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[SC] Deed Records

How do I locate a deed record in Georgetown, SC when all of the records prior to I believe it was 1860(I don't really remember)were destroyed? Does this mean that once I get to "Slave Research" that it will come to an end and I might as well just forget a bout it?

Also, I called the Georgetown County Deed Office a few days ago, and tried to locate Deeds for ancestors. As I gave the lady the names (who was very, very unhelpful) she couldn't find any deeds using the names of my Ancestors. These are houses that I KNOW are there because I have seen them myself. I know they still exist to this day. What is the reason for her not being able to help me locate deeds other than her being a complete b*tch? >(

Lastly, I called the South Carolina State Archives and the guy told me that the deed records aren't very helpful so I won't find anything on them. They offered to send me alist of all the names of all those in the Georgetown County that were owned and I can look at them and see if my ancestors names are on the list. Knowing my luck none of my ancestors are probably on the list. I was going to do it until he told me it wasn't really going to give me any real genealogical information. Sometimes I wonder if I just dropped from the sky because everyone else can find all types of information on their ancestors except me. >(

I am going to contact the South Carolina Historical Society on Monday to see if they can be of any assistance to me. I think this search might be a little easier if I lived in the south. I can head right down to the County Clerk Office in Georgetown. I called the Georgetown County Library to get assistance in getting Cemetery Records. I left a message on the phone for a woman and she never called me back. I called them today and since she is not in today I will have to wait until Monday to call her back. I now have her direct line.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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