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What started as a friendly effort to help people find their Greenwood County family origins, developed into an impressive service to Historical Society members and friends and to correspondents living half a continent away. The museum has gradually acquired a number of research tools -- census records, an obituary file, cemetery records and family information files. Some records have been furnished by the Genealogical Society, old newspapers have been donated by the Herald office and by individuals. Much family information has been contributed by correspondents seeking family records. Collections of this correspondence have been added to by still other members of the same families. Until now several cabinets were needed to store this information about many Greenwood County families.