Sumter County Genealogical Center

The Sumter County Genealogical Society has limited research staff. Write, call, or email to see if your research needs can be accommodated through the local organization. Email is preferred and will result in a quicker response.

Usual charges (contract research) starts at a $30 per 1st hour for a deposit, plus the cost of copies and mailing plus an additional $20-40 per hour after that depending on researcher available at time of request. Make your request as specific as possible, providing all relevant information.

Physical address:

Sumter County Genealogical Society
122 N Washington St., Sumter, South Carolina 29150

Mailing address:

Sumter County Genealogical Society
122 N Washington St., Suite B, Sumter, South Carolina 29150


A list of professional researchers (for paid research in South Carolina) may be obtained from:

South Carolina Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, S.C. 29223

or from:

South Caroliniana Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, S.C. 29208

Many South Carolina county libraries maintain similar lists.


Please feel free to post any queries or questions that you may have about your research.  Our volunteers will be happy to assist you in providing any information that we have on your request.  You will receive a response in a timely manner.

When making a querie; please include as much information as possible such as date of birth, date of death, places of birth and death of your ancestor and any other information that you think will be necessary to comply with your request.  The dates do not have to be exact.

**Query Fees may apply