- Marriage Records: State law did not require counties
to record marriages until July of 1911. Chesterfield County, SC
marriage records are kept in the County Probate Office in the Chesterfield
County Courthouse, 200 West Main Street, Chesterfield SC, 29709; (843)
623-2376. Most of the early marriage licenses are in storage and not
available unless requested.
- Birth and Death Certificates: Birth and Death
Certificates are available at DHEC
Office of Vital Records, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC
29201-1708; (803) 898-3630. Death Certificates can be requested for
individuals who have been deceased for over 50 years and specific
information is required. Follow the above link, which provides
information on who can request a birth and/or death certificate with on-line
forms and directions.
The South Carolina Department of
Archives and History also has microfilm copies of Death
Certificates. The cost is less expensive through the Archives.
- Probate Records: Chesterfield County probate records
begin in 1865, due to the burning of the courthouse. The Probate
Office has the records beginning roughly in 1900. Records prior to
that time are maintained at The South Carolina Department of Archives and
History in Columbia, SC.