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The South Carolina Room, Walhalla Library


Your library is a great starting point for finding information.  The staff at your local branch can answer factual questions as well as refer you to other sources of information, both print and online.  Call (864) 638-4133 or email Christie Johnson at for assistance with genealogy questions or the South Carolina Room.


  • address and telephone numbers of companies and government agencies
  • spellings and definitions of words
  • website addresses
  • names of government officials


Below are several websites that can guide you to information you are seeking:

General Search Engines:


Information Please


Best free resources on the web (very comprehensive, arranged alphabetically):

Reference and Users Services Association website


Searching for books for purchase:


Tax Information:
Federal (IRS)
State / SC Dept. of Revenue


State and Local Government:
South Carolina Government Information
Oconee County


Area Newspapers:
Anderson Independent-Mail
Seneca Daily Journal
Greenville News
Easley Progress
Pickens Sentinel
Keowee Courier



Map Collection, South Carolina Room




The library has a South Carolina History/Local Genealogy collection housed at the main library in Walhalla. Holdings include family histories, historical maps, cemetery listings and indexes, biographies of noted South Carolinians, and the local newspapers on microfilm.


As the majority of the collection is of a unique nature, we regret that nothing can be circulated or loaned to another library. Because the Oconee County Library lacks sufficient staff to do research, we are unable to respond to letters from persons requesting such services. Names and addresses of persons in the area who do research for a fee can be provided when such a person is known, However, staff may do limited searching when good information is provided. Costs to cover photocopying and postage are $5.00 per name searched.


Genealogy Websites:
Cyndi's List (access to the basic site--subscription required for searching)