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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
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::8301 Parklane Road  
 
::8301 Parklane Road  
::Columbia, SC 29223<br><br>'''Telephone:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6171<br>'''Fax:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6167
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::Columbia, SC 29223<br><br>'''Telephone:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6171;&nbsp; &nbsp;'''Fax:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6167<br><br>
  
 
'''Hours:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp; Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and [http://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/applicant/OHR-holidays.phtm State Holidays]  
 
'''Hours:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp; Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and [http://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/applicant/OHR-holidays.phtm State Holidays]  
  
'''Public transportation, maps, and directions:'''&nbsp; [http://scdah.sc.gov/aboutus/location.htm How to find us]<ref name="LHGRR" />  
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'''Directions, map, and public transportation'''
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:'''Directions:''' [http://scdah.sc.gov/aboutus/location.htm How to find the SC Dept. of Archives and History]<ref name="LHGRR" />
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:'''Map:''' [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=South+Carolina+Department+of+Archives+and+History,+8301+Parklane+Rd,+Columbia,+SC+29223&aq=&sll=34.0811,-80.940914&sspn=0.108908,0.154324&ie=UTF8&hq=South+Carolina+Department+of+Archives+and+History,+8301+Parklane+Rd,&hnear=Columbia,+South+Carolina+29223&ll=34.09361,-80.960827&spn=0.027223,0.038581&z=15 Google map]
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:'''Public transportation:''' [http://www.gocmrta.com/content/pdf/Route_Guide_23_23a.pdf CMRTA bus route 23 or 23A] stops at Farrow and Parklane. Walk south on Parklane to the History Center.<br><br>
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''  
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**Militia Enrollments of 1869
 
**Militia Enrollments of 1869
  
*[http://rediscov.sc.gov/scar/ South Carolina Archives Online Catalog]
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*[http://rediscov.sc.gov/scar/ South Carolina Archives Online Catalog]
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*[http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/vrdi.htm South Carolina Death Indexes 1915-1960]
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
The Archives houses original South Carolina documents, as well as microfilms of federal and British government records. Starting 1671, it has land records, citizenship records, court records, military records, treasury records, General Assembly records, constitutional officers, state agency records, and records of the secretary of the province and state. Also includes over 3,000 cubic feet of manuscript county records.<ref>"South Carolina Department of Archives and History," ''ArchivesWiki'' http://archiveswiki.historians.org/index.php/South_Carolina_Department_of_Archives_and_History (accessed 12 May 2011).</ref> Sources of most interest to genealogists include federal and state census records, county probate records, county land records, cemeteries, tax records, newspapers, county equity court records, and state death certificates. South Carolina required marriage licenses beginning in 1911 and birth and death certificates beginning in 1915.<ref>"Genealogy Resources at the Archives," ''Research at the Archives'' at http://archives.sc.gov/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2011).</ref>  
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The Archives houses original South Carolina documents, as well as microfilms of federal and British government records. Starting 1671, it has land records, citizenship records, court records, military records, treasury records, General Assembly records, constitutional officers, state agency records, and records of the secretary of the province and state. Also includes over 3,000 cubic feet of manuscript county records.<ref>"South Carolina Department of Archives and History," ''ArchivesWiki'' http://archiveswiki.historians.org/index.php/South_Carolina_Department_of_Archives_and_History (accessed 12 May 2011).</ref> Sources of most interest to genealogists include federal and state census records, county probate records, county land records, family histories, cemeteries, tax records, newspapers, county equity court records, and state death certificates. South Carolina required marriage licenses beginning in 1911 and birth and death certificates beginning in 1915.<ref>"Genealogy Resources at the Archives," ''Research at the Archives'' at http://archives.sc.gov/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2011).</ref>  
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
First-time visitors must [http://archives.sc.gov/Registration.htm register].  
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First-time visitors must [http://archives.sc.gov/Registration.htm register]. This includes giving an address, I.D., and purpose.  
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== 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&amp;nbsp;Audio no. 18 pt. 1, pt. 2, supp.}}  
 
*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&amp;nbsp;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|1003626|item|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;Book 975.7 J53L}}
 
*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&amp;nbsp;Book 975.7 J53L}}
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History:
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*Lesser, Charles H. ''The Palmetto State's Memory: A History of the South Carolina Department of Archives &amp; History, 1905-1960''. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2009. Free [http://scdah.sc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/E9DDD1E1-5D48-4F1A-8848-FD6DA724631C/0/chivzhistry.pdf online] version.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''  
  
 
*[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]] (''i.e.'' Morrow), federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.
 
*[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]] (''i.e.'' Morrow), federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Similar Collections'''''  
  
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*[[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.
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*[[South Carolina Genealogical Society]] has a modest collection of family histories, genealogies, state and county record abstracts, county histories, local histories, and church histories.
 
