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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">Source 1.</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:repository@whatever.net repository@whatever.net] <br>  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">"Information for Visitors" in ''Charleston Library Society'' at http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org/InformationForVisitors.html# (accessed 13 May 2011).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:info@charlestonlibrarysociety.org info@charlestonlibrarysociety.org] <br>  
  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
  
:000 Santa's Workshop Lane<br>
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:164 King Street
:North Pole,&nbsp;AK 99999-9999 <br><br>
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:Charleston, SC, 29401 <br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;800-000-0000, or 801-000-0000<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;802-000-0000<br>  
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;843.723.9912&nbsp; '''Fax:''' &nbsp;843.723.3500<br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 <br>  
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Friday 9:30 to 5:30; Saturday 9:30 to 2:00; [http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org/InformationForVisitors.html#holidays holidays] <br>  
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>  
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'''Directions, map, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" />  
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:'''By foot''' - located a fifteen-minute-or-less walk below Calhoun Street. Just above the intersection of King and Queen streets, the Society's main entrance is flanked by ginkgo trees. From the Gateway Walk enter through the garden path at the East Entrance.
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:'''Parking:''' - Only a few parking spaces exist behind the building. The driveway is an immediate left after passing the SCE&amp;G driveway. The nearest public parking garages are at the corner of King and Queen Streets. The Horlbeck Alley, Cumberland Street, and Majestic Square parking garages are also nearby.&nbsp;:'''Map:''' [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Charleston+Library+Society,+164+King+Street,+Charleston,+SC&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=53.477264,114.169922&ie=UTF8&hq=Charleston+Library+Society,+164+King+Street,+Charleston,+SC&hnear=Charleston+Library+Society,+164+King+St,+Charleston,+South+Carolina+29401-2269&ll=32.778146,-79.932919&spn=0.014018,0.027874&z=16 Google map].
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:'''Public transportation:''' CARTA bus routes [http://www.ridecarta.com/routes/routedisplay.aspx?pid=584&nid=589&cid=1114 20], [http://www.ridecarta.com/routes/routedisplay.aspx?pid=584&nid=589&cid=1115 30], [http://www.ridecarta.com/shared/docs/2090/route%20202_south%20beltline.doc 202], and [http://www.ridecarta.com/shared/docs/589/carta_trolley_map_2011.pdf 211] stop nearby at Meeting Street and Broad Street. <br>
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
*Repository Internet site ''{create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.''<br>
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*[http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org/ Charleston Library Society] about the Society, events, collections, catalog, support/join, or shop.  
*Repository catalog online. <br>
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*[http://69.63.217.22/C95007Staff/OPAC/Index.asp Charleston Library Society Catalog] by keyword or phrase including author, title, or subject.
*Repository database. <br>
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*other(s).<br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
This is the third oldest library in America started in 1748. In 1778 most of the collection was destroyed, but has been rebuilt. This library has valuable newspapers from the 1700s, and Charleston city directories since 1782.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 604. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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This is the third oldest library in America started in 1748. In 1778 most of the collection was destroyed, but has been rebuilt. This library has valuable newspapers from the 1700s, and Charleston city directories since 1782.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 604. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref> Includes regional, state, and local histories, manuscripts, and letters.  
 
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{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
{Optional}
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Non-members are welcome to browse the catalog and use the reference area of the Main Reading Room. Further research requires the purchase of a Daily Membership $5.00 (U.S.).  
 
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=== Guides  ===
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{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
 
