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Local History & Genealogy

Genealogical & Local History Databases

Accessible Archives
Available at all library locations; outside library authenticates through library website
Resource for genealogy and history researchers. Includes full text articles from several historical newspapers with coverage focusing on the Southeast and African American newspapers of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Ancestry Library Edition
Available only within the libraries
Ancestry Library Edition includes census images from every available United States federal census (1790-1930). Also included are military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists, and much more. For more information, call the Kennedy Room staff at 864-596-3508.
HeritageQuest Online from home
Requires a library card to access outside library
Resource for census data, family genealogical information, and local histories. Images from every available U.S. federal census (1790-1930). For technical support, help with authentication, and basic search questions, call or visit ProQuest, Frequently Asked Questions at http://training.proquest.com/trc/faq/index.htm, 1-800-889-3358 (8:00 am.-12:00 midnight). E-mail: tsupport@il.proquest.com For tips on searching, call Kennedy Room staff at 864-596-3508 during Library hours.
HeritageQuest Online from library
Available at all library locations
Resource for census data, family genealogical information, and local histories. Images from every available U.S. federal census (1790-1930).
South Carolina Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 from home
Requires a library card to access outside library
Fire insurance maps for South Carolina cities showing street, lot, and building locations. Dates vary by location. For technical support, help with authentication, and basic search questions, call or visit ProQuest, Frequently Asked Questions at http://training.proquest.com/trc/faq/index.htm, 1-800-889-3358 (8:00 am.-12:00 midnight). E-mail: tsupport@il.proquest.com. For tips on searching, call Kennedy Room staff at 864-596-3508 during Library hours.
South Carolina Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 from library
Available at all library locations
Fire insurance maps for South Carolina cities showing street, lot, and building locations. Dates vary by location.

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Suggested Sites

Regional

Spartanburg County Historical Association
Pinckney District Chapter of the S.C. Genealogical Society
Piedmont Historical Society
Spartanburg and South Carolina Military Information
S.C. Department of Archives and History
Index to S.C. Death Certificates
Index to Southern Christian Advocate and South Carolina United Methodist Advocate

General

Genealogy and History Information By State and County
Online Census Records
Information on Vital Records by State
National Archives, Military and Other Federal Records
Library of Congress, Federal Cultural Data
1895 U.S. Atlas, Contains Many Towns No Longer in Existence
American History and Genealogy Project
American Local History Network
Rootsweb
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Links
AfriGeneas
USF Africana Heritage Project
Christine’s Genealogy Website, A Source for African-American Genealogy and History
FamilySearch.org, expanding genealogy collections of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints
Native American Genealogy Site
Online Native American Genealogy Links

International

National Archives of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom-Specific Genealogy Site
Irish Genealogy Site
Slavic/Baltic Genealogy Site
U.S. National Archives' Guide to Online Ethnic Heritage Resources
Hispanic/Latino Genealogy Site

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