South Carolina Fast Facts and Key Resources

South Carolina Fast Facts and Key Resources

Learn more about the Palmetto State.

? Statehood: 1788

? British colony status: 1729

? First federal census: 1790

? State censuses: 1829, 1839, 1868, 1869, 1875

? Statewide birth and death records begin: 1915

? Statewide marriage records begin: 1950

? State-land state

? Counties: 46

? Contact for vital records:

Division of vital Records South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control 2600 Bull St. Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 898-3630 <www.scdhec.net/vr>

Web Sites

? Cyndi’s List: South Carolina

<cyndislist.com/sc.htm>

? Early South Carolina Newspapers Database

<www.escndatabase.com>

? Genealogy Quest: South Carolina Naturalizations Search

<www.genealogy-quest.com/cgi-bin/genealogy-quest/scnat.cgi>

? South Carolina Cemeteries

<www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-SC-NDX.html>

? South Carolina County Cemetery Pages

<rootsweb.com/~cemetery/southcarolina/scarolina.html>

? South Carolina Genealogy and Family History

<www.sciway.net/hist/genealogy>

? South Carolina GenWeb Project

<www.geocities.com/heartland/hills/3837>.

? South Carolina in the Civil War

<members.tripod.com/mwyckoff>

? South Carolina Ships’ Lists

<sciway3.net/proctor/state/SC_ships.html>

? South Carolina State Resources

<rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/sc.html>

Resources

? Carolina Scots edited by Douglas F. Kelly (1739 Publishers)

? Colonial South Carolina: A History by Robert M. Weir (University of South Carolina Press)

? The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius (Family Tree Books).

? A Guide to South Carolina Genealogical Research by Brent H. Holcomb (self-published, out of print)

? Original Index Book Showing the Revolutionary Claims Filed in South Carolina by Janie Revill (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

? Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution by Bobby Gilmer Moss (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

? South Carolina and the American Revolution: A Battlefield History by John W. Gordon (University of South Carolina Press)

? South Carolina: A History by Walter B. Edgar (University of South Carolina Press)

? South Carolina Marriages, 1688-1799 by Brent H. Holcomb (Genealogical Publishing Co., out of print)

? South Carolina Naturalizations, 1783-1850 by Brent H. Holcomb (Genealogical Publishing Co., out of print)

? South Carolina’s Civil War: A Narrative History by W. Scott Poole (Mercer University Press)

Organizations and Archives

? NARA Southeast Region

5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30344, (770) 968-2100, <archives.gov/southeast>

? Piedmont Historical Society

Box 1842, Spartanburg, SC 29304, <piedmont-historical-society.org>

? South Carolina Department of Archives and History

8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223, (803) 896-6100, <www.state.sc.us/scdah>

? The South Carolina Genealogical Society

Box 492, Columbia, SC 29202, <www.scgen.org>

? South Carolina Historical Society

100 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401, (843) 723-3225, <www.schistory.org>

? South Carolina State Library

1500 Senate St., Columbia, SC 29211, (803) 734-8666, <www.state.sc.us/scsl>

? University of South Carolina, Thomas Cooper Library

1322 Greene St., Columbia, SC 29208, (803) 777-3142, <www.sc.edu/library>
 
Timeline
 

From the June 2006 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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