Library News & Notes

Reasons to Be Thankful

Recently, the Island Packet asked the Library staff and community members to share what we were thankful for beyond "Family, Friends, and God." When we had to pick just one thing, we chose to highlight how grateful we are that Dr. Rowland’s magnum opus, The History of Beaufort County, 1514 - 2006, is now available. The books have arrived and are now on the Local History shelves for you to check out. There’s also one more opportunity to hear Dr. Rowland and Dr. Wise’s Author Book Talk about the series. Meet us at Hilton Head Branch Library on Thursday, December 3rd at 4 pm.Read More...

Looking for an Obituary?

John Michael Neill, a genealogical guru, offered this "Genealogy Tip of the Day" on November 16th:

It’s easy to locate an obituary in one newspaper and move on to another research task. In some locations, there may have been several newspapers in the area that might have published a death notice or an obituary on your ancestor. One may have easily included bits of information that were not mentioned in others.

Ask yourself: “Are there other newspapers that might have published an obituary?”

You never know what you will find until you look.Read More...

Local History & Artifact Programs

Our local history and archives unit, the Beaufort District Collection, is sponsoring two programs this week.

Thursday, November 12th:

USCB Libraries and the BDC are continuing our booktalks tour with our two favorite historians. We're heading to Southern Beaufort County in November and December. November 12th we'll be in Room #159 of the Hargray Building on USCB's Hilton Head Gateway Campus in Bluffton. (BTW: Thursday you have a great 2-fer-1 deal opportunity: Local poet, novelist, and professor Ellen Malphrus is having a book signing next to the USCB Bookstore.)Read More...

BDC Program: SC State Constitution of 1865

“SC'S CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF 1865” with Dave Smoot | Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:00pm | Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort The Civil War was over. The Union had won. After 4 long years of war, what would the peace look like? Would Reconstruction be a preservation of the old, or a remaking of the new? Answers to this very important question varied throughout all the former Confederate state conventions as they prepared to re-join the United States.Read More...

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