FamilySearch has announced new South Carolina genealogy resources to mark the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, going on now in Charleston, SC:
- South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 have been added to the FamilySearch record site (this collection hasn’t been indexed, so you’ll need to browse the record images).
- South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977, also have been added (also browse-only).
Probate records can be helpful in researching African-American ancestors, because probate files of slave owners often contain inventories of their slaves.
The Civil War, which of course started 150 years ago at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, is the talk of this year’s NGS conference. Click here to see FamilySearch’s related announcement about its Civil War records.