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:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Online “Irish History Family Day"


For one day only, January 24, 2013, access for free millions of Irish birth, marriage and death records at Findmypast.com

To learn more about the records offering: 
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Online-Irish-History-Day-launched-with-21-million-birth-marriage-and-death-records-released-187578211.html

To access the Findmypast website: 
http://www.findmypast.com/

Friday, January 11, 2013

Making Sense of the American Civil War, 1861-1865

Chapin Memorial Library will be the site for a lecture series about the American Civil War. The first of five sessions will be held on January 16, 2013 with the final session to be held February 13, 2013. Lecture times are 10:30 a.m. to noon preceded by a coffee and fellowship period.

For complete information about this free lecture series, including topics, speakers and registration, use the following link: http://www.chapinlibrary.org/LTAI%202013.htm

Monday, December 17, 2012

Differences Between Ancestry.com and Ancestry Library Edition


Users of Ancestry Library Edition need to be aware that there are differences between the personal subscription version of Ancestry.com and the “library edition” available for onsite use at many libraries and genealogical organizations.

Differences occur in both “user experience” and “databases/ collections.” For “...a list of major features and functionality in Ancestry.com that is not included in Ancestry.com Library Edition as well as “...certain databases or collections that are available in Ancestry.com, but are not included in Ancestry Library Edition, use one of the following links:



It should be noted that the ProQuest document (revised July 2011) lists only the key differences - not all differences. 

You may want to download or print this document for future reference.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Webinar: "The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources"


Legacy Family Tree's latest webinar, "The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources," is now available for viewing online through December 10, 2012. The webinar covers the use of census, vital, land, and probate records in doing genealogy research in the United States. The 90 minute presentation should be of interest to both new and experienced genealogists.

To view the presentation, click on the following link: