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Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy''' court records, deeds, maps, immigration, maps, military records, newspapers, obituaries, plantations, probate records, slaves, local archives, libraries, museums, churches, cemeteries, and Civil War records.
  
Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} ancestry, family history and genealogy''' court records, deeds, maps, immigration, maps, military records, newspapers, obituaries, plantations, probate records, slaves, local archives, libraries, museums, churches, cemeteries, and Civil War records.  
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== Quick Dates  ==
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=== County Information ===
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==== Description ====
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The County was named for its county seat, Greenwood. This had been named around 1824 after a plantation owned by John McGehee, an early resident. The area was developed largely for cotton plantations and was dependent on slave labor. It has continued to be agricultural in the 21st century. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors,
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"Greenwood County, South Carolina" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwood_County,_South_Carolina." 
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accessed 27/06/2019</ref>
  
Greenwood County's civil records start the following years:
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=== Greenwood County, South Carolina Record Dates===
  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenwood County, South Carolina. Page 611-615 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 607-608.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenwood County, South Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenwood County, South Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greenwood County, South Carolina Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Greenwood County, South Carolina#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1915
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Greenwood County, South Carolina#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1911
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Greenwood County, South Carolina#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1915
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Greenwood County, South Carolina#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1897
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Greenwood County, South Carolina#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1897
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Greenwood County, South Carolina#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1897
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1915. General compliance by 1918.</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1915  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1897
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1897
 
 
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== County Courthouse ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
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'''Greenwood County Courthouse'''<br>528 Monument Street<br>Greenwood, SC 29646  
 
'''Greenwood County Courthouse'''<br>528 Monument Street<br>Greenwood, SC 29646  
  
[http://www.co.greenwood.sc.us/clerk.aspx '''Greenwood County Clerk of Court''']<br>528 Monument St., Room 114<br>Greenwood, SC 29646<br>Phone: 864-942-8546<br>Court and land records  
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[http://www.greenwoodsc.gov '''Greenwood County Clerk of Court''']<br>528 Monument St., Room 114<br>Greenwood, SC 29646<br>Phone: 864-942-8546<br>Court and land records  
  
[http://www.co.greenwood.sc.us/probatecourt.aspx '''Greenwood County Probate Court''']<br>528 Monument St., Room 205<br>Greewood, SC 29646<br>Phone: 864-942-8625<br>Probate and marriage records  
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[http://www.greenwoodsc.gov '''Greenwood County Probate Court''']<br>528 Monument St., Room 205<br>Greewood, SC 29646<br>Phone: 864-942-8625<br>Probate and marriage records  
  
'''Hours:'''<br>8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday  
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'''Hours:'''<br>8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Quick Facts  ===
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The county is named after Greenwood Plantation.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_South_Carolina "List of counties in South Carolina,"] ''Wikipedia.''</ref>  
 
The county is named after Greenwood Plantation.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_South_Carolina "List of counties in South Carolina,"] ''Wikipedia.''</ref>  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''2 March 1897:''' Greenwood County was created from [[Abbeville County, South Carolina|Abbeville]] and [[Edgefield County, South Carolina|Edgefield]] Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Greenwood <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''2 March 1897:''' Greenwood County was created from [[Abbeville County, South Carolina|Abbeville]] and [[Edgefield County, South Carolina|Edgefield]] Counties. <br>'''County seat:''' Greenwood <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== County Pronunciation  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
For a list of record loss in South Carolina counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/southcarolina/sc-counties.html#courthouse South Carolina Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
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Known plantations [http://south-carolina-plantations.com/greenville/greenville-county.html South Carolina Plantations]:  
 
Known plantations [http://south-carolina-plantations.com/greenville/greenville-county.html South Carolina Plantations]:  
  
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*Barratt House - also called Chinaquin Ridge
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*Chinaquin Ridge - also called Barratt House
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*J. Wesley Brooks House - also called Scotch Cross
 
*Jew's Land  
 
*Jew's Land  
 
*Leaside  
 
*Leaside  
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*Murrays Hard Labor - also called White Hall
 
*Roselands  
 
*Roselands  
*White Hall  
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*Scotch Cross - also called J. Wesley Brooks House
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*Stony Point
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*White Hall - also called Murrays Hard Labor
 
*Winterseat
 
*Winterseat
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
There are more than 25 burial grounds in the county. To view a list,&nbsp;see [[Greenwood County, South Carolina Cemeteries]].  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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*There are more than 25 burial grounds in the county. To view a list,&nbsp;see [[Greenwood County, South Carolina Cemeteries]].
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*[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/state.asp?State=SC National Cemetery Administration]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
  
[http://scgen.org/church/greenwood.htm Greenwood County Churches] identifies dozens of churches in the area, courtesy: [http://scgen.org/ South Carolina Genealogical Society].  
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[http://scgen.org/church/greenwood.htm Greenwood County Churches] identifies dozens of churches in the area, courtesy: [http://scgen.org/ South Carolina Genealogical Society].
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*'''Siloam''' - records (1799-1853) available on microfilm at the University of NC Davis Library.
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
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This bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:  
  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Locate publications about direct ancestors  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
 
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family  
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" '''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors)
  
'''General'''  
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'''''General'''''  
  
 
As of August 2010, a query for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=Greenwood+South+Carolina&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search persons born in Greenwood, South Carolina] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', produces more than 3,500 results.  
 
As of August 2010, a query for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=Greenwood+South+Carolina&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search persons born in Greenwood, South Carolina] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', produces more than 3,500 results.  
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*Watson, Margaret J., Harry Legare Watson, and Louise M. Watson. ''Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families''. Greenwood, S.C.: Attic Press, 1982. {{FHL|975.733 D2w 1982}}; digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdsc6028_greenwood World Vital Records] ($).
 
*Watson, Margaret J., Harry Legare Watson, and Louise M. Watson. ''Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families''. Greenwood, S.C.: Attic Press, 1982. {{FHL|975.733 D2w 1982}}; digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdsc6028_greenwood World Vital Records] ($).
  
'''Message Boards'''  
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'''''Message Boards'''''  
  
 
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.southcarolina.counties.greenwood/mb.ashx Greenwood&nbsp;County, SC Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
 
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.southcarolina.counties.greenwood/mb.ashx Greenwood&nbsp;County, SC Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/sc/greenwood/ Greenwood&nbsp;County,&nbsp;SC Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
 
*[http://genforum.com/sc/greenwood/ Greenwood&nbsp;County,&nbsp;SC Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
  
'''Bibliography'''  
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'''''Bibliography'''''  
  
*'''[Dorn]''' Wood, Willie Mae G. ''Old Families of McCormick County, South Carolina and Dorn Families of Edgefield, Greenwood and McCormick Counties''. 2 vols. 1982. {{FHL|975.736 D2w v. 1}}
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*'''Dorn''' - Wood, Willie Mae G. ''Old Families of McCormick County, South Carolina and Dorn Families of Edgefield, Greenwood and McCormick Counties''. 2 vols. 1982. {{FHL|975.736 D2w v. 1}}
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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{{SC Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{SC Greenwood County}}}}
  
==== Military History and Records ====
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==== Military  ====
  
 
===== General  =====
 
===== General  =====
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*"War in back country," ''Periodical: Journal of America's Military Past'', Fall 1996, Volume 23, Issue 3. Council on America's Military Past&nbsp;: Ft. Myer, VA.
 
*"War in back country," ''Periodical: Journal of America's Military Past'', Fall 1996, Volume 23, Issue 3. Council on America's Military Past&nbsp;: Ft. Myer, VA.
  
===== Civil War, 1861-1865 =====
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===== Civil War =====
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1849624|South Carolina Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
Greenwood County did not exist during the Civil War. Present day Greenwood County was created 2 March 1897 from [[Abbeville County, South Carolina|Abbeville]] and [[Edgefield County, South Carolina|Edgefield]] Counties. During the Civil War, men from the area of Greenwood County mostly would have served in various regiments recruited in Abbeville and Edgefield counties. Counties were called districts during the Civil War. <br>  
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*Eaton, Lafayette Claud. ''Butler Guards: Company B, 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States army'' (Vallejo, Calif.&nbsp;: L.C. Eaton, 1996?), 151 pages. Civil War pages. Includes index. Includes the final roll call of the original Butler Guards present at the surrender at Greensboro.The Butler Guards were originally a South Carolina state militia that became the core of Company B of the 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment. They later became a part of the United Confederate Veterans. Book found at {{FHL|758172|item|disp=FHL Book 975.727 M2e}}  
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'''''Regiments.''''' Greenwood County did not exist during the Civil War. Present day Greenwood County was created 2 March 1897 from [[Abbeville County, South Carolina|Abbeville]] and [[Edgefield County, South Carolina|Edgefield]] Counties. During the Civil War, men from the area of Greenwood County mostly would have served in various regiments recruited in Abbeville and Edgefield counties. Counties were called districts during the Civil War. <br>
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''Other Resources''
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*Eaton, Lafayette Claud. ''Butler Guards: Company B, 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States army'' (Vallejo, Calif.: L.C. Eaton, 1996?), 151 pages. Civil War pages. Includes index. Includes the final roll call of the original Butler Guards present at the surrender at Greensboro.The Butler Guards were originally a South Carolina state militia that became the core of Company B of the 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment. They later became a part of the United Confederate Veterans. Book found at {{FHL|758172|item|disp=FHL Book 975.727 M2e}}  
 
