Death certificates were required beginning 1 January 1915 and
are restricted from the public for fifty years. The
South Carolina Department of Archives and History has the certificates from 1915 to the year before the fifty-year
Archives & History Center
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
DHEC holds certificates after the fifty-year restriction:
Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
J. Marion Sims Building
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201, (803) 734-4830.
For deaths pre-dating 1915, a date of death for your ancestor(s) must be
sought in various resources -- Bible records and family papers,
obituaries, on tombstones, in diaries and journals such as that kept by the
Rev. Simeon Campbell, and, occasionally, church records. Please explore these
alternate resources available on the Dillon and Marion web sites; the database below will
contain only information transcribed
from modern death certificates for Dillon County.
|DILLON COUNTY DEATH CERTIFICATES|
South Carolina Death Indexes 1915-1960
An index to South Carolina death certificates is online at the DHEC web site!
The data from 1915 through 1949 requires the DjVu plugin to view, and since each
index page is an image file in the DjVu format, browsing these years is a bit
slow for dial-up connections. The indexes for 1950-1960 are in "web page" format -- much
quicker to view.
--The DjVu plugin can be downloaded from the site and takes very little time
to download and install.
--These are INDEX pages, NOT the actual death certificates, but you will find name,
date of death, age at death, and county of death.
Social Security Death Index
Rootsweb no longer makes these available.
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