South Carolina Archives: 130 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from South Carolina, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online SC newspaper archives: 130 titles to help you search your family history in the “Palmetto State,” providing coverage from 1735 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online South Carolina newspaper archives!

Photo: Table Rock Mountain from Lake Oolenoy, within Table Rock State Park, Pickens County, South Carolina
Photo: Table Rock Mountain from Lake Oolenoy, within Table Rock State Park, Pickens County, South Carolina. Credit: Clemson3564; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from South Carolina in these newspapers. Our SC newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search South Carolina Newspaper Archives (1735 – 2001)

Search South Carolina Recent Obituaries (1987 – Current)

Illustration: South Carolina state flag
Illustration: South Carolina state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of South Carolina newspapers in the online archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The SC newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range* Collection
Aiken Aiken Standard 08/27/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Anderson Anderson Independent-Mail 01/14/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beaufort Beaufort Gazette 01/10/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beaufort Beaufort Today 01/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Beaufort Free South 01/10/1863 – 04/16/1864 Newspaper Archives
Belton Belton & Honea Path News-Chronicle 03/28/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bluffton Bluffton Today 07/01/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Camden Camden Gazette 04/04/1816 – 02/07/1822 Newspaper Archives
Camden Camden Journal 04/04/1840 – 04/27/1842 Newspaper Archives
Camden Southern Chronicle 03/14/1822 – 08/13/1825 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Afro-American Citizen 01/17/1900 – 01/17/1900 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Carolina Gazette 01/02/1800 – 12/31/1828 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Carolina Weekly Messenger 08/11/1807 – 11/07/1809 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston Advocate 05/11/1867 – 09/05/1868 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston Courier 01/10/1803 – 04/25/1872 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston Daily News 01/01/1873 – 04/05/1873 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston Evening Gazette 07/11/1785 – 10/18/1786 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston Mercury 03/20/1822 – 07/11/1868 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston Mercury 07/02/1860 – 12/31/1866 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston Mercury 06/04/1831 – 11/14/1868 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston Morning Post 01/18/1786 – 10/17/1787 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston News and Courier 10/06/1924 – 08/31/1979 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Charleston Spectator and Ladies Literary Portfolio 08/09/1806 – 12/05/1806 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Chronicle of Liberty, or the Republican Intelligencer 03/25/1783 – 03/25/1783 Newspaper Archives
Charleston City Gazette 11/06/1787 – 04/13/1833 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Columbian Herald 11/23/1784 – 12/17/1796 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Commercial Journal and Charleston Wholesale Prices Current 10/30/1841 – 10/15/1842 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Courier Letter-Sheet Prices Current 11/04/1833 – 10/25/1867 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Daily Evening Gazette: and Charleston Tea-Table Companion 01/10/1795 – 02/18/1795 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Daily Republican 09/22/1870 – 01/04/1871 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Echo du Sud, Moniteur Francais 06/22/1801 – 07/15/1801 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Evening Courier 07/31/1798 – 11/16/1798 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Evening Post 10/01/1894 – 12/30/1977 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Free Press 04/05/1868 – 04/11/1868 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Howard’s Prices Current 02/11/1832 – 12/29/1832 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Investigator 08/22/1812 – 02/09/1814 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Missionary Record 07/05/1873 – 07/05/1873 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Oracle 01/01/1807 – 12/08/1807 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Post and Courier 12/06/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Charleston Post and Courier 10/01/1991 – 02/29/1996 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Royal Gazette 02/09/1782 – 02/09/1782 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Royal South Carolina Gazette 06/08/1780 – 07/16/1782 Newspaper Archives
Charleston South Carolina Leader 10/07/1865 – 05/12/1866 Newspaper Archives
Charleston South-Carolina and American General Gazette 03/11/1768 – 10/01/1778 Newspaper Archives
Charleston South-Carolina Gazette 01/11/1735 – 12/29/1737 Newspaper Archives
Charleston South-Carolina Gazette and General Advertiser 03/15/1783 – 07/26/1785 Newspaper Archives
Charleston South-Carolina State-Gazette 01/01/1794 – 09/20/1802 Newspaper Archives
Charleston South-Carolina Weekly Advertiser 02/19/1783 – 04/23/1783 Newspaper Archives
Charleston South-Carolina Weekly Gazette 02/15/1783 – 01/14/1786 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Southern Evangelical Intelligencer 03/27/1819 – 12/29/1821 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Southern Patriot 01/02/1819 – 12/30/1848 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Southern Presbyterian 10/29/1859 – 10/29/1859 Newspaper Archives
Charleston State Gazette of South-Carolina 03/28/1785 – 12/31/1793 Newspaper Archives