*Cook, H. T. ''The Hard Labor Section.'' (S.l.&nbsp;: W.C. Kirkland?, 1993). 90 [40] pages. The Hard Labor area includes Greenwood &amp; McCormick counties. Includes lists of militiamen and confederate soldiers. Book at {{FHL|634315 |item|disp=FHL 975.73 D2c}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hard-labor-section/oclc/30524651&referer=brief_results Other Libraries].
 
*Cook, H. T. ''The Hard Labor Section.'' (S.l.&nbsp;: W.C. Kirkland?, 1993). 90 [40] pages. The Hard Labor area includes Greenwood &amp; McCormick counties. Includes lists of militiamen and confederate soldiers. Book at {{FHL|634315 |item|disp=FHL 975.73 D2c}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/hard-labor-section/oclc/30524651&referer=brief_results Other Libraries].
  
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==== Obituary  ====
 
==== Obituary  ====
  
[http://www.youseemore.com/Greenwood/about.asp?p=19 Greenwood County Obituary Index]  
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[http://obits.greenwoodcountylibrary.org/ Greenwood County Obituary Index]
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
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Probate is the “court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid” and encompasses “all matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of estates, guardianships, etc.”<ref>Henry Campbell Black, ''Black's Law Dictionary,'' 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."</ref> Various types of records are created throughout the probate process. These may include, [[United States Probate Wills|wills]], bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information see probate records in [[South Carolina Probate Records|South Carolina]].  
 
Probate is the “court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid” and encompasses “all matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of estates, guardianships, etc.”<ref>Henry Campbell Black, ''Black's Law Dictionary,'' 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."</ref> Various types of records are created throughout the probate process. These may include, [[United States Probate Wills|wills]], bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information see probate records in [[South Carolina Probate Records|South Carolina]].  
  
South Carolina Genealogical Records: Volume 1, Abbeville County and parts of Greewood and McCormick Counties by Elizabeth Wood Thomas. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Willo Publishing Co., C1964. {{FHL|Book 975.73 P2t}} Includes will book l (1787-1809), will book II (1815-1839) and index to equity records, 1791-1906.  
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South Carolina Genealogical Records: Volume 1, Abbeville County and parts of Greewood and McCormick Counties by Elizabeth Wood Thomas. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Willo Publishing Co., C1964. {{FHL|Book 975.73 P2t}} Includes will book l (1787-1809), will book II (1815-1839) and index to equity records, 1791-1906.
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'''''Online Probate Records'''''
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*'''1670-1980''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9080 South Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1670-1980] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1671-1977''' - {{RecordSearch|1919417|South Carolina Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes 1671-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images 
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*'''1732-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1911928|South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers 1732-1964}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1782-1866''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/south-carolina-will-transcripts-1782-1866 South Carolina, Will Transcripts 1782-1866] at [https://www.findmypast.com/ findmypast] — $, index
  
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
State-wide birth registration began in 1915. For a copy of&nbsp;a birth from 1915&nbsp;or later, contact the [http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/ South Carolina Department of Health]. The Greenwood County Health Department also has copies but they provide only an abbreviated form with limited information. For more information, see the [[South Carolina Vital Records|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.  
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State-wide birth registration began in 1915. For a copy of&nbsp;a birth from 1915&nbsp;or later, contact the [http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/ South Carolina Department of Health]. The Greenwood County Health Department also has copies but they provide only an abbreviated form with limited information. For more information, see the [[South Carolina Vital Records|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
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*'''1766-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|2512859|South Carolina, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1766-1900}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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In South Carolina, marriage licenses were not required by local governments until 1 July 1911. However, in the 1700s, the Church of England parish churches were required to record all marriages - even if the couple were not members of the denomination. Not all churches recorded these marriages and some have not survived. See [[South Carolina Vital Records#Marriage_Records|South Carolina Vital Records]] for more information.  
 
