==== Newspapers<br> ====
===== Beaufort County =====
[http://www.sc.edu/library/digital/collections/newsouthabout.html ''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<br> =====
[http://www.greenvillelibrary.org/index.php/South-Carolina-Room/Obituary-Index.html <u>''Greenville County Library System Obituary Index''</u>] 1916 through 1993.<br>
===== Richland County =====
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>
''<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.