Text Box: ShirleyWalker Boone
South Carolina Room


This web site has a lot of information for both the experienced and beginning genealogist.



Grand Strand Genealogy Club

Email:  Cheri@carolinagirlgenealogy.com  

to Ask-A-Genealogist a question





     Bureau of Land Management         

Ellis Island Site

    Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System (National Park Service)


Ancestry Library Edition

 SC Digital Collection - SC images-searchable data


Shirley Walker Boone South Caolina Room, named in honor of our long time friend and librarian, Shirley Walker Boone, this very special room contains many books on or about South Carolina. 

Our genealogical collection is maintained in the same room as well as the federal census microfilm for Horry County 1790-1920.  These rolls of microfilm contain other counties or part of a county depending on how they were consolidated.  Our collection is growing thanks to many wonderful donations from faithful patrons who have enjoyed sitting in the spacious room.

Our genealogy collection was expanded by local historian Catherine Lewis (1924-1998), who donated many of her publications such as Horry County Cemetery Records, Loris Centennial 1887-1987, and Horry County Survey of Historic Places.  Mrs. Lewis's endless research provides every genealogist who is researching their Horry County roots many interesting "trails" to wander.  Included in the room is the collection Hearing Horry History, a series on VHS tapes that was created by a vast combination of local people interested in preserving the rich, interesting history of our area. 

We also have several interesting titles and CD's, pertaining to genealogy, from other states such as, The North Carolina Genealogical Society Magazine, North Carolina Wills 1665-1900, Maryland Marriages 1634-1777, and the 1810 Census of Virginia (index).  These donated items are helpful to our "snowbirds" genies who are researching their families while enjoying the atmosphere of the beach.

Some of the more frequently used titles are The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral and Genealogical Research, The Confederate State Roster for both North and South Carolina, The Source, The Vital Record Handbook, and Ancestry's Redbook, and The Colonial Records of South Carolina.  For an added convenience, a computer and a reader/printer are also maintained in the South Carolina Room.

Chapin Memorial Library provides access to several online databases for genealogical research. Patrons must have a Chapin Memorial Library card to obtain the password to access the data from home. Please call 843 918-1275 for more information .

South Carolina has begun a project to digitize images that may be of interest to all citizens. The website can be searched in many ways. It is very interesting and well worthwhile.

  South Carolina Archives & History Center.   

A comprehensive site that covers all resources of this department. 

A map and the hours are provided as well as a calendar of events, programs and other services.  The staff at the South Carolina Archives and History Center is very helpful both on and off line.

Horry County Historical Society

An excellent site for those "searching for their roots" in Horry County, South Carolina

South Carolina Historical Society. 

This site is continuously growing and has many new items promised in the year 2000. 


           USGENWEB Project. 

You will be able to find  a lot of links to various genealogy sites through this web page.



National Archives.



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