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{{Fire}} In 1862 during the [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]], Georgetown's records were sent to Chesterfield courthouse for safekeeping. They were destroyed there by fire during General Sherman's Union army occupation of that city in March 1865.<ref>"South Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses" in ''FamilyHistory101.com'' at http://www.familyhistory101.com/southcarolina.html#extinct (accessed 10 May 2011).</ref>  
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{{Fire}} In 1862 during the [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]], Georgetown's records were sent to Chesterfield courthouse for safekeeping. They were destroyed there by fire during General Sherman's Union army occupation of that city in March 1865.<ref>"South Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses" in ''FamilyHistory101.com'' at http://www.familyhistory101.com/southcarolina.html#extinct (accessed 10 May 2011).</ref>  
  
 
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Revision as of 21:08, 10 May 2011

United StatesGotoarrow.pngSouth CarolinaGotoarrow.pngGeorgetown County

  • From 1800 to 1868 this Georgetown County was also known by the alias of Georgetown District.
  • Not to be confused with the overarching Georgetown District 1768-1800.

Coordinates: 33.41°0′N 79.3°0′W / 33.41°N 79.3°W / 33.41; -79.3

Georgetown County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Georgetown County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1769
County Seat Georgetown
Courthouse

Contents

Quick Dates

Georgetown County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
 1915 1911  1915  1800  1862  1838 

County Courthouse

GeorgetownSC.jpg

Georgetown County Courthouse
715 Prince St.
P.O. Box 1270
Georgetown, SC 29442

Georgetown County Clerk of Courts
401 Cleland St.,
1st Floor, Room 115
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: 843-545-3215
Court records

Georgetown County Probate Court
401 Cleland St., Room #140
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: 843-545-3274
Probate and marriage records.

Georgetown County Registrar of Deeds
129 Screven St., Room 109
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: 843-545-3088

Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Historical Facts

King George II of Great Britain (1683-1760)
The county is named after King George II of Great Britain (1683-1760). [1]

Parent County

1800: - Georgetown County was created in 1800 by renaming Winyah County. [2]


County seat: Georgetown [3]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken [4]

Boundary Changes

"Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website.

They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.

Record Loss

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In 1862 during the Civil War, Georgetown's records were sent to Chesterfield courthouse for safekeeping. They were destroyed there by fire during General Sherman's Union army occupation of that city in March 1865.[5]

Places/Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png South Carolina African Americans

  • Gourdin, John Raymond. Gourdin the History and Genealogy of a French-African-American Family from Georgetown County, South Carolina (1830-1994). Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1995. FHL 929.273 G742gj
  • Heinegg, Paul. "'Other Free' Heads of Household in the 1790 South Carolina Census, by County," Free African Americans.com. [Includes free blacks in All Saints Parish, Prince Frederick's Parish, Georgetown District.]
  • Ohline, Howard A. "Georgetown, South Carolina: Racial Anxieties and Militant Behavior, 1802,"
    The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 73, No. 3 (Jul., 1972), pp. 130-140. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Ricards, Sherman J. and George M. Blackburn. "A Demographic History of Slavery: Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1850," The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 76, No. 4 (Oct., 1975), pp. 215-224. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Biography

  • Porter, A. Toomer. Led On!: Step by Step; Scenes from Clerical, Military Educational, and Plantation Life in the South, 1828-1898; an Autobiography. New York, N.Y.: The Knickerbocker Press, 1898. FHL Collection 1033568 Item 2; digital version at Family History Archives.

Cemeteries

There are more than # burial grounds in the county. To view a list, see Georgetown County, South Carolina Cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 22,122
1800 22,938 3.7%
1810 15,679 −31.6%
1820 17,603 12.3%
1830 19,943 13.3%
1840 18,274 −8.4%
1850 20,647 13.0%
1860 21,305 3.2%
1870 16,161 −24.1%
1880 19,613 21.4%
1890 20,857 6.3%
1900 22,846 9.5%
1910 22,270 −2.5%
1920 21,716 −2.5%
1930 21,738 0.1%
1940 26,332 21.1%
1950 31,762 20.6%
1960 34,798 9.6%
1970 33,500 −3.7%
1980 42,461 26.7%
1990 46,302 9.0%
2000 55,797 20.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Georgetown County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see South Carolina Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

