Source Information

Ancestry.com. South Carolina, Delayed Birth Records, 1766-1900 and City of Charleston, South Carolina, Birth Records, 1877-1901 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
Original data: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina.

About South Carolina, Delayed Birth Records, 1766-1900 and City of Charleston, South Carolina, Birth Records, 1877-1901

This database contains approximately 25,000 birth records (returns) for the city of Charleston, South Carolina from the years 1877-1901. Charleston began keeping birth records in 1877. It also contains approximately 55,000 delayed birth records (applications for birth certificates) from throughout the state, covering the years 1766-1900. Information available in this database includes:

  • Child’s name

  • Birth date

  • Birthplace

  • Parents’ names

Additional information, such as the child’s gender and race, birth town, parents’ birthplaces and father’s occupation, may also be listed and can be found by viewing the image of the birth record.