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].
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.
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®
(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.
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.