Resources & Databases


Ancestry Library Edition
Available in the library only

ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online.


HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

Historic American Newspapers

Page images from selected historic newspapers of 25 states and the District of Columbia, published from 1836-1922. Includes 34 historic South Carolina newspapers published in Anderson, Anderson Court House, Bennettsville, Charleston, Columbia, Edgefield, Georgetown, Laurens, Orangeburg, Orangeburg Court House, Pickens Court House, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Sumterville

Historic Newspapers of South Carolina

Historic Newspapers of South Carolina provides free online access to historic local and regional newspapers originating throughout South Carolina since the 1700s.

Best of the Web


Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites

Family Search LDS - Free registration required

Find a Grave

Local History & Genealogy Reading Room - Library of Congress

National Genealogical Society

NSDAR - National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Roots Web

Surname to Soundex Code

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

USGen Web Project

South Carolina Genealogy

Dutch Fork Chapter of SCGS

Lexington County Obituary Search Tool

NewsBank: America's Newspapers - Requires SC State Library card to access

Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society

Richland Library Obituary Index

South Carolina Department of Archives and History Center

South Carolina Genealogical Society

South Carolina Genealogy

South Carolina Historical Society

South Carolina Obituary Resources - SC State Library

South Caroliniana Library

African American Genealogy

Africana Heritage Project


Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

American Memory - African American History

Cyndi's List- African American Genealogy

Family Search - African American Genealogy

National Archives - African American Records

Our Black Ancestry

Native American Genealogy

Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940

Tracing Native American Family Roots

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