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Columbia Chapter of SCGS (broken link)

Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society

Old Newberry District Chapter, SCGS, Inc. (merged with Dutch Fork Chapter of SCGS, Inc.)

National Genealogical Society

Aiken-Barnwell Genealogical Society

Fairfield County Genealogy Society

Dutch Fork/Irmo South Carolina Family History Center

South Carolina Department of Archives & History

SC Genealogy (from SCIWAY)

South Carolina Genealogy Trails

South Carolina Pioneers


Lexington County Genealogy

Ancestral Findings





USGenWeb Project

Gathering Leaves



Olive Tree Genealogy

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy by Andrea Davis

The Legal Genealogist - A genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell, JD, CG℠ , CGL℠ , is a lecturer, educator and writer.

Digital Public Library of America - DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.

The Real Truth Behind Coats of Arms and Family Crests Great article!


Home Genealogy Guide for 2017

Genealogy: The Complete Resource Guide

A Crane's Foot (or Pedigree) of Branches of the Gregg, Stuart, Robertson, Dobbs and Allied Families, Compiled by: Eugene Stuart Gregg, Jr., 1975, 681 pages

Newberry County, South Carolina: Historical and Genealogical Annals, By George Leland Summer, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1980, 483 pages

The following books can be searched on Google Books, but not fully available for viewing:

A documented history of the Long family, Switzerland to South Carolina, 1578-1956, including allied families: a documentary record of the Long (Lang) family of Newberry, Edgefield and Saluda Counties, South Carolina, including many allied families, Eytive Long Evans, C.C. Evans, 1956, 316 pages

The George Jacob Price family history, Compiled by Janice Gartman Lee, 1986, 360 pages

A History of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gilbert, South Carolina, E. Bryan Keisler, Bettye K. Glover, 1978, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 150 pages

The following books can be borrowed for 14 days from archive.org

Reb's roots, by Janice Gartman Lee, West Columbia, S.C., 1986, 238 pages

African American Lives - PBS

Ancestors - BYUtv

Ancestors In The Attic (Canadian TV Program)

Faces of America - PBS

Finding Your Roots - PBS

Genealogy Roadshow - PBS

Generations Project - BYUtv

Who Do You Think You Are? TLC

Aiken County, South Carolina

Barnwell County, South Carolina

Edgefield County, South Carolina

Fairfield County, South Carolina

Lexington County, South Carolina

Newberry County, South Carolina

Orangeburg County, South Carolina

Richland County, South Carolina

Saluda County, South Carolina

Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers - Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Lexington County Estate Search (1865-1994) and Marriage Search (1911-1987)

Lexington County Estate Search (1995-Present)

Lexington County Marriage License Search (1986-Present)

Lexington County Library Obituary Index

Richland County Estate Inquiry

Richland County Marriage License Inquiry

Richland County Library Obituary Index - (Request an obituary)

Richland County Library Genealogy and Local History

South Carolina Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 (from FamilySearch)

South Carolina, Confederate Home Records, 1909-1958 (from FamilySearch)

South Carolina, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1766-1900 (from FamilySearch)

South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965 (from FamilySearch)

South Carolina Death Indexes 1915-1962 (from DHEC)  

South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977 (from FamilySearch)

South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 (from FamilySearch)

South Carolina Indexed Historical Records (from FamilySearch)

South Carolina Online Historical Newspapers

Wofford College Archives Obituary Index - The Archives maintains an index of obituaries that have appeared in the Methodist Conference newspaper, the Southern Christian Advocate, since its inception in 1837, and in its successor newspaper, the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate.  The Advocate covered South Carolina and Georgia until about 1887, and the southern part of North Carolina until about 1870.

