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Newspapers are a wonderful resource for genealogists, providing a history of our ancestors through birth, marriage and death announcements, obituaries, and other news stories pertaining to daily life in the community. Many of the surviving old newspaper issues have been microfilmed and/or abstracted, and you should check with your local genealogy and LDS libraries to see what is available and what may be ordered through interlibrary loan. Titles of published resources, where known, are shown below.

There was, so far as I know, no newspaper published in old Marion County until The Marion Star began operations in 1852. Prior to that time, notices and articles pertaining to Upper Marion (Dillon County) residents would have appeared in various newspapers. In general,

You'll also want to check church newspapers, such as the Southern Christian Advocate, neighboring county newspapers, and state-wide newspapers.


Dillon County's newspaper is:

THE DILLON HERALD
P.O. Box 1288
Dillon, SC 29536

Early issues of The Dillon Herald are available on microfilm at the Dillon County library per the following list kindly provided by Helen Moody (updated April 2003). Please note that while earliest issue and latest issue within a particular microfilm roll are shown, not every issue is included on that roll -- some issues are missing within a date span. In some cases, "missing issues" from one reel may be found on another reel.

January 1904 - 1906
March 26, 1908 - October 26, 1911
Reel # 1 - 28 January 1909 - 29 September 1910
Reel # 2 - 6 October 1910 - December 1911
October 26, 1911 - October 1, 1914
October 1, 1914 - February 3, 1916
February 10, 1916 - July 24, 1919
Reel # 3 - 3 January 1918 - December 1918
Reel # 4 - 16 January 1919 - December 1919
July 31, 1919 - April 6, 1922
Reel # 5 - 1 January 1920 - 2 December 1920
Reel # 6 - 13 January 1921 - 8 December 1921
April 13, 1922 - September 25, 1924
October 2, 1924 - December 29, 1927
Reel # 7 - 18 January 1923 - 20 December 1923
Reel # 8 - 8 January 1925 - 17 December 1925
January 5, 1928 - September 6, 1928
September 13, 1928 - December 27, 1928
January 1929 - December 1930
Reel # 9 - 5 May 1932 - 28 December 1933
Reel # 10 - 11 January 1934 - December 1934
December 27, 1934 - April 20, 1936
January 1937 - April 6, 1939
April 13, 1939 - October 5, 1939

Many thanks to Helen Moody for providing this information!


NEWSPAPER DATA ONLINE:

Extracts from Dillon County Newspapers
by Gloria Calhoun Buckle, © 2003

As many of you already know, Mrs. Buckle is the author of several volumes of extracts from Pee Dee area newspapers. Scrolling through reel after reel of microfilm to transcribe all birth, marriage, and death notices is truly a labor of love, and we are most grateful to Mrs. Buckle for permitting the display of her work here. Thank you, Gloria!

Please note that the extracts will be added in installments, so be sure to check back from time to time.


Abstracts from The Dillon Herald (Jan-Feb 1909)
by Jo Church Dickerson, © 2002


See also Dillon County obituaries.
 


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