Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Finding South Carolina Colonials

Some excellent sources for finding South Carolina colonial ancestors is the South Carolina Magazine of Genealogy and History found at any good regional library the following books are available, viz; The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish from 1680 to 1884 by Clute; The Colonial Clergy of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by Weiss; Huguenot Settlers in America, 1600s-1900s. The last two books available at Also of interest history-wise is Death Notices in The South Carolina Gazette 1732-1775 by Salley. An Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the Colonies of South Carolina and Georgia, 2 volumes, by Alexander Hewatt available online to members of Genealogy Books Candler's Colonial Records of Georgia is found at the Georgia State Archives because these volumes contain letters from South Carolina traders and merchants who had dealings with General Oglethorpe and the trustees. Oglethorpe regularly corresponded with Samuel Eveleigh and Paul Jenys, wealthy Charleston merchants.

Jeannette Holland Austin, author of over 100 genealogy books
South Carolina Pioneers

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