Chesterfield District Genealogy

Chapter of the

South Carolina Genealogical Society

Chesterfield District Genealogy Society

P.O. Box 167 

Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709

Chesterfield District Chapter, S.C.G.S. publishes quarterly the Chesterfield District Chronicle. We hold regular monthly meetings the second Sunday of each month except July and December. Some of the the projects that we are involved in are: collecting church histories from all the denominations in our area and encouraging these churches to have their records microfilmed, adopting and cleaning abandoned cemeteries, and having memorial markers placed for our county’s war dead.

We are a chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society of which there are 13 other chapters all across the state. S.C.G.S. holds a Summer Workshop each July at the South Carolina Archives and History Center in Columbia and their Annual Meeting each Fall. S.C.G.S. publishes quarterly the Carolina Herald and Newsletter and other beneficial books periodically.

If YOU, or anyone you know, has historical records of Chesterfield County, or anyplace, the Chesterfield District Genealogical Society would love to provide you a place to preserve for your original or copies of your family records. 

Please consider donating your historical records to our society or another place of your choice to ensure your family history is safe.

New Website Updates

There are many new record sets that are being inventoried and reviewed for inclusion in the societies record inventory documenting your ancestors past. 

The James Jenkins, James Shuemake and Jordan Journal web pages have been added back into the website. 

New links have been added to the Research page to include a section for African American Research.  We have also added a new caledar and even a Guestbook, both to the right of this section.  Please leave us a note.  

Additional work will be done to start adding indexed information onto the website regarding the holding of the Society.  If you have any records you would like to donate, we can add those to our holdings.  We can also work with you to digitize the records you have so they are protected as well as shared by others.  You can then have the original records back knowing there will always be a copy available in the future.   

Upcoming Meetings and Events

All Society meetings are held at the Old Chesterfield Courthouse, 100 Main Street, Chesterfield SC, 29709 at 3:00 pm on the 2nd Sunday of each Month with the exception of July and December.  Currently Meetings are being held across the street in the Chesterfield Branch Library Meeting Room.

Below is a link to the most comprehensive genealogical training calendar available, literally thousands of class, available in person and in a virtual environment.  Please check out Conference Keeper.org for all your training,  meeting or event needs.  We will attempt to highlight some of these events in our calendar as we can.

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Linda Collins Linda Collins from Cabot, AR 72023 wrote on December 2, 2023 at 11:12 pm
I am glad to know that the Chesterfield District in SC holds regular meetings. My interest in the area is for ancestors for my late husband--Collins lineage. One of these days, I may be able to visit the area, though time is not on my side. The next best option would be that I might find info about his Collins family from area-specific documents that cannot be found online. Is that wishful thinking? Linda Collins, AR
Rebecca Mandrell Rebecca Mandrell from Richland, MI wrote on August 28, 2023 at 12:47 pm
Hello, I am hoping to find photos of my 3rd, 4th and 5th grandparents. They are Tristram Thomas, and Mary Hollingsworth, Joseph Burch Jr and Elizabeth Thomas, Joseph Thomas Burch and Susannah Jackson. Also, if anyone would have them, photos of their son Joseph J Burch and Elizabeth Graves Johnson and their son Moultrie Kirkwood Burch and his wife Julia Huntley. If you might even suggest where to locate those photos, I’d be very grateful. I’m planning a trip south next Spring. Thank you so very much!
Lynne Taylor Montanari Lynne Taylor Montanari from Wenham wrote on July 14, 2023 at 9:48 am
I am looking for the mothers name for Quincy Fletcher deceased 5 March 1974. Quincy’s maiden name was Melton. I believe her mother is a Rody A but I do not know her maiden name. Thank you for any assistance. Lynne
Melora Bacheller Hiler Melora Bacheller Hiler from Canton, GA wrote on May 31, 2023 at 6:46 pm
Hi, I have many ancestors from South Carolina. I am currently researching the Newton and Terrell families in the 17/1800's in Marlboro District. I am trying to find a book by the title, 1790 Cheraw District & 1800, 1810 Chesterfield County, S.C. federal census Authors:Chesterfield County, South Carolina Genealogical Services (Tega Cay, South Carolina) (Editor), James C. Pigg (Editor) Summary:Names are in alphabetical order Print Book, English, ©1997 Publisher:The Services & J.C. Pigg, Tega Cay, South Carolina, ©1997. If you have this book and do look-ups, please let me know ---- or if you know where I can purchase/borrow it. WorldCat lists one copy at the LDS FamilySearch library in SLC. I'm in north Georgia. Thanks for your time! Melora
Martha Rogers Martha Rogers from Asheboro wrote on May 16, 2023 at 8:37 am
The Chesterfield District Chapter, S.C.G.S will hold our May meeting on Sunday, May 21st at 3:00 PM Eastern. For those attending in person, the meeting will be held in the back conference room of the Chesterfield Public Library, located at 119 W Main Street, Chesterfield, SC. The meeting will also be available on Zoom, using the link at the end of this message. This month we are happy to welcome Gale Brown as our guest speaker. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering and is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His presentation will include information on the Family History Library in Cheraw including equipment and library hours. He will also discuss the Family Search computer program and what information is available on the Family Search website. As always, guests are welcome at our meetings. If you have friends or family with an interest in genealogy and history, feel free to share the Zoom link with them or invite them to join us in person at the library. Thanks, Kenny ZOOM INFORMATION: Topic: Chesterfield Genealogy Zoom Meeting Time: May 21, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89915334685?pwd=OE1KNVlrMUZpaXRXTjh3SCtCYlMzUT09 Meeting ID: 899 1533 4685 Passcode: 412581 One tap mobile +16469313860,,89915334685# US +13017158592,,89915334685# US (Washington DC)
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