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South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913
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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. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[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.

County Records
Abbeville 15,178
Aiken 1,608
Allendale 1
Anderson 7,430
Bamberg 3,920
Barnwell 1
Beaufort 482
Berkeley 0
Calhoun 2
Charleston 758
Cherokee 1
Chester 1
Chesterfield 0
Clarendon 1
Colleton 21
Darlington 1
Dillon 5
Dorchester 0
Edgefield 22,883
Fairfield 0
Florence 0
Georgetown 13
Greenville 992
Greenwood 7
Hampton 0
Horry 7
Jasper 1
Kershaw 2
Lancaster 437
Laurens 4
Lee 0
Lexington 25
Marion 2
Marlboro 1
McCormick 3,504
Newberry 13
Oconee 6,185
Orangeburg 0
Pickens 91
Richland 2
Saluda 0
Spartanburg 68
Sumter 0
Union 1
Williamsburg 0
York 10
Georgia (state) 329
Illinois (state) 2
Iowa (state) 476
Missouri (state) 11

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 on 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]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

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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