Old St. Bartholomew Chapter
of South Carolina Genealogical Society

Physical Address: 609 Black  Street, Walterboro, SC 29488

Mailing Address: 418 Wichman Street, Walterboro, SC 29488


The Old St. Bartholomew  Chapter is one of 18 chapters of the South Carolina Genealogical Society. The State Society was founded in 1970 and currently has over 2,000 members. A person who joins the Old St. Bartholomew Chapter is automatically a member of the South Carolina Genealogical Society, which is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization. The SCGS was chartered by the Secretary of State for South Carolina. The Internal Revenue Code, Section 501 (c) (3) allows tax deductions for the value of material donated to the chapter.  The Chapter directs its own activities as a member of the parent society. The Chapter's publications are of particular interest to the geographical area, while the Society's publications seek to serve the entire state. Through these publications, members may seek or share genealogical information.  The mission of the Old St. Bartholomew Chapter is to raise the standards of genealogical research through educational programs and workshops, publications of genealogical data, promotion of the collection and preservation of records, and the stimulation of a general interest in genealogy and family history. 

Historian Spoke to Local Genealogy Group

Did you know that a nineteenth-century Colleton County landowner had a direct link to one of the most revered events in U.S. Marine Corps history, that an American industrial icon was named for a tract of land in Colleton County, and that one of the most important National Park Service directors came from humble roots in Colleton? Rural and relatively unknown to outsiders, Colleton County has produced some fascinating connections to very famous Americans and American events throughout our history.  Charles Philips, a historian with Brockington and Associates spoke of some of Colleton's world-wide influence. The program is entitled, "Colleton County Connections: People and the Events they Inspired."  Click Here to view the information.

New Bylaws

The Board of Directors requested that Article IX - Dissolution of Chapter be updated to insure that the assets would be remain local.   These Bylaws were updated and adopted by a unanimous affirming vote of the OSBC members present at the January 10, 2014 meeting.


Colleton County Yearbooks Online

Mizpah United Methodist Church at Buford's Bridge, SC

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Rice Planter Newsletters (Password Protected)

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Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive Other Georgia Newspaper Archives
Old Bylaws New Bylaws for 2014
Burial places of our American soldiers in Europe

Burial places of our American soldiers in USA

Family Bible Record Project 

New Slave Database of 75,000 Slaves

Funeral Homes with Online Obituaries SCGS Cemetery GPS Mapping Project
Open Hours Grand Opening of the Research Center
10th Anniversary Photos of Research Center
Colleton Museum Query1        Query2
Map to 609 Black Street Directions to Genealogy Research Center
Louisiana Death Database Online Pictures of Genealogy Research Center
The Capital was Jacksonboro Rules of Conduct
Beginner's Online Sites Archives Book Catalog


Books Available from the Chapter

Officers of the Chapter

Scheduled meetings of the Chapter

Links to Colleton County Sites

Colleton County Boundaries

Chapter Surnames Roster By Surname Chapter Surnames Roster By Researcher
Chapter Surnames Roster By E-Mail View Copy of Charter
Casualties from WWII, Vietnam and Korea Casualties from Korea
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Huguenot Society of South Carolina
South Carolina Genealogical Society Colleton County - USGenWeb
SCIway - South Carolina's Front Door S.C. - Historical and Genealogical Organizations
Index for The Press and Standard SC Death Certificates 1915-1958
Chicora Foundation (Cemetery Laws) Cemetery Listing of Colleton County
Charleston County Marriage License Search Richland County Marriage License Search
Lexington County Marriage License Search Richland County Public Library Obituaries
Delayed Birth Certificates Hendersonville High Alumni Web Site
Ellis Island Passenger Information Castle Garden Passenger Information
Methodist Obituary Index at Wofford College Current Weather in Walterboro


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We cannot do extensive research for members, but do answer inquiries and make suggestions. A list of paid researchers can be obtained from the SC State Archives, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223 (803-896-6100).

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For additional information about the chapter, E-Mail David Hiott at dhiott@lowcountry.com

2014 Old St. Bartholomew Chapter of SCGS

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