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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:''' &nbsp;[http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-genealogy.html Ask a Librarian]<ref name="ContInfo">"Contact Information" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/address.html (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref> <br>
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'''E-mail:<ref>"Genealogy Research Request Form Instructions" in ''Research at the Archives'' at http://archives.sc.gov/queries/genealogyresearchrequestforminstr.htm (accessed 12 May 2011).</ref>'''&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/contactus/requestformg.html Genealogy Research Request Form] <br><br>'''Address:'''<ref name="LHGRR">"State Historic Preservation Office" in South Carolina Department of Archives and History [Internet site] at http://scdah.sc.gov/ (accessed 21 January 2011).</ref>  
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="LHGRR">"Local History and Genealogy Reading Room" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref>  
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::8301 Parklane Road
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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>
  
:Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
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'''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]
:101 Independence Ave. SE
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:Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4
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:Washington, D.C. 20540-4660 <br><br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;Reading Room: 202-707-5537<br>'''Fax:'''<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;202-707-1957
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'''Directions, map, and public transportation'''  
  
'''Hours:''' Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 9:30pm<ref name="LHGRR" />  
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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>
  
:Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm
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'''Internet sites and databases:'''
:Closed Sundays and [http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2010.asp federal holidays] <br><br>
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'''Public transportation, maps, and directions:''' <br>
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*[http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History home page], guide to genealogy resources, library news, maps tracing the formation of the counties.
  
*'''''Subway.''''' Exit Metrorail [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/images/metrorailmap.html Orange or Blue Line] '''''Capitol South''''' subway statiion, on 1st Street go north one block to Independence Ave., then east almost to 2nd Street. Use the Jefferson Building southeast back entrance.
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/Default.html On-line Records Index]  
*'''''Buses.''''' Metrobuses 32, 34, 36, 39, 922, 929, 995, A11, C40, and CIRC stop near Independence Ave and 1st Street.
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**Records of Confederate Veterans 1909-1973
*[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&sll=38.887692,-77.006049&sspn=0.008618,0.013797&g=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=101+Independence+Ave+SE,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia,+20024&ll=38.887692,-77.006049&spn=0.017237,0.027595&z=14&output=embed map] of the location in the city
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**Criminal Court Records
*[http://www.loc.gov/loc/maps/images/g-jeffsn.jpg map] of the Thomas Jefferson Building; the Local History &amp; Genealogy Reading Room is in the southeast corner.
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**Index to Multiple Record Series ca. 1675-1929
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**Legislative Papers 1782-1866
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**National Register of Historic Places
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**Plats for State Land Grants 1784-1868
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**School Insurance Photographs 1935-1952
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**Will Transcripts 1782-1855
  
{{Wikipedia|Library of Congress}}
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*[http://archives.sc.gov/digital.htm Digital Collections]
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**Confederate Pension Applications, 1919-1938
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**Insurance file photographs of public schools, 1935-1952
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**Grand Jury Presentments to the General Assembly, 1783-1877
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**Colonial Plats
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**National Register of Historic Places
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**Will Transcripts, 1782-1855
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**Militia Enrollments of 1869
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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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]
*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ LC Local History and Genealogy Reading Room], tour &amp; research orientations, before you begin, collections, searching tips, gifts, bibliographies and guides, American Memory, ask a librarian.<br>
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*[http://catalog.loc.gov/ Library of Congress Catalog Online] Title, Author, Subject, Call number, LCCN, ISSN, ISBN, Keywords searches.<br>
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/internet.html Internet Subscription Services list], fee-based and free sites available to the public in the LH&amp;G Reading Room.<br>
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*[http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress home page], research and visitor resources, research centers, library news, popular topics.
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
Established in 1800, the original small library was destroy during the British invasion of 1814. Thomas Jefferson offered his own personal library of 6,487 books as a replacement. Since becoming the U.S. copyright repository it has grown to the largest library in the world. It serves both houses of Congress, and is open to the public.<ref>"History" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/about/history.html (accessed 18 October 2008).</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>  
 
