Hart Family Papers, ca. 1770-1990

Contains genealogical information on over 75,000 families from the York County area. The collection includes correspondence (most from genealogist Joe E. Hart Jr.), extensive information on the Hart, Hackett and Moore families, and information on York County history. The bulk of the collection is still being processed. Currently the genealogical records compiled by Joe E. Hart are open to the public to use for research. However, the papers contained in the notebooks cannot be photocopied.

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Bobby Moss Collection

Contains copies of records from international, national and regional sources on Loyalist and Patriot soldiers who fought in the American Revolution, with emphasis on South Carolina. The collection of approximately 300,000 papers are being indexed and processed. Index is not complete but is available to researchers.


Probate Court Records

They include Inventories, Appraisements and Sales, Wills, Letters of Guardianship, Petitions, Returns, Administrative Bonds, Fee Ledgers, Ledger of Executions, Dockets, Letters of Dismissary, Real Estate Records, Letters of Testimony, Account Books, Cash Books, Minute Books, and Estate Records.

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Education Files on Families

They contain documentation, correspondence, and miscellaneous information gathered by genealogist Joe E. Hart Jr. during his research. These files may also include information added by staff or other genealogists. (Researchers may donate copies of their information to enhance these files.)


Family Genealogy Books

They contain information and ancestry lines for hundreds of York County families.


Church and Cemetery

Resources include over 136 individual volumes indexing mostly York County, some Chester and Union County.


Microfilm Collection

Contains Clover Herald newspaper (1928-1979), Yorkville Enquirer newspaper (1856-1923), federal census records (1790-1920), and court records (probate, deeds, and wills).


Library Books

Researchers may access books in the Search Room on South Carolina and North Carolina early history, Revolutionary War in the Carolinas, and Civil War resources. There are published court minutes for Chester and Union counties in SC as well as Anson, Mecklenburg, Rowan and Tryon counties in NC. Abstracts of state and county records by Brent Holcomb include deeds and wills for Chester, Spartanburg, Union, and York counties in SC as well as Anson, Mecklenburg, Rowan and Tryon counties in NC.


Historical Center Genealogy Database

This computerized database includes the Bobby Moss Index and utilizes Family Treemaker for organizing the Hart notebooks and other genealogical data. This database is only accessible by researchers in the Search Room.