The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, edited by Brent H. Holcomb, is a valuable resource. Published since 1973, and by Holcomb since 1976, it is well worth looking at in any library with a genealogy collection. Serious researchers should subscribe, and Holcomb is offering new subscribers a one-time discount at $30 for the first year. Contact him at SCMAR, P.O. Box 21766, Columbia, S.C., 29221. Holcomb is the editor/author of more than 100 genealogy books found in most genealogy rooms. See his website for those still available at scmar.com.
Genealogy lectures abound
The metro Atlanta area has an abundance of genealogy groups, many with monthly or quarterly programs. The Cobb County Genealogical Society (cobbgagensoc.org) has monthly lectures. The Georgia Archives (GeorgiaArchives.org) has monthly Lunch and Learn lectures, many on genealogy topics. The Georgia Genealogical Society (Gagensociety.org) has quarterly programs, the next on March 7 in Statesboro. The Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (aahgsatl.org) has monthly meetings, as well as workshops. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia (jewishgen.org/jgsg) offers frequent programs, and the Genealogical Computer Society of Georgia (gencomputer.org) meets monthly in Roswell, with lectures on a variety of topics not computer related.
Contact Kenneth H. Thomas Jr., P. O. Box 901, Decatur, GA 30031 or gagensociety.org.