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South Carolina Census Notes 

Federal South Carolina census records are available to the public for the following census years: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

1800 Federal Census Records for South Carolina: Portions of the 1800 Federal census schedules are missing for Richland County, SC.

The 1890 Federal South Carolina census records were destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire, however the special schedules for Veterans and Widows survived the fire and are often used as a census substitute. See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census, Bridging the 1890 Census Gap & 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.

South Carolina State Census Records: There are some state census enumerations taken by the state of SC.  These were recorded in 1829, 1839, 1848, 1861, 1868, 1869 and 1875.  

Surviving SC state census records include:

1829 State Census: Fairfield & Laurens Districts.

1839 State Census: Beaufort, Chesterfield,, Kershaw & Lexington Districts.

1848 State Census: City of Charleston.

1861 State Census: City of Charleston.

1868 State Census: Contains agricultural returns only.

1869: All counties with the exception of Clarendon, Oconee & Spartanburg.

1875: Clarendon, Newberry & Marlboro counties are complete. Partial 1875 state census records are available for Abbeville, Beaufort, Fairfield, Lancaster & Sumter counties.  The South Carolina state census returns are available at The South Carolina Archives & History Center.

If researching in Berkeley County, be aware it is not the original county.  The early Berkeley District was discontinued.

The discontinuance and reorganizing of districts can make South Carolina census research confusing. Refer often to the county and district formation data. Early maps are helpful. See: Early Evolution of SC Districts and Counties and Historical Districts and Counties of South Carolina.

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South Carolina Vital Records

Division of Vital Records

2600 Bull Street

Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 898-3630

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Birth & Death records from 1915 to present are kept at the above address.

Marriage records 1911 to the present are on file in the Probate Judge's office at the county level.

Charleston Birth records begin in 1877 and are available at the City Health Dept.

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1709-1913 Marriages

1846-1935 South Carolina Births and Christenings

1915-1962 SC Death Indexes

1915-1943 SC Deaths

1944-1955 SC Deaths

South Carolina Databases at World Vital Records

SC Probate Record Images, 1671-1977

SC Probate Records and Loose Papers Images, 1671-1977

SC World Vital Records

 


South Carolina Maps

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Newspapers & Obituaries

South Carolina Newspaper Obits

South Carolina Newspapers

1815-1985 Historical Newspapers


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Old District Records of South Carolina

Revolutionary War in South Carolina

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SC Confederate Civil War Service Records

South Carolina Genealogy

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South Carolina Genealogy Societies

South Carolina History Museums

South Carolina USGenWeb Archives

State Archives Links

War of 1812 in South Carolina


SC Native American

1847 Census Records - Catawba Indians

1854 Census Records - Catawba Indians

1880 Census Records - Catawba Indians

1900 Census Records - Catawba Indians

Catawba Native Americans


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South Carolina

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Statewide South Carolina Census Records Online

 1772-1890 South Carolina Census Records at Ancestry

 1779 Census of the 96th District

 1781 Census of Residents in South Carolina (unknown county)

 1790 Federal Census Images Statewide

 1790 Federal Census of the US at the U. S. Census Bureau

 1840 Federal Census Pensioners Statewide Surnames A-L

 1840 Federal Census Pensioners Statewide Surnames M-Z

 1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

 1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index and Images

 1850 Federal Census Slave Schedules Index and Images

 1850 Federal Census Slave Schedule Images

 1860 Federal Census Index

 1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

 1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule Statewide

 1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

 1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

 1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

 1910 Federal Census Index

 1920 Federal Census Index

 1930 Federal Census Index

 1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

 South Carolina Databases at World Vital Records

 South Carolina Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other SC Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

 1716-1783 Early South Carolina Colonists

 1770 Tryon County, NC (contains many residents in present day SC boundaries)

 1779 Jury Lists of the 96th District - A census substitute

 1781 Residents of Unknown Counties of SC

 1835 Federal Pension List - Statewide

 1835 Federal Pensioners Statewide at USGenWeb

 1896 Pensioners on the List

 


SC Census Records Online by County

Charleston County Census Records (Created 1769 - Original District.)

1790 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1790 Federal Census Images

1840 Census of Pensioners

1860 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1860 Federal Census Index & 1860 Census Records for Charleston Neck, St. Phillip Parish

1861 Census Records for City of Charleston

1883 Census of Pensioners

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  Part 2

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Other Records

Biographies of Early Residents

Confederate Pension Applications Index

Confederate Pension Applications for Black Soldiers

Emigrants from Barbados to the Carolinas

Slave Narratives at Genealogy Trails

WWII Honor List

 


Cheraws District Census Records (1769 - 1798 Discontinued.)

