Thursday, March 19, 2020

Genealogy resources with recent updates.

Hey everyone,

In case you are finding yourself with time at home explore some of the updated genealogy resources.


FamilySearch: SC death certificates are now digitized through 1968 (Ancestry is still stops at 1965).

SCDHEC: The SC death certificate index is updated through 1969. Ignore the dates listed on the website. Go straight to the index, search and you will see the updated DC’s. Friendly reminder that this is an index not the full text. 

SC birth certificates: Yeah!!! They have finally been updated and cover 1915-1918.  It crossed my mind that I should write a post about using this resource.  It’s not straight forward so look for that soon.

Richland County- new digital resources: Richland Library has digitized more Richland County print resources. These are just the more recent items. There’s tons more as well as the high school yearbooks.

Kanopy - Great Courses: If you have access to Kanopy through your local library take the time to listen to their Great Courses Discover Your Roots episodes.  It’s excellent. Here is a brief post about it from the Richland Library website.

Ancestry Library Edition:  If your library provides in-house access to Ancestry Library Edition (as well as other databases) you may soon have remote access to ALE through April 30.  Ancestry is allowing remote access with a library card number while so many are staying home.  They just announced this yesterday so it may take a few days for libraries to set up the remote access.  Richland Library is working on it.  If you use another library system you might send them an email and ask about the ALE remote access.  Not everyone may know about it. They need to contact their Proquest vendor for access.  

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