South Carolina State Archives and Libraries

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South Carolina State Archives

The South Carolina State Archives & History Center provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: Federal Census Records for SC Colonial and State Records, County Records, Military Records, Citizenship Records, Extant State Census Records, Church and Cemetery Records, Tax Records, Newspapers, Locations and History of Place Names, Guides to Genealogical Research in South Carolina, and more ...

South Carolina Archives & History Center
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223

Phone: (803) 896-6100


South Carolina Historical Society Library

The South Carolina Historical Society Library contains a manuscript collection that includes the papers of thousands of individuals and families, as well as the records of numerous organizations, businesses, and churches. These are unique items that cannot be found elsewhere and provide valuable insight into all aspects of the history of South Carolina. There is also a large photograph collection documenting a wide variety of people, places, and activities in South Carolina. Some of these date back to the earliest days of photography, while others represent more recent times.

South Carolina Historical Society Library
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Phone: (843) 723-3225


Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in South Carolina offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Charleston South Carolina
1519 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, South Carolina

(843) 766-6017

Columbia South Carolina
4440 Fort Jackson Blvd
Columbia, South Carolina

(803) 782-7141


Florence South Carolina
600 Maynard
Florence, South Carolina

(843) 662-2967

Greenville South Carolina
1301 Boiling Springs Road
Greer, South Carolina

(864) 627-0553

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