Genealogy and Local History Resource Links


Available in libraries only.

Genealogy and History

Anderson County Museum Digital Collections

City Directories of South Carolina, 1859-1922

Crown of the Carolinas – Lake Hartwell Country Digitized Archives

DAR Genealogical Research System

Faith Clayton Room – Southern Wesleyan University

Georgia’s Virtual Vault to Genealogy & History

Historical Collection – Pickens County Library System

North Carolina Digital Collections

Pendleton District Collections and Archives

South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1962

South Carolina Department of Archives & History Online
Records Index

South Carolina Digital Library

South Carolina Encyclopedia

South Carolina History Room – Oconee County Public Library

South Carolina Room – Greenville County Library System

Local Government and Organizations

Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce

Anderson (City)

Anderson Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Anderson County

Anderson County Chapter of SC Genealogical Society

Anderson County Museum

Appalachian Council of Governments


Belton Area Museum

Directory of County Officials for SC 2023

Honea Path


Old Pendleton District Genealogical Society


Pelzer Heritage Commission-Facebook page


Pendleton District – Lake Hartwell Country

State of South Carolina Official Web Site

West Pelzer


Legal and Criminal

Anderson County Code of Ordinances

City of Anderson Code of Ordinances

South Carolina Case Records Search

South Carolina Code of Laws

South Carolina Code of Regulations

South Carolina Inmate Search

South Carolina Legislative Manual

South Carolina Sex Offender Registry

United States Code


2022 South Carolina Airport Directory and Pilot’s Guide

Hartwell Project Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of South Carolina

SCIWAY South Carolina Maps

South Carolina Digital Library

Topographic Maps of South Carolina, 1888-1975

Microfilm Collection

Includes newspapers, military records, court records, land records, probate records, tax records, and more. Available to view at the Anderson Main Library.

See our full listing of holdings.


National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Archival Databases

NARA Catalog

American Merchant Marine at War

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Database

Clara Barton Civil War Searchable Databases

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

Georgia’s Virtual Vault


Official Roster of South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1917-18

SC Department of Archives & History’s Online Records Index

US Army Air Crews

Vietnam Virtual Wall

World War I Prisoners

Newspapers and Periodicals

American Heritage

Anderson Independent-Mail

Historical Newspapers of South Carolina (via University of South Carolina Libraries)

Sandlapper: the Magazine of South Carolina (via SC State Library’s Digital Collections)

South Carolina Digital Newspapers (via the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America project), including The Anderson Intelligencer, 1860-1900


Anderson University -The Columns, 1942-1998

Clemson University, 1899-2012

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