The Archives of the South Carolina Genealogical Society are currently housed at the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Research Library, home of the Old Edgefield District Chapter, S.C.G.S.  The Research Library is located at 104 Courthouse Square in Edgefield, in the Tompkins Memorial Library.


Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday- 9 am – 1 pm
Closed most holidays.

Please check the Old Edgefield District Chapter, SCGS WEB site for holiday closings.

The Archivist of the Society is required to retain custody of the all official documents relating to the incorporation of the Society and to receive, house, and to make available to researchers all genealogical donations.

 SCGS members and patrons are encouraged to use the holdings of the SCGS Archives during the above listed hours. Individuals, authors, and genealogical chapters are encouraged to make contributions to the SCGS Archives. A copy of publications nominated for the annual SCGS Publications Awards is deposited in the SCGS Archives. Tonya Browder of Edgefield serves as the SCGS Archivist.  

A budget approved by the S.C.G.S. Board of Directors for the operation of the Archives.  This budget will be used to better store and make available the various research materials in the SCGS. Archives. Genealogical materials housed in the SCGS. Archives are available during the hours the Edgefield Genealogical Research Library is open.  The Research Library is closed most holidays.  Donations of family histories and genealogies, abstracts of state and county records, county histories and local history, church histories, etc. are gladly accepted.  All donations should be mailed to: S.C.G.S. Archivist, Post Office Box 24526, Columbia, SC 29224-4526.