Online South Carolina Death Indexes and Obituaries
- South Carolina Death Certificates and Index, 1915-1969 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes: digitized statewide death certificates, 1915-1968; Charleston City death records, 1821-1914; Spartanburg City death records, 1895-1897 and 1903-1914; and Union City death records, 1900 and 1913-1914
- South Carolina Newspapers Obituaries Archive (recent) (copies of individual obituaries can be obtained online for a fee) includes: Anderson Independent-Mail (1/15/1998-Current); Bluffton Today (7/1/1999-Current); Charleston Post and Courier (12/6/1994-Current); Columbia State (12/15/1987-Current); Greenville News (1/2/1999-Current); Myrtle Beach Sun News (5/1/1996-Current); Rock Hill Herald (5/1/2004-Current); Spartanburg Herald-Journal (1/1/2004-Current); and about 30 more South Carolina newspapers
South Carolina Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries by County
- South Carolina Probate Search for the following counties: Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Greenwood, Jasper, Kershaw, Marlboro, Newberry, Oconee, and Saluda (also has marriage indexes for Charleston and York Counties)
- South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964 from FamilySearch; images only, not searchable by name; most are for the mid-1800s through 1930.
- South Carolina Department of Archives and History Database Search includes Will Transcripts, 1782 - circa 1855
Ordering South Carolina Vital Records
- Anderson County Library System - Local Obituary Index covers 1950-1954, 1980, and 2010-2018
- Beaufort County Obituary Index, 1862-c.1992
- Charleston County...
- Chesterfield County: Cheraw Chronicle & Chesterfield Advertiser Obituary Archive 2003-recent (not complete)
- Colleton County: The Press and Standard Newspaper Index, 1873-present Walterboro, SC
- Columbia - see Richland County below
- Dillon County: Extracts of Obituaries from the Dillon Herald 1931-recent
- Edgefield County Will Book Index 1836-1853
- Greenville County...
- Greenwood County Library Obituary Index for Greenwood, SC Newspapers work in progress
- Horry County Historical Society Records includes indexes for death records, wills, obituaries, cemeteries and more
- Lexington County Public Library Newspaper Obituary/Death Notice Index
- Lexington County Probate Court Indexes includes estate indexes 1865-1994, estate search 1995-present, and some marriage indexes (PDF files)
- Richland County...
- Spartanburg County Death Registers and Obituaries (roughly 1849-present; some years missing)
- Union County: Index of Probate Records 1782-1865
- York County Library News and Obituary Index