In South Carolina, marriage licenses were not required by local governments until 1 July 1911. However, in the 1700s, the Church of England parish churches were required to record all marriages - even if the couple were not members of the denomination. Not all churches recorded these marriages and some have not survived. See [[South Carolina Vital Records#Marriage_Records|South Carolina Vital Records]] for more information.  
  
The [http://www.co.greenwood.sc.us/probatecourt.aspx Greenwood County probate court] holds marriage licenses issued from 1 July 1911 to the present. Statewide registration of marriages began in July 1950 and the [http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/index.htm South Carolina Division of Vital Records] has copies of licenses issued after 1 July 1950 through November 2009.  
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The [http://www.greenwoodsc.gov/countywebsite/index.aspx?page=150 Greenwood County probate court] holds marriage licenses issued from 1 July 1911 to the present. Statewide registration of marriages began in July 1950 and the [http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/index.htm South Carolina Division of Vital Records] has copies of licenses issued after 1 July 1950 through November 2009.  
  
 
Newspapers are used as a substitute to locate marriage information.&nbsp; See [[South Carolina Newspapers|South Carolina Newspapers]].  
 
Newspapers are used as a substitute to locate marriage information.&nbsp; See [[South Carolina Newspapers|South Carolina Newspapers]].  
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*'''1777-1852''' - ''Abbeville District, South Carolina Marriages, 1777-1852'' by S. Emmett Lucas, Jr. <ref>Lucas, Jr., S. Emmett, Abbeville District, South Carolina Marriages, 1777-1852, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1979.</ref> {{FHL|69369|item}} ▲ {{WorldCat|5800325 WorldCat}} - index  
 
*'''1777-1852''' - ''Abbeville District, South Carolina Marriages, 1777-1852'' by S. Emmett Lucas, Jr. <ref>Lucas, Jr., S. Emmett, Abbeville District, South Carolina Marriages, 1777-1852, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1979.</ref> {{FHL|69369|item}} ▲ {{WorldCat|5800325 WorldCat}} - index  
*'''1846-1860''' - ''Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860'' bu E. Don Herd, Jr; Ann B. Herd <ref>Herd, Jr., E. Don, Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860, [S.l.: s.n.], c1980.</ref> {{FHL|633868|item}} ▲ {{WorldCat|6867370}} - index <br>  
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*'''1846-1860''' - ''Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860'' bu E. Don Herd, Jr; Ann B. Herd <ref>Herd, Jr., E. Don, Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860, (S.l.: s.n.), c1980.</ref> {{FHL|633868|item}} ▲ {{WorldCat|6867370}} - index <br>  
 
*'''1911-1950''' - ''Greenwood County, South Carolina Marriage Licenses, 1911-1950'' <ref>South Carolina, Probate Court (Greenwood County), Greenwood County, South Carolina Marriage Licenses, 1911-1950, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003.</ref> {{FHL|1152454|item}} - index and records  
 
*'''1911-1950''' - ''Greenwood County, South Carolina Marriage Licenses, 1911-1950'' <ref>South Carolina, Probate Court (Greenwood County), Greenwood County, South Carolina Marriage Licenses, 1911-1950, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003.</ref> {{FHL|1152454|item}} - index and records  
 
*There are several online marriage indexes containing miscellaneous marriage records found in some counties of South Carolina listed on the [[South Carolina Vital Records#South_Carolina.C2.A0Birth.2C_Marriage_and_Death_Records_Online|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
 
*There are several online marriage indexes containing miscellaneous marriage records found in some counties of South Carolina listed on the [[South Carolina Vital Records#South_Carolina.C2.A0Birth.2C_Marriage_and_Death_Records_Online|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
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''Deaths and Death Substitutes - Indexes and Records''  
 
''Deaths and Death Substitutes - Indexes and Records''  
  
