Chesterfield County Library System

Click here to download a flyer that gives you tips on how to use Ancestry at Matheson Library.


Chesterfield District Genealogical Society

Website for the local Chesterfield District Genealogical Society.

Margaret "Peggy" McNab Gale (Cheraw Connections at Sullivan's Island)

Peggy Gale adds another anecdote from her search for her family's lineage.

Margaret "Peggy" McNab Gale (Cheraw Connections)

Peggy Gale and her father go on a search to find their lineage. Read about her experience by clicking the link above.

Official 1940 Census

From the national archives, welcome to the 1940 census. This website allows full access to the census images, in addition to census maps and descriptions.

Genealogy Explained

Free access to genealogy information is just a few clicks away – no membership required!  You might find anything from copies of your grandparents’ death certificates to a newspaper article about your great-grandfather’s business. Your free ancestry search starts here! 

South Carolina Genealogy Queries is a free public exchange where you can find other genealogists researching the same family lines as yours.

South Carolina Cemeteries

Look up burial records of veterans and families interred at national cemeteries across the country.

South Carolina Public Records

Access to South Carolina births, marriages, deaths and divorces.


A free service, open to the public,  provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Part of the community, Rootsweb hosts free searches, mailing lists by country, state/county, and surnames. 

The USGenWeb Project

A free genealogy web site. The project is maintained by volunteers and is non-commercial and committed to free genealogy access for everyone.