The Chester District Genealogical Society library is located at 203A North Main Street, Richburg, SC.
The library is open every Tuesday morning from 8:30 am - 12 noon,
and other days upon request.
To make an appointment, please call 803-789-5664.
To leave a voice message, please call 803-789-0272.
We have no paid employees, but all correspondence will be answered promptly.
These five counties in South Carolina that compose the Chester District Genealogical Society - Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union, and York - are a storehouse of genealogical lore and have long been known for their many historical places. Our courthouses have been preserved and have accessible and complete Probate and Clerk of Court Records since 1785 (some were lost due to fires).
In the Chester Public Library, those interested in genealogy will find Chester newspapers from 1874 to the present (3 missing). They also have the Yorkville newspaper 1858-1875, and another group of older Chester newspapers 1854-1858.
The Louise Pettus Archives located at 700 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC has a large selection of family histories and genealogical materials.
Helpful Genealogy Research Links
Map of Chester County, SC 1825
Chester County, SC Land Research and Plat Mapping
FamilyTree.com- Genealogy, Ancestry, and Family Tree Research
Genealogy by state
Cyndi's list of Genealogy sites on the Internet
MyFamily.com- Hosts family websites
FamilySearch.org- Free Family History and Genealogy Records
50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites for 2008
Ellis Island Genealogy
1940 Census Records
AccessGenealog.com - Native American Records
South Carolina Cemetary Records
Search for Civil War Soldiers
Wofford College, Spartanburg SC - Obituary Archive Search Methodist Deaths
SearchforAncestors.com - Directory of free genealogy websites and data
ProGenealogists.com - Family History Research
scdah.sc.gov - SC Dept. of Archives and History - View SCDAH Search help / directions
The USGenWeb Tombstone Project site
Louise Kelly Crowder Genealogical Collection, probably Chester County's most noted genealogist
scmar.com - South Carolina Genealogical Research and Records
scgen.org - The South Carolina Genealogical Society
linkpendium.com - Chester County SC Records Links
FindAGrave.com - General site link for millions of cemetery records - Chester County