South Carolina Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South_Carolina_Genealogy|Genealogy]]'' [[Image:{{Thomas Jefferson notes}}]] <br><br> Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person. Some of the best manuscript collections are at the South Carolina Historical Society, the South Carolinian Library, and the Charleston Library Society. Some notable genealogical collections for [[South Carolina]] are:  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South_Carolina_Genealogy|Genealogy]]'' [[Image:{{Thomas Jefferson notes}}]] <br><br>Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person. Some of the best manuscript collections are at the South Carolina Historical Society, the South Carolinian Library, and the Charleston Library Society. Some notable genealogical collections for [[South Carolina]] are:  
 
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'''World Connect'''. Hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians appear in family trees submitted to the online ''[http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com World Connect Project]''. The accuracy of the data varies, but the database is commendable for its ability to include transcribed sources within each individual's file. These databases will provide many researchers clues as to what has been done in the past, and where future research efforts should be directed.  
 
'''World Connect'''. Hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians appear in family trees submitted to the online ''[http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com World Connect Project]''. The accuracy of the data varies, but the database is commendable for its ability to include transcribed sources within each individual's file. These databases will provide many researchers clues as to what has been done in the past, and where future research efforts should be directed.  
  
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s of South Carolina genealogies, county-by-county, are being compiled on FamilySearch Wiki:  
 
s of South Carolina genealogies, county-by-county, are being compiled on FamilySearch Wiki:  
  
[[Abbeville County, South Carolina Genealogy|Abbeville]]{{·}} [[Aiken County, South Carolina|Aiken]]{{·}} [[Allendale County, South Carolina Genealogy|Allendale]]{{·}} [[Anderson County, South Carolina Genealogy|Anderson]]{{·}} [[Bamberg County, South Carolina Genealogy|Bamberg]]{{·}} [[Barnwell County, South Carolina Genealogy|Barnwell]]{{·}} [[Beaufort County, South Carolina Genealogy|Beaufort]]{{·}} [[Berkeley County, South Carolina Genealogy|Berkeley]]{{·}} [[Calhoun County, South Carolina Genealogy|Calhoun]]{{·}} [[Charleston County, South Carolina Genealogy|Charleston]]{{·}} [[Cherokee County, South Carolina Genealogy|Cherokee]]{{·}} [[Chester County, South Carolina Genealogy|Chester]]{{·}} [[Chesterfield County, South Carolina Genealogy|Chesterfield]]{{·}} [[Clarendon County, South Carolina Genealogy|Clarendon]]{{·}} [[Colleton County, South Carolina Genealogy|Colleton]]{{·}} [[Darlington County, South Carolina Genealogy|Darlington]]{{·}} [[Dillon County, South Carolina Genealogy|Dillon]]{{·}} [[Dorchester County, South Carolina Genealogy|Dorchester]]{{·}} [[Edgefield County, South Carolina Genealogy|Edgefield]]{{·}} [[Fairfield County, South Carolina Genealogy|Fairfield]]{{·}} [[Florence County, South Carolina Genealogy|Florence]]{{·}} [[Georgetown County, South Carolina Genealogy|Georgetown]]{{·}} [[Greenville County, South Carolina Genealogy|Greenville]]{{·}} [[Greenwood County, South Carolina Genealogy|Greenwood]]{{·}} [[Hampton County, South Carolina Genealogy|Hampton]]{{·}} [[Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy|Horry]]{{·}} [[Jasper County, South Carolina Genealogy|Jasper]]{{·}} [[Kershaw County, South Carolina Genealogy|Kershaw]]{{·}} [[Lancaster County, South Carolina Genealogy|Lancaster]]{{·}} [[Laurens County, South Carolina Genealogy|Laurens]]{{·}} [[Lee County, South Carolina Genealogy|Lee]]{{·}} [[Lexington County, South Carolina Genealogy|Lexington]]{{·}} [[Marion County, South Carolina Genealogy|Marion]]{{·}} [[Marlboro County, South Carolina Genealogy|Marlboro]]{{·}} [[McCormick County, South Carolina Genealogy|McCormick]]{{·}} [[Newberry County, South Carolina Genealogy|Newberry]]{{·}} [[Oconee County, South Carolina Genealogy|Oconee]]{{·}} [[Orangeburg County, South Carolina Genealogy|Orangeburg]]{{·}} [[Pickens County, South Carolina Genealogy|Pickens]]{{·}} [[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy|Richland]]{{·}} [[Saluda County, South Carolina Genealogy|Saluda]]{{·}} [[Spartanburg County, South Carolina Genealogy|Spartanburg]]{{·}} [[Sumter County, South Carolina Genealogy|Sumter]]{{·}} [[Union County, South Carolina Genealogy|Union]]{{·}} [[Williamsburg County, South Carolina Genealogy|Williamsburg]]{{·}} [[York County, South Carolina Genealogy|York]]
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[[Abbeville County, South Carolina Genealogy|Abbeville]]{{·}} [[Aiken County, South Carolina|Aiken]]{{·}} [[Allendale County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Allendale]]{{·}} [[Anderson County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Anderson]]{{·}} [[Bamberg County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Bamberg]]{{·}} [[Barnwell County, South Carolina Genealogy|Barnwell]]{{·}} [[Beaufort County, South Carolina Genealogy|Beaufort]]{{·}} [[Berkeley County, South Carolina Genealogy|Berkeley]]{{·}} [[Calhoun County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Calhoun]]{{·}} [[Charleston County, South Carolina Genealogy|Charleston]]{{·}} [[Cherokee County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Cherokee]]{{·}} [[Chester County, South Carolina Genealogy|Chester]]{{·}} [[Chesterfield County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Chesterfield]]{{·}} [[Clarendon County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Clarendon]]{{·}} [[Colleton County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Colleton]]{{·}} [[Darlington County, South Carolina Genealogy|Darlington]]{{·}} [[Dillon County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Dillon]]{{·}} [[Dorchester County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Dorchester]]{{·}} [[Edgefield County, South Carolina Genealogy|Edgefield]]{{·}} [[Fairfield County, South Carolina Genealogy|Fairfield]]{{·}} [[Florence County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Florence]]{{·}} [[Georgetown County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Georgetown]]{{·}} [[Greenville County, South Carolina Genealogy|Greenville]]{{·}} [[Greenwood County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Greenwood]]{{·}} [[Hampton County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Hampton]]{{·}} [[Horry County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Horry]]{{·}} [[Jasper County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Jasper]]{{·}} [[Kershaw County, South Carolina Genealogy|Kershaw]]{{·}} [[Lancaster County, South Carolina Genealogy|Lancaster]]{{·}} [[Laurens County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Laurens]]{{·}} [[Lee County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Lee]]{{·}} [[Lexington County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Lexington]]{{·}} [[Marion County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Marion]]{{·}} [[Marlboro County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Marlboro]]{{·}} [[McCormick County, South Carolina#Genealogy|McCormick]]{{·}} [[Newberry County, South Carolina Genealogy|Newberry]]{{·}} [[Oconee County, South Carolina Genealogy|Oconee]]{{·}} [[Orangeburg County, South Carolina Genealogy|Orangeburg]]{{·}} [[Pickens County, South Carolina Genealogy|Pickens]]{{·}} [[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy|Richland]]{{·}} [[Saluda County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Saluda]]{{·}} [[Spartanburg County, South Carolina Genealogy|Spartanburg]]{{·}} [[Sumter County, South Carolina Genealogy|Sumter]]{{·}} [[Union County, South Carolina Genealogy|Union]]{{·}} [[Williamsburg County, South Carolina#Genealogy|Williamsburg]]{{·}} [[York County, South Carolina Genealogy|York]]  
  
