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This is the website of the Grand Strand Genealogy Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We meet on the second Saturday of the month at 10:15 a.m. at Chapin Memorial Library, 14th Ave North and Kings Highway.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of this club shall be to provide a forum for individual research through monthly meetings, education and open sharing of information.

The objectives of this club are:

  • To promote the study and establish the sharing of information related to research and techniques within the group,
  • To support genealogical resources at Chapin Memorial Library,
  • To encourage and assist others in genealogical research,
  • To maintain a relationship with other genealogy clubs, societies, and libraries.


President: Dennis Fitzgerald

1st Vice President: Allen Jeffcoat

2nd Vice President: William Kahler

Secretary: Kathleen Keenan

Treasurer: Gail Reynolds

Past President: Glen O'Connell

Historians: Allene Baker, Lois Butler

Program Committee: Marie Peacock, Susan Perhala

Webmaster: William Kahler


The bylaws were approved by the membership at the February 2009 meeting.

2015 Application for Membership

Any person interested in genealogy may become a member of the Grand Strand Genealogy Club (GSGC) by:

  • Submitting an application,
  • Attending a minimum of one (1) meeting per calendar year and
  • Updating the application annually.

There is no membership fee.

To view the application online, you will need a PDF reader/viewer available free at (FREE PDF-XChange Viewer) and Print or download the membership application. After printing the document, fill it in and bring it to the next meeting or contact the Webmaster for a mailing address.

Grand Strand Genealogy Club, 2013 for its members

GSGC Bulletin Board

U p c o m i n g   E v e n t s

GSGC Monthly Meeting
  December 13
, 2014 - 10:15 a.m.
Chapin Memorial Library
1st Floor Meeting Room
14th Ave North & Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC

"Finding Your Roots:
Barbara Walters & Geoffrey Canada"

Henry Louis  Gates , Jr.'s  April 1, 2012  PBS program looking  into  the genealogical  pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada.

Introduced By:
Charlene Carson

Upcoming Speakers


W e b s i t e   H a p p e n i n g s
GSGC Handouts under Let Us Help You has been revised to include the handout from the November meeting: Searching for Lawrence - A quick down and dirty into the world of DNA testing for genealogy.

Family Search under Link Page reflects FamilySearch updates through November 15, 2014.

The following sections under Members have been updated as of November 15, 2014:
  • Members' Surname Research
  • Members' Cities and States
  • Members' Genealogy Software / Paid Subscriptions

GSGC Membership Application
is now available.

NOTE: Tracker Software Products' FREE PDF-XChange Viewer has been included as a suggested way for viewing GSGC's Application for Membership. Use of this reader/viewer will allow completion of the downloaded form by using the Typewriter Tool listed under "Tools/Comment and Markup Tools."

The Sun News GSGC Articles
September 26, 2004
April 13, 2014

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