Some South Carolina Room Resources



Free websites

South Carolina Digital Newspapers via the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America project

Anderson County Government

Anderson Independent-Mail

South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1962

South Carolina Digital Library

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of South Carolina

Topographic Maps of South Carolina, 1888-1975

South Carolina Department of Archives & History Online Records Index

DAR Genealogical Research System

City Directories of South Carolina, 1859-1922

2015 South Carolina Airport Directory and Pilot’s Guide

South Carolina Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Legal Resources

Anderson County Code of Ordinances

City of Anderson Code of Ordinances

South Carolina Code of Laws

South Carolina Case Records Search

2015 South Carolina Legislative Manual



  • Pendleton Messenger, 1807-1851
  • The Anderson Daily Mail, 1900-1971
  • The Anderson Independent, 1929-1981
  • The Anderson Independent-Mail, 1982-present
  • The Keowee Courier, 1915-1925

South Carolina Death Index, 1915-1949

US Census Records for Anderson County

SC Will Transcripts for South Carolina

Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers … from the State of South Carolina
Confederate Historian

Deeds 1790 – 1900

Wills 1790 – 1900

World War II KIA (killed in action) obituaries index. The deaths were taken from the Anderson Independent and cover the period Dec. 1941-June 1945.

Obituaries indexed from the Anderson Independent cover the following years: 1950-1953

Obituaries indexed from the Anderson Independent-Mail cover the following years:  2011-2015


R. M. Smith, The Book of the Dead

Anderson County Cemetery Surveys, Vol. 1-8

Oconee County Cemetery Surveys, Vol. 1 & 2

Pickens County Cemetery Surveys, Vol. 1-3

James Harper, The Anderson Intelligencer … births, deaths, marriages, and genealogical miscellany specifically for Anderson County … Afro-Americans. (1882-1900)

Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865

The Official Records of Union and Confederate Armies and Navies – War of the Rebellion

Family and church histories

City directories


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