South Carolina Department of Archives and History

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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:''' &nbsp;[http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-genealogy.html Ask a Librarian]<ref name="ContInfo">"Contact Information" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/address.html (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref> <br>
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'''E-mail:'''&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>'''Address:'''<ref name="LHGRR">"State Historic Preservation Office" in South Carolina Department of Archives and History [Internet site] at http://scdah.sc.gov/ (accessed 21 January 2011).</ref>  
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="LHGRR">"Local History and Genealogy Reading Room" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref>
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:Research Room&nbsp;
 
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:South Carolina Department of&nbsp;Archives and History&nbsp;
:Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
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:8301 Parklane Road&nbsp;
:101 Independence Ave. SE
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:Columbia, SC 29223<br>'''Telephone:'''<ref name="ContInfo" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6171<br>'''Fax:'''<ref name="ContInfo" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6167
:Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4
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:Washington, D.C. 20540-4660 <br><br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;Reading Room: 202-707-5537<br>'''Fax:'''<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;202-707-1957
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'''Hours:''' Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 9:30pm<ref name="LHGRR" />  
 
'''Hours:''' Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 9:30pm<ref name="LHGRR" />  
  
:Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm
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:Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.&nbsp;
:Closed Sundays and [http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2010.asp federal holidays] <br><br>
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:Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and [http://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/applicant/OHR-holidays.phtm State Holidays]'''Public transportation, maps, and directions:''' <br>
 
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'''Public transportation, maps, and directions:''' <br>
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*'''''Subway.''''' Exit Metrorail [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/images/metrorailmap.html Orange or Blue Line] '''''Capitol South''''' subway statiion, on 1st Street go north one block to Independence Ave., then east almost to 2nd Street. Use the Jefferson Building southeast back entrance.
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*'''''Airport.'''''  
*'''''Buses.''''' Metrobuses 32, 34, 36, 39, 922, 929, 995, A11, C40, and CIRC stop near Independence Ave and 1st Street.
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*'''''Buses.'''''  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&sll=38.887692,-77.006049&sspn=0.008618,0.013797&g=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=101+Independence+Ave+SE,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia,+20024&ll=38.887692,-77.006049&spn=0.017237,0.027595&z=14&output=embed map] of the location in the city  
 
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&sll=38.887692,-77.006049&sspn=0.008618,0.013797&g=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=101+Independence+Ave+SE,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia,+20024&ll=38.887692,-77.006049&spn=0.017237,0.027595&z=14&output=embed map] of the location in the city  
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/loc/maps/images/g-jeffsn.jpg map] of the Thomas Jefferson Building; the Local History &amp; Genealogy Reading Room is in the southeast corner.
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/loc/maps/images/g-jeffsn.jpg map] of the Thomas Jefferson Building; the Local History &amp; Genealogy Reading Room is in the southeast corner.
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
  
*[http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History home page], guide to genealogy resources, library news, maps tracing the formation of the counties.  
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*[http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History home page], guide to genealogy resources, library news, maps tracing the formation of the counties.
  
 
*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/Default.html On-line Records Index]  
 
*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/Default.html On-line Records Index]  
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*[http://archives.sc.gov/digital.htm Digital Collections]  
 
*[http://archives.sc.gov/digital.htm Digital Collections]  
**Confederate Pension Applications, 1919-1938
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**Confederate Pension Applications, 1919-1938  
**Insurance file photographs of public schools, 1935-1952
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**Insurance file photographs of public schools, 1935-1952  
**Grand Jury Presentments to the General Assembly, 1783-1877
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**Grand Jury Presentments to the General Assembly, 1783-1877  
**Colonial Plats
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**Colonial Plats  
**National Register of Historic Places
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**National Register of Historic Places  
**Will Transcripts, 1782-1855
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**Will Transcripts, 1782-1855  
 
**Militia Enrollments of 1869
 
**Militia Enrollments of 1869
  
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=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
*James C. Neagles, and Mark C. Neagles, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20826473 The Library of Congress: a Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research]'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., c1990) ({{FHL|519596|item}} 973 D23ne). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20826473 WorldCat entry].  
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[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/guide.htm The South Carolina Archives &amp; History Center] official guides:
*Christina K. Schaefer, ''The Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capitol Area'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1996), 51-62. ({{FHL|770597|item}} 975.3 A3sc). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35091086 WorldCat entry]. Explains policies, procedures, and genealogical collections in several research rooms. Also describes important genealogical reference works created by the Library.
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**[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/StateRecords/stateguide.htm Summary Guide to State Records]
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**[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/locguide.htm Summary Guide to Local Records]
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**[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/FederalRecords/fedguide.htm Summary Guide to Federal Records]  
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**[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/BritishRecords/britguide.htm Summary Guide to British Records]
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**[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/ConfederateRecords/confedguide.htm Summary Guide to Records of the Confederate States of America]  
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**[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/OtherGovRecords/ogovguide.htm Summary Guide to Government Records of Other States and Nations]
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**[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/PrivateRecords/privguide.htm Summary Guide to Private Records]
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Additional guides:
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*Holcomb, Brent H. et al. ''South Carolina Miscellaneous Records &amp; Genealogical Records of the South Carolina Archives''. Hartsville, S.C.: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, [1995?]. Audio cassettes. {{FHL|994564|item|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Audio no. 18 pt. 1, pt. 2, supp.}}
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*Lesser, Charles H. ''Sources for the American Revolution at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History''. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2000. {{FHL|1003626|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.7 J53L}}
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.  
 
