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Walker Local and Family History Center

The Walker Local and Family History Center is located on the third level of the Richland Library’s Main Library. Anne, Debbie, Lauren and Margaret are available to guide your research during... More 
Heritage Quest provides a keyword searchable collection of genealogical research materials, including: Census - The complete United States Federal... More 
Newsbank provides access to full-text articles published in 187 newspapers from around the country. This includes obituaries and death notices, and some news magazine coverage. Collections inside Newsbank:... More 
Includes Obituary Index, Local Magazine and Newspaper Index and Quick Facts. The Obituary Index contains obituary and death notice information from Columbia, SC newspapers. The Local Magazine and Newspaper Index indexes articles... More 
Provides access to a number of genealogical sources, including Census, military and immigration records, periodicals and newspapers and birth, marriage and death records. Ancestry Library Edition "includes... More 
Genealogy and history researchers will find full text articles from several historical newspapers. Coverage focusses on the Southeast and African American newspapers of the 18th and 19th centuries. Good for genealogical and other... More 
Margaret D. -
Discover and preserve your family's history at Family History Day: Rooted in History. On March 22, 2014, Richland Library Main will host this event in partnership with Clemson University Libraries and the Knight Foundation. The event is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Join us for the whole day or part of the day, the... More 
Margaret D. -
Historians and genealogists often base their research on county records. But in South Carolina it was not until after the Civil War that the county assumed the official functions of local government. Before that time South Carolina was divided into a confusing array of counties, judicial districts, townships and... More 
Debbie B. -
In 1822 the cornerstone was laid for the Mills Building on the SC State Hospital grounds. Now the property is being redeveloped but the SC Department of Mental Health keeps records for patients who first entered the facility in 1828. The patient records can be a valuable genealogical tool. They are not accessible... More 

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