 
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>
 
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[http://www.historiccharleston.org/ Historical Charleston Foundation] preservation, museums, events, experience history, media, shop.<br>  
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*[[South Carolina Department of Archives and History|South Carolina Department of Archives and History]] federal and state censuses, county probate and land records, family histories, cemeteries, taxes, newspapers, equity court records, state death certificates.
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*[[South Carolina Historical Society]], Charleston, SC, diaries and papers, plantation, business, and church records, maps, plats, genealogies, 30,000 photos, 50,000 books, pamphlets, and serials. <br>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[http://www.ccpl.org/ Charleston County Public Library] SC Room records, Charleston Archives deaths 1819-1926. Databases: newspapers, Ancestry, Genealogy &amp; Biography Master Index, biographies, African Americans.
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*[http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/research Charleston Museum Archives] photos, Civil War and other military records, family papers.
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*[http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/docs/CoC/index.html Charleston County Clerk of the Court] magistrate, family, circuit, equity court records.
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*[http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/ProbateCourt/index.htm Charleston County Probate Court] with online marriage and will indexes.
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*[http://www2.charlestoncounty.org/ Charleston County Register of Deeds] deeds, mortgages, plats, and liens with online indexes.
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*[[Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Archives]], Dalco Historical Soc., Charleston, colonial parish records.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Berkeley County, South Carolina|Berkeley]], [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown]], [[Colleton County, South Carolina|Colleton]], and [[Dorchester County, South Carolina|Dorchester]] counties.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scbchs/ Berkeley County Historical Society] plantations, church, cemetery, &amp; family records, articles, queries.
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*[http://www.georgetowncountymuseum.com/Index.html Georgetown County Museum] photos, cemeteries, Native Americans, slavery, plantations, military.
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*[http://www.cchaps.com/ Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society] history, events, photos, contacts.
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*[[South Carolina Genealogical Society]], Edgefield, has a modest collection of family histories, genealogies, state and county record abstracts, county histories, local histories, and church histories.
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*[[South Caroliniana Library]] (Univ. of SC, Columbia) 75,000 books/micrifilms, 1.3 manuscripts including genealogies, and the notable collections of Leonardo Andrea, Bessie Lee Garvin, and Louise K. Crowder.
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*[http://www.museum.state.sc.us/ South Carolina State Museum], Columbia, Revolutionary and colonial, antebellum, Civil War, post Civil War, African American history.
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], and [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].
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*[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]] (''i.e.'' Morrow), federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.
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*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html State Library of N. Car.], Raleigh, family history, Bibles, marriage, death, newspaper, deeds, photos.
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*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/news/ngs/index.html North Carolina State Archives], Raleigh, census, military, courts, bond, deed, estate, vital records, wills.
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*[http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/ Georgia Archives], Morrow, genealogies, county histories, newspapers, tax digests, private papers, church records, cemeteries, Bible records, a few municipal records, census, maps, land plats, photographs, Georgia Confederate service and pension records, colonial, headright, and bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.
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*[[Tennessee State Library and Archives]], Nashville, vital records, censuses, county records, tax lists, local histories, school censuses, military records, Native Americans, newspapers, obituary lists, and maps.
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*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] Texas, 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.<br>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:47, 25 May 2011

Charleston Library Society
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Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  info@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Address:[1]

164 King Street
Charleston, SC, 29401

Telephone:[1]  843.723.9912  Fax:  843.723.3500

Hours and holidays:[1]  Monday-Friday 9:30 to 5:30; Saturday 9:30 to 2:00; holidays

Directions, map, and public transportation:[1]

By foot - located a fifteen-minute-or-less walk below Calhoun Street. Just above the intersection of King and Queen streets, the Society's main entrance is flanked by ginkgo trees. From the Gateway Walk enter through the garden path at the East Entrance.
Parking: - Only a few parking spaces exist behind the building. The driveway is an immediate left after passing the SCE&G driveway. The nearest public parking garages are at the corner of King and Queen Streets. The Horlbeck Alley, Cumberland Street, and Majestic Square parking garages are also nearby. :Map: Google map.
Public transportation: CARTA bus routes 20, 30, 202, and 211 stop nearby at Meeting Street and Broad Street.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

This is the third oldest library in America started in 1748. In 1778 most of the collection was destroyed, but has been rebuilt. This library has valuable newspapers from the 1700s, and Charleston city directories since 1782.[2] Includes regional, state, and local histories, manuscripts, and letters.

Tips

Non-members are welcome to browse the catalog and use the reference area of the Main Reading Room. Further research requires the purchase of a Daily Membership $5.00 (U.S.).

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Charleston Library Society, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Information for Visitors" in Charleston Library Society at http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org/InformationForVisitors.html# (accessed 13 May 2011).
  2. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 604. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). WorldCat entry.

 

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