The Heritage Library

We are a member reference library and research center.  We are also open to the public for a modest daily fee of ten dollars. We are located in Suite 100 of the Professional Building, 2 Corpus Christi (off New Orleans Road) on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. [Directions via Google Maps]. Our Beaufort Branch, devoted to ancestry research, is located on the second floor of the Santa Elena History Center, 1501 Bay Street, Beaufort, South Carolina. [Directions via Google Maps]

  View of the Professional Building from Corpus Christi Place

View of the Professional Building from Corpus Christi Place

  View of Main Entrance to the Professional Building

View of Main Entrance to the Professional Building

Ours is one of the most comprehensive libraries of its kind in the region, with computers, high-speed Web service, four subscription databases, and collections of books, microfilm, CD-ROM, manuscripts, periodicals, and maps. The ancestry collection covers other states and many countries. The history collections focus on Hilton Head Island

The Library houses the records of The Hilton Head Island Historical Society containing a wealth of historical information, old photographs, and maps of Hilton Head Island and the Low Country.

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The library is an affiliated library of the Family History Library operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Here you can view restricted records maintained by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  

Also, patrons of the Library have access to major online databases at ancestry.com, fold3.com (formerly footnote.com), americanancestors.org (formerly NEHGS), and HeritageQuest Online through the Library’s network.