South Carolina Archives: 252 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from South Carolina, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online SC newspaper archives: 252 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 – 2018)

Search South Carolina Recent Obituaries (1987 – Today)

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

Here is the 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AbbevilleAbbeville banner03/03/1847 – 09/29/1869250Newspaper Archives
AbbevilleAbbeville bulletin08/10/1865 – 08/31/18654Newspaper Archives
AbbevilleAbbeville messenger10/01/1884 – 02/08/1887108Newspaper Archives
AbbevilleAbbeville press11/09/1860 – 09/24/1869271Newspaper Archives
AbbevilleAbbeville press and banner10/01/1869 – 12/29/19222997Newspaper Archives
AbbevilleBanner02/18/1846 – 02/24/184735Newspaper Archives
AbbevilleIndependent press06/03/1854 – 11/02/1860305Newspaper Archives
AikenAiken Standard08/27/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AndersonAnderson Independent-Mail01/14/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AndersonAnderson daily intelligencer01/13/1914 – 05/02/1915396Newspaper Archives
AndersonAnderson intelligencer08/14/1860 – 08/08/19062162Newspaper Archives
AndersonAnderson intelligencer03/24/1914 – 03/23/191597Newspaper Archives
AndersonIntelligencer05/04/1915 – 06/30/1916272Newspaper Archives
AndersonAnderson Independent-Mail: Web Edition Articles08/27/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BambergBamberg herald07/13/1899 – 12/28/19221212Newspaper Archives
BarnwellPeople-Sentinel01/07/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BatesburgBatesburg advocate01/16/1901 – 10/27/1911260Newspaper Archives
BeaufortBeaufort Gazette01/10/2002 – 05/14/2019Recent Obituaries
BeaufortBeaufort Today01/25/2008 – 05/17/2017Recent Obituaries
BeaufortFree South01/10/1863 – 04/16/18644Newspaper Archives
BeaufortBeaufort Republican10/12/1871 – 10/16/187386Newspaper Archives
BeaufortBeaufort Republican and Sea Island chronicle05/21/1870 – 05/21/18701Newspaper Archives
BeaufortBeaufort tribune and Port Royal commercial01/04/1877 – 12/27/187752Newspaper Archives
BeaufortCrescent09/11/1879 – 09/11/18791Newspaper Archives
BeaufortFree South01/17/1863 – 11/19/186432Newspaper Archives
BeaufortPort Royal standard and commercial08/20/1874 – 12/28/187656Newspaper Archives
BeaufortTribune11/25/1874 – 12/20/1876100Newspaper Archives
BeaufortBeaufort Gazette01/02/1941 – 12/28/1950396Newspaper Archives
BeltonBelton & Honea Path News-Chronicle03/28/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BennettsvilleMarlboro democrat10/20/1911 – 10/27/19112Newspaper Archives
BennettsvilleMarlboro democrat02/25/1885 – 08/21/1908349Newspaper Archives
BlufftonBluffton Today07/01/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CamdenCamden Gazette04/04/1816 – 02/07/1822286Newspaper Archives
CamdenCamden Journal04/04/1840 – 04/27/184287Newspaper Archives
CamdenSouthern Chronicle03/14/1822 – 08/13/1825175Newspaper Archives
CamdenCamden commercial courier05/06/1837 – 06/16/183858Newspaper Archives
CamdenCamden confederate11/01/1861 – 02/08/1865141Newspaper Archives
CamdenCamden daily journal07/02/1864 – 12/29/1864139Newspaper Archives
CamdenCamden Journal01/01/1864 – 06/17/186420Newspaper Archives
CamdenCamden Journal01/23/1836 – 04/30/1861830Newspaper Archives
CamdenCamden weekly journal09/08/1865 – 07/27/186624Newspaper Archives
CamdenJournal and confederate03/10/1865 – 05/26/186519Newspaper Archives
CamdenTri-weekly journal05/29/1865 – 06/30/186514Newspaper Archives
CamdenTri-weekly journal01/02/1865 – 02/17/186510Newspaper Archives
CamdenWeekly journal07/07/1865 – 09/01/18657Newspaper Archives
CamdenCamden Journal10/05/1866 – 01/08/1891419Newspaper Archives
