Genealogy Search Engines
There are some great regional and state-level genealogy websites you might not think of including in your ancestor search.
Here we have created some Google search widgets to search some of our favorite Lowcountry sites.
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Mocavo is the world's largest free genealogy search engine. You can submit your site or suggest sites, too!
Ancestry.com Message Boards
The world's largest online genealogy community with over 17 Million posts on more than 161,000 boards.
Rediscovering the names and lives of slaves, freedpersons and their descendants.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes fifteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Digital Library on American Slavery
The Digital Library on American Slavery offers a searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color. There are many Lowcountry records here.
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.
Library of Congress American Memory Collection
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Chronicling America: Historic Newspapers from the Library of Congress
Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Resources by State
South Carolina Department of Archives and History Online Index
The SCDAH On-line Records Index is an item-level index to selected colonial, state, and county record series held at the archives.
South Carolina Digital Library
The South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is a collaborative effort that includes South Carolina’s schools, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions.
Florida Memory Collection
The Florida Photographic Collection is a nationally recognized component of the State Archives of Florida and contains over a million images, and over 6,000 movies and video tapes. Over 169,000 of the photographs have been scanned and placed on this website.
Alachua County Florida Ancient Records
The goal of Alachua County Ancient Records is to bring history from the dark pages of record books to the light of an online presence. Don't let the name fool you - there are records here from all over Florida, not just Alachua County.
Florida History Online
Florida History Online is a digital archive of textual and visual documents of Florida history produced by students and faculty at the University of North Florida.
Georgia's Virtual Vault
The Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives.
Digital Library of Georgia
The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.