South Carolina genealogists, the Berkeley County Library System is pleased to announce the acquisition of South Carolina Death Records for 1915-1956 on microfilm. Public access to the South Carolina Death Index and microfilm records of these deaths are available at our Main Library in Moncks Corner, in our South Carolina Room. Reference assistants are available to help you. This service is free of charge. Self-service copying from the microfilm reader is available at ten cents per page. The South Carolina Room is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Through the generosity of a local merchant, the Main Library’s South Carolina Room has also acquired the one hundred and twenty eight volume set of /The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the //Union// and Confederate Armies/ prepared by the United States War Department and reprinted by Historical Times. This set consists of 138,579 pages with 1,006 maps and diagrams. Divided into four series: Series I contains information concerning military operations-formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the southern states, and of all military operations in the field with the correspondence, orders, and returns relating to these; Series II contains information concerning prisoners-correspondence, orders, reports, and returns Union and Confederate, relating to prisoners of war and to State or political prisoners; Series III contains information pertaining to Union authorities-Correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities (including their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specifically to the subjects of series I and II; Series IV contains information pertaining to Confederate authorities-Correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities (including their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specifically to the subjects of series I and II; and a comprehensive index. This most-used of all primary sources for historical research on the Civil War is a welcome addition to our collection. You are invited to make use of these resources. Berkeley County Library System's Main Library is located beside Berkeley County Government Administrative Offices at 1003 Hwy 52 Moncks Corner.