South Carolina Genealogical Society

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South Carolina Genealogical Society

Contact Information[edit | edit source]



Tompkins Memorial Library
104 Courthouse Square
Edgefield, SC 29824-1335

Telephone:</ref> at Tompkins Memorial Library 803-637-4010  Fax:  803-637-2116

Hours and holidays:</ref> Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm; Saturday- 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Map:  Google map.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The South Carolina Genealogical Society, and the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society, at the Tompkins Memorial Library have newspapers, old Edgefield County records such as probate wills and deeds, censuses and mortality tables. There is also an extensive collection of family histories, and over 2,000 surname files available to researchers, which contain Bible records, newspaper clippings, letters, lineage charts, and diary excerpts. The collection includes subject files which include church histories, and cemetery surveys. The old Ninety-Six District is emphasized.[3]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

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

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, 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. Also colonial British records.
  • 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 Caroliniana Library (Univ. of SC, Columbia) 75,000 books/micrifilms, 1.3 manuscripts, and genealogical research notes collected by L. Andrea, B. L. Garvin, and L. K. Crowder on over 1,400 SC families.

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. South Carolina Genealogical Society at (17 May 2011).
  2. "Tompkins Library and Edgefield Welcome Center" in South Carolina: Made for Vacation at (accessed 17 May 2011).
  3. Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society at (accessed 17 May 2011).