Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

South Carolina Archives

This site is free to access and free to use if you need to research family in the state of South Carolina. You'll find several groups of documents here including:
Confederate Pension Applications 1919 - 1938 - 10,242 items

Criminal Journals 1769 - 1776 - 2,087 items

Index to Multiple Record Series ca. 1675 -1929 -173,042 items

Legislative Papers 1782 - 1866 - 53,489 items

National Register of Historic Places - 1,415 items

Plats for State Land Grants 1784 - 1868 - 51,809 items >br>
School Insurance Photographs 1935 - 1952 - 2,662 items

Will Transcripts 1782 - 1855 - 11,059 items


FingersTX said...

I just wanted to thank you for the link to this great database. My investigation has recently shifted to South Carolina, and I found a wealth of information in the first five minutes there. What a great resource! I'm so glad I found your blog!


Jerry said...

You are quite welcome. Glad that someone is actually viewing my blog. I was beginning to get worried that I had no visitors.