Resources for Documenting African-Americans in South Carolina

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=== [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Resources_for_Documenting_African-Americans_in_South_Carolina#Columbia.2C.C2.A0_South_Carolina Newspapers] ===
  
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===== Beaufort County  =====
  
Many resources exist that document the lives of African-Americans, however, few people know about them.&nbsp; Visit this page often to learn about proven stategies and records which will help you document your African-American progenitors.<br>
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[http://www.sc.edu/library/digital/collections/newsouthabout.html ''The New South''] (1862-1866)&nbsp; Printed in Port Royal and later Beaufort, SC.&nbsp; Covers the period just before slavery ended and the beginning of Reconstruction.&nbsp; Images can be read online.  
  
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===== Greenville County<br> =====
  
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[http://www.greenvillelibrary.org/index.php/South-Carolina-Room/Obituary-Index.html <u>''Greenville County Library System Obituary Index''</u>]&nbsp; 1916 through 1993.<br>
  
====== Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina<br> ======
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===== Richland County  =====
  
The Richland County Public Library has The Palmetto Leader on microfilm.&nbsp; The Palmetto Leader was an African-American newspaper.&nbsp; It contains articles submitted by individuals and churches from many counties across the state.&nbsp; Only the obituaries have been indexed and the index is available online.
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====== Columbia,&nbsp; South Carolina<br> ======
  
<br> [http://hip.richland.lib.sc.us:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=N24M69G488040.381&profile=main--1&menu=search&submenu=subtab30&ts=1244692194225 Obituary Index] <br>This database contains obituary and death notice information from the Columbia, SC newspapers:
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The Richland County Public Library has <u>''The Palmetto Leader''</u>on microfilm.&nbsp;<u>''The Palmetto Leader''</u>was an African-American newspaper.&nbsp; It contains articles submitted by individuals and churches from many counties across the state.&nbsp; Only the obituaries have been indexed and the index is available online.
  
1. The State (1892-1928, 1940,1950-1955,1958-1979)<br>2. The Palmetto Leader (1925-1928, 1930, January-April 1931); Columbia's foremost African-American paper<br>
 
  
3. Obituary Index to The State for World War II servicemen killed in action (1941-1949)
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Click here to access the index: [http://hip.richland.lib.sc.us:8080/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=N24M69G488040.381&profile=main--1&menu=search&submenu=subtab30&ts=1244692194225 Obituary Index]<br>
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&nbsp;The Palmetto Leader on microfilm covers more years than are actually indexed. It is a valuable source for those who had ancestors who attended Allen University, Benedict, and those who had ancestors who were active in AME, AME Zion, or Baptist churches.&nbsp; Even information about social engagements and relatives visiting from the North was documented.&nbsp; <br>
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Newspapers

Beaufort County

The New South (1862-1866)  Printed in Port Royal and later Beaufort, SC.  Covers the period just before slavery ended and the beginning of Reconstruction.  Images can be read online.

Greenville County

Greenville County Library System Obituary Index  1916 through 1993.

Richland County
Columbia,  South Carolina

The Richland County Public Library has The Palmetto Leaderon microfilm. The Palmetto Leaderwas an African-American newspaper.  It contains articles submitted by individuals and churches from many counties across the state.  Only the obituaries have been indexed and the index is available online.