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Online Resources[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities of South Carolina.

Resources for South Carolina Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

The Charleston Library Society has a special collection of Charleston directories dating from 1782.

You can also find collections of directories in the archives mentioned in South Carolina Archives and Libraries.

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

  • Ancestry.com ($) has South Carolina directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.

The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of South Carolina including:

Columbia

1859, 1860 Family History Library microfiche 6043826-27
1903-32, 1934-35 Family History Library microfilm 1759654-62
1931 etc. Family History Library book 975.77 E4h

Charleston

1796
Family History Library microfilm 000620 item 2 
1866-1934 Family History Library microfilm 1376645
1782, 1785, 1794, 1806-07, 1809,
 1824, 1836, 1856, 1860
Family History Library microfiche 6052954

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

SOUTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
SOUTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.