July 2009

Census records are useful for researchers interested in demographics, social history, and locations such as towns and counties.  They are also an invaluable resource for genealogy and family history research.  Census records list the head of each household, occupations, and ages, and in some years they also list the country of nativity and education level of the persons in the census.  Census information can help genealogists trace back their ancestry to further generations since census records completed after 1850 list all members of a household.  Please click the following link for a list of what census records and related sources are available in the South Carolina History Room.

A Guide to Census Resources in the SC Room

Please click the link below for a list of our resources for South Carolina wills.  For a further explanation of what wills and date ranges are available,  for a detailed explanation of how to search for wills and what is available on the microfilm mentioned in this link, or for a list of  ‘frequently asked will questions’, please see the earlier posting entitled “South Carolina Wills” from August 2008.

South Carolina Wills