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Orangeburg County SC Genealogy

Orangeburg County Libraries
Open Daily - Call for Hours
Orangeburg Public Library
510 Lewis St. NE
Orangeburg, SC

Orangeburg County Courts
Clerk of Court
Maintains all criminal and civil court records, evidence; records judgements and Lis Pendens; receives fine and restitution payments.
Family Court
Maintains Family and Juvenile Court records, including divorces, child support and adoptions; receives/disburses child support payments.
Probate Court
Has jurisdiction over all subject matter related to estates of decedents, trusts (inter-vivos or testamentary), issuane of marriage licenses, involuntary commitment of individuals suffering from mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, drug addiction or active TB, and wrongful death or action under the survival statute.
Other Orangeburg County Addresses
South Carolina Department of Archives & History
8301 Parklane Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 896-6100
They currently have some vital records, church records, court records, colonial petitions and correspondence, military records, newspapers, tax records, cemetery records, probate records, maps, federal census records from 1790-1910, and local histories.
Office of Vital Records and Public Health Statistics
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
They currently have birth and death records since January 1915, marriage records since July 1950, and divorce records since July 1962. Call (803) 898-3630 for costs.
For marriages occurring between July 1911 and June 1950, contact the Probate Court in the county where the license was issued. For divorce records occurring between April 1949 and June 1962, contact the County Clerk in the county where the petition was filed.
South Carolina Historical Society
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-3225
fax: (843) 723-8584
Research library hours:
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturdays 9am - 2pm; closed some Saturdays
Call (843) 723-3225 to confirm hours.
National Archives - Southeast Regions
In addition to selected national microfilm records, this branch includes original regional records from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The National Archives - Southeast Region
1557 St. Joseph Avenue
East Point, GA 30344
(404) 763-7477
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Second Saturday of the month: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Federal holidays, and all other Saturdays
This branch of the National Archives holds more than 65,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the Revolutionary War to the present. The original records include photographs, maps, and architectural drawings relating to national history, and include subjects such as regional court records and World War I Draft Registration Cards. Among their national records on microfilm are U.S. Census records for all states from 1790-1920, excluding 1890; census records indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920; military service records, especially those related to the Civil War; passenger arrival lists for Southern and Gulf Ports; and various Native American censuses.



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