Some South Carolina Room Resources



Free websites

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

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



  • 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


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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