South Carolina Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
South Carolina, United States
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Flag of South Carolina
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Location of South Carolina
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1709-1913
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1709 to 1913. IThis index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.


Collection Content

Coverage Table and Map

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of South Carolina marriages, click here.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1877-1914 Marriages, 1866-1886; 1911-1950 Deaths and Burials, 1822-1886; 1915-1956
Anderson 0 8,609 0
Barnwell 3,043 22,878 8,878
Beaufort 1,591 413 0
Berkeley 1,079 0 0
Charleston 31,427 6,071 73,693
Darlington 0 21 0
Edgefield 0 0 462
Georgetown 148 48 0
Laurens 0 14,987 0
South Carolina 190 3,502 5,119
Total 37,478 56,529 88,152

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Marriages Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of the marriage.
  • The place where the marriage occurred.
  • The name of the intended spouse.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information found on the marriage record to search for the family in church records.
  • Use the information found on the marriage record to search for the family in census records.
  • Use the information found on the marriage record to search for the family in additional state and county records.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.


Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913.

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