South Carolina, County Voter Registration Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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South Carolina, County Voter Registration Records, 1882-1895
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South Carolina, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years 1882-1895
FamilySearch Resources
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South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains voter registration records for York and Williamsburg counties in South Carolina for years 1882-1895. Microfilm of original York County voter registration records is housed in the York County courthouse, York, South Carolina. Microfilm of original Williamsburg voter registration records is housed in the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.

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  • Name of voter
  • Age of voter
  • Residence
  • Date of registration

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