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Find Your Family History in South Carolina Newspaper Archives

As one of the original 13 colonies of the United States, South Carolina has been a highly important and influential state throughout American history. Not only was South Carolina the main port for trade throughout the southern states, but it was also a major player of the slave trade, which made this state among the most profitable and powerful during it’s establishing years. Also during this time, European immigrants found refuge in this area, which helped to increase the state’s population and diversity.

Perhaps your ancestors were involved in the American Revolution or where there when South Carolina became an official state in 1861. Or maybe you'll discover stories of them as a courageous fighter in the American Civil War.

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South Carolina Genealogy in Newspaper Archives

South Carolina newspapers captured and preserved the events, people, and daily life during key events and beyond. From early colonial years to the first battle of the Civil War, find your ancestors in the records and stories published in newspapers.

To find out more about your ancestors and find out if you have Southern roots, use our extensive database of South Carolina Newspaper Archives. Find newspapers from across the state including Charleston, Beaufort, Camden, Rock Hill, and many more.