In this “at a glance” publication, Michael A. Ports brings his expertise in southern U.S. genealogy to bear in an insightful guide to South Carolina genealogical research. Genealogy at a Glance: South Carolina Genealogical Research provides all the information you’ll need to begin and proceed successfully with your research. Ports starts with a discussion of South Carolina’s settlement background, beginning in 1663, when King Charles II granted a charter to eight noblemen, who ruled the Province of Carolina as a proprietary colony. South Carolina established its state government on March 26, 1776.
Included in this guide are critical details about the main record sources for genealogical research–vital, probate, military, and land records. Supplemental record sources such as tax and county court records are covered as well. Ports has also included contact information for the major repositories and online resources that provide the most valuable information for the South Carolina family researcher.
The guide is sprinkled throughout with research tips and references to special resources and publications, making Genealogy at a Glance: South Carolina Genealogy Research the most helpful four pages youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll ever consult on South Carolina genealogy.