*'''1846-1860''' - ''Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860'' bu E. Don Herd, Jr; Ann B. Herd <ref>Herd, Jr., E. Don, Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860, [S.l.: s.n.], c1980.</ref> {{FHL|633868|item}} ▲ {{WorldCat|6867370}} - index <br>  
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*'''1846-1860''' - ''Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860'' bu E. Don Herd, Jr; Ann B. Herd <ref>Herd, Jr., E. Don, Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860, [S.l.: s.n.], c1980.</ref> {{FHL|633868|item}} ▲ {{WorldCat|6867370}} - index <br>
*'''1914-1960''' - State-wide South Carolina Death Indexes. There are several online death indexes covering all of South Carolina listed on the [[South Carolina Vital Records#South_Carolina.C2.A0Birth.2C_Marriage_and_Death_Records_Online|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
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*'''1915-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417492|South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*State-wide South Carolina Death Indexes. There are several online death indexes covering all of South Carolina listed on the [[South Carolina Vital Records#South_Carolina.C2.A0Birth.2C_Marriage_and_Death_Records_Online|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
  
 
== Archives, Libraries, and Museums  ==
 
== Archives, Libraries, and Museums  ==
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[http://www2.youseemore.com/Greenwood/default.asp? '''Greenwood County Library'''] <br>'''Address:<br>'''106 N. Main St.<br>Greenwood, SC 29646<br>'''Telephone:''' 864-941-4650<br>'''Hours:''' Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p. m., Monday to Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday to Saturday&nbsp;9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
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[http://www2.youseemore.com/Greenwood/default.asp? '''Greenwood County Library'''] <br>'''Address:<br>'''106 N. Main St.<br>Greenwood, SC 29646<br>'''Telephone:''' 864-941-4650<br>'''Hours:''' Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p. m., Monday to Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday to Saturday&nbsp;9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.<br>[http://www2.youseemore.com/Greenwood/contentpages.asp?loc=54 Genealogy/Local History Link]
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'''Ninety Six Branch Library <br>Address:<br>'''118 Cambridge St. South<br>Ninety Six, SC 29666<br>'''Telephone:''' 864-543-4749<br>'''Hours:''' Monday 9am-7:30pm,&nbsp;Tuesday-Friday 9am-5:30pm
  
&nbsp;'''Ninety Six Branch Library <br>Address:<br>'''118 Cambridge St. South<br>Ninety Six, SC 29666<br>'''Telephone:''' 864-543-4749<br>'''Hours:''' Monday 9am-7:30pm,&nbsp;Tuesday-Friday 9am-5:30pm
 
  
 
'''Ware Shoals Community Library <br>Address:<br>'''54 South Greenwood Ave.<br>Ware Shoals, SC 29692<br>'''Telephone:''' 864-456-2813<br>'''Hours:''' Monday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  
 
'''Ware Shoals Community Library <br>Address:<br>'''54 South Greenwood Ave.<br>Ware Shoals, SC 29692<br>'''Telephone:''' 864-456-2813<br>'''Hours:''' Monday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  
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[http://www.scmemory.org/index.php South Carolina Digital Library&nbsp;(SCDL)] is a collaborative effort that includes South Carolina’s schools, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Collaborating groups are encouraged to create, maintain, and promote digital collections that represent South Carolina's historical and cultural resources.&nbsp;A number of Greenwood County&nbsp;items are in the collection.&nbsp;To see images from&nbsp;Greenwood County, [http://www.scmemory.org/collections/countymap/county.php?id=24 Click Here].  
 
[http://www.scmemory.org/index.php South Carolina Digital Library&nbsp;(SCDL)] is a collaborative effort that includes South Carolina’s schools, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Collaborating groups are encouraged to create, maintain, and promote digital collections that represent South Carolina's historical and cultural resources.&nbsp;A number of Greenwood County&nbsp;items are in the collection.&nbsp;To see images from&nbsp;Greenwood County, [http://www.scmemory.org/collections/countymap/county.php?id=24 Click Here].  
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*[[Greenwood South Carolina Family History Center]]
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*[[Greenwood South Carolina Family History Center]]&nbsp;- A wealth of resources are available for persons researching ancestors in Greenwood County. &nbsp;Contact the family history center to learn what documentation is avialable and where to access genealogical records.
  