See Georgetown County, SC census assignments, including links to transcribed files [The USGenWeb Census Project®]

1790
  • Grant, Marvin A. 1790 Census Georgetown District South Carolina: A Full Transcription of the 1790 Census of the Georgetown District, South Carolina. Kinston, N.C.: M.A. Grant, 2004. FHL Collection 975.789 X2g 1790
1810
  • Teel, Dorothy Owens and Three Rivers Historical Society (Hemingway, S.C.). The 1810 Census of Georgetown District and the 1810 Census of Horry District, South Carolina. 199-?. FHL Collection 975.78 X2t 1810
1850
  • Three Rivers Historical Society. Georgetown County [South Carolina] 1850 Census. Hemingway, S.C.: Three Rivers Historical Society, 1985. FHL Collection 975.789 X2g 1850
1860
  • Wyndham, Melissa J. The 1860 Census of Georgetown County, South Carolina. n.p.: n.p., n.d. FHL Collection 975.789 X2w
1880
  • Tell, Dorothy Owens. 1880 Census, Georgetown County, South Carolina. Hemingway, S.C.: Three Rivers Historical Society (South Carolina), 1985. FHL Collection 975.789 X2t 1880

Church

Baptist
  • Mitchell, Thomas R. An Oration Delivered in the Baptist Church in Georgetown, S.C. on Wednesday, the 24th of June, 1818: In Commemoration of St. John the Baptist: By Appointment of the Members of Winyaw Lodge No. 69, Ancient Free Masons. Georgetown, S.C.: Winyaw Intelligence Press, 1818. Digital version at Internet Archive.
Church of England

Gotoarrow.png See also All Saints Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Prince Frederick Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also Prince George Parish

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Georgetown
Methodist

The following Georgetown County church records have been indexed on the International Genealogical Index:[6]

Church Baptisms Batch Marriages Batch
Georgetown Methodist 1810-1842 C506641 1810-1842 M506641

Court

DNA

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Georgetown County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Georgetown, South Carolina at World Connect, produces more than 8,000 results.

Surname indexes to Leonardo Andrea's Files | Folders | Resources are available online, courtesy: The Andrea Files: South Carolina Genealogical Research. Gotoarrow.png Learn more.

