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South Carolina Genealogy and History

South Carolina, known as "The Palmetto State", was one of the original thirteen colonies. Its first permanent settlement was established in 1670 on the coast at Albemarle Point near present day Charleston.

Researching your South Carolina ancestors can be a challenge if you are unaware of the successive systems of government and the evolution of its counties.


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Modern Counties of South Carolina




  • Rice and Indigo
    Early plantation crops of the Low Country
    One of a series of works written and researched by Victoria Proctor for her personal website.


  • African American Research
    African Americans in South Carolina enjoy a rich heritage of culture and language. Notable in the Low County are the "Gullah".

  • First People
    Long before Europeans arrived on its shores, South Carolina was populated by numerous Native American tribes.

  • Southern Gypsy Records
    Yes, "Gypsy" research!
    Some of the Hessian mercenaries who stayed on in the colonies had "gypsy" ancestry and there were free Moors in Colonial South Carolina. You may well find your elusive ancestor in these pages prepared by Frank Clark and Linda Griggs.

South Carolina State Coordinator:
Victoria Proctor

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