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Florence National Cemetery
Site of the Florence Stockade


Florence National Cemetery
On National Cemetery Road in Florence (in what was old Darlington District) at the site of the Confederate prisoner of war camp known as the
Florence Stockade.


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Updated Links - October, 2015

Updated:
Helen's Little Corner


Links Added in January, 2013

New FACEBOOK Category:
Marion-Dillon Genealogy Group on Facebook
South Carolina Genealogical Society on Facebook

County Histories
DAR - New Genealogical Research System
Genealogy Book Links
Genealogy Trails (South Carolina)
Georgetown County Historical Society UPDATED 4/05/15
GNIS Place Name Locator
Slaveholders & Slaves in Marion County
USGS Topographical Maps to Download

Marion County featured on PBS "History Dectectives"


Notice: Some of the links on this page may lead to commercial sites. The Pee Dee Chapter is not in any way recommending any product that might be for sale on these linked pages; rather we are making an effort to get useful information to our members and to the general genealogical community. Sometimes this information is found on commercial sites - for instance, the DeedMapper website sells mapping software. But they also have pages of information on land measurements, etc. that is sometimes difficult to find. Because we link to a page does not mean we endorse any products found there.

     

Pee Dee Area Genealogical & Historical Societies, etc.

South Carolina Genealogical Society
NEW: South Carolina Genealogical Society on Facebook

Brief South Carolina county histories are posted at Oconee Chapter website.

Chesterfield District Chapter, SCGS

Old Darlington District Chapter, SCGS


Darlington County Historical Commission

Georgetown County Historical Society

Horry County Historical Society

Three Rivers Historical Society Williamsburgh County, Pee Dee area

Yauhannah Genealogy A must see for anyone with lower Marion surnames.

Grand Strand Genealogy Club For Myrtle Beach area residents.


Robeson County NC Historical and Genealogical Society


GenWeb Links, Pee Dee Area

Chesterfield County Genweb

Darlington County Genweb

Dillon County Genweb


Old stalls (former home of Kate, the red mule) & peach blossoms on the Church/Brewer farm in Dillon County.

Florence County Genweb

Georgetown County Genweb

Horry County Genweb

Marion County Genweb


Crutchelow School in Marion County stands on the banks of Crutchelow Branch, a little northwest of Nichols near the Dillon County line on the old road from Nichols to Gaddy's Mill (State Road 43). Typical of the old two-room schools that were in use around 1900 and into the 20th Century, Crutchelow School was still standing in 2015, though much deteriorated. (Note the two clumps of mistletoe in the highest tree limb behind the school. The mistletoe is often shot from the trees to hang as Christmas decorations.)

Marlboro County Genweb

Williamsburg County Genweb

South Carolina GenWeb

South Carolina Genweb Archives Many records have been transcribed by volunteers and posted to the Genweb Archives. Use their search engine to look for your surname in individual counties, or all SC counties.


Robeson County, NC Genweb
(New location and webmaster, Blake Tyner.)


 

Local Online Resources

FACEBOOK RESOURCES

Marion & Dillon County SC Genealogy Group on Facebook
"Post questions, old photos to identify, and connect with other genealogical researchers of Marion & Dillon Counties!" Brainchild of Phyllis Thomas and under her management, this group is going to be an exciting place for discussion of local families and events. (This isn't a Pee Dee Chapter sponsored group, but it seems likely to fill a need for online queries and interaction among chapter members and others who enjoy social networking.)

South Carolina Genealogical Society on Facebook
News of SCGS events, other chapter events, statewide queries and replies, etc.


DILLON

Dillon County Library (Dial-up warning)
Links to all three branches. (All obituary and marriage license databases have been moved to Helen's Little Corner - Helen B. Moody.)

Dillon Herald Newspaper
Yes, Dillon County's own newspaper is now online, and a very nice website it is. In addition to local news and obituaries, online visitors will be able to register for free and post comments about articles, participate in online polls, and post events to the community calendar which will likely be the most extensive calendar covering Dillon County events in the area.

Dillon County on SCIway
Many Dillon County and South Carolina resources. Excellent website.

Helen's Little Corner - Dillon County obituaries, marriages, and much more. Numerous obituaries, mostly from the early Dillon Herald Newspaper - now includes an index to Veterans' Obituaries. Brides and grooms from the earliest Marriage Index Books in the Dillon County Probate Judge's Office are being added. A number of early 1900s Dillon Herald articles of local interest have been transcribed. Use the site search engine to find your surname instantly.


FLORENCE

Florence County Library (Dial-up warning)
The Florence County Library changed their website drastically recently. It seems now to run on javascript with many other bells and whistles, so those of us with only dial-up access to the internet may not be able to load the library webpages. If you encounter any problems loading the site, it is suggested that you contact the library directly at 843-662-8424.

Francis Marion University, Rogers Memorial Library
(Florence County)

Florence County on SCIway
Many Florence County and South Carolina resources. Excellent website.


MARION

Marion News on SCNow (Dial-up warning)

Marion County on SCIway
Many Marion County and South Carolina resources. Excellent website.

Marion County Libraries
The Marion Library is scanning & posting some of their historical documents

Olde Towne Marion
Olde Towne Marion, formerly known as Historic Marion Revitalization Association, has links to other local sites, including a link to the Facebook page of The Hugh Giles Reg't of Revolutionary War reenactors. The book, IMAGES OF AMERICA - Marion County, South Carolina published by Historic Marion Revitalization Association with Arcadia Press, 1999, is available from various commercial sites and may be found via a websearch.


SOUTH CAROLINA MISCELLANEOUS COUNTY DATA

County Histories
Brief South Carolina county histories at Oconee Chapter, SCGS website.

Genealogy Trails
Various record abstracts and excerpts for each of the South Carolina counties, submitted by volunteers. (Other states and counties are also part of this site.) Underutilized and virtually unknown, there is much of interest posted on the Pee Dee area county pages. On the downside, sources are not always clearly indicated ("public records" is not a citation that will help a researcher find the original) and the cemetery database for Marion and Dillon Counties is woefully incorrect in many instances - names and locations of many cemeteries are simply wrong. For those reasons, it was unclear whether or not to link to this site, but the good information there, such as biographies and an index to the early death certificates, may provide clues for researchers.

Pee Dee Research Group on Yahoo This group was created by Pee Dee Chapter member Helen Wiggins and by Dennis Shelley. Focus is on obituaries and other records of the counties along and near the Pee Dee River of North and South Carolina.


OTHER

Coastal Carolina University, Kimbel Library (Horry County)

Coker College Library (Darlington County)


South Carolina & Other Research Facilities Online

South Carolina Department of Archives & History SCDAH has reorganized their site and it is much easier to get around in. Be sure to check out their online index to selected records. Some record series have been scanned and are available online (Civil War Pension Applications, School Insurance Photos), and more are planned.

SCDAH Online Index A searchable index to many record series at the SC Archives. Series indexed includes colonial land grants, plats and memorials; state plats; many other records are indexed here. Poke around, read the Record Series Descriptions. There is much to learn and much research can be done at this site.

Many images of the old records have been scanned and are now available online. These include the 1919-1936 Civil War Pensions for CSA veterans and widows; also a number of African-American pensioners. Some of the plats have been scanned in, including the SC Colonial plats that were recorded in the Colonial Plat Books. Images of early Presentments by South Carolina grand juries from various districts are online, as are old insurance school pictures from the early to mid 20th Century for most counties.

South Carolina Historical Society with searchable catalogs.

Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Leonardo Andrea Files An important and often overlooked resource for some local families.

Clements Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. See their collection of original South Carolina documents, especially from the colonial and Revolutionary War period. They will perform a search, or rent the microfilm. The Lyttleton Manuscript Collection contains materials of early South Carolina governor William Henry Lyttleton. There are also collections of papers of the British commander in South Carolina during the Revolution, Sir Henry Clinton, and the American general, Nathanael Greene.

Documenting the American South First Hand Narratives of the American South. A site provided by the University of North Carolina. Contains full transcriptions of important documents, manuscripts, first hand accounts, etc. Includes such items as the diary of Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, slave narratives, Confederate War accounts, much more. Click here to see all the collections: The NORTH CAROLINA COLONIAL RECORDS have been posted on this site.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Search for manuscripts and their repositories. A brief search turned up such things as South Carolina slaves in a Pennsylvania Repository; Orderly Books of Francis Marion; William Moultrie, Peter Horry, and the 2nd SC Regiment in a library in San Marino, California. The letterbook of Lieutenant Edward J. Means who was Commandant of the Confederate Naval Station at Marion Court House, South Carolina includes names, ages, classifications of men employed at the Pee Dee Navy Yard, correspondence, more - in a library in Baton Rouge. No telling what else may be located using this site.

Virginia Religious Petitions A Collaborative Project of The Library of Congress and The Library of Virginia, with links to explanations of petitions, maps of Virginia, and a search engine that pulls up images of the original petitions. Especially helpful for Virginia counties such as Nansemond and Isle of Wight where many Pee Dee families originated.

Libraries - World Catalog A search engine for every book in every library in the world. Well, almost. They state: Over 1 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Names in South Carolina http://www.cas.sc.edu/ISS/SCNames
Link no longer goes to the pages described below and can't be found elsewhere.

Volumes I-XII, 1954-1965, Edited by Claude Henry Neuffer. The complete text of these volumes is posted on the University of South Carolina website. Browse, reading each page, or use their search engine for pages that contain specific words (though search seems to have some problems). There are occasional errors in spelling, due to apparent use of optical character recognition software. For those who aren't familiar with this series by Professer Neuffer, be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.


 

Miscellaneous Sites

Cemeteries, Cemetery Preservation, etc.

The Association for Gravestone Studies A non-profit international organization founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS promotes the study of gravestones from historical and artistic perspectives, expands public awareness of the significance of historic gravemarkers, and encourages individuals and groups to record and preserve gravestones.

Findagrave.com
Search on one name, name of cemetery, county, or browse. Based on user input. As with online family group sheets and charts, the quality of the information is as good as the submitter.

Grave Matters: The Preservation of African-American Cemeteries
Excellent and informative online publication by the Chicora Foundation.


Ethnic Research

Afrigeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.

Argyll Colony Plus
Highland Scots information.

Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware by Paul Heinegg. "The history of the free African American community as told through the family history of most African Americans who were free in the Southeast during the colonial period." The whole book is published online. A number of Pee Dee area families are discussed in Heinegg's book.

Grave Matters: The Preservation of African-American Cemeteries Excellent and informative online publication by Chicora Foundation.

Huguenot Society of South Carolina
Early French Protesant Immigrants to South Carolina.

Low Country Africana (Dial-up warning)
Fascinating, beautiful site with lots of content, many transcribed documents are going up on this site, including volunteer transcriptions of colonial South Carolina probate records of slave inventories. Helpful for all researchers, black and white.

Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek
At a new location on SCiWay

Pee Dee Indian Tribe of South Carolina
The Pee Dee Indian People who reside in Marlboro, Dillon and Marion Counties,South Carolina. The history page is a must read. Also contains tribal eligibility requirements, fund raising efforts, general news about events and about the tribe, and more. Thanks to Regina Rogers for this link.

Perkins Trial in Tennessee
Trial to determine color of Perkins family from Pee Dee area of South Carolina.

Scottish History Online (Dial-up warning)
Historian Robert Gunn's 'Scottish, Celtic & medieval History Online'.

Slave Narratives - Federal Writers' Project A Library of Congress site. The easiest way to find narratives for the Marion/Dillon/Florence County area is to search on Annie Ruth Davis. Davis was the local interviewer, and there are many interviews online for residents of Marion County, and several for Florence and Dillon. The related links on this page will provide a good understanding of the project and the times.

Also at the Library of Congress see: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 for stories of white southerners. Select South Carolina then search on Marion, Dillon, Florence, etc.

Slaveholders and African-American Surnames, 1860-1870
A potentially useful tool for African-American research, this compilation of the largest slaveowners in Marion County, South Carolina in 1860 explains how these names can be compared with African-American surnames in 1870 for the same county, or for other states and counties. The Marion County page is part of a large compilation of many slaveholding states and counties on the main website: Overview & other States & Counties


The Land & the Waterways

Site of Burch's Ferry - an early crossing on a big curve in Great Pee Dee River. It was near here at Joseph Burch's Mill, toward the end of the Revolutionary War, that General Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) signed the final truce with Major Micajah Gainey, leader of the Pee Dee Loyalist Militia.

The image above consists of three of Hal Eaddy's photos that have been "stitched" together for this panoramic view. He was standing on the Florence County side, looking across to Marion County.


Burch's Ferry Landing on the Florence County side of the river, looking toward Marion County. The slough shown in the center of the photo may have been part of the old ferry works. Similar features have been observed at other old ferry sites in the Pee Dee area.
Carolina Bays
Explanations & theories, graphics, and links to other Carolina Bay sites.

Coastal South Carolina Guide Interesting photos of Great Pee Dee River.

Pee Dee River Basin Clickable map with information on all SC rivers on the South Carolina DHEC website. Lots of information about the Pee dee River and its tributaries.

South Carolina Scenic River Project
Information and some great photos. See the sections on the Great and Little Pee Dee Rivers.

Cheraw to Georgetown, 1928 This link no longer works.
http://gulahiyi.blogspot.com/2007/10/1934-canoe-trip-down-great-pee-dee.html
Excerpts from A Voyage Down the Yadkin-Great Pedee River by The Rev. Douglas Rights, posted by an anonymous blogger who stated he was the author's son. Google searches failed to turn up the text of the file, but the book can be found for sale on various sites.

Interstate 73 Website at SCDOT Most recent maps, news, updates on the highway that is scheduled to traverse the Pee Dee counties of Marlboro, Dillon, Marion, and Horry.

WATER MILLS


Page's Mill on Bear Swamp at Lake View in Dillon County.
Page's Mill was originally built in the 1800s and formerly was Ford's Mill. The present mill house, built in the 1920s to replace the older mill, is still standing in 2005, and was still grinding corn until about 1950. The huge waterwheel was slung horizontally beneath the floor. Water was directed under the millhouse and through sluice gates in the dam to the wheel, which turned the gears that spun the stone wheels that ground the corn. As the waterwheel turned, the whole building shook and groaned and rumbled all over. It just thrilled the soul of the little three year old who was allowed to go on the mule-drawn wagon to accompany her grandfather to have the corn ground. One of my best memories is being hoisted by the miller up onto the platform, then being lifted even higher to look down into the hopper, and watch the corn as it swirled down through the chute to the millstones, then watch the meal pour out through another chute into the waiting bushel basket lined with an old flour bag. What wonderful mysteries for a little girl to be privy to!

The original dam, built by slave labor, is almost visible beneath the treeline in the above photo. The dam runs from the back of the mill house all the way to the town of Lake View just across the swamp, and in my grandparents' youth was referred to as "Lover's Lane." The mills that dotted the Pee Dee landscape were active community centers from the beginning of settlement, until the last one finally shut down. Page's Mill was one of the last ones.

Pond Lily Mill Restorations Almost verything you ever wanted to know about old watermills, by the man who restores them.


SURVEYING & LAND RECORDS

The Virtual Museum of Surveying
See especially the part about surveying the North Carolina / South Carolina State Line.

DeedMapper
Lots of very useful information is on the site about deeds and surveying. The program itself is expensive and has a difficult learning curve, but works well.


Maps

So many maps and map programs - so little time! This is just a beginning....

Many of the sites that contain maps are slow loading but are often very well worth the wait. Some may be commercial sites. We do not necessarily recommend any product or service that may be offered.

Aerial Photos PEE DEE AERIAL PHOTOS - MAPS! by the Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Council. Digital Orthographic Quadrangle; Low resolution aerial photos, 7.5 minute at full size. Downloadable.

Historical Maps & Atlases at Genealogy, Inc.

Interactive Historical County Maps at Newberry Library
An amazing thing. Redraws county maps for most states based on the date you enter. Even does a pretty good job on South Carolina and our myriad and confusing historical counties, districts, and parishes. Easy to follow the county line changes throughout the years. Lots of other information. Experiment by clicking on different viewing options on the right hand side, enlarge the map, etc.

A most helpful and detailed commentary on South Carolina county, district, and parish changes can be accessed from the map for South Carolina, or directly at this link: Newberry Library Commentary on SC Jurisdictions

MapCard
A commercial site for creating and saving your own topographical, aerial, and other maps.

Map Machine (Dial-up warning)
By National Geographic. Type in your zip code, and choose from any number of maps from coutour, topographical, aerial, etc.

North Carolina Maps
At the University of North Carolina website. Includes historical maps, Sanborn Insurance Maps, and maps of all the NC counties.

RandMcNally.com (Dial-up warning)
Similar to Mapquest.

SCDOT County Maps
Downloadable pdf files of the official county road maps.

University of Alabama Map Collections Pages of South Carolina historical maps. If the jpeg link doesn't work you may need to download the Mr. Sids viewer to view & zoom in.

University of Virginia - Cultural Maps Many map links.

USGS - United States Geogological Survey Topo Maps
Find and click on the "Map Locator" link on the Welcome page to download free topographical and other maps (or order prints of same). For genealogists, the best topo maps are the older ones under the heading "Historical Topographical Maps" as they often have more detail than newer ones. Free downloads of older topo maps are also offered at Archive.org.

USGS Place Name Search - GNIS
Search the Geographical Names Information System database for cemeteries, churches, streams, towns, etc. Or select "cemetery" for example, and the name of your county, and pull up all the listed cemeteries in that county for browsing. Geograhical coordinates are also given. This is the database and locator used by sites such as Findagrave and Google Maps.

TerraServer Now Microsoft Research Maps.
Topographical and aerial maps.


 

Military

CIVIL WAR - WAR BETWEEN THE STATES - OLD FEDERAL WAR

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System A website by the National Park Service, with sections on both Confederate and Union Soldiers, Sailors, Regiments, Battles, Cemeteries, Black History, more. Fully searchable. I clicked on Regiments, then Confederate, State: SC. Since I didn't know the unit, I selected from the function: Artillery. The page that came up listed all the artillery units from South Carolina. I clicked on Manigault's Battalion,SC Artillery, and got a screen giving a brief history of the unit, also called 'Manigault's Seige Train' and an option to search for my soldier, or to look at a list of all the soldiers in that unit. I selected search, typed in James Church, and up popped my great great grandfather's Company and rank. What a great site - Helen Moody sent us this one.

Friends of the Florence Stockade (on Wikipedia)
Formerly at: http://home.att.net/~florencestockade/friends.htm
This website is down but I am hesitant to remove it. Wikipedia has a good description and history with some links.

Also see: South Caroline History Trail and Florence National Cemetery

Marion County in the War Between the States - on Marion Genweb. Victoria Proctor has a really good collection of reference material and data on the individual men and units who served from Marion County.

South Carolina in the Civil War Many, many links.


REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Daughters of the American Revolution National DAR website.
"The DAR is excited to announce that the Genealogical Research System (GRS), a combination of several extensive genealogical databases, is now available online! Please use this free resource to look up your Patriot. Because this information is available, the Patriot Index Lookup Service is now closed." Thanks to Jerri White.

Francis Marion - 1778 Muster Roll
This original document from the Revolutionary War is the muster roll of officers of the Second South Carolina Regiment on the Continental Establishment, signed by its commander, Lt. Col. Francis Marion (1732-1795), Sullivan’s Island, December 1, 1778. Scanned image posted on the Francis Marion University Website.

Pensions at Fold3.com (formerly Footnote.com). A paid subscription site with scans of numerous original documents. Also other series relating to the Revolutionary War including Compliled Service Records of soldiers. Many other record series are going online at this site.

More Pensions Transcriptions posted on the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution Website. Charles Baxley has added a search engine to use with the hundreds of pension declaration now posted on his website. Also other resources, including links to battle websites, maps, etc.

Loyalists: The Online Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies A great resource for the "other side" - many of our Pee Dee ancestors rode with the tory militia led by Ganey and Barfield. (Actually, many rode on both sides, at one time or another - many former Tories rode with Marion after the truce.) This site has numerous original documents, musters, and gives a rare look at the Loyalist side. You'll have to search the site for the South Carolina references.


 

Miscellany

ARCHAEOLOGY in South Carolina

Chicora Foundation Use their search engine to look for articles of interest, or find their list of publications for articles about the Pee Dee area. They also offer several booklets on cemetery preservation.


BARREL MAKING

Barrel Making and Coopers
All you ever wanted to know about barrel making. Many of our ancestors were adept at this skill. Barrels had many uses on frontier and farm, and was especially useful in the naval stores business.

BOOKS

Genealogy Book Links
Indentifies and links to freely available digitized American biographies, genealogies and history books online.


CENSUS

Census Tools Just what it says. Forms and spreadsheets to download to use with all the census years. Also other forms for recording cemetery data, ship manifests, research logs, more. All free.


DNA

Family Tree DNA
Lots of questions answered; links to family DNA projects; and they offer a free video. It's very informative, the chapter watched it at one of our meetings.

Georgetown District, SC DNA Project
Anyone with family roots (prior to the Civil War) in the area that was Old Georgetown District, South Carolina, established in 1769, is invited to participate. Georgetown District was comprised of Dillon, Florence (eastern half), Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Williamsburg Counties. The website shows several Pee Dee area names tested and posted.


HISTORICAL MARKERS, PLACES, ETC.

National Register of Historical Places in SC ...A MUST SEE...
Link has been changed - now goes to the SC Archives & History site, with many photos and details. There are also links to the nomination forms (pdf files) for the sites. Many photos of the Marion, Dillon, and Latta Downtown Historic Districts.

Pee Dee Cultural Heritage Pee Dee Area Historical Markers.
This site is maintained by: Pee Dee Resource Conservation and Development Council, 300 Russell St. Rm. 209, Darlington, SC 29532


LEGAL DICTIONARIES

Bouvier's 1856 Legal Dictionary Very useful for those old, archaic terms.

