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Collection Just Released on FamilySearch.org: South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926

Robin Foster
by Robin Foster

I thought you would like to know about another collection released on FamilySearch.org containing birth registers for the city of Charleston, South Carolina, 1901-1926. It is entitled South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926. This collection does give you the ability to find the parents of children. Many of these parents were not enumerated on a census because they were born after 1880.

"South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926." Database. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 25 September 2019. Charleston County Public Library; Charleston Archive, South Carolina.
“South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926.” Database. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 25 September 2019. Charleston County Public Library; Charleston Archive, South Carolina.

Search for John Singleton

"South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926." Database. FamilySearch. John Singleton, 18 Jun 1912, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, Male, Colored, John, Charleston, SC, Gertrude Green, Charleston, SC, Certificate 472, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L92N-K1FD, 26 September 2019, Charleston County Public Library; Charleston Archive, South Carolina.
“South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926.” Database. FamilySearch. John Singleton, 18 Jun 1912, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, Male, Colored, John, Charleston, SC, Gertrude Green, Charleston, SC, Certificate 472, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L92N-K1FD, 26 September 2019, Charleston County Public Library; Charleston Archive, South Carolina.

The information that you can expect to learn about each record includes:

  • Birth date
  • Parents’ names
  • Surname and possible given name of child
  • Sex of child
  • Birthplace
  • Occupation of father

To Search the Collection, What Do You Need to Know?

Knowing the name of your ancestor helps along with his or her birth date. Knowing where he or she is born and where the parents are from can help you narrow down the right family especially if these facts were different. For example, the parents might have been born on John’s Island and the child could have been from Charleston. If you learn the residence of the parents with this collection, that can open up a new avenue for you to research them.  

Once you feel you have a match, compare it with records you know to be true. Use more than one or two records that you have proven to be the same.

What if I Can Not Find My Ancestor?

Remember that people often went by nicknames or abbreviations instead of using their formal name. Search for them using any known nicknames or common abbreviations. Maybe you will find them that way.

For more assistance see How to Find South Carolina Birth Records.

Sharpen the Saw

Using the parents’ name and birth place, it is possible to find their parents. It is also possible to find their church and cemetery. Have you had any success with this? Let us know how on the Facebook Group.

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