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 There are excellent maps showing South Carolina county formations at this site: Formation of South Carolina Districts and Counties

You'll also find excellent detailed historic maps of South Carolina at the University of Alabama.  On the second page, a 1930 Census map denotes the voting districts and townships mentioned in Census records.
 

VITAL RECORDS

 
  • 1790 Census Records South Carolina in .PDF and ZIP files from U.S. Census Bureau -  Also includes CT, ME, MD, MA, NH, NY, NC, PA, RI,SC, VT, VA.  (Use your BACK button to return here)

WILLS
David Gavin - 1871


John W. Whetsell - 1883


Jacob Whetsell - 1847


CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTIONS


DEEDS


OBITUARIES


DIARIES


BIOGRAPHIES

BIBLE RECORDS


HISTORY

MAPS OF DORCHESTER COUNTY
 
Steve Coker's South Carolina Roots Site (Includes the 1825 Mills Atlas + hundreds more!)


Historic Maps of South Carolina at Univ. of Alabama


Sanborn Fire Insurance Historic Maps at the U. of SC

Modern Dorchester County

Formations of Districts and Counties in South Carolina
SINGLE SURNAME WEB SITES


"LOW COUNTRY"

A few of our "Low Country" Neighbors - SCGenWeb Project
 Allendale |    Bamberg  |     Barnwell |     Berkeley |     Beaufort
 
Colleton |  Dorchester | Hampton | Jasper | Orangeburg

Rise of the Georgetown Rice Culture

Charles Town District - Old Parishes of South Carolina

Berkeley County Huguenot Society

South Carolina Heritage Corridor - Historic Sites


  • Press and Standard Newspaper - Index of notices of births, engagements, marriages, deaths - indexed by Larry Ulmer (not all years available)


South Carolina State Library Reference: Counties
South Caroliniana Library , University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. 29208   http://www.sc.edu/library/socar/

 

    THE SOUTH

H-SOUTH: The History of the American South

George Washington's South Carolina Journey

Documenting the American South   University of N.C.- Chapel Hill

    MAPS
Historic Maps of South Carolina at Univ. of Alabama

Sanborn Fire Insurance Historic Maps at the U. of SC

Charles Town District - Old Parishes of South Carolina (Berkeley Co SCGenWeb)

Old Districts & County Formations of South Carolina

1825 Mills Atlas - Colleton District (includes St. George's Parish)

1834 SC map: section includes Colleton Co

1895 Colleton Co SC map

Modern map -Colleton County

Maps, Maps, Maps



    CIVIL WAR

Life in the Confederate Army by Arthur P. Ford
Published 1905,  Entire book online - Palmetto Guard(s) & 2nd Infantry
Links Related to The Confederacy

Virginia Tech: Manuscript Sources For Civil War Research

The American Civil War Homepage

Selected Civil War Photographs   Site includes a Civil War Time Line

27th. South Carolina Volunteers - re-enactment group

South Carolina in the Civil War - Query Board


Battle of Secessionville - On June 16, 1862, Union Brigadier General Henry Benham defied orders and launched an unsuccessful frontal assault on the Confederate-held Fort Lamar commanded by Brigadier General Nathan Evans.


Civil War @ Charleston - history and heritige of the American Civil War @ Charleston, SC Schedule, historic info, organizations, graphics, links, and more


History of the CSS Hunley and its recent rediscovery - the Confederate States Submarine Hunley, its attack on the USS Housatonic and recent findings in Charleston Harbour.


Assault of Battery Wagner, The - July 18, 1863


Battle of Bloody Bridge - July 7-9, 1864


Special Projects - South Carolina in the Civil War




USGenWeb Project
The USGenWeb Project - Links to Special Projects

USGenWeb Archives Project
 

Census Project 1

Census Project 2

Family Group Sheet Project

Tombstone Project Registry

Tombstone Transcription Project (Main Page)
USGenWeb Main Page (where you'll find links to all the States and other Special Projects)
     



    HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES


     
Old St. Bartholomew Genealogical Chapter

Upper Dorchester County Historical Society

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I

Charleston Multimedia Project - a project of the Charleston County Library and local historic agencies. Provides a guidebook of the Historic District, essays, and online tours of landmark buildings.

Historic Charleston Foundation

National Society of the Children of the American Revolution

Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of South Carolina

South Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

South Carolina Historical Society - historical and genealogical information.

South Carolina Genealogical Society

Palmetto Genealogical Association

Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society


GENERAL GENEALOGY & HISTORY LINKS
(at Colleton County SCGenWeb- use BACK button to return here)

FULL BOOKS ON LINE (FREE ACCESS)

http://books.google.com (Advanced Search)

There are many books on South Carolina History, French Hugenots, Swiss German settlers, Slavery, and the Civil War.  Search by Name, Place or Topic.  Click on the option to show "full" book.  Just a few available titles:
  • "Twentieth Century Sketches of the South Carolina Conference, M.E. Church"
  • "Men of Mark In South Carolina," 1907
  • "Men of the Time: Sketches of Living Notables," 1902
  • "An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina," 1820

docsouth.unc.edu

onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu

Local Public Libraries.  Many public library systems offer home access to Heritage Quest, and  Ancestry.Com on library computers,  to library members.  Both are good resources for publications of local histories and genealogies.




GENEALOGY MATERIALS (commercial sites)
(at Colleton County SCGenWeb- use BACK button to return here)





2001-2016  Dorchester County SCGenWeb

Pat Sabin, County Coordinator
 
(Many links and features contributed by Jane Hurd, County Coordinator 1998-April 2001)
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