING A BOOK

Instructor: Carol Clemens

Class will begin with a brief review of the basics of Family Tree Maker 2019, focusing on fixing errors and beginning a book, followed by questions and answers. Have specific questions? Please email them to instructor Carol, cclemens318@gmail.com, at least 1 week prior to the class. | PREREQUISITE: OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE complete the 4-part FTM Zoom class OR a previous FTM class through the Heritage Library.

Find Out More

2020 Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Costumed Cemetery Tour (National Register and Bargain Box)

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Tuesdays, 11am

July through October

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Registration Required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing

The Island’s history comes to life every Tuesday at 11:00 am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories of the Colonial era on Hilton Head Island and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing sites. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures. [post_title] => 2020 Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Costumed Cemetery Tour (National Register and Bargain Box) [post_excerpt] => Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 2020-zion-cemetery-baynard-mausoleum-costumed-cemetery-tour-national-register-and-bargain-box-2020-09-29 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-19 19:13:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-19 23:13:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 32411 [guid] => https://culturehhi.org/?post_type=tribe_events&eventDate=2020-09-29#038;p=32411 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_date] => 2020-09-29 11:00:00 )
Beginning September 29 @ 11:00 am

Tuesdays, 11am

July through October

Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places

Registration Required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Limited to 8 people per tour to ensure social distancing

The Island’s history comes to life every Tuesday at 11:00 am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories of the Colonial era on Hilton Head Island and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing sites. $15/ADULT • $10/CHILD Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.
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2020 Hilton Head Haunted History Tales

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Wednesday nights

June-September

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Minimum audience size is 12!

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesday nights or check heritagelib.org/tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144. $25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16) Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.   [post_title] => 2020 Hilton Head Haunted History Tales [post_excerpt] => Ghost stories told in Hilton Head's oldest and most haunted cemetery setting. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 2020-hilton-head-haunted-history-tales-2-2020-09-30 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-19 19:17:36 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-19 23:17:36 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 32432 [guid] => https://culturehhi.org/?post_type=tribe_events&eventDate=2020-09-30#038;p=32432 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => tribe_events [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_date] => 2020-09-30 21:00:00 )
Beginning September 30 @ 09:00 pm

Wednesday nights

June-September

Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours

Minimum audience size is 12!

Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesday nights or check heritagelib.org/tours for additional days and times. For more information call 843-949-0144. $25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16) Registration required, visit heritagelib.org/tours This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island We are committed to the safety of our volunteers and our guests. We encourage our guests to wear masks during all Heritage Library events. Social distancing will be practiced at The Heritage Library and at our Historic Sites. We are also participating in enhanced cleaning procedures.  
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