CharlestonPost and Courier12/06/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CharlestonAfro-American Citizen01/17/1900 – 01/17/19001Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCarolina Gazette01/02/1800 – 12/31/18281040Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCarolina Weekly Messenger08/11/1807 – 11/07/1809104Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Advocate05/11/1867 – 09/05/18682Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Courier01/10/1803 – 04/25/187215693Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Daily News01/01/1873 – 04/05/187382Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Evening Gazette07/11/1785 – 10/18/1786355Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Mercury03/20/1822 – 07/11/18682544Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Mercury07/02/1860 – 12/31/18661442Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Mercury06/04/1831 – 11/14/1868313Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Morning Post01/18/1786 – 10/17/1787456Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston News and Courier10/06/1924 – 08/31/197919959Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Spectator and Ladies Literary Portfolio08/09/1806 – 12/05/18068Newspaper Archives
CharlestonChronicle of Liberty, or the Republican Intelligencer03/25/1783 – 03/25/17831Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCity Gazette11/06/1787 – 04/13/183312654Newspaper Archives
CharlestonColumbian Herald11/23/1784 – 12/17/17961075Newspaper Archives
CharlestonDaily Evening Gazette: and Charleston Tea-Table Companion01/10/1795 – 02/18/17958Newspaper Archives
CharlestonEcho du Sud, Moniteur Francais06/22/1801 – 07/15/18019Newspaper Archives
CharlestonEvening Courier07/31/1798 – 11/16/179829Newspaper Archives
CharlestonEvening Post10/01/1894 – 12/30/197718516Newspaper Archives
CharlestonFree Press04/05/1868 – 04/11/18682Newspaper Archives
CharlestonInvestigator08/22/1812 – 02/09/1814285Newspaper Archives
CharlestonMissionary Record07/05/1873 – 07/05/18731Newspaper Archives
CharlestonOracle01/01/1807 – 12/08/1807110Newspaper Archives
CharlestonPost and Courier10/01/1991 – 02/29/19961613Newspaper Archives
CharlestonRoyal Gazette02/09/1782 – 02/09/17821Newspaper Archives
CharlestonRoyal South Carolina Gazette06/08/1780 – 07/16/17824Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouth Carolina Leader10/07/1865 – 05/12/18668Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouth-Carolina and American General Gazette03/11/1768 – 10/01/177824Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouth-Carolina Gazette01/11/1735 – 12/29/1737150Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouth-Carolina Gazette and General Advertiser03/15/1783 – 07/26/1785398Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouth-Carolina State-Gazette01/01/1794 – 09/20/18021280Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouth-Carolina Weekly Advertiser02/19/1783 – 04/23/178310Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouth-Carolina Weekly Gazette02/15/1783 – 01/14/1786266Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouthern Evangelical Intelligencer03/27/1819 – 12/29/1821122Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouthern Patriot01/02/1819 – 12/30/18487676Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouthern Presbyterian10/29/1859 – 10/29/18591Newspaper Archives
CharlestonState Gazette of South-Carolina03/28/1785 – 12/31/1793806Newspaper Archives
CharlestonStates Rights and Free Trade Evening Post10/31/1831 – 02/09/183228Newspaper Archives
CharlestonStrength of the People06/24/1809 – 09/06/181069Newspaper Archives
CharlestonTelegraphe: and Charleston Daily Advertiser03/16/1795 – 03/20/17954Newspaper Archives
CharlestonTimes10/08/1800 – 05/25/1820400Newspaper Archives
CharlestonDaily Republican09/22/1870 – 01/04/18714Newspaper Archives
Charleston[L. Trapmann’s Price Current]08/02/1827 – 05/11/18356Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCommercial Journal and Charleston Wholesale Prices Current10/30/1841 – 10/15/18425Newspaper Archives
CharlestonHoward’s Prices Current02/11/1832 – 12/29/18323Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCourier Letter-Sheet Prices Current11/04/1833 – 10/25/186764Newspaper Archives
