Genealogy/Local History Services
The Heritage Room at the Main Library is open Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10 am – 2 pm and 3 – 5 pm, Tuesday from 12 pm – 5 pm, Fridays from 10 am – 2 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am – 12 pm.
Staff are available during these hours to assist with research needs, copies, and use of microfilm equipment. Resources available include Census records; microfilm copies of our longest-standing local paper, The Gaffney Ledger, dating back to its inception in 1894; an extensive Cherokee County collection (including family histories, cemetery records, church records, and other sources); DAR references; as well as South Carolina records and some out-of-state information. Access to two online genealogy databases, Heritage Quest and Ancestry Library, is available in the library. Heritage Quest is available remotely to Cherokee County Public Library card holders by accessing “Home Access to Databases” on the library’s website.
Contact the Heritage Room at 864 487-2711; from the main phone menu, press “4” to request assistance with genealogy questions or to ask about genealogy and local history resources.