 
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Thomas Jefferson family antecedents notes in which he recounts his ancestry.


Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person. Some of the best manuscript collections are at the South Carolina Historical Society, the South Carolinian Library, and the Charleston Library Society. Some notable genealogical collections for South Carolina are:



World Connect. Hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians appear in family trees submitted to the online World Connect Project. The accuracy of the data varies, but the database is commendable for its ability to include transcribed sources within each individual's file. These databases will provide many researchers clues as to what has been done in the past, and where future research efforts should be directed.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library, Washington, DC, and is available on 31 films at the Family History Library (Family History Library films beginning with 855210). The volumes are generally arranged by county. These are listed in the Author/Title Search of the Family History Library Catalog under DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (SOUTH CAROLINA). www.scdar.org/

An every-name index of 617,000 names has been produced by the Family History Library (Family History Library fiche 6052835).

Leonardo Andrea. The late Leonardo Andrea was a professional genealogist who specialized in South Carolina research. Surname indexes to his Files, Folders, and Resources are available online, courtesy: The Andrea Files: South Carolina Genealogical Research. The original manuscripts are kept at the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.[1] FHL has microfilmed several Andrea collections. The Catalog breaks down the surnames that appear in several of these collections:

An inventory of the collection is Index to Genealogical Folders in the Leonardo Andrea Collection FHL 975.7 D22a, FHL 908685 Item 6; FHL 6019560

Colonial Families of South Carolina. This collection of surname folders by Motte Alston Read was filmed in 1952 at the South Carolina Historical Society (Family History Library films 022750 item 2 and 022751-89; subject and family index is on Family History Library film 022750 item 1). The information is from newspapers, deeds, court records, church records, and so forth. The subject references can only be investigated through correspondence with the South Carolina Historical Society.

FamilySearch Wiki Bibliographies

s of South Carolina genealogies, county-by-county, are being compiled on FamilySearch Wiki:

Abbeville · Aiken · Allendale · Anderson · Bamberg · Barnwell · Beaufort · Berkeley · Calhoun · Charleston · Cherokee · Chester · Chesterfield · Clarendon · Colleton · Darlington · Dillon · Dorchester · Edgefield · Fairfield · Florence · Georgetown · Greenville · Greenwood · Hampton · Horry · Jasper · Kershaw · Lancaster · Laurens · Lee · Lexington · Marion · Marlboro · McCormick · Newberry · Oconee · Orangeburg · Pickens · Richland · Saluda · Spartanburg · Sumter · Union · Williamsburg · York

Some major published genealogical collections for South Carolina include:

  • South Carolina Genealogies: Articles from the South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Five Volumes. Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Co., 1983. (Family History Library book 975.7 D2s). Volume 5 contains an every-name index to Volumes one through four.
  • Wooley, James E., ed. A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records. Three Volumes. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1979-82. (Family History Library book 975.7 D2c.) This is an alphabetical collection for families from the Old 96 District.
  • Lineage Charts South Carolina Genealogical Society Chapters. Four Volumes. Greenville, South Carolina: Greenville Chapter, The South Carolina Genealogical Society, 1976-87?. (Family History Library book 975.7 D2L.) This contains records submitted by members of the Society.

Printing Your Family History

Pulling together a family history is without question one of the most rewarding activities you can do. The end product will provide a wonderful depository for family stories, traditions, and other memories. The fruits of your labors will be appreciated for years to come.

Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center has consultants that can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist in the printing process.

See also A Guide to Printing Your Family History

References

  1. "More Information," The Andrea Files: South Carolina Genealogical Research, accessed 2 September 2010.