Parish Sacramental and Interment records
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
- Catholic Church. Diocese of Charleston (S.C.) (Organization)
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.
Materials are arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
Physical Access Requirements
Materials are fragile.
Technical Access Requirements
Registers are available in microfilm format.
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
Processed by Jennifer E. Neal.
- Baptism -- Catholic Church Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Burial records Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Card files Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- First communion -- Catholic Church Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts (document genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Marriage records -- South Carolina Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Registers (lists) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sacraments -- Catholic Church Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Inventory of the Parish Sacramental and Interment records
- Jennifer E. Neal
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Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository
114 Broad Street
Charleston SC 29401 US