1790 Federal Census Images

 


Cherokee County Census Records (Created 1897 from Spartanburg County, Union County & York County.)

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1910 Federal Census Records (partial)

1920 Federal Census Records Index

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1915 Deaths in Cherokee County

Confederate Pension Applications Index

Slave Narratives at Genealogy Trails

WWII Honor List

 


Chester County Census Records (Created 1785 within the Camden District.  in 1791, Chester was transferred to the Pinckney District.  In 1800, it was re-christened a district and Pinckney District was abolished.  In 1868, Chester District became a county as did all the districts in SC.)

1790 Federal Census Images

1790 Federal Census Records

1790 Federal Census Records at SCGenWeb
1800 Federal Census Records
1810 Federal Census Records
1820 Federal Census Records
1830 Federal Census Records

1840 Census of Pensioners
1840 Federal Census Records

1850 Federal Census Index
1850 Federal Census Index to Heads of Households

 

1850 Federal Census Index. Surnames starting with:
[A-B]   [C-D]     [E-G]     [H-K]     [L]     [M]     [N-R]     [S-V]     [W-Z]
1850 Federal Census Records Transcription

 

1860 Federal Census Index. Surnames starting with:
[A-B]   [C-E]     [F-I]     [J-L]     [M-O]     [P-R]     [S-V]     [W-Z]
1860 Federal Census Records Transcription

 

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1883 Census of Pensioners

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1907 Confederate Census

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  Part 2

Other Records

1783-1850 Naturalizations

1831 Petition with Signers

1934 Chester High School Yearbook

Confederate Pension Applications Index

WWII Honor List

 


Chesterfield County Census Records (Created 1785 within the Cheraws District.  In 1800, Chesterfield was re-christened as a district and Cheraws District was abolished.  In 1868, Chesterfield became a county as did all other districts in SC.)

1800 Federal Census Index & 1800 Census Records

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

 

1850 Federal Census Pages:
[99A-110B] [111A-123A] [123B-135B] [136A-147A]
[148B-160B] [161A-173A] [173B-181A]  

 

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1883 Census of Pensioners

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1907 Confederate Census

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Confederate Pension Applications Index

Confederate Pension Applications for Black Soldiers

Military War Veterans & Soldiers

WWII Honor List

 


Claremont County Census Records (Created 1785 from Camden District.  Became part of Sumter District in 1801.)

1790 Federal Census Images

 


Clarendon County Census Records (Created in 1785 within the Camden District but never organized.  Clarendon County fully formed in 1855 from Sumter District.)

1790 Federal Census Images when it was Camden District

1790 Federal Census Records of Camden District

1820 Federal Census when it was Sumter District

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule at Genealogy Trails

1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule

1869 Census Records

1870 Federal Census Records (partial)

1880 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1880 Federal Census Images

1883 Census of Pensioners

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  Part 2

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  Part 2

Other Records

1850-1865 Home Branch Baptist Church Slave Membership

Confederate Pension Applications Index

Confederate Pension Applications for Black Soldiers

WWII Casualties

WWII Honor List

 


Colleton County Census Records NEW (Created 1798 from Charleston District.)

1790 Federal Census of the Charleston District, Bartholomew Parish

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Federal Census Transcription

1860 Census Slave Holders and Surname Matches for African Americans on 1870 Census

1883 Census of Pensioners

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  Part 2

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts 

Other Records

1890-1891 SC Gazetteer & Business Directory

1915-1920 Deaths occurring in Colleton County, SC

African American Research

Confederate Pension Applications Index

WWII Honor List

Yearbooks of Colleton County

 


Colleton OLD (Created 1682 but discontinued 1769.  Extinct County.)

NOTE:  Records for Old Colleton County are on file in Charleston.

Other Records

1731 Jury List for St. Bartholomew

1760 Tax Records

1775 Revolutionary War Soldiers

1775 Muster Roll

 


Craven County OLD (Created in 1683 but discontinued 1769.)

NOTE:  Records for Old Craven County are on file in Charleston, SC.

1790 Federal Census of St. James Santee Parish

1790 Federal Census of St. Stephens Parish

 

 

 

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