Open Hours:<br>Mon 12pm-4pm<br>Wed 1pm-8pm (Closed every third Wednesday of the month)<br>Sat 11am-4pm<br>Sun 8am-9:30am and 1:30pm-4pm<br>A family history consultation is provided for each patron to identify useful resources and helpful training. Also, the center is run by volunteer staff and is subject to closures. Contact: SC_Greenwood@ldsmail.net.
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Open Hours:<br>Mon 12pm-4pm<br>Wed 1pm-8pm (Closed every third Wednesday of the month)<br>Sat 11am-4pm<br>Sun 8am-9:30am and 1:30pm-4pm<br>A family history consultation is provided for each patron to identify useful resources and helpful training. Also, the center is run by volunteer staff and is subject to closures. Please make an appointment by calling (864) 337-7931 or contact via e-mail: SC_Greenwood@ldsmail.net.
  
 
== Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage  ==
 
== Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage  ==
  
[http://www.oldninetysix.scgen.org/ Old 96 Chapter SCGS]<br>P.O. Box 3468<br>Greenwood SC 29648-3468<br><br>Old 96 Chapter covers Greenwood, Abbeville and part of Edgefield and McCormick Counties.  
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[http://www.oldninetysix.scgen.org/ Old 96 Chapter SCGS]<br>P.O. Box 3468<br>Greenwood SC 29648-3468<br>Old 96 Chapter covers Greenwood, Abbeville and part of Edgefield and McCormick Counties.
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[http://www.facebook.com/GreenvilleGenealogicalSociety Facebook]
  
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Guide to Greenwood County, South Carolina Genealogy ancestry, family history and genealogy court records, deeds, maps, immigration, maps, military records, newspapers, obituaries, plantations, probate records, slaves, local archives, libraries, museums, churches, cemeteries, and Civil War records.


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Greenwood County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Greenwood County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the U.S. highlighting South Carolina
Location of South Carolina in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 2, 1897
County Seat Greenwood
Courthouse


County Information[edit | edit source]


Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for its county seat, Greenwood. This had been named around 1824 after a plantation owned by John McGehee, an early resident. The area was developed largely for cotton plantations and was dependent on slave labor. It has continued to be agricultural in the 21st century. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[1]

Greenwood County, South Carolina Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1915 1911 1915 1897 1897 1897 1790
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1915. General compliance by 1918.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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Greenwood County Courthouse
528 Monument Street
Greenwood, SC 29646

Greenwood County Clerk of Court
528 Monument St., Room 114
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: 864-942-8546
Court and land records

Greenwood County Probate Court
528 Monument St., Room 205
Greewood, SC 29646
Phone: 864-942-8625
Probate and marriage records

Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

The county is named after Greenwood Plantation.[3]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

2 March 1897: Greenwood County was created from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties.
County seat: Greenwood [4]

County Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  1. Hear it spoken[5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png South Carolina African Americans

Known plantations South Carolina Plantations:

  • Barratt House - also called Chinaquin Ridge
  • Chinaquin Ridge - also called Barratt House
  • J. Wesley Brooks House - also called Scotch Cross
  • Jew's Land
  • Leaside
  • Murrays Hard Labor - also called White Hall
  • Roselands
  • Scotch Cross - also called J. Wesley Brooks House
  • Stony Point
  • White Hall - also called Murrays Hard Labor
  • Winterseat

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
SCGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
SCGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See South Carolina Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 28,343
1910 34,225 20.8%
1920 35,791 4.6%
1930 36,078 0.8%
1940 40,083 11.1%
1950 41,628 3.9%
1960 44,346 6.5%
1970 49,686 12.0%
1980 57,847 16.4%
1990 59,567 3.0%
2000 66,271 11.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Greenwood County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see South Carolina Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Greenwood County Churches identifies dozens of churches in the area, courtesy: South Carolina Genealogical Society.

Baptist[edit | edit source]
  • Siloam - records (1799-1853) available on microfilm at the University of NC Davis Library.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

DNA[edit | edit source]

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DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Charleston County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

This bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" Friends, Associates, and Neighbors)

General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Greenwood, South Carolina at World Connect, produces more than 3,500 results.

Surname indexes to Leonardo Andrea's Files | Folders | Resources are available online, courtesy: The Andrea Files: South Carolina Genealogical Research. Gotoarrow.png Learn more.

  • Watson, Margaret J., Harry Legare Watson, and Louise M. Watson. Greenwood County Sketches: Old Roads and Early Families. Greenwood, S.C.: Attic Press, 1982. FHL 975.733 D2w 1982; digital version at World Vital Records ($).

