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South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
South Carolina, 
United States
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Location of South Carolina
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1709-1913
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index for the years 1709 to 1913. IThis index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • Name
  • Name of the spouse
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage


Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table and Map[edit | edit source]

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of South Carolina marriages, click here.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1877-1914 Marriages, 1866-1886; 1911-1950 Deaths and Burials, 1822-1886; 1915-1956
Anderson 0 8,609 0
Barnwell 3,043 22,878 8,878
Beaufort 1,591 413 0
Berkeley 1,079 0 0
Charleston 31,427 6,071 73,693
Darlington 0 21 0
Edgefield 0 0 462
Georgetown 148 48 0
Laurens 0 14,987 0
South Carolina 190 3,502 5,119
Total 37,478 56,529 88,152

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of the marriage
  • The place where the marriage occurred
  • The name of the intended spouse

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information found on the marriage record to search for the family in church records
  • Use the information found on the marriage record to search for the family in census records
  • Use the information found on the marriage record to search for the family in additional state and county records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of South Carolina.


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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