Gaffney South Carolina Family History Center
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Center Resources
- 4 Center Services
- 5 Resources in the Local Area
- 6 Links
- 7 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and Hours
Location Map: Location Map
Address: 701 W Buford St Gaffney, SC 29341
Phone: 864-498-1740 or 864-498-2615
- Tuesday: 10:00am-6:00pm
- Wednesday: 6:00pm-9:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am-6:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Closed 4th July week, Thanksgiving week, 2 weeks at Christmas & thru New Years
Calendar and Events
Staff Training Meetings
- Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
- Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
- Book Collection: --
Databases and Software
- FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Ancestry -- Ancestry gives you access to thousands of collections of records from around the world, including immigration, census, voter, vital, and military records; newspapers and periodicals; family trees; photos and images; directories, maps, court, land, wills and financial records, stories, memories, and histories; and detailed records about births, marriages, deaths, land ownership, and much more. It is the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world. All family history centers have access to Ancestry.com Library. This site has 10+ billion records. U. S. federal and state census records, vital records, passenger lists, Canadian census, church, and vital records, UK census records, birth, marriage and death indexes, and other international records.
Hardware and Equipment
- computers, microfilm readers, printer
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
Free access to Ancestry.com worldwide! Gaffney Ledger obituaries, Shuford-Hatcher Mortuary records, Gordon Mortuary records, Harrelson Mortuary records, McKinney-Landreth Funeral Home records! Cherokee county marriage licenses July 1911 - December 1950, index July 1911 - May 1933! Cherokee County Cemetery tombstone pictures! Cherokee Times newspaper obituaries 1922-1928! Leonardo Andrea Collection. Microfiche DAR records! N.C. Bible records! S.C. Death Certificates on microfilm 1915- 1955. S.C. & N.C. death certificates on line through Ancestry.com
- FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.