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Chapters of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc.
South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. - PO Box 24526, Columbia, SC 29224-4526
Anderson County Chapter - PO Box 74, Anderson, SC 29622-0074 (Counties covered: Anderson)
Barnwell District Genealogical and Historical Chapter | facebook - (Counties covered: Barnwell, Bamberg, Allendale)
Charleston Chapter - PO Box 31395, St. Andrews Station, Charleston, SC 29417-1395 (Counties covered: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown)
Chesterfield District Chapter - PO Box 167, Chesterfield, SC 29709-0167 (Counties covered: Chesterfield)
Columbia Chapter of SCGS (Rootsweb)- PO Box 11353, Columbia, SC 29211-1353 (Counties covered: Richland)
Dutch Fork Chapter of SCGS, Inc. - PO Box 481, Chapin, SC 29036-0481 (Counties covered: Lexington, Newberry, Richland)
Greenville County Chapter - PO Box 16236, Greenville, SC 29606-6236 (Counties covered: Greenville)
Laurens District Chapter - PO Box 1217, Laurens, SC 29360-1217 (Counties covered: Laurens)
Old Camden District Genealogical Society -1314 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020-3535 (Counties covered: Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Sumter (portion), Fairfield (portion))
Old Darlington District Chapter - PO Box 175, Hartsville, SC 29551-0175 (Counties covered: Darlington, Florence, Lee)
Old Edgefield District
Genealogical Society - PO Box 546, Edgefield, SC 29824-0546 (Counties
covered: Abbeville, Aiken, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Saluda)
Old Newberry District Chapter [Archived site (slow to load)] [merged with Dutch Fork Chapter) | facebook]
Old Pendleton District Chapter - PO Box 603, Central, SC 29630-0603 (Counties covered: Anderson, Oconee, Pickens)
Pinckney District Chapter - PO Box 5281, Spartanburg, SC 29304-5281 (Counties covered: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union)
Links to Sites of SC Genealogical Interest
Aiken-Barnwell Genealogical Society (facebook) - PO Box 415, Aiken, SC 29802 (Counties covered: Aiken, Barnwell)
Dutch Fork Historical Society (facebook)
Fairfield County Genealogy Society - PO Box 93, Winnsboro, SC 29180-0093 (Counties covered: Fairfield)
Lexington County Genealogy (Counties covered: Lexington)
South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Additional Genealogical Links
Genealogy Collection - The Archive's ever-expanding collection of genealogy
resources includes items from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Robarts Library at the University of Toronto; the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library;Brigham
Young University in Provo, Utah; the National Library of Scotland, the
Indianapolis City Library's Indianapolis City Directory and Yearbooks
Collection, The Leo Baeck Institute Archives of
German-speaking Jewry Leo Baeck Institute Archives,
and the Boston Public Library.
Resources include among many things books on surname origins, vital statistics, parish records, census records, passenger lists of vessels, and other historical and biographical documents.
Chicora Foundation, Inc. - Chicora is a Columbia, South Carolina public, non-profit heritage preservation organization founded in 1983. Our work includes archaeological and historical research throughout the Southeastern United States, public education (primarily right here in South Carolina), and work in conservation and preservation with museums, libraries, archives, historic organizations, and private citizens. With years of experience and hundreds of projects, we are a leader in preservation efforts.
Genealogist - A genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy
G. Russell, JD, CG℠ , CGL℠ , is a lecturer, educator and writer.
Digital Public Library of America - DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.
The Real Truth Behind Coats of Arms and Family Crests - Great article and podcast from Ancestral Findings!
