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'''E-mail:<ref>"Genealogy Research Request Form Instructions" in ''Research at the Archives'' at http://archives.sc.gov/queries/genealogyresearchrequestforminstr.htm (accessed 12 May 2011).</ref>'''&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/contactus/requestformg.html Genealogy Research Request Form] <br><br>'''Address:'''<ref name="LHGRR">"State Historic Preservation Office" in South Carolina Department of Archives and History [Internet site] at http://scdah.sc.gov/ (accessed 21 January 2011).</ref>  
 
'''E-mail:<ref>"Genealogy Research Request Form Instructions" in ''Research at the Archives'' at http://archives.sc.gov/queries/genealogyresearchrequestforminstr.htm (accessed 12 May 2011).</ref>'''&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/contactus/requestformg.html Genealogy Research Request Form] <br><br>'''Address:'''<ref name="LHGRR">"State Historic Preservation Office" in South Carolina Department of Archives and History [Internet site] at http://scdah.sc.gov/ (accessed 21 January 2011).</ref>  
  
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:Columbia, SC 29223<br><br>'''Telephone:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6171<br>'''Fax:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6167
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::Columbia, SC 29223<br><br>'''Telephone:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6171<br>'''Fax:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp;&nbsp;803-896-6167
  
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'''Hours:'''<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp; Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and [http://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/applicant/OHR-holidays.phtm State Holidays]
  
:Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.&nbsp;  
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'''Public transportation, maps, and directions:'''&nbsp; [http://scdah.sc.gov/aboutus/location.htm How to find us]<ref name="LHGRR" />
:Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and [http://www.ohr.sc.gov/OHR/applicant/OHR-holidays.phtm State Holidays]
 
  
'''Public transportation, maps, and directions:''' <br>
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'''Internet sites and databases:'''  
 
 
*[http://scdah.sc.gov/aboutus/location.htm How to find us]<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp;
 
 
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
 
  
 
*[http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History home page], guide to genealogy resources, library news, maps tracing the formation of the counties.
 
*[http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History home page], guide to genealogy resources, library news, maps tracing the formation of the counties.
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
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The Archives houses original South Carolina documents, as well as microfilms of federal and British government records. Starting 1671, it has land records, citizenship records, court records, military records, treasury records, General Assembly records, constitutional officers, state agency records, and records of the secretary of the province and state. Also includes over 3,000 cubic feet of manuscript county records.<ref>"South Carolina Department of Archives and History," ''ArchivesWiki'' http://archiveswiki.historians.org/index.php/South_Carolina_Department_of_Archives_and_History (accessed 12 May 2011).</ref> Sources of most interest to genealogists include federal and state census records, county probate records, county land records, cemeteries, tax records, newspapers, county equity court records, and state death certificates. South Carolina required marriage licenses beginning in 1911 and birth and death certificates beginning in 1915.<ref>"Genealogy Resources at the Archives," ''Research at the Archives'' at http://archives.sc.gov/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2011).</ref>  
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
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*[http://archives.sc.gov/referenceroom/ Guide to the Reference Room]
  
 
[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/guide.htm The South Carolina Archives &amp; History Center] official guides:  
 
[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/guide.htm The South Carolina Archives &amp; History Center] official guides:  
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/ConfederateRecords/confedguide.htm Summary Guide to Records of the Confederate States of America]  
 
*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/ConfederateRecords/confedguide.htm Summary Guide to Records of the Confederate States of America]  
 
*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/OtherGovRecords/ogovguide.htm Summary Guide to Government Records of Other States and Nations]  
 
*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/OtherGovRecords/ogovguide.htm Summary Guide to Government Records of Other States and Nations]  
*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/PrivateRecords/privguide.htm Summary Guide to Private Records]
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*[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/PrivateRecords/privguide.htm Summary Guide to Private Records] (including Church Records)
  
 
Additional guides:  
 
Additional guides:  

Revision as of 15:51, 12 May 2011

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Genealogy Research Request Form

Address:[2]

8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Telephone:[2]  803-896-6171
Fax:[2]  803-896-6167

Hours:[2]  Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and State Holidays

Public transportation, maps, and directions:  How to find us[2]

Internet sites and databases:

  • On-line Records Index
    • Records of Confederate Veterans 1909-1973
    • Criminal Court Records
    • Index to Multiple Record Series ca. 1675-1929
    • Legislative Papers 1782-1866
    • National Register of Historic Places
    • Plats for State Land Grants 1784-1868
    • School Insurance Photographs 1935-1952
    • Will Transcripts 1782-1855
  • Digital Collections
    • Confederate Pension Applications, 1919-1938
    • Insurance file photographs of public schools, 1935-1952
    • Grand Jury Presentments to the General Assembly, 1783-1877
    • Colonial Plats
    • National Register of Historic Places
    • Will Transcripts, 1782-1855
    • Militia Enrollments of 1869

Collection Description

The Archives houses original South Carolina documents, as well as microfilms of federal and British government records. Starting 1671, it has land records, citizenship records, court records, military records, treasury records, General Assembly records, constitutional officers, state agency records, and records of the secretary of the province and state. Also includes over 3,000 cubic feet of manuscript county records.[3] Sources of most interest to genealogists include federal and state census records, county probate records, county land records, cemeteries, tax records, newspapers, county equity court records, and state death certificates. South Carolina required marriage licenses beginning in 1911 and birth and death certificates beginning in 1915.[4]

Tips

  • (?) Reader I.D. Card.

Guides

The South Carolina Archives & History Center official guides:

Additional guides:

  • Holcomb, Brent H. et al. South Carolina Miscellaneous Records & Genealogical Records of the South Carolina Archives. Hartsville, S.C.: Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS, [1995?]. Audio cassettes. FHL US/CAN&nbsp;Audio no. 18 pt. 1, pt. 2, supp.
  • Lesser, Charles H. Sources for the American Revolution at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Columbia, S.C.: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2000. FHL&nbsp;Book 975.7 J53L

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.

Neighboring Collections

  • South Caroliniana Library

Sources

  1. "Genealogy Research Request Form Instructions" in Research at the Archives at http://archives.sc.gov/queries/genealogyresearchrequestforminstr.htm (accessed 12 May 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "State Historic Preservation Office" in South Carolina Department of Archives and History [Internet site] at http://scdah.sc.gov/ (accessed 21 January 2011).
  3. "South Carolina Department of Archives and History," ArchivesWiki http://archiveswiki.historians.org/index.php/South_Carolina_Department_of_Archives_and_History (accessed 12 May 2011).
  4. "Genealogy Resources at the Archives," Research at the Archives at http://archives.sc.gov/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2011).

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