Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Richland County Public Library has recently acquired a new database that will be too much fun for our local genealogists. It is from Newsbank. You may also know it as Genealogy Bank. Our library purchased the entire South Carolina collection which includes lots of newspapers from Charleston. The big deal for us, in Columbia, is the digitization of The State newspaper from 1891-1922. The full text is available to Richland County Library card holders. It is also available from home. If you do not have a Richland County Library card you might want consider purchasing one for $65.00 a year. It is well worth it for all the genealogy databases we have been acquiring.