Duhaime's

Findlaw


NEWSPAPERS

Dillon Herald Newspaper (Dial-up warning)
Dillon County's own newspaper is now online.

Virginia Gazette Index 1736-1780
Many families who settled in the Pee Dee region came from Virginia. This early Virginia newspaper index is searchable by date or name. The index leads to scanned images of the newspaper pages. A valuable resource on the Colonial Williamsburg, VA Website.


OBITUARIES

Pee Dee Research Group on Yahoo This group was created by Pee Dee Chapter member Helen Wiggins and by Dennis Shelley. Focus is on obituaries and other records of the counties along and near the Pee Dee River of North and South Carolina.

Obituary Index from The State Newspaper
Debbie Bloom of the Richland County Public Library in Columbia maintains this excellent portal to obituaries and death notices of people from all over South Carolina. Thanks to Mary Lewis for the link.

Obituary Index to the Methodist Conference Newspapers
At the Wofford College website, this simple search engine allows searches on county, last name, etc. The Archives has issues of The Advocate from 1837, and its successor newspaper, The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate. Link suggested by William Durant.

RELIGION

Baptists in South Carolina Full text of A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN AMERICA, AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD by David Benedict, first published in 1813. Also see the Table of Contents for chapters on North Carolina, Virginia and other states. The section on the Welch Neck Baptist Association is especially pertinent to the Pee Dee area.

Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury's Journal (Dial-up warning)
Volumes 1 & 2, text with notes. Asbury's travels in the Pee Dee area in 1787 are chronicled in Vol I, Chapters 15, 16, and 19.


General Genealogy Links

Ancestry.com Searchable databases, census images, much more.
(Subscription site)

Cyndi's List The most comprehensive guide to genealogical sources on the web.

CYNDI NOW HAS TWO PAGES FOR SOUTH CAROLINA:
Cyndi's MAIN Page for SOUTH CAROLINA
Cyndi's LOCALITIES Page for SOUTH CAROLINA

Fold3.com (dial-up warning)
Formerly Footnote.com. This is a paid subscription site. Scanned mages of pension records and numourous other official documents. The official NARA records are going online with many others. Most recently the early South Carolina recorded Estate Inventories are being scanned and indexed.

Genealogy.com Census images, census disks for sale, and more. (Subscription site)

I Dream of (I Dream of Genealogy)
Free genealogical databases to upload and access. Includes cemeteries, Bibles, Court & land records, lost heirlooms, much more. Suggested by Jerri White.

Rootsweb The oldest free genealogy site. Home of the major List Archives.
To access the new search engine for the Rootweb Mailing List Archives (SCMarion, SCDillon, etc.): click on Mailing Lists in top menu.

South Carolina on Rootsweb South Carolina pages hosted by Rootsweb.

Search Engine for Genealogists - Onestep
Onestep by Steve Morse is a tool for searching various genealogical and related sites that are difficult to search with the usual search engines. Searces databases in Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.com, and many others. Easy to enter data on names, dates, etc. Loads of options. Suggested by Debbie Kerner.


 

General Reference

Home Town Locater Plug in the name of a town or zip code and get a community profile, including demographics, libraries, newspapers, weather, maps (topographical, aerial, Mapquest) and much more; plug in the name of a county and it returns all the towns within the county.

Pee Dee Tourism Commission The official tourism website of SC. Click on the Pee Dee County of interest for information on accomodations, shopping, etc. Click on the South Carolina logo, and select to receive a Free Travel Kit containing a map of South Carolina and other travel resources.

"Sandlapper" Magazine
Articles in back Issues are indexed here. Always interesting articles on South Carolina history, artifacts, geography, and SC culture, along with great photographs.

SCIway - South Carolina Information Highway Tourist info, towns, government - all sorts of useful South Carolina links. This is the largest directory of South Carolina information on the Internet.


 

White Oak Landing

White Oak Landing on Little Pee Dee River
Britton's Neck

Slightly northeast of Giles Bay on Little Pee Dee River at the mouth of Alligator Run, White Oak Landing is on lands that belonged to or bounded on the Fladger family in Britton's Neck. Britton's Neck refers to that lower part of Marion County between Little and Great Pee Dee Rivers. That is not a white oak in the photograph, but a cypress. Cypress "knees" can be seen jutting up out of the water. It was at little landings like this that the settlers built their rafts from timbers they had felled, loaded them with their logs and farm products, and floated them on down the river to Georgetown to sell. This practice went on until sometime in the early 20th Century.

 

 


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