Birth, marriage, and death records were not recorded by South Carolina until the 1900s, thus leaving a lack of vital records.Substitute records, when available, are used to obtain this information.For more information as well as maps of Abbeville County through time, see the South Carolina State Archives or For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps" (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the Mapof website. Hear it spoken The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories.Some have well-organized records and even have web sites.These substitute records including newspapers, court records have been added to this section, when applicable. For a copy of a birth from 1915 or later, contact the South Carolina Department of Health.The Abbeville County Health Department also has copies but they provide only an abbreviated form with limited information.Duke Library Furman University 3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, South Carolina 29613-0600 Phone: (864) 294-2194 Fax: (864) 294-2194 Methodist United Methodist Archives and History Center of the United Methodist Church Located on the campus of Drew Universtiy, Madison, New Jersey. Family Search has not independently verified the lineages of those tested. Tracing records through South Carolina county and district changes can be difficult.The Inventory of (SC) Church Archives 1937-1939 is available for free online, courtesy: South Caroliniana Library. In general, for earliest records begin by searching the Charleston District, then your ancestor’s residential district, then neighboring districts, then the residential county, then neighboring counties. The following chart show where you may best expect to find land records for Abbeville County: *Deeds burned in 1873 while in storage ** Records of Pendleton/Anderson County should also be checked Abbeville County Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of South Carolina (South Carolina Digital Collections) Topographical Maps of Abbeville County, South Carolina, 1888-1975 (South Carolina Digital Collections) Regiments.
They can be used as substitutes for missing or destroyed land and census records.
See Abbeville County, SC census assignments, including links to transcribed files The USGen Web Census Project For 1890, see: United States Census 1890. Abbeville County Churches identifies dozens of churches in the area, courtesy: South Carolina Genealogical Society. ca 1958 Abbeville Co, SC Because of South Carolina’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land.
Baptist South Carolina Baptist Historical Collection James B. Presbyterian Template: DNA DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Abbeville County residents. For more information about types of land records see South Carolina Land and Property.
The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has holdings of microfilms or typescripts of wills, inventories, bills of sale, power of attorneys, bonds, notes, administrations, judgments, and sales records.
They have placed Will Transcriptions for 1782 to 1855 online.
Index searchable by name and the image is available.