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Parish Sacramental and Interment records

Identifier: A-01-2011.004

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original sacramental registers; interment records; and loose pages and some correspondence [referred to as addenda] transferred from parish churches to the archives.  These materials record Catholic baptism, first communioin, confirmation, marriage and death in South Carolina.  These records were created to document these sacred acts; these records were not intended to serve as a replacement for civil vital statistics.


  • Created: 1792-1969
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1830-1900
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/12/2011


Conditions Governing Access

Access is limited; consult repository for details.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.


37.00 items (37 ledgers; 6 folders of loose materials.)

Language of Materials



Sacramental registers and interment records from parish churches.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

Physical Access Requirements

Materials are fragile.

Technical Access Requirements

Registers are available in microfilm format.

Custodial History

All parish sacramental and itermet records are transferred to the archives after the records exceed the age of one hundred years.  Cathedral (Charleston) and St. Mary (Charleston) registers were transferred on 19 February 2009.  St. Mary (Edgefiled) were transferred in ca. 1999 while Sister Anne Francis Campbell was diocesan archivists.  St. Patrick (Charleston) and St. Paul (Charleston) registers were transferred on 11 January 2010.

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

2009.009 Diocesan Sacramental Records

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer E. Neal.

Inventory of the Parish Sacramental and Interment records
Jennifer E. Neal
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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US