Researching your family history?
- Stop by the Walker Local and Family History Center for:
- Family history document beginner packets.
- Advice and recommendations to further your research efforts.
- Search the online local obituary index and request retrieval of archived obituaries.
- Search the genealogy databases listed below. Free to Richland Library card holders.
- The Local History digital collection includes several resources including Columbia City Directories and the newly discovered Confederate Rolls.
Need an obituary from the Columbia area?
The research tools listed below include links to South Carolina online resources and provide library patrons with access to library-supported national genealogy databases. If you would like to access these databases but don't yet have your Richland Library card, click here to apply. Out-of-county residents can apply for a card for a fee of $65 per year.