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Online Research

Online Records Index - Database of records from SC Archives holdings indexed by topics, including: Will Transcripts (1782-1855); Records of Confederate Veterans (1909-1973); Plats for State Land Grants (1784-1868); Legislative Papers (1782-1866); Criminal Court Records (1769-1891); School Insurance Photographs (1935-1952); and National Register Properties.

Guide to Collections - Listing of summary information of every record series in the department's archival holdings, with records organized by State, Local, Federal, British, Confederate States of America, Government Records of other States and Nations, and Private Records (records of Churches, Newspapers, Personal Papers, and Organizations).

SCArchCat - Online catalog that allows searching and browsing of information about the holdings of the SC Archives, including non-current state, county, and municipal records, as well as copies of records relating to South Carolina government and history from other government and private sources.

Digital Collections - Selected portions of SC Archives holdings digitized for online access via the Online Records Index, including Confederate Pension Applications (1919-1938); School Insurance Photographs (1935-1952); Grand Jury Presentments to the General Assembly (1783-1877); Colonial Plats; National Register of Historic Places; Will Transcripts (1782-1855); and Militia Enrollments of 1869.

South Carolina State Government Website Archives - Collection of websites from past dates no longer on the live web created by the state agencies of South Carolina's government, includes Meeting Minutes of State Boards and Commissions; photographs and video of significant events in the state's history; state-wide statistics; governmental policies; and other significant state records. 

State Historic Preservation Office's Online Research - Provides links to ArchSite, the state's online cultural resource GIS; select historic contexts and survey reports; the Historical Marker database; National Register of Historic Places records (nominations, select photographs, and maps); a guide to researching historic properties; and the Statewide Survey program's finding aid index.