Online Books from Google Books (Downloadable as PDF files)
A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary Or Military Services:With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives, 1841 [See South Carolina, Lexington Newberry, and Richland Districts on page 142]
List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. [See Vol. 5, South Carolina, Lexington County, p. 186. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883]
Newberry County, South Carolina: Historical and Genealogical Annals, By George Leland Summer, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1980, 483 pages
The Annals of Newberry in Two Parts (Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1995). 861 pages. Part first by John Belton O'Neall, The Annals of Newberry, Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical, originally published in 1859. The 2nd part by John Abney Chapman, The Annals of Newberry; Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical ; also Religious, Medical and Literary, and includes biographical information and Civil War rosters. Civil War pages 374-445, 455-560 & 803-804.
to Genealogical Research in the National Archives - Describes the kinds of
population, immigration, military, and land records found in the National
Archives, and shows how to use them for genealogical research.
Using the Census Soundex -
The following books can be searched on Google Books, but not fully
available for viewing:
A documented history of the Long family, Switzerland to South Carolina, 1578-1956, including allied families: a documentary record of the Long (Lang) family of Newberry, Edgefield and Saluda Counties, South Carolina, including many allied families, Eytive Long Evans, C.C. Evans, 1956, 316 pages
The George Jacob Price family history, Compiled by Janice Gartman Lee, 1986, 360 pages
A History of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gilbert, South Carolina, E. Bryan Keisler, Bettye K. Glover, 1978, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 150 pages
A Crane's Foot (or Pedigree) of Branches of the Gregg, Stuart, Robertson, Dobbs and Allied Families, Compiled by: Eugene Stuart Gregg, Jr., 1975, 681 pages
Memoirs of General William Butler: Including a Brief Sketch of His Father and Brother, Who Fell in the Revolution, at Cloud's Creek, Lexington District, S.C. Atlanta, Ga.: Jas. P. Harrison & Co., Printers and Binders, 1885.
A Summary of the Descendants of William Dodgins, Sr. of Newberry Co., South Carolina (ca. 1740-1804). Austin, Texas: A.B. Cox, 1985.
The following book can be borrowed for 14 days from archive.org
Reb's roots, by Janice Gartman Lee, West Columbia, S.C., 1986, 238 pages
FamilySearch Books Online
Moore-Boozer Family of Ebenezer Methodist Church of Newberry County, S.C. Camden, S.C.: D.L. Phelps, 2007
Boozer from Newberry, South Carolina. Camden, S.C.: D.L. Phelps, 2007.
Descendants of Samuel Brooks of Newberry County, South Carolina (1819-1891). Camden, S.C.: D.L. Phelps, 2006.
The Butlers: Ancestors and Descendants of James Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Walker) Butler. Joplin, Mo.: J.H. Dixon, 1993. (Newberry, SC is mentioned)
The Ancestors and Descendants of Marmaduke Coate of South Carolina and Ohio. Gahannah, Ohio: L.C. Dudick, 1994
The Ancestry of the the Cook Family of Hale, Bibb and Perry counties [Alabama]. 1987. (Newberry, SC is mentioned)
"A Sketch of Judge Anderson Crenshaw," Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. 4 (1899-1903):301-305. (South Carolina is mentioned)
The Nicholas Dickson, 1730 Prior to 1876, Samuel Dunkin (Duncan), 1722 - 1770, Connection l. 2 vols. Salt Lake City, Utah: V.R. Beeler, 2000.
Descendants of John and Nancy Floyd. Provo, Utah: J. Grant Stevenson, 1973.
The Peter Hair Family. Batesburg, S.C.: T.L. Hair, 1998
Some Descendants of John Kinard (1755-1844/1850) South Carolina Revolutionary War Soldier: Also Included is Lineage Data on These Surnames, Battle, Chambliss, Collins, Daniel, Dupree, Purifoy, Varner, Waggoner and Webb. Americus, Ga.: J.W. Dupree, 2002.
