Heritage News

What's Happening at the Heritage Library??

The Heritage Library has spent years compiling hospital rolls, cemetery records, Town of Mitchelville citizens lists, Union Soldiers and US Colored Troops files to identify almost 3000 people who lived and died on Hilton Head Island during the Civil War years.

The files will be open to the public until April 30, 2015.

Click here for teacher resources on the Civil War

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Click here to research our files

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Click here for details of the programs

Sundays at the Movies

Sunday, January 25: Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay

2:00 pm; Admission free; Donations gratefully accepted

At the Heritage Library

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Click here for the full schedule

Tuesday Morning History Lectures

Tuesdays, 10:00 am; $5 Donation

January 27, 2015 - 10:00 am
Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island 

Join us for a one-and one-half-hour talk about the history of Hilton Head Island and the historic sites on the island accompanied by a  map that you can then use for your own self-guided tour of the sites by car or by bicycle.

Hilton Head Island has an extensive and varied history, and much of that history can still be seen and enjoyed at a variety of sites around the island. See the tabby remains of the Stoney-Baynard plantation house in Sea Pines, and the ramparts of Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation.  Visit the Mitchelville kiosk in Fish Haul Park to learn about the first self-governed black community created during the Civil War, and the Gullah Museum on Gum Tree Road to learn of the Gullah community that continues to flourish on the island.


Our Winter Classes Begin:   

Starting Family Research: A Two-Session Class for Beginners

Wednesdays, January 21 and 28, 2015; 1:30 - 3:30 pm

$25 for members; $35 for non-members

Get With the Program!  Using Family Tree Maker 2014

Wednesday, February 4, 2015;
1:30 - 3:30 pm

$10 for members; $15 for non-members


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For the full schedule of Winter classes, click here

  83.jpg (448 × 336) Who Do You Think You Are?

Let us help you find out.  Call the library at 843-686-6560 to reserve one free hour with an experienced genealogist who can help you get started climbing your family tree.  By appointment only.

  For All Programs except Ft. Mitchel tours,

Call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560

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South Carolina Genealogy & History Library

The Heritage Library Foundation
852 William Hilton Parkway | 2nd FloorSuite A-2
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
p. 843.686.6560 | f. 843.686-6506