Orangeburgh District, South Carolina Land Records Research:
Orangeburgh German-Swiss Genealogical Society
A must visit site for anyone doing research on Orangeburgh genealogy.
Orangeburg County Historical Society
Also known as the Salley Archives, they hold a large amount of historical and genealogical material for Orangeburg County.
Giessendanner Book of Record
Available on this website thanks to the wonderful work done by Joop Giesendanner. These records are also available in published form but this website has the most accurate translations and transcriptions of them.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
The archives is the source for copies of the colonial and state plats used in my research. They now have an on-line index to all of their plats. Colonial plats are available to view online but state plats must be copied at the archives or copies ordered from them.
University of South Carolina Digital Maps
I make frequent use of both the older topographic maps of Orangeburg County and the Historical Soil Survey maps of Orangeburg County. Both sets of maps are particularly helpful in determining how the roads of the area may have changed over time.
Brent Holcomb has published numerous books about South Carolina records that are useful for my research. He is also the editor of the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research. Information about his publications, as well as other South Carolina books he sells, is available at this website.
From Direct Line Software, this is the program I use to map and locate land plats. This site contains information about the software as well as information about land records and research.
Association of Professional Genealogists
The why and how of hiring a professional genealogist.
Board for Certification of Genealogists
Excellent information about genealogical standards and skills.