Parish Registers of Prince George Winyah Church, Georgetown, South Carolina, 1815-1936
Brent H. Holcomb
The year of 1996 marked the 275th anniversary of the establishment of Prince George Winyah Parish. Since vital records in South Carolina are largely a twentieth century phenomenon, the publication of any record containing records of births, marriages, and deaths prior to that time is important. The Prince George Winyah registers are even more important because of the loss of records in Georgetown District for the antebellum period. As we approach the twenty-first century, we are realizing that nineteenth century and early twentieth century records are gaining importance. The first known register of Prince George Winyah Parish begins in 1815 and ends in 1916. The second register, 1916-1936, is included also in this volume. These registers contain records of baptisms, burials, confirmations, marriages, and lists of communicants. The burials of elderly persons in the first few decades of the first register are for persons who were born in the colonial period. The entries in these registers for slaves, negroes, and free persons of color will be a boon to those interested in African-American history and genealogy.
2019, 5½x8½, paper, index, 202 pp