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South Carolina Death Certificates


The South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1960 are can be located online.  The data, originally taken from South Carolina Death Records at the South Carolina Departent of Archives and History it consists of the following documents: certificates, registers, returns of interment, returns of death, transportation for burial forms, and physician’s certificates.  From these records you can retrieve the name of the deceased, the death date, the death place, their age at time of death, their gender, race or color, and death certificate.  


Some certificates will also provide you with the birth date, birthplace, marital status, spouse’s name, residence, occupation, parent's names, cause of death, name of informant, burial date and/or burial place.


Death records are great when determining relationships within a family tree.  

Taken from Chapter 3: Research in Birth, Death, and Cemetery Records, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Johni Cerny; edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997)


To access the South Carolina Death Records collection online visit: $


To visit a free version this digital data set, go to Family Search online.

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