*[[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.  
*[[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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*[[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.
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*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] Texas, 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.<br>
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''  
  
*South Caroliniana Library
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*[[South Caroliniana Library]] (Univ. of SC) 75,000 books/micrifilms, 1.3 manuscripts including genealogies, and the noteworthy collections of Leonardo Andrea, Bessie Lee Garvin, and Louise K. Crowder.
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*[http://www.richland.lib.sc.us/ Richland County Public Library] Accessible Archives, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, SC Death Indexes 1915-1958 and many other websites
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*[http://www.lex.lib.sc.us/ Lexington County Public Library System] Lexington County Obituary Index, and HeritageQuest Online.
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*[http://historiccolumbia.org/site/visit/collections/ Historic Columbia Foundation] 6,500 artifacts including images.
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*[http://www.museum.state.sc.us/ South Carolina State Museum] Prehistoric, Revolutionary and Colonial, Antebellum, Civil War, Post Civil War, African American History.
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*[http://www.lex-co.com/departments/clerkofcourt/index.html Lexington County Clerk of the Court] criminal, common pleas, and family court.
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*[http://www.lex-co.com/Departments/RegisterOfDeeds/Index.html Lexington County Register of Deeds]
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*[http://www.richlandonline.com/departments/clerkofcourt/index.asp Richland County Clerk of the Court] criminal, common pleas, and family court.
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*[http://www.richlandonline.com/departments/rod/index.asp Richland County Register of Deeds] includes marriage licenses since 1911 (index online).
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Fairfield County, South Carolina|Fairfield]], [[Kershaw County, South Carolina|Kershaw]], [[Sumter County, South Carolina|Sumter]], [[Calhoun County, South Carolina|Calhoun]], [[Lexington County, South Carolina|Lexington]], and [[Newberry County, South Carolina|Newberry]].
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*[[Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Archives]], Dalco Historical Soc., Charleston, colonial parish records.
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], and [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].
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*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html State Library of N. Car.], Raleigh, family history, Bibles, marriage, death, newspaper, deeds, photos.
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*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/news/ngs/index.html North Carolina State Archives], Raleigh, census, military, courts, bond, deed, estate, vital records, wills.
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*[http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/ Georgia Archives], Morrow, genealogies, county histories, newspapers, tax digests, private papers, church records, cemeteries, Bible records, a few municipal records, census, maps, land plats, photographs, Georgia Confederate service and pension records, colonial, headright, and bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.
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*[[Tennessee State Library and Archives]], Nashville, vital records, censuses, county records, tax lists, local histories, school censuses, military records, Native Americans, newspapers, obituary lists, and maps.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:42, 18 May 2011

South Carolina Department of Archives and History
South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Image used by permission.

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Genealogy Research Request Form

Address:[2]

8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Telephone:[2]  803-896-6171;   Fax:[2]  803-896-6167

Hours:[2]  Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and State Holidays

Directions, map, and public transportation

Directions: How to find the SC Dept. of Archives and History[2]
Map: Google map
Public transportation: CMRTA bus route 23 or 23A stops at Farrow and Parklane. Walk south on Parklane to the History Center.

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

The Archives houses original South Carolina documents, as well as microfilms of federal and British government records. Starting 1671, it has land records, citizenship records, court records, military records, treasury records, General Assembly records, constitutional officers, state agency records, and records of the secretary of the province and state. Also includes over 3,000 cubic feet of manuscript county records.[3] Sources of most interest to genealogists include federal and state census records, county probate records, county land records, family histories, cemeteries, tax records, newspapers, county equity court records, and state death certificates. South Carolina required marriage licenses beginning in 1911 and birth and death certificates beginning in 1915.[4]

Tips

First-time visitors must register. This includes giving an address, I.D., and purpose.

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&nbsp;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&nbsp;Book 975.7 J53L

History:

  • Lesser, Charles H. The Palmetto State's Memory: A History of the South Carolina Department of Archives & History, 1905-1960. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2009. Free online version.

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.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta) (i.e. Morrow), federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.

Similar Collections

  • 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 Carolina Genealogical Society has a modest collection of family histories, genealogies, state and county record abstracts, county histories, local histories, and church histories.
  • 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.
  • Dallas Public Central Library Texas, 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.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. "Genealogy Research Request Form Instructions" in Research at the Archives at http://archives.sc.gov/queries/genealogyresearchrequestforminstr.htm (accessed 12 May 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "State Historic Preservation Office" in South Carolina Department of Archives and History [Internet site] at http://scdah.sc.gov/ (accessed 21 January 2011).
  3. "South Carolina Department of Archives and History," ArchivesWiki http://archiveswiki.historians.org/index.php/South_Carolina_Department_of_Archives_and_History (accessed 12 May 2011).
  4. "Genealogy Resources at the Archives," Research at the Archives at http://archives.sc.gov/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2011).

 

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