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Genealogy Resources at the State Library: Genealogy Research at the SC State Library

Check out the SC State Library's collection of books on Genealogy, Family History, and Community History

What does the State Library have?

The State Library has an extensive collection of published works on South Carolina including county histories, city directories, memoirs, biographies, works on SC genealogy, military rosters, and digitized newspapers. Some highlights of the collection particularly helpful to genealogists are below. If you have a question about any of these resources please contact us at 803-734-8026 or We are happy to help.

Search SCLENDS for more library resources

Search the SCLENDS catalog to find more print books, children's books, CDs, DVDs, and more from participating libraries across the state. Apply for a  SC State Library card here to borrow these materials.

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Many South Carolina State Library programs, resources and services are supported in whole or in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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