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Archive for January, 2010

New History Network – The Spartanburg History Hub

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

I received the following invitation to the first meeting of the Spartanburg History Hub which will be Thursday January 28th at 7:00 pm in the Barrett Room of the Spartanburg Public Library’s Headquarters on Church Street in Spartanburg. I am unable to attend, but I asked if it would be okay to post it here and am doing so now. It sounds like a great idea and looks like a new and good way to connect the various groups that are working to preserve and share the History of Spartanburg County. If you are involved in that area and available, it looks like it would be well worth stopping in! Read on for the invitation…

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Hyrne Family Letters

Monday, January 18th, 2010

One of the fantastic things about combining genealogy and the internet is that resources that may not previously have been easily accessed by large numbers of people can be made accessible. The Hyrne Family Letters is a good example of this. Spanning 1699-1757 this collection of letters from one of South Carolina’s plantation is a unique and wonderful glimpse into colonial South Carolina. From the site: “The story of a family of early plantation settlers of South Carolina – Elizabeth and Edward Hyrne and their sons Burrell and Henry”

The letters were found in the Lincolnshire Archive Office and as you can imagine probably had been viewed by a limited number of people. They have since been transcribed and give a fantastic window into life at Medway Plantation in Goose Creek, South Carolina.