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'''Library Hours:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; [http://www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org/?name=Site&catID=17571&parentID=17490 Holidays].<br>  
 
'''Library Hours:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; [http://www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org/?name=Site&catID=17571&parentID=17490 Holidays].<br>  
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> <br>  
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'''Directions, map, parking, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> <br>  
  
:Follow Interstate 26 east to the end and take the Meeting St./Visitor Info exit. Turn right onto Meeting Street and continue for approximately 1.5 miles. The Fireproof Building, home of the South Carolina Historical Society, will be on the left at the corner of Meeting and Chalmers Streets. See [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=South+Carolina+Historical+Society,+100+Meeting+Street,+Charleston,+SC&aq=&sll=32.777244,-79.930902&sspn=0.017644,0.027595&ie=UTF8&hq=South+Carolina+Historical+Society,&hnear=100+Meeting+St,+Charleston,+South+Carolina+29401&ll=32.777244,-79.930859&spn=0.017644,0.027595&z=15 Google Map].
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:'''Directions:''' Follow Interstate 26 east to the end and take the Meeting St./Visitor Info exit. Turn right onto Meeting Street and continue for approximately 1.5 miles. The Fireproof Building, home of the SC Historical Society, will be on the left at the corner of Meeting and Chalmers Streets.
  
:'''Parking:''' The South Carolina Historical Society does not have its own parking facility. Metered street parking is available in the surrounding area, and the city operates several public parking garages in the vicinity. Parking is also available in the Charleston County Garage on the right side of Meeting Street just past Hibernian Hall.
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:'''Map:''' [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=South+Carolina+Historical+Society,+100+Meeting+Street,+Charleston,+SC&aq=&sll=32.777244,-79.930902&sspn=0.017644,0.027595&ie=UTF8&hq=South+Carolina+Historical+Society,&hnear=100+Meeting+St,+Charleston,+South+Carolina+29401&ll=32.777244,-79.930859&spn=0.017644,0.027595&z=15 Google Map].
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:'''Parking:''' The Society has no parking. Metered street parking exists, and nearby public parking garages like Charleston County Garage two blocks north at 90 Cumberland Street.
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:'''Public Transportation:''' CARTA bus routes [http://www.ridecarta.com/routes/routedisplay.aspx?pid=584&nid=589&cid=1114 20], [http://www.ridecarta.com/routes/routedisplay.aspx?pid=584&nid=589&cid=1115 30], [http://www.ridecarta.com/shared/docs/2090/route%20202_south%20beltline.doc 202], and [http://www.ridecarta.com/shared/docs/589/carta_trolley_map_2011.pdf 211] stop near Meeting Street and Broad Street. Then walk north one block.<br><br>
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Historical Charleston Foundation<br>  
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*[http://www.historiccharleston.org/ Historical Charleston Foundation] preservation, museums, events, experience history, media, shop.<br>  
*South Carolina Department of Archives and History<br>
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*[[South Carolina Department of Archives and History|South Carolina Department of Archives and History]] federal and state censuses, county probate and land records, family histories, cemeteries, taxes, newspapers, equity court records, state death certificates.<br>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Charleston Library Society  
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*[[Charleston Library Society|Charleston Library Society]] 110,000 volumes, early manuscripts, newspapers, maps, and city directories.
*Charleston County Public Library  
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*[http://www.ccpl.org/ Charleston County Public Library] SC Room records, Charleston Archives deaths 1819-1926. Databases: newspapers, Ancestry, Genealogy &amp; Biography Master Index, biographies, African Americans.
*Charleston Museum Archives  
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*[http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/research Charleston Museum Archives] photos, Civil War and other military records, family papers.
*Charleston County Clerk of the Court  
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*[http://www3.charlestoncounty.org/docs/CoC/index.html Charleston County Clerk of the Court] magistrate, family, circuit, equity court records.
*Charleston County Register of Deeds  
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*[http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/ProbateCourt/index.htm Charleston County Probate Court] with online marriage and will indexes.
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*[http://www2.charlestoncounty.org/ Charleston County Register of Deeds] deeds, mortgages, plats, and liens with online indexes.
 
