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== Resources for Documenting African-American Ancestors in South Carolina<br> ==
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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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==== Newspapers<br> ====
====== Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina<br> ======
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.<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:
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)
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>
&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 for 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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