CD: South Carolina, Volume 2


This CD-ROM contains electronic image reprints of the following five books of South Carolina history:

"The People's Journal", Pickens, South Carolina, 1894-1903: Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst (1991). This work contains abstracts of births, deaths, marriages, sheriff's sales, clerks of court sale, mortgagee's sales, final estate settlements, notices to creditors and debtors, and a variety of other records, as published in this regional paper that covered Pickens, Oconee, Anderson, Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

"The Pickens Sentinel", Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893: Historical and Genealogical Abstracts (Vols. 1 and 2), Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst (1994). Contains pension records for survivors and widows of the War of 1812, Civil War soldiers, names of battles and men wounded or killed during these battles, widows, and survivors drawing pensions and more.

The Annals of Newberry, South Carolina (Parts 1 and 2), John Belton O'Neall, LL.D. and John A. Chapman, A.M. (1892). Part First, "The Annals of Newberry Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical" by Judge O'Neall is a detailed history of the town and the district from its settlement to the early 1800s. Part Second, "The Annals of Newberry Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical; also Religious, Medical and Literary" by John Chapman starts off with a biography of the O'Neall family and of Judge O'Neall (died 1863) in particular. With a newly prepared, comprehensive index.

Historical Sketches of South Carolina, McCarter and Company (1856). The history of South Carolina from the fifteenth century to 1719. It covers the discoveries in the fifteenth century, the Indians who inhabited South Carolina, the English settlement in North America, the struggle and achievement of the government, the establishment of colonies, the disqualifying and Church Acts repealed in the colony, the feeble and impoverished condition of the colony and more.

History of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, J. B. O. Landrum (1900). The bulk of this book is dedicated to biographical sketches of ninety-seven prominent figures from the early history of the county and their descendants. Fifty-eight pages list soldiers who served in the Confederate Army and about 300 pages of history. Photographs and engravings enhance this book. A complete name index is also included.

The books are presented as graphic images, so the user sees the works just as they were originally published. They are intended to look and function very much like "real" books, i.e., the user looks for entries of interest in the table of contents or index, and then turns to the page cited and scans it for the desired information. This is accomplished using the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is included on each CD for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Although there are no electronic indexes, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to navigate through the books and indexes, and to jump from one book to another. This CD is best viewed with monitor resolution 800x600 or higher.

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2000, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 3334 pp.

ISBN: 9780788414176