1790 United States Census - South Carolina is on Roll # M637-11

1800 United States Census - Lexington District is on Roll # M32-49 | Newberry District is on Roll # M32-50

1810 United States Census - Lexington, Newberry, & Richland Counties is on Roll # M252-61

1820 United States Census - Lexington & Richland Counties & Districts is on Roll # M33-121

1830 United States Census - Lexington, Newberry, & Richland  Counties & Districts is on Roll # FM19-171

1840 United States Census - Lexington Districts is on Roll # M704-513 | Newberry & Richland Districts is on Roll # M704-514

1850 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # M432-855 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # M432-856 | Richland Co. is on Roll # M432-858

1860 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # M653-1222 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # M653-1224 | Richland Co. is on Roll # M653-1227

1870 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # M593-1502 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # M593-1504 | Richland Co. is on Roll # M593-1507

1880 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # T9-1233 & T9-1234 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # T9-1235 & T9-1236 | Richland Co. is on Roll # T9-1238 & T9-1239

1890 United States Census - A Department of Commerce fire in 1921 destroyed most of the 1890 census (The 1890 census did not burn. It received significant water damage during the fighting of the fire.) Fragments exist, but not for South Carolina. Also see: "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census By Kellee Blake.

1890 United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War (Index & Images from FamilySearch) - South Carolina is on Roll # M123-93 *NOTE: there is occasionally Confederate veterans and veterans from other wars also listed. Lexington County (only 1 person listed, Benjiman F Casner (looks like possibly Cramer or Cromer to me)) | Newberry County (3 pages, 5 persons listed) | Richland County (11 pages, with some non-civil war vets)

1900 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # T623-1534 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # T623-1536 | Richland Co. is on Roll # T623-1539 & T623-1540

1910 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # T624-1466 & T624-1467 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # T624-1462 | Richland Co. is on Roll # T624-1471

1920 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # T625-1702 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # T625-1704 | Richland Co. is on Roll # T625-1707 & T625-1708

1930 United States Census - Lexington Co. is on Roll # T626-2204 & T626-2205 | Newberry Co. is on Roll # T626-2206 & T626-2207 | Richland Co. is on Roll # T626-2209, T626-2210, & T626-2211

1940 United States Census - The 1940 census records were released by the US National Archives April 2, 2012, and brought online through a partnership with Archives.com. This website allows you full access to the 1940 census images, in addition to 1940 census maps and descriptions. - Aiken Co. | Edgefield Co. | Fairfield Co. | Lexington Co. | Newberry Co. | Richland Co. | Saluda Co. - For other counties, search here

1950 United States Census - After the 72 years have passed, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is responsible for making the records publicly available for viewing or purchase. Therefore, records from the 1950 census will be released on April 1, 2022.

The Forgotten Federal Census of 1885 - Florida, Nebraska, Colorado, and the territories of New Mexico and Dakota. [More info]

National Archives Census Records - Research info

Using NARA's Census Microfilm Catalogs

Lexington County:

Batesburg Cemetery - Batesburg

Bethel Independent Bible Church - Lexington

Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery - White Rock

Bethlehem (Black Creek) Lutheran Church - Leesville

Boiling Springs United Methodist Church - Lexington

Bush River Memorial Gardens - Columbia (located in Lexington County)

Cedar Grove Lutheran Church - Leesville

Celestial Memorial Gardens - West Columbia

Corley-Franklow Cemetery - Lexington (Charles, Corley, Derrick, Franklow, Hepworth)

Corley Family Cemetery - Lexington (Corley, Hook, Miller, Shumpert, Sox)

Corley Family Cemetery - Lexington (Corley, Kleckley)

Corley Family Cemetery - Lexington (Corley, Gable, Shull)

Corley Family Cemetery - Lexington (Cochran, Corley, Franklow, Hendrix, Hornsby, Padgett, Roberts)

Enon Lutheran Church - Leesville

First Baptist Church of Gaston - Gaston

First Baptist Church - Gilbert

Gilbert Salvation Baptist Church - Gilbert (Donly/Donley, Hallman, Jones, Pooer, Price, Spires)

Gilbert United Methodist Church (aka Lewie Chapel) - Gilbert

Gunter Family Cemetery - Batesburg

Hall Town Cemetery - Leesville

Hilltop Baptist Church Cemetery - Gilbert (Alewine, Birchmore, Collins, Hall, Johnson, Neil, Polsley, Price, Smith)
*The church is now called Hilltop Community Fellowship Church

Keisler Family Cemetery - Gilbert (Franklow, Keisler)

Keisler Family Cemetery - Batesburg (Cockerel, Courtney, Fallaw, Keisler, Monroe, Oswald, Smith)

Keisler Family Cemetery - Leesville (Alewine, Cato, Duvall, Keisler, Leaphart, Lewis, Sawyer, Shealy, Taylor, Temples)

