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South Carolina Genealogy Resources

  • Combined Alphabetical Index, 1695-1925. Microfilm of original manuscript at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina. This is a computer-generated microfilm finding aid to thirty early record series held either in the original or on microfilm. The index is on 19 rolls of microfilm, beginning with FHL #1690457.
     
  • Early South Carolina Newspaper Database.

  • Ervin, Sara Sullivan. South Carolinians in the Revolution With Service Records and Miscellaneous Data: Also Abstracts of Wills, Laurens County (Ninety-Six District) 1775-1855. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2008 reprint, 1949.

  • Hagy, James W.  People and Professions of Charleston, South Carolina 1782-1802. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Co., Inc., 2008 reprint, 1992.
     
  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina
    from the Colonial Period to About 1820.
    Fifth Edition. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2006, 2005. Reconstructs the history of the free African-American communities of Virginia and the Carolinas by looking at the history of their families.
     
  • Hendrix, Ge Lee Corley. Research in South Carolina. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1992.
     
  • Hendrix, Ge Lee Corley  and Mom McKoy Lindsay. The Jury Lists of South Carolina, 1778-1779. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004, 1975.  Names about 9,000 adult males according to the administrative district in which each one lived.
     
  • Holcomb, Brent H. Petitions for Land from the South Carolina Council Journals. 7 volumes. Columbia, South Carolina: SCMAR, 1996. Land owner references.
     
  • Index of Probate Records in the Union County Courthouse, 1782-1865.
     
  • Moss, Bobby Gilmer. Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. 1983. Reprint: Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005.
     
  • Motes, Margaret Peckham, Abstractor. Migration to South Carolina: Movement from the New England and Mid-Atlantic States, 1850 Census. Baltimore, Maryland: ClearfielMotes, Margaret Peckham, Abstractor. Migration to South Carolina: Movement from the New England and Mid-Atlantic States, 1850 Census. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 2004.
  • The New South, 1862-1866, published in Port Royal and later in Beaufort, SC during the Civil War. Archive has full-text search.
     
  • Register of Mesne Conveyances: Conveyance Books, 1776-1785. Microfilm of original records at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina. This series is commonly called the "Charleston Deeds." Its alphabetical volume designations continue on from the earlier Conveyance Books kept by the Public Register, 1719-1776. It is itself followed by the volumes in the Conveyance Books series, 1785-1915, of the Charleston County Register of Mesne.
     
  • Salley, Alexander S. Records of the Regiments of the South Carolina Line in the Revolutionary War. Reprinted Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Co., 2005, 1904-1906.
     
  • South Carolina Death Indexes 1915-1953.

  • South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1943 – Imaged Records – Name index and images of South Carolina death records. Original records created by South Carolina Department of Health. Records are arranged by year and alphabetically by locality. Records from 1915-1943 were acquired from South Carolina Department of Archives and History. FamilySearch.
     
  • South Carolina Deaths, 1944-1955 – Name index of South Carolina death records created by South Carolina Department of Health. FamilySearch.
     
  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Genealogy Resources at the Archives.

  • South Carolina Digital Archive.
     
  • South Carolina GenWeb Project.

  • South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977 - Imaged documents - This collection includes wills, records of estates and guardianships recorded by the counties of South Carolina. Although the inclusive dates span a larger year range, most of the records fall between the year 1800 through 1930. FamilySearch.

  • South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 - Imaged documents - This collection includes wills, records of estates and guardianships recorded by the counties of South Carolina. Most of the records fall between the mid-1800s through 1930. FamilySearch.

  • South Carolina State Facts & Information.

  • Stephenson, J.  Scotch-Irish Migration To South Carolina, 1772. Strasburg: Shenandoah Pub. House, 1971.
       
  • Stewart William C. 1800 Census of Pendleton District, South Carolina. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1963, 1993.
     
  • Townsend, Leah. South Carolina Baptists, 1670-1805. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2007, 1935.
     
  • Union Civil War Prisoners of War Originally Buried at the Charleston Race Course.

  • Wells, Carol. Edgefield County, South Carolina Deed Books 42 and 43. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2008.