South Carolina Family History Societies(A-G)

This section lists the state-wide association of South Carolina.  It then lists associations from Aiken-Barnwell to Columbia giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County and Other Societies

South Carolina Genealogical Society

The association has a large collection of Books, which include Family Histories, Diaries, Census Returns, Marriages, Abstracts of Conveyances, Tombstone Inscriptions, Church Records and Court Records.

Books also include DAR Patriot Index, Courthouse Indexes, Extracts from Newspapers, Family Bible Records, Funeral Home Books, School Records and Deed Abstracts.

A list of Cemeteries is on the site, along with brief County Histories.  A list of Research Libraries is also available.

A number of publications are available for sale which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Cemetery Surveys
  • Census Returns
  • Deeds
  • Family Bible Records
  • Genealogies/li>
  • Historical Books
  • Maps of Land Grants
  • Marriages
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Parish Registers
  • Passenger Lists
  • Probate Records
  • Wills

County and Other Societies

Aiken-Barnwell Genealogical Society

The association encourages and promotes Family History Research in Aiken and Barnwell Counties.

A number of publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Aiken Co. Cemeteries
  • Back Issues of their publications
  • Barnwell Co. Cemeteries
  • Bethany and Sons of Israel Cemeteries(Aiken)
  • Graniteville Cemetery

Berkeley County Historical Society

Some databases are on the site, which include a list of the Heads of Families in the 1790 Census.

A link to The Early Families of South Carolina Low County is on the site, the database being hosted by Rootsweb.

Databases and Information also includes Justices of the Peace 1776, The First and Second Provincial Congress, House of Representatives 1790-1864 and State Senate 1776-1865.

They also have a Mailing List, which is hosted by Rootsweb.


Central Heritage Society

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate: 

  • 1868 Voter Registration for Oconee and Pickens Counties
  • Cemeteries in Central
  • Cemetery Surveys
  • Census Returns
  • Central Schools to 1955
  • Confederates Soldiers Buried at Mount Zion Cemetery
  • Genealogies
  • Liberty Memorial Gardens
  • Old Pendleton District Chapter Lineage Chart Book
  • Pickens: The Town and the First Baptist Church 1881-1991
  • Tax Lists
  • 'Twin Springs and A Grove of Trees' - 1787-1997 Mountain Grove Baptist Church, Pickens Co.

Charleston Genealogical Society

The association has links to sites you may find of use when conducting Genealogical Research in the area.  A list of Churches in the County is also on the site, along with a list of Cemeteries.  They also have a brief history of the area.

They have a number of publications available for sale, which include Tombstone Inscriptions and Charleston Chapter Surname Index(Surnames being researched by Members).


Chesterfield District Genealogical Society

The association has an Archives and Genealogy Library where an extensive collection of archives are available.

They also have links to a number of Databases, Mailing Lists and Message Boards which you may find of use.  Some Obituaries from The Cheraw Chonicle are also accessible.

A number of publications are available for sale, 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

A list of Published Sources for Richland Co. is on the site, 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.

A number of 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