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2023 Grand Strand Genealogy Club Meeting Schedule 

Club Meeting (2nd Saturday)  of each month**


January 14, 2023 - Related faces program











February 11, 2023     The Revolutionary War and the DAR Presented by Christine Davis


March 11, 2023 -   “Purple Hearts Reunited” Presented by Erin Faith Allen


April 8, 2023    Homespun and Calico: Researching the lived of Our Foremothers presented by Peggy Lauuritzen


Peggy Lynn Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS has been involved in genealogy since before her birth.  

My parents were excellent genealogists, and instilled the same love of history and family in me and my three sisters.  One of my favorite pictures is of my mother on her way to do cemetery research four days before my birth.  

My roots run deep into the South, where I am Accredited.  They involve the states of Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and some areas of Pennsylvania.  I love the area of Appalachia, and have written several Legacy QuickGuides that you may purchase from the site:

May 13, 2023  Introduction to Family Tree Maler Presented by Mark Olsen

Mark Olsen is the Family Tree Maker Ambassador to historical and genealogical societies around the world working to support their members as they use Family Tree Maker. Mark is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor's degree in Family History with a Spanish records emphasis. He has been working in the genealogy industry since 2007.


June 10, 2023  Family Tree Notebooks Presented by Carly Morgan

July 8, 2023 - SC Genealogy Workshop in Columbia


August 12, 2023  The Photo Angel Presented by Project-Kate Kelley


September 9, 2023  “No More Excuses-Ten Family History Tips for Procrastinators” Presented by Lisa Alzo


October 14, 2023  Problem Ancestor


November 11, 2023   Veterans Day  no Meeting


December 9, 2023 **  Return of the Problem Ancestor


Club Meetings held at the Chapin Library, 1st Floor Conference Room, 10am-Noon

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Tina LaFreniere is the founder and CEO of Related Faces Technologies. She a graduate of The University of Houston where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. She is a former Assistant Vice President and Production Manager for a mortgage brokerage firm in Dallas, Texas. Tina began her genealogical journey over 15 years ago and along the way has inherited thousands of photos from her family, hundreds with no identification. These photos were the inspiration for Related Faces back in 2018 when she conceived the idea for Related Faces, and the site was launched in February of 2022. Tina is a member of the Genealogical Society of Collier County, Florida, the National Genealogical Society and The Photo Managers Group.

Tina offers free webinar classes to genealogical and historical organizations. To learn more please email

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