Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"History Talk"

The Horry County Archives Center (HCAC) at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is launching a new series of one hour meetings which will discuss topics of interest to those interested in researching local history.  History Talk will begin with Margaret Fain, Librarian and Director of Core Curriculum at CCU, speaking on locating and accessing primary source newspapers, dating from the 1700s and 1800s, from home or through CCU’s Kimbel Library

The initial meeting will be held today (Tuesday, March 25th) from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Horry County Archives Center located in room 220 of Kimbel Library on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. 

The session is free but seating is limited. To register - please notify Ben Burroughs, Director, HCAC, at ben@coastal.edu or call 843-349-4056 and let him know if you plan on attending. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers or other devices. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

"Genealogy Roadshow"

“Genealogy Roadshow,” a new fall offering on PBS, premiers Monday, September 23rd at 9 p.m.  It combines history and science to uncover an individual’s past.  

This new series will consist of stories of persons from four American cities (Nashville, TN, Austin, TX, Detroit, MI and San Francisco, CA) “...who want to explore unverified genealogical claims, passed down through family history, that may (or may not) connect them to an event or a historical figure.”  

The series concludes Monday, October 14.

To learn more about this series, read the PBS press release at the following URL: 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Free Online Immigration Records

Ancestry.com is making available through September 2nd free access to its Immigration and Travel Records

Viewing some search results may require registration for a “free account.” 

The following URL will access this collection: