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Genealogy Resources at the South Carolina State Library: US Government Records

The South Carolina State Library may not have the genealogy resources you need for family research, but it has important resources for guiding you on to other places, including state and federal agencies and your own county public library

National Archives

Census Bureau

Library of Congress

Social Security Administration

For the Military

National Center for Health Statistics

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has certain resources on their web site to assist persons in tracing their Indian heritage.

  • General statement on tracing family heritage. There is a link to a PDF, Guide to Tracing Indian Ancestry.
  • Tribal Leader directory and other resources