City Directories are a great tool for genealogical information. We use them all the time to locate someone at a place and time. At the SEptember 9 meeting of the Columbia Genealogy meeting I learned about two new resoureces for Columbia City Ditectories.
Frances Osburn shared with me that the 1859 Columbia City Directory is online at: http://distantcousin.com/Directories/SC/Columbia/1859/A.html
The speaker at the meeting was Warner Montgomery from the Columbia Star. His presentation was about the founding of Columbia. He shared with us the information he transcribed from a book called Random Recollections of a long life: 1806-1876 by Edwin Scott. Scott kept a journal of business and residences in Columbia circa 1812. It is very interesting and a great tool to add to Columbia's City Directories collection. Available to check out at the Richland County Public Library.