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FamilySearch has announced new South Carolina genealogy resources to mark the National
Genealogical Society Family History Conference, going on now in Charleston, SC:
Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 have been added to
the FamilySearch record site (this collection hasn’t been indexed, so you’ll need
to browse the record images).
Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977, also have been added (also
Probate records can be helpful in researching African-American ancestors, because
probate files of slave owners often contain inventories of their slaves.
The Civil War, which of course started 150 years ago at Fort Sumter in Charleston
Harbor, is the talk of this year’s NGS conference. Click
here to see FamilySearch’s related announcement about its Civil War records.