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The [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] has 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, rich in collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, published material, bibliographies, and research guides. It is strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp; Internet subscription service databases include Ancestry, HeritageQuest, Accessable Archives, New England Ancestors, as well as America History and Life, ArchivesUSA, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, JSTOR, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers.  
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The larger library also has incomparable royalty, nobility, and heraldry collections, making it one of a few libraries in America that offer such a combination.<br>
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=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
*Before a visit to the LH&amp;G Reading Room, be sure to read [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/begin.html Before You Begin] about obtaining a Reader I.D. Card.
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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  ===
  
*James C. Neagles, and Mark C. Neagles, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20826473 The Library of Congress: a Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research]'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., c1990) ({{FHL|519596|item}} 973 D23ne). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20826473 WorldCat entry].  
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*[http://archives.sc.gov/referenceroom/ Guide to the Reference Room]
*Christina K. Schaefer, ''The Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capitol Area'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1996), 51-62. ({{FHL|770597|item}} 975.3 A3sc). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35091086 WorldCat entry]. Explains policies, procedures, and genealogical collections in several research rooms. Also describes important genealogical reference works created by the Library.
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[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/guide.htm The South Carolina Archives &amp; History Center] official guides:  
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/StateRecords/stateguide.htm Summary Guide to State Records]  
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/locguide.htm Summary Guide to Local Records]
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/FederalRecords/fedguide.htm Summary Guide to Federal Records]  
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/BritishRecords/britguide.htm Summary Guide to British Records]
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/ConfederateRecords/confedguide.htm Summary Guide to Records of the Confederate States of America]
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/OtherGovRecords/ogovguide.htm Summary Guide to Government Records of Other States and Nations]
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/PrivateRecords/privguide.htm Summary Guide to Private Records] (including Church Records)
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Additional 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.}}  
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*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.  
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''
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*[[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.
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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.  
*[[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<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.  
*[[New York Public Library]] international genealogy, heraldry, personal and family names (in Roman alphabets), family papers, Dorot Jewish collection, maps, periodicals, American history at national, state, and local levels.
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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>
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Historic_Genealogical_Society New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, national scope, 100 million name databases, 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, 20 million manuscrpt pages, vital records, periodicals for U.S., Canada, &amp; Britsh Isles.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/overview.html Newberry Library] a large Chicago repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, &amp; British Isles.<br>
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*[http://www.onelibrary.com/Library/calslsut.htm California State Library–Sutro], San Francisco, best west coast genealogy collection for states outside California, 7,000 family histories. 35,000 local histories and vital records, federal census microfilms, and Mexican history.<br>
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*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.  
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*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 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.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ NARA National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, government and military personnel records starting 1917.<br>
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*[http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-genpg.htm St. Louis County Library], mostly Missouri, but includes St. Louis Genealogical, and National Genealogical Societies' collections, online databases, federal censuses, African American records, &amp; access to LDS microfilms.<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''  
  
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>
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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.
*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II]&nbsp; Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.<br>
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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
*[[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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*[http://www.lex.lib.sc.us/ Lexington County Public Library System] Lexington County Obituary Index, and HeritageQuest Online.  
*[http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1371,q,581955,dohnav_gid,1787,dohnav,|33120|.asp DC Vital Records Division] for birth and death records. [http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1374,q,580849,dohNav_GID,1802,dohNav,|33200|33240|.asp#9 DC Superior&nbsp;Court] for marriage and divorce records.  
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*[http://historiccolumbia.org/site/visit/collections/ Historic Columbia Foundation] 6,500 artifacts including images.  
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.  
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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.  
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia], digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.  
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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.  
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada], Ottawa, vital, census, immigration, naturalization, military, land, and employment.<br>
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*[http://www.lex-co.com/Departments/RegisterOfDeeds/Index.html Lexington County Register of Deeds]
*[http://biblional.bibliog.unam.mx/bibn/ Biblioteca Nacional de México], Mexico City, reference help, lectures, maps, history, manuscripts.<br>
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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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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.

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

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