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South Carolina Marriage Records

Marriage records or marriage licenses are the legal record of a wedding and its subsequent union. A marriage record contain the original unmarried names of both parties, their place of residence, the date, and also the county and state the marriage occurred in. This is why often marriage records are vital to almost all researchers as they not only provide information but also help unlock the path to other searches with information that is crucial and not easily obtainable Most notably, the brides maiden name. In South Carolina, the Office of Vital Records maintains marriage records. This office has marriage records from 1950 and beyond. It is also possible to receive a report of the event that includes basic facts if you are others denied to obtain the certificate. If you need to find out more about your family history or genealogy, marriage records are sometimes the most easily accessible and most reliable way to trace your ancestry through multiple generations. For quick, often free marriage records you can search online will reveal many records of possible value to your quest. Using the maiden name and possible background information about the bride's family is often essential to expanding your family tree.

 
State of South Carolina Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
4,800,470

 
Under 18:
1,917,059

 
Over 65:
573,098

 
Employed:
2,522,441

 
Land in Square Miles:
30,109.47

 
Acres of Farms:
4,923,845

 
Births:
57,711

 
Deaths:
38,707

 
Infant Deaths:
487

 
 
Murder:
305

 
Forcible Rape:
1,638

 
Robbery:
6,599

 
Assault:
24,149

 
Total Violent Crime:
34,691

 
Burglary:
45,967

 
Larceny \ Theft:
126,064

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
17,652

 
Total Property Crime:
189,683

 
South Carolina Marriage Records Locations
South Carolina DHEC
Vital Records
2600 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29201-1797
Phone:
803-898-3630

Fax:
803-898-3761