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"The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  Under certain conditions as specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction.  One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."  If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.  This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law."


Note: Some libraries will allow researchers to use a Laptop PC with Scanner for copying book pages.







Books We Own Library

Church of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City UT

Church of Latter-day Saints Microfilm Index:

College & University Library Locator

Cyndi's List - Libraries, Archives & Museums Index

Cyndi's Microfilm & Microfiche Catalog Index:

Daughters of American Revolution Library

GA - Department of Archives & History Microfilm Index:

Greenville SC Library

Heritage Library Foundation

Heritage Quest Microfilm Index:

Historical Record Repositories

NC - Division of Archives & History

SC - Department of Archives & History  


          Genealogy Reference Resources:


      Federal Census Records for SC:

      ● Colonial and State Records:

      County Records:

      Military Records:

      Citizenship Records:

      Extant State Census Records:

      Church and Cemetery Records:

      Tax Records:


For a complete listing of newspapers in our holdings, see the web version of The Guide to Newspaper Records or the List of Newspaper Records in the Summary Guide to Private Records notebook in the Reference Room.

      Locations and History of Place Names:

      Guides to Genealogical Research in South Carolina:

      ● Other Sources:

      For additional published sources, please consult card catalog.


          Search Archives & History Website:


          Search On-Line Records Index:  Search 304,067 documents by Personal Name, Location, Topic, Time Span or combination.  

Search Summary Guides:

Staff Directory:

SC Genealogical Society Chapter Research Libraries:


Anderson County Chapter

Located  in the beautiful Anderson Arts Center Warehouse at 110 Federal St., Anderson.  Please note that at present we are open only two days a week - Tuesday - 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and  Saturday -10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Catawba-Wateree Chapter
Camden Archives and Museum, 1314 Broad Street, Camden, SC is open Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and the first and third Sundays of the month from 1 to 5 PM.  Visitors are welcome.


Chesterfield District Chapter
Chesterfield District Genealogy Library, 100 Main Street, Chesterfield, SC
Hours: Mon: closed; Tues - Thurs: 10am-4pm; Fri: closed; Sat. by appointment.  Telephone: 843-623-2244.  Closed for most Civic/Religious Holidays.  This facility is operated completely by volunteers and unforeseen events do happen, so please call ahead to verify the Library will be open.


Old Darlington District Chapter
Hartsville Genealogical Research Library, 114 South Fourth Street (old Hartsville Train Depot), Hartsville, SC.  Hours: Monday- 1-5 p.m.; Friday- 1-5 p.m.; Saturday- 10:00 a.m. - 3;00 p.m.; Sunday- 2-5 p.m. Closed most holidays.


Old Edgefield District Chapter
D. A. Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield, has a large genealogical collection of books, newsletters, surname files and maps from South & North Carolina and the SE US. IN addition there is a large collection both Revolutionary and Confederate materials, as well as the census records from 1790-1930 for Edgefield and all issues of the Edgefield advertiser on microfilm. This is a nonprofit organization and staffed by one paid director and dedicated volunteers.  Donations of money or genealogical materials are welcomed.  Hours are from 9am to 4pm Monday - Saturday and 2pm - 5pm on the 2nd Sunday of Feb, April, May, June, August, October, November, and December.


Old Newberry District Chapter
Newberry County Libraries located in Newberry and Whitmire.


Old 96 Chapter
Greenwood Public Library, N. Main St. Greenwood is open from 9am -9pm Monday through Friday, 9am - 6pm Saturday and 2pm - 5pm on Sunday.


Old Pendleton District Chapter
Faith Clayton Room, Rickman Library, Southern Wesleyan University ,

Library Hours:  Visit

Ann Sheriff at is normally available on Wednesday mornings.


Old St Bartholomew Chapter
Colleton Genealogical Research Library, 609 Black Street, Walterboro, SC.  Hours: Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Saturday- 9:00 a.m. - 1;00 p.m.  Closed most holidays.  This facility is operated completely by volunteers and unforeseen events do happen, so please call ahead to verify the Library will be open.


Pee Dee Chapter
Marion County Archives, 101 N. Main St., Marion, open Monday - Thursday from 12pm to 5pm.


Sumter County Genealogical Research Center
Sumter County Genealogical Society Research Center, 219 W. Liberty Street, Sumter, SC is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.

SC - Genealogical Society (Hartsville SC)

SC - Heritage Library (Hilton Head Island SC)

SC - Public Libraries:


Abbeville County

Aiken County Library

Allendale County

Anderson County

Bamberg County

Barnwell County

Beaufort County

Berkeley County

Calhoun County

Charleston County

Cherokee County

Chester County

Clarendon County

Colleton County

Darlington County

Dillon County

Dorchester County

Edgefield County

Fairfield County

Florence County

Georgetown County

Greenville County

Greenwood County

Hampton County

Horry County

Jasper County

Kershaw County

Lancaster County

Laurens County

Lee County

Lexington County

Marion County

Marlboro County

McCormick County

Newberry County

Oconee County

Orangeburg County

Pickens County

Richland County

Saluda County

Spartanburg County

Sumter County

Union County

Williamsburg County

York County

SC - State Library

SC - State University

SC - Virtual Library

South Caroliniana Library

University of South Carolina

US Library of Congress

US National Archives











Anderson County Public Library - Excellent resource!

