Research and Collections

  • Information on Clarendon County history and historic sites

  • Records on the Revolutionary and Confederate history of the area

  • Tax list from 1898 including all 18 townships of Clarendon County

  • Census records

  • Ancestry.com – Worldwide subscription

  • Records on microfilm

  • Some of the People of Old Sumter District and Some of the People of Old Sumter District in the American Revolution by J. Maynard Davis and M. Jean Brunson.

  • Partisans and Redcoats by Walter Edgar.

  • Many published and unpublished manuscripts of local family genealogy.

  • Out of Bull Savannah; The Family of Joseph and Mary Harrington by W. Harrington.

  • Brown, Cato, and Hatfield Family Trees prepared by Aubrey Hatfield.

  • A Little History of Alcolu by Robert Lewis Alderman.

  • CD-ROM indexed transcript of the 1880 Federal Census for the entire country.

  • CD-ROM Freedman's Bank Records.

  • Probate Records:

    • Petition and Orders--1925-1942;

    • Journal Probate Court-1946-1956;

    • Devise lands-1883-1917.

  • Index for 1869 State Census for Clarendon County, SC.

  • Index for 1860 Slave Schedule.

 

 

Our staff is available to do a limited amount of research for you if you cannot come to the Archives in person.

 

When sending a research request, please include the family name(s) you are researching and as many specifics as you have available, such as dates of residence, approximate year of birth and/or death.  Names of other family members (spouse, siblings, uncles, aunts etc.).  The more information you give us, the more we may be able to help you.

If you are looking for a specific document, please include the type of document in your request, such as a marriage license or obituary. The Archives does not have any records of birth certificates- those are an official state record and are available through the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Vital Records department.

Research Request 

Please send us an email at clarendonarchives@clarendoncountygov.org as specifically as possible in order to help us find the information more quickly and efficiently.  All request will be acknowledged upon receipt. We have a limited number of staff available, so we make no guarantee of response time on your request. 

Staff 

ML Witherspoon, Archivist

Director

Sharon F. Yomtob

Assistant Archivist

Glyn Oliver-Bethune

Archival Assistant

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