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.  
*[[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<br>
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*[[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|Daughters of the American Revolution Library]], Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.<br>
*[[New York Public Library]] international genealogy, heraldry, personal and family names (in Roman alphabets), family papers, Dorot Jewish collection, maps, periodicals, American history at national, state, and local levels.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Historic_Genealogical_Society New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, national scope, 100 million name databases, 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, 20 million manuscrpt pages, vital records, periodicals for U.S., Canada, &amp; Britsh Isles.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/overview.html Newberry Library] a large Chicago repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, &amp; British Isles.<br>
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*[http://www.onelibrary.com/Library/calslsut.htm California State Library–Sutro], San Francisco, best west coast genealogy collection for states outside California, 7,000 family histories. 35,000 local histories and vital records, federal census microfilms, and Mexican history.<br>
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*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.
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*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ NARA National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, government and military personnel records starting 1917.<br>
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*[http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-genpg.htm St. Louis County Library], mostly Missouri, but includes St. Louis Genealogical, and National Genealogical Societies' collections, online databases, federal censuses, African American records, &amp; access to LDS microfilms.<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>
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*South Caroliniana Library
*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II]&nbsp; Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.<br>
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*[[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|Daughters of the American Revolution Library]], Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.<br>
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*[http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1371,q,581955,dohnav_gid,1787,dohnav,|33120|.asp DC Vital Records Division] for birth and death records. [http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1374,q,580849,dohNav_GID,1802,dohNav,|33200|33240|.asp#9 DC Superior&nbsp;Court] for marriage and divorce records.
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia], digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada], Ottawa, vital, census, immigration, naturalization, military, land, and employment.<br>
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*[http://biblional.bibliog.unam.mx/bibn/ Biblioteca Nacional de México], Mexico City, reference help, lectures, maps, history, manuscripts.<br>
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=== Sources  ===
 
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Revision as of 21:57, 21 January 2011

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South Carolina Department of Archives and History 
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Contents


 

Contact Information

E-mail:  
Address:[1]

Research Room 
South Carolina Department of Archives and History 
8301 Parklane Road 
Columbia, SC 29223
Telephone:[2]  803-896-6171
Fax:[2]  803-896-6167

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 9:30pm[1]

Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and State HolidaysPublic transportation, maps, and directions:
  • Airport.
  • Buses.
  • map of the location in the city
  • map of the Thomas Jefferson Building; the Local History & Genealogy Reading Room is in the southeast corner.
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Library of Congress

Internet sites and databases:

  • On-line Records Index
    • Records of Confederate Veterans 1909-1973
    • Criminal Court Records
    • Index to Multiple Record Series ca. 1675-1929
    • Legislative Papers 1782-1866
    • National Register of Historic Places
    • Plats for State Land Grants 1784-1868
    • School Insurance Photographs 1935-1952
    • Will Transcripts 1782-1855
  • Digital Collections
    • Confederate Pension Applications, 1919-1938
    • Insurance file photographs of public schools, 1935-1952
    • Grand Jury Presentments to the General Assembly, 1783-1877
    • Colonial Plats
    • National Register of Historic Places
    • Will Transcripts, 1782-1855
    • Militia Enrollments of 1869

Collection Description

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Tips

  • (?) Reader I.D. Card.

Guides

The South Carolina Archives & History Center official guides:

Additional guides:

  • Holcomb, Brent H. et al. South Carolina Miscellaneous Records & Genealogical Records of the South Carolina Archives. Hartsville, S.C.: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, [1995?]. Audio cassettes. FHL US/CAN Audio no. 18 pt. 1, pt. 2, supp.
  • Lesser, Charles H. Sources for the American Revolution at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2000. FHL Book 975.7 J53L

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.

Neighboring Collections

  • South Caroliniana Library

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State Historic Preservation Office" in South Carolina Department of Archives and History [Internet site] at http://scdah.sc.gov/ (accessed 21 January 2011).
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