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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>
[http://www.myrcpl.com/periodicals/how-find-obituaries-state-columbia-record-and-palmetto-leader#microfilm How to Find Obituaries in <u>''The State''</u>, ''<u>Columbia Record</u>'' and ''<u>Palmetto Leader</u>''] <br> &nbsp;''<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.&nbsp; Even information about social engagements and relatives visiting from the North was documented.&nbsp; <br>
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Select a time period for which your ancestor lived.&nbsp; Search the microfilmed record of <u>''The Palmetto Leader'' </u>covering the life span of your ancestor.&nbsp; Look for birth marriage and death notices.&nbsp; Read all the articles which were generated in the county where your ancestor lived.&nbsp; Read the articles which give information about the church and schools your ancestor attended.&nbsp; Be sure to also search <u>''The State''</u> newspaper Obituary Index.
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