The Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society is a family history organization which promotes the collection and preservation of early records of the people of Orangeburgh Township, South Carolina and their descendants. It is eleemosynary, non-profit, non-political, and non-sectarian.
Posted: 29 Aug 2023 Updated: 27 Sep 2023
Oktoberfest 2023 - October 7th - Registration is Live!
Octoberfest 2023 will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023. It will be an in-person, live event, so don't miss it! Click HERE to register online.
Registration will be open until Friday, October 6, 2023.
(As of 27 Sep 2023 we have 46 participants registered.)
Posted: 05 Sep 2023
Spring-Summer 2023 Newsletter V20N05
The Spring-Summer newsletter was mailed out Sept 5, 2023. The paper registration forms for Oktoberfest are included. Check your label to make sure your expiration date is correct and if not, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
Posted: 08 Apr 2023
Winter 2022-2023 Newsletter
The Winter Newsletter was mailed out on April 4, 2023. If you didn't receive it, and your dues are paid current, send an email to email@example.com to have your membership and/or address verified.
Posted: 22 Feb 2023
Oktoberfest 2023 - Dates - In-Person??
Octoberfest 2023 will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023 and Saturday, October 7, 2023. We are planning on having it in-person but that will depend on how many people indicate they are willing to attend based on the surveys and comments in various social media and other forums. Check back here for updated news.
Posted: 08 Apr 2023
Fall 2022 Newsletter
The Fall Newsletter was mailed out on November 23, 2022. If you didn't receive it, and your dues are paid current, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your membership and/or address verified.
Posted: 08 Oct 2022
REMINDER: Annual Membership Meeting
The Annual Membership Meeting will be held today, Saturday October 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time). The meeting will be held via Zoom Teleconferencing. You will need a smartphone or computer to access the meeting.
You may JOIN THE MEETING by clicking here.
The minutes from last years Annual Meeting may be accessed here: 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes
Posted: 04 Oct 2022
Annual Membership Meeting
The Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday October 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific Time). The meeting will be held via Zoom Teleconferencing. You will need a smartphone or computer to access the meeting.
You may join the meeting on October 8 by clicking on this LINK.
Posted: 20 Sep 2022
Oktoberfest 2022 - Cancelled
Due to very low registration (8) for Oktoberfest by September 15, the Executive Board has decided to cancel this years In-Person Oktoberfest. We will instead be recording the presentations and will make them available on the website in late Oktober. Check back later for further details and information on the Annual Members meeting, which will be held via Zoom on October 8, 2022.
Posted: 27 Jul 2022
The Summer Newsletter was mailed out on July 27, 2022. If you didn't receive it, and your dues are paid current, email to email@example.com.
- OGSGS on Facebook
- OGSGS Photo Gallery
- Newsletter Contents
Current issue: Spring-Summer 2023 V20N05
- Newsletter Indexes
- Publication Store
- Research Resources
- Index of Colonial Land Records
- Orangeburgh E-mail Discussion Group
- Orangeburg Probate Court Index, 1865-1947New
- Links to Useful Web sites
- First Families of Orangeburgh - 61 family biographies online.
- Immigrants to South Carolina - some information on 96 additional families.
- Orangeburgh Migrations - Nineteenth Century migrations West.
- Orangeburgh District DNA Project - adding DNA to Genealogy
- German-Swiss Immigration
- Recruitment in Europe
- Orangeburgh Town Plan (SC Archives)
- South Carolina Town Plans - Dorchester, Orangeburgh, Saxe Gotha, etc. (SC Archives)
- Orangeburgh Citizens Petition
- The Early Orangeburgh Church by Lawton Salley
- Old Pioneer Graveyard
- The Evolution of Orangeburg County by A. S. Salley, Jr.
revised 26 Jul 2023