To order copies of birth and death certificates, and marriage & divorce records, contact:
South Carolina Office of Vital Records
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Fax: (803) 898-3761
They provide Birth and Death records since 1915. Marriage records since July 1950. Divorce records since July 1962.
Birth and Death records from the 1800’s are often available at the county health department in each county.
Marriage records since 1911 should be available from the Office of Probate in the county where the license was issued.
Divorce records since April 1949 should be available from the County Clerk in the county where the petition was filed.
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- South Carolina Vital records: Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Licenses and Divorces
|Deaths | 1915-1961
South Carolina Department of Health and Environment database of death records between 1915 and 1961.
|Deaths | Cemetery Records
Cemetery records in South Carolina, including cemetery maps, interment records, and a substantial number of burial site photographs.
|Anderson County Divorces
Click on Courts to search the Anderson County Public Access System and Services database for family, probate, civil, criminal, general sessions, and common pleas court records.
|Berkeley County Death Certificates
Select Death Certificates in the Document Type field to search the Berkeley County Register of Deeds Official Records database for death records.
|Charleston County Divorces
Search the Charleston County Court of Common Pleas Civil, Lis Pendens, Criminal and Traffic cases filed after January 1, 1999 and view images.
|Charleston County Marriages
Search the Charleston County Probate Court records for marriage license information by groom name, bride name, or license number.
|Horry County Marriages | 1861-1916
Browse this Horry County Historical Society database by name for marriages recorded in Horry County, South Carolina between 1861 and 1916.
|Spartanburg County Deaths | 1849-1893
Search or browse this Spartanburg County Public Libraries database of obituaries from the Carolina Spartan and the Spartanburg Herald covering the period 1849-1893.
|Spartanburg County Deaths | 1902-1909
Search or browse this Spartanburg County Public Libraries database of the Spartanburg Herald / Spartanburg Journal Death Index covering the period 1902-1909.
|Spartanburg County Deaths | 1902-1919
Search or browse this Spartanburg County Public Libraries database of the Spartanburg Herald / Spartanburg Journal Death Index covering the period 1902-1919.
|Spartanburg County Obituaries
Search or browse this Spartanburg County Public Libraries database of obituaries from the Spartanburg Herald and Herald-Journal.
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