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Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Archives


Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  bsnyder@dioceseofsc.org Mrs. Beth Snyder


Diocesan House
126 Coming Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Telephone:[1]  843-722-4075, Fax: 843-723-7628

Map and public transportation:

Map: Google map.
Public transportation: CARTA trolley routes stop within three blocks:
  • trolley route 210 Warren Street and St. Philip Street
  • trolley route 211 King Street and Warren Street
  • trolley route 213 King Street and Warren Street

Internet sites and databases: Diocese of South Carolina (official site)

See also: FamilySearch Wiki South Carolina Church Records - Church of England (Anglican, Protestant Episcopal).

Collection Description

Many original Church of England records dating from South Carolina's colonial period (1706-1778) are kept at this facility. These were quasi-government records of birth, marriages, and deaths recorded at 25 parishes. All surviving colonial parish registers have been published in South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine (FHL Book 975.7 B2s) WorldCat entry, or in book form.[2]

For a descriptive inventory of surviving colonial parish records, see Margaretta Childs, and Isabella G. Leland, "South Carolina Episcopal Church Records," South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine 84 (October 1983): 250-63. (FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 84), WorldCat entry, digital version at JSTOR ($).

For citations of individually published parish registers, see each parish's Wiki page: All Saints · Christ Church · Prince Frederick · Prince George · Prince William · St. Andrew's · St. Bartholomew's · St. David's · St. George Dorchester · St. Helena's · St. James Goose Creek · St. James Santee · St. John's Berkeley · St. John's Colleton · St. Luke's · St. Mark's · St. Matthew's · St. Michael's · St. Paul's · St. Peter's · St. Philip's · St. Stephen's · St. Thomas and St. Denis

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Archives of the Episcopal Church, Austin, TX, has records of national officers. Most parish register birth, marriage, and death records remain at the parish level.

Similar Collections

  • Historical Charleston Foundation preservation, museums, events, experience history, media, shop.
  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History federal and state censuses, county probate and land records, family histories, cemeteries, taxes, newspapers, equity court records, state death certificates.
  • South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC, diaries and papers, plantation, business, and church records, maps, plats, genealogies, 30,000 photos, 50,000 books, pamphlets, and serials.
  • South Caroliniana Library (Univ. of SC, Columbia) 75,000 books/micrifilms, 1.3 manuscripts including genealogies, and the notable collections of Leonardo Andrea, Bessie Lee Garvin, and Louise K. Crowder.

Neighboring Collections


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Diocese of South Carolina at http://www.dioceseofsc.org/ (accessed 17 May 2011).
  2. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 600. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). WorldCat entry.


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