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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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1890 Census -Veterans Schedules

1900 Census Online 

SC World Vital Records

South Carolina Statewide Databases

 

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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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SC World Vital Records

 


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1847 Census Records - Catawba Indians

1854 Census Records - Catawba Indians

1880 Census Records - Catawba Indians

1900 Census Records - Catawba Indians

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South Carolina

(Statehood 1788)


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

Hampton County Census Records (Created 1878 from Beaufort County.)

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

Confederate Pension Applications of Black Soldiers

Early Settlers

Rare Deeds & Plats

Pension Rolls

Slave Narratives of Hampton County

WWII Honor List of Dead and Missing

 


Hilton County (Created 1785 from Beaufort District but never fully formed.  Extinct County.)

 


Horry County Census Records (Created 1802 from Georgetown District.)

1830 Federal Census Index & Census Records at SCGenWeb

1800 Federal Census Records - Annotated (Georgetown Census which is now Horry County.)

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1880 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1880 Federal Census of Gallivant's Ferry Township

1880 Federal Census of Dog Bluff Township

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1920 Federal Census Records - Simpson Township Sheets 8&9 

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1825 Tax List

1896 Members of Mt. Ariel Freewill Baptist Church

1915 Deaths in Horry County, SC

WWII Dead and Missing

 


Jasper County Census Records (Created 1912 from Beaufort County & Hampton County.)

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts 

Other Records

1915 Deaths in Jasper County, SC

Andrea Genealogy Files

Civil War Property Seizures

Early Settlers

WWII Dead and Missing

 


Kershaw County Census Records (Created 1791 from parts of Claremont, Lancaster, Fairfield and Richland Counties. - Camden District.  Camden was previously known as Pine Tree Hill ca 1750.)

1800 Federal Census Index

1800 Federal Census Index at USGenWeb Archives

1800 Federal Census Index & 1800 Census Records at US Census Project

1800 Federal Census Records

1800 Federal Census Records at USGenWeb Archives

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Index

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule at Genealogy Trails

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1907 Confederate Census Records

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1783-1850 Naturalization Records

Confederate Pension Applications of Black Soldiers

 


Kingston County Census Records (Created 1785.  Absorbed 1800 by Georgetown Dist. and later reformed as Horry District in 1801.)

1800 Federal Census Images

 


Lancaster County Census Records (Created 1785 from Camden District)

1790 Federal Census Images

1790 Federal Census Records

1800 Federal Census Index

1800 Federal Census Index to Images

1800 Federal Census Images

1800 Federal Census Records at US Census Project

1800 Federal Census Transcription

1810 Federal Census Index

1810 Federal Census Images

1830 Federal Census Index

1840 Federal Census Index

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Index

1883 Census of Pensioners

1907 Confederate Census

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1920 Federal Census Records (partial)

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1783-1850 Naturalizations Index

Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery Index

WWII Dead and Missing

 


Laurens County Census Records (Created 1785 from District 96)

1790 Federal Census Images

1800 Federal Census Images

1810 Federal Census Images

1820 Federal Census Images

1840 Census of Pensioners

1883 Census of Pensioners

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedule

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  Part 2

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  Part 2

1940 Federal Census Records (partial)

Other Records

1783-1850 Naturalizations Index

1772-1820 Quaker Meeting Membership List

1825 Mills Atlas Surname Index

1835 Revolutionary War Pensioners

1858 Laurens Female College Staff and Students

1901 Yearbook for Presbyterian College

1914 Yearbook for Presbyterian College

1935 School Directory

Confederate Pension Applications of Black Soldiers

WWII Casualties

 


Lee County Census Records (Created 1902 from Darlington, Kershaw & Sumter Counties.)

No known census online.  Submit a census link.

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1888-1925 African American Pensioners of Old Sumter District (Sumton, Clarendon and Lee County)

Confederate Pension Applications of Black Soldiers

WWII Dead and Missing

 


Lewisburg County Census Records (Created 1785 from Orangeburg District.  Extinct County.)

No known census online.  Submit a census link.

 


Lexington County Census Records (Created 1804 from Orangeburg District)

1820 Federal Census Records

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Index by SK Publications

1883 Census of Pensioners

1907 Confederate Census Records

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  Part 2

Other Records

1735-1870 Genealogical History of Lexington County Surname Index

1783-1850 Naturalizations Index

WWII Dead and Missing

 


Liberty County (Created 1795 from Georgetown District. Later became Marion County.)

No known census online.  Submit a census link.

 


Lincoln County (Created 1795 from Beaufort.  Extinct County was never fully formed or functional.)

No known census online.  Submit a census link.

 

 

 

South Carolina Census Finder Counties

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Darlington-Greenwood

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