CharlestonNBC – 2 WCBD01/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CharlestonAfro-American Citizen01/17/1900 – 01/17/19001Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Advocate02/23/1867 – 12/05/186824Newspaper Archives
CharlestonCharleston Daily News08/21/1865 – 04/05/18732135Newspaper Archives
CharlestonFree Press04/05/1868 – 04/11/18682Newspaper Archives
CharlestonMissionary Record07/05/1873 – 04/01/18762Newspaper Archives
CharlestonSouth Carolina Leader10/07/1865 – 03/23/186724Newspaper Archives
CherawCheraw Chronicle08/23/2006 – 12/22/2015Recent Obituaries
CherawFarmers’ Gazette, and Cheraw Advertiser03/24/1841 – 03/24/18411Newspaper Archives
CherawCheraw chronicle03/30/1905 – 07/06/1922208Newspaper Archives
CherawCheraw gazette and Pee Dee farmer01/05/1836 – 06/03/1857323Newspaper Archives
CherawFarmers’ gazette09/24/1844 – 01/28/18452Newspaper Archives
ChesterChester News & Reporter11/24/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChesterfieldChesterfield advertiser09/08/1892 – 12/28/1922361Newspaper Archives
ClemsonTiger04/14/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaCarolina Panorama01/07/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaColumbia Star10/08/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaState12/15/1987 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaState02/18/1891 – 12/31/201846112Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia Gazette01/14/1794 – 12/09/179412Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaLighthouse and Informer01/21/1950 – 01/21/19501Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaPeople’s Recorder01/13/1900 – 01/27/19002Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaSouth Carolina State Gazette08/30/1799 – 06/20/1829262Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaSouthern Indicator02/12/1921 – 02/03/192315Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaSouthern Presbyterian09/28/1876 – 09/28/18761Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaTelescope12/19/1815 – 07/08/181756Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia Record01/02/1909 – 03/31/198825012Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia daily phoenix05/15/1865 – 07/29/186565Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia phoenix04/10/1865 – 05/13/186530Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia phoenix03/21/1865 – 04/08/186510Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaDaily phoenix07/31/1865 – 10/02/18773053Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaPeople’s Recorder03/19/1898 – 09/11/19095Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaSouthern Indicator02/15/1913 – 08/12/192224Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaStraight-out democrat06/28/1878 – 06/28/18781Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaTri-weekly phoenix12/09/1871 – 12/09/18711Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaSouth Carolina Gazette07/10/1792 – 09/03/179317Newspaper Archives
ColumbiaColumbia Regional Business Report08/30/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ConwayHorry Independent04/05/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CountySouth Carolina Lawyers Weekly01/07/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DillonDillon herald01/28/1909 – 12/08/1921298Newspaper Archives
EasleyEasley Progress03/04/2009 – 01/13/2017Recent Obituaries
EasleyPowdersville Post04/30/2008 – 01/28/2016Recent Obituaries
EasleyEasley messenger10/12/1883 – 10/03/188452Newspaper Archives
EdgefieldEdgefield Advertiser02/27/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EdgefieldAnti-Monarchist, and South-Carolina Advertiser09/09/1811 – 11/02/18114Newspaper Archives
EdgefieldEdgefield advertiser02/18/1836 – 12/20/19223154Newspaper Archives
FlorenceMorning News11/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort MillFort Mill Times08/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fort MillFort Mill news09/02/1891 – 06/15/18922Newspaper Archives