Keisler-Smith Family Cemetery - Gilbert (Keisler, Oswalt, Smith)

Lexington Memorial Cemetery - Lexington

McCartha Family Cemetery - Chapin (Bush, Harmon, Martin, McCartha, Schumpert)

McCartha-Addy Cemetery - Whiterock (Addy, Lindler, McCartha)

Mount Olive Lutheran Church - Irmo

Nazareth Lutheran Church - Lexington

Old Cemetery, Corley Street - Lexington (Derrick, Shealy)

Old Cemetery, Corley Street - Lexington (Clemons, Hall, Harling)

Old Salem Lutheran Church - Leesville

Pond Branch United Methodist Church - Gilbert

Edwin Price Cemetery - Gilbert (Boland, Hallman, Price)

Price Family Cemetery - Priceville (Banks, Boland, Jumper, Price, Long, and Oswald)

Price Family Cemetery - Priceville (Long, Price, Rice, Salley, Taylor)

Price Family Cemetery - Priceville (Keisler, Price)

Price Family Cemetery - Priceville (Davis, Gartman, Oswalt, Price)

Price-Corley Cemetery - Lexington (Burnett, Clayton, Corley, Hallman, Lever, Long, Price, Wingard)

Price-Snelgrove Cemetery - Hollow Creek (Craps, Long, Lown, Nichols, Price, Snelgrove, Taylor)

Providence Lutheran Church - Lexington

Ridgecrest Memorial Park - Batesburg

Smith Cemetery - Gilbert (marker for: Henry Smith, died about 1866, forefather of a large family in Lexington Co.)

Southland Memorial Gardens - West Columbia

St. Andrews Lutheran Church - Columbia  (located in Lexington County)

St. Jacobs Lutheran Church  - Chapin

St. James Lutheran Church - Red Bank

St. James Lutheran Church - Summit

St. Johns Lutheran Church - Batesburg

St. Johns Lutheran Church - Lexington

St. Matthews Lutheran Church  - Lexington

St. Michaels Lutheran Church - Columbia  (located in Lexington County)

St. Pauls Lutheran Church (also see Annex) - Gilbert

St. Peters Lutheran Church - Batesburg

St. Peters Lutheran Church (Piney Woods) - Chapin

St. Peters Lutheran Church - Lexington

St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church - Lexington

St. Thomas Lutheran Church - Chapin

Taylor Cemetery - Gilbert (Ard, Burt, Cain, Hite, Kanady, Leaphart, Lowman, Lucas, McCartha, McLane, Ray, Ricard, Smith, Spires, Taylor)

Wittenburg Lutheran Church - Leesville

Cemeteries for Lexington County, SC

Newberry County:

Newberry Memorial Gardens - Newberry

St. James Lutheran Church - Newberry

St. Johns Lutheran Church - Pomaria

St. Lukes Lutheran Church - Prosperity

St. Paul Lutheran Church - Pomaria

St. Philip's Lutheran Church - Newberry

Cemeteries for Newberry County, SC

Richland County:

Coogler Family Cemetery - Irmo (Coogler, Morgan, Woodard)

Salem United Methodist Church - Irmo

Cemeteries for Richland County, SC

More South Carolina Cemeteries:

Cemeteries for Aiken County, SC
Cemeteries for Edgefield County, SC
Cemeteries for Fairfield County, SC
Cemeteries for Saluda County, SC

Chicora Foundation, Inc. - Chicora is a Columbia, South Carolina public, non-profit heritage preservation organization founded in 1983. Our work includes archaeological and historical research throughout the Southeastern United States, public education (primarily right here in South Carolina), and work in conservation and preservation with museums, libraries, archives, historic organizations, and private citizens. With years of experience and hundreds of projects, we are a leader in preservation efforts.

Samuel Lewie Bible

James Henry Mallard Inabinet Bible

Jacob Inabinet Bible

Jane McCants Bible

A. G. Rankin Bible


U.S. Military Records (ancestry.com)





Aiken County Historical Museum

Lexington County Museum

Newberry County Historical & Museum Society

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

South Carolina Railroad Museum, Inc.

South Carolina State Museum

South Carolina State Parks





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