Message Boards

Bibliography

  • Dorn - Wood, Willie Mae G. Old Families of McCormick County, South Carolina and Dorn Families of Edgefield, Greenwood and McCormick Counties. 2 vols. 1982. FHL 975.736 D2w v. 1

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Because of South Carolina’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information about types of land records see South Carolina Land and Property.

Tracing records through South Carolina county and district changes can be difficult. In general, for earliest records begin by searching the Charleston District, then your ancestor’s residential district, then neighboring districts, then the residential county, then neighboring counties. Not all districts and counties kept records. The following chart show where you may best expect to find land records for Greenwood County:


Tracing Land Currently in Greenwood County with Parent Counties and Districts [6]
Date Government Office  
1897-present Greenwood County
1873-1897 Abbeville County
1868-1873 Abbeville County Records Lost *
1800-1865 Abbeville District Records Lost *
1769-1800 Abbeville County (old) Records Lost *
1719-1769 Charleston District
1710-1719 Proprietary Land Grants

*Abbeville deeds burned in 1873 while in storage

** Records of Pendleton/Anderson County should also be checked


Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868

This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification. All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants

The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.

Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Bowen, Anne Herd. Greenwood County: a History (Greenwood, South Carolina: The Museum, 1992, c1992, Kingsport, Tennessee: Arcata Graphics) , 400 pages. Concerns the very earliest people, institutions, and events. Book found at FHL Book 975.733 H2bWorldCat 27166213

Maps[edit | edit source]

Laurens CountyNewberry CountySaluda CountyEdgefield CountyMcCormick CountyAbbeville CountySC GREENWOOD.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources



Military[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]
  • "Coronacco State Guards, 1833," Genealogical Roots and Branches, Winter 2001, Volume 22, Issue 4. Old Ninety-Six Chapter, SCGS: Greenwood, SC.
Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
  • "Battle of Ninety Six note," SAR Magazine, Winter 2001, Volume 95, Issue 3. National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution: Louisville, KY. FHL Book 973 B2sa
  • "Veterans list, (sel.)," Genealogical Roots and Branches, Winter 2001, Volume 22, Issue 4. Old Ninety-Six Chapter, SCGS: Greenwood, SC.
  • "War in back country," Periodical: Journal of America's Military Past, Fall 1996, Volume 23, Issue 3. Council on America's Military Past : Ft. Myer, VA.
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records


Regiments. Greenwood County did not exist during the Civil War. Present day Greenwood County was created 2 March 1897 from Abbeville and Edgefield Counties. During the Civil War, men from the area of Greenwood County mostly would have served in various regiments recruited in Abbeville and Edgefield counties. Counties were called districts during the Civil War.

Other Resources

  • Eaton, Lafayette Claud. Butler Guards: Company B, 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States army (Vallejo, Calif.: L.C. Eaton, 1996?), 151 pages. Civil War pages. Includes index. Includes the final roll call of the original Butler Guards present at the surrender at Greensboro.The Butler Guards were originally a South Carolina state militia that became the core of Company B of the 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment. They later became a part of the United Confederate Veterans. Book found at FHL Book 975.727 M2e
  • Cook, H. T. The Hard Labor Section. (S.l. : W.C. Kirkland?, 1993). 90 [40] pages. The Hard Labor area includes Greenwood & McCormick counties. Includes lists of militiamen and confederate soldiers. Book at FHL 975.73 D2c and Other Libraries.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Historic

The Library of Congress has identified the following historic newspapers for Greenwood County, South Carolina on their Chronicling America website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title.

Current

Obituary[edit | edit source]

Greenwood County Obituary Index

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their area may not encounter. Periodicals at various levels (county, region, and state) may carry articles useful to research in this area. For this county, see:

  • Genealogical Roots and Branches

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate is the “court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid” and encompasses “all matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of estates, guardianships, etc.”[7] Various types of records are created throughout the probate process. These may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information see probate records in South Carolina.

South Carolina Genealogical Records: Volume 1, Abbeville County and parts of Greewood and McCormick Counties by Elizabeth Wood Thomas. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Willo Publishing Co., C1964. FHL Book 975.73 P2t Includes will book l (1787-1809), will book II (1815-1839) and index to equity records, 1791-1906.

