Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers.
Agricultural rolls are not indexed and are available at South Carolina Department of Archives and History.Mortality Census Schedules Available from June 1 to May 31 for the following years: 1859, 1869, 1879.The Mortality Census Schedules are available at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and the National Archives. Civil War Union Veterans Taken in a speial census in 1890. 1875 State Census Other state censuses exist for South Carolina. Moore, Research Materials in SC, University of SC Press, Columbia, SC 1967, pp.Slaveholder Census The 18 Slaveholder Census lists the names of the slaveholders and the number, age, and sex of slaves. Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service Taken in 1840. The 1875 SC State Census is complete for Clarendon County. A Guide to the Manuscript Collection of South Caroliniana Library, University of SC, Columbia, SC, 1982. 18, 21-28, 32, 36-37, 45-46, 55-61, 66-138, 148, 154, 174.Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.
See South Carolina Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.
For tips on accessing census records online, see South Carolina Census.
If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes.
Available at South Carolina Department of Archives and History. DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Clarendon County residents.
Most church records can be obtained by contacting the individual church. Family Search has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.
If you know your ancestor's church, look for information in the following resources: R. Cote, Local And Family History in SC, Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC, 1981, pp. This bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county.