300 N. McDuffie St
Anderson, SC 29621

Monday-Thursday: 4-10 PM, Saturday: 2-6 PM, Sunday: 2-9 PM

Pendleton District Historical Commission Library - Excellent resource!

(Laptop PC w/Scanner is NOT AUTHORIZED)


125 East Queen Street
Box 565
Pendleton, SC 29670





Monday-Friday: 9 AM-4:30 PM


Collection Includes:  Local History Resources, Genealogical Resources, Family Papers, Textile Records, Business Records, Oral Histories,

W.P.A. Microfilm Surveys and Photographic Collections. 




Family History Center Library

Church of Latter-day Saints

5003 Wells Highway

Seneca, SC


Tuesday:  9 AM-5 PM, Thursday:  9 AM-5 PM, Saturday:  9 AM-1 PM

      Card Catalog Index:

      Grey File Drawers:

      Top Drawer - 1881 Census for England:

      2nd Drawer - Accelerated USA Index:

      3rd Drawer - International Genealogical Index:

      4th Drawer - Library:

      5th Drawer - International Genealogical Index:

      6th Drawer - International Genealogical Index

      7th Drawer - International Genealogical Index

      8th Drawer - Films ordered by their patrons

      9th Drawer - Films on indefinite loan to their patrons

      10th Drawer - Miscellaneous

      Brown Cabinet:

Oconee County Library System


Note: Before you can use this website, it will be necessary for you to visit a library location,

show your library card and obtain a password.  The website basically gives you access to the

South Carolina library system, not just for Oconee County.


      Walhalla Main Branch - Excellent resource!
501 West South Broad Street
      Walhalla, SC 29691-2105  

      864-638-4133, 864-638-4132 (Fax)


      Monday-Tuesday: 9 AM-9 PM, Wednesday-Friday: 9 AM-6 PM, Saturday: 9 AM-1 PM, Sunday (Sep-May): 2 PM-5:30 PM


Southern Wesleyan University - Clayton Room - EXCELLENT Oconee & Pickens resource!

(Laptop PC w/Scanner is authorized)



Clemson University

Clemson University Strom Thurmond Institute - Special Collections

Pickens County Library System

(Laptop PC w/Scanner is authorized)


      Easley Main Branch - Excellent resource!

      Jennifer L. Crenshaw, Reference Supervisor,

      Pickens County Library System

      Hampton Memorial Branch

      304 Biltmore Road

      Easley, SC 29640

      864-850-7077, 864-850-7088 (Fax)    


      Monday-Thursday: 9 AM-9 PM, Friday: 9 AM-6 PM, Saturday: 9 AM-4 PM, Sunday: 2:30 PM-5:30 PM

      Church Histories for Pickens County

       Genealogy Guide Books

      Genealogical Sources General




      World Wars I and II

      Revolutionary War

      Civil War

      County History/ City Histories

      Pendleton District History



Southern Wesleyan University - Clayton Room - EXCELLENT Oconee & Pickens resource!

(Laptop PC w/Scanner is authorized)


907 Wesleyan Drive
Central, SC 29630-1020


Monday-Thursday: 7:45 AM-11 PM, Friday: 7:45 AM-4:30 PM, Saturday: 12 PM-5 PM


Anne Sheriff at normally is available for assistance on Wednesday mornings.

864-644-5000 Extension: 5088

E-mail her to setup an appointment time.

Collections normally represent the lifetime research work of an individual.


      1800 Census for South Carolina M32

      1810 Census for South Carolina M252

       1820 Census for South Carolina M33

       1830 Census for South Carolina M19

       1840 Census for South Carolina M704

       1850 Census for South Carolina M432

       1850 Slave Census for South Carolina

       1860 Census for South Carolina M653

      1860 Slave Census for South Carolina

      1860 Agricultural Census for South Carolina

       1870 Census for South Carolina

      1880 Census for South Carolina

       1910 Census for South Carolina

       1920 Census for South Carolina

      Record of Appointment of Postmasters

       Record of Appointment of Postmasters

       SC Register of Confederate Soldiers, Sailors and Citizens who died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North 1861-1865. (1 rolls)

       SC Former confederates for Presidential Pardons 1865-1867, Group I, Ad-Du

       Pardon Applications Submitted by Persons from the South SC LA-RY

       Pardon Applications Submitted by Persons from the South SA-ZI

      Amnesty Oaths (Special File)

      Two or More Name File

      Miscellaneous File

      SC Admission to Citizenship 1790-1906

      1810 Census for South Carolina (3 Rolls)

      1820 Census for South Carolina (3 Rolls)

      1830 Census for South Carolina (3 Rolls)

      1840 Census for South Carolina (2 Rolls) Roll 162, 163