01 July 2008

National Family Reunion Month: Find Your Family

The Beaufort District Collection wants to celebrate National Family Reunion Month with you! By visiting the BDC you can:

  1. Access Ancestry Library Edition from all our Internet computers. (This service is available at all Beaufort County Library branch locations.)
  2. Browse our Obituary Index and find ancestors whose deaths were noted in Beaufort County newspapers. (Our Obituary Index is a 24/7/365 service of the Library. Search our current index online now without having to walk into our special collection!)
  3. Search the South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine for statewide references to your family history.
  4. Peruse our Vertical Files inside the BDC on county cemeteries, churches and synagogues, and families.
  5. Leaf through Beaufort city and county Directories (1961-Present) while you're here doing your Ancestry Library Edition searches, getting our personal assistance, and/or perusing our Vertical Files.

Remember that the Beaufort District Collection's mission is to collect, preserve and make available to the public materials of historical, cultural and environmental importance to the area known as the historic Beaufort District. While a portion of our collection does indeed related to genealogical studies, we are not specifically a genealogical collection.

Are you just getting started with your genealogy quest? Here are a few sources that may help you along your journey:

How to Begin Your Family History Project
A resource prepared by the BDC.

Selected Family History Resources in the Beaufort District Collection
A bibliography prepared by the BDC.

Genealogy Websites: made available through the Beaufort County Library website

The Heritage Library: A center for the study of history and genealogy
Suite 300, The Courtyard Building
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 686-6560

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Request Vital Records (birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates) from the State of South Carolina.

The Beaufort District Collection is a division of the Beaufort County Library, a department of Beaufort County Government of South Carolina.

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