A Bibliography of Forgotten Statewide Collections and Indexes-South Carolina Titles

Time Frame Covered Title of Collection or Index URL or Family History Library Call #
Bible Records
1600–1900s Andrea, Leonardo. Bible Records of South Carolina. FHL film 954247 item 1
1620–1952 Lester, Memory A. Bible Records from the Southern States. About 1,100 names. FHL book 975 D28L, vols. 1–7 film 896773 items 1–4 896774 items 1–2 another filming: 978067.
1640–1964 Family Bible Records: Old Ninety-Six District Chapter, South Carolina Genealogical Society. About 4,200 names. FHL book 975.7 V2f.
Biographies
1600–1985 Cote, Richard N. Dictionary of South Carolina Biography. About 10,000 names. FHL book 975.7 D36c vol 1
1690–1828 Edgar, Walter B., ed. Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives. See index in each volume. About 3,600 names. FHL book 975.7 D34b, vols. 1–5
1700–1985 Bailey, N. Louise. Biographical Directory of the South Carolina Senate, 1776–1985. About 21,000 names. FHL book 975.7 D3ba, vols. 1–3
1600–1908 Index to American Genealogies: And to Genealogical Material Contained in All Works as Town Histories, County Histories, Local Histories, Historical Society Publications, Biographies, Historical Periodicals, and Kindred Works. Known as Munsell’s Index. FHL book 973 D22m 1984 film 599811 items 2–3 fiche 6051301.) The 1908 supplement is part of the book and is on FHL film 599811 item 3.online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2120801 with a supplement online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/30905
1600–1915 Newberry Library (Chicago, Illinois). The Genealogical Index of the Newberry Library, Chicago. This is an index, like the one above and the one below, to many family histories, local histories, and biographies. FHL book 973 D22n, vols. 1–4 films 928135 A to Fe, 928136 Fe to Sa, 928137 Sa to Z.
1600–1940 Rider, Fremont, ed. American Genealogical-Biographical Index to American Genealogical, Biographical and Local History Materials. The new series now has surnames A to W and is continuing. The old series has surnames A to Z. FHL book 973. D22amser 2, vols. 1–186+ and on 31 films beginning with 1698167.
Cemetery Records
1600–1930s Works Public Administration, South Carolina Historical Records Survey, Index to Tombstone Inscriptions 1930s. There are 67 fiche under this fiche call number. These records are at the South Carolina Library, University of South Carolina, at Charleston. About 56,000 names. FHL fiche 6016817
1700–1954 South Carolina Cemetery Records. About 4,000 names. FHL book 975.7 V22a, vols. 1–3 film 022822 item 1 or 873730 items 1–3
Census Records
1800–1890 Jackson, Ronald Vern. 1890 South Carolina Census Index. Lists Civil War veterans or their widows. FHL book 975.7 X28j 1890
Also available at Ancestry.com under title: South Carolina Census, 1790-1890 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3572
1690–1768 Warren, Mary B. Citizens and Immigrants — South Carolina, 1768. This is like a census for 1768. Compiled from various records. FHL book 975.7 N28w 1994
Compiled Records
1600–1700 Baldwin, Agnes Leland. First Settlers of South Carolina 1670–1680. About 3,000 names. FHL film 2055168 item 11. Also online at https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/199960
1600–1900s Read, Motte Alston. Colonial Families of South Carolina. Alphabetical. The surnames are indexed in Local and Family History in South Carolina, by Richard N. Cote listed above. On 29 FHL films beginning with 022750 item 1
1600–1980 Lineage Charts, South Carolina Genealogical Society Chapters. About 67,000 names. FHL book 975.7 D2L, vols. 1–7. Vol 2 is online at https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/136968
1650–1708 Salley, Alexander S., Jr. Narratives of Early Carolina, 1650–1708. About 250 names. FHL film 1698055 item 4. Also available online at https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/279961
1700–1986 Daughters of the American Revolution. South Carolina State Society. Membership Roster and Ancestral Index, 1954–1986. About 16,000 names. FHL book 975.7 C4d
Alternate Title: DAR Library http://www.dar.org/library/
Court Records