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Tax-related records are kept by the offices of the county Assessor, Auditor, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Taxes were levied on real and personal property and can help establish ages, residences, relationships, and the year an individual died or left the area. They can be used as substitutes for missing or destroyed land and census records.

  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History tax lists for Greenwood County.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriage, and death records were not recorded by South Carolina until the 1900s, thus leaving a lack of vital records. Substitute records, when available, are used to obtain this information. These substitute records including newspapers, court records have been added to this section, when applicable.

Birth[edit | edit source]

State-wide birth registration began in 1915. For a copy of a birth from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health. The Greenwood County Health Department also has copies but they provide only an abbreviated form with limited information. For more information, see the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Marriage[edit | edit source]

In South Carolina, marriage licenses were not required by local governments until 1 July 1911. However, in the 1700s, the Church of England parish churches were required to record all marriages - even if the couple were not members of the denomination. Not all churches recorded these marriages and some have not survived. See South Carolina Vital Records for more information.

The Greenwood County probate court holds marriage licenses issued from 1 July 1911 to the present. Statewide registration of marriages began in July 1950 and the South Carolina Division of Vital Records has copies of licenses issued after 1 July 1950 through November 2009.

Newspapers are used as a substitute to locate marriage information.  See South Carolina Newspapers.

Marriages and Marriage Substitutes - Indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

State-wide death registration began in 1915. For a copy of the death certificates from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health. The Greenwood County Health Department only has copies for deaths occurring in the last 5 years. For more information, see the South Carolina Vital Records page.

Deaths and Death Substitutes - Indexes and Records

Archives, Libraries, and Museums[edit | edit source]

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Greenwood County Library
Address:
106 N. Main St.
Greenwood, SC 29646
Telephone: 864-941-4650
Hours: Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p. m., Monday to Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Genealogy/Local History Link


Ninety Six Branch Library
Address:
118 Cambridge St. South
Ninety Six, SC 29666
Telephone: 864-543-4749
Hours: Monday 9am-7:30pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-5:30pm


Ware Shoals Community Library
Address:
54 South Greenwood Ave.
Ware Shoals, SC 29692
Telephone: 864-456-2813
Hours: Monday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is a collaborative effort that includes South Carolina’s schools, libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Collaborating groups are encouraged to create, maintain, and promote digital collections that represent South Carolina's historical and cultural resources. A number of Greenwood County items are in the collection. To see images from Greenwood County, Click Here.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

  • Greenwood South Carolina Family History Center - A wealth of resources are available for persons researching ancestors in Greenwood County.  Contact the family history center to learn what documentation is avialable and where to access genealogical records.

Open Hours:
Mon 12pm-4pm
Wed 1pm-8pm (Closed every third Wednesday of the month)
Sat 11am-4pm
Sun 8am-9:30am and 1:30pm-4pm
A family history consultation is provided for each patron to identify useful resources and helpful training. Also, the center is run by volunteer staff and is subject to closures. Please make an appointment by calling (864) 337-7931 or contact via e-mail: SC_Greenwood@ldsmail.net.

Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage[edit | edit source]

Old 96 Chapter SCGS
P.O. Box 3468
Greenwood SC 29648-3468
Old 96 Chapter covers Greenwood, Abbeville and part of Edgefield and McCormick Counties.

Greenville County Chapter SCGS
Box 16236
Greenville, SC 29606
Research Library = Greenville County Public Library
Facebook

Websites[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Greenwood County, South Carolina

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Greenwood County, South Carolina" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwood_County,_South_Carolina." accessed 27/06/2019
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greenwood County, South Carolina. Page 611-615 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 607-608.
  3. "List of counties in South Carolina," Wikipedia.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).
  6. Schweitzer, George K. , South Carolina Genealogical Research (Knoxville, Tennessee: s.p. 1985), 39-42, FHL book 975.7 D27s
  7. Henry Campbell Black, Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."
  8. Lucas, Jr., S. Emmett, Abbeville District, South Carolina Marriages, 1777-1852, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1979.
  9. Herd, Jr., E. Don, Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860, (S.l.: s.n.), c1980.
  10. South Carolina, Probate Court (Greenwood County), Greenwood County, South Carolina Marriage Licenses, 1911-1950, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2003.
  11. Herd, Jr., E. Don, Marriage and Death Notices from the Abbeville Banner, 1846-1860, [S.l.: s.n.], c1980.



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