South Carolina Family History

This section lists associations from Piedmont to Three Rivers giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

Piedmont Historical Society

The society was established in 1978, its aim being to collect, preserve and publish historical and genealogical records of upstate South Carolina and other areas.

Numerous databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina 1810
  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • Church Registers (Congregation B'nai Israel, Holly Springs Baptist Church Principles and Members and Unity Baptist Church Minutes)
  • Clerical Acts of Reverend John D. McCollough
  • Conveyance Book AA for Spartanburg 1848-1850
  • Court Papers
  • Early South Carolina Marriages and other Information from the Leonardo Andrea Files
  • Family Bible Record of Nathaniel Vise(1773-1839)
  • Family Group Sheets by Betty Jean Dill
  • Four Generation Picture for Moses West Lancaster
  • Marriages
  • Military Records
  • Newspaper Articles from Dr. James Reid
  • Upstate SC Mortality Schedule 1870(Includes Chester, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties)
  • Working Notes on Thomas and Floyd Families

A list of surname studies are accessible, along with a list of links to other sites you may find of use.


Sumter County Genealogical Society

Many archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Cemetery Surveys
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Registers
  • Genealogies
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Index to Probate Cases
  • Maps
  • Marriages
  • Obituaries from Sumter Newspapers
  • Personal Papers
  • School Yearbooks
  • Sumter Area Lineage Chart Book
  • Telephone Directories
  • Wills

These resources relate not only to Sumter County but to other Counties in South Carolina and further afield. 

Numerous publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Cemetery Surveys
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Genealogies
  • Maps
  • Postcards
  • Shadows of the Past: An Illustrated History of Clarendon Co.
  • Sumter Area Lineage Chart Books
  • Sumter Co. Historical Sketches

Three Rivers Historical Society

Their aim is to collect and preserve details regarding the land, the history, and the people who lived along the Black, Lynches and Pee Dee Rivers.

Some databases are accessible, which include:

  • Marriage Index
  • Bible Records
  • Deeds mentioned in the Williamsburg County Deed Book D
  • Wills
  • A list of Cemeteries is accessible, along with Surname Files related to the families who settled the Pee Dee.

    Many publications are available for sale, which include 

    • 1850 Williamsburg Co. Slave Schedule
    • Cemetery Transcripts
    • Census Returns
    • Church Registers
    • Deeds
    • Equity Rolls
    • Family Bible Records
    • Genealogies
    • Histories with Genealogies included
    • Judgement Rolls
    • Military History
    • Newspaper Extracts
    • Obituaries
    • Personal Histories
    • Probate Records
    • School Registers

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