Uncover Your Family Roots

Whether you're looking for genealogy how-to books, online resources, free access to popular genealogy websites, genealogical journals, local family histories, etc., the Colleton County Memorial Library has you covered!

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The Colleton County Memorial Library has what you need to get started with your family research or to bust down those brick walls in your current research. Here's a quick overview of genealogical resources at the library:

Our Reference Librarian is on hand to answer questions, help locate resources and recommend research strategies. 

Our South Carolina Room (aka the Local History Room) contains an extensive collection of genealogical reference books, local family histories, periodicals and journals. 

Local yearbooks, club records, business directories, phone books, historic maps and more can be accessed through the library's Archives & Special Collections

Digital Resources (see left) can be accessed at the library and from home computers and include popular genealogical databases, local newspaper indexes, online local newspaper archives and more. 

Online Databases

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Ancestry.com available in library only. 

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View a list of 

Local Family Histories in CCML's SC Room

Heritage Quest available everywhere with Colleton County library card. 

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Colleton County Newspapers, Church Records & Walterboro Town Records Online

We've upgraded from microfilm to digital collections! All of our previous microfilm collections are available online through Digital Reel - Colleton's Online Historical Archive. Click the "Digital Reel" button (left) to access the great collections listed below. 

- Historic Colleton County Newspapers, including "The Press & Standard".

- Colleton County Church Records including records from St. Jude's Episcopal 

   Church, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Zion Baptist Church and more.

- The Jonathon Lucas Papers from the SC Historical Society

- Walterboro Town Ordnances & Town Council Meeting Minutes from the late

   19th through the Late 20th Centuries.

Heritage Hub available everywhere with Colleton County library card. 

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Colleton Resources

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Questions & Research Requests

SC Room Staff can answer questions regarding the local history & genealogy collections and recommend resources to help you with our research. We cannot conduct research for you, but we will do our best to provide you with the resources to answer your questions.