Berkeley County, SC Genealogy



This page provides a link to a Gallery of small books provided for your research. Unlike the CDís at DMK Heritage these books are not searchable; some are in alphabetical order, others are not. All of the books are short enough that it is economically impractical to convert them to CD; however, their information is important.  

The USF Africana Heritage Project has just posted 270 Freedmen's Labor Contracts for Berkeley County, South Carolina The contracts list more than 200 plantations and 5,000 freedpersons, and span the years 1865-1868. Access to all of the content on Africana Heritage is, and always will be, 100% free.  

Genealogy Web Directory 

South Carolina Genealogical Society

Berkeley Chamber of Commerce County Page (Among other things, this page has information on Municipalities, if you click on "Living in Berkeley County" once there) 

SC State Library

South Carolina Reference Room - Berkeley County (Provides historical information about Berkeley County) 

SCIwayService Mark ("sky-way" . . . South Carolina Information Highway.  Among other things, this page provides a "today" map of Berkeley County)

SCGenWeb (South Carolina genealogy and history part of the USGenWeb Project, a non-profit organization.  Created and maintained by Victoria Proctor,
South Carolina State Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project)

SCGenWeb Archives (Archived County information, including Ship Lists, Cemeteries, Census Records and lots more. Another great site created and maintained by Victoria Proctor)

USGenWeb Project (Contact other states and counties. The USGenWeb Project is a non-profit organization)

Palmetto Places(Provides maps, maps, and more! Another great site created and maintained by Victoria Proctor)

South Carolina Historical Society (Provides an extensive collection of rare manuscripts, books, letters, maps, journals and periodicals relevant to SC history)

Dead Serious Genealogy (Genealogical research
 products (Will Books, Cemetery Headstone Photos, & more)

Major Micah J. Jenkins Camp of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans 

African American Genealogy (Major internet source for African American genealogical researchers, with mailing list, archives, newsletter, surname registry, and Slave Data project)

Berkeley County Historical Society (Created and maintained by John Simmons III)

Woodmen of the World (Provides state locations an point of contact information)

Historic South Carolina Maps (Hosted by University of Alabama)

Genealogy Inc. - U.S. Census Maps 1790-1930

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Vital Records (The stateís official records keeper for vital information pertaining to births, deaths, marriages, and divorces occurring in South Carolina)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History (Genealogical Research - list of holdings at the Archives)

goBCweb  (More useful information relating to Berkeley County.  Webmasters: Darla C. Ryan and Donna D. Davis)

Berkeley County Huguenot Society of South Carolina

John Rigdon's Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web

National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) (Is the government office for ordering records, including military, census, ship's lists, and more)

Ancestors Web Page from Brigham Young University (Pedigree charts, family group sheets, research logs, and more to download and print)

American Memory Historical Collections for the National Digital Library (Put Berkeley County, SC in the search engine and see photos of historic buildings/plantations)

Shriners (Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America (A.A.O.N.M.S.))

The Masonic Information Center (Provides information on Freemasonry to Masons and non-Masons alike)

SC Masonic Lodge (Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina)

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