Ancestry Research

Library Genealogy Databases

*You will need your library card number if you are accessing the databases outside the library. [Enter the number (with no spaces) when prompted.]. If you do not have a library card and would like to access our digital databases and resources immediately, you may click here and register for a new library card.

How To Get Started:

  1. Have your library card number handy.
  2. Start with what you know: Six_Generation_Chart or Family_Lineage_Worksheet and a Genealogy Search Checklist so you can double check your search inquiries.
  3. Hit a roadblock? Make an appointment to visit one of our libraries for help with Ancestry® Library Edition or visit our South Carolina Room if you are looking to access records or history from the state.
Ancestry-Library Edition

Ancestry® Library Edition

(Access from library public computers only)

Information for both the United States and the United Kingdom is included. It contains census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Also contains records from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!

Ancestry® User Guide

ProQuest African American Heritage

ProQuest African American Heritage®

(Access from library public computers or at home)

Census records, vital records, freedman and slave records, church records, legal records, U.S. Colored Troops Records (1861-1865), Black Genesis, and AfriGeneas are included. Titles from Genealogical Publishing Company are available in digital format for the first time ever.

http://www.afrigeneas.com/guide/ 

ProQuest HeritageQuest®

ProQuest HeritageQuest®

(Access in library, from home, work, etc.)

U.S. Federal Censuses (1790 -1940), Genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records Freedman’s Bank Records and U.S. Congressional Serial are included.

HeritageQuest_Search_Tips

Local Genealogy Resources

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