Open main menu

Beaufort County, South Carolina Genealogy

Revision as of 16:17, 31 August 2010 by Murphynw (talk | contribs)

Template:South Carolina-stub United States  Gotoarrow.png South Carolina, United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Beaufort County

Sc-beaufort.png


County Courthouse

Beaufort Courthouse


History

Parent County

1769--Beaufort County was created in 1769 as an original district. County seat:  Beaufort [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Baileys Landing Fairview  Lawton  Rose Hill
Beaufort Folly Field  Lobeco Roseida
Bluffton Forest Beach  Longwood Saint Helena Island (hist.)
Brewton Fort Fremont  Myrtle Island Santa Elena (hist.)
Briars Fripp Landing Palmetto Bluff Scott
Brighton Beach Frogmore Parris Island Sea Pines
Buckingham Landing Gardens Corner  Pinckney Colony Seabrook
Burton Gaza (hist.)  Pocotaligo (hist.) Sheldon
Chisolm Grays Hill Polk Village Shell Point
Coosaw Hazel Farm Port Royal Spanish Wells
Dale Hickory Bluff  Port Royal Plantation Tomotley
Dataw Island Hilton Head Island Pritchard Wilkins
Daufuskie Landing Lands End Pritchardville Woodfin
Fairfield Laurel Bay Radnor (hist.)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Plats For State Land Grants 1784-1868

This series consists of recorded copies of plats for state land grants for the Charleston and the Columbia Series with their certificates of admeasurement or certification.  All personal names and geographic features on these plats are included in the repository's On-line Index to Plats for State Land Grants

The South Carolina Constitution of 1790 required the surveyor general to maintain offices in both the new capital at Columbia and in Charleston. The surveyor general began to use separate volumes for recording plats in his Columbia office in 1796. Before that, all plats were recorded in the set of volumes begun in Charleston in 1784. After 1796, most plats for land grants in the Upper Division of the state were recorded and filed in Columbia. The surveyor general chose to make the Columbia volumes a continuation of the state plat volumes begun in Charleston and gave the initial Columbia volume the number thirty-six to correspond with the number of the volume that had then been reached in the Charleston series. As a result, there are volumes numbered thirty-six through forty-three from each office, but the records in them are not duplicative.

Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Beaufort County Obituary Indexes

The Beaufort County Library has created a Newspaper Obituary Index. The Index is drawn from the library's microfilmed collection. Also included are some local newspapers that were started in 2006--Beaufort Today, Bluffton Today, and Hilton Head Island Today--these are not in the microfilm archives, they are just published in an online version as the source.

Currently, the obituary index contains 18,794 records from 18 Beaufort County newspapers from 1862 and May 15, 1984 and October, 2007 to the present. This is an ongoing project and records are being added on a regular bases. This link is a Beta version at the moment. The site includes instructions on how to secure copies if you locate your ancestor. This index has been compiled independently by volunteers and the staff at the Beaufort County Library! The link will lead you to the index and you can click the "Obituary Index Beta Version" link located in the middle of the page. What a great asset to those doing research in Beaufort County.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).