This is a list of free South Carolina Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.

 

Included are South Carolina birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more South Carolina collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.

 

Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.

 

This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your South Carolina ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.

 

These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.

 

 

 

How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

South Carolina Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

 

Birth Records

Indexes

 

Images only

 

Marriage Records

 

Death Records

 

Cemeteries

 

Obituaries

 

Wills & Probate

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

South Carolina Residence Records

 

Census

 

Emigration/Immigration/Migration

 

Land & Property

 

Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers

 

Naturalization & Citizenship

 

Passports

 

Pensions

 

Slavery – also see Slavery & Bondage below

 

Taxation

 

Voters

 

Workhouses/Poorhouses/Soldier Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

South Carolina Daily Life Records

 

Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks

 

Bible Records

 

Bibliography

 

Biography

 

Church Records

 

Church History

 

Colonization

 

Court Records

 

Description & Travel

 

Employment Records

 

Employers, Businesses, Commerce

 

Ethnic Records

African American Records

 

Japanese American Records

 

Native American Records

 

Minorities

 

Folklore

 

Genealogy

 

Government & Politics

 

Historical Geography

 

History

 

History – Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

 

History – 1775-1865

 

History – Revolution, 1775-1783

 

History – 1865-1900

 

History – 19th century

 

Libraries, Museums, & Archives

 

Medical

 

Public Records

 

Slavery & Bondage

 

Societies

 

 

 

 

Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

South Carolina Military Records

 

 

Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775

 

French & Indian War, 1755-1763

 

Revolutionary War

War of 1812

 

Mexican-American War

 

US Civil War

 

Indian Wars

 

World War I

 

World War II

 

Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions

 

 

 

South Carolina Modern Helps

 

Family Search Articles

 

South Carolina Introduction

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