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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.

Please Note: you'll be leaving Lowcountry Africana to view search results, so you'll need to use your browser's Back button to come back to this page.

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Mocavo Genealogy Search Engine

Mocavo is the world's largest free genealogy search engine. You can submit your site or suggest sites, too!

Genealogy in Time Search Engine

The Genealogy in Time Genealogy Search Engine searches 1.5 billion free ancestral records across more than 500 websites.

Ancestry.com Message Boards

The world's largest online genealogy community with over 17 Million posts on more than 161,000 boards.

Search Ancestry.com Message Boards

Africana Heritage

Rediscovering the names and lives of slaves, freedpersons and their descendants.

Search Africana Heritage

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.

Search Documenting the American South

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.

Search Digital Library on American Slavery

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.

Search Internet Archive

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.

Search the Library of Congress American Memory Collection

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.

Search Chronicling America

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.

Search SCDAH Online Index

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.

Search SC Digital Library

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.

Search the Florida Memory Collection

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.

Search Alachua County Ancient Records

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.

Search Florida History Online

Georgia's Virtual Vault

The Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives.

Search Georgia's Virtual Vault

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.

Search the Digital Library of Georgia