  • Fairbourn, Joann Carroll. Georgetown Families Containing Families Living in Georgetown, South Carolina, 1750-1850. Austin, Texas: J.C. Fairbourn, n.d. FHL 975.789/G1 D2f
Message Boards
Bibliography
  • [Andress] Andress, Gerald McCormack, Guy Andress, and Mary F. Andress. The Andress Family. Welland, Ontario: G. Andress, [1985?]. FHL Collection 929.271 An25a
  • [Baxter] Baxter, Lionel Francis and John William Baxter. A Baxter Family from South Carolina: Scotch-Irish Pioneers from Ulster. Los Altos, Calif.: J.W. Baxter, 1989. FHL Collection 929.273 B335b
  • [Bingham] Marsh, Mary Bingham. Bingham or Bigham - Ancestry and De[s]cendants of James Bingham or Bigham Sr. of Marion District, S.C. Hemingway, S.C.: Three Rivers Historical Society, 1995. FHL Collection 929.273 B513ma
  • [Bird] Haidek, Martha Da Lee. The Descendants of Stephen, Jeptha, and Moses Byrd: From South Carolina and Alabama to Texas. Oklahoma City, Okla.: M. Haidek, 1994. FHL Collection 929.273 B996hm
  • [Bossard] Riggs, Lucie Donalson and Earl M. Richards. Genealogical Data on Bossard, Bosart, Buzzard, Halsey, Henshaw and Shackleford Families, ca. 1574-ca. 1941. MSS. Microfilmed 1967. FHL Collection 483562 Item 3
  • [Coggeshall] Coggeshall, Robert Walden. Ancestors and Kin: Coggeshall (Throckmorton, Billings, Collin, Cahoone), Pawley (Shorey, Alston, Temple, Neville), Wilds (Lide, Kolb, Terrel, Pledger), Walden (Caldwell), Hanson (Hage, Lupient, Crely, Benter), Thomas (Wailes, Howard, Fullwood, Gray), Pennington (McDade), Chaplin (Ladson, Stanyarne, Fripp, Toomer), Palmer (Bellinger, Sams, Brewton, Barnwell), Ebbett (Barnes, Frye, Putnam, Rogers). Spartanburg, S.C.: R.W. Coggeshall, 1988. FHL Collection 929.273 C656cr
  • [Dubose] Wells, Laurence K. "A Note on the Dubose Family," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Spring 1987):111-112. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 15
  • [Durant] Andrea, Leonardo. Durant. Typescript, 1961, Polk County Historical Library, Bartow, Fla. FHL Collection 978080 Item 2
  • [Edwards] Hargrett, Felix. The Edwards Family of Tattnall County and Bryan County, Georgia: A Sketch: With Notices of Allied Families, Mikell, O'Neill, Sands, Archer. Athens, Ga.: Georgian Press, 1984. FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 4429
  • [Ford] Patillo, Edward. "Ford of the Low Country," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Reseach, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Spring 2004):63-72; Vol. 32, No. 3 (Summer 2004):133-142; Vol. 33, No. 1 (Winter 2005):44-52. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 32-33
  • [Gibbons] Hersperger, Laura Gibbons. Michael Gibbons of South Carolina and His Descendants: History and Genealogy of the Gibbons Family and Related Families. Ann Arbor, Mich.: McNaughton-Gunn, Inc., 1988. FHL Collection 929.273 G352h
  • [Gourdin] Gourdin, John Raymond. Gourdin the History and Genealogy of a French-African-American Family from Georgetown County, South Carolina (1830-1994). Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1995. FHL Collection 929.273 G742gj
  • [Green] Green, W. Hughson. The Green Family of South Carolina: An Account of Some of the Ancestors and Descendants of Major John Thompson Green of the American Revolution and, in Particular, an Account of the Descendants of William Green (Second Son of Major John Thompson Green), Who Married Eliza McDonald: Together with an Account of Some of the Ancestors of Eliza McDonald and Some of the Ancestors of Her Mother, Elizabeth English. [Spartanburg, S.C.]: W.H. Green, 1958. FHL Collection 929.273 G823a
  • [Hamil] Hamil, Betty. From Ireland to Texas (History of the Hamil Family). Abilene, Texas: B. Hamil, 1984. FHL Collection 929.273 H18hb
  • [Jones] The Jones, Skipper and Davis Family of England, Wales and America. Reprint, Salem, Mass.: Higginson Genealogical Books, 199_? FHL Collection 929.273 A1 no. 7120
  • [Lewis] Lewis, J.D. My Neck of the Woods: The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina. Little River, S.C.: J.D. Lewis, 2002. FHL Book 929.273 L585Ljd; CD-ROM no. 1036
  • [Marion] Salley, A.S. Belle Island Plantation. Typescript. Microfilmed 1974. FHL Collection 954251 Item 6
  • [Potts] Revised Pedigree, Potts of Georgetown, S.C. MSS., South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, S.C. Microfilmed 1952. FHL 22795 Item 28
  • [Rigdon] Gillett, Jean Thomson. Descendants of Ephraim Rigdon and the Southern Migration. 1998. FHL Collection 929.273 R448g
  • [Rogers] Brown, William Morgan. Rogers--Rodgers Family Newsletter. Archbold, Ohio: W.M. Brown, 1997-. FHL Collection 929.27305 R631rr
  • [Stanley] Guttery, Florence and Mrs. John McQueen Guttery. Stanley and Kindred Families. Jasper, Ala.: F. & J.M. Guttery, 1960. FHL Collection 929.273 St25g
  • [Swan] Pearce, Helen Thomas. Swan Family Record. Typescript, National Library, D.A.R. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Collection 875395 Item 8
  • [White] Strawn, Anne White. The Ancestors and Descendants of John White and Sarah Elizabeth Green: With Allied Lines. Spartanburg, S.C.: A.W. Strawn, 1984. FHL Collection 929.273 W584s

Immigration

  • Bridwell, Ronald E. "... That We Should Have a Port..." A History of the Port of Georgetown, South Carolina, 1732-1865. 2 vols. Georgetown, S.C.: The Georgetown Times, 1982. Volume I reviewed by Arthur P. Wade, The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 84, No. 3 (Jul., 1983), p. 182; digital version at JSTOR ($). Volume II reviewed in The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 92, No. 3 (Jul., 1991), p. 224; digital version at JSTOR ($).