*[[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 '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Berkeley County, South Carolina|Berkeley County]], [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown County]], [[Colleton County, South Carolina|Colleton County]], [[Dorchester County, South Carolina|Dorchester County]].  
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Berkeley County, South Carolina|Berkeley]], [[Georgetown County, South Carolina|Georgetown]], [[Colleton County, South Carolina|Colleton]], and [[Dorchester County, South Carolina|Dorchester]] counties.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scbchs/ Berkeley County Historical Society] plantations, church, cemetery, &amp; family records, articles, queries.
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*[http://www.georgetowncountymuseum.com/Index.html Georgetown County Museum] photos, cemeteries, Native Americans, slavery, plantations, military.
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*[http://www.cchaps.com/ Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society] history, events, photos, contacts.  
 
*[[South Carolina Genealogical Society]], Edgefield, has a modest collection of family histories, genealogies, state and county record abstracts, county histories, local histories, and church histories.  
 
*[[South Carolina Genealogical Society]], Edgefield, has a modest collection of family histories, genealogies, state and county record abstracts, county histories, local histories, and church histories.  
 
*[[South Caroliniana Library]] (Univ. of SC, Columbia) 75,000 books/micrifilms, 1.3 manuscripts including genealogies, and the notable collections of Leonardo Andrea, Bessie Lee Garvin, and Louise K. Crowder.  
 
*[[South Caroliniana Library]] (Univ. of SC, Columbia) 75,000 books/micrifilms, 1.3 manuscripts including genealogies, and the notable collections of Leonardo Andrea, Bessie Lee Garvin, and Louise K. Crowder.  
 
*[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], Columbia, Revolutionary and colonial, antebellum, Civil War, post Civil War, African American history.  
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].  
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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]].  
 
*[[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://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html State Library of N. Car.], Raleigh, family history, Bibles, marriage, death, newspaper, deeds, photos.  
 
*[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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South Carolina Historical Society

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Contact Information

E-mail:  info@southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org

Address:[1]

100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401-2215
Telephone:  843-723-3225    Fax:  843-723-8584

Library Hours:[1]  Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Holidays.

Directions, map, parking, and public transportation:[1]

Directions: Follow Interstate 26 east to the end and take the Meeting St./Visitor Info exit. Turn right onto Meeting Street and continue for approximately 1.5 miles. The Fireproof Building, home of the SC Historical Society, will be on the left at the corner of Meeting and Chalmers Streets.
Map: Google Map.
Parking: The Society has no parking. Metered street parking exists, and nearby public parking garages like Charleston County Garage two blocks north at 90 Cumberland Street.
Public Transportation: CARTA bus routes 20, 30, 202, and 211 stop near Meeting Street and Broad Street. Then walk north one block.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Society has a non-lending library with 60,000 historical records, manuscripts, books, photos, and family histories.[2] Includes diaries and papers, plantation, business, and church records, maps, plats, genealogies, the Civil War, and local/state/regional histories. 30,000 photos, 50,000 books, pamphlets, and serials. Their vertical files are on subjects like architecture, African-Americans, churches, and localities.

Their manuscript collection does not include original public or civic documents, such as vital records, taxes, military records, or court records, except as printed or microfilm copies.

Tips

The Library is open to everyone. Non-members pay $5 (U.S.) per day.

Guides

  • Vertical File Guide Jan 2010 with topics like African Americans, business, cemeteries, churches, forts, history, Native Americans, and plantations.

Alternate Repositories

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

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Visit Us" South Carolina Historical Society at http://www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org/?name=Site&catID=17571&parentID=17490 (accessed 12 May 2011).
  2. Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 603. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). WorldCat entry.

 

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