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The Lawrence Genealogy and Local History Room

Lawrence Room

The Lawrence Genealogy and Local History Room was given to the Greenwood County Library in honor of Doughty and Jack Lawrence and Becky and Ben Lawrence. Although the primary focus is on Greenwood and other South Carolina counties, the collection also holds books, microfilm, and journals on other states. The Lawrence Room is staffed by volunteers. If you have a basic knowledge of genealogy and an interest in helping others, please join our genealogy volunteers. Training, support, and workshops are provided and schedules are flexible. Please call Dana Ellis, Volunteer Coordinator 941-4654.

Lawrence Room Hours:


For hours, please call 864-941-4655

If you visit the Library when the Lawrence Room is closed, please ask the Reference Librarian for assistance. Library staff will be happy to retrieve materials for you.


Genealogy Databases:

Heritage QuestHeritageQuest Online: provides access to a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and local history.

Ancestry.comAncestry Library Edition: complements the research materials found at HeritageQuest Online. Use Ancestry Library Edition to check immigration lists, vital records, census, family histories, etc.

(IN LIBRARY USE ONLY)



Obituary Index


Obituary and death notice index for the Greenwood Index-Journal newspaper, abstracted from the Greenwood County Library's microfilm holdings by the GCL Reference Department staff and volunteers.



Local History and Genealogy Websites


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