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This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find death information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the death section of the  [[GuidedResearch:South Carolina|South Carolina Guided Research]] page.
 
This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find death information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the death section of the  [[GuidedResearch:South Carolina|South Carolina Guided Research]] page.
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=== Additional Databases and Online Resources ===
 
=== Additional Databases and Online Resources ===
*'''1890-1966:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60566 '''<u>South Carolina, Death Records</u>'''] - ($)
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*'''1600s-2017:''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/united-states-obituary-notices '''<u>United States Obituary Notices</u>'''] at FindMyPast ($)
*'''1890-1964:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6856 '''<u>South Carolina, Death Index</u>'''] - ($)
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*'''1821-1968:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8741 '''<u>South Carolina, Death Records</u>'''] at Ancestry ($)
*'''1911-1956:''' [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/famhist/Death/searchForm.cfm '''<u>State of South Carolina Death Index</u>''']  
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*'''1915-1943:''' '''<u>[https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30013/south-carolina-deaths-1915-1943?s=275764761 South Carolina, Deaths, 1915-1943'''</u>] at MyHeritage ($)
*'''1862-2014:''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535 '''<u>United States Social Security Death Index</u>''']
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*'''1935-2014:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Death Index</u>'''] at Ancestry ($)
*'''1935-2014:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Death Index</u>'''] - ($)
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*'''1936-2007:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index</u>'''] at Ancestry ($)
*'''1936-2007:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 '''<u>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index</u>'''] - ($)
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*'''1950-1952:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7591 '''<u>South Carolina, Death Index</u>'''] at Ancestry ($)
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==== Additional Records with Death Information ====
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=== Additional Records with Death Information ===
 
Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.  
 
Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.  
 
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| width="10%" | <center>[[South Carolina Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]</center>  
 
| width="10%" | <center>[[South Carolina Cemeteries|Cemetery Records]]</center>  
| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&localeSubcountryName=Idaho&collection_id=(2026973%202221801)&query=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CIdaho%22 South Carolina Cemetery FS Collections]</u></center>
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| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-states-of-america/south-dakota?recordType=2 South Carolina Cemetery FS Collections]</u></center>
| width="75%" | Tombstone inscriptions and records created when a deceased individual was interred in a cemetery.  
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| width="75%" | Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a death date.
 
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| width="10%" | <center>[[ISouth Carolina Church Records|Church Records]]</center>  
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| width="10%" | <center>[[South Carolina Church Records|Church Records]]</center>  
 
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
 
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
| width="75%" | Includes death and burial records. In order to access these records, researchers need to know the church their ancestor attended.
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| width="75%" | Church death and burial records may be available when civil death records cannot be found. To access church records, first determine the denomination.
 
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| width="10%" | <center>[[South Carolina Newspapers|Newspapers]] </center>
 
| width="10%" | <center>[[South Carolina Newspapers|Newspapers]] </center>
 
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
 
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
| width="75%" | Contain obituaries. Before the 21st century, obituaries were mostly restricted to leading members of a community or for those who died in an unusual manner. While the majority of the population did not have their own obituaries, such records often give the individual's death date.
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| width="75%" | Newspapers contain obituaries and death notices. They often include the death date and place of the deceased.
 
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| width="10%" | <center>[[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]] </center>
 
| width="10%" | <center>[[United States Obituaries|Obituaries]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&localeSubcountryName=Idaho&collection_id=(2311973%201876879%202290243%202367299%202333694)&query=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CIdaho%22 South Carolina Obituary FS Collections]</u></center>
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| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-states-of-america/south-dakota?recordType=2 South Carolina Obituary FS Collections]</u></center>
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| width="75%" | Obituaries list date and place of death for the deceased. More recent obituaries may also list other deceased family members.
 
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| width="10%" | <center>[[South Carolina Military Records|Military Records]] </center>
 
| width="10%" | <center>[[South Carolina Military Records|Military Records]] </center>
| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&localeSubcountryName=Idaho&query=%2Brecord_country%3A%22United%20States%22%20%2Brecord_subcountry%3A%22United%20States%2CIdaho%22&collection_id=(1821205%201877095%201936545%201937233%201910717%201471019%201922519%201919699%201916249%201979427%201987567%201979390%201916228%201825347%201979425%201913388%201880762%202546162%202068326%202069831%201968530%201861144%202028680%202250027%202729264) South Carolina Military FS Collections]</u></center>
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| width="15%" | <center><u>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-states-of-america/south-dakota?recordType=5 South Carolina Military FS Collections]</u></center>
| width="75%" | May include any death information for servicemen who died in service.
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| width="75%" | May include death information for servicemen.
 
