Free South Carolina Obituaries and Obituary Index Links

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information, and sometimes more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family.  This family name information is often not found anywhere else.
Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists, a great number of indexes to death information and obituaries from newspapers have been provided for free online.  These searchable indexes or index lists provide the location in old newspapers where the obituary can be found. Sometimes the obituary clipping or transcription is even provided.
Below is a list of links to South Carolina obituary indexes, an alternative means to newspaper searching to find obituary information. If the newspaper clippings are available, or if the obituaries are transcribed, they will be denoted. Please be aware that if you find a desired obituary in an index, that the holder of the actual obituary (e.g., library or genealogical society) may charge a small fee to send you a copy of the obituary itself.
(Updated January 2021; recently added links are in BOLD)

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If you wish to search this state’s historic newspapers for obituaries, click on South Carolina Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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3 Comments

  1. As info: for the following links in SC:
    South Carolina, Wofford College Library Obituary Index, 1837-2008
    Southern Christian Advocate Obituary Index
    Often, if the person was a Methodist, links to the Wofford College site are records from the “Southern Christian Advocate” Methodist periodical. This couldl include BDM info from several states in the south. Some links in Ancestry.com mistakenly think that links to Southern Christian Advocate are all South Carolina. This was the case for a few of my Methodist ancestors from Georgia. I am not sure how to put this in to your lists.

  2. Why Isn’t Aiken And Barnwell SC Listed With This Obituary List Above Two Counties I’m Researching ? Just Wondering !

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