On this site you will find Electronic Records transferred to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History by state and local government agencies for permanent retention. You will also find digitized copies of physical records held at the archives and made accessible online for your convenience. Feel free to explore this site. You may use keyword/full-text search to find specific items or you can browse these holdings. We suggest that if you do use a keyword search, you also browse nearby records to see related materials.
For a description of how the records held by the Archives are structured, please visit this page on the Department of Archives and History’s main website.
Links to archival versions of various state government websites can be accessed online by following this link.
Digitized versions of some of the most frequently used colonial and antebellum records in the Archive’s holdings are available via the Online Records Index available at this link.
Records Currently in SCERA
Click one of the links below to see a current list of records that are available to the public through SCERA. Each page contains links to the relevant records. These lists are updated regularly as new materials are added.
- Birth Certificates, 1915
- British and Private Records
- Local Records
- State Records
- Constitutional and Organic Papers
- Map Collection
Viewing This Site
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29203
If you have a specific question you would like the Archives to research, click on “Historical Request Form” below to submit your query.