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The South Carolina Room, Walhalla Library

 

Your library is a great starting point for finding information.  The staff at the headquarters library in Walhalla can answer factual questions as well as refer you to other sources of information, both print and online.  Call (864) 638-4133 and ask for reference assistance, or email the branch services librarian at kgreen@oconeesc.com.

 


  • 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:
Google
Yahoo

 

Information Please

 

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

Reference and Users Services Association website

 

Searching for books for purchase:
Amazon
AbeBooks
Bookfinder

 

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

 

Genealogy

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:
Rootsweb
Cyndi's List
Ancestry.com (access to the basic site--subscription required for searching)
http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/