Charleston States Rights and Free Trade Evening Post 10/31/1831 – 02/09/1832 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Strength of the People 06/24/1809 – 09/06/1810 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Telegraphe: and Charleston Daily Advertiser 03/16/1795 – 03/20/1795 Newspaper Archives
Charleston Times 10/08/1800 – 05/25/1820 Newspaper Archives
Charleston [L. Trapmann’s Price Current] 08/02/1827 – 05/11/1835 Newspaper Archives
Cheraw Cheraw Chronicle 08/23/2006 – 12/22/2015 Recent Obituaries
Cheraw Farmers’ Gazette, and Cheraw Advertiser 03/24/1841 – 03/24/1841 Newspaper Archives
Chester Chester News & Reporter 11/24/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Clemson Tiger 04/14/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Carolina Panorama 01/07/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Columbia Gazette 01/14/1794 – 12/09/1794 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Columbia Star 10/08/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Lighthouse and Informer 01/21/1950 – 01/21/1950 Newspaper Archives
Columbia People’s Recorder 01/13/1900 – 01/27/1900 Newspaper Archives
Columbia South Carolina Gazette 07/10/1792 – 09/03/1793 Newspaper Archives
Columbia South Carolina State Gazette 08/30/1799 – 06/20/1829 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Southern Indicator 02/12/1921 – 02/03/1923 Newspaper Archives
Columbia Southern Presbyterian 09/28/1876 – 09/28/1876 Newspaper Archives
Columbia State 02/18/1891 – 09/01/2001 Newspaper Archives
Columbia State 12/15/1987 – Current Recent Obituaries
Columbia Telescope 12/19/1815 – 07/08/1817 Newspaper Archives
Conway Horry Independent 04/05/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Easley Easley Progress 03/04/2009 – 01/13/2017 Recent Obituaries
Easley Powdersville Post 04/30/2008 – 01/28/2016 Recent Obituaries
Edgefield Anti-Monarchist, and South-Carolina Advertiser 09/09/1811 – 11/02/1811 Newspaper Archives
Edgefield Edgefield Advertiser 02/27/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Florence Morning News 11/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fort Mill Fort Mill Times 08/11/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gaffney Gaffney Ledger 10/29/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Georgetown Georgetown Gazette 05/08/1798 – 09/21/1816 Newspaper Archives
Georgetown Georgetown Gazette 10/18/1825 – 10/13/1826 Newspaper Archives
Georgetown Georgetown Planet 05/31/1873 – 05/31/1873 Newspaper Archives
Georgetown Georgetown Times 08/08/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Georgetown South Strand News 10/21/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Georgetown South-Carolina Independent Gazette 05/21/1791 – 09/15/1792 Newspaper Archives
Georgetown Winyaw Intelligencer 11/15/1817 – 06/27/1833 Newspaper Archives
Goose Creek Goose Creek Gazette 11/17/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greenwood Index-Journal 07/01/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Greer Greer Citizen 11/24/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hardeeville Hardeeville Today 03/19/2011 – 01/10/2015 Recent Obituaries
Hartsville Messenger 04/20/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hemingway Weekly Observer 11/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hilton Head Island Packet 10/16/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kingstree News 02/09/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake City News & Post 11/05/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lake Wylie Lake Wylie Pilot 07/21/2009 – 12/27/2016 Recent Obituaries
Lancaster Carolina Gateway 02/16/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lancaster Lancaster News 11/29/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marion Marion Star 02/27/1867 – 08/16/1876 Newspaper Archives
Marion Merchant and Farmer 08/23/1876 – 08/23/1876 Newspaper Archives
Moncks Corner Berkeley Independent 11/16/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mt. Pleasant Moultrie News 02/10/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mullins Marion Star & Mullins Enterprise 11/02/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Murrells Inlet Waccamaw Times 05/30/2014 – 10/21/2016 Recent Obituaries
Myrtle Beach Sun News 05/01/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Newberry Newberry Observer 01/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Orangeburg Times and Democrat 05/30/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pageland Pageland Progressive-Journal 01/18/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pawleys Island Coastal Observer 01/08/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pendleton Miller’s Weekly Messenger 03/20/1807 – 04/02/1841 Newspaper Archives
Pickens Pickens Sentinel 08/13/2008 – 12/01/2016 Recent Obituaries
Pickens, Easley Sentinel-Progress 01/17/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port Royal New South 03/15/1862 – 06/09/1866 Newspaper Archives
Port Royal Palmetto Herald 03/03/1864 – 12/29/1864 Newspaper Archives
Ridgeland Jasper County Sun Times 02/04/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Rock Hill Grange 01/20/1876 – 01/20/1876 Newspaper Archives
Rock Hill Herald 05/01/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seneca Journal 12/22/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Spartanburg Herald-Journal 01/04/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. George Eagle-Record 12/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Summerville Summerville Journal-Scene 11/16/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Union Union Daily Times 01/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Walterboro Dispatch 02/14/2007 – 11/10/2010 Recent Obituaries
Williamston Journal 10/31/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Winnsboro Herald Independent 04/25/2008 – 02/05/2016 Recent Obituaries
York Enquirer-Herald 08/12/2010 – 12/17/2015 Recent Obituaries
York Farmer’s Miscellany 02/10/1844 – 02/10/1844 Newspaper Archives

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