Friday, December 3, 2010

South Carolina Research

Some of My Favorite South Carolina Resources
from Greta's Genealogy Blog

Have you ever wondered where to start, or have you been stuck doing South Carolina research?  Greta Koehl of Greta's Genealogy Blog was kind enough to share a full list of website links that may help the South Carolina researcher. The post Some of My Favorite South Carolina Resources is chocked full of links to get the SC researcher started, or moving again!

Tips From Greta
A great tip from this posts, is how Greta compiles and organizes her lists or online resources. It's simple, but yet so very clever and a true time saver. She simply copies her bookmarks (which she clearly has saved with relevant titles) and places them in a Word Document. Wouldn't this little tip keep "some of us" from having that "I wish I could find that website I used that one time" moment!

Another great tip: even though visiting a repository is ideal, Greta reminds us "a lot of preparatory research [can be] done through these websites," prior to your on-site visit. I agree with Greta! Why waste valuable time on site, when you can do some of the work before visiting your favorite county?  Plus, you will be so much better prepared for an "on-site" trip.

Although many of the links provided on Some of My Favorite South Carolina Resources covers Anderson and Greenville Counties, Greta also provides us with other great places to start like the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.  We are reminded that "There are a number of documents held at SCDAH that appear on searchable (by name and location) indices or even have scanned images you can bring up on the website."

One of my favorites is Greta's recommendation to researchers that the BYU Ancestor's: Resource Guide is not only out there for South Carolina, but for all of the states.

Thanks to Greta's organization and blog post we have a great start with our South Carolina research.
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  1. A great choice for resources and good timing since the NGS conference will be in Charleston. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Congrats on your nomination to Family Tree Magazine's Top 40 Blogs!