State Research Guide: South Carolina
6/1/2006
Don't miss a beat in your Palmetto State roots research—we'll teach you the steps.
If South Carolina genealogists had an official dance, it would be the Charleston. Not simply because its quick-stepping choreography originated in the Palmetto State's oldest city. When you have 500 years' worth of family tree records to explore, who wouldn't want to kick up their heels?

Whether your clan arrived during the days of Colonial settlement or that Roaring '20s dance craze, you'll have a swingin' time tracing your own South Carolina ancestry. Just follow our genealogical lead, and you'll find your family right on cue.

Stepping into the past