Welcome   to
Historic Chester County
South Carolina

This page was last updated on Monday, 08-Jan-2007 17:16:32 MST

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This website wholeheartedly supports the efforts of

The Chester District Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 336  RICHBURG, SC  29729

Your membership in the Society is important to research and preservation
of the history of your ancestors.

To find out more, visit our CDGS page here.

A downloadable membership form is available here.

A 2007 updated
 listing of transcripts and publications available from The CDGS is here.


Special Notice!!!!!

The Heritage History of Chester County, Vol. I  and Vol II
Reprints of both Vol I and Vol II ARE AVAILABLE and are priced at $40.00 each.

You must contact The Chester County Historical Society at (803) 385-2330
to arrange for payment method, postage, etc.

NOTE THAT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM HAVE LIMITED HOURS
You must call or visit Wednesdays  11am - 3pm Eastern
or the last Saturday of the month 11am - 3pm



Chester County Military Records Page
Military Rosters and Links for all wars.
   Chester County Family Links Page

The Chester County Family Links Page contains links to other web pages with information on Chester County families. If you have a page that you would like to include, please email me at   mimcga@infoave.net

Chester County Images


Samuel Knox and Amanda Wylie Gill Knox
contributed by Michael McGarity

This page is an experiment; I'd like to include historic photos, family photos, etc. here that pertain to Chester County's history. The only catch is that the photos must be scanned, jpeg images with maximum compression. If the photos are of people, please indentify them. If they are of places or things, tell me what you know. I will include unknown images if you are sure they pertain to Chester County. Your contributions are necessary for this page to work. We'll see what happens.

Family Reunion Information

Go to Family Reunions page

 

Chester County Census Records

Page List 1790 Chester County Census, with links to pages
Transcribed by Su Wilson

A very good transcript of the Chester County Census Records for 1850 and 1860 can be found here by clicking on the link for South Carolina. This is an ongoing volunteer project of the US GenWeb and this link
was submitted by volunteer Ray Beam of Sacramento, CA

 US GenWeb Census Project

 Chester County SC Archives
 


a service of Rootsweb
 

Chester County Cemetery Records and Links

USGenWeb / SCGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project for South Carolina
Volunteer project - please support this. All SC Counties represented
 Chester County Cemeteries in the Tombstone Transcription Project
The Old Shaw Baptist Cemetery
GNIS Cemetery Listings for Chester County
Links to other Cemetery Records of Local and National Interest
NC and SC Cemetery Transcriptions by Bill Floyd
  • includes York, Cherokee, Greenville, and Spartanburg in SC and Buncome, Burke, Cleveland,
  • Gaston, Henderson, Lincoln, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford Counties in NC
  • Longtown Cemetery in Fairfield County
    Alexandra's Family Tree House, Western North Carolina Cemeteries

    The Political Graveyard

    Afrigeneas is a major Internet Resource for African American genealogical researchers with a mailing list,
    an archives, a newsletter, a surname registry, and a Slave Data Project.

    African American Research


    Other Information and Resources Page

    Other items and/or links for Chester and others.

    The Chester County site was recently awarded the Self Family Newsletter Award!
    You can click on the image below to visit their excellent site and view their
    Reunion Information on our Family Reunions page.


     

    The South Carolina Genealogical Society Pages

    Chester County Mail Lists

    SCCHEST2-L
    An email based mailing list for anyone having an interest in Chester County genealogy and research.
    To subscribe, send an email with the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of the message; no subject to:
    scchest2-l-request@rootsweb.com
    this is the "mail mode" list. You will then receive a copy of each email sent by any other subscriber.
    SCCHEST2-D
    To receive one email with all messages included, you need to subscribe in "digest mode" by sending the same email as above to:
    scchest2-d-request@rootsweb.com

    Other Mail Lists of Interest
    SC-GENEALOGY-L
    SCRoots-L.
    All Rootsweb Mail lists.

    SC Statewide Queries
    Search Chester County SCGenWeb