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According to the Walterboro, SC newspaper the 1974 edition of the genealogy of the Hiers Family is available. The 600 page book includes Heyer, Hyer, Hier, Hire, Hires, Hiers and allied families Platts, Rentz, Fender, Varn, Carter, Parker, Croft, Kinard, etc. For information Lucian Hiers Beach at 538-5735 is given. The paper does not give the area code but it would either be 843 or 803.