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:
- Have your library card number handy.
- 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.
- 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.
Other Free Online Genealogy Resources
- Berkeley County, South Carolina – Family History & Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records & More
- Castle Garden: America’s First Immigration Center
- Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System (find patriots)
- Ellis Island Passenger Records
- Family Search (LDS)
- Lowcountry Africana
- National Archives Archival Databases
- Rootsweb© a free component of ancestry.com
- SC Department of Archives and History Online Research
To recommend free genealogy resources please click here to send an email.