Explore Shared Family History with Richland Library Card

While many of us continue to stay at home and practice social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, we can connect to each other through our shared history with help from Richland Library.

Get extended access to Ancestry Library Edition from home through June 30, 2020 with a library card. It's the first time that users don't have to physically be in our buildings to utilize this resource for free.

Ancestry Library Edition is the largest genealogical database in the world. Historical documents, such as census records, military records, immigration records, court records, death notices and directories, are available for review with the click of a button.


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Before getting started, bring family members into the conversation. Turn it into a fun activity by having kids interview their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Some important items to collect: full names; maiden names; birth dates and birth places. Then use those details and Ancestry Library Edition to plant and grow a family tree.

As for getting stumped along the way, contact the Walker Local and Family History Center by calling any library location or visiting us online at richlandlibrary.com.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

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Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.