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>
''<u>The Palmetto Leader</u>'' 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. Even information about social engagements and relatives visiting from the North was documented. <br>
===== Proven Strategy: =====
Select a time period for which your ancestor lived. Search the microfilmed record of <u>''The Palmetto Leader'' </u>covering the life span of your ancestor. Look for birth marriage and death notices. Read all the articles which were generated in the county where your ancestor lived. Read the articles which give information about the church and schools your ancestor attended. Be sure to also search <u>''The State''</u> newspaper Obituary Index.