South Carolina Family History

This section lists associations from Charleston to Horry giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Charleston Genealogical Society

Information regarding cemeteries is on the site, along with a list of cemetery reference books accessible in the South Carolina Room of Charleston County Public Library.  Information regarding churches in the area is also accessible.

The society sells some publications, which incorporate:

  • Bethany Cemetery Book
  • Live Oak Memorial Gardens Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church Cemetery Inscriptions

Links to sites you may find of use when conducting Genealogical Research in the area are also available.


Chesterfield District Genealogical Society

Many resources are accessible in their Archives and Genealogy Library.

Links to many Databases, Mailing Lists and Message Boards which you may find of use are also accessible.  Some Obituaries from The Cheraw Chonicle can be accessed.

Numerous publications are sold by the society, which comprise:

  • Chesterfield Co. Images of America: A Pictorial History
  • Church Histories
  • Genealogies
  • Guide to Markers of Old St David's Cemetery
  • History of Chesterfield Baptist Church Association and its Fifty-Seven Churches
  • Town Histories

Columbia Genealogical Society

Information regarding Published Sources for Richland Co. is accessible, which incorporate: 

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Church Histories
  • Directories
  • Marriages and Death Notices from Newspapers
  • Scrapbooks

Links to other websites you may find of use are also available, along with details of some South Carolina Families.

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • 1888 and 1891 Columbia City Directories
  • Collection of Columbia Chronicles
  • Collection of the Columbia Journal
  • Founding Families
  • Interments
  • Marriages

Horry County Historical Society

The society is a non-profit making association and was established in 1966. Horry is a surname of French origin, the correct pronunciation of which is 'OH-REE'.

Many databases and information are available, which include African American Information, 1880 Agricultural Survey, Bible Records, Biographies, List of Cemeteries, Census Returns and Court Records.

Databases and Information incorporate:

  • Death Certificates
  • Family Links
  • Genealogy Charts
  • High School Senior Class Lists
  • Land Records
  • Maps
  • Marriages
  • Military Records
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs
  • Wills

Numerous publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • History of the Conway Fire Department
  • Horry Co. 1860 Census Index
  • Horry Co. 1880 Census
  • Indexes for the IRQ(Independent Republic Quarterly)
  • Marriages extracted from Newspapers 1861-1912
  • Plat Books
  • Swamp, Strand and Steamboat: Voices of Horry County 1732-1954
  • World War I Draft Registrations

A Message Board, hosted by Rootsweb, is available.


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