Early migration routes to and from Georgetown County for European settlers included:[7]

Land

Because of South Carolina’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information about types of land records see South Carolina Land and Property. Tracing records through South Carolina county and district changes can be difficult. In general, for earliest records begin by searching the Charleston District, then your ancestor’s residential district, then neighboring districts, then the residential county, then neighboring counties. Not all districts and counties kept records. The following chart show where you may best expect to find land records for Georgetown County:

Tracing Land Currently in Georgetown County with Parent Counties and Districts [8]
Date Government Office  
1868-Present Georgetown County
1865-1868 Georgetown District
1769-1864 Georgetown District Records Lost
1719-1769 Charleston District
1710-1719 Proprietary Land Grants

Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868

This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification.  All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants

The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.

Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.

History

  • Bull, Henry DeSaussure. The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina. 1935. Digital version at Internet Archive. [Address about the history of Colonial Georgetown.]
  • Rogers, George C. The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1970.
  • Gregg, Alexander.  History of the Old Cheraws : Containing an Account of the Aborigines of the Pedee, the First White Settlements, their Subsequent Progress, Civil Changes, the Struggle of the Revolution, and the Growth of the Country Afterward, Extending from About A.D. 1730 to 1810 with Notices of Families and Sketches of Individuals   (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1967 ), 629 pages. Book at FHL 975.7 F2g 1967
  • Rogers, George C. The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, c1970 ), 565 pages. Book found at FHL 975.789 H2r and Other Libraries

Maps

Military

War of 1812
  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, South Carolina, Georgetown County, p. 185. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War 1861-1865

Civil War service men from Georgetown County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Georgetown County.

- 7th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Ward's), Company F - Roster
-10th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
- Company A (also known as Georgetown Rifle Guards) - RosterRoster 
  • Rogers, George C. The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina, (Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, c1970 ), 565 pages. Civil War pages 387-415. Book found at FHL 975.789 H2r and Other Libraries

Newspapers

Historic

The Library of Congress has identified the following historic newspapers for Georgetown County, South Carolina on their Chronicling America website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title.


Eighteenth-century South Carolina newspapers contain a wealth of information about residents. The Early South Carolina Newspapers Database (ESCN Database) has created an every-name index to the three largest newspapers for the years 1732 to 1780. Using their free online Surname Database , researchers may order a list of specific newspaper references from the organization for a very reasonable rate.

Periodicals

Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their area may not encounter. Periodicals at various levels (county, region, and state) may carry articles useful to research in this area. For this county, see:

  • South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research

Probate

Probate is the “court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid” and encompasses “all matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of estates, guardianships, etc.”[9] Various types of records are created throughout the probate process. These may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information see probate records in South Carolina.

Abstracts of wills, Georgetown County, South Carolina: will books A and B [ca. 1838-1929] By Elizabeth J. Ashford ; transcribed by Dorothy O. Teel. FHL Book 975.789 P2a

Taxation

Tax-related records are kept by the offices of the county Assessor, Auditor, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Taxes were levied on real and personal property and can help establish ages, residences, relationships, and the year an individual died or left the area. They can be used as substitutes for missing or destroyed land and census records.

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History online tax lists for Georgetown County.
Published abstracts

Vital Records

Birth, marriage, and death records were not recorded by South Carolina until the 1900s, thus leaving a lack of vital records. Substitute records, when available, are used to obtain this information. These substitute records including newspapers, court records have been added to this section, when applicable.

Birth

State-wide birth registration began in 1915.  For a copy of a birth from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health.  The Georgetown County Health Department also has copies but they provide only an abbreviated form with limited information.  For more information, see the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Marriage

In South Carolina, marriage licenses were not required by local governments until 1 July 1911. However, in the 1700s, the Church of England parish churches were required to record all marriages - even if the couple were not members of the denomination. Not all churches recorded these marriages and some have not survived. See South Carolina Vital Records for more information.

