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The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization. The aims of the Society are to raise the standards of genealogical research and to promote the preservation of records of the Colony and State of South Carolina.

Welcome to the official web page of the South Carolina Genealogical Society.  We are here to provide you with helpful information on the SCGS, as well as provide you with links to information on our individual chapters, other genealogical web sites, research, histories, publications, and much more. 

If you wish to contribute genealogical information to our site, with family trees, bible records, diaries, cemetery surveys, county histories, or general information on research in the State of South Carolina, please, feel free to do so.  All information made available to our site will belong to the submitter and will be marked copyright in the submitter's name. We hope you enjoy our site and find our information useful.

Please come back and visit often as we are constantly trying to improve and add new pages often.

Family History Expos

The South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program

Changes to Virginia's Vital Records


The South Carolina Genealogical Society, Inc. does
 NOT have a staff to do research. A list of professional researchers (paid research)
may be obtained from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History,
Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223,
or the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC 29208. Most county libraries also maintain similar lists.


Excerpt from Volume 2 Number 1 of  The Carolina Herald

A staff member of the late Tri-centennial Commission remarked that South Carolinians
are more interested in genealogy than in history.  We recognize no conflict between the two.
Each subject enhances and enlightens the other; indeed, is part and parcel of the other.
We do deplore the image that has been attached to genealogical study by the uninformed: an old
folks' pastime tainted with snobbery.  Genealogy is fun--more fun than a detective story because
it deals with real people and events.  And the pleasure is not restricted to those who descend
from "old families". All families are old families, and South Carolinians, whatever their stripe
and whatever their purpose, will find that their ancestors are fascinating folks.


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