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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Online Family Entertainment

Online Databases

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Ancestry.com available in library only. 

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Heritage Quest available everywhere with Colleton County library card. 


Heritage Hub available everywhere with Colleton County library card. 

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. Here's a brief selection of our offerings:

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. 

Download a list of 

Local Family Histories in CCML's SC Room

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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 button on the right 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 Episocopal Church, etc, etc, etc

The Jonathon Lucas Papers from the SC Historical Society

Walterboro Town 

Colleton Resources

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Click here for instructions on accessing and searching Digital Reel. 

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The South Carolina Room

The South Carolina Room houses materials relating to the history of the State of South Carolina with a special focus on Colleton County and its residents, as well as the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The room contains local history reference materials, non-fiction, biographies, historical journals, a Vertical File, local map collection and other materials. Archival materials and special collections are available by request. 


Hundreds of books, magazines, journals and more covering local and state history!


Mon-Thurs      9:00 - 8:00
Friday           9:00 - 6:00
Saturday        9:00 - 5:00
Sunday          Closed

Open by request during the above hours. Check-in at the circulation desk for entry. 

Contact the SC ROOM

600 Hampton Street
Walterboro, SC 29488

Elizabeth Laney
Reference Librarian
843-549-5621, ext. 3


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.