Library Genealogy Databases

How To Get Started:

  1. 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.
  2. 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

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®

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. 

ProQuest HeritageQuest®

ProQuest HeritageQuest®

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.


Local Genealogy Resources

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