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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
The [[South_Carolina_Genealogical_Society|South Carolina Genealogical Society]], and the [http://oedgs.org/ Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society], at the Tompkins Memorial Library have newspapers, old [[Edgefield_County,_South_Carolina|Edgefield County]] records such as probate wills and deeds, censuses and mortality tables. There is also an extensive collection of family histories, and over 2,000 surname files available to researchers, which contain Bible records, newspaper clippings, letters, lineage charts, and diary excerpts. The collection includes subject files which include church histories, and cemetery surveys. The old [[Ninety-Six_District,_South_Carolina|Ninety-Six District]] is emphasized.<ref>Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society at http://oedgs.org/ (accessed 17 May 2011).</ref>
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The [[South_Carolina_Genealogical_Society|South Carolina Genealogical Society]], and the [http://oedgs.org/ Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society], at the Tompkins Memorial Library have newspapers, old [[Edgefield County, South Carolina|Edgefield County]] records such as probate wills and deeds, censuses and mortality tables. There is also an extensive collection of family histories, and over 2,000 surname files available to researchers, which contain Bible records, newspaper clippings, letters, lineage charts, and diary excerpts. The collection includes subject files which include church histories, and cemetery surveys. The old [[Ninety-Six District, South Carolina|Ninety-Six District]] is emphasized.<ref>Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society at http://oedgs.org/ (accessed 17 May 2011).</ref>  
  
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*[http://oedgs.org/ Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society] also houses its collection at the Tompkins Memorial Library. This is a chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society.
 
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[South Carolina Department of Archives and History]] 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. Also colonial British records.  
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*[[South Carolina Department of Archives and History]], Columbia, 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. Also colonial British records.  
 
*[[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 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) 75,000 books/micrifilms, 1.3 manuscripts, and genealogical research notes collected by L. Andrea, B. L. Garvin, and L. K. Crowder on over 1,400 SC families.
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*[[South Caroliniana Library]] (Univ. of SC, Columbia) 75,000 books/micrifilms, 1.3 manuscripts, and genealogical research notes collected by L. Andrea, B. L. Garvin, and L. K. Crowder on over 1,400 SC families.
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
 
*[[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.  
*[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.landaccess.com/sites/sc/edgefield/index.php Edgefield County Clerk of the Court and Register of Deeds] online index 1995-present.  
*[http://www.lex.lib.sc.us/ Lexington County Public Library System] Lexington County Obituary Index, and HeritageQuest Online.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Greenwood County, South Carolina|Greenwood]], [[Saluda County, South Carolina|Saluda]], [[Aiken County, South Carolina|Aiken]], and [[McCormick County, South Carolina|McCormick]], SC, and [[Columbia County, South Carolina|Columbia ]], and [Richmond County, South Carolina|Richmond County]], NC.
*[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], Columbia , Revolutionary and Colonial, Antebellum, Civil War, Post Civil War, African American History.  
*[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 County]], [[Kershaw County, South Carolina|Kershaw County]], [[Sumter County, South Carolina|Sumter County]], [[Calhoun County, South Carolina|Calhoun County]], [[Lexington County, South Carolina|Lexington County]], [[Newberry County, South Carolina|Newberry County]].  
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*[[Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Archives]], Dalco Historical Soc., Charleston, colonial parish records.  
 
*[[Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina Archives]], Dalco Historical Soc., Charleston, colonial parish records.  
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].  
 
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].  

Revision as of 15:34, 17 May 2011

South Carolina Genealogical Society

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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  webmaster@scgen.org Internet site webmaster.

Address:[2]

Tompkins Memorial Library
104 Courthouse Square
Edgefield, SC 29824-1335

Telephone:[2]  at Tompkins Memorial Library 803-637-4010  Fax:  803-637-2116

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm; Saturday- 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Map:  Google map.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The South Carolina Genealogical Society, and the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, at the Tompkins Memorial Library have newspapers, old Edgefield County records such as probate wills and deeds, censuses and mortality tables. There is also an extensive collection of family histories, and over 2,000 surname files available to researchers, which contain Bible records, newspaper clippings, letters, lineage charts, and diary excerpts. The collection includes subject files which include church histories, and cemetery surveys. The old Ninety-Six District is emphasized.[3]

Alternate Repositories

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

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, 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. Also colonial British records.
  • 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, and genealogical research notes collected by L. Andrea, B. L. Garvin, and L. K. Crowder on over 1,400 SC families.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. South Carolina Genealogical Society at http://www.scgen.org/ (17 May 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Tompkins Library and Edgefield Welcome Center" in South Carolina: Made for Vacation at http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com/products/5289.aspx (accessed 17 May 2011).
  3. Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society at http://oedgs.org/ (accessed 17 May 2011).