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Greenwood South Carolina Family History Center

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The Greenwood South Carolina Family History Center services patrons researching their genealogy who live in Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, Newberry and other surrounding counties. Patrons with ancestry from the area who live in any part of the country can receive help via e-mail or Facebook. On 2 March 1897, Greenwood County was created from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties. Prior to 1785, the area was part of Ninety-Six District.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

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Location and Map:


Address:

  • 1417 Cokesbury Rd Greenwood SC 29648 United States
  • Language:English


Phone:

  • 1-864-223-0937 (Main number to building. If no answer, call 864-337-7931)


Facebook group:  Greenwood South Carolina Family History Center

E-mail:  SC_Greenwood@ldsmail.net

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A family history consultation is provided for each patron to identify useful resources and helpful training. Also, the center is run by volunteer staff and is subject to closures.

Please make an appointment to ensure someone is available to assist you: (864) 337-7931

Open Hours:

  • Mon 12pm-4pm
  • Wed 1pm-8pm (Closed every third Wednesday of the month)
  • Sat 11am-4pm
  • Sun 8am-9:30am and 1:30pm-4pm

A family history consultation is provided for each patron to identify useful resources and helpful training.  Also, the center is run by volunteer staff and is subject to closures. Please make an appointment to ensure someone is available to assist you: (864) 337-7931

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays: Closed the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years:



Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Local Events:

  • Family History Discovery Day - Workshops and activities for all ages! Saturday, May 9, 2015.
    Greenville South Carolina Family History Center
    1301 Boiling Springs RD Greer SC 29650
    Call: 864-627-0553 or e-mail: SC_Greenville@ldsmail.net
  • South Carolina Genealogical Society Summer Workshop - Held at the archives in Columbia on the second weekend in July. See South Carolina Genealogical Society website to learn more.
  • Southern Studies Showcase - The Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and Edgefield Civic League are hosting the Southern Studies Showcase in Edgefield on September 18 and 19, 2015. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tonya Guy at 803-637-4010 or OEDGS85@gmail.com. Learn more at the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society website.

Events at the Greenwood South Carolina Family History Center:

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Please contact the center to request topics for a class. E-mail:  SC_Greenwood@ldsmail.net.

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Greenwood County Probate index 1895-1946-
  • Greenwood County Newspaper Obituaries - Contact the center to locate an obituary in the Index-Journal.
  • Early Greenwood County Marriages from 1911 - Contact the center to document Greenwood County Marriages.
  • Greenwood County Cemeteries - Contact the center for assistance in documenting an ancestor in a local cemetery.

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

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  • 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. Please reserve a center computer for one hour usage to ensure availabilty.

Premium sites available for free at the center:

Software that is free to use in the center:

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

Please free to bring your own laptop or mobile device when you visit the center. You may use the center's wifi.
  • Microfilm reader. Please bring your own digital camera to capture mircofilm images.
  • Desktop computers. You can access the Wifi at the center using your laptop or other mobile device.
  • Laser printer.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Please see Greenwood County Genealogy to learn more about genealogy resources in Greenwood.

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

Family history center volunteer staff can assist in several areas: 

  • Family history consultations to determine needed research resources
  • Getting started with researching your family history
  • Overview of family history online databases and software
  • Researching naturalization and immigration
  • Military records 
  • Vital records
  • Land records
  • Wills and probate records
  • Using archives and libraries
  • Courthouse research
  • Oral history interviewing
  • Photo editing
  • Newspaper research

Resources in the Local Area
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600 South Main Street Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone 864-941-4650 Fax 864-941-4651
Lawrence Genealogy and Local History Room
Please call for hours before you come to be sure that the room is open to the public. For hours, please call 864-941-4655.

   P. O. Box 12
   Abbeville, South Carolina 29620
   (864) 278-2884 or (864) 378-0772
   E-mail: abvcohs@gmail.com

    Phone (864) 388-8365
    Fax: (864) 388-8816
    Public Access

Links[edit | edit source]


Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

Looking for volunteers who are knowledgeable about conducting research online and in repositories. Must be available on Mon. or Sat. afternoon.

More Resources[edit | edit source]



FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.