Researching your family history?
- Stop by the Walker Local and Family History Center for:
- Advice and recommendations to further your research efforts.
- An array of genealogy and local history events and programs.
- Get your search started online with help from the folowing library resources:
- Local History digital collection, which includes the Columbia City Directories
- Search the online local obituary index and request retrieval of archived obituaries.
- Free genealogy databases (listed below) accessible to all Richland Library cardholders (Ancestry Library Edition is available in the library only).
- Find genealogy and local history events and programs.
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.