1600–1925 South Carolina. Department of Archives and History. Combined Alphabetical Index, 1695–1925: Consolidated Index & Spindex. Indexes many early land, court, and Revolutionary War records. An explanation of index codes is at the beginning of each film. FHL films 1690457–75
1700–1849 Young, Pauline. Equity Records of Old 96 and Abbeville District[s] (as on File in the Abbeville Courthouse, S. C.) Volume 1: 1791–1849. About 550 names. FHL book 975.7 P2y
Family Histories
1600–1908 Index to American Genealogies: And to Genealogical Material Contained in All Works as Town Histories, County Histories, Local Histories, Historical Society Publications, Biographies, Historical Periodicals, and Kindred Works. Known as Munsell’s Index. FHL book 973 D22m 1984 film 599811 items 2–3 fiche 6051301.) The 1908 supplement is part of the book and is on FHL film 599811 item 3.online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2120801 with a supplement online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/30905
1600–1915 Newberry Library (Chicago, Illinois). The Genealogical Index of the Newberry Library, Chicago. This is an index, like the one above and the one below, to many family histories, local histories, and biographies. FHL book 973 D22n, vols. 1–4 films 928135 A to Fe, 928136 Fe to Sa, 928137 Sa to Z.
1600–1940 Rider, Fremont, ed. American Genealogical-Biographical Index to American Genealogical, Biographical and Local History Materials. The new series now has surnames A to W and is continuing. The old series has surnames A to Z. FHL book 973. D22amser 2, vols. 1–186+ and on 31 films beginning with 1698167.
1600–1978 Cote, Richard N. Local and Family History in South Carolina, a Bibliography. At the end there is an alphabetical surname index to many major South Carolina collections. About 7,600 names. FHL book 975.7 H23c
Genealogies & Genealogical Collections
1600–1900s Stokes, Allen H. A Guide to the Manuscript Collection of the South Carolina Library. About 6,700 names. FHL book 975.7 A3s and fiche 6101065
1600–1940 Andrea, Leonardo. Miscellaneous Genealogical Data Collection of the Late Leonardo Andrea. These may be filed by the name of the correspondent or by the ancestral family name. About 300 names. FHL films 954253, A to Q and 954254, R to Z.
1600–1943 Andrea, Leonardo. Genealogical Folders in the Leonardo Andrea Collection: Collection of the Late Leonardo Andrea. About 400 surnames. On 51 FHL films beginning with 954524
1600–1943 The surnames are indexed in Index to Genealogical Folders in the Leonardo Andrea Collection (Also indexed in Richard Cote’s book above.) FHL book 975.7 D22a; film 908685 item 6; fiche 6019560
Alternate Title to Index: The Andrea Files South Carolina Genealogical Research http://www.andreafiles.com/
1600–1943 Andrea, Leonardo. Genealogical Correspondence: Collection of the Late Leonardo Andrea. The papers are filed by the surname of the correspondent. FHL films 954255–61 and 947464–77
1700–1900, some to 1935 Wooley, James E., ed. A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records. Has abstracts of probate and court records from Charleston and counties northwards. Each vol. is indexed. About 13,500 names. FHL book 975.7 D2c, vols. 1–3
Immigration
1680–1770 Jones, Jack M. South Carolina Immigrants 1760–1770. About 7,200 names. FHL book 975.7W2j
1690–1768 Warren, Mary B. Citizens and Immigrants — South Carolina, 1768. This is like a census for 1768. Compiled from various records. FHL book 975.7 N28w 1994
Land Records
1600–1925 South Carolina. Department of Archives and History. Combined Alphabetical Index, 1695–1925: Consolidated Index & Spindex. Indexes many early land, court, and Revolutionary War records. An explanation of index codes is at the beginning of each film. FHL films 1690457–75
1710–1796 Holcomb, Brent H. Some South Carolina County Records. . ..Contains land and probate records of some counties, and a few tax and naturalization lists taken from the Georgia Genealogical Magazine. About 3,500 names. FHL book 975.7 P2hbh, vols. 1–2
1640–1711 Warrants for Lands in South Carolina, 1672–1711. This indexes the early land warrants. FHL book 975.7 R2sa films 845162 items 3–4 and 845163
