Chesterfield District Chapter
South Carolina Genealogical Society
Chesterfield District Chapter, S.C.G.S.
P.O. Box 167 Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709
|Chesterfield Genealogy Research Library
Directions to our NEW location at 100 Main Street: From the intersection of Highways #9 and #145, travel East on Highway #9 to the next intersection. Take a left onto Scotch Street. At the intersection of Scotch Street and Main Street, take another left and then the Old Chesterfield Courthouse will be on your immediate right. There is plenty of street side parking right in front of the Old Courthouse.
Days and Hours that we are Open:
Saturday: 10:00a.m.- 3:00p.m.
The research library is operated completely by Volunteers, therefore you should always call ahead at (843) 623-2244 before traveling long distance to do research.
In November of 2000 the Grand Opening of the Chesterfield
Genealogical Research Library was held in the lower level of
the Chesterfield Post Office. This was a joint venture with the
Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce (Visitors Center)
and the Historical Society of Chesterfield County
As a result of finally having a location to store the research
materials donated by our generous members, our collections
grew by leaps and bounds. Within a year we were already
in need of more space. With the help of the President of the
Historical Society of Chesterfield County, Margaret C.
Dotson, we were very fortunate to find the perfect location
at 115 Green Street in Chesterfield.
During January and February of 2002, necessary renovations
were made to the new building and the move to that location took place in February. The new location for the research library had such overwhelming success that within three years we were already almost out of room for additional research materials. So, with purchase of the Old Chesterfield Middle School by the Town of Chesterfield, our President, Sharon F. Corey, asked Chesterfield Town Council Members in September 2004 for use of the Library Room in that building.
In January of 2005, Chesterfield Mayor, John Douglas, dropped in at the Chesterfield Genealogical Research Library
to inform us that plans were to turn the entire Old Middle School building into a YMCA for Chesterfield County. This was great news because Chesterfield County has never had a YMCA, but this meant there would not be any room for our research library there.
But, the Mayor asked if we might be interested in having joint space in the Old Chesterfield County Courthouse instead. Of course we were delighted with this offer and after the purchase of the Old Courthouse was made in July of 2005, we began our move into three rooms on the West side of the lower floor of the Old Courthouse plus THE OLD VAULT!
The Old Chesterfield Courthouse was renamed the Chesterfield Visitors Center and our organization and research library was back with our old friends again, The Greater Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce (Visitors Center and Gift Shop), the Historical Society of Chesterfield County (History Museum), plus the Chesterfield Art Gallery and Arts Commission. The entire building ReOpened the second week in September and the Grand Opening was held in conjunction with the Olde Towne Celebration on October 1, 2005.
YOU can help us continue to make the Chesterfield Genealogical Research Library a HUGE success!
Please contribute the information that you have gathered on
your family for our files by filling out and sending in your
Ancestor Chart and Family Group Sheets. We would also like
to encourage any local members with a few hours to spare to
Volunteer at the research library and all family researchers
should consider What Will Become of Your Research. Plus,
we are always in need of Donations in the form of money
(to purchase genealogical reference books, CDs, microfilm/
microfiche, and back issues of genealogical periodicals and
society newsletters. Donations can be made in honor of a
living relative or in memory of a loved one. These people or
their families will be notified of your donation.