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State of   SOUTH CAROLINA -   (The Palmetto State)
      The 43rd U.S. State to join the Union:   23-May-1788
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    African American Griots - historians, storytellers, traditional praise singers and
         musicians. Their roles are hereditary and their surnames identify them as Griots.
    Huguenots - the history and genealogy of the members of the Protestant Reformation
         which took place in France during the 16th century.
    Palatine Roots - Palatines of 1764. A study of the emigration of nearly four hundred
         Germans to South Carolina in 1764 with data on about seventy-five surnames.

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Census  (& related Lists of various kinds):
    Census 1790 (Graphics) - Federal/State (USGenWeb Archives)

Confederate Pensions - Applications 1919-1938

Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Ghost Towns - South Carolina "vacated" towns.

Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Battle of Camden - Documentary History of the Battle of Camden, 16 August 1780
    Camden Revolutionary War Site - Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site is located in
         Camden, SC,. The oldest existing inland town in the state.
    Charles Towne - Charles Towne Landing (State Historic Site).
    History of South Carolina - (Infoplease)
    South Carolina in the Civil War - This website is devoted to compiling news, events and
         a comprehensive list of links about South Carolina in the Civil War.


Libraries & Newspapers:
    South Carolina Digital Library - Free access to historic materials, such as photographs,
         manuscripts, journals, books, oral histories, objects, etc.
    Newspaper Database - Early South Carolina Newspapers (ESCN) Database


National Parks, Playgrounds, Recreational Areas etc.:
    Charles Towne - Charles Towne Landing (State Historic Site).
    Cowpens National Battlefield - A pasturing area at the time of the battle, this
         Revolutionary War site commemorates the place where Daniel Morgan and his army
         turned the flanks of Banastre Tarleton's British army.
    Fort Sumpter National Monument - location of the first engagement of the American
         Civil War (April 12, 1861). The fort is situated on a man-made island at the
         entrance to the harbour of Charleston, South Carolina.


South Carolina - Guide to court records
South Carolina - National Association of Counties
South Carolina - Map (counties also available)
South Carolina Information Highway - South Carolina Genealogy and Family History
  • State of South Carolina
  • State Capital City Columbia   (Capital since 1786 - located in   Richland Co.)

    The State name:  North and South Carolina were one colony until 1729. Carolina was named to honor Charles IX of France and then Charles I and Charles II of England.
    Carolina is rooted in Latin and comes from the word Caroliinus. This word is derived from the name Carolus, translated as "Charles."
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    Co. maps of South Carolina
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        Confederate Pensions - Applications 1919-1938
        Marriage records - Some "Early" South Carolina Marriage Records: 1641-1988.
        South Carolina Marriage records - Abbeville to York County, South Carolina Marriage
             Records Online.
        Mortality Schedules - With links to South Carolina (and other states) Scroll down.


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