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14 Wharfside StreetCharleston, SC 29401
Museum open 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:00 PM) Tuesday-Sunday. Closed Monday.
IAAM will challenge, illuminate, inspire and, ultimately, will move people to action.
14 Wharfside Street — Charleston, SC 29401
Dec 04, 2019
You can look up obituaries for any ancestor who passed away between 1862 to about 1992 in The Online Obituary Index online at the Beaufort County, South Carolina Library. The index includes the names of over 24000 people whose deaths were published in the local newspaper.
You do not need
to know all this information, but you can put in what you know about your
ancestor to narrow the results down:
You could just put in the first name and
the last name if that is all you know, but you would have to research further
to determine whether your ancestor is listed.
example, if I entered “Singleton” for the last name, these would be the results:
I would get 99 results. I would be able to
see each Singleton who passed away in Beaufort County, SC. Remember that your
ancestor would not be in here if he or she did not have an obituary published
in the Beaufort County, SC.
When you find your ancestor’s indexed obituary,
contact the Beaufort
District Collection: 843-255-6468 or [email protected] for a copy of the actual
can be a goldmine when it comes to finding out who parents where, siblings, and
who they left living.
What other records could you obtain that
would show proof of death? Probate record, funeral home record, social security
index, cemetery, and of course, death record. Let us know if you have had
success in documenting death either in Beaufort County, SC or where your
ancestor lived on Facebook.
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