The McDonald Family: Early Settlers in Wayne Township, Darke County, Ohio. Arlington, Va.: N. Burns, 1970. (Edgefield & Newberry, SC are mentioned)
Genealogy Television Shows
African American Lives - PBS
Ancestors - BYUtv
Ancestors In The Attic (Canadian TV Program) - BROKEN LINK (YouTube videos)
Faces of America - PBS
Finding Your Roots - PBS
Genealogy Roadshow - PBS
Generations Project - BYUtv
Free Indexes and Resources
America - Historic American Newspapers - Search America's historic
newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find
information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Lexington County Estate Search (1865-1994) and Marriage Search (1911-1987)
Lexington County Estate Search (1995-Present)
Lexington County Marriage License Search (1986-Present)
Lexington County Library Obituary Index - UPDATED LINK!
Richland County Estate Inquiry
Richland County Marriage License Inquiry
Richland County Library Obituary Index - (Request an obituary)
Richland County Library Genealogy and Local History
South Carolina Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 (from FamilySearch)
South Carolina, Confederate Home Records, 1909-1958 (from FamilySearch)
South Carolina, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1766-1900 (from FamilySearch)
South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965 (from FamilySearch)
South Carolina Death Indexes 1915-1962 (from DHEC)
South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977 (from FamilySearch)
South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 (from FamilySearch)
South Carolina Indexed Historical Records (from FamilySearch)
South Carolina Online Historical Newspapers
South Carolina United Methodist Collection (from Wofford College)
Wofford College Archives Obituary Index - UPDATED LINK! - The Archives maintains an index of obituaries that have appeared in the Methodist Conference newspaper, the Southern Christian Advocate, since its inception in 1837, and in its successor newspaper, the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate. The Advocate covered South Carolina and Georgia until about 1887, and the southern part of North Carolina until about 1870.
from National Archives and Records Administration
(1790-1880, 1900-1930 - images from archive.org)
United States Census - South Carolina is on Roll # M637-11
1800 United States Census - Lexington District is on Roll # M32-49 | Newberry District is on Roll # M32-50
1810 United States Census - Lexington, Newberry, & Richland Counties is on Roll # M252-61
1820 United States Census - Lexington & Richland Counties & Districts is on Roll # M33-121
1830 United States Census - Lexington, Newberry, & Richland Counties & Districts is on Roll # FM19-171
1840 United States Census - Lexington Districts is on Roll # M704-513 | Newberry & Richland Districts is on Roll # M704-514
1850 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # M432-855 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # M432-856 | Richland Co. is on Roll # M432-858
1860 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # M653-1222 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # M653-1224 | Richland Co. is on Roll # M653-1227
1870 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # M593-1502 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # M593-1504 | Richland Co. is on Roll # M593-1507
1880 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # T9-1233 & T9-1234 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # T9-1235 & T9-1236 | Richland Co. is on Roll # T9-1238 & T9-1239
1890 United States Census - A Department of Commerce fire in 1921 destroyed most of the 1890 census (The 1890 census did not burn. It received significant water damage during the fighting of the fire.) Fragments exist, but not for South Carolina. Also see: "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census By Kellee Blake.
1890 United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War (Index & Images from FamilySearch) - South Carolina is on Roll # M123-93 *NOTE: there is occasionally Confederate veterans and veterans from other wars also listed. Aiken County (5 pages, 18 persons listed), Edgefield County (2 pages, 4 persons listed), Fairfield County (3 pages, 7 persons listed), Lexington County (1 page, 1 person listed) | Newberry County (3 pages, 5 persons listed), Orangeburg County (3 pages, 18 persons listed) | Richland County (11 pages, with some non-civil war vets)
1900 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # T623-1534 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # T623-1536 | Richland Co. is on Roll # T623-1539 & T623-1540 | Saluda Co. is on Roll # T623-1540 & T623-1541
1930 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # T626-2204 & T626-2205 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # T626-2206 & T626-2207 | Richland Co. is on Roll # T626-2209, T626-2210, & T626-2211 | Saluda Co. is on Roll # T626-2211
1940 United States
Census - The 1940 census records were released by the US National Archives April 2, 2012, and brought online through a partnership with
Archives.com. This website allows you full access to the 1940 census images, in
addition to 1940 census maps and descriptions. - Aiken Co. | Edgefield Co. | Fairfield Co. | Lexington Co. | Newberry Co. | Richland Co. | Saluda Co. - For other
counties, search here.
