The Newspaper Obituary Index does not include the actual texts of the obituary notices.
Search the Online Obituary Index for names included in our files. (http://beaufortcountylibrary.org/obituary-files/public/deadpeople_list.php?a=showall#)
Our collection of newspapers published in Beaufort County (SC) begins in 1862 with significant gaps. We regret that our collection does not include every issue of every newspaper title.
NOTE: This obituary index is substantially drawn from the microfilmed newspaper collection of the Beaufort County Library.
The newspaper collection includes select Beaufort County, SC based newspapers on microfilm, some captured digital newspaper titles from the 2000s, and some newspapers that exist only in hardcopy from the 1970s - to the present. The earliest issues date from 1862.
Our goal is to provide obituary indexing for all our local newspapers but the task is arduous. We rely on dedicated docents to perform the work necessary to provide full coverage. This is an ongoing project with new citations being added on an irregular basis. Contact the Beaufort District Collection Manager to volunteer as an indexer.
The Beaufort District Collection has the largest collection of materials on microfilm and has one microfilm reader/printer machine. Beaufort Branch and Hilton Head Island Branch libraries have limited materials on microfilm and microfilm reader/printer equipment. We are unable to provide microfilm services at Bluffton Branch, Lobeco Branch and St. Helena Branch libraries at this time.
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NOTE: The online
index does not include the actual text of the obituary notices.
It lists only dates and newspapers in which the notices appear.
We limit our obituary service to providing a photocopy or scan of an obituary
notice for a deceased individual as found in our local newspaper
microfilm. This is a fee based service. We do not search obituary
files of other newspapers.
July 1, 2006)
Please check our Online Obituary Index (http://beaufortcountylibrary.org/obituary-files/public/deadpeople_list.php?a=showall) for the individual's name.
Our obituary reference service fee structure has two levels based upon the degree of staff time necessary to fulfill your request:
deceased individuals listed in our Online Obituary Index:
deceased individual is listed within the current index, please indicate the citation as given in the
Online Obituary Index within your request for assistance.
Note: If you desire copies of the obituaries for more than one person within the index, contact BDC staff to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-255-6446.
there is no published obituary notice for a deceased individual
within our local newspaper microfilm. In this case, a customer
will receive a report listing the names of those deceased persons
as given in the seven subsequent issues of the local newspapers starting with the date of death provided by the customer.
Please note: A customer
must pay for the search whether or not a published obituary is
found during the staff time devoted to reading the newspaper microfilm on a customer's behalf.
for the obituary service for a person not listed in our Online
Obituary Index is ten dollars in US currency ($10.00 US). Fees
must be paid in US currency.
fee is payable upon request for the search.
Payment for each obituary search must be received before an additional obituary can be processed.
Note: If you desire staff to search in the newspapers for more than one person, contact BDC staff to discuss: email@example.com or 843-255-6446.
Orders submitted by e-mail or postal mail are preferred.
orders by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone requests can be submitted by leaving a voicemail message
at (843) 255-6468.