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Birth

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• 1766-1901: South Carolina, Delayed Birth Records at Ancestry ($)



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• 1680s-1930s:
South Carolina Birth Collections

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South Carolina Births and Christenings, 1681-1935
South Carolina, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1766-1900
South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926



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Marriage

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• 1907-2000: South Carolina, County Marriage Records at Ancestry ($)



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• 1641-1965: South Carolina, Compiled Marriage Index at Ancestry ($)



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• 1910s-1960s:
South Carolina Death Collections

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South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965
South Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1816-1990
South Carolina, Charleston City Death Records, 1821-1926
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1915-1965: Vital Records Death Indexes at the South Carolina Department of Health



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