South Carolina Societies

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Several Historical and Genealogical Societies in South Carolina may be helpful to the tracing of your ancestors. Some of them are:

Carolina Indian Heritage Association

The Carolina Indian Heritage Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to South Carolina's American Indians and helping individuals research their South Carolina American Indian heritage. Use the information below to contact them.

Carolina Indian Heritage Association
4055 Coburg Lane
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 533-4331

Huguenot Society of South Carolina

The purpose of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina is to preserve the memory of the Huguenots who left France prior to 1787.  They have a research library containing over 4,500 books, journals, and files covering the history of French Protestants and on South Carolina history and families.  The library is open to non-members for a research fee of $10.  It is suggested to contact the library so materials will be available.  The society also provides research for a fee.  Research Form

Huguenot Society of South Carolina
138 Logan Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Fax: 843-853-8476

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina is their publication and they began publishing in 1888.  For publication information, see South Carolina Periodicals.

Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina

The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina was founded in 1994 to preserve and record living memores of Jewish life in South Caroilna's small towns. 

JHSSC Office
Room 215
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29424

South Carolina Genealogical Society 

The South Carolina Genealogical Society's archives are housed in the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Research Library in the Tompkins Memorial Library.

South Carolina Genealogical Society
Tompkins Library
104 Courthouse Square
Edgefield, SC 29824-1335

South Carolina Historical Society 

The South Carolina Historical Society has substantial holdings related to genealogy, the Civil War, and local/state/regional history in their private facility. They are a non-profit organization. If you are not a member, visiting their library and using their resources cost $5 a day. The society will perform some research services but it is suggested to hire a professional research for in-depth research.

South Carolina Historical Society
The Fireproof Building
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Fax: 843-723-8584

Research inquires or you can mail an inquiry care of Jana Meyer, Cataloging Librarian at the above address.

South Carolina Sons of the American Revolution

The South Carolina Sons of the American Revolution is a male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. 

SCS SAR Secretary
P.O. Box 399
Williamston, SC 29697-0399

To contact the SC Society of the Sons of the American Revolution concerning membership qualifications, click here.

South Carolina State Society - DAR

Membership to the South Carolina State Society National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is open to any woman who is eighteen years of age or over and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Documentation is required for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.

If you need membership information, click here or email Lawren Hammond, State Membership Chairman:

SCIWAY South Carolina's Information Highway provides a list of historical and genealogical organizations in the state of South Carolina.

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