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| width="10%" | <center>[[South Carolina Bible Records|Bible Records]]</center>  
 
| width="10%" | <center>[[South Carolina Bible Records|Bible Records]]</center>  
 
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
 
| width="15%" | <center>See Wiki page</center>
| width="75%" | May include dates of death.
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| width="75%" | Family Bibles may include dates and places of death for family members, however the accuracy of this information is contingent upon when the information was recorded.
 
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=== Tips for finding deaths ===
 
=== Tips for finding deaths ===
Success with finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points:
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Successfully finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:
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*Try searching with the state name only instead of by county.
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*If your ancestor's name is common, try adding more information to narrow the search.
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=== Known Record Gaps ===
 
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'''Records Published'''<br>
 
Collection coverage tables show the places and time periods of original records published. Check the coverage table for the collections you searched which did not include your ancestor. Gaps in the online collection may require searches in other records or original birth records at an archive.
 
  
*[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/ID_FRD.html County death holdings, South Carolina]
 
*[[South Carolina Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Coverage Table|South Carolina Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
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'''Records Destroyed'''<br>
[http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/record_coverage/US_counties_records_loss.html United States Counties With Records Loss] shows which counties and when the loss happened. Zoom in to the state and click on a county marked in red to see date details.
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The following counties had record loss. Click on the county for more information.<br>
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*[[Abbeville County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Abbeville County]]
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*[[Allendale County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Allendale County]]
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*[[Barnwell County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Barnwell County]]
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*[[Beaufort County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Beaufort County]]
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*[[Charleston County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Charleston County]]
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*[[Chesterfield County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Chesterfield County]]
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*[[Clarendon County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Clarendon County]]
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*[[Colleton County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Colleton County]]
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*[[Darlington County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Darlington County]]
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*[[Georgetown County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Georgetown County]]
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*[[Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Horry County]]
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*[[Kershaw County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Kershaw County]]
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*[[Lancaster County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Lancaster County]]
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*[[Lexington County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Lexington County]]
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*[[Newberry County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Newberry County]]
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*[[Orangeburg County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Orangeburg County]]
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*[[Richland County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Richland County]]
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*[[Sumter County, South Carolina Genealogy#Record Loss|Sumter County]]
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Latest revision as of 01:28, 18 February 2021

How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Why Can't I Find the Record - South Carolina Deaths


This page will give you additional guidance and resources to find death information for your ancestor. Use this page after first completing the death section of the South Carolina Guided Research page.

Additional Online Resources

Additional Databases and Online Resources




Substitute Records

Additional Records with Death Information

Substitute records can contain information about more than one event, and are used when records for an event are not available. Because the substitute records may not be created at the time of the event, it may contain incorrect information. Search for as many substitute records as possible to corroborate information found in substitute records to help improve accuracy.

Use these substitute records to locate death information about your ancestor:
Wiki Page
FamilySearch(FS) Collections
Why to search the records
Cemetery Records
South Carolina Cemetery FS Collections
Gravestone inscriptions and cemetery records may include a death date.
Church Records
See Wiki page
Church death and burial records may be available when civil death records cannot be found. To access church records, first determine the denomination.
Newspapers
See Wiki page
Newspapers contain obituaries and death notices. They often include the death date and place of the deceased.
Obituaries
South Carolina Obituary FS Collections
Obituaries list date and place of death for the deceased. More recent obituaries may also list other deceased family members.
Military Records
South Carolina Military FS Collections
May include death information for servicemen.
Bible Records
See Wiki page
Family Bibles may include dates and places of death for family members, however the accuracy of this information is contingent upon when the information was recorded.




Improve Searching

Tips for finding deaths

Successfully finding death records in online databases depends on a few key points. Try the following search suggestions:

  • Spelling variations. Your ancestor's name may be misspelled. Search with spelling variations for the first and last name of your ancestor.
  • Search given name. Search by given name (leave out the last name) with the approximate date of birth or death.
  • Add information. For common names, add more information to narrow the search such as approximate birth date or parent's names if known.
  • Date range. Expand the date range of the search by 5 years.
  • Search state. Search using the state name only instead of by county.




Why the Record may not Exist

Known Record Gaps

Records Start

  • 1915 Statewide Registration.



Records Destroyed
The following counties had record loss. Click on the county for more information.









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