The Georgetown County probate court holds marriage licenses issued from 1 July 1911 to the present. Statewide registration of marriages began in July 1950 and the South Carolina Division of Vital Records has copies of licenses issued after 1 July 1950 through November 2009.

Newspapers are used as a substitute to locate marriage information.  See South Carolina Newspapers.

Marriages - Indexes

  • 1791-1861 - Marriage, Death, and Estate Notices from Georgetown, South Carolina Newspapers, 1791-1861 by Brent H. Holcomb [10]  FHL Collection WorldCat
  • There are several online marriage indexes containing miscellaneous marriage records found in  some counties of South Carolina listed on the South Carolina Vital Records page.
Death

State-wide death registration began in 1915.  For a copy of the death certificates from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health. The Georgetown County Health Department only has copies for deaths occurring in the last 5 years.  For more information, see the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Deaths - Indexes and Records

  • 1914-1960 - State-wide South Carolina Death Indexes. There are several online death indexes covering all of South Carolina listed on the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Archives, Libraries, Museums

Libraries

The Georgetown County Public Library System has four branches which are listed below.
To view their catalog is online Click Here.
Their Digital Library contains collections of digitized photographs.
They offer their patrons access to a Digital Media Library throuhj the Palmetto Library Consortium where they can download audio and e-books.

'Georgetown County Library - Main Branch
'
Address:
405 Cleland Street,
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Telephone: (843)545-3300
Fax: (843)545-3392
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday (Sept. - May) 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Patricia Doyle Local History Room of the Georgetown County Public Library provides access to information regarding the history of Georgetown County and the geneology of its citizens.It has county, state, and federal censuses, cemetery and burial records, obituaries, and a variety of newspapers on microfilm. There are also vertical files on a variety of topics, enlarged photographs from their Digital Library, area high school yearbooks, and city directories.

Waccamae Neck Branch
Address
:
24 Commerce Lane
 Pawley's Island, South Carolina 29585 
Telephone: (843)545-3623
Fax: (843)545-3624
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a. m. to 7:00.pm., Friday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Andrews Branch
Address:
105 North Morgan, Andrews, South Carolina 29510
Telephone: (843)545-3621
FAX: (843)545-3622
Hours: Monday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m., to- 6:00 p.m, Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.

Carcers Bay Branch
Address:
13048 Choppee Road
Hemingway, South Carolina 29554-3318
Telephone: (843)545-3515 
FAX: (843)558-6680
Hours: Tuesday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday toFriday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Museums

See information about the Georgetown County Museum below in connection with the Georgetown Historical Society.

Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage

Georgetown County Historical Society 
Address:
632 Prince Street
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
The Georgetown County Historical Society operates the Georgetown County Museum and shares the same facility.

Georgetown County Museum
Address:
632 Prince Street
Georgetown SC 29440
Telephone: 843-545-7020
Email for both the historical society and the museum: info@GeorgetownCountyMuseum.com
Museum Hours: Tues to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The museum has collections of artifacts and memorabilia of Native Americans, slavery, plantation life, and military, to name a few. They have a photo gallery. The museum has commissioned a series of oral/video histories from prominent senior citizens of Georgetown.

Family History Centers

Georgetown South Carolina
Pringle Ferry Rd
Georgetown, Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
Phone: 834-527-2921
Attention: Does not have film circulation.

Web Sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Georgetown County, South Carolina

References

  1. "List of counties in South Carolina," Wikipedia.
  2. "The Counties from 1664 to Present - In Alphabetical Order" in South Carolina - The Counties at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/sc_counties_alphabetical_order.html (accessed 9 May 2011).
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).
  5. "South Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses" in FamilyHistory101.com at http://www.familyhistory101.com/southcarolina.html#extinct (accessed 10 May 2011).
  6. Hugh Wallis, IGI Batch Numbers for South Carolina, USA, accessed 14 September 2010.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.
  8. Schweitzer, George K. , South Carolina Genealogical Research (Knoxville, Tennessee: s.p. 1985), 39-42, FHL book 975.7 D27s
  9. Henry Campbell Black, Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."
  10. Holcomb, Brent H., Marriage, Death, and Estate Notices from Georgetown, South Carolina Newspapers, 1791-1861, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1979.