1950 United States Census - After the 72 years have passed, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is responsible for making the records publicly available for viewing or purchase. Therefore, records from the 1950 census will be released on April 1, 2022.
South Carolina state census records
South Carolina took censuses in the years between the federal censuses. The dates are listed below. State census records may have columns that were different or more unusual than those found on federal censuses. The responses and years of coverage may give additional information on the family. [available at: SC Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223]
Also visit Heritage Library History & Ancestry Research Center for more Census and Census Substitute Records for St. Luke's Parish, Beaufort District, Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island census records.
1829 - State census only for Fairfield and Laurens districts. (source: "1829 Census of Laurens District," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 1976):103-113; Vol. 4, No. 3 (Summer 1976):139-151.)
1839 - State census only for *Beaufort, Chesterfield, Kershaw, and Lexington districts. (source: "The 1839 State Census of Lexington District," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Summer 1997):137-143. | "The 1839 State Census of Beaufort District," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Summer 2008):139-143; Vol. 36, No. 4 (Fall 2008):193-195; Vol. 37, No. 1 (Winter 2009):29-31; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Spring 2009):89-91; Vol. 38, No. 2 (Spring 2009):89-91.) [Abstract of SCDAH microfilm CN 656B. [*PDF file from Heritage Library]
1848 - City of Charleston.
1861 - City of Charleston.
1868 - Agricultural returns only.
1869 - State population returns. Missing in Clarendon, Oconee, and Spartanburg counties. (available online from FamilySearch.org, you may need to create an account to access) Lexington County starts on page 327 on the Horry - Marlboro counties Film # 008194978 . Newberry County starts on page 13 & Richland County starts on page 346 on the Newberry - Sumter counties Film # 2453279
1875 - Agricultural and population returns complete in Clarendon, Newberry, and Marlboro counties; partially complete in Abbeville, Beaufort, Fairfield, Lancaster, and Sumter counties.
Additional Census Links:
The Forgotten Federal Census of 1885 - Florida, Nebraska,
Colorado, and the territories of New Mexico and Dakota. [More info]
National Archives Census Records - Research info
Using NARA's Census Microfilm Catalogs
Cemeteries (from Find A Grave)
Batesburg Cemetery - Batesburg
Bethel Independent Bible Church - Lexington
Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery - White Rock
Bethlehem (Black Creek) Lutheran Church - Leesville
Boiling Springs United Methodist Church - Lexington
Bush River Memorial Gardens - Columbia (located in Lexington County)
Cedar Grove Lutheran Church - Leesville
Celestial Memorial Gardens - West Columbia
Corley-Franklow Cemetery - Lexington (Charles, Corley, Derrick, Franklow, Hepworth)
Corley Family Cemetery - Lexington (Corley, Hook, Miller, Shumpert, Sox)
Corley Family Cemetery - Lexington (Corley, Kleckley)
Corley Family Cemetery - Lexington (Corley, Gable, Shull)
Corley Family Cemetery - Lexington (Cochran, Corley, Franklow, Hendrix, Hornsby, Padgett, Roberts)
Enon Lutheran Church - Leesville
First Baptist Church of Gaston - Gaston
First Baptist Church - Gilbert
Gilbert Salvation Baptist Church - Gilbert (Donly/Donley, Hallman, Jones, Pooer, Price, Spires)
Gilbert United Methodist Church (aka Lewie Chapel) - Gilbert
