Bamberg County, South Carolina Genealogy
|Bamberg County, South Carolina|
Location in the state of South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
|Founded||February 25, 1897|
- 1 Quick Dates
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- 7 Societies
- 8 Family History Centers
- 9 Web Sites
- 10 References
Bamberg County's civil records start the following years:
Bamberg County Courthouse
P.O. Box 150
Bamberg, SC 29003-0150
On Main Street
Bamberg County Probate Judge
Email: bambergcountysc.gov Contacts - Probate Judge
Marriage and Probate records
Bamberg County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 150
Bamberg, SC 29003
Bamberg County Clerk of Court
Email: bambergcountysc.gov Contacts - Clerk of Court
Does not provide research of any kind (research checks)
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The county was named after Francis Marion Bamberg.
"Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the My South Carolina Genealogy website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.
Places / Localities
|Bamberg||Farrell Crossroads||Lees||Ott (hist.)|
|Clear Pond||Fogles (hist.)||Loraine (hist.)||Sato|
|Edisto Club||Garris (hist.)||Midway||Sweden|
- South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: Bamberg County, available online, courtesy: South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
- Vandervelde, Isabel. Other Free People in Early Barnwell District. Newberry, S.C.: Art Studio Press, 2001. Digital version at Family History Archives; FHL Book 929.273 G139v
There are more than # burial grounds in the county. To view a list, see Bamberg County, South Carolina Cemeteries.
|Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.|
1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bamberg County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see South Carolina Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.
See South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.
1790 (parent county)
- Jarrell, Lawrence E. Early Orangeburgh, South Carolina Census: Complete Transcription of the Federal Census Records for the Orangeburgh District, South Carolina; 1790 Orangeburgh Census (Current Counties of Barnwell, Bamberg, Calhoun, Lexington, Orangeburg and [cont. with note below]. High Point, N.C.: Alligator Creek Genealogy Publications, 1998. FHL 975.779 X2ja
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
- Locate publications about direct ancestors
- Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
- Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Surname indexes to Leonardo Andrea's Files | Folders | Resources are available online, courtesy: The Andrea Files: South Carolina Genealogical Research. Learn more.
- Brabham, M.M. and W.C. Kirkland. A Family Sketch and Else; or, Buford's Bridge and Its People. Columbia, S.C.: The State Co., 1923. FHL 164
- Bamberg County, SC Family History and Genealogy Message Board (Ancestry)
- Bamberg County, SC Genealogy Forum (GenForum)
Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868
This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification. All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants
The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.
Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.
- Bamberg County Times (Bamberg, S.C.) 1888-1944.
- The Advertizer (Bamberg, S.C.) 1967-1972.
- The Advertizer-Herald (Bamberg, S.C.) 1972-current.
- The Bamberg Herald (Bamberg, S.C.) 1891-1972.
- The Edisto News (Denmark, S.C.) 1921-1944.
- The Edisto News (Bamberg, S.C.) 1959-1969.
- The Ehrhardt Echo (Ehrhardt, S.C.) 1934-19??.
Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their area may not encounter. Periodicals at various levels (county, region, and state) may carry articles useful to research in this area. For this county, see:
Archives, Libraries, and Museums
- Bamberg County Public Library
3156 Railroad Avenue
Bamberg, SC 29003
Phone: (803) 245-3022
Hours of Operation: Monday to Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m., Sunday Closed
The Bramberg County Library is part of the ABBE Regional Library System listed below.
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Other Bamberg County Libraries
- Denmark Branch Library Click the Link to learn more about this branch, its location, hours, and services.
- ABBE Regional Library System
A.B.B.E. Regional Library System (The Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield Regional Library System) is headquaterred in Aiken county and serves the four South Carolina counties named in its title. It has 14 brances and a bookmobile. One of those branches is the Barnwell County Library.
Family History Centers
Family History Centers in South Carolina
- Bamberg County, SCGenWeb
- Family History Library Catalog
- Bamberg County, South Carolina Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- "List of counties in South Carolina," Wikipedia.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).