Named in honor of our long time friend
and librarian, Shirley Walker Boone, this very special room contains
many books on or about South Carolina.
Our genealogical collection is maintained in the same
room as well as the federal census microfilm for Horry County 1790-1920.
These rolls of microfilm contain other counties or part of a county
depending on how they were consolidated. Our collection is growing
thanks to many wonderful donations from faithful patrons who have
enjoyed sitting in the spacious room.
Our genealogy collection was expanded by local
historian Catherine Lewis (1924-1998), who donated many of her
publications such as Horry County Cemetery Records, Loris Centennial
1887-1987, and Horry County Survey of Historic Places. Mrs.
Lewis's endless research provides every genealogist who is researching
their Horry County roots many interesting "trails" to wander.
Included in the room is the collection Hearing Horry History, a
series on VHS tapes that was created by a vast combination of local
people interested in preserving the rich, interesting history of our
We also have several interesting titles and CD's,
pertaining to genealogy, from other states such as, The North Carolina
Genealogical Society Magazine, North Carolina Wills 1665-1900, Maryland
Marriages 1634-1777, and the 1810 Census of Virginia (index).
These donated items are helpful to our "snowbirds" genies who are
researching their families while enjoying the atmosphere of the beach.
Some of the more frequently used titles are The South
Carolina Magazine of Ancestral and Genealogical Research, The
Confederate State Roster for both North and South Carolina, The Source,
The Vital Record Handbook, and Ancestry's Redbook, and The Colonial
Records of South Carolina. For an added convenience, a computer
and a reader/printer are also maintained in the South Carolina
Chapin Memorial Library
provides access to several online databases for genealogical research.
Patrons must have a Chapin Memorial Library card to obtain the password
to access the data from home. Please call 843 918-1275 for more
South Carolina has begun a project
to digitize images that may be of interest to all citizens. The website
can be searched in many ways. It is very interesting and well
worthwhile. Click on the image below.
Digital Collection - SC images-searchable data
South Carolina Archives & History Center. A
comprehensive site that covers all resources of this department. A
map and the hours are provided as well as a calendar of events, programs
and other services. The staff at the South Carolina Archives and
History Center is very helpful both on and off line.