Gunter Family Cemetery - Batesburg
Hall Town Cemetery - Leesville
Hilltop Baptist Church Cemetery - Gilbert (Alewine, Birchmore, Collins, Hall, Johnson, Neil, Polsley, Price, Smith)
*The church is now called Hilltop Community Fellowship Church
Keisler Family Cemetery - Gilbert (Franklow, Keisler)
Keisler Family Cemetery - Batesburg (Cockerel, Courtney, Fallaw, Keisler, Monroe, Oswald, Smith)
Keisler Family Cemetery - Leesville (Alewine, Cato, Duvall, Keisler, Leaphart, Lewis, Sawyer, Shealy, Taylor, Temples)
Keisler-Smith Family Cemetery - Gilbert (Keisler, Oswalt, Smith)
Lexington Memorial Cemetery - Lexington
McCartha Family Cemetery - Chapin (Bush, Harmon, Martin, McCartha, Schumpert)
McCartha-Addy Cemetery - Whiterock (Addy, Lindler, McCartha)
Mount Olive Lutheran Church - Irmo
Nazareth Lutheran Church - Lexington
Old Cemetery, Corley Street - Lexington (Derrick, Shealy)
Old Cemetery, Corley Street - Lexington (Clemons, Hall, Harling)
Old Salem Lutheran Church - Leesville
Pond Branch United Methodist Church - Gilbert
Edwin Price Cemetery - Gilbert (Boland, Hallman, Price)
Price Family Cemetery - Priceville (Banks, Boland, Jumper, Price, Long, and Oswald)
Price Family Cemetery - Priceville (Long, Price, Rice, Salley, Taylor)
Price Family Cemetery - Priceville (Keisler, Price)
Price Family Cemetery - Priceville (Davis, Gartman, Oswalt, Price)
Price-Corley Cemetery - Lexington (Burnett, Clayton, Corley, Hallman, Lever, Long, Price, Wingard)
Price-Snelgrove Cemetery - Hollow Creek (Craps, Long, Lown, Nichols, Price, Snelgrove, Taylor)
Providence Lutheran Church - Lexington
Ridgecrest Memorial Park - Batesburg
Smith Cemetery - Gilbert (marker for: Henry Smith, died about 1866, forefather of a large family in Lexington Co.)
Southland Memorial Gardens - West Columbia
St. Andrews Lutheran Church - Columbia (located in Lexington County)
St. Jacobs Lutheran Church - Chapin
St. James Lutheran Church - Red Bank
St. James Lutheran Church - Summit
St. Johns Lutheran Church - Batesburg
St. Johns Lutheran Church - Lexington
St. Matthews Lutheran Church - Lexington
St. Michaels Lutheran Church - Columbia (located in Lexington County)
St. Pauls Lutheran Church (also see Annex) - Gilbert
St. Peters Lutheran Church - Batesburg
St. Peters Lutheran Church (Piney Woods) - Chapin
St. Peters Lutheran Church - Lexington
St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church - Lexington
St. Thomas Lutheran Church - Chapin
Taylor Cemetery - Gilbert (Ard, Burt, Cain, Hite, Kanady, Leaphart, Lowman, Lucas, McCartha, McLane, Ray, Ricard, Smith, Spires, Taylor)
Wittenburg Lutheran Church - Leesville
Newberry Memorial Gardens - Newberry
St. James Lutheran Church - Newberry
St. Johns Lutheran Church - Pomaria
St. Lukes Lutheran Church - Prosperity
St. Paul Lutheran Church - Pomaria
St. Philip's Lutheran Church - Newberry
Coogler Family Cemetery - Irmo (Coogler, Morgan, Woodard)
Salem United Methodist Church - Irmo
More South Carolina Cemeteries:
Bible records from Rootsweb
Paid Subscription Resources
U.S. Military Records (ancestry.com)
Museums & Historical Sites
County Museum Society
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
South Carolina Railroad Museum, Inc.
South Carolina State Museum
South Carolina State Parks
Official County Websites
County, South Carolina
Barnwell County, South Carolina
Edgefield County, South Carolina
Fairfield County, South Carolina
Lexington County, South Carolina
Newberry County, South Carolina
Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Richland County, South Carolina
Saluda County, South Carolina
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