1640–1772 Langley, Clara A. South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1719–1772. About 3,400 names. FHL book 975.7 R2L, vols. 1–4
1640–1800 Charleston County (South Carolina) Register of Mesne Conveyance. An Index to Deeds of the Province and State of South Carolina 1719–1785, and Charleston District, 1785–1800. Indexes deeds and mortgages. FHL book 975.7 R2c
1640–1872 South Carolina. Surveyor General. Land Plats, 1731–1861. Indexes 1688–1872. On 28 FHL films beginning with 022598
1650–1775 South Carolina. Secretary of State. Royal Land Grants, 1731–1775 Index 1695–1775. On 17 FHL films beginning with 022581
1650–1775 Memorials of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century South Carolina Land Titles and Index to Auditor General Memorials, 1731–1775. See the Motes volume below, which indexes these records for 1774–76. FHL films beginning with 1412520
1650–1800 Esker, Katie-Prince Ward. South Carolina Memorials, 1731–1776: Abstracts of Selected Land Records. . .. The Family History Library has vol. 2 only, 1731–1776. These are selected abstracts, not a full coverage, for the years 1731–1776. About 1,150 names. FHL book 975.7 R28e
1650–1860 South Carolina. Secretary of State. Mortgage Records, 1734–1860 Index 1709–1840. On 27 FHL films beginning with 022627
1700–1776 Motes, Jesse Hogan III. South Carolina Memorials: Abstracts of Land Titles. This volume is for 1774 to1776. FHL book 975.7 R2m, vol. 1
1700–1788 Holcomb, Brent H. South Carolina Deed Abstracts. Has deed abstracts, 1773–1783. This continues Clara A. Langley’s volumes of deed abstracts, 1719–1772, mentioned above. FHL book 975.7 R2la, vols. 1–3
1700–1850 Jackson, Ronald Vern, et al. Index to South Carolina Land Grants, 1784–1800. About 26,080 names. FHL book 975.7 R22j
1700–1868 South Carolina. Secretary of State. Miscellaneous Records, 1771–1868. On 56 FHL films beginning with 022521.
1700–1874 South Carolina. Surveyor General. Land Grants, 1784–1882. FHL films beginning with 022531
Military Records
1600–1775 Andrea, Leonardo. South Carolina Colonial Soldiers and Patriots. About 2,280 names. FHL film 1320504 item 3
1600–1925 South Carolina. Department of Archives and History. Combined Alphabetical Index, 1695–1925: Consolidated Index & Spindex. Indexes many early land, court, and Revolutionary War records. An explanation of index codes is at the beginning of each film. FHL films 1690457–75
1600–1950 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. South Carolina Name Index to Genealogical Records Collected by South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution. This is an every-name index to the Daughters of the American Revolution (South Carolina). Genealogical Collection. Contains about 384,000 names. On 102 fiche FHL fiche 6052835
1600–1950 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. South Carolina Genealogical Records Collected by South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution. Index in the above record. On 31 FHL films beginning with 855210
Alternate Title: DAR Library http://www.dar.org/library/
1680–1864 Clark, Murtie June. Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732–1774. Transcripts of most of the extant militia records from the Southern Colonies are presented in this book. About 30,000 names. FHL book 975 M29c
1700–1783 Moss, Bobby Gilmer. Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution. About 15,345 names. FHL book 975.7 M2m
Also available at Ancestry.com under same title. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49323
1700–1786 Revill, Janie. Copy of the Original Index Book Showing the Revolutionary Claims Filed in South Carolina Between August 20, 1783 and August 31,1786: Kept by James McCall, Auditor General. These are records of people who served in the military or provided goods or services. This is an index to the stub indents. See below. FHL book 975.7 M2r
1700–1786 Salley, Alexander S. Jr., ed. Stub Entries to Indents Issued in Payment of Claims Against South Carolina Growing Out of the Revolution. These are records of people who served in the military or provided goods or services. Each volume is indexed. FHL book 975.7 M2h, 12 vols.
Book 10 part 2 is also available at Archive.org under same title. http://archive.org/details/stubentriestoind02sout
Books R-T also available at Google Book under same title. http://books.google.com/ and search by title.
1700–1800 Clark, Murtie June. Loyalists of the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. Includes bibliographic references and indexes. About 27,000 names. FHL 973 F2cm, vols. 1–3.
Also available at Ancestry.com under same title. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48292
1700–1850 Salley, Alexander S., Jr. South Carolina Provincial Troops Named in Papers of the First Council of Safety of the Revolutionary Party of South Carolina, June–November 1775. About 1,755 names. FHL 975.7 M2sa
1800–1865 United States Adjutant General’s Office. Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. On 35 FHL films beginning with 881967, online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910717
1800–1865 United States Record and Pension Office. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Organizations from South Carolina. Soldiers are listed by unit. Use the index above to find the unit. About 840,000 names. On 392 FHL films beginning with 1380691, online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1849624
1800–1865 Salley, Alexander S., Jr. South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service. About 13,000 names. FHL book 975.7 M28s, vols. 1–3 film 982339 items 1–3, online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/52692.
1800–1865 Rivers, William James. Roll of the Dead, South Carolina Troops, Confederate States Service. Lists those who died in the Civil War, with company, regiment, date of death, cause of death, and sometimes age and district. FHL book 975.7 M2rd
1800–1950s The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has the Confederate pension applications for South Carolina and records of the Confederate Home for soldiers, 1907–1957. You can write and request copies.
Naturalization Records
1700–1850 Holcomb, Brent H. South Carolina Nationalizations, 1783–1850. FHL book 975.7 P4h.
Also available at Ancestry.com under same title. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48272
1710–1796 Holcomb, Brent H. Some South Carolina County Records. . ..Contains land and probate records of some counties, and a few tax and naturalization lists taken from the Georgia Genealogical Magazine. About 3,500 names. FHL book 975.7 P2hbh, vols. 1–2
Periodicals
1600–1908 Index to American Genealogies: And to Genealogical Material Contained in All Works as Town Histories, County Histories, Local Histories, Historical Society Publications, Biographies, Historical Periodicals, and Kindred Works. Known as Munsell’s Index. FHL book 973 D22m 1984 film 599811 items 2–3 fiche 6051301.) The 1908 supplement is part of the book and is on FHL film 599811 item 3, online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2120801 with a supplement online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/30905
1600–1900s Names in South Carolina. A periodical that contains much biographical and historical information. About 42,000 names. FHL book 975.7 B5d
1600–1980 South Carolina Historical Magazine. There are indexes in book form for vols. 1–40 and 71–81 library does not have the index for vols. 41–70. A periodical. About 151,500 names. FHL book 975.7 B2s film 1697883 item 13
1600–1991 Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. There is an index to vols. 1–96, 1889–1991. About 56,000 names. FHL book 975.7 C4h, vols. 1–102 films beginning with 1321493 item 28,vols. 5, 18, 19, 20, and 22. Can be viewed on a FHL or FHC computer. https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/233283.
1600–1992 Cannon, Margaret H. & Mckain, James D. Index to the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Volumes I–X, 1973–1982.About 36,000 names. FHL book 975.7 B2sc, vols. 1–10 index, 1973–1982.
1690–1958 South Carolina Genealogies: Articles from the South Carolina Historical and (Genealogical) Magazine]. Vol. 5 has an every name index to vols. 1–4. About 15,700 names. FHL book 975.7 D2s, vols. 1–5
1710–1925 The Carolina Herald and Newsletter. A periodical of the South Carolina Genealogical Society. The Family History Library has volumes 1–9. See the annual indexes. About 1,400 names. FHL book 975.7 B2c
Probate Records
1600–1784 Moore, Caroline T. Abstracts of the Wills of the State of South Carolina. Has will abstracts for 1670–1784. About 14,000 names. FHL book 975.7 P2m, vols. 1–3 film 1035622 items 1–3 fiche 6051514
1680–1864 Houston, Martha Lou. Index to the County Wills of South Carolina. Covers years 1766–1864. Does not include some Charleston County wills. About 12,000 names. FHL book 975.7 P22h 1964 film 908509 item 3 fiche 6046877, 3 fiche. Online https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/198305
1700–1786 Holcomb, Brent H. Ninety-six District, South Carolina, Journal of the Court of Ordinary, Inventory Book, Will Book, 1781–1786. About 1,200 names. FHL book 975.7 P2hb
1700–1821 Holcomb, Brent H. Probate Records of South Carolina. About 16,700 names. FHL book 975.7 P2p, 3 vols
1700–1849 Young, Pauline. Abstracts of Old Ninety-six and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds, as on File in the Abbeville South Carolina Courthouse. About 4,000 names. FHL book 975.7 S2w fiche 6051264, 8 fiche. Can be viewed on a FHL or FHC computer. https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/197998
1710–1796 Holcomb, Brent H. Some South Carolina County Records. . ..Contains land and probate records of some counties, and a few tax and naturalization lists taken from the Georgia Genealogical Magazine. About 3,500 names. FHL book 975.7 P2hbh, vols. 1–2
Public Records
1640–1700 Salley, Alexander S., Jr. ed. Records of the Secretary of the Province and the Registrar of the Province of South Carolina, 1671–1679. About 180 names. FHL book 975.7 N2rs film 1425662 item 5
Tax Records
1710–1796 Holcomb, Brent H. Some South Carolina County Records. . ..Contains land and probate records of some counties, and a few tax and naturalization lists taken from the Georgia Genealogical Magazine. About 3,500 names. FHL book 975.7 P2hbh, vols. 1–2
Vital Records
1620–1820 Holcomb, Brent H. South Carolina Marriages. Has marriage records, 1688–1820. About 6,400 names. FHL 975.7 V2hsc, vols. 1–3
1620–1890 Automated Archives. Marriages Records. Has marriage records, 1670s–1890. FHL compact disc no. 9 pt. 2–5.
1660–1860s Clemens,William M. North and South Carolina Marriage Records: From the Earliest Colonial Days to the Civil War. About 40,800 names. FHL book 975 V28c. Can be viewed on FHL or FHC computers at https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1061398
1700–1839 Holcomb, Brent H. Marriage and Death Notices from Columbia, South Carolina Newspapers 1792– 1839. About 8,100 names. FHL book 975.771 V2h
Companion Title: Columbia, South Carolina Newspaper Marriage and Death Notices http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3399
1720–1875 Langdon, Barbara R. South Carolina Marriages. The records are for 1787–1875. About 4,600 names. FHL book 975.7 V2l, vols. 1–4
1740–1863 Holcomb, Brent H. Marriage and Death Notices from the Up-Country of South Carolina: As Taken from Greenville Newspapers 1826–1863.About 3,000 names. FHL book 975.7 V2hbh
Also available on Ancestry.com under the title: Greenville, South Carolina Marriage and Death Notices, 1826-1863. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3407
1750–1863 Ware, Lowry P. Associate Reformed Presbyterian Death & Marriage Notices from The Christian Magazine of the South, The Erskine Miscellany, and The Due West Telescope, 1843–1863. About 2,800 names. FHL book 975.7 V2w
Alternate Title: Reformed Presbyterian Marriages and Deaths, 1843-63 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3395
1770–1850 Holcomb, Brent H. Index to the 1850 Mortality Schedule of South Carolina. About 7,300 names. FHL book 975.7 X22h
Alternate Title: Ancestry.com Database, U.S. Census Mortality Schedules Index. Only some of the years are covered. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530
Alternate Title: Ancestry.com Database, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885. Only some of the years are covered. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756
1780–1860 Arnold, Jonnie P. Index to 1860 Mortality Schedule of South Carolina. About 9,300 names. FHL book 975.7 X22aj 1860
Alternate Title: Ancestry.com Database, U.S. Census Mortality Schedules Index. Only some of the years are covered. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530
Alternate Title: Ancestry.com Database, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885. Only some of the years are covered. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756
1830–present Index to Death Records, 1915–. (Not at FHL.) At Office of Vital Records. Online at http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/vrdi.htm