The Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society


Our 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.

Other objectives are to serve, through publications and meetings, as a medium of exchange of Orangeburgh genealogical information; to acquaint members with available sources of genealogical materials; and to enjoy the fun and fellowship of sharing records and research.

Membership is open to all who are interested in Orangeburgh genealogy, professional or amateur, and who are interested in supporting the objectives of the Society.

Individual membership is $18.00 per calendar year, or $24.00 for two or more members residing at the same address. Life memberships, both Individual and Family are also available.

All OGSGS Members receive the OGSGS Newsletter published four times per year. The newsletter covers such topics as: ancestry charts, family group sheets, family bibles, cemeteries, personal diaries, queries, book reviews, courthouse records, surname lists, surveys, memorials, plats, deeds, etc. Click HERE to see some recent contents.

All OGSGS Members receive a personal invitation to OKTOBERFEST, a yearly celebration in Orangeburg when researchers come together to share sources of genealogical materials and have fun.

If you share our goals and are interested in genealogical research in the Orangeburgh area, you should join OGSGS. Annual Memberships are available on the Publication Order pages. Life Memberships are also available.