Yorkville Historical Society

Founded in 1978 to foster and promote historical preservation and restoration in the city of York, SC and its environs.

-> Save the dates December 8th and 9th, 2018 for our Holiday Tour of Homes and Sites  and a bonus open house.  Be sure to check out the many other events starting in late November.

Anatomy of a Deed and Uses in Genealogy on Sunday, November 4th at 3:00 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce of Greater York Meeting Room, 23 East Liberty Street, York, SC 29745. The YCGHS invites you to attend this event.  Many family historians do not consider deeds when conducting research due to the unfamiliar terms in them.  Unlocking the mysteries of deeds can open up new lines of research and provide clues to find family.  Led by Janelle Dixon, we will learn about chains, links, and poles; grantors and grantees; where to find deeds; how deeds differ from surveys; and what clues to look for when reading them.  Please park in the adjoining York Public Library parking lot and enter through the side door of the Western York County Chamber of Commerce building.

-> Yorkville Historical Society Meeting on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 6:30 p.m. at the McCelvey Center at 212 East Jefferson St, York, SC.  We are delighted to have Lieutenant Dale Edwards of the York, SC Police Department’s Training/Community Services Unit as our scheduled speaker. His program will be on shopping safety and should be very appropriate for the holiday season.

Mill Village Memories, written by Becky Wells Bradley in 2003  This wonderful book is about living in the Cannon Mill Village in the 1940s through the 1980s. The book is available for $15.00 each at the York County Historical Center at 210 East Jefferson Street, York, SC 29745. For more information on the historical center including hours follow this link. To receive a copy by mail, please mail a check for $20 ($15 + $5 for shipping and handling) to YHS, PO Box 1122, York, SC 29745. The printing of this book is a project of the Yorkville Historical Society.

The Genesis of York by William B. White Jr.
Copies are still available for this wonderful resource. The book is a brief history of the formation in 1785–1787 of the County of York, South Carolina, and also of the Village of York, together with abstracts of the first deeds to the 88 lots and 19 tracts of land shown on the village plan drawn up by Colonel William Hill, the proprietary.  Follow this link for information on how to get your copy.

-> Our Yorkville Historical Society Meetings – You are invited to join us!
Our meetings will be at the McCelvey Center at 212 E Jefferson St, York, SC, and will start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  

2018 Meeting Dates:
Thursday, November 29th
December – No meeting. We will have our wonderful Holiday Tour of Homes and Sites Saturday and Sunday December 8th and 9th.

2019 Meeting Dates:
Thursday, January 31  Our Banquet!
Thursday, February 28
Thursday, March 21* (moved because of Humanities Festival)
Thursday, April 25
Thursday, May 30
Thursday, June 27
Thursday, July 25
Thursday, August 29
Thursday, September 26
Thursday, October 24*   (since  October 31 is Halloween)
Thursday, November 21* (since November 28th is Thanksgiving Day)
December – No Meeting – Our wonderful Christmas in Olde York Holiday Tour of Homes and Sites

If you have any questions or would like an email reminder of our meetings send a message to yorkvillehistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

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