We work to discover, collect and preserve genealogy and related historical material and information connected with or related to the Lexington County, South Carolina area.
You are invited to join us.
The Lexington Genealogical Association meets at the Palmetto Collegiate Institute, 104 Hendrix Street, Lexington, SC on the first Sunday of the month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our meetings are open to the public, so please come.
More about our association:
The Lexington Genealogical Association was organized in 1980 to explore the genealogy of families in this area. It consists of a body of descendants of the early immigrants who imigrated to this country and settled in this area. This area is known as the Midlands of South Carolina, the watersheds of the old Saluda and Broad Rivers to the north, Congaree River to the east and the Edisto River to the south. The sections included in this area are portions of Orangeburg, Edgefield, Newberry, Calhoun and all of current Lexington Counties. They comprised the old Lexington District.
The primary purposes of the association are "to discover, collect and preserve genealogy and related historical material as well as information connected with or related to the Lexington County area." The association's research involves recovering family histories, Bible and church records, county, state and miscellaneous records, cemeteries, newspaper publications and history of this area. Our objectives are to preserve this history and to assist and aid descendants in their endeavors to trace their ancestry.
This association publishes a quarterly magazine, the "Lexington Genealogical Exchange," which contains articles of research for the benefit of our patrons.
The association does not offer individual research on families. All of the work of the association, including the Exchange and all other publications, is the result of labor by unpaid volunteers. Each quarterly magazine is published because of the love of genealogy by the editor and her staff to circulate primary records of Lexington County and to share them with each of you. Association members are invited to submit queries concerning names or families of interest for publication in the Exchange.
This web page is for the purpose of informing the public of our existence and our work whereby you might explore your past and recover your heritage.
The Lexington Genealogical Exchange
Members receive, at no additional cost, four quarterly issues of the Exchange for the year of which they are a member. Individual issues are also available at a cost of $8.00 each. A complete volume, four issues plus an index is available for $35.00. A one year membership with the association is $30.00 and the Exchange quarterlies are included. The index is not included with the membership, it costs $8.00.
What is the Exchange?
The Exchange is a quarterly magazine that contains 50 pages of Lexington area genealogy. Check out our index pages for a listing of entries for the first 20 years. Back issues of all are available. We also have complete indexes for the first 29 volumes available for $8.00 each.
Contact us at Lexington Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 1442, Lexington, SC 29071-1442.
The Exchange is currently accepted as a valid source by the DAR, SAR and other organizations that require proof of direct descent as a membership requirement.
The Exchange is recorded with the Library of Congress, and may not be copied, in whole or part, without written permission from the editor, Janice Gartman Lee.
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Publications Available For the Following Donations
Full INDEX of Volumes 1-25 on CD available for a $35.00 Donation PPD
Lexington County, SC 1850 Census With Genealogical Data on Most Families, 2nd Edition now $35.00 PPD
Orangeburg District, SC 1850 Census $20.00 PPD
Edgefield District, SC 1850 Census $22.50 PPD
Richland County, SC 1850 Census $22.50 PPD
Lexington Lineage Charts, Vol. 1 (Lineage Charts of Members) $26.50 PPD
Lexington County Area Cemeteries Volumes 1,2,3,4,5(Area Church Cemeteries in and around Lexington County, SC) $27.50 PPD (each)
Red Bank Progress (newsletters of Red Bank Mill from the 1940s) $27.50 PPD
Volume 5 Cemetery Book now available! Private Family Cemeteries
Many no longer extant!
Buffs and Millers Along the Saluda, hardback, fully indexed & footnoted
$30.00. Order from Janice Gartman Lee at 236 Pine Plains Road, Gaston, SC 29053
The Kaminers of South Carolina complied by the Kaminer Committee
A Kaminer family history with allied families including Meetze, Harmon, Caughman, Cromer, Kyzer, and many others. Hardback, with photos, indexed, 353 pages.
Ordering information contact: Horace Harmon, 2700 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169
A Pictorial History of Lexington County South Carolina by Claudette Holliday
$35 pp. Over 200 photos and history about Lexington County, hardback, indexed, 183 pages.
Order from: Claudette Holliday, 1453 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072
Remembering Lexington South Carolina -- Good Stewards in a New Land
by Claudette Holliday
$25 pp. Stories about Lexington County with many photos, softbound, 154 pages
Order from: Claudette Holliday, 153 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072