Fort MillFort Mill times03/21/1900 – 12/21/19221097Newspaper Archives
GaffneyGaffney Ledger10/29/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GeorgetownGeorgetown Times08/08/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GeorgetownSouth Strand News10/21/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GeorgetownGeorgetown Gazette05/08/1798 – 09/21/1816224Newspaper Archives
GeorgetownGeorgetown Gazette10/18/1825 – 10/13/1826101Newspaper Archives
GeorgetownGeorgetown Planet05/31/1873 – 05/31/18731Newspaper Archives
GeorgetownSouth-Carolina Independent Gazette05/21/1791 – 09/15/17928Newspaper Archives
GeorgetownWinyaw Intelligencer11/15/1817 – 06/27/1833401Newspaper Archives
GeorgetownGeorgetown Planet05/31/1873 – 05/31/18731Newspaper Archives
Goose CreekGoose Creek Gazette11/17/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreenvilleGreenville enterprise05/19/1854 – 12/25/1872616Newspaper Archives
GreenwoodIndex-Journal07/01/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GreerGreer Citizen11/24/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HamptonHampton County Guardian01/23/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HardeevilleHardeeville Today03/19/2011 – 01/10/2015Recent Obituaries
HartsvilleMessenger04/20/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HemingwayWeekly Observer11/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hilton HeadIsland Packet10/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KingstreeNews02/09/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KingstreeCounty record04/15/1897 – 12/28/19221142Newspaper Archives
Lake CityNews & Post11/05/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake WylieLake Wylie Pilot07/21/2009 – 12/27/2016Recent Obituaries
LancasterCarolina Gateway02/16/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LancasterLancaster News11/29/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LancasterLancaster enterprise04/21/1897 – 03/16/1904439Newspaper Archives
LancasterLancaster ledger02/12/1852 – 09/30/19051661Newspaper Archives
LancasterLancaster news10/04/1905 – 03/17/1922914Newspaper Archives
LaurensLaurens advertiser08/19/1885 – 12/27/19221491Newspaper Archives
LexingtonLexington dispatch07/16/1873 – 09/20/19161025Newspaper Archives
LexingtonDispatch-news11/12/1919 – 12/27/1922112Newspaper Archives
LexingtonLexington dispatch-news06/13/1917 – 11/05/191964Newspaper Archives
ManningManning times10/07/1885 – 12/27/19221793Newspaper Archives
MarionMerchant and Farmer08/23/1876 – 08/23/18761Newspaper Archives
MarionMarion Star02/27/1867 – 08/16/18762Newspaper Archives
Moncks CornerBerkeley Independent11/16/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mt. PleasantMoultrie News02/10/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MullinsMarion Star & Mullins Enterprise11/02/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Murrells InletWaccamaw Times05/30/2014 – 10/21/2016Recent Obituaries
Myrtle BeachSun News05/01/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NewberryNewberry Observer01/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NewberryDaily herald bulletin10/22/1879 – 10/24/18793Newspaper Archives
NewberryHerald and news10/20/1903 – 12/29/19221954Newspaper Archives
NewberryNewberry herald08/30/1865 – 08/21/1884967Newspaper Archives
NewberryNewberry herald and news08/28/1884 – 10/13/19031143Newspaper Archives
NewberryNewberry weekly herald07/12/1865 – 08/23/18657Newspaper Archives
NewberryTri-weekly herald03/21/1865 – 05/31/186523Newspaper Archives
NewberryWeekly herald06/07/1865 – 07/05/18655Newspaper Archives
North AugustaNorth Augusta Today05/08/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
North AugustaStar01/18/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OrangeburgTimes and Democrat05/30/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OrangeburgFree citizen03/06/1875 – 05/27/187619Newspaper Archives
OrangeburgOrangeburg democrat01/03/1879 – 12/17/1880102Newspaper Archives
OrangeburgOrangeburg news03/09/1867 – 03/06/1875360Newspaper Archives
OrangeburgOrangeburg news and times04/03/1875 – 09/22/1877123Newspaper Archives
OrangeburgOrangeburg times10/06/1877 – 09/22/1881180Newspaper Archives
OrangeburgOrangeburg times02/14/1872 – 03/11/1875152Newspaper Archives
OrangeburgTimes and democrat04/26/1883 – 12/30/1911479Newspaper Archives
PagelandPageland Progressive-Journal01/18/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PagelandPageland journal01/13/1914 – 11/29/1922191Newspaper Archives
Pawleys IslandCoastal Observer01/08/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PendletonMiller’s Weekly Messenger03/20/1807 – 04/02/1841306Newspaper Archives
PickensPickens Sentinel08/13/2008 – 12/01/2016Recent Obituaries
PickensPeople’s journal03/12/1891 – 04/09/1903417Newspaper Archives
PickensPickens sentinel09/28/1911 – 12/28/1922462Newspaper Archives
PickensPickens sentinel03/06/1873 – 09/13/1894706Newspaper Archives
PickensPickens sentinel-journal02/25/1909 – 09/21/1911127Newspaper Archives
PickensPickens sentinel-journal04/23/1903 – 10/27/1906167Newspaper Archives
PickensSentinel-journal11/03/1906 – 02/11/1909102Newspaper Archives
Pickens, EasleySentinel-Progress01/17/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port RoyalNew South03/15/1862 – 06/09/186678Newspaper Archives
Port RoyalPalmetto Herald03/03/1864 – 12/29/186414Newspaper Archives
Port RoyalNew South03/15/1862 – 09/29/186664Newspaper Archives
Port RoyalPalmetto Herald03/17/1864 – 12/29/186416Newspaper Archives
Port RoyalPort Royal commercial and Beaufort County Republican10/23/1873 – 04/30/187427Newspaper Archives
RidgelandJasper County Sun Times02/04/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rock HillHerald05/01/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rock HillGrange01/20/1876 – 01/20/18761Newspaper Archives
Rock HillHerald01/01/1930 – 12/31/19403429Newspaper Archives
Rock HillRock Hill messenger01/26/1900 – 01/26/19001Newspaper Archives
SenecaJournal12/22/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SpartanburgHerald-Journal01/04/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SpartanburgCarolina Spartan07/17/1844 – 02/02/1917202Newspaper Archives
SpartanburgSpartanburg journal05/09/1902 – 09/06/19062Newspaper Archives
St. GeorgeEagle-Record12/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SummervilleSummerville Journal-Scene11/16/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SumterSumter banner11/06/1846 – 05/23/1855349Newspaper Archives
SumterSumter watchman01/05/1870 – 12/25/1872103Newspaper Archives
SumterWatchman and southron08/02/1881 – 12/30/19222758Newspaper Archives
UnionUnion Daily Times01/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
UnionUnion times09/07/1894 – 07/11/1918798Newspaper Archives
UnionWeekly Union times06/13/1873 – 08/31/1894454Newspaper Archives
UnionUnion daily times12/14/1918 – 12/30/1922339Newspaper Archives
UnionUnion times10/24/1917 – 03/19/19188Newspaper Archives
WalhallaKeowee courier05/18/1849 – 12/27/19222194Newspaper Archives
WalterboroDispatch02/14/2007 – 11/10/2010Recent Obituaries
WilliamstonJournal10/31/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinnsboroHerald Independent04/25/2008 – 02/05/2016Recent Obituaries
WinnsboroDaily news02/13/1865 – 02/18/18656Newspaper Archives
WinnsboroFairfield courier03/23/1865 – 03/23/18651Newspaper Archives
WinnsboroFairfield herald11/24/1849 – 10/05/1876521Newspaper Archives
WinnsboroFairfield news and herald10/05/1881 – 12/12/1900702Newspaper Archives
WinnsboroNews and herald02/01/1877 – 12/29/19001162Newspaper Archives
WinnsboroNews and herald01/04/1901 – 12/21/1922222Newspaper Archives
WinnsboroNews and herald10/12/1876 – 05/11/188124Newspaper Archives
WinnsboroTri-weekly news03/25/1865 – 08/17/1872248Newspaper Archives
YorkEnquirer-Herald08/12/2010 – 12/17/2015Recent Obituaries
YorkFarmer’s Miscellany02/10/1844 – 02/10/18441Newspaper Archives
YorkYorkville enquirer04/05/1855 – 12/29/19224524Newspaper Archives

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