Library News & Notes

Tracing Slave Ancestors

Family Tree Magazine recently posted "8 Steps for Tracing Slave Ancestors" by Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom at http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/Find-Slave-Ancestors. Below is the article in its entirety - and a few notes from me regarding the research situation as far as Beaufort District is concerned. My notes will be italicized when viewed in Connections (http://beaufortdistrictcollectionconnections.blogspot.com/2013/02/8-step...) Follow these steps for using 1850 and 1860 slave schedules to trace your slave ancestors.Read More...

BCL Online Resources: Databases

Have your checked out what hides behind the "Online Resources" tab on our Library's homepage (www.beaufortcountylibrary.org)? There you will find links to a number of subscription databases we offer our customers, grouped into categories that we hope will make the databases easier to find and use.

A few months ago, we rearranged the "Research Resources" to make it more customer friendly. What do you think? Did we succeed in making the portal more customer friendly?Read More...

Coastal Kingdom

Our natural environment is full of wonders. Coastal Kingdom, an award-winning, educational program showcases plants and animals from Lowcountry habitats. It is a partnership between Beaufort County Government and the LowCountry Institute on Spring Island and stars naturalist Tony Mills.

Sharks, snakes, bats, and raccoons are among the animals covered.Read More...

Documentary on Penn Center - Feb. 14th

SCETV is re-broadcasting "Penn Center: Legacy of Change" on Valentine's Day evening at 8:00 pm. The documentary tells the story of one of earliest schools established to educate the newly freed enslaved people of Beaufort District. Through the years, the school was disbanded but the Penn Center continues to promote African-American history and protect Gullah culture.

Check out our online list of materials in the Beaufort County Library about the history of Penn School at http://bdcbcl.wordpress.com/article/penn-school-3859k4scvdgpj-45/.Read More...

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