South Carolina Vital Records
A law mandating registration of all births and deaths in South Carolina was signed into law on 1 September 1914. Actual registration began in 1915, and South Carolina achieved 90-percent compliance within a few years. South Carolina had no law requiring marriage licenses or registration until 1911, though many earlier records were recorded on the county level.
For birth and death records in the last fifty years and marriage records from 1 July 1950, write:
South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control, Bureau of Vital Statistics, J. Marion Sims Building, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201-1797
For birth and death records from 1915 to "50 years ago," write:
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1430 Senate Street, P.O. Box 11669, Capitol Station, Columbia, SC 29211-1669
For marriage records prior to 1950, write to the probate judge of the county in question.
South Carolina Department of Health - Vital Records