Friday, September 25, 2009

SC Digitized Newspapers

Here is the final list of newspapers that will be digitized in this first round.

The first round of newspaper digitization will be completed by 2011. However, there will be bulk uploads before then as several items are completed. They will be featured on the Library of Congress site: Chronicling America. Detailed information about the project and a link to Chronicling America is in a previous post.

African-American Newspapers

Orangeburg Free Citizen
Missionary Record/ South Carolina Leader
Peoples Recorder/Southern Indicator
Charleston Advocate
Charleston Afro American Citizen
Charleston Free Press
Georgetown Planet
Rock Hill Messenger

Non African-American Newspapers

Charleston Daily News
Columbia Daily Phoenix (and all of its continuing titles)
Sumter Watchman, Watchman & Southron, Sumter Daily Item
Anderson Daily Intelligencer
Keowee Courier
Yorkville Enquirer
Edgefield Advertiser
Fairfield Herald, Tri-Weekly News, News and Herald
Laurens Advertiser
Orangeburg Times and Democrat
Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Sentinel-Journal, Pickens Sentinel
Greenville Mountaineer
Manning Times
Marlboro Democrat
Newberry Herald & News

The link attached to the title SC Digitized Newspapers goes to a Google map that shows where each title is located in South Carolina.

It is an exciting first step. Yes, there will be a second round of selections in the future.


Julie said...

I am so excited about finding your blog as I have ancestors in Greenville County and am looking forward to seeing these newspapers online.

I found your blog through GeneaBloggers where I recently joined as well. Great job!

Dead Librarian said...

Let me know if I can help you at all. Make sure you check my blog for the link to Greenville Public Library's online obituary indexes. They are doing a great job with indexing.

Anonymous said...

You can also find many Georgetown County newspapers online at

Ranging from the early 1800s until 1899: including the Winyah Observer, the Pee Dee Times, the True Republican, the South Carolinian, the Winyah Intelligencer, the Georgetown American and the Georgetown Union.

There are many wonderful photographs on this website as well