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PRE-1915 RESOURCES:

SOUTH CAROLINA DEATH RECORDS

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 restriction:

Archives & History Center
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223

DHEC holds certificates after the fifty-year restriction:

Vital Statistics
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
J. Marion Sims Building
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201, (803) 734-4830.


Deaths Database

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
1915-1952
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


LINKS:

  • 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.

    NOTE:
    --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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