South Carolina Family History Societies(P-Z)

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

County and Other Societies

Pee Dee Genealogical Society

A number of archives are available in Marion County Archives and History Centre, which include Probate Rolls 1800-c1920, Will Books 1800-1914, Deeds 1800-1906, Plat Books, Books, Family Group Sheets, Charts, Newsletters and Maps. 

They also have early volumes of the South Carolina Law Reports which incorporate Supreme Court and Appeals Court Cases from Marion and surrounding Counties. 

Other documents are also available, which incorporate Abstracts of Records from Marion and the adjoining Counties of Williamsburg, Marlboro, Florence and Darlington. 

They also have Abstracts of Records from Bladen, Columbus and Robeson Counties.  Documents also include WPA SC Tombstone Inscriptions and an Index to SC Death Certificates.

Resources held by the association also incorporate:

  • Clifford R Crawford Collection(His Research on the Crawfords)
  • Clyde L Haselden Collection(Charts and Data collected on the Allen, Haselden and Roberts Families)
  • Gretchen Rowell Clarks Research Files(Includes Correspondence with Other Researchers, Bible Records and Copies of Original Documents which include Wills, Deeds, Plats and Land Grants)
  • Haywood A Stanley Collection
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals
  • The Phyllis Britton Canady Collection(Details of her work on the Brittons of Britton's Neck)

The association has a number of publications available for sale, which include:

  • 1790 Census Georgetown District
  • 1800-1810 and 1830 Census Returns for Marion District
  • 1870 Census Marion Co.
  • Abstracts of Conveyances for Marlborough Co. 1786-1799 and Marlborough District 1802-1808
  • Genealogies
  • Index of Names from Issues of the 'Pee Dee Queue', their Publication
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • One Hundred and One Cemeteries in Marion Co.
  • Writings of Philip Yancey Bethea of Marion

Piedmont Historical Society

A number of databases and information is on the site, 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

Sumter County Genealogical Society

A number of 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. 

A number of 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

Some databases are on the site, which include Marriage, Bible and Wills Indexes and Deeds mentioned in the Williamsburg County Deed Book D. 

They also have a list of Cemeteries on the site, along with Surname Files related to the families who settled the Pee Dee.

A number of 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