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Black and Indian Patriots of the American Revolution

Since the mid-1980s, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has supported a project to identify the names of African Americans, Native Americans, and individuals of mixed heritage who supported the American struggle for independence from Great Britain during the American Revolution. In 2001 the DAR published African American and American Indian Patriots of the Revolutionary War. There have been several more editions and revisions consisting of hundreds of more pages and names of heretofore unknown patriots.Read More...

Tracing Slave Ancestors

Family Tree Magazine recently posted "8 Steps for Tracing Slave Ancestors" by Franklin Carter Smith and Emily Anne Croom at Below is the article in its entirety - and a few notes from me regarding the research situation as far as Beaufort District is concerned. My notes will be italicized when viewed in Connections ( Follow these steps for using 1850 and 1860 slave schedules to trace your slave ancestors.Read More...

BCL Online Resources: Databases

Have your checked out what hides behind the "Online Resources" tab on our Library's homepage ( There you will find links to a number of subscription databases we offer our customers, grouped into categories that we hope will make the databases easier to find and use.

A few months ago, we rearranged the "Research Resources" to make it more customer friendly. What do you think? Did we succeed in making the portal more customer friendly?Read More...

Coastal Kingdom

Our natural environment is full of wonders. Coastal Kingdom, an award-winning, educational program showcases plants and animals from Lowcountry habitats. It is a partnership between Beaufort County Government and the LowCountry Institute on Spring Island and stars naturalist Tony Mills.

Sharks